Latinx Desert Resource Crew Member, California

Agency
The Great Basin Institute
Location
Twentynine Palms, CA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
Living Allowance: approximately $800 every two weeks before taxes •Education Award: $3,172.50 •Per Diem:$15/day spent in the field. This is in addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $120.00 biweekly. Crews typically combine per diem funds and shop/prepare meals as a team. •Housing Stipend: In addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $100.00 biweekly. •TOTAL COMPENSATION BIWEEKLY: $1020 (pre-tax)
Last Date to Apply
09/23/2022
Website
https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/Careers.aspx?req=2022-NCC-030&type=JOBDESCR
Description
The Nevada Conservation Corps is seeking five (5) AmeriCorps members to serve on the Latinx Desert Resource Crew based in Joshua Tree National Park. This crew will have the opportunity to gain various perspectives, technical and leadership skills, and experiences while supporting different conservation projects at the Park. Projects will include management of cultural resources, trails/recreation, and wildlife as well as projects with educational outreach/interpretation. Our core purpose is to provide opportunities for young Latinx adults interested in conservation careers to gain valuable skills and experience success. We believe diversity is a key source of strength for our community, and we strive to create a safe and empowering environment for all participants. Additional Trainings and Benefits: Wilderness First Aid Certification Public Lands Corps Act non-competitive hiring authority – must be age 18-30 at time of position and meet minimum 640 hours in order to be eligible Typical work days are 10 hours long from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Schedules (4- or 8-day tours) will be dictated by project site. All schedules are subject to change due to unpredictable circumstances. Camping locations are often in "front country" settings where there is ready access to crew vehicles, however members often camp in undeveloped sites without access to water or restroom facilities where members practice Leave No Trace techniques for camp etiquette. Members may also camp in backcountry settings where a base-camp is established several miles from vehicles in remote locations. As an employee of Great Basin Institute’s Nevada Conservation Corps Program (NCC) program, the Employee is expected to satisfactorily complete the following tasks: Adherence to the rules and regulations specified in the Nevada Conservation Corps Crew Member Handbook; Adhere to daily/weekly work schedules that are subject to change in response to project needs; Maintain a positive and professional attitude while working on challenging and diverse Essential Duties: Building and maintaining trails, restoring and improving wildlife habitat, and reducing hazardous fuels in our forests and public lands; Camping up to seven nights in wilderness setting without formal restroom facilities or running water; Making a commitment of national service to our landscapes and communities; Maintaining a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service; Communicating effectively with crew members, crew leaders, NCC staff and agency project staff; Complying with both production and quality work standards established by NCC Administration, crew supervisors and project partners; Contributing to basic duties at the campsite including cooking, cleaning and organizing crew equipment; Showing respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members; Participating in in-field education sessions; Percentage of time spent on: labor– 70%, traveling– 20%, hiking– 10%; Lifting 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally. Make sure to check the Nevada Conservation Corps overview page here. Contract Timeline: Location: Joshua Tree National Park Based out of our Las Vegas office Compensation and Benefits: This is an AmeriCorps position; candidates will receive a living allowance dependent on their length of service. The living allowance is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. The allowance is paid to members in biweekly installments throughout their term of service. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service members shall receive an additional education award also dependent on the length of service that can be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college. •Living Allowance: approximately $800 every two weeks before taxes •Education Award: $3,172.50 •Per Diem:$15/day spent in the field. This is in addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $120.00 biweekly. Crews typically combine per diem funds and shop/prepare meals as a team. •Housing Stipend: In addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $100.00 biweekly. •TOTAL COMPENSATION BIWEEKLY: $1020 (pre-tax) •Insurance: Limited Health, Dental and Vision Insurance will be completely paid for at no cost to you by the Great Basin Institute. •Student Loan Forbearance: If you are currently paying on any federal student loans you have the option to put those loans into forbearance during your time as an AmeriCorps volunteer, that will allow you to cease payments while serving. •Interest Accrual Repayment: As AmeriCorps alum, you are eligible to have the National Service Trust pay all or a portion of the interest that accumulated on your qualified student loan(s) during your term of service. These payments are made in addition to the Education Award, and are not deducted from your Education Award balance. To be eligible to have accrued interest paid: The loan must have been placed in forbearance for the service period, and you must have successfully completed a term of service and received an Education Award. •Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Eligibility: AmeriCorps Volunteers qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Nevada Conservation Corps will provide you documentation in proving that you qualify for SNAP. •Educational Affiliation Agreements (College Credit): The Nevada Conservation Corps will take part in Affiliation Agreements with your university in order to allow you to receive college credit hours for your term of service. Job Qualifications: •Must maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service. •Be able to communicate effectively with members, crew leaders, NCC staff, and project partners. •Possess the willingness and ability to work and camp up to seven nights in a row, in a wilderness setting, in all weather conditions, without formal restroom facilities or running water. •Be able to lift 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally •Be at least 17 years of age •Be a US citizen •Must possess a high school diploma or GED •Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards). •All position offers are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.
Qualifications
Must maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service. •Be able to communicate effectively with members, crew leaders, NCC staff, and project partners. •Possess the willingness and ability to work and camp up to seven nights in a row, in a wilderness setting, in all weather conditions, without formal restroom facilities or running water. •Be able to lift 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally •Be at least 17 years of age •Be a US citizen •Must possess a high school diploma or GED •Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards). •All position offers are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.
Contact Person
Sara Monks
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