Description: Spend your fall working and camping outside 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, and Nevada Division of Forestry. Projects may include trail construction and maintenance, hazardous fuels reduction, and habitat restoration.
Compensation: This is an AmeriCorps position; candidates will receive a living stipend of $3,500 for the fall (or $3,835 for the extended-length contract starting 8/25). This is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. This stipend paid to members in bi-weekly installments throughout their term of service. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service members shall receive an additional education award in the amount of $1,493 that can be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.
Timeline: Service may begin either on August 25, 2014 or September 2, 2014 and ends November 24, 2014 (please be prepared to serve for entire term)
* Trail construction and maintenance
* Hazardous fuels reduction & habitat restoration
* Percentage of time spent on: labor 70%, traveling 20%, hiking 10%
* Lifting 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally
* Maintaining a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service.
* Communicating effectively with crew members, crew leaders, NCC staff and agency project staff.
* Complying with both production and quality work standards established by NCC
administration, crew supervisors and project partners.
* Camping up to seven nights in wilderness setting without formal restroom facilities or running water.
* Contributing to basic duties at the campsite including cooking, cleaning and organizing crew equipment.
* Showing respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members.
* Participating in in-field education sessions.
Work Schedule & Location: Crew members will be assigned to serve from the Reno Field Station, and will serve in the field on 4-day tours, 8-day tours, or a mixture of the two. Schedules will be dictated by project site and distance from the field station. All schedules are subject to change due to unpredictable circumstances. The NCC will help during the transition time with housing recommendations. We will not provide housing nor sign leases, but we can assist with identifying housing options.
Possible Project Site Locations:
* Carson City, Nevada
* Ely, Nevada
* Great Basin Natl Park, Nevada
The locations of service will depend on which project you are assigned to for during your term of service. Restoration crews will deploy from our Reno Field station.
Training: Members will participate in orientation from September 2, 2014 to September 5, 2014. During orientation members will receive training in technical skills related to the specific crew they are placed on. Members will also be trained in Leave-No-Trace ethics and CPR/First Aid.
Qualifications: To qualify, you must be over 17 years of age and a US citizen 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).