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  Job Description

If you want to learn more about conservation, get experience working outdoors and meet natural resource professionals, look no further! 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: May 22 – December 15, 2017 (Northwest Minnesota: May 22 – November 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.
-- Monthly stipend: $1355
-- Education award: $2887.50 upon successful completion of term
LOCATIONS: Housing is not provided by the Corps. Member must secure their own housing near service location.
-- Northwest Minnesota: Brainerd, Bemidji, Fergus Falls
-- Northeast Minnesota: Moose Lake
-- Central Minnesota: St. Paul, Hanover, Shakopee, Andover, Jordan
-- Southern Minnesota: Rochester, Mankato
-- Iowa: Des Moines, Council Bluffs, Ames
-- 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
-- Flexible schedule to accommodate week-long out-of-town assignments and emergency response.
-- Ability to perform the Essential Service Functions 40 hours per week, including long (10 hr) days of difficult outdoor work.
-- 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 skills
-- Job-specific training, including Red Cross First Aid/CPR certification

For more details and a complete list of qualifications and requirements, please visit our application page.


DEADLINE: May 12, 2017

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please apply early!

Questions? Contact Kellie Lager, Recruitment Manager or 651-209-9900 x31

  Job Location City Des Moines
  Job Location State Iowa
  Job Category Communications, Education and Training
  Prefered Experience 0 year(s)
  Job Type Temporary
  Job Posting Date May. 8, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa
  Organizational Focus Communications, Community Service and Volunteering, Conservation, Energy Conservation and Green Living, Environment and Ecology, Other Service Organization, Service Learning, Youth Services
  Contact Person Kellie Lager
  Contact Phone none posted
  Contact Fax none posted
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