Trail Employment Available

PTBA maintains this online list of available private, non-profit, and government trail-related job openings. Anyone offering a paid position can ask to list that position, and anyone can apply for that position regardless of their affiliation.

If you have an opening, you should first check our Employment Wanted list which lists many people looking for trail jobs. We encourage you to bookmark this page and check back frequently. Also, for great information on trail design and to meet many agency staff, check out PTBA’s upcoming Trailbuilders Conference.

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If your position fills, please notify us so that we can remove your listing. Employment Available listings are removed after 4 months.

 

Current Employment Available

 

 

Iowa DNR

Trail crew member

Job Description
Become part of the national service corps and work as part of the Iowa DNR AmeriCorps Trail Crew helping to restore and maintain trails in Iowa’s state parks! This will include performing a variety of semi-skilled maintenance and technical tasks which may include the following job duties;• Restore and construct trails in Iowa’s state parks.
• Build erosion control structures and devices such as pedestrian bridges, boardwalks, retaining walls, and staircases.
• Restore native ecosystems and prairies.
• Safely operate and maintain tools and equipment.
• Recruit and organize volunteers.
• Design and implement AmeriCorps community service projects.
• Deploy for disaster relief assistance.

Trail Crew life both challenges and rewards. Our crew has the opportunity to job shadow with DNR specialists, camp in Iowa state parks, work outdoors, and build lasting friendships!

Twelve summer AmeriCorps positions are available. AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance and an education award upon successful completion of service. These positions are funded by an AmeriCorps grant and as such require the successful candidate to complete all of the required activities as outlined in the member handbook and member service agreement. More information about AmeriCorps can be found athttp://www.americorps.gov.

3 month positions will run from May16 – August 7, 2014

Living Stipend: $3,362 divided and paid every two weeks during a 3 month term of service plus $1,468 education award upon successful completion of term of service. This award can be used to pay off qualified student loans or to finance college, graduate school, or vocational training at eligible institutions

• Must be available for all trainings as required.
• Open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens.
• Must be at least 17 years old.
• Must have a high school diploma or GED.

Additional Qualifications:
• Capable of lifting loads up to 70 lbs. for short periods of time.
• The ability to work cooperatively under stressful working conditions.
• Must demonstrate teamwork and display high standards of ethical conduct.
• Willingness to learn preventive maintenance for machines and equipment used on the job.
• Willingness and ability to commute and live at state parks across Iowa for the duration of the work week.
• Regular, full time attendance is required.
• Capacity to adjust to change.
• Capable of using a variety of hand and/or power tools.
• Ability to produce quality work in a timely manner.
• Willingness to work extended hours and occasional weekends.

Close date: February 17, 2014
To receive full consideration please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and two work, volunteer, or school references to whitney.davis@dnr.iowa.gov. You may call 515-281-8959 with questions.
Contact Person
Whitney Davis
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
16-May-2014
Application Deadline
17-Feb-2014
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New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

Trail Conference AmeriCorps Trail Crew Leaders and Members

Job Description
The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is currently selecting trail crew leaders and members. Trail Conference AmeriCorps Trail Crews will work with volunteers in performing trail work in the beautiful and historic Hudson River Valley, the Palisades and Taconic regions of New York State Parks (including the Bear Mountain Trails Project), and in Northern New Jersey.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
-Working as a team building high quality trails
-Instructing groups of volunteers in a safe manner
-Filling out weekly timesheets, project accomplishments, and volunteer paperwork
-Documenting project accomplishments and creating final reports
-Volunteer management and recruitment

Contact Person
Ama Koenigshof, Erik Mickelson
Contact Phone
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Job Start Date
01-May-2014
Application Deadline
28-Feb-2014
Additional Comments
Training and housing provided: see attachment
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City of Boulder, CO Open Space and Mountain Parks

Trail Crew Member Positions

Job Description
The City of Boulder, Colorado Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) is seeking applications for seasonal Trails Crew Member positions for the 2014 field season. OSMP provides a great opportunity to work on an extensive mountain and plains trail system for people seeking a challenging and engaging trail crew work opportunity. Position descriptions and information on how to apply are posted at:https://bouldercolorado.gov/jobs-and-volunteerMore information on Boulder, CO Open Space and Mountain Parks can be found at www.osmp.org

