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PRESERVE MAINTENANCE WORKER, Illinois (8/5/15)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Monday, July 27, 2015, 02:04 AM
 
PRESERVE MAINTENANCE WORKER: A Permanent, Full-time position. Pay: $30,296 TO $37,871 PER YEAR. Dates: Start: 09/01/2015.
Location: Forest Preserve District of Kane County, Elburn, Illinois.
Qual: Minimum Age Requirement: 18 years old - Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent. - Experience: One (1) year in landscaping, natural resources, recreation, or closely related field a plus; previous experience operating required equipment; or an equivalent combination of relevant education, experience and training. - Certifications/Licenses: CPR/1st AID/AED, CDL Class A, Pesticide Operator; S-130 and S-190 Prescribe Burn or equivalent; all licenses/certifications must be obtained and maintained within one year of employment.
Duties: The Forest Preserve District of Kane County’s Operations & Maintenance Department is accepting applications for a Preserve Maintenance Worker for the South Operations. Under direction of the Operations Supervisor or Operations Senior Staff, performs a wide variety of assigned work required to protect, preserve, interpret, operate and maintain District property. Emphasis is placed on carrying out preserve operations and maintenance for active open space and structural facilities, natural resource management projects, and providing visitor services such as: emergency response, ordinance interpretation, preserve information, and maintaining safe, clean, functional facilities. Acts as a crew leader for summer seasonal staff. Operations: - Mows and maintains District open space areas, bike trails, multi-use trails and roadways; removes fallen trees/branches caused by storm damage or other natural events. - Insures proper maintenance of equipment and tools; performs routine inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned equipment - Assists Ranger staff as required and assigned: cleans and sanitizes restrooms and rental buildings, replenishes supplies; cleans up spills and picnic shelters. - Collects and disposes of solid waste and litter from buildings and grounds. - Performs semi-skilled building and structural maintenance. - Operates trucks of various sizes and weights; loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment and material. - Assists the public as needed. - Operates light to heavy construction and power equipment. - Performs general and preventative maintenance on equipment and vehicles. - Installs preserve boundary, directional and informational signs. - Provides assistance with the preparation and maintenance of District garden areas. - Provides assistance with the campground operation and collection of fees. - Performs room setup for District events. - Prepares site and provides assistance with District special events as well as special use permits obtained by the public. - Opens and closes preserve gates as needed. - Responds to emergency call-outs on a 24-hour, 7-days a week basis. - Works irregular hours, including weekends, evenings and holidays. - Possesses and maintains a valid and current Illinois driver’s license free from suspension or revocation during term of employment; must maintain insurability with the District's fleet insurance carrier. - Ability to obtain and maintain a CDL Class A license, and operate vehicles/trailers requiring such license. - Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the Employee Handbook. Administration: - Establishes positive relationships with community and preserve users. - Provides input during the budget preparation process. Staff Supervision: - Acts as a crew leader to Summer Seasonals; carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Additional duties and functions may be essential.
Appl: All candidates must apply on-line at: http://www.kaneforest.com/employment/apply.aspx.
Contact: Forest Preserve District of Kane County, Betsy Scaletta, Human Resources Specialist, 1996 South Kirk Road, Suite 320, Geneva, IL 60134. Ph: 630-208-8662, Fax: 630-232-2038. Email: scalettabetsy@kaneforest.com, Website: http://www.kaneforest.com.
Filing Date: 8/05/2015
 
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WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN, Illinois (8/5/15)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Monday, July 27, 2015, 01:58 AM
 
WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN: A Permanent, Part-time position. Pay: $17.30 TO $21.62 PER HOUR. Dates: Start: 09/01/2015.
Location: Forest Preserve District of Kane County, Aurora, Illinois.
Qual: Minimum Age Requirement: 21 years old - Education: Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Ecology, Wildlife Management, Conservation Biology or related ecological science field. - Experience: One (1) year in hands-on wildlife management; or an equivalent combination of relevant education, experience and training. - Certifications/Licenses: CPR/1st AID/AED; S130/S190 Wildland Firefighter certification; Pesticide Applicator or Operator license; FOID card a plus; all licenses/certifications must be obtained within one year of employment. - Hunter safety training and familiarity with hunting, a plus. - Knowledge and experience of firearm use and safety.
Duties: The Forest Preserve District of Kane County’s Natural Resources Department is accepting applications for one (1) part time Wildlife Technician. Under general supervision of the Wildlife Biologist, the Wildlife Technician shall assist with the development, implementation and coordination of annual and long-term wildlife studies and wildlife management projects within prairie, woodland and aquatic habitats. The Wildlife Technician is responsible for conducting and assisting with wildlife inventories, coordinating staff, volunteers and/or contractors in the inventory of wildlife—including fish & aquatic resource assessments; and assisting with ecological restoration and land management tasks. May supervise contractors, consultants, seasonal staff and volunteers during wildlife management projects. Operations: - Assists with and conducts biological inventories, studies and research related to both terrestrial and aquatic wildlife. Example studies include deer browse assessment, deer population surveys, grassland bird nesting surveys, migratory waterfowl surveys, reptile and amphibian inventories, mesocarnivore sampling and small mammal sampling. - Performs necessary research, collects field data, and enters data into databases leading to the management of specific wildlife species occurring on District lands. - Assists with day to day operation of the District’s deer management program, including the collection of tissue samples for chronic wasting disease testing. - Assists with wildlife research efforts with new or on-going floristic research on District lands. - On a regular basis shall conduct rapid wildlife assessments in advance of land management activities. - Assists with endangered, threatened and rare wildlife species monitoring programs. - Provides urban nuisance wildlife extension service to the general public primarily regarding wildlife damage to private property or education regarding nuisance wildlife. - Assists with preventing property damage by managing beaver dams. - Implements special wildlife research projects as assigned. - Serves as a member of the District’s burn crew. - Occasionally assists with land management and ecological restoration tasks, including but not limited to, weed control (mowing and herbicide application), tree clearing (chainsaw & heavy machinery), seed harvesting, seed cleaning and seed installation. - Assists with preparation of reports on wildlife research. - Performs general and preventative maintenance on equipment and vehicles. - Possesses and maintains a valid and current Illinois Driver’s License free from suspension or revocation during term of employment; must maintain insurability with the District’s fleet insurance carrier. - Obtains and maintains all required licenses and certifications. - Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the Employee Handbook. Administration: - Establishes positive relationships with outside organizations, the community and preserve users. - Performs administrative duties such as public relations. - Provides input during the budget preparation process. - Maintains required logs and work lists, provides progress reports, etc. Staff Supervision: - May supervise contractors, seasonal staff and volunteers during wildlife management projects; carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Additional duties and functions may be essential.
Appl: All candidates must apply on-line at: http://www.kaneforest.com/employment/apply.aspx.
Contact: Forest Preserve District of Kane County, Betsy Scaletta, Human Resources Specialist, 1996 South Kirk Road, Suite 320, Geneva, IL 60134. Ph: 630-208-8662, Fax: 630-232-2038. Email: scalettabetsy@kaneforest.com, Website: http://www.kaneforest.com.
Filing Date: 8/05/2015
 
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2015 FALL VETERAN CHAINSAW, TRAIL & RESTORATION CREW MEMBER, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 11:48 PM
 
