Washington Conservation Corps
Position title :Field Crew Member (11-month positions)
Deadline to apply :Applications accepted on rolling basis
Start Date :10/04/2021
End Date :09/08/2021
Type of Position :Corpsmember / Intern
Position Description :
Improve habitat for fish and wildlife, serve outdoors, and gain hands-on environmental skills by joining the Washington Conservation Corps! We are now recruiting AmeriCorps members on our crews statewide. With 260 field crew opportunities and an internship program, we offer a wide range of exciting, valuable opportunities in the environmental field.
Serving on a WCC crew means spending your days outdoors, in all types of weather, accomplishing projects that restore and enhance landscapes across Washington. Members serve on a crew of five AmeriCorps members, along with an experienced crew supervisor who provides training, mentorship, and development opportunities.
Daily activities could range from planting trees and shrubs, to using hand and power tools, to building trails, bridges, boardwalks, to gaining hands-on skills trainings, and more. Our field crews are located across the state, focusing on every aspect of environmental restoration and trail enhancement. From backcountry trail crews to urban restoration crews – we have an opportunity for you!
Safety measures for field activities will include continued physical distancing, wearing a mask as needed, washing hands with soap regularly, and meeting respiratory protection requirements for travel in a crew truck*. *This may include N-95, KN-95 and/or P-100 respirators, all of which require removal of facial hair for adequate fit.
Must be 18-25 years old, with exceptions for those with military service or mental or sensory disabilities. Preference is given to Washington state residents. Successful applicants will be required to verify their vaccination record or seek a medical or religious exemption for the 21-22 service term.
AmeriCorps Eligibility: U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent U.S. Resident Alien
Additional Benefits :
Members earn a semi-monthly living allowance of $1,116 and receive an AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,345 (scholarship) upon successful completion of 11-month contract (and 1700 hours). Educational loan forbearance is available. Basic healthcare offered by WCC.