Application Deadline
07-Feb-2014

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City of Boulder, CO, Open Space

Trail Crew Lead Positions

Job Description
The City of Boulder, Colorado Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) is seeking applications for seasonal Trails Crew Lead positions for the 2014 field season. OSMP provides a great opportunity to work on an extensive mountain and plains trail system for people seeking a challenging and engaging trail crew work opportunity. Position descriptions, start dates, and information on how to apply are posted at:https://bouldercolorado.gov/jobs-and-volunteerMore information on Boulder, CO Open Space and Mountain Parks can be found at www.osmp.org

Application Deadline
16-Jan-2014

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Student Conservation Association

Recruiting & Selection Coordinator

Job Description
Conservation Begins Here.America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks a Recruiting Selection & Coordinator in our Recruiting Department based out of our Seattle, WA office.

This position is responsible for the Recruitment of candidates (HS & college aged) for a portfolio of programs in the Northwest region of the United States with a special interest in local high school students, Diversity and Veterans. Coordination and placement of members placed in National High School programming, Conservation Internships, Conservation Corps Veterans Initiatives.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years related experience in customer service, recruiting, interviewing or related field required. Bachelor’s degree required.
  • SCA service experience preferred
  • Excellent customer service and fearless telephone communication skills
  • Ability to speak confidently in public to audiences of various sizes
  • Ability to work well as part of a team or independently with only phone and other electronic communication from supervisor
  • Very strong time management skills and the ability and desire to perform multiple and variable tasks
  • Evidence of multicultural experience and competency a plus
  • Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
  • Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
  • Experience with interviewing strongly preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Willingness to travel at 8 least weeks per year
  • Experience utilizing database for information gathering, tracking and reporting purposes required
  • Strong MSOffice skills required particularly Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Must have or willing to obtain Wilderness First Aid certification
  • Willing to successfully complete SCA Leader Training

* Health and Dental * Basic Life Insurance * Short Term Disability * Long Term Disability * Flexible Spending Account * 403(b) Savings Plan * Generous Paid Time Off * Community Service Leave * Casual Dress

Please send cover letter and resume to Hiring@thesca.org, referencing the title of the position in the subject line.

SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.
For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org

Contact Person
Recruiting
Job Start Date
20-Jan-2014
Application Deadline
16-Dec-2013

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Southwest Conservation Corps

Project Leader

Job Description
The Veterans Fire AmeriCorps program provides training and on-the-job experience for post 9-11 era veterans interested in entering into careers and gaining experience in natural resource management. The Project Leader’s primary role is to provide leadership, logistical and field support to the SCC—FC Veteran’s Fire AmeriCorps. Though the position is primarily field based (camping), it may also require occasional office presence based on organizational and program needs. This position will require the employee to work weekends, nights and occasional extra days to accomplish duties. The Project Leader will be responsible for the management of projects and partners as well as successful SCC crew outcomes and will directly supervise and share crew leadership with an SCC Crew Leader or Assistant Crew Leader. The Project Leader will also have opportunities to further develop their professional and technical skills through additional trainings (Feller Boss, S-230, S-290, Wilderness First Responder as available).
Contact Person
Chas Robles
Contact Phone
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Job Start Date
07-Apr-2014
Application Deadline
01-Feb-2014
Additional Comments
Visit http://sccorps.org/position/vetsfire/ for more information on the Veterans Fire Corps.
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Southwest Conservation Corps

Field Supervisor

Job Description
The Field Supervisor’s primary role is to provide field support to our field staff and seasonal conservation crews by offering technical assistance, moral support, and ensuring program integrity through policy enforcement and positive mentoring. The Field Supervisor will also assist with corpsmember interviewing and selection, program logistics, and planning and facilitating staff trainings. Field Supervisors will support both adult and youth crews
Contact Person
Chas Robles
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
17-Mar-2014
Application Deadline
24-Jan-2014
Additional Comments
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Student Conservation Association

NH Corps: Crew Supervisor

Job Description
SCA NH corps is seeking experienced, quality oriented outdoor leaders to supervise teams of corps members responsible for completing trail maintenance and construction projects. Working in partnership with land management agencies and non-profit organizations throughout New Hampshire, each SCA team will complete an array of conservation/trail projects. The Crew Supervisors will work alongside corps members providing on the ground support on a daily basis. These positions are 90% field based and require significant travel around the State of New Hampshire. The SCA NH corps conservation season crew consists of 18 corps members and 5 full time, staff in addition to the 2 seasonal Crew SupervisorsProgram Dates: April 21st, 2014 – November 1st, 2014.

