Southeast Conservation Corps Anniston, AL; Colombus, GA, USA
Jan 09, 2020Full time
Location : Crew will be based out of Chattanooga, TN but will be camping and working out of Georgia and Alabama. Start/end date: 2/16/2020 - 5/26 /20 20 ( f irst week is 6 -day field-based member orientation ) Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Exempt Stipend: $3 0 0 /week , p aid biweekly . A $1612.43 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the program. Benefits: Food & transportation provided while in the field overnight, uniform shirts, and personal protective equipment. Member s will also receive orientation s and trainings as available . Crew Structure: 1 Crew Le ader, 1 Assistant Crew Leader, 6 Crew Members Project and Partnershi p Details: During the season members of this crew will be working alongside staff from the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) to build out new mountain bike trials in Columbus, GA and Anniston, AL. The work will include, but not be limited to, corridor clearing, trail finishing and installation of structures. The work will be hiking intensive, and members should be comfortable hiking multiple miles each day with tools, water, and a personal day pack. Preference for these positions will be given to applicants that have experience, basic knowledge , and passion for mountain biking. Position Summary AmeriCorps Crew Members (CM) will work effectively as member of crew , comprised of 6 Crew Members, 1 AmeriCorps Assistant Crew Leader, and 1 Staff Crew Leader . Crew Members perform heavy manual labor related to environmental conservation and restoration projects , work outdoors in all types of weather and successfully adapt to various climates , camp overnight outdoors in wilderness areas near work sites for short or extended periods of time . Crew Members also effectively learn and apply new environmental conservation and restoration skills and outdoor living skills , actively participate in environmental education activities , practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned , and use, maintain and repair hand and power tools as necessary. SECC is an independent, non-residential program. The Crew M ember must supply their own personal outdoor gear and equipment such as a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, day pack, multi-day pack, work pants, hiking/ work boots, etc. SECC will provide group camp equipment, tools, protective gear and transportation between SECC Office and project sites. Crews work in frontcountry and backcountry locations in all types of weather conditions. Schedules may vary, but generally are 9 days on and 5 days off. Depending on project work and location, other schedule variations may be implemented . While the staff at SECC works to provide consistency throughout the season, personal flexibility is expected and should be prepared for when entering the term as schedules, times, and work locations are subject to change per project needs. C rew M embers are responsible for finding and attaining their own housing when not in the field. Crews prepare all their own meals and work together as a group to complete all necessary chores. Community/camp chores will be completed every evening, with many evenings including group discussions on conservation and/or corps related topics. General Qualifications: Must be between ages 18 and 30 Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and provide primary documentation to support this Must be cleared through an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry, as well as state and federal Criminal History Checks Must have a high school diploma, GED, or agree to work toward attaining either during term of service (this is essential to obtaining and using the AmeriCorps Education Award). Required Experience: Passion for mountain biking and proficient at related skills. While members of this crew will not necessarily be riding throughout the season, it is imperative that our participants are familiar with the feel and flow of mountain bike specific trails. No trail crew or construction experience is needed to apply for this position. A general comfort and previous knowledge of working/living in an outdoor setting is helpful. Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements : Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to assist you with some modification unless it alters the fundamental nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of participants or staff, or places an undue financial or administrative burden on the organization. These requirements are written the same for all positions and therefore may not apply directly to your particular position . Frequently required to walk, hike, sit and talk or listen . Required to use hands to operate objects, tools or controls, and to reach with hands and arms . Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds . Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the ability to focus . Required to drive an SECC vehicle . Must be able to speak, understand, read and write English . Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions .