From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bridget Walden
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 12:22 PM
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] 2011-2012 Year-Round Crew Member
Spend a year working and camping at some of Nevada's premier natural areas.
Serve alongside international volunteers and volunteers from across the
country while making a lasting contribution to Nevada's natural
heritage.Gain valuable field experience while working on habitat
improvement, restoration, and recreation projects with the U.S. Forest
Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and local and
state agencies. Provide national service with your environmental restoration
efforts and work all over the state in a diverse and beautiful array of
desert, mountain and alpine habitats.
This is an AmeriCorps volunteer position, and candidates will receive a
living stipend of $14,000 for the year. This is not an hourly wage or a
salary and is paid to members bi-weekly throughout the entire year to assist
with living expenses. Upon completion of AmeriCorps national service
contract, members shall receive an additional education award in the amount
of $5,350 that can be used for paying off student loans, or paying tuition
for a Title IV accredited college.
Timeline: August 22, 2011 - August 16, 2012
Trail building and rehabilitation
Exotic species removal
Illegal road decommissioning
To qualify, you must be over 17 years of age and a US citizen that has
received a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are
conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex
Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be
eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a
lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards).
- Percentage of time spent on: lifting an carrying- 70%, traveling- 20%,
- Lift 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally
- Maintaining a positive and professional attitude at all times while
- Communicating with agency project staff
- Complying with both production and quality work standards established by
NCC administration, crew supervisors and project partners
- Camping up to seven nights in wilderness setting without formal restroom
facilities and running water
- Contributing to basic duties at the campsite including cooking, cleaning
and organizing crew equipment
Schedules will be dictated by project site and the distance between the
field station. Many crews will be assigned to several projects throughout
the season, therefore there may be a mixture of both 4 and 8 day tours.
All schedules are subject to change due to unpredictable circumstances.
The locations of service will depend on where you start your term of
service. Due to the seasonal nature of field work in Nevada you may be
required to relocate more than once during the term. Teams will begin
service in Southern Nevada based in Las Vegas and will remain there until
the end of April when they will be given the option to continue serving in
the Las Vegas area or relocate to our Reno, NV field station for the summer
months. The NCC will help during the transition time with housing
recommendations. We will not provide housing nor sign leases, but we can
assist with identifying housing options.
Members will attend a 6-day orientation session (August 22-August 27) where
they will receive training in chainsaw use, trail building, leave-no- trace
ethics, and CPR/First Aid.
Possible Project Site Locations:
Lake Tahoe, Great Basin National Park, Spring Mountains NRA, Lake Mead NRA,
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, and Death Valley National Park.
Step 1: Click here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?
Step 2: Click "Apply" then register.
Step 3: Once registered login and complete the application.
Step 4: Click the "Search Listings" link and search for program name:
Nevada Conservation Corps
Step 5: Click on the appropriate position title, then hit the "Apply Now"
button at the bottom of the listing.
Please direct all questions regarding the application process to Bridget
Walden at [log in to unmask]
These AmeriCorps positions are made possible by a generous grant from Nevada
Volunteers. This program prohibits discrimination on the basis of race,
religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability.
Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.