Primary Responsibilities:
Crew Manager:
-Lead and manage work outcomes and crew dynamics
-Facilitate team operations: food planning/purchasing, tools & equipment, vehicles
-Actively manage project/member risk to maintain a safe work environment
-Maintain position of authority, including disciplinary action when necessary
-Evaluate corps interns and service projects by visiting field sites and analyzing project reports and participant evaluations annual performance evaluations for all Corps interns

Technical Advisor:
-Supervise and assist the work skills training of corps members
-Manage the quality & technique of trail work performed
-Promote leadership development within team and evaluate success & potential
-Ensure compliance with all SCA Risk Management policies & procedures

Partnership Representative:
-Manage relationship with agency partner
-Work collaboratively with agency on program logistics
-Ensure successful and timely completion of work project

Qualifications:
-Minimum 21 years of age
-Experience in outdoor programs or related field
-At least 3 seasons of trail crew experience and at least 2 seasons of outdoor leadership experience required
-Bachelors degree in related field
-Chainsaw certification required
-Knowledge of grip-hoist and rigging systems
-Experience in basic carpentry
-Proven supervision and organizational skills
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
-Knowledge of national service programs helpful
-Experience living and working in a residential setting
-Wilderness First Responder and CPR Certification
-Organization and timeliness
-Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA’s standards
-Personal Vehicle required (mileage reimbursed)
-Criminal background check that meets SCA’s standards

Compensation: Salary $545 per week, paid biweekly. Meals and housing provided. Tents and group gear provided for backcountry work projects.

Contact Person
Toby Bokum-Fauth
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
21-Apr-2014
Application Deadline
01-Apr-2014
Additional Comments
To Apply: Visit http://mysca.force.com/member/Login. Create a profile, complete the basic application and then select the Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume & 3 references. Once your application is complete, please email Leaders@thesca.org with “NH Crew Supervisor” listed in the subject line so we may review your application.
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Appalachian Mountain Club

White Mountain Professional Trail Crew

Job Description
The AMC Trail Crew is one of the oldest, best-known and most respected professional trail crews in the nation, with a reputation for hard work and high standards. Focusing primarily on heavy reconstruction of hiking trails in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Maine, the trail crew works to protect and restore natural resources and the environment through high quality trail work. The 16- to 20-person crew is made up of motivated and energetic young people with diverse backgrounds. Typically, crew members work two to four years, gaining more responsibility and leadership with each returning season. After training and early season trail clearing, rotating crews of four to six people spend five days out each week working on reconstruction projects. Crews pack in all tools, food, equipment, and supplies to camps set up near the work sites. Trail crew members have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects with all other crew members and see much of the White Mountain area. Dirt, mud, black flies, and mountain weather are all part of the challenges of working and living in the backcountry. The demands of the job require excellent physical conditioning, a desire to work hard outdoors along side others and a true dedication to preservation and restoration of trails. The crew is based at Pinkham Notch Visitor Center where housing is provided when the crew is not camping out and also on weekends. Food, tools and camping equipment are provided.
Qualifications:

  • Ability and desire to live and work in the backcountry for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work under varying conditions.
  • Ability to carry heavy loads (80+ lbs.) for long distances.
  • Commitment to resource- and trail-protection efforts.
  • Knowledge of White Mountains and the AMC, desirable.
  • Hand- and power-tool training and familiarity, preferred.
  • Knowledge of trail work, desirable.
  • Wilderness first-aid certification, desirable.
  • Must be 18 or older at time of employment.
Contact Person
David Salisbury
Contact Phone
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Job Start Date
19-May-2014
Application Deadline
15-Sep-2014

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Baxter State Park Authority

Trail Crew Leader

Job Description
Please see attached job description (.docx)
Contact Person
Jean Howes
Contact Phone
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Job Start Date
12-May-2014
Application Deadline
17-Jan-2014
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December 12, 2013
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Maine Appalachian Trail Club

