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FIELD INSTRUCTORS, South Carolina (11/30/14)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Monday, October 27, 2014, 11:31 AM
 
FIELD INSTRUCTORS: Two (2) Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: $500-$600 2x monthly plus room, board, and a sickness/accidental insurance plan.. Dates: Feb 2015 through May 2015.
Location: Clemson University's Youth Learning Institute, 4 locations, South Carolina.
Qual: BA or BS in Environmental Education, Natural Sciences, Forestry, Geology, Education • Must have the patience, understanding, flexibility, and a lot 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 outdoors. • Must be willing to work long hours.
Duties: Regularly teach at least two curriculum components in the field study programs • Lead students in daily program activities (wake-up, flagpole, meals, canteen, and campfire). • Be actively involved in all program activities, leading and participating in evening recreational and instructional times as scheduled. • Assist with routine clean up and set up of program areas. • Perform direct supervision of children while involved with activities. • Facilitate groups utilizing adventure activities. 4 Locations in South Carolina depending on the program. Camp Bob Cooper, Summerton, SC; Teaching Kids about the Environment (K.A.T.E.) features academically based, hands-on exploration of forestry, soils, water ecology, and wildlife resources. Developed by YLI and the coalition for Natural Resources, the program is endorsed by the S.C. Department of Education. The Leadership Education through Adventure and Discovery (L.E.A.D.) program combines experiential science and natural resources studies with adventure and leadership activities. Customized team-building activities include climbing, zip lining, canoeing and hiking. E-TECH combines environmental science with technology as students learn about soil, water, birding and forestry and then use digital cameras, global positioning systems, computers and various software applications to research and demonstrate what they’ve learned. Camp Hannon, Sunset, SC; The program combines a unique opportunity to work in varied curriculums and educate children in forestry/mountain ecology. Exploration Hannon teaches students how to determine if a new plot of land is acceptable for human life. From hiking to stream mapping, this program uses exciting activities to enable children to learn by participating in hands-on activities. Exploration Hannon takes you through an experience that will last you a lifetime. Camp Long, Aiken, South Carolina; The program combines a unique opportunity to work in varied curriculums and educate in forensic sciences. Experience the exciting and spellbinding world of crime scene investigations through CSI: Clemson Student Investigators. Designed for 4th through 8th grade students, CSI brings an incredible learning adventure where students become forensic investigators, solving mysteries with math, forensic science and technology. Students perform hair, fiber and soil analysis, pH tests, handwriting analysis, paper chromatography, fingerprinting, footprint casting and more! Sewee Coastal Retreat Center, Awendaw, SC; The program combines a unique opportunity to work in varied curriculums and educate children in natural resources and marine biology. We are hiring instructors to work at the Sewee Coastal Retreat Center in Awendaw, SC, where we teach our Expedition Sewee program (marine science). We work with students from 2nd to 8th grade and instruct day and night programming. In addition, we also facilitate team initiatives and games. Regularly teach all marine science and natural resource components of the core curriculum and Create and master lesson plans for six marine science classes including marine life, salt marsh and barrier island beach studies. BA or BS in Environmental Education, Natural Sciences, Geology, Education, Marine Biology or related field is preferred
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: Clemson University, Rebecca Hayes, 698 Concord Church Rd, Pickens, South Carolina 29671. Ph: 8648781103. Email: RLHayes@clemson.edu. Website: http://www.clemson.edu/yli.
Filing Date: 11/30/14.
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AMERICORPS COMPLIANCE OFFICE & HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT, Nevada (11/5/14)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Monday, October 27, 2014, 11:02 AM
 
AMERICORPS COMPLIANCE OFFICE & HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT: A Permanent, Full-time Position. Pay: $15.00/hour or commensurate with experience • Paid Health/Dental/Vision Coverage (after 90 days probation) • Accrued Personal Leave (after 90 days probation) • 401k Plan Option (after 90 days probation). Dates: ASAP.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Reno, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field; • Previous experience with or knowledge of the AmeriCorps program, preferably administering a State Program or Education Award Program; • Two years of human resources, office administration, payroll and/or auditing (or relatable) experience; • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Drive; • Working knowledge of employment laws; • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated experience handling multiple priorities; • Exceptional interpersonal and written/oral communication skills; • Strong attention to detail; • Ability to work under limited supervision; • Excellent judgment and problem-solving skills; • Team player.
