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14 Feb 2018

Environment Restoration Ecology Crew Leader – Nevada Conservation Corps

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

Job Description

Challenge yourself as a leader of a 5-person crew while conducting critical conservation work in some of the Southwest’s most beautiful areas. Serve from the mountains of Nevada to the vast landscapes of the Great Basin and Mohave Deserts. The NCC is looking for experienced Crew Leaders to tackle day-to-day responsibilities of crew life.

In partnership with the Walker Basin Conservancy (WBC), as the Crew Leader for the Restoration Ecology Crew, you will lead a 5-person crew focused on the treatment and removal of Nevada listed noxious weeds in the Walker Basin Area. Herbicide application will be the primary treatment and control as well as extensive use of GPS units, Trimbles, Early Detection and Distribution Mapping Systems, and UTVs. The WBC have implemented passive restoration strategies, such as the monitoring and controlling of noxious weeds, in the hopes of infilling and the regeneration of native species to restore the land around the Walker Basin which is located in northwestern Nevada. Find out more information on the Walker Basin Conservancy here!

You will coordinate with the agency partners and collaborate with peers to see that project goals are accomplished safely and efficiently. 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.

Essential Duties:
Exemplify strong work ethic, professionalism, and sound judgment
Lead young adults on a variety of challenging conservation projects
Understand and abide by all NCC policies and procedures; ensure all safety protocols followed
Maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times; be able to boost crew morale
Effectively communicate with NCC staff, partnering agencies, peers, and crew members
Coordinate project logistics with agency partners, Crew Coordinator, and peers
Work alongside members to complete project goals
Provide clear and consistent feedback to crew members
Teach, instruct and support members in trail building, and other project/NCC specific tasks
Engage members in an active crew life
Facilitate weekly crew meetings and debriefs
Transport crew and equipment safely in NCC trucks
Manage and maintain crew gear, tools and other various NCC/agency equipment
Complete weekly reporting of accomplishments
Uphold NCC and AmeriCorps standards of work production and quality
Support and manage crew meal planning

Contact Timeline:
This is an 6-month (900 hour) AmeriCorps term and will serve from:
• April 2, 2018 to September 27, 2018

Dates are flexible so contact us with inquiries concerning start or end dates!

Reno, NV
We will not provide housing nor sign leases, but we can help assist with identifying housing options.

Compensation and Benefits:
• 6-month (900 hour) service term: $10,400 living stipend (approximately $800 every two weeks before taxes)

Education Award:
Education Award amounts are dependent on the length of your term:
•6 month (900 hour) service term :$2,907.50

Per Diem:
For every day you work in the field with us you will receive $7.25. This is in addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $58.00 biweekly. Crews typically combine per diem funds and shop/prepare meals as a team.

How to Apply

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

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