Spend six months working and camping at some of Nevadas premier natural areas. Serve alongside volunteers from across the country while making a lasting contribution to Nevadas natural heritage. Gain valuable field experience while working on habitat improvement, restoration, and recreation projects with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and local and state agencies. Provide national service with your environmental restoration efforts and work in a diverse and beautiful array of desert, mountain and alpine habitats.
This is an AmeriCorps volunteer position, and candidates will receive a living stipend of $7,000 for the six months time period. This is not an hourly wage or a salary and is paid to members bi-weekly throughout the entire contract period to assist with living expenses. Upon completion of AmeriCorps national service contract, members shall receive an additional education award in the amount of $2,775 that can be used for paying off student loans, or paying tuition or Cost of Attendance at a Title IV accredited college.
Timeline: February 17, 2014 August 14, 2014
· Trail building and rehabilitation
· Exotic species removal
· Forest thinning
· Habitat restoration
· Riparian rehabilitation
· Illegal road decommissioning
To qualify, you must be over 17 years of age and a US citizen or permanent legal resident that 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 (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two 1700-hour education awards).
· Percentage of time spent on: lifting and carrying 70%, traveling 20%, Hiking 10%
· Lift 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally
· Maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service
· Communicate with agency project staff
· Comply with both production and quality work standards established by NCC administration, crew supervisors and project partners
· Camp up to seven nights in wilderness setting without formal restroom facilities or running water
· Contribute to basic duties at the campsite including cooking, cleaning and organizing crew equipment
· Show respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members.