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Robert Vega, Director FAC 18 / 2304 Whitis Ave. Stop G6200 78712-1508 • 512-471-7900

Great Basin Institute / Nevada Conservation Corps, Tahoe Resource Conservation District AmeriCorps Crew Member, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 8635

Sat, July 12, 2014

Explore this position and the application instructions via your BTT Gateway acount, Job ID 8635

 

Description:
In cooperation with the Tahoe Resource Conservation District, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting three Forest Habitat Enhancement Crew Members to serve as part of a six-person crew on California Tahoe Conservancy (http://tahoe.ca.gov) restoration, forestry, and maintenance projects. This is a labor-intensive and physically demanding position and applicants must demonstrate their ability to serve as a professional, mature team member. Duties include:

* Safely operating tools and equipment including chainsaws, chippers, brush cutters, various power/hand tools, and heavy equipment;
* Actively participating in routine safety talks and training sessions;
* Caring for, maintaining, and ensuring the security of State tools, property, and equipment;
* Serving as secondary driver for crew and equipment to and from project sites;
* Identifying property boundaries; and
* Performing warehouse maintenance tasks.

Projects include:

* Ecological restoration and site protection;
* Property and facility maintenance;
* Native tree planting and revegetation;
* Wildlife habitat enhancement;
* Hazard tree removal and fuel hazard reduction;
* Roping/rigging for safe tree removal;
* Soil erosion control; and
* Road and/or trail removal, rehabilitation and stabilization
 
Compensation: This is an AmeriCorps position, and members will receive a living stipend of $8,000 for the field season. This is not an hourly wage or a salary and is paid to members bi-weekly throughout their term of service. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service members shall receive an additional education award in the amount of $2,775 that can be used for paying off qualified student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college or program.
 
Contract Length: May 19 - November 13, 2014

Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA

Qualifications:
Required:
* Ability to perform safely and cooperatively in a group setting under a variety of conditions;
* Ability to perform manual labor in rough terrain, lift heavy objects, and work for extended periods of time in various weather conditions;
* Possession of a valid driver's license, with clean driving record. Final candidates will be required to provide a current 3-5 year Driver History record;
* Excellent communication skills;
* Demonstrated ability to follow directions and carry out specific project plans; and
* Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) must be at least 17 years of age and a have received a high school diploma or GED (or be willing to achieve this before using education award), (3) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime, or equivalent of two full-time terms of service), and (4) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks.

Desirable:
* Education and background in ecological restoration, natural resources management, or land management; preferably in a leadership capacity;
* Ability to drive a tow vehicle and trailer;
* Familiarity with operation and maintenance of chainsaws, wood chippers, brush cutters, various power/hand tools, rigging equipment, and heavy equipment;
* Class A, B, or C chainsaw certification;
* Valid Class A or B driver’s license; and
* Ability to interpret assessor parcel maps and identify property boundaries.


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