Under the mentorship of Nevada Conservation Corps members, the NCC Summer Youth Restoration Team will build and maintain recreational trails in the Carson Valley and eastern Sierra front. This collaborative trail work will reduce erosion and sedimentation, protect wildlife habitat through the rerouting of poorly located trails, and encourage a culture of more responsible trail use.
Working and living in small crews on local conservation projects will help youth develop skills in environmental restoration work, wilderness first-aid training, leave-no-trace camping, and leadership. Those who serve a summer on a Conservation Crew and successfully manage the work, challenge, and fun are sure to gain a competitive edge for future jobs and college admissions.
Many Nevada Conservation Corps members go on to pursue careers or further education in conservation and resource management. We are confident that high school youth who complete this summer program will, likewise, be inspired to pursue post-secondary education and/or careers in environmental conservation.
This is an AmeriCorps position, and candidates will receive a living stipend of $2,500 for the summer. This is not an hourly wage or a salary and is paid to members every other week throughout the term. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service members shall receive an additional education award in the amount of $1,175 that can be used for paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.
Timeline: June 10, 2013 August 8, 2013
Trail building and rehabilitation
Percentage of time spent on: lifting and carrying 40%, traveling 20%, Hiking 40%
Lift 25lbs continuously and 30lbs occasionally
Maintaining a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service;
Communicating effectively with crew members and NCC crew leaders;
Complying with both production and quality work standards established by NCC
administration, crew leaders and project partners;
Contributing to basic duties at the campsite including cooking, cleaning and organizing crew equipment.
Work Schedule: Crew members serve in the field on either a 4-day-on, 3-day-off or 8-day-on, 6-day-off schedule with the standard work day being 10 hours in length.
Members will participate in orientation from June 10, 2013 to June 15, 2013, where they will receive training in technical skills related to their crew projects. Members will also be trained in leave-no-trace ethics, CPR/First Aid.
Members will be based out of the NCC Reno, NV field station located on Mt. Rose Hwy and will be required to report to the University of Nevada Renos Redfield Campus located at the corner of Mt. Rose Hwy and US 395 every Monday morning at 6:30am. Members will return to the Redfield Campus on Thursday or Monday afternoons at 4:30pm depending on crew schedule and will camp during the work tour.
To qualify, you must be 17 19 years of age and a US citizen or permanent US resident. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.