Duties: The AmeriCorps Compliance Officer and Human Resources Assistant will join GBI prepared to be part of a team at a fast-paced, non-profit, conservation organization. This position is responsible for all aspects of AmeriCorps and program compliance as it relates to policies and procedures, paperwork/file processing, performance measure/participation tracking, and reporting for the Great Basin Institute’s Nevada Conservation Corps AmeriCorps program and the Research Associate Program’s Education Award Program (EAP). This individual will work closely with Human Resources staff and Program Directors to develop and maintain compliance tracking and auditing systems in accordance with AmeriCorps program guidelines and all state and federal laws. This individual will also be responsible for preparing payroll for the Nevada Conservation Corps Program, including collecting and processing service logs, data entry, and expense tracking. This individual will also assist with aspects of member recruitment and on-boarding and program reporting for the Great Basin Institute’s Nevada Conservation Corps AmeriCorps program. This individual may also assist with direct training for new members, developing recruitment and outreach materials, and exploring new recruitment tools and outlets. Essential Functions and Duties; • Collect, file, and track all new member paperwork; • Track members through term in order to enroll them, initiate evaluations, suspend terms as necessary, and exit members in compliance with standards and procedures; • Ensure compliance with file audit guidelines; • Enroll and exit members in eGrants system: • Collect and process service logs (review for errors and request corrections); • Data entry of hours, pay rate, and expense reimbursement into Labor Codes Report; • Review timesheets and track AmeriCorps hours using Excel; and • Collect In-kind documentation, weekly reports and partner evaluations. Additional Responsibilities: • Recruit, screen, interview, conduct reference checks, on-board members, and conduct background checks to fill 100% of Nevada Conservation Corps AmeriCorps slots; • Generate position descriptions, advertise and market all available employment opportunities via the internet, newspapers, public presentations, events, etc.; • Develop and maintain relationships with colleges/universities, professional societies, non-governmental organizations, and other recruitment sources; • Track applicants and maintain records using Microsoft Excel and Google Docs; • Update new member paperwork and resource documents as necessary, generate new member contracts, distribute all new member paperwork; • Ensure compliance with internal HR and grantor/partner standards and procedures; • Work closely with program directors, HR, and administration to provide regular recruiting updates and to ensure organizational cohesion; • Provide assistance to programs run out of the Southern Nevada office • Assist with program and organizational reporting; • Perform general public outreach at events and job fairs; and • Perform other tasks/ projects as assigned.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: 11/5/14.
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RESEARCH ASSOCIATE PROGRAM SPECIALIST, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:12 AM
 
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE PROGRAM SPECIALIST: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $14.00 per hour.
Location: Great Basin Institute, Reno, Nevada.
Qual: • Interest in natural, cultural or recreation resources, land management, and/or environmental policy preferred; • Experience in environmental research and field work preferred; • Familiarity with project management, including scheduling, logistics, personnel management, staff recruitment and retention, and/or training; • Knowledge of and experience utilizing the Microsoft Office suite of programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Project, Outlook) to develop, manage, present and track Program information; • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; • Strongly developed organizational skills and ability to self-motivate; • Willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic office environment; • Valid, state-issued driver’s license and familiarity with safely driving 4WD vehicles on pavement and unimproved roads; • Ability to pass FBI criminal background and National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) checks; and • Applicants with additional experience related to the following are encouraged to apply: o Operations of Great Basin Institute or similarly-sized non-profit organization; o AmeriCorps or other national service program requirements (as a member or program staff).
