Superior National Forest Crew Member/Leader
AmeriCorps Superior National Forest Crews (ages 18-25) receive on-the-job training to learn natural resources management skills and put those skills into practice working on projects throughout Superior National Forest. Leader and member positions involve physically challenging, team-oriented outdoor work on conservation projects such as invasive species management, fuels reduction, campsite maintenance, timber stand improvement, trail maintenance, tree planting, timber marking, and wildfire suppression/prescribed burning. The Crew Leader works directly with Crew Members to complete all forest improvement projects, monitoring member performance and safety and providing on-site education and training.
Superior National Forest seasonal crews are part of the Superior National Forest’s “Faces of Tomorrow” initiative, an effort to improve the diversity of their future workforce. Therefore, priority will be given to minorities and under-represented applicants between the ages 18-25. Corpsmembers receive intensive training and on-the-job experience to make them highly competitive for permanent, full-time jobs in the Forest Service following service term completion.
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Locations: This is not a residential program, but free dormitory/bunkhouse lodging is available if needed. All Corpsmembers are responsible for food and transportation to and from the shop location each day.
Qualifications: Crew Member
Qualifications: Crew Leader (in addition to above Crew Member qualifications)
Members that extend service into fall and serve 640 hours may be eligible for federal hiring preference through the Public Land Corps Hiring Authority. The Public Land Corps Act, 16 U.S.C. § 1726(b) authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to grant members serving in a Public Lands Corps program (such as Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa) credit for time served with the program, which may be used towards future Federal hiring; and provide former members of the PLC program non-competitive hiring status for a period 120 days after completion of PLC program service.
This program is available to all, without regard to disability, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or political affiliation. The Conservation Corps engages AmeriCorps members, ages 18-25, as defined under the American Conservation and Youth Service Corps Act, a subtitle of the National and Community Service Act of 1990. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.
For more information, view the Superior National Forest Crew Member and Leader position descriptions:
Deadline: April 20, 2018
Early application encouraged. If spots fill, application may close early.
Questions? Contact Megan Zeiher, Recruitment Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-209-9900 x35