AmeriCorps Field Crew Member

Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa

Various, Minnesota

Job Type AmeriCorps
Salary Details See Job Description

AmeriCorps Field Crew Members (ages 18-25) receive on-the-job training to learn natural resources management skills and put those skills into practice completing habitat restoration projects throughout the Midwest. Crews complete natural resource conservation projects such as tree planting, exotic species management, trail construction, stream bank stabilization, prescribed burning, wildland fire fighting and emergency response. Crew Members also get the chance to work alongside conservation professionals and explore career options within the environmental field.

TERM:
-- Start date: February 17, 2020
-- End date: December 11, 2020

JOB DETAILS:
-- AmeriCorps service position (ages 18-25)
-- Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. typical. In some locations, hours vary significantly, and overnight camping is often required 4-12 days at a time.
-- Stipend: $1355/mo
-- Education award: $6095 upon successful completion of term

LOCATIONS:
-- Northwest Minnesota: Brainerd, Bemidji, Fergus Falls
-- Northeast Minnesota: Grand Rapids, Moose Lake, Duluth
-- Central Minnesota: St. Paul, Hanover, Shakopee, Andover, Chaska
---- Members in CHASKA will work exclusively with the USFWS and have access to free, bunkhouse-style housing
-- Southern Minnesota: Rochester, Mankato
-- Iowa: Ames, Des Moines, Council Bluffs
-- Missouri: Springfield

QUALIFICATIONS:
-- Ability to work well with others in a team setting.
-- Strong desire to learn new skills.
-- Positive attitude and interest in service and community work.
-- Dedication to complete full term of AmeriCorps service.

REQUIREMENTS:
-- 18-25 years old.
-- Able to complete an arduous Work Capacity Test. The arduous level requires individuals to walk 3 miles in 45 minutes while carrying a 45-pound pack on level terrain.
-- Able to perform the Essential Service Functions 40 hours/week
-- Flexible schedule to accommodate week-long out of town assignments.
-- Flexible schedule to accommodate up to 30 days of out of town emergency response.
-- Full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award.

BENEFITS:
-- Monthly stipend
-- Education award upon successful completion of term
-- Health insurance
-- Student loan forbearance during service term
-- Skills training and job experience

For more details and a complete list of qualifications and requirements, please visit our application page.

HOW TO APPLY

APPLY ONLINE: conservationcorps.org/apply

Apply soon! Applications reviewed on a rolling basis

Questions? Contact Hollis Emery, Program Director
recruit@conservationcorps.org or 651-209-9900 x23

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.