AmeriCorps Superior National Forest Crews (ages 18-25) receive on-the-job training to learn natural resources management skills and put those skills into practice working on projects throughout Superior National Forest. Superior National Forest seasonal crews are part of the Superior National Forest’s “Faces of Tomorrow” initiative, an effort to improve the diversity of their future workforce. Leader and member positions involve physically challenging, team-oriented outdoor work on conservation projects such as invasive species management, fuels reduction, campsite maintenance, timber stand improvement, trail maintenance, tree planting, timber marking, and wildfire suppression/prescribed burning. The Crew Leader works directly with Crew Members to complete all forest improvement projects, monitoring member performance and safety and providing on-site education and training.
-- AmeriCorps service position (ages 18-25)
-- Locations: Ely & Tofte, MN
-- Term dates:
---- Ely: May 21 (Crew Leaders: May 15) – August 17, 2017
---- Tofte: May 21 (Crew Leaders: May 15) – October 31, 2017
-- Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8 hrs/day
-- Stipend: $1355/mo for Crew Members; $1690/mo for Crew Leaders
-- Education award:
---- Ely: $1527.78 upon successful completion of term
---- Tofte: $2887.50 upon successful completion of term
QUALIFICATIONS: Crew Member
-- Ability to work well with others in a team setting.
-- Strong desire to learn new skills.
-- Positive attitude and interest in service and community work.
-- Dedication to complete the full term of AmeriCorps service.
QUALIFICATIONS: Crew Leader (in addition to above Crew Member qualifications)
-- Previous experience in a leadership role and ability to independently lead a crew of 5 members (ages 18-25)
-- Experience/education in habitat restoration work, hand and power tool safety and small engine repair
-- Valid driver’s license and safe driving record (no major moving violations or DUI’s in the past five years). Must be 21 or older to operate leased fleet.
-- Previous Corps experience preferred
-- 18-25 years old.
-- Ability to perform the Essential Service Functions 40 hours per week, including long (10 hr) days of physically demanding outdoor work.
-- Ability to complete an arduous Work Capacity Test for Wildfire Certification. Arduous level requires individuals to walk 3 miles in 45 minutes while carrying a 45 pound pack on level terrain.
-- Flexible schedule to accommodate week-long out of town assignments and emergency response.
-- Full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award.
-- Learn valuable job skills applicable to any career
-- Earn an AmeriCorps education award for school expenses or to pay off qualified student loans
-- Learn about current environmental issues and network with natural resource professionals
-- Get field experience and gain natural resource management