Conservation Leadership Development Program Member

The Great Basin Institute

Las Vegas, Nevada

Job Type AmeriCorps
Salary Details 2,947.68 Monthly
Deadline Jan 22, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years
LDP 2023

Start Date: Febuary 12th, 2024

End Date: May 10th, 2024

Location: Las Vegas, NV 


Member Position Summary

Members will serve on a restoration crew, which will include additional training and mentorship on leadership, safety, and technical trainings. Dependent upon service project selection members may perform trail construction and maintenance, hazardous fuels reduction, habitat restoration, and exotic weed treatment. Other restoration efforts may include fence installation or removal, cleanup of illegal dumping sites, and unauthorized motorized route decommissioning. Members will also receive additional training on important topics related to taking a leadership role in the field including conflict resolution, prioritization, performance management, accountability, execution, collaboration, team development, decision-making, and goal-setting through training, mentorship, and field experience. Upon successful completion of the retreat members will be eligible to serve as a restoration crew leader.

Member Supervision

Members will be under the guidance of GBI Staff.

Member Schedule & Location

Member will report to Great Basin institute’s Offices for departure to and return from project sites. Member may serve in the field on 4-day tours, 8-day tours, or a mixture of the two, in an outdoor setting, with the possibility of camping in the field for the duration of the tour. Camping locations are often in "front country" settings where there is ready access to crew vehicles, however members often camp in undeveloped sites without access to water or restroom facilities where members practice Leave No Trace techniques for camp etiquette. Members may also camp in back country settings where a base-camp is established several miles from vehicles in remote locations. Project site locations may include remote, backcountry locations requiring hiking over in steep or otherwise rough terrain for several miles carrying tools and equipment.

Typical work days are 10 hours long from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Schedules will be dictated by project site and distance from the field station. All schedules are subject to change due to unpredictable circumstances.

Primary (Essential) Responsibilities

  • Utilize hand tools or other necessary equipment to perform trail construction and maintenance on identified project site
  • Utilize chainsaw, handsaws, and loppers to perform hazardous fuels reduction & habitat restoration;
  • Perform tasks associated with exotic & invasive species removal, native plantings, and riparian restoration;
  • Using hand tools to perform tasks associated with illegal road decommissioning, fence/barrier construction or decommissioning;
  • Adhere to all AmeriCorps, NCC, and agency sponsor policies while on project sites or at camp locations;
  • 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
  • Contributing to basic duties at the campsite including cooking, cleaning and organizing crew equipment;
  • Show respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members;
  • Participating in in-field education sessions.

Secondary and Related Responsibilities

  • Ensure all safety protocols followed;
  • Assist with the maintenance, repair, and organization of tools and equipment in the NCC shop and while in the field;
  • Complete weekly reporting of accomplishments
  • Uphold NCC and AmeriCorps standards of work production and quality.

Contract Timeline:Members will begin service on February 12, 2024. Members will serve quarter time (450-hour) terms of service. Living Allowance will be $676.92 week. Upon successful completion of service, members will earn an Education Award of $1,824.07.

Las Vegas, NV
Compensation and Benefits:
Member Benefits:
Members will be provided a living allowance in an amount determined by the number of hours served and the level of responsibility required for the position. Members are also eligible to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of their service term and required hours. Health insurance and child care are available for eligible members, and opportunities for professional development are available.

Job Qualifications:

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 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.


Required Academic and Experience Qualifications

  • Previous restoration field work experience, and a desire to become a NCC Crew Leader following program completion;
  • Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record; and
  • Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship, or U.S. national or legal resident alien status, (2) at least 18 years of age (3) High School Diploma or GED certificate (4) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime, or equivalent of two full-time terms of service), and
  • (5) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks.

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Category General / Stewardship, Outdoor Recreation
Tags Conservation Corps, Trail Maintenance