2015 FALL VETERAN CHAINSAW, TRAIL & RESTORATION CREW MEMBER: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: See Below. Dates: September 21, 2015 to December 17, 2015.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Nevada.
Qual: Possess the desire and drive to perform meaningful conservation work on a variety of projects throughout southern Nevada. 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 over 17 years of age. Be a US citizen. Be a Veteran of the US Military and have the ability to provide DD214 papers. 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.
Duties: Spend your fall working and camping outside in some of Nevada’s premier natural areas as a Veteran Restoration Team Member with the Nevada Conservation Corps. Serve alongside fellow veteran and civilian AmeriCorps volunteers 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 Bureau of Land Management and local public land agencies in the Las Vegas, NV area. Potential conservation projects may include recreational trail construction and maintenance, exotic species removal, habitat restoration, riparian restoration, illegal road decommissioning and more. The NCC strives to contribute real and meaningful improvements to Nevada’s public lands, and as such our crew related work focuses on on-the-ground implementation of conservation projects. As a member you will be in the field, swinging tools, planting plants, and getting your hands dirty every day of service. The NCC is looking for members that understand the value of hard work and are ready to get in the field and get things done. Members will be based out of GBI’s Las Vegas, office. Crews may be assigned to a variety of projects throughout the season, and the schedule may fluctuate between 4 and 8-day tours. While on tour, you will camp at the project site, sharing in campsite responsibilities, cooking meals with fellow crew members, and participating in group discussions and learning activities around the campfire. This shared responsibility and crew bonding is an important part of NCC member development strategy, and has contributed not only to the success of the program, but also to the formation of friendships and a passion for conservation work that last long after members finish their service. Training: During the term of service, members will receive valuable training and certifications in; Leave No Trace ethics; Wilderness First Aid and CPR; and S-212 Chain Saw Training. In addition, NCC staff and leaders offer continuing on-the-job training to improve member’s technical and soft skills, and facilitating learning modules to educate members about the work we do and the areas we serve. The NCC also organizes educational opportunities with agency project partners and industry professionals, providing members with an inside look at the management strategies and technical research behind our project work. Compensation: This is an AmeriCorps position. Selected candidates will receive a living stipend of $4,000 for the season. The living stipend 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 $1,493 that can be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college. *The NCC does not provide housing nor sign leases, but can assist with identifying housing options in your area of service.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Jason Behrens, Human Resources and Compliance Assistant at jbehrens@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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AMERICORPS SOUTHERN NEVADA LOGISTICS ASSISTANT, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 11:40 PM
 
AMERICORPS SOUTHERN NEVADA LOGISTICS ASSISTANT: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: See Below. Dates: July 2015 for 6 months.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Qual: Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) must be at least 17 years of age and a US citizen that has received a high school diploma or GED (or be willing to achieve this before using education award), (3) eligible to receive the 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. Valid, state-issued driver’s license; Experience with single-track trail construction, layout, and design highly desirable, Experience with Microsoft Excel and data entry; Experience with GPS and ArcGIS highly desirable; Strongly developed organizational skills; Ability to lift 50lbs; Ability to multi-task and troubleshoot on a daily basis; Experience with vehicles and small engines is desirable but not required; Experience operating hand tools, chainsaws, generators, and other tools related to conservation projects is desired but not required; Experience driving/backing a trailer desired but not required; Must be able serve on a flexible schedule including evenings, early mornings, and weekends; Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; Occasional field time and camping will be required; Ability to work in extreme weather conditions.
Duties: The Great Basin Institute seeks an AmeriCorps Logistics Assistant to support our field programs in Southern Nevada. The Logistics Assistant will assist in lining out project work in conjunction with GBI and project partner staff. This will include helping to flag trail corridor, record measureable data from trail construction projects, and help perform office and field related functions to support GBI’s fleet of vehicles, hand tools, and support equipment. This person will assist in maintaining accurate inventories, maintaining tools and vehicles to the best of their ability and seeking out professional help when necessary. This person will also assist in tracking project data and utilizing ArcGIS to help in project analysis and reporting. Reports To: GBI Associate Director Essential Office Functions: Assist with updates to monthly inventory of all tools, equipment, personal protective equipment, first aid supplies, and uniforms used by the Nevada Conservation Corps Las Vegas field office. Work with Reno field office to develop and monitor statewide inventory; Populate and create databases to track project progressions and crew accomplishments; Catalogue and review crew photo and GPS project documentation; Use ArcGIS to create project maps for reporting and data tracking purposes; Assist NCC program in completing project reports and trail logs for NCC project partners; Assist NCC program in maintaining and organizing project photo documentation; Assist in providing training of proper tool use and maintenance; and Participate in weekly NCC and GBI Staff meetings to ensure tasks are being carried out. Conduct field work and support field crews with lining out project work. Performing quality assurance inspections; Drive full-sized pick-up trucks regularly, potentially with trailer towing and maneuvering; Meet crews for staging and de-rigging each week; Assist with fleet management out of the Las Vegas Field; Assist in maintenance of facilities; Repair tools and equipment when needed and feasible; Communicate regularly with field crew Tool Managers and Supervisors, ensuring that crews have equipment needed to perform project tasks; Lift heavy loads periodically; this position can be very physical at times; and This position may require the ability to perform duties on weekends, early mornings, and evenings. This is an AmeriCorps position, and will receive a living allowance of $8,000 for the duration of the contract. This is not an hourly wage or a salary and is paid to the member every two weeks throughout the contracted time period. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service, the member shall receive an additional education award in the amount of $2,822 that can be used for paying off qualified student loans, or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college or program. During the contract period, this position may allow for training in: trail building, chainsaw use/maintenance, off-road driving, first aid, and other necessary trainings inherent to conservation work. This is a six month position with a start date July, 2015 or upon availability, ending January, 2015.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Jason Behrens, Human Resources and Compliance Assistant at jbehrens@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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ARID LAND RESTORATION & NATIVE SEED INTERNS, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 11:31 PM
 
ARID LAND RESTORATION & NATIVE SEED INTERNS: Several Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: See Below. Dates: Mid-July for 3-months.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM, Southern Nevada District Office, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelors degree with coursework and field experience related to biology, botany, plant science, or related field; Experience identifying plants using taxonomic keys or familiarity with Mojave Desert plants; Experience using hand-held GPS equipment for data collection and navigation; Ability to read and navigate using topographic maps and a compass; Understanding and/or experience using ArcView GIS software, helpful; Willingness and ability to work in harsh, ever-changing desert conditions, including extreme temperatures, independently or as part of a team; Ability to bend and stoop for long periods of time while collecting seed, and to use hand tools, and occasionally lift buckets of water and other heavy loads; Ability to work a non-standard schedule, such as beginning at 5 am, to avoid heat-related issues, or for coordination with team members. Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; Willingness to camp in remote, undeveloped sites for multiple days; Valid, state-issued driver’s license and familiarity driving 4WD vehicles on- and off-road; Experience operating All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) on difficult terrain helpful; 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 US citizen that has 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.
Duties: The Great Basin Institute is working cooperatively with the Bureau of Land Management Southern Nevada District Office to conduct seed collecting and ecological restoration activities throughout BLM Southern Nevada District lands. One intern will be selected to support current, on-going, and future restoration efforts. Specific tasks include: Scouting and identifying populations of target native plant species suitable for the program; GPS mapping populations of plants, disturbance areas, and other features; Monitoring the phenology of plant populations to identify optimal seed collection times; Collecting seed from plant populations and completing data forms in accordance with the Seeds of Success (SOS) Technical Protocol; Taking herbarium vouchers, and processing and shipping seed as necessary. Recording data electronically and on paper data forms, entering and editing data related to restoration activities; Participating in restoration projects, including planting native plants, watering plants, repairing fences, removing non-native plants; Assisting with the coordination of volunteer seed collection and restoration events; Assisting with the coordination of conservation crew work; Provide support for arid land restoration projects; Reporting accomplishments and providing recommendations for program improvements, priorities, and future projects This is an AmeriCorps position, and members will receive a living stipend of $3,348 total as well as a housing stipend amounting to $900 total. 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 $1,493 that can be used for paying off qualified student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college or program. 3-month contract beginning ASAP (by Mid-July, 2015; possibility of extension based on performance and available funding; Full time, 40 hours per week (overtime may be required occasionally). The technician will be based out of the BLM Southern Nevada District office, which is located in northwest Las Vegas, NV. The Southern Nevada District Office manages more than three million acres of Mojave Desert in Clark and Nye counties. The scenery varies from dramatically colorful geologic landforms and largely unspoiled panoramic vistas of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area to remote and rugged wild landscapes of Gold Butte Back Country Byway. Recreation opportunities abound and viewing sites for desert plants and animals are easily accessible.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Jason Behrens, Human Resources and Compliance Assistant at jbehrens@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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SOCIAL MEDIA TECHNICIANS, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 10:39 PM
 