Duties: The Great Basin Institute, based in Reno, NV, promotes environmental research, education, and conservation throughout the West. With a $9 million annual budget, the Institute advances ecological literacy and habitat restoration through educational outreach and direct service programs. The Research Associate (RA) Program seeks a Project Specialist to assist with program logistics and operations of RAs throughout the Great Basin and Mojave Deserts, as well as the Lake Tahoe Basin and other regions in western states. GBI RAs work with federal, state and local land management agencies on a wide variety of field-based projects, including wildlife and vegetation monitoring, invasive plant inventories, recreation use surveys, resource mapping and monitoring, restoration, wilderness monitoring and inventories, cultural resource surveys, travel management inventories, as well as wildland post-fire monitoring. The RA Project Specialist will work with GBI staff to recruit and place Research Associates, coordinate project logistics and scheduling, assist with payroll, help to manage paperwork, and ensure compliance with all AmeriCorps, grant, and agency rules and regulations. Support of project development and grant writing may also be a function of this position. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. • Support logistical planning for new and existing RA projects, including procurement, organization and inventory of equipment and supplies; • Support recruitment for the RA Program, including assisting with interviews, orientation and training; • Communicate regularly with Program staff to support all operations; • Collect, review and process GBI administrative paperwork; • Gather, manage and process data needed to satisfy quarterly and annual reporting requirements; • Participate in production of program newsletter and maintenance of social media sites; • Maintain established systems that enhance the success and satisfaction of RAs in the Program; • Maintain the RA alumni list and other tracking databases; • Assist Program staff with program operations, maintenance and expansion; • Coordinate, collaborate with and assist other GBI programs as required; • Follow and enforce policies detailed in GBI Personnel Handbook; and • Other duties as assigned. Available to work a varied schedule that supports Program activities, including some weekends, evenings and/or holidays.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please. Please let us know if you already have a fully adjudicated DOI background investigation.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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NEVADA CONSERVATION CORPS PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 11:15 PM
 
NEVADA CONSERVATION CORPS PROGRAM DIRECTOR: A Permanent, Full-time Position. Pay: $45,000 - $50,000 yearly salary, DOE, paid Health, Dental and Vision benefits and 401K.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Nevada.
Qual: Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in environmental studies, nonprofit management, or related field(s) required; • Minimum of two years of AmeriCorps or National Service experience required; • Minimum of two years’ experience supervising staff at multiple sites, projects and personnel; • Demonstrate the ability and experience in areas such as grant writing and management, project development, training, team building, problem solving, and community building; • Excellent budget-development and oversight skills; • Experience developing and implementing agreements and contracts with federal land-management agencies, other governments agencies and nonprofit organizations; • Familiarity with regional environmental community-based agencies, services and resources; • Good interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to balance and integrate task-oriented and process-oriented responsibilities; • Excellent written, verbal communication, and facilitation skills; • Driven, patient and adaptable.
Duties: Founded in 1999, the NCC is a well-established statewide environmental program with more than 100 full- and part-time participants. We are seeking a dedicated, service-minded professional who desires to make lasting, positive change for public lands and communities in Nevada and other Western states. This leadership position requires a dynamic individual to oversee, manage, mentor and support a large, multi-state conservation and restoration program. The Director will manage current programs, while working to strengthen and develop new partnerships, programs and training opportunities. The Director will be responsible for all of the following: • Overseeing the recruitment, placement, management and development of AmeriCorps and other crew members and interns, with the goal to provide them a world-class professional-development experience. • Administering NCC’s AmeriCorps grant, while complying with all GBI/NCC/AmeriCorps standards, policies and objectives; • Strengthening existing relationships by providing excellent services, products and reports to current project partners; • Expanding NCC’s reach and capacity by developing additional opportunities and relationships; • Overseeing disciplined fiscal management of all NCC projects and activities; • Conducting regular crew and intern site visits to ensure compliance with AmeriCorps and GBI standards and policies; • Coordinating NCC management with other GBI programs as a member of a diverse, driven and successful team; • Other duties as assigned. The Great Basin Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Appl: Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Jerry Keir, Executive Director, at jkeir@thegreatbasininstitute.org. No phone inquiries, please.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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CALIFORNIA TRAIL INTERPRETIVE CENTER, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Monday, August 4, 2014, 11:53 PM
 
CALIFORNIA TRAIL INTERPRETIVE CENTER: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: See Below. Dates: See Below.
Location: California Trail Interpretive Center, Elko, Nevada.
Qual: Must be between ages of 17-25 for entire contract; Knowledge of, or interest in, American history; Knowledge of American pioneer-era skills and crafts; Experience with historic and academic research; Strong oral and written communication skills; Experience facilitating educational programs with large groups; Experience and desire to work with children or school groups; Experience with graphic design desirable; Must enjoy working with children and adults; 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 have 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/state criminal background checks. This position will have access to vulnerable populations. Applicants will have to go through a background check including FBI fingerprint check, State repository checks, and a National Sex Offender Public Registry name search. Member will not be allowed unaccompanied access to vulnerable populations until background check is completed and reviewed.
