AmeriCorps Field Crew Members (ages 18-25) receive on-the-job training to learn natural resources management skills and put those skills into practice completing habitat restoration projects throughout the Midwest. Crews complete natural resource conservation projects such as tree planting, exotic species management, trail construction, stream bank stabilization, prescribed burning, wildland fire fighting and emergency response. Crew Members also get the chance to work alongside conservation professionals and explore career options within the environmental field.
-- AmeriCorps service position (ages 18-25)
-- Term dates: February 16 – December 15, 2017
-- Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. typical. In some locations, hours vary significantly and overnight camping is often required 4-12 days at a time.
-- Stipend: $1355/mo
-- Education award: $5775 upon successful completion of term
-- Northwest Minnesota: Bemidji
-- Northeast Minnesota: Grand Rapids, Moose Lake
-- Central Minnesota: St. Paul, Hanover, Shakopee, Andover, Jordan
-- Southern Minnesota: Rochester, Mankato
-- Iowa: Ames, Council Bluffs
-- Missouri: Springfield
-- 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 full term of AmeriCorps service.
-- 18-25 years old.
-- Able to complete an arduous Work Capacity Test. The 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 and leadership 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 skills
For more details and a complete list of qualifications and requirements, please visit our application page.
APPLY ONLINE: http://www.conservationcorps.org/apply
DEADLINE: February 15, 2017
Early application encouraged. If spots fill up, we may close applications prior to deadline. Term starts February 16; those applying close to the deadline will be expected to start immediately.
Questions? Contact Kellie Lager, Recruitment Coordinator
email@example.com or 651-209-9900 x31