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|2016 AMERICORPS SIX-MONTH CREW MEMBER (Leadership Development Program):
A Temporary, Full-time Position. Dates: 2/22/16 – 8/18/16. Pay: 900 hour service term: $7,000 living stipend + $2,865 education award.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Nevada Conservation Corps Restoration Crew, Las Vegas, Nevada.Qual:
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 •Clean driving record (must qualify to drive GBI Vehicles) •Current driver’s license •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. Desired Qualifications: •Previous leadership experience with youth or young adults •Experience working with a Conservation or Youth Corps •Camping/backpacking experience •Experience constructing recreational trails; chainsaw operating experience •Familiarity with basic conservation skills including tool maintenance •Receptive to feedback; able to communicate challenges •Ability to create and facilitate a positive experience for crew members.Duties:
Our Mission: Nevada Conservation Corps harnesses the energy and idealism of youth to meet the needs of Nevada’s public lands and communities. As a federally-funded AmeriCorps program, the NCC promotes ecological literacy through field research and direct conservation service. By uniting resources from federal, state, and county agencies, the NCC provides young professionals the opportunity to make meaningful contributions toward protecting and conserving Nevada’s natural heritage while gaining valuable work experience in the conservation field. Description: Spend a season or more working and camping outside at some of Nevada’s premier natural areas. Serve alongside volunteers from across the country while making a lasting contribution to Nevada’s natural heritage. Gain valuable field experience while working on habitat improvement, restoration, and recreation projects with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Nevada Division of Forestry, and many other federal and state agencies. Projects may include trail construction and maintenance, hazardous fuels reduction, and habitat restoration. Your experience begins with three months as a crew member on a 5-person crew. During your tenure as a crew member you will receive trainings in leadership development, spend extended periods of time camping in the field with fellow crew leader candidates, and take turns acting as the lead on service projects that are meant to prepare you for the challenges of leading a crew. Upon successful completion of the leadership development training you will be assigned a summer project (based out of Reno, NV; Las Vegas, NV; Ely, NV; or Great Basin National Park) and will take on the responsibility of leading a crew. You will lead four to nine AmeriCorps Crew Members while building trail or running chainsaws in some of Nevada’s most beautiful locales. You will coordinate with agency partners and collaborate with peers to see that project goals are accomplished safely and efficiently. Based on your specific project you will be camped in the field with your crew on either 4-day or 8-day “tours” often in primitive and remote locations and will responsible for managing and facilitating a healthy and cohesive community within your crew. Different than any other professional experience you could imagine, being a crew leader with the NCC is a full-time, intensive commitment where you will always be a resource to the members serving with you both while on service project sites or back at camp after a long day. Both preparing for and leading a crew requires unwavering dedication, and a willingness to put the needs of others first. Successful applicants will demonstrate dependability, excellent judgment, and high standards. We are looking for individuals who will lead by example and be a role model for the members who join our program. Though this position is challenging, the rewards are abundant and the bonds forged with your crew, peers and with the outdoors will last a lifetime. This is an AmeriCorps position; candidates will receive a living stipend dependent on their length of service. The living stipend is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. The stipend is paid to members in bi-weekly installments throughout their term of service. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service members shall receive an additional education award also dependent on the length of service that can be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college. Appl:
Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.Contact:
The Great Basin Institute, Jason Behrens, HR and Compliance Assistant, at email@example.com
. Filing Date:
LAND HEALTH ASSESSMENT (LHA) FIELD TECHNICIAN: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $6,635.00 Living Allowance, /$1,515.55 AmeriCorps Education Award, Student loan forbearance and interest accrual, Field per diem. Dates: A 26-week appointment is anticipated. Initial contract duration will be January 25th – April 22nd 2016 with potential for extension, pending positive performance review and
available funding to 22 July, 2016.
Location: Bureau of Land Management, Southern Nevada District, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in one of the major natural sciences; applicants with a background in soils or botany preferred. • Understanding of basic principles related to field science and data collection. • Ability to utilize dichotomous keys for plant identification; knowledge of and/or field experience in plant ecology of the Mojave Desert region preferred. • Familiarity in describing and sampling soils; experience in soil texturing, identifying soil horizons, and soil properties preferred. • Ability to navigate and set a bearing using a compass, and to read a topographical map. • Ability to collect data using handheld GPS unit. • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience. • Willingness to work collaboratively in a team setting. • Physically fit to work outdoors, carry personal and field equipment, and withstand working and camping in an arid, desert environment for up to 8 days at a time. • Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license and the ability to operate a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads. • Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards), and (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks.
Duties: The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, Southern Nevada District Office, is recruiting two field technicians for a land health assessment team. This team will consist of three members, including the district LHA crew leader and two technicians with diverse areas of training and experience able to work cooperatively in a field-based setting. The overall objective of the team is to perform land health assessments through inventory and monitoring of geomorphic, vegetative and hydrologic characteristics of the landscape. Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) methods are implemented to collect quantitative landscape data, while Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health (IIRH) methods are implemented to collect qualitative landscape data. Analysis of soil pits dug on site will be used to confirm Ecological Site Descriptions (ESDs) to aid in accurate assessments. All data collected are entered into an electronic database, and will be utilized for adaptive management decisions, restoration projects, and/or to improve wildlife habitat to achieve a healthy and productive ecological condition. General field duties include walking long distances over uneven terrain while carrying equipment. Field technicians will collect GPS and photo points, identify soil characteristics, and collect vegetation composition and distribution data. Office tasks may include assisting with data organization, plant identification, processing and QA/QC of databases, post-processing GPS points, and contributing to report writing. Overnight camping will be required for up to 8 days at a time. This position will require travel to and from field sites and field camping in order to ensure that all transects are successfully completed during the field season. Implementation may require long hours including early mornings and weekends. The timeframe for field data collection will generally be either 4 days on (Mon-Thurs) or 8 days on (Wed‐Wed) – followed by either 3 days off (Fri-Sun) or 6 days off (Thu‐Tue). Field Course: Participate in a field-based AIM and IIRH methodologies, field protocols training, and additional BLM trainings. This position will be based out of the BLM Southern Nevada District Office in Las Vegas, Nevada. Terrain is typical of the Mojave Desert, with wide long valleys bordered by mountain ranges. Field conditions include hot, arid days with high exposure to the sun, and potentially cold, damp winter weather. Resources include desert tortoise habitat, big game habitat, Wilderness Study Areas, active grazing allotments, abandoned mine lands, historic and prehistoric cultural sites, and wild horse management areas.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, RA Recruitment at Rarecruitment@thegreatbasininstitute.org. Please write, “LHA Southern Nevada Tech” in the email subject line and include in your cover letter where you found this position posted.
Filing Date: 12/5/15.