Duties: The mission of the California Trail Center is to interpret the California Trail experience, its related themes, and provide educational and cultural enrichment to the general public. Through interpretation the Trail Center will contribute to the appreciation and preservation of historic and cultural sites and, by forging strong community partnerships, enhance sustainable tourism in the region. This position is intended for young persons interested in gaining professional development and experience in visitor outreach, interpretation, and public history. Interpretation is driven by a philosophy that charges interpreters to help audiences care about park resources so they might support the care for park resources. Interpretation establishes the value of preserving park resources by helping audiences discover the meanings and significance associated with those resources. • Monitor/station the front informational desk at the center and provide information about the center to visitors and callers; • Present formal and informal interpretative programs; • Present costumed interpretation both in third and first person; • Facilitate historic curriculum-based education programs, and develop additional educational programs; and • Assist in graphic design and informational material development (brochures, bulletins, etc.) • Participate in host site meetings and trainings when appropriate; • Serve as a positive ambassador for the Trail Center, Great Basin Institute (GBI), and AmeriCorps; and • Work on special projects as assigned. Compensation: This is an AmeriCorps position, and members will receive a living stipend of $8,000 total as well as a housing stipend amounting to $2,100 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 $2,822 that can be used for paying off qualified student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college or program. Training: Trail Center staff will provide supervision and interpretive training. Safety, CPR, and First Aid training is mandatory. Training will be provided on the BLM mission and procedures. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of interpretive/visitor center operations. Equipment: The Trail Center will provide work space, internet access and a laptop computer. Period costumes and props are available. The Trail Center has a small research library on-site. Contract Length: This is a 900-hour (6-month) position, minimum of 40 hours per week, with the possibility of extensions in 900-hour (6-month) increments. Ideally, the position will begin by August 25, 2014, but the start date is somewhat flexible. This is a Youth position. The member must be between the ages of 17-25 for the entire contract. Schedule: The Trail Center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Potential seasonal scheduling variability – Trail Center may run extended hours during summer months. It may be possible to accommodate distance learners with study time depending on Trail Center needs. California Trail Interpretive Center (Trail Center) is located 8 miles west of Elko, Nevada, just off I–80. The Trail Center is administered by the Bureau of Land Management, Elko District Office. Work will be performed inside the Trail Center, on the center grounds, and at various locations in the region including on some remote and rugged California Trail segments. These positions do not duplicate work of previous or existing employees or volunteers, supplant the hiring of workers, or include service or duties that have been performed or were performed by a current employee, an employee who recently resigned or was discharged, an employee subject to a reduction in work force, or an employee who is on leave.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Genevieve Parker, Human Resources Associate, Email: gparker@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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INTERN – RESTORATION & BIOLOGY, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Monday, August 4, 2014, 11:45 PM
 
INTERN – RESTORATION & BIOLOGY: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: See Below. Dates: 450-hour (3-mo.) contract starting September 2, 2014 or upon availability. Full-time with some weekend service required.
Location: Great Basin Institute and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada.
Qual: Age 18 or older; Pursuing a degree, in a related field, at an accredited University or College; At least 6 months of work experience, preferably field experience or working outdoors; Detail oriented and able to work independently with minimal supervision; Motivated, responsible, self-starter; Ability to communicate effectively orally and in written form and work with supervisor; Experience using or the ability to learn to use GPS equipment; Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments; Possess and maintain a valid, clean, state-issued driver’s license; Possession of a personal vehicle is highly desirable (because of the location the member will live in); and Must meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) must have 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/state criminal background checks.
