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7 Aug 2017

Environment Nevada Conservation Corps Field Supervisor

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Job Description

Have you previously lead Conservation Corps Crews? Do you have an unwavering dedication and willingness to put the needs of your crew member’s first including being on call twenty four hours a day for up to eight days? The Field Supervisor position is great for previous crew leaders who may have run out of available AmeriCorps terms, but still desire to continue to lead conservation corps crews. If you can demonstrate a wealth of knowledge in leadership and a commitment to being a continual resource to our crew members, then we want you to be an asset to our leadership team.
The Nevada Conservation Corps, a program within the Great Basin Institute, launched in 1999 with the goal of promoting ecological literacy through conservation service. With our AmeriCorps grant we have been able to provide that experience to thousands of members. Eighteen years later we are one of the largest and most successful conservation corps in the West. After completing a term of service with us, you will be joining the ranks of our alumni network that collectively have achieved so much for our public lands and our environment. Many have continued on to work for our federal agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, National Park System, among many other state, local, county and non-profit agencies.
We intentionally structure your term with us to teach you sought after field skills and cater your experience to your chosen career path. Whether that path may be in wildland firefighting, monitoring, wilderness, recreation, cultural, leading crews, etc. At the Great Basin Institute we are always looking to recruit from within the organization and if you can demonstrate a sound work ethic, initiative and a commitment to learn, we will be directly connecting you with staff and recruiters from the various other programs within GBI.
The projects in Nevada are split between the northern and southern parts of the state. Come summer we move the majority of our operations up north to escape the 120 degree heat, only to move everything back down before the snow starts to stick in the winter.

The 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.

The Nevada Conservation Corps hosts the largest number of AmeriCorps Volunteers in Nevada. AmeriCorps, a division of the Corporation for National and Community Service, was created in 1993, but incorporated longer standing programs such as Volunteers in Service to America which has existed since 1965. All our currently serving NCC members are on one of two AmeriCorps State and National Grants that the Great Basin Institute manages.

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

You will be based out of a field station:
Reno Field Station
(UNR Redfield Campus Parking Lot)
18600 Wedge Parkway Reno, NV 89511 [?]

Las Vegas Field Station
11795 S. Rainbow Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Great Basin National Park Field Station
100 Great Basin National Park
Baker, NV 89311

Main Office:
Great Basin Institute Headquarters
(Mailing address)
16750 Mt. Rose Highway Reno, NV 89511 [?]

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 at no cost to you by the Great Basin Institute.

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.

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Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Environment.

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