Maine Trail Crew Camp Coordinator

Job Description
Maine Trail Crew Camp Coordinator
Support operation of volunteer trail crews by planning and preparing meals, purchasing food, maintaining base camp facility, recruiting volunteers, assisting with transportation, and arranging leisure time opportunities. Participate at job sites on a limited basis. Personal vehicle required. Sorry, no pets are allowed.Qualifications: 
• At least one season working in food service
• At least one season working in an outdoor recreation setting
• Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
• Effective communications skills
• Ability to function as a team member
• Ability to maintain accurate records and petty cash
• Ability to maintain a flexible sense of humor and a safe and enjoyable camp environment
• Ability to work with people of all ages and backgroundsSalary: $12.75 per hour plus housing and meals providedDates: May 10 – August 16, 2014

To Apply: send your resume, cover letter and 3 references to:

Lester C. Kenway
PO Box 8057
Bangor ME 04402

or by email to trailser@myfairpoint.net.

Applications accepted until the positions are filled with preference given to those received by January 31, 2014.

Contact Person
Lester C. Kenway
Contact Phone
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Job Start Date
10-May-2014
Application Deadline
31-Jan-2014
Additional Comments
Position supports two trail crews. Location is on an island in a beautiful Maine Lake
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December 12, 2013

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Maine Appalachian Trail Club

Maine Trail Crew Leader

Job Description
Maine Appalachian Trail Club
2014 SeasonMaine Trail Crew Leader
Teach and lead a volunteer trail crew doing trail reconstruction work on the Appalachian Trail at remote sites on the mountains of Maine. Projects include building stone steps, waterbars and retaining walls and as well as new trail. Activities focus on teamwork and learning opportunities for volunteers. Training with stone cutting, stone work, Griphoist rigging systems, First aid, and leadership techniques will be provided. Sorry, no pets are allowed.Qualifications: 
• At least one season of trail work experience
• At least one season in an outdoor leadership role
• Ability to teach trail skills
• Previous experience using power tools and building rock structures
• Good health and physical fitness
• Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
• Durable sense of humor
• Ability to maintain a safe and enjoyable work environment under challenging conditions
• Ability to motivate and work with people of all ages and backgroundsSalary: $12.75 per hour plus housing and meals provided

Dates: May 10 – August 16, 2014

To Apply: send your resume, cover letter and 3 references to:

Lester C. Kenway
PO Box 8057
Bangor ME 04402

or by email to trailser@myfairpoint.net.

Applications accepted until the positions are filled with preference given to those received by January 31, 2014.

Contact Person
Lester C. Kenway
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
10-May-2014
Application Deadline
31-Jan-2014
Additional Comments
Projects on the Appalachian Trail will be supported by Lester C. Kenway, long time trailbuilder and PTBA member. Work is primarily rock work building stone water bars, steps and retaining walls. Project sites are remote and very scenic.
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Appalachian Mountain Club

Volunteer Vacation Leader/LNT Instructor

Job Description
Adult Volunteer Trail Crew Leader / LNT Instructor is a seasonal staff position with the AMC’s White Mountain Trails Department. This staff Leader/Instructor leads AMC Adult Volunteer Vacations as well as AMC’s Leave no Trace Master Educator Courses for adults aged 18+ in the backcountry for up to five days at a time. This staff Leader will co-lead with a Volunteer Leader for all Adult Volunteer Vacations, or be paired with another LNT instructor from a partner organization to instruct LNT Master Educator Courses.
Throughout the season, this Leader/Instructor is expected to communicate leadership techniques and decision-making processes with their co-leader while leading groups of adults in the backcountry. When in the backcountry, this Leader/Instructor is expected to facilitate proper outdoor skills associated with low impact methods. Adult Volunteer Vacation Trail Crews are involved in a variety of projects maintaining hiking and skiing trails and backcountry facilities throughout New England. Adult Volunteer Vacation Trail Crews work together to teach volunteers trail maintenance skills, such as installing and cleaning water bars, setting rock steps, building bog bridges and blazing and standardizing trails. This Leader/Instructor will emphasize safety and maintain a high level of morale and work standards.
This Leader/Instructor will also be responsible for co-instructing the AMC Leave No Trace Master Educator Courses. Paired with a co-instructor from AMC or another partner organization, they will run the 5-Day Master Educator Courses. A Master Educator Course and additional LNT training will be provided if needed.
Contact Person
Brendan Taylor
Contact Phone
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Job Start Date
05-May-2014
Application Deadline
14-Feb-2014
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Appalachian Mountain Club

