California Program Assistant
|o May 18, 2020 – November 13, 2020 (26 weeks)
o 40 hours/week
|Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Rising from the floor of the Great Basin—the vast expanse between the Rocky and Sierra Nevada Mountains where creeks and rivers flow inland rather than to the ocean—the steep, green mountains of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest provide critical water, wildlife habitat, and incredible adventures for visitors and residents. Ghost towns and historic mining cabins dot these vast, largely undiscovered sky islands that offer freedom, solitude, and a sense of discovery and adventure for the self-reliant. Although mostly remote, the Forest also borders some of the busiest urban areas in the country—Las Vegas and Reno. For more information about this incredible landscape, please visit the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest fact sheet.
Compensation and Benefits:
|o Total Living Allowance: $11,000 (Approximately $850 biweekly before taxes)
o Segal AmeriCorps Education Award: $3,047.50 (Upon successful completion, the award may be used for past, present or future educational expenses, including payment of qualifying federal student loans and Title IV accredited college tuition.)
o $15/day field camping per diem when applicable
o Medical, dental, and vision insurance available at no cost
o USFS housing will be available on each district at a rate of approximately $5.25/day or $160/30 day month.
o Knowledge and interest in botany and plant identification - prior experience with invasive plant management preferred;
o Willingness to utilize chemical herbicide treatment methods, and ability to pass Nevada State Applicator exam (training and study time will be provided prior to the exam);
o Experience utilizing hand-held GPS units or tablets for navigation and/or data collections preferred, along with basic computer skills;
o Ability to carry backpack sprayer or up to 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition;
o Experience operating 4WD trucks on and off-road, including mountainous forest roads, preferred;
o Knowledge and experience in operating off highway vehicles such as Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV) desirable; and
o Experience with towing and backing-up a trailer, desirable.
o Ability to self-direct and self-motivate;
o Possess good organizational skills;
o Tolerant of working in variable weather conditions, willing and able to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions, and able to hike 2-5+ miles daily on uneven terrain;
o Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals and follow safe working practices;
o Communicate effectively with a diverse public;
o Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record; and
o The successful applicant(s) must complete the following background checks: (1) AmeriCorps Criminal History Check (federal), (2) National Sex Offender registry check, and (3) USDA Forest Service background investigation.
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