Field Crew Member: Hiring for Fall!

WisCorps Inc.

La Crosse, Wisconsin

Job Type AmeriCorps
Salary Details $300 weekly stipend, plus room, board, transportation, & education award
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

FALL SESSION: 9/21 - 11/18/22

Compensation: $300/week, plus room, board, transportation, on-the-job training and an education award of $1,718.25 

Overview:

WisCorps field crews complete high-priority conservation projects across Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest. Projects may include trail restoration, habitat restoration, invasive species management, and carpentry projects. AmeriCorps Field Crew Members live or camp out with their crew near their project sites and travel throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest.

Responsibilities:

  • Work hard as a team to accomplish conservation projects
  • ​Work up to 10 hours per day for 4-8 consecutive days on a crew comprised of 4 to 7 other service members in outdoor locations. 40 hours/week of project field service time expected regularly
  • Work and camp in a variety of weather including temperatures. This may include cold overnights, hot service days, high winds, and intense sun exposure. Rainy days should be expected during the Summer & Fall sessions. Snowy conditions can be expected late in the Fall session.
  • Hike extended distances on potentially various terrain with a 25+ pound backpack
  • Maintain personal safety on and off the worksite
  • Practice Leave No Trace principles and sustainable living techniques
  • 2-6 days off in between your field service weeks spent with your field crew
  • Be an active and contributing member of the crew community
  • Abide by all WisCorps and AmeriCorps policies and procedures

Qualifications:

  • 18-25 years old
  • Experience in outdoor recreation
  • Participants must provide their own personal camping items such as all-leather boots, sleeping bags, backpacks, water containers, and rain gear.
  • Must be able to commit to the full Summer or Fall session including the training days leading up to field projects.
  • Passionate about environmental causes and being a part of the community surrounding environmental service
  • Willingness to learn various conservation practices or land management techniques
  • Upon hire, all WisCorps members must consent to a Criminal History Check. Service with WisCorps will be considered probationary until all results are returned and have been reviewed.
  • Alcohol & recreational drug use is strictly prohibited on WisCorps projects and on WisCorps property which also extends to days off between projects for WisCorps Field Crews.

Fall Crews: 

  • Wetland Restoration Crew
    • While serving within Indiana Dunes National Park, crew members will learn about wetland restoration techniques alongside National Park Service staff
    • Typical projects include backpack spraying invasive species, planting native species, seed collections, power brush cutting, and habitat restoration
    • Crew housing is provided - Crew members will live in an apartment or in a house near Indiana Dunes National Park
  • Roving Crews
    • Crews will move throughout Wisconsin serving on conservation projects alongside non-profits, city, county & state agency staff: Project partners TBD
    • Projects include trail building/maintenance, invasive species management, carpentry, and tree planting
    • Crew members should expect mostly front-country tent camping accommodations throughout their 8-10 week term
HOW TO APPLY

Apply online at https://wiscorps.wufoo.com/forms/p107twp70o35727/

If you have questions or need a paper formatted application please contact Eric Robertson, eric.robertson@wiscorps.org

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. 

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