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Conservation Corps North Carolina

Position title : Crew Member

Deadline to apply : 03/01/2020

Type of Position : Corpsmember / Intern

Town, City, Park, etc : Camp Slocam near Durham

State / Territory : North Carolina

Organization/Program Description :

The mission of the Conservation Corps North Carolina (CCNC) is to empower young adults through meaningful outdoor work that benefits North Carolina’s land and water and creates healthy communities.

CCNC is a program of Conservation Legacy that partners with ACC and public land managers in North Carolina.

CCNC engages motivated young adults (ages 16-27) to complete challenging and impactful conservation service projects throughout the region. Projects may include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazard fuel reduction, and ecological restoration.  Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs, including disaster relief if the opportunity arises.

Position Description :

This is an exciting opportunity to work on an AmeriCorps conservation crew with the Conservation Corps North Carolina. The crew will partner with local public land managers to accomplish meaningful projects to improve, restore and protect North Carolina’s land and water. The crew schedule and project schedule may vary depending upon project partner needs. Meals are provided while in the field.

The crew will understand the value of hard work, the contributions their work will make to public lands, and the need to focus on safety and excellence in all aspects of the project.

Job Duties :

Meet AmeriCorps expectations as a crew member; perform chainsaw work with an unwavering commitment to safety in every aspect of the crew’s work; perform heavy manual labor related to environmental conservation and restoration projects; work long days outdoors in all types of weather; apply new environmental conservation and restoration knowledge and outdoor living skills to all outdoor settings and work projects; actively participate in environmental education activities; support the creation of a positive team environment that nurtures personal growth; practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned; use, maintain and repair hand and power tools as necessary.

Requirements :

You must be between the ages of 18 and 27 and a US citizen who 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • North Carolina resident
  • OR current student or recent graduate of North Carolina based high school/college/university
  • Comfortable living and working outdoors
Benefits :

$300/week + $1,289.95 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion

Contact Information :

Feel free to contact [email protected] with questions or inquiries

To Apply follow the link to our job postings or go to the website appalachiancc.org