Teen Trail Crew Leader

Job Description
AMC Teen Trail Crew Leaders are a three-month, seasonal staff position with the AMC’s Trails Department. Teen Trail Crew Leaders lead AMC Teen Volunteer Trail Crews for teens, ages 14 – 19, on one to four week backcountry trail crews. All AMC Teen Trail Crews are co-led by two AMC Teen Trail Crew Leaders.
The Crew Leader position is ideal for individuals with experience working with and leading youth and a love for the outdoors. Prior trail work experience is preferred, but not required. Throughout the season, Teen Trail Crew Leaders are expected to communicate leadership techniques and decision-making processes with their co-Leader while leading groups of teens in the backcountry. When in the backcountry, all leaders are expected to facilitate proper outdoor skills associated with low impact methods. Teen Trail Crews are involved in a variety of projects maintaining hiking and skiing trails. Leaders work together to teach volunteers trail maintenance skills, such as installing and cleaning water bars, setting rock steps, building bog bridges, blazing and standardizing trails, all while emphasizing safety and maintaining a high level of morale and work standards.
The Crew Leader position is ideal for independent and motivated individuals with experience in outdoor leadership and working with youth. Prior trail work experience is also preferred, but not required. Our priority is supporting the energetic teens that come through the program and leading them through an experience that is challenging, fun, and positive.
Hours are variable within the 40-50 hour workweek. All Teen Trail Crew Leaders are responsible for volunteer supervision in the backcountry at all times. Work can be physically and mentally challenging but the rewards are often unforgettable. Three weeks of training are provided, including leadership development, extensive trail work skills training, and a Leave No Trace Trainer Course. Food, tools and equipment are provided while leading. The AMC Teen Trail Crew Leaders report to the Regional Trails Volunteer Program Supervisors.
Contact Person
Brendan Taylor
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Job Start Date
26-May-2014
Application Deadline
14-Feb-2014
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December 11, 2013

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Appalachian Mountain Club

Project Coordinator

Job Description
The Project Coordinator is a senior seasonal position with the AMC’s White Mountain Trails Department. The Project Coordinator is responsible for identifying, generating, and assigning work projects for North Country (Maine, New Hampshire, and elsewhere as needed) volunteer trail crew programming. This position works closely with the other senior seasonal staff, and acts as the field coordinator to assist the Crew Leaders and backcountry trail crew programs. This person must be willing to work weekends and have a flexible work schedule. The PC reports to the North Country Trails Volunteer Programs Supervisor (NCTVPS). If needed, housing will be provided with $45.00 deducted weekly for room and board.
Contact Person
Brendan Taylor
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Job Start Date
28-Apr-2014
Application Deadline
31-Jan-2014
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Student Conservation Association

Project Leader – Trails

Job Description
Conservation Begins Here.The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks quality outdoor leaders to Supervise a team of corps members responsible for trail building and mapping in Alaska.Working in the Tongass and Chugach National Forest teams will use traditional trail skills, restoration techniques, carpentry skills, and hard labor to complete an array of projects. Typical past projects have included, new trail construction, extensive timber bridge construction, removal of invasive vegetation, fire tower restoration, and trail maintenance.Program Dates: Mid-April, 2014– Late August, 2014Primary Responsibilities:
Crew Manager:

  • Lead and manage work outcomes and crew dynamics
  • Facilitate team operations: food planning/purchasing, tools & equipment, vehicles
  • Actively manage project/member risk to maintain a safe work environment

Technical Advisor:

  • Supervise and assist the work skills training of corps members
  • Manage the quality & technique of the work performed
  • Actively manage project/member risk to maintain a safe work environment
  • Promote leadership development within team and evaluate success & potential

Partnership Representative:

  • Manage relationship with agency partner
  • Work collaboratively with agency on program logistics
  • Ensure successful and timely completion of work project

Program Administrator:

