Resource Assistant Intern

Citizens Conservation Corps

Clearwater , Idaho

The Citizens Conservation Corps along with the USDA Forest Service is recruiting two (2) Resource Assistants for a developmental work experience in the Northern Region on Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, located in Northern Idaho.  The Resource Assistants will function as interns performing various field ranger duties and supporting the host Ranger District in the Recreation, Trails and Wilderness (RTW) program, as well as being cross-trained in other resources. The Resource Assistants will engage with the unit on activities that will enhance public engagement and visitor experiences, enhance customer service delivery, and provide additional capacity to unit staff to accomplish essential work.

The position will provide full time work for approximately twelve months. The Resource Assistant Intern will receive basic interpretive training, have the opportunity to gain valuable experience working with a diverse group of specialists, Rangers, and staff, and have the opportunity to work with the public developing partnerships with the Forest and the communities. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assist district staff with duties such as patrols, field support, monitoring, and inventory activities, inspections and reporting for special use permits
  • Work with diverse groups on trail maintenance and improvements, condition surveys, and other projects
  • Develop and maintain interpretive materials for special places and features of the district
  • Assist with managing and developing recreation partnerships
  • Provide customer service and public information at the District Office
  • Assist with promoting the forest to the public through social media, events, and mobile app content
  • Providing assistance to the district ranger or other staff while job shadowing.

Qualifications: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Recent under-graduate or graduate student preferred
  • Preference may be given to studies focused on Recreation, Natural Resources, or related fields
  • Experience developing web and social media content
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing
  • Willingness to perform diverse duties ranging from working in the field to administrative tasks
  • Ability to develop informational materials, basic correspondence, and other promotional materials

Benefits:

  • Receive basic interpretive training, either through selected books, online course, in person training, or other acceptable proxy
  • Opportunity to gain valuable experience by work directly with multiple resource specialists, District Rangers, and Forest and Regional staff
  • Excellent opportunity to engage forest visitors and develop essential partnerships throughout the communities the Forest serves

Stipend: 

  • Resource Assistants receive a weekly stipend.  Government housing is available Non-government housing is very limited in all locations.

Please send a resume to rlanier@wvccc.com.

CCC Overview The legacy of the Citizens Conservation Corps (CCC) and its tradition dates back to the 1930s under President Roosevelt’s public works programs. Our CCC ancestors forged an impressive, solid reputation built on hard work, self- esteem and values. Following that proud tradition, today’s Corps is alive and well, working to improve communities. We are working diligently each and every day to strengthen and revitalize communities by investing in our people, both adults and youth. We all share a common dream of improving and impacting as many lives as possible through education, training and employment.