SOCIAL MEDIA TECHNICIANS: Two (2) Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: $21.00/hour. Dates: Start: July/August 2015, or upon availability and completion of DOI Background Investigation.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / Joshua Tree National Park, Nevada.
Qual: Coursework and/or demonstrable experience utilizing social media platforms and/or website development tools in an official capacity; developing and/or implementing outreach strategies or visitor services activities; or equivalent experience; o Experience in video editing and production for social media purposes, desirable; o Knowledge of guiding principles of recreation, cultural or natural resource management, desirable; o Experience providing visitor services, environmental education, outreach and/or interpretation; o Experience collecting field data and/or following established data collection protocols; o Proven ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience including NPS and GBI staff, partner organizations, and the public; o Motivated, self-starter, detail oriented, and possess good organizational skills; o Ability to work independently or cooperatively as part of a team focused on accomplishing goals and mission of the NPS and GBI; o Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with ability to safely operate and maintain a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads; o Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, and be in overall good physical condition; prior experience working in the desert southwest, or similar desert climates, desirable. O Successful applicant must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI) prior to beginning position. Applicants that possess a favorably adjudicated BI should make that clear in your cover letter.
Duties: Working cooperatively with the National Park Service’s Joshua Tree National Park (JOTR), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting to hire two (2) Social Media Technicians. The overarching objective of this position is to assist with public land management as it relates to recreation and visitor services. More specifically, the Technicians will aid in a variety of public support activities including, but not limited to: • Exploring and validating social media as a valuable tool for additional outreach and stewardship development; • Developing social media platforms in conjunction with Park staff, including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and You Tube; • Collecting and analyzing data from online contacts and outreach to help understand trends and offer solutions to possible outreach scenarios that create more online, “virtual” park stewards; • Supporting development of podcasts to augment the Park’s (and surrounding areas) visibility to the widest audience. This will include analysis of Park trends, as well as national online trends, and using this research to target specific media outlets at specific times; and • Video editing and production for social media purposes. The Technicians will serve as a liaison between other Park Divisions and the Branch of Media within the Park network and will be exposed to and support a variety of other interpretation and outreach activities. This position offers experience working with NPS professionals on public lands and will aid in preparation for a career in public lands recreation management through outreach strategies. Those seeking workforce development experiences for the purpose of public benefit through social media innovation should apply. Length of Appointment: one 12-month and one 6-month position will be hired. Benefits for 12-month: Affordable Care Act-compliant health benefits (medical, dental, vision), paid vacation and sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan. O For 6-month: paid medical and dental benefits, paid personal leave. O Full time, 40 hours/week (some weekend work may be required); potential for extension pending funding and favorable performance review. Joshua Tree National Park is located in southern California, just off I-10, and is a 2- to 3-hour drive from Los Angeles, Phoenix and Las Vegas. Aside from the outdoor recreation opportunities and natural wonders within the park, Death Valley and Grand Canyon National Parks, the Mojave Preserve, as well as Lake Mead and Spring Mountains National Recreation Areas are nearby and afford a diversity of outdoor activities ranging from hiking, mountain biking and rock hounding to fishing, boating and skiing/snowboarding.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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AT-RISK FIELD INSTRUCTOR, South Carolina (8/10/15)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 10:25 PM
 
AT-RISK FIELD INSTRUCTOR: Three (3) Permanent Full-time Positions. Pay: $550-$600 twice a month plus room, board and insurance. Dates: Start: 08-15-2015.
Location: Clemson University/ Youth Learning, Summerton, South Carolina
Qual: BA or BS in Outdoor Education, Adventure Programming, Math, Science, English, Social Studies, or other related subjects is preferred. •Must have experience teaching at-risk students (behavior or learning differences) •Must have patience, understanding, flexibility, and a high level of energy. •Must demonstrate teaching skills and the ability to implement creative “hands on” teaching methods. •Must be willing to sacrifice, adapt and work hard as part of a team pursuing an objective. •Must be physically able to perform the tasks required to teach outdoor adventure events.
Duties: The Outdoor Youth Development Program works with expelled or suspended students from the county school district. The program focuses on behavior modification and incorporates problem solving skills, interpersonal and intrapersonal awareness, outdoor skills, high adventure, science, outdoor education, and experiential activities to teach and improve behavior. The school runs on a regular schedule with the students arriving by bus in the mornings and picked up in the afternoon. Students stay overnight every other week for field trips and short adventure trips as well as multi-day adventure trips throughout the school year. •Responsible for children during programming. •Develop and teach classes in specified areas (such as Math, Science, English, Social Studies, high adventure, personal development, tripping, etc…) •Write weekly lesson plans for the classes you are teaching. •Be actively involved in all program activities, leading and participating in evening recreational and instructional times and multi-day trips and activities. •Assist in developing a personalized treatment plan for each student. •Assist with routine clean up and set up of program areas. •Perform direct supervision of children while involved with activities. •Counsel students in conflict resolution and problem-solving skills. •Facilitate groups utilizing adventure activities.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and Application.
Contact: Clemson University/ Youth Learning Institute, 8001 MW Rickenbaker Rd. Summerton, South Carolina 29148. Ph: 864-878-1103. Email: ceharpe@clemson.edu.
Filing Date: 8-10-15.
 
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NEVADA CONSERVATION CORPS CREW MEMBER, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 10:23 PM
 
NEVADA CONSERVATION CORPS CREW MEMBER: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: Three month, 450 hour service term: $3,500 living stipend + $1,493 education award; Six month, 900 hour service term: $7,000 living stipend + $2,822 education award. Dates: 3-6 months starting ASAP.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Nevada.
Qual: Possess the desire and drive to perform meaningful conservation work on a variety of projects throughout southern Nevada.  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 over 17 years of age  Be a US citizen  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.
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. Position Description: As a NCC crew member, you will live and work in some of Nevada’s premiere outdoor recreation and wilderness areas. Project work for the summer may include constructing new recreation trails, improving and restoring critical wildlife habitat, and/or restoration of stream and riparian environments. Led by a Crew Leader who has passed through the NCC’s extensive Leadership Development Program, you will work alongside other members from across the country who share a common passion for conservation and the outdoors. The NCC strives to contribute real and meaningful improvements to Nevada’s public lands, and as such our crew related work focuses on on-the-ground implementation of conservation projects. As a member you will be in the field, swinging tools, planting plants, and getting your hands dirty every day of service. The NCC is looking for members that understand the value of hard work and are ready to get in the field and get things done. To facilitate a safe and successful conservation experience, the NCC puts all members through an extensive, week-long orientation where they receive training in technical skills related to trail building and land restoration practices, while obtaining certifications in Leave No Trace ethics and CPR/First Aid. Members will participate in orientation during their first week. In addition to orientation, NCC staff and leaders offer continuing on-the-job training to improve member’s technical and soft skills, and facilitating learning modules to educate members about the work we do and the areas we serve. The NCC also organizes educational opportunities with agency project partners and industry professionals, providing members with an inside look at the management strategies and technical research behind our project work. Members will be based out of GBI’s Reno, Las Vegas, or Ely office. Schedules will be dictated by project requirements and site location. Crews may be assigned to a variety of projects throughout the season, and the schedule may fluctuate between 4- and 8-day tours. While on tour, you will camp at the project site, sharing in campsite responsibilities, cooking meals with fellow crew members, and participating in group discussions and learning activities around the campfire. This shared responsibility and crew bonding is an important part of NCC member development strategy, and has contributed not only to the success of the program, but also to the formation of friendships and a passion for conservation work that last long after members finish their service. 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. 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 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. *The NCC does not provide housing nor sign leases, but can assist with identifying housing options in your area of service.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Jason Behrens, HR and Compliance Assistant, at jbehrens@thegreatbasininstitute.org. For more details see: http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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NEVADA CONSERVATION CORPS INTERN PROGRAM COORDINATOR, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 09:20 PM
 