  • Assist SCA Program Manager to complete required program reporting and documentation
  • Assist SCA Program Manager in budget management and reconciliation
  • Ensure compliance with all SCA Risk Management policies & procedures
  • Represent SCA in a positive and professional manner

Qualifications:

  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Previous fieldwork experience and the knowledge and ability to work in both wilderness and non-wilderness settings
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, strong work ethic required
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to manage data GIS for resource projects
  • Must have ability to legally work in the US
  • Must be able to attend mandatory Project Leader Orientation in April
  • Wilderness First Responder/CPR certification
  • Experience managing a program budget preferred
  • Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements and must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
  • Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
  • Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards

Compensation: $540/week paid biweekly. Meals, travel and housing provided. Tents and group gear provided for backcountry work projects, some seasonal benefits possible.

Contact Person
Toby Bokum-Fauth
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
15-Apr-2014
Application Deadline
31-Mar-2014
To Apply: Click <a href=”http://thesca.force.com/members“>Login</a> or <a href=”http://mysca.force.com/member/NewRegistration“>Sign Up</a>. Create a profile, complete the basic application and then select the Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume & 3 references. Once your application is complete, please email leaders@thesca.org with “Trails Project Leader” listed in the subject line so we may review your application.SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.
For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org
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December 11, 2013

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Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation

Wilderness Crew Leader

Job Description
More information, and complete description at www.bmwf.org
The Crew Leader position involves leading and coordinating volunteer projects in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. Our West Side crew leader works primarily in the Hungry Horse and Spotted Bear ranger districts and is based out of Spotted Bear ranger station. The East Side crew leader works primarily in the Rocky Mountain, Seeley Lake and Lincoln Ranger Districts and is based out of Choteau Montana. Our roving Crew Leader and Weeds Crew Leader travels between all districts with in the Bob Marshall Wilderness complex.The Crew Leader position will require primarily field work with limited office/computer work to finish trip accomplishment tracking. Fieldwork will include coordinating project logistics, providing hands on training to volunteers in primitive tool use, safety practices and backcountry living and camping, many of whom have little to no wilderness experience. BMWF Crew Leaders should expect to be the sole Crew Leader for a group of volunteers, however, at times partner groups may provide group leaders to help manage and coordinate project details. Crew Leader will work with both adult and youth volunteers.Other Crew Leader responsibilities will include educating the volunteers in Leave No Trace practices and interpreting the natural, geographical, and cultural history of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. Project work takes place both in the front country and the backcountry. This position requires camping in primitive sites, extensive hiking over varied terrain and working in a variety of weather conditions. There may be opportunities to work with pack stock on some projects, but stock will not be provided for every project.Office work will include working closely with the BMWF Program Director and Program Coordinator, US Forest Service managers and volunteer groups to coordinate project logistics and paperwork prior to a volunteer project and completing reports after a project.Additional duties will include maintaining hand tools, organizing the tool cache, and providing volunteers with the appropriate safety gear and information. Extra time will be scheduled for training, project planning, menu planning and shopping, volunteer recognition and supplemental office work.

The trail Crew Leader will have the opportunity to meet numerous professionals in the wilderness management field and make connections for future opportunities in wilderness and recreation management.

Contact Person
Rebecca Powell
Contact Phone
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Job Start Date
22-May-2013
Application Deadline
03-Feb-2013
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December 11, 2013

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Maine Conservation Corps

MCC/AmeriCorps Field Team Members

Job Description
The MCC provides community service opportunities and career training for those interested in pursuing a career in natural resources. Members serve Maine’s communities, participate in the AmeriCorps program, and gain hands-on experience.
Time Commitment: May 19 to August 15, 2014 or May 19 to early November 2014; 300 hours, 450 hours or 900 hours of service is required; 40 hours a week, some weekends and overnights required.
Qualifications: Must be eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award; High School diploma; Must be at least 18 years old; Must be a US Citizen; Must submit to criminal and sex offender background checks.
Essential Functions: Have the ability to live and perform strenuous work under challenging conditions. Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference. Ability to perform tasks as part of a cooperative team. Follows directions. Non-judgmental attitude and sensitivity to others. Responsible and reliable. Interest in personal growth and in participating in on-going training.
Key Responsibilities: Build new trails and rehabