Crews may be assigned to a variety of projects throughout the season. Project work may include improving and restoring critical wildlife habitat, select thinning of timber stands, construction and maintenance of public hiking trails, and fire fuels reduction. Other restoration efforts may include fence installation or removal, cleanup of illegal dumping sites, and unauthorized motorized route decommissioning. Crew members will be responsible for self-transport to and from their assigned Field Station, but once there, Crew Leaders will provide transportation to project sites in program vehicles. Campsites are often in remote places that do not have running water or developed facilities. While on tour, you will camp at the project site, sharing in campsite responsibilities, cooking meals with fellow crew members, and participating in group discussions and learning activities around the campfire. This shared responsibility and crew bonding is an important part of NCC member development strategy, and has contributed not only to the success of the program, but also to the formation of friendships and a passion for conservation work that last long after members finish their service.
College Credit, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Student loan forbearance, Training
Education Award Amount:
• $1,566.14 - $2,960 (dependent on Americorps term length)
For every day you work in the field with us you will receive $7.25. This is in addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $58.00 biweekly. Crews typically combine per diem funds and shop/prepare meals as a team.
• First Aid & CPR certification
• Leave No Trace training
• Trainings will be received depending on what projects your crew is assigned:
-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)
• Interest Accrual Repayment
• Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Eligibility
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.
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check