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TCN 2019 Fact Sheet

Idaho Conservation Corps

Position title : Forestry Recreation Technician

Deadline to apply : 05/24/2019

Type of Position : Corpsmember / Intern

Town, City, Park, etc : Saint Marie's

State / Territory : Idaho

Attachments/Supplemental Materials : IPNF-Forest-Tech.pdf

Organization/Program Description :

The Idaho Conservation Corps Internship program is an innovative AmeriCorps Program designed to provide hands on training and experience to those interested in pursuing employment with land and water resource management agencies, and other outdoor careers. The program is a cooperative effort designed to address community, environmental, and resource management projects.

Position Description :

Please note: the application deadline for this position has been extended. The expected start date will be the week of June 3, 2019.

The Idaho Conservation Corps and the St. Joe Ranger District is recruiting four Forestry Technician (Recreation) summer interns beginning May 20, 2019. The selected members will primarily maintain recreation facilities on the district and provide visitor information. The members will serve four ten hour days per week.

Job Duties :

Duties will be to clean and maintain campgrounds and other developed recreation facilities on the district with a Forest Service employee (70%). The term of service will entail site maintenance, frequent visitor contacts and information sharing. This work requires hiking/ serving outdoors with a partner and/ or independently. Service will also be accomplished at the Garnet Area. Duties here are to ensure visitors have a safe, fun, and educational experience while digging for Star Garnets (30%). Star Garnets are gems found in quantity at the Garnet area and one other place in the world, India.

Requirements :

Required Qualifications:
• Willingness to serve as part of a small team
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• A positive attitude
• Current driver’s license
• Ability to lift and carry 30lbs
• Ability to work outdoors in remote settings and inclement weather on uneven ground

Desired Qualifications:
• Experience reading maps
• Attention to detail.
• Previous experience using GPS units and other mobile devices.
• Coursework in recreation management, forestry, natural resources or related field
• A strong interest in resource management and visitor services

Benefits :

$4948 living allowance dispersed on a monthly basis, a $2,255.24 education award upon completion of the 675 hours of service. The living allowance and education award are taxable. Members are responsible for providing their own food. Service eligibility is contingent upon the results of a criminal and driving background check.

Duty/Housing Location:
Duties are performed out of the St. Joe Ranger District in Avery, Idaho. Housing is provided in bunkhouses with a common kitchen and shared bedrooms in Avery, ID. The candidate may provide their own housing, camp, or use this free forest service housing.

Contact Information :

Javier Luna
Internship Coordinator