Duties: This member will be responsible for facilitating several key components of ecological restoration of wetland, riparian, & desert habitat at Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Clark County. The member will also implement or assist with a few biological activities such as inventory and monitoring species or habitats at Moapa Valley NWR. The majority of tasks will be guided by the Refuge Manager, but performed independently by the member. Specific tasks may include (but are not limited to): Maintaining native plants through routine watering and replacement of plants in restored areas; Repairing simple, above ground irrigation systems in restored areas; Conducting photo monitoring of restored sites; Performing invasive plant removal, primarily through hand removal or mechanical/equipment methods, in both aquatic/stream and terrestrial landscapes; Conducting or assisting with basic biological activities (e.g., inventory and monitoring species or habitats) for wildlife resources using established protocols or methods; Updating GIS data for restoration and biological data; Completing necessary reporting of activities to the Great Basin Institute and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for databases or data calls; and Implementing safety measures and using personal protective equipment as appropriate to achieve assigned tasks. As a requirement of this position, the member will have access to government-furnished equipment; therefore the member must be 18 years of age or older. Government-furnished equipment includes, but is not limited to, a vehicle, a computer, GPS units, camera, personal protective gear (such as boots, gloves, hat, etc.), and miscellaneous hand tools and equipment, to achieve the member’s duties. Uniforms will not be provided. The duty station for this position is located on Moapa Valley NWR, which is near the town of Moapa, and is approximately 60 miles north of Las Vegas. This is a hands-on, field-based position requiring the member to spend significant time in the field in hot, Mojave Desert conditions. There are no full-time employees routinely at Moapa Valley NWR; thus, the member must be able to accomplish the above activities without daily guidance and oversight. The member must be responsible, motivated, and be able to work independently. Compensation: This is an AmeriCorps volunteer position, and candidates will receive a living stipend of $3,500 for the three-month time period. This is not an hourly wage or a salary and is paid to members bi-weekly throughout the entire contract period to assist with living expenses. Upon completion of AmeriCorps national service contract, 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 or Cost of Attendance at a Title IV accredited college. Government housing is available on site. This AmeriCorps position is 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.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Genevieve Parker, Human Resources Associate, Email: gparker@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION & OUTREACH YOUTH INTERN, Nevadaa (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Monday, August 4, 2014, 11:39 PM
 
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION & OUTREACH YOUTH INTERN: Several Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: See Below. Dates: September 2, 2014 or upon availability; potential for extension pending funding authorization and positive performance review.
Location: Lake Mead NRA/Great Basin Institute, Boulder City, Nevada.
Qual: Motivated, self-starter who is detail oriented; Flexibility to handle competing and changing priorities; Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse public in a variety of forums; Ability to speak English and Spanish conversationally, desirable but not required; Some college education, desirable but not required; Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments; Possess clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license; 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 have 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/state criminal background checks. These AmeriCorps positions are made possible by a generous grant from the Nevada Commission for National and Community Service. This program prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Duties: Working collaboratively with Lake Mead National Recreation Area (LMNRA), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting at least three youth interns to assist with the implementation of interpretation and education programs for Lake Mead National Recreation Area. We encourage youth from a diverse background to apply. These individuals will gain valuable experience in environmental education, interpretation and outreach. Interns will serve alongside park staff contributing to a wide variety of resource management, protection and visitor use projects. This position may require travel throughout the LMNRA, as well as service on weekends and most holidays. Internship opportunities are available in two term lengths: 450-hours (approximately 13 weeks) and 900-hours (approximately 26 weeks). Compensation details for each term length are articulated below. Compensation: Living Allowance: 450-hour = $5,000 900-hour = $10,500; AmeriCorps Education Award*: 450-hour = $1,493 900-hour = $2,822, Student Loan Forbearance, Paid Interest Accrual, AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future educational expenses. On qualifying federal student loans.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Genevieve Parker, Human Resources Associate, Email: gparker@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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2014 - 2015 YEAR-ROUND RESTORATION CREW MEMBER, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, July 3, 2014, 12:56 PM
 
2014 - 2015 YEAR-ROUND RESTORATION CREW MEMBER: 2014-15 YEAR-ROUND CREW LEADER ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM: Several Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: Living stipend $16,000 (see below). Dates: September 2, 2014 – August 20, 2015 (please be prepared to serve for entire term).
