Tahoe Basin Youth Conservation Team Crew Member

Great Basin Institute
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Living Allowance: $1,450 biweekly. Education Award: $1,374.60.
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Description: The Great Basin Institute (GBI), in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU), is recruiting (6) crew member to serve as part of the Tahoe Basin Generation Green program. The job is physically arduous with work being done outdoors every day. Crews may be assigned to a variety of projects throughout the season. Project Activities may include historic site maintenance, trail restoration, noxious weed removal, recreation site maintenance, and engaging with the public. There will be two backpacking trips. While on tour, you will camp at the project site, sharing in campsite responsibilities, cooking meals with fellow crew members, and participating in group discussions and learning activities. This shared responsibility and crew bonding is an important part of crew member development strategy and has contributed not only to the success of the program, but also to the formation of friendships and a passion for conservation that lasts long after members finish their service. Crew members will be responsible for self-transport to and from their assigned base station, but once there, Crew Leaders will provide transportation to project sites in program vehicles. Worksites are often in remote places that do not have running water or toilet facilities. Members may be engaged in some or all of the following duties: • Utilize hand tools or other necessary equipment to perform trail construction and maintenance on identified project sites; • Utilize handsaws and loppers to perform hazardous fuels reduction & habitat restoration. • Perform tasks associated with Exotic & invasive species removal, native plantings, and riparian restoration • Using hand tools to perform tasks associated with illegal road decommissioning, fence/barrier construction or decommissioning • Adhere to all AmeriCorps, GBI, and agency sponsor policies while on project sites or at camp locations • Maintaining a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service. • Communicating effectively with crew members, GBI staff and agency project staff. • Complying with both production and quality standards established by GBI administration, crew supervisors and project partners. • Contributing to basic duties at the campsite including cooking, cleaning and organizing crew equipment. • Show respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members. • Participating in in-field education sessions. Contract Timeline: • 8-week appointment [starting June 26th, 2023] • Full time, 40 hr/week: Monday-Friday 8 AM – 430 PM (some weekends may be required) Any direct inquiries or questions can be relayed to director of the Generation Green Program - Adilene Negrete (adilene.negrete@usda.gov) Location: The Tahoe Youth Conservation Team will be based out of the Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe. Project work will take place throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin. Compensation and Benefits: • Total Living Allowance: up to $6,000.00 (Approximately $1,450 biweekly before taxes) • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,374.60 (Upon successful completion, the award may be used for past, present or future educational expenses, including payment of qualifying federal student loans and Title IV accredited college tuition.) • Medical, dental, and vision insurance available at no cost • Housing may be provided in the South Lake region
• 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; • Knowledge of western ecosystems and tree species desirable; • Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals and communicate effectively; and • Interest in the mission of and services offered by the U.S. Forest Service; • Ability to learn back country skills and become comfortable camping in remote backcountry settings for multiple nights at a time; • Possess a valid, clean, state-issued driver’s license with the ability to operate a 4WD vehicle on or off paved roads; and • 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.
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