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Forestry Technician

Nevada Conservation Corps
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Nevada Conservation Corps (NCC) is recruiting a small research team to assist our organization with collecting data to inform the impact NCC fuels reduction treatments have on improving fire regime condition class (FRCC) and therefore reducing wildfire risk for Nevada's public lands compared to similar sites where fuels were not treated. Our experimental design will characterize mean changes in FRCC from pre-treatment to post-treatment for project sites and for untreated comparison sites. The team will characterize fuel load conditions in treatment and comparison sites using multiple sample methods. Data collection will require visiting treatment sites around the state and will require overnight camping for up to seven nights at a time.

Service Activities

Essential Duties:
•Collecting field data using handheld GPS units;
•Camping up to seven nights in wilderness setting without formal restroom facilities or running water;
•Making a commitment of national service to our landscapes and communities;
•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;
•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;
•Percentage of time spent on: labor– 70%, traveling– 20%, hiking– 10%;
•Lifting 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally.

Community Need Addressed

reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire in Nevada

Position Outcomes

Measures that mitigate fire risk and foster forest and rangeland recovery will be addressed through crew-based services that reduce wildland fire threat through fuels reduction and habitat restoration. The primary anticipated short-term outcomes targeted by NCC program activities include reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire.

Benefits

College Credit, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

Trainings: • First Aid & CPR certification • Leave No Trace training • Applicable Sample Methodology and Data Collection Training Optional Training & Education we will provide include: • Defensive Driving Certification • Off-Road Driving Class • Resume Building Workshop • Interview Skills Workshop • Native Plant Identification • Invasive Plant Identification • GPS Unit Training • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Education Benefits

College Degree

Trainings: • First Aid & CPR certification • Leave No Trace training

Skills you will gain

• Applicable Sample Methodology and Data Collection Training with regards to fire regimes

Competencies You Will Develop
Communication
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Teamwork
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Decisions
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Tools
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Planning
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Service
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Environment
  • Length of Service 3 Months
  • Education Requirements Some College
  • Placement Team Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Federal Government Agency, Local Government Agency, State Agency other than State Service Commission
  • Weekly Training Hours 5

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