NEVADA CONSERVATION CORPS INTERN PROGRAM COORDINATOR: A Permanent, Full-time Position. Pay: $29,120 annual salary, DOE. • Eligible for 401K and paid health and dental benefits after 90-day probationary period. Dates: Start: ASAP.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Reno, Nevada.
Qual: Education, Experience and Skill preferences: • Bachelor’s Degree in Natural resources Management, Conservation Leadership, Environmental or other Education, or three years of related work equivalency; • Three years of work experience in Natural Resources Management, Environmental Education, Conservation Leadership or related area; • Previous leadership and supervision experience; • Experience in AmeriCorps or volunteer management and leadership development; • Familiarity with Nevada environmental community-based agencies, services and resources; • Strong initiative, and desire to advance NCC intern program; • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills; • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel; • A valid driver’s license; • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
Duties: The Intern Program Coordinator will work closely with the Nevada Conservation Corps Program Director and other program staff to develop internship opportunities and manage agency partnerships, as well as recruiting, placing, supporting and tracking AmeriCorps member interns. The Intern Program Coordinator will work to ensure that all program activities, service, and member management are in compliance with GBI, NCC and AmeriCorps standards and policies. They will also support additional NCC operations in the Southern region as needed. Essential Functions: • Develop internship opportunities for AmeriCorps member placements; • Support agency partners in overseeing AmeriCorps member interns; • Conduct partner site visits to assure understanding of internship agreements and AmeriCorps policy compliance; • Recruit, hire and place applicants into internship opportunities; • Conduct orientations for new AmeriCorps members; • Develop additional training and education opportunities for NCC interns to increase professional development opportunities for participants; • Follow and enforce policies detailed in the GBI employee handbook; • Assist with the financial management of the intern program including tracking contract and agreement balances and managing budgeted intern expenses; • Further support NCC program operations in the Southern Region as needed. • Assist with the operation of the Las Vegas Field Office as needed. • Other duties as assigned.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, Human Resources Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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NEVADA CONSERVATION CORPS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 09:13 PM
 
NEVADA CONSERVATION CORPS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $11.00 hourly, full-time (up to 40 hours per week). Dates: Start: Upon availability.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Reno, Nevada.
Qual: Formal training and past experience in office procedures and use of office equipment; • Excellent attention to detail and extremely organized • Ability to communicate accurately and clearly both orally and in writing • Flexible, adaptive approach to work • Knowledge of computers; specifically, experience in Microsoft Office • Superior organizational skills and accuracy. Able to accomplish tasks independently while working as part of a team and operate under deadlines • Excellent problem-solving and people skills • Ability to pass a National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) name search and an FBI background check necessary.
Duties: The Administrative Assistant position is responsible for assisting with administrative tasks involved in AmeriCorps member enrollment, program reporting, and program compliance for the Great Basin Institute’s Nevada Conservation Corps AmeriCorps program and will provide ongoing and incidental support to GBI directors, NCC staff, and NCC members. Essential Functions: • Assist with collecting all new member paperwork from incoming AmeriCorps members; • Assist with compiling and organizing member files; • Assist with follow-up on missing or incomplete paperwork; • Assist with conducting reference checks on program applicants; • Assist with monthly reporting of programmatic performance measures; • Assist with timesheet reviews, bimonthly payroll, and AmeriCorps hour entries; • Scan service logs each pay period and upload to the GBI server; • Assist with recruitment activities such as posting to online job boards and mailing information to universities; • Track tasks and maintain records using Microsoft Excel and Google Docs; • Ensure compliance with internal HR and grantor/partner standards and procedures by conducting regular file audits; • Work with HR and administration to provide management updates and to ensure organizational cohesion; Additional Responsibilities: • Assist with program and organizational reporting; • Provide assistance to staff in the Southern and Eastern Nevada office(s) • Perform other tasks/ projects as assigned.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Jason Behrens, HR and Compliance Assistant, at jbehrens@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 

 
 
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