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11 Feb 2019

Environment Forestry or Trail Crew Member (Summer)

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

Job Description

The Service Experience:
Spend a season or more working and camping outside at some of Nevada’s premier natural areas. Serve alongside volunteers from across the country while making a lasting contribution to Nevada’s natural resources and heritage. Gain valuable field experience while working on habitat improvement, restoration, and recreation projects with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, and many other federal and state agencies. Learn firsthand from federal employees and specialists about natural resource and conservation careers. Projects may include trail construction and maintenance, hazardous fuels reduction, and habitat restoration.

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.

Contract Timeline:
•3 month (450 hour) Americorps term from May 20, 2019 – August 16, 2019
•6 month (900 Hour) Americorps service term from May 20, 2019 – November 15, 2019
•Dates can be flexible so don’t hesitate to contact us!

Location:
•Reno, NV
•You will be based out of our Reno Field Office on 4- or 8-day “tour” schedules. Camping locations are provided during the workweek. We will not provide housing nor sign leases, but we can assist with identifying housing options.

Compensation and Benefits:
• 3 month (450 hour) AmeriCorps service term: $4,400 living stipend (approximately $700 every two weeks before taxes)
• 6 month (900 hour) AmeriCorps service term: $8,800 living stipend (approximately $700 every two weeks before taxes)
•Per Diem:$7.25/ day in field; average is $58.00 biweekly

Education Award:
• 3 month (450 hour) AmeriCorps service term: $1,566.14
• 6 month (900 hour) AmeriCorps service term: $2,960

Trainings:
• First Aid & CPR certification
• Leave No Trace training
• Trainings will be received depending on what projects your crew is assigned:
-trail construction/maintenance
-chainsaw training; USFS “A Feller” certification

Optional Training & Education we will provide include:
• Defensive Driving Certification
• Off-Road Driving Class
• Resume Building Workshop
• Interview Skills Workshop
• Native Plant Identification
• Invasive Plant Identification
• GPS Unit Training
• Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Other Benefits:
Insurance
Loan Forbearance
Interest Accrual Repayment
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Eligibility
Educational Affiliation Agreements (College Credit)

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.

How to Apply

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/Careers.aspx?rf=ADVENTUREJOBS&REQ=2019-NCC-001 or contact Recruitment Coordinator, Sarah Mendoza, at smendoza@thegreatbasininstitute.org

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Environment. Job Tags: camping, conservation, Conservation Corps, ecology, forestry, Nevada, restoration, trail, and trails.

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