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Great Basin Institute / Nevada Conservation Corps, 2013 Fall Restoration Team Member, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 7123

Thu, August 1, 2013

Spend your fall 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, and Nevada Division of Forestry. Projects may include trail construction and maintenance, hazardous fuels reduction, and habitat restoration.

This is an AmeriCorps position; candidates will receive a living stipend of $3,500 for the fall. This is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. This stipend paid to members in bi-weekly installments throughout their term of service. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service members shall receive an additional education award in the amount of $1,468 that can be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.

August 26, 2013 – November 21, 2013

Conservation Projects:
Trail construction and maintenance; Hazardous fuels reduction & habitat restoration

Essential Duties:
Percentage of time spent on: labor– 70%, traveling– 20%, hiking– 10%; lifting 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally; maintaining a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service; communicating with agency project staff; complying with both production and quality work standards established by NCC administration, crew supervisors and project partners; contributing to basic duties at the campsite including cooking, cleaning and organizing crew equipment; showing respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members; and participating in in-field education sessions.

Work Schedule:
Crew members will be assigned to serve from the Las Vegas Field Station or the Reno Field Station, and will serve in the field on 4-day tours, 8-day tours, or a mixture of the two.

Members will participate in orientation from August 26, 2013 to August 30, 2013. During orientation members will receive training in technical skills related to the specific crew they are placed on. Members will also be trained in leave-no-trace ethics and CPR/First Aid.

Possible Project Site Locations:
Spring Mountains NRA; Red Rock Canyon NCA; Carson City, Nevada; and Ely, Nevada. The locations of service will depend on which regional office you are assigned to for during your term of service. Restoration crews will deploy from either our Reno or Las Vegas Field station depending on which project you are assigned to for the field season.

To qualify, you must be over 17 years of age and a US citizen that has received a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two 1700-hour education awards).

To Apply:
Step 1: Submit a cover letter stating why you are interested in a position with the NCC program and what you hope to gain from the experience to Genevieve Parker at In addition, please include two professional references complete with contact information (email and phone). Please inform all references that a representative from the NCC program will be contacting them to conduct a brief survey regarding their knowledge and experience working with you. Professional references can include past or current job supervisors or volunteer supervisors, academic instructors, or counselors.
Step 2: Upon receipt, a representative from the NCC program will contact you for the next steps in the application process.

Application deadline is 8/1/2013.

Please direct all questions regarding the application process to Genevieve Parker at

These AmeriCorps positions are made possible by a generous grant from Nevada Volunteers. This program prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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