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Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa

Position title : Field Crew Member

Deadline to apply : 01/01/2020

Type of Position : Corpsmember / Intern

Town, City, Park, etc : Various, MN IA MO

State / Territory : Iowa,Minnesota,Missouri

Organization/Program Description :

AmeriCorps Field Crew Members and Leaders (ages 18-25) receive on-the-job training to learn natural resources management skills and put those skills into practice completing habitat restoration projects throughout the Midwest. Crews complete natural resource conservation projects such as tree planting, exotic species management, trail construction, stream bank stabilization, prescribed burning, wildland fire fighting and emergency response. Crew Members and Leaders also get the chance to work alongside conservation professionals and explore career options within the environmental field.

Position Description :

Crews of 4 or 5 AmeriCorps members participate in on-the-job training to learn natural resources management skills and put those skills into practice completing habitat restoration projects throughout the Midwest. The crew member position involves physically challenging, team-oriented AmeriCorps service. Project sites vary throughout the Midwest, including urban settings and wilderness. Service is performed exclusively outdoors and may involve camping for several days at a time. Crews complete natural resource conservation projects such as exotic species management, herbicide application, stream bank stabilization and erosion control, timber stand improvement, prescribed burning, trail construction & maintenance, tree planting, basic carpentry, wild land fire suppression and emergency response in partnership with public land management agencies such as the DNR, USFWS, NPS, SWCDs, etc. This position is led by an AmeriCorps Crew Leader and is supervised by 2 Regional Managers.

Job Duties :
  • Actively participate in on-the-job training in the proper use and maintenance of hand and power tools when starting new service tasks or using specialized tools.
  • Complete habitat restoration projects in cooperation with fellow members safely, effectively and efficiently. Natural resource conservation projects include, but are not limited to: exotic species management, herbicide application, stream bank stabilization and erosion control, timber stand improvement, prescribed burning, trail construction/maintenance, tree planting, basic carpentry, wild land fire suppression and emergency response.
  • Communicate with fellow AmeriCorps members, serving as a team to complete projects, support each other, and boost morale.
Requirements :
  • Must be a US Citizen, US National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the US
  • Must pass the National Sex Offender Public Registry and criminal history check defined as no positive hits on the NSOPW and no history of violent offenses on the criminal history check.
  • Ages 18 – 25
  • Must be able to serve effectively on a team comprised of their peers, helping fellow members achieve personal and program success through the principles of team work and service-learning
Benefits :
  • Orientation and skills training including: AmeriCorps benefits, team building and conflict resoluation, diversity, safety and risk management, power and hand tool safety and use, tool maintenance, S130 & S190 firefighter training and red card certification, Red Cross first aid and CPR, MN Safety Council defensive driving, trailer operation and safety, invasive species management, tree identification
  • Living allowance
  • Education award upon successful completion of term
  • Loan forbearance
  • Health insurance
  • Child care allowance
Contact Information :

Hollis Emery

Conservation Corps Minnesota & IA

(651) 209-9900 x23

[email protected]