GENERAL PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Since 2014, the UCC has partnered with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and River’s Edge West (REW) to restore the White River ecosystem. The White River is one of the largest rivers in the west with no storage reservoirs. This results in a nature flow cycle and multi-age native cottonwood stands found nowhere else in Utah. 2019 field crews will continue to remove woody invasive species using a variety of tools such as chainsaws, hand tools, and herbicide. Removal of these woody species (Russian olive, tamarisk) will promote restoration of native cottonwood galleries while reducing presence of invasive species, improve native plant community resilience, improve water quality, reduce hazardous fuels, and improve native and endangered fish habitat.
GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION
• Crew members spend their term of service living and working outdoors as part of a Utah Conservation Corps field crew in service to public lands and the communities that surround them. Crew members are responsible for being a contributing member of their crew, upholding and abiding by UCC policies & procedures, and conducting themselves in a safe, professional, and productive manner.
• All crew members will be trained in project techniques, off-pavement driving, rafting, outdoor living, chainsaw and hand tool use, safe and effective herbicide use, and Wilderness First Responder.
• Utah Conservation Corps arranges for camping and travel during project time and supplies all tools and safety equipment and uniform shirts. Crew members must provide their own work boots, work pants, and personal camping gear. Crew members are responsible for purchasing their own food on and off project time. Members are also responsible for lodging and transportation during off time.
GENERAL WORK SCHEDULE
White River Restoration crews will be working a 9 day on, 5 day off schedule (this includes rig up/derig, travel, and project work). All work schedules are subject to change depending on the needs of the project. Crews will camp at the project site during the work week and return to Logan to begin their off-time.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Student loan forbearance, Training
•AmeriCorps living allowance, $610 paid every 2-weeks.
•AmeriCorps Education Award, $1252.91 upon satisfactory completion of term of service.
•Wilderness First Responder Certification upon successful completion of both the practical and written examination, as well as satisfactory completion of term of service.
•Project and tool specific training such as river skills, chainsaw and hand tool use, herbicide application, habitat restoration, etc.
•Field experience, career exploration, and networking.
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
•Great attitude and love of the outdoors!
•Commitment to public lands and contributing to America’s conservation legacy.
•Ability to work as part of a team, including demonstrated conflict management skills.
•Ability to work hard on a physically demanding project for long hours outside.
•At least 18 years of age by start date.
•Eligible to enroll in AmeriCorps.
•US Citizen or permanent resident
•Agree to a criminal history background check.
•Positive attitude, flexibility, and maturity.
•Ability to live and work in a remote or primitive setting.
•Ability to work long hours outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
Subject to criminal background check