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Qual: US Citizenship or Permanent Legal Residency • At least 18 years of age • Must pass an FBI fingerprint background check and National Sex Offender Public Registry name check; ANY past criminal convictions must be disclosed • Clean driving record (must qualify to drive GBI Vehicles) • Current driver’s license • High School diploma or GED certificate • Eligible to receive an AmeriCorps education award • Physical ability to work long days, in adverse conditions, on labor intensive projects • Effective communication skills • Ability to adapt to changing project and schedule expectations 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: Spend a year working and camping outside at some of Nevada’s premier natural areas and join a program designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to lead a crew in the field, developing communication and leadership skills for life. Your experience begins with nine months as a crew member on a 5-personcrew, during which you’ll 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. 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 leaders candidates, and take turns acting as the lead on service projects that are meant to prepare you for the challenges of leading a crew. Your days will be spent working long hours, honing project management and technical skills; evenings will be spent around the fire learning and practicing the fundamental skills of effective leadership. You will be trained in trail building and maintenance, dry masonry, chainsaw use, Wilderness First Aid, off-road driving, leadership, conflict management, and more. You will also have the opportunity to shadow current NCC field staff, practice leadership techniques and receive the feedback and support needed to improve your skills. 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 volunteer position; candidates will receive a living stipend of $16,000 for the year. This is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. This stipend is paid to members in bi-weekly installments throughout the entire year to assist with living expenses. Upon completion of AmeriCorps national service contract, members shall receive an additional education award in the amount of $5,550 that can be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college. Health insurance benefits are provided. Trail construction and maintenance, Exotic & invasive species removal, Hazardous fuels reduction, Habitat restoration, Riparian restoration, Illegal road decommissioning, Fence construction or decommissioning, Essential Duties as Crew Member (Sept-May): 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 effectively with crew members, crew leaders, NCC staff and agency project staff. Complying with both production and quality work standards established by NCC administration, crew supervisors and project partners. Camping up to seven nights in wilderness setting without formal restroom facilities or running water. 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. Participating in in-field education sessions. Essential Duties as Crew Leader (May-August; promotion to Crew Leader is NOT GUARANTEED & depends on performance review: • Exemplify strong work ethic, professionalism, and sound judgment • Lead young adults on a variety of challenging conservation projects • Understand and abide by all NCC policies and procedures; ensure all safety protocols followed • Maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times; be able to boost crew morale • Effectively communicate with NCC staff, partnering agencies, peers, and crew members • Coordinate project logistics with agency partners, Crew Coordinator, and peers • Work alongside members to complete project goals • Provide clear and consistent feedback to crew members • Teach, instruct and support members in trail building, chainsaw use, and other project/NCC specific tasks • Engage members in an active crew life • Facilitate weekly crew meetings and debriefs • Transport crew and equipment safely in NCC trucks • Manage and maintain crew gear, tools and other various NCC/agency equipment • Complete weekly reporting of accomplishments • Uphold NCC and AmeriCorps standards of work production and quality • Support and manage crew meal planning Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work Schedule & Location: Schedules will be dictated by project site and distance from the field station. Crews will be assigned to several projects throughout the season; therefore schedule may vary. Crews typically serve 10 hour days (7:00 AM to 5:30 PM); members could be on a 4/3 (4 days on; 3 days off) or an 8/6 (8 days on; 6 days off. Members could serve up to 50 hours in a week and may be required to attend trainings on some Fridays in addition to time spent “on hitch,” working on regular projects in the field. Due to the seasonal nature of field work in Nevada, you may be required to relocate more than once during the term. Teams will begin service in Southern Nevada, based in Las Vegas, and will remain there until the end of April, when they will be given the option to continue serving in the Las Vegas area or relocate to our Northern or Eastern Nevada field stations for the summer months. The NCC will help during the transition time with housing recommendations. We will not provide housing nor sign leases, but we can assist with identifying housing options. The locations of service will depend on which regional office you are assigned to for during your term of service. Restoration crews will, at least for the first nine months of service, deploy from our Las Vegas Field station. Training: Members will participate in orientation from September 2, 2014 to September 5, 2014. 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.
Appl: 1: Submit a current resume and 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 gparker@gbinstitute.org. Please include three professional references complete with contact information (email and phone). Incomplete applications will not be accepted. 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 may 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. All questions regarding your application may be directed to Genevieve. These AmeriCorps positions are made possible by a generous grant from Nevada Volunteers.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Genevieve Parker at gparker@gbinstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.

 
 
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