Superior National Forest Crew Member/Leader

Location: Ely & Tofte, MN
Date Posted: 12-12-2016
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. 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.
 
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.
 
Locations and Term Dates: 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.
  • Ely, MN
    • Term: May 21 (Crew Leaders: May 15) - August 17, 2017
  • Tofte, MN
    • Term: May 21 (Crew Leaders: May 15) - October 31, 2017


Schedule:
  • Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. typical
 
Stipend and award:
  • Monthly stipend:
    • Crew Member: $1355
    • Crew Leader: $1690
  • Education award: $1527.78 upon successful completion of term


Qualifications: Crew Member
  • Ability to work well with others in a team setting.  
  • Strong desire to learn new skills.
  • Positive attitude and interest in service and community work.
  • Dedication to complete the full term of AmeriCorps service.  
 
Qualifications: Crew Leader (in addition to above Crew Member qualifications)
  • Previous experience in a leadership role and ability to independently lead a crew of 5 members (ages 18-25)
  • Experience/education in habitat restoration work, hand and power tool safety and small engine repair
  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record (no major moving violations or DUI’s in the past five years). Must be 21 or older to operate leased fleet.
  • Previous Corps experience preferred


Requirements:
  • 18-25 years old.
  • Able to perform the Essential Service Functions 40 hours/week:
    • Long (10 hour) days of shoveling, digging and swinging heavy tools repetitively
    • Long (10 hour) days of chainsaw / brush saw work
    • Heavy lifting, bending, and carrying up to 50 pounds
    • Walking  and working on steep or uneven terrain
    • Working in extremes of heat or cold
    • Working, eating, and camping outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to complete an arduous Work Capacity Test for Wildfire Certification.  Arduous level requires individuals to walk 3 miles in 45 minutes while carrying a 45 pound pack on level terrain. 
  • Must be a US Citizen, US National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the US.
  • Must pass the National Sex Offender Public Registry and criminal history check. “Pass” is defined as no positive hits on the NSOPR and no history of violent offenses on the criminal history check.
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate week-long out of town assignments and emergency response.  
  • Must successfully pass medical review process.
  • Full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award.
 
Benefits:
  • Monthly stipend
  • Education award upon successful completion of term
  • Skills training and job experience
  • Health insurance
  • Student loan forbearance during service term

For more information, view the Superior National Forest Crew Member or Crew Leader position description.
 
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.
 
Deadline: March 3, 2017
 
Questions? Contact Kellie Lager, Recruitment Coordinator
recruit@conservationcorps.org or 651-209-9900 x31
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