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Forestry or Trail Crew Member - Nevada Conservation Corps (Summer/Fall)

Company: The Great Basin Institute
Location: Reno
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Job Description:

The Service Experience: Spend a season or more working and camping outside at some of Nevadas premier natural areas. Serve alongside volunteers from across the country while making a lasting contribution to Nevadas 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. Provided Training and Field Experience: First Aid and CPR certification Leave No Trace (LNT) training Trail construction and maintenance training for trail crews USFS A-Feller certification for forestry crews 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. Location: Reno, NV Crew members will be assigned to serve from the Reno Field Office, and will serve and camp in the field on 4-day tours, 8-day tours, or a mixture of the two. Schedules will be dictated by project site and distance from the field station. Camping locations are provided during the work week. We will not provide housing nor sign leases, but we can help assist with identifying housing options. Limited spots may be available for placement at Great Basin National Park for the Summer. Benefits: This is an AmeriCorps position; candidates will receive a living stipend dependent on their length of service. The living stipend is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. The stipend is paid to members in bi-weekly installments throughout their term of service. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service members shall receive an additional education award also dependent on the length of service that can be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college. Living Allowance: $8,800 (approximately $680 every two weeks before taxes) Education Award: $3,047.50 Per Diem:$7.25/day spent in the field. 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. Housing Stipend: max $600 total; this is in addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $50.00 biweekly. AND MORE! Timeline: This is a 900 hour AmeriCorps position. May 18, 2020 - November 13, 2020. Start dates can be flexible. Requirements: 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. To learn more and apply, please follow the link below: http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/careers.aspx?rf=GESJ&req=2019-NCC-028

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