AmeriCorps Restoration and Monitoring Members (6)

  • Walker Basin Conservancy
  • Yerington, NV, USA
  • Aug 08, 2018
Internship- Paid Conservation/ Natural Resources

Job Description

STATUS: Full Time, 1700-hour term from September 10, 2018 to August 22, 2019

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 6 REPORTS TO: AmeriCorps Program Manager

LOCATION: Yerington, NV (exact reporting location TBD based on area of focus)

JOB PURPOSE: The Restoration and Monitoring Members will serve alongside other members and WBC Conservation Technicians and Crew Leads conducting primarily project site monitoring and data collection, invasive species removal, and native plant re-vegetation within the Walker River Basin. Members may also work on recreational trail construction, sign installation, and fence construction. Members will work in conjunction with other WBC field staff, providing on the ground support to larger project operations.

A working knowledge of, or a desire to learn more about, desert plant ecology and ecological restoration, nursery or horticultural practices, or agricultural systems and irrigation equipment is essential. The Restoration and Monitoring Members should also have a sincere interest in expanding their knowledge of Great Basin Desert ecology, restoration practices, the flora and fauna of Nevada, and agricultural methods and equipment.

Members will serve in an outdoor setting and will often be required to camp in the field for the duration of the tour. Camping will generally be in areas with at least primitive road access for crew vehicles, but the camping sites will usually be undeveloped backcountry sites. Both camp and project sites will generally not have access to potable water, restroom facilities, or cellphone signals, and members will be expected to follow Leave No Trace principals in camp and on project. Project work will frequently require hiking over rough terrain while carrying tools and equipment.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Living allowance of $17,000;
  • Education award of $5,920;
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance, child care, and federal student loan forbearance are available for eligible members at no additional cost;
  • Uniform reimbursement;
  • Per diem when on spike (while camping);
  • Paid personal leave, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s; and
  • Paid holidays.

Members will receive a variety of technical and professional training related to their service activities as well as personal and professional development. Available trainings include:

  • First aid and CPR;
  • Leave no Trace principals;
  • Off-road driver’s training; and
  • Plant identification, invasive species identification and treatment, and trails training.

Housing in Yerington can be difficult to find. WBC has limited and optional housing available for a low monthly rate. Housing accommodations are dorm or bunk style housing with shared bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen areas and common spaces.

Local applicants are STRONGLY encouraged to apply.

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Job Level

Entry-level  

Sector

Nonprofit- NGO

Salary

Living allowance of $17,000; Education award of $5,920.