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Posted: 12/18/2013

Employer
Great Basin Institute
Nevada Conservation Corps

The Great Basin Institute is an interdisciplinary field studies organization that promotes environmental research, education, and conservation throughout the West. The Institute advances ecological literacy and habitat restoration through educational outreach and direct service programs.


Position
AmeriCorps Six-Month Crew Member
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Las Vegas, NV
Uni
Details
$7,000 living stipend; $2,775 AmeriCorps
 

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.

Compensation:

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

Conservation Projects:

·         Trail building and rehabilitation

·         Exotic species removal

·         Forest thinning

·         Habitat restoration

·         Riparian rehabilitation

·         Illegal road decommissioning

Qualifications:

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).

Essential Duties:

·         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.

OPen until
01/27/2014

How to apply
Step 1: Click here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=52894 Step 2: Click “Apply” then register. Step 3: Once registered login and complete the application. Step 4: Click the “Search Listings” link and search for program name: Nevada Conservation Corps Step 5: Click on the appropriate position title, then hit the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of the listing. Step 6: Please be sure to submit professional references only. Professional references can include past or current job supervisors or volunteer supervisors, academic instructors, or counselors. Step 7: Submit a cover letter stating why you are interested in a position with the NCC program and what you hope to gain from the experience to Genevieve Parker at gparker@gbinstitute.org. Upon receipt, a representative from the NCC program will contact you for the next steps in the application process. Please direct all questions regarding the application process to Genevieve. These AmeriCorps positions are made possible by a generous grant from Nevada Volunteers. This program prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Genevieve Parker
Phone: 7756745479
Fax: 7756745499
ADDRESS
16750 Mt. Rose Hwy.
Ste. 101
Reno, NV 89511
Uni

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