The Great Basin Institute (GBI), in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU), is recruiting 1 crew leader to serve as part of the Tahoe Basin Youth Conservation Team, which will work in coordination with the Generation Green of Lake Tahoe Program. The job is physically arduous with work being done outdoors every day. Job responsibilities include historic site maintenance, trail work within the site, raking pine needles, noxious weed removal, recreation site maintenance, and talking to the public about the area. The job requires the use of safety equipment such as gloves, goggles, and hardhats. Technicians will be expected to conduct duties in a safe and orderly manner so as not to endanger self, fellow workers, or property with which entrusted.
As a crew leader, the successful candidate will lead several crew members to accomplish the work needed. Crew leader will work with FS staff and volunteers to determine work projects. Crew leader will be responsible for the methods and procedures and safe work practices necessary to carry out job responsibilities. Technician will follow specific oral and written instructions in order to complete tasks assigned by Forest Service and GBI personnel. Technicians will work hard to ensure the timely accomplishment of assigned tasks in accordance with established priorities, methods, and deadlines.
Timeline & Compensation:
• 8-week appointment beginning June 25, 2018 (or upon earliest availability)
• Living allowance: $4,339.20
• AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,230.69
The Team Lead will be based in South Lake Tahoe, CA and will report to the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Supervisor’s Office.
o Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, and otherwise maintain good physical condition;
o Knowledge of western ecosystems and tree species desirable;
o Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals and communicate effectively; and
o Interest in the mission of and services offered by the U.S. Forest Service;
o Possess a valid, clean, state-issued driver’s license with the ability to operate a 4WD vehicle on or off paved roads; and
o Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards), (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.
How to Apply:
Qualified and interested applicants can apply directly through our online portal
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This AmeriCorps position is made possible by a generous grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service.