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Mountain Bike Trail Crew Member

Actively Recruiting

Openings

15 currently recruiting

Service Dates

September 23, 2019 - December 20, 2019

Application Window

June 5, 2019 - September 20, 2019

Location

  • Las Vegas, NV

Contact Information

Sarah Mendoza
(973) 968-9484
smendoza@thegreatbasininstitute.org

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Description

Challenge yourself as a member of a Nevada Conservation Corps Trail Crew while constructing and maintaining a new mountain bike trail system at Kershaw-Ryan State Park located in Caliente, Nevada.

Come spend a season or more working and camping outside at some of Nevada’s premier natural areas. Serve alongside volunteers from across the country while making a lasting contribution to Nevada’s natural resources and heritage. Gain valuable field experience while working on habitat improvement, restoration, and recreation projects with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, and many other federal and state agencies. Learn firsthand from federal employees and specialists about natural resource and conservation careers. Projects may include trail construction and maintenance, hazardous fuels reduction, and habitat restoration.

Essential Duties:
•Building and maintaining recreational trails, aiding in Southern Nevada wildlife habitation restoration
•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.

Challenge yourself as a member of a Nevada Conservation Corps Trail Crew while constructing and maintaining a new mountain bike trail system at Kershaw-Ryan State Park located in Caliente, Nevada.

Come spend a season or more working and camping outside at some of Nevada’s premier natural areas. Serve alongside volunteers from across the country while making a lasting contribution to Nevada’s natural resources and heritage. Gain valuable field experience while working on habitat improvement, restoration, and recreation projects with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, and many other federal and state agencies. Learn firsthand from federal employees and specialists about natural resource and conservation careers. Projects may include trail construction and maintenance, hazardous fuels reduction, and habitat restoration.

Essential Duties:
•Building and maintaining recreational trails, aiding in Southern Nevada wildlife habitation restoration
•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.
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Living Allowance

$1400 - $1400 monthly

Benefits

College Credit, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

When in the field members will receive a daily per diem of $7.25 to purchase food. Provided Trainings: • First Aid & CPR certification • Leave No Trace training • Trainings will be received depending on what projects your crew is assigned: -trail construction/maintenance -chainsaw training; USFS "A Feller" certification 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) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Eligibility: AmeriCorps Volunteers qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Nevada Conservation Corps will provide you documentation in proving that you qualify for SNAP.

Education Requirements

GED

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

•Must maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service.
•Be able to communicate effectively with members, crew leaders, NCC staff, and project partners.
•Possess the willingness and ability to work and camp up to seven nights in a row, in a wilderness setting, in all weather conditions, without formal restroom facilities or running water.
•Be able to lift 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally
•Be at least 17 years of age
•Be a US citizen
•Must possess a high school diploma or GED
•Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards).
•All position offers are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Environment

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Rural, Wilderness

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Outdoor

Placement

Team Placement

Service Setting

Federal Government Agency, Local Government Agency, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Volunteer Placement Organization

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Sarah Mendoza
(973) 968-9484
smendoza@thegreatbasininstitute.org

Hosted By

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