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9 Aug 2018

Environment Lakes Region Conservation Corps

Squam Lakes Association – Posted by katri Holderness, New Hampshire, United States

Job Description

The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. The Squam Lakes Association has five full-year LRCC positions (42.5 weeks) open starting on November 1, 2018. In the winter months, LRCC-SLA members maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, trek onto the ice-covered lake to monitor water quality, lead volunteer crews in the field, run engaging environmental programs and hikes, assist with developing conservation protocols and reports, and educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives. In the summer season, LRCC-SLA members scuba dive to remove invasive aquatic plants, oversee our backcountry campsites, develop environmental programs for local summer youth camps, and more! Members receive a living allowance throughout the national service program and the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of their service term. The real benefits to the LRCC members are the training and experience gained along with the location here in the beautiful Lakes Region. Depending on the season, on days off LRCC members swim, explore the White Mountain National Forest, paddle or sail, ski, snowshoe, or head out for a bike ride on quiet back roads or some of the area’s single track.

LRCC members are the driving force behind many of the conservation efforts of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. The 2018-2019 program is based out of the Squam Lakes Association with host sites at the Green Mountain Conservation Group and the Squam Lakes Association. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and certifications over a broad range of areas which ensure that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species, maintain trail networks, lead volunteer crews, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, and spearhead reports on conservation efforts. The trainings, certifications, and experiences also develop important professional skills that are applicable to future careers within any occupational and educational field.

LRCC-SLA Benefits (full-year program):
•Scuba diving certification
•Weed control diver certification
•NH Safe Boating certification
•NH Commercial boating license
•Plow Operator training
•Ice Safety training
•Wilderness First Aid & CPR certifications
•Winter Water Quality training
•Communications training
•Lake Host training
•Housing with kitchen facilities
•Living allowance: $200 weekly, distributed biweekly (before taxes)
•AmeriCorps Education Award: $5,920 upon successful completion of program (minimum of 1700 hours)
•Eligible for health insurance through the CorpsNetwork

LRCC-SLA Candidate Qualifications (full-year program):
•Must be 18 years of age by November 1, 2018
•Must be a competent swimmer
•Able to lift 50 pounds
•Able to carry and use heavy tools while hiking
•Able to hike at least 8 miles in a day
•Able to work independently and with a group
•Must be available from November 1, 2018 through August 25, 2019 (end date dependent on hours accrued)
•Must apply online
•Must pass all certification exams
•Must meet the Corporation for National Community Service’s minimum requirements:
•Must clear all required National Service Criminal History Checks
•Must be a US citizen, US national, or legal permanent resident of the US
•Must be high school graduates, GED recipients, or must be working toward attaining a high school diploma or GED during their term of service

How to Apply

All applicants MUST APPLY ONLINE at Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Applications will be accepted until September 17, 2018.

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Environment. Job Tags: #education, americorps, boats, camp, camping, conservation, environmental education, hike, hiking, invasive species, land, land conservation, scuba dive, scuba diving, trail, trail work, trails, watershed, and watershed management.

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