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14 Feb 2018

Environment Field Supervisor – Nevada Conservation Corps

Great Basin Institute | Nevada Conservation Corps – Posted by Recrutiment Reno, Nevada, United States

Job Description

Do you have previous experience leading Conservation Corps Field Crews? Do you have an unwavering dedication and willingness to put the needs of your crew member’s first? If you can demonstrate a wealth of knowledge in the technical skills required to implement conservation projects, have a proven track record leading high functioning field teams, as well as a commitment to being a continual resource to our crew members, then we want you to be an asset to our leadership team.

You will be asked to supervise up to nine AmeriCorps Volunteers while building trail, running chainsaws, or performing other restoration projects on public lands in some of Nevada’s most beautiful locales. You will coordinate with GBI staff, agency partners, and collaborate with peers to see that project goals are accomplished safely and efficiently. Based on your specific project you will be camped in the field with your crew on either 4-day or 8-day “tours” often in primitive and remote locations, and will be responsible for facilitating a healthy and cohesive community within your crew.

NCC projects vary from season to season, and crew to crew. Overall NCC crews have completed everything from invasive species removal, hazardous forest fuels reduction, trail construction, fencing, biological surveys, native species planting, riparian restoration, trash removal, illegal track decommissioning, nursery work, seeding, and herbicide application. These projects are accomplished through cooperative agreements with project partners at the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation among many other local, county, state, private, and nonprofit organizations.

Contract Timeline:
Nevada Conservation Corps is recruiting for Field Supervisors on a rolling basis, and can be somewhat flexible with start and end dates.

Ideally we are looking to start the Field Supervisor on 2/12/18 for training, as the crews will be starting on 2/19/18.

You will be based out of the Las Vegas Field Station or Reno Office depending on project.

Note: Housing and transportation during off days is not provided by the Nevada Conservation Corps and will be your sole responsibility. We highly recommend you have your own personal vehicle with you.

Compensation and Benefits:
Field Supervisors receive a biweekly salary of $1040.

Affordable Care Act Compliant Health, Dental and Vision Insurance will be completely paid for by the Great Basin Institute at no cost to you and will be available upon your first day of employment.

Job Qualifications:
General Qualifications:
• Maintaining a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service.
• Showing respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members.
• Participating in in-field education sessions, presentations and crew meetings.
• Participate in Service Day events outside of regular work schedule.

Leadership Qualifications:
• Clean driving record (must qualify to drive GBI Vehicles)
• Current driver’s license
• A willingness and desire to lead
• Experience working within a Conservation or Youth Corps
• Previous experience camping/backpacking in remote locations.
• Previous experience constructing recreational trails
• Previous experience felling trees using chainsaw and/or crosscut
• Strong critical thinking skills and creativity.
• Possessing the confidence and ability to make decisions quickly and under pressure
• Receptive to feedback from superiors, peers, and subordinates.
• Ability to establish and maintain a positive workplace culture and camp life experience.

Physical Qualifications:
• Ability to work for 10.5 hours a day and to contribute to post-work day tasks and chores.
• Ability to hike up to 10 miles a day with heavy backpacks
• Ability to carry 25 pounds continuously and 50 pounds occasionally.
• Ability to camp up to seven consecutive nights in primitive locations without access to running water and restrooms, all while in an all possible weather conditions. Assisting in food preparation, planning, and clean up.
• Ability to effectively operate machinery and tools while following production and quality standards set by the Nevada Conservation Corps.
• Follow strict safety protocol and maintain personal safety of self and others.

How to Apply

Please apply through our Applicant tracking system on the application hosted on the Great Basin Institute Website Employment Page. Click on the “New Applicant? Apply Now” button at the bottom of the page. If you have applied to a positions before at the Great Basin Institute, scroll to the top of the application and click on the link "Returning Applicant? Login Now". Please upload a resume and cover letter describing your motivations on why you want to work on environmental restoration projects and commit to a term of service as an AmeriCorps volunteer.

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Environment. Job Tags: camping, conservation, forestry, leadership, restoration ecology, teamwork, and trails.

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