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Western Colorado Conservation Corps

Actively Recruiting:
No

Position title :
USFS Specialty Crew Member (Herbicide or Trails)

Deadline to apply :
05/05/2020

Town, City, Park, etc :
Gunnison

State / Territory :
Colorado

Organization/Program Description :

The Western Colorado Conservation Corps offers opportunities for young adults to spend a season serving on meaningful conservation projects throughout Western Colorado. Projects may include a variety of trail construction/maintenance, fence construction/removal, invasive species removal, fire fuels reduction, habitat restoration and/or historic preservation work. Corpsmembers have the opportunity to earn up to $3,047.50, in addition to a semi-monthly stipend, from an AmeriCorps Education Award (restrictions apply). Members must not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the AmeriCorps Member Service Agreement.

Position Description :

The Western Colorado Conservation Corps in collaberation with the USFS offers opportunities for young adults to spend a season serving on meaningful conservation projects in the Gunnison area on herbicide or trail projects. Corpsmembers have the opportunity to earn up to $3,047.50, in addition to a semi-monthly stipend, from an AmeriCorps Education Award (restrictions apply). Members must not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the AmeriCorps Member Service Agreement.

Job Duties :
  • Must be willing and able to camp at least 5 nights per week, often leaving for service location on Sunday afternoon
  • Successfully complete new Corpsmember Orientation and CPR/First Aid Training
  • Complete conservation projects throughout Western Colorado
  • Must be motivated, responsible, and have a positive attitude
  • Willing to cook at camp site when necessary
  • Must participate in WCCC education program
  • Participate in WCCC wide volunteer events
  • Participate in evaluation process (number and timing of evaluations depend on length of contract)
Requirements :

Physical Requirements

  • Lifting 30-50 lbs
  • Hiking up to 8 miles per day
  • Be willing and able to run a chainsaw and use hand tools after appropriate training
  • Must be able to complete arduous work in adverse weather conditions

Qualifications

No experience necessary! However, you must:

  • Be a United states citizen or permanent resident
  • Be available full time between the dates specified on the Member Service Agreement
  • Be between the ages of 17-25
  • Able to pass a pre-service National Criminal History check (State, Sex Offender, and Federal)
Additional Benefits :
  • AmeriCorps Semi-Monthly living stipend
  • Upon sucessful completion: Education Award
  • Gear Discounts
  • And many more
Contact Information :

Tiffany Weimer

HR Manager

[email protected]