Motorized Trail Maintenance Crew Member: Nevada

The Great Basin Institute
Reno, NV
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
•3-month service contract, or 13 weeks for a 450 hour service term: $3,500 living stipend + $1,527.45 education award
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Challenge yourself as a member of a 5-person crew while partnering with the US Forest Service Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Mountain City and Ruby Mountains-Jarbidge Ranger District Office conducting critical maintenance along one of the district's most important motorized routes just west of the Jarbidge Wilderness.

Maintenance tasks will include brushing the road corridor back to USFS maintenance standards for a Class 2 road; brushing public campground pull outs located along the road corridor; improving water drainage flow patterns across the road surface to prevent erosion and standing water; cleaning out culverts to improve water flow; minor road tread repair; inventorying locations requiring major tread repair (i.e. mechanical grading) for US Forest Service road crew support; installing route identification markers; and the treatment and mapping of invasive plant species located along the Bruneau road corridor. This crew will be based in Reno, NV and travel to the project site on 8-day “tours”, requiring camping in primitive and remote locations within the project area.

Essential Duties:
•Exemplify strong work ethic, professionalism, and sound judgment
•Understand and abide by all NCC policies and procedures; follow all safety protocols
•Maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times;
•Effectively communicate with NCC staff, partnering agencies, and peer crew members

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Required 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
Christopher Sanders
Contact Phone
717 216 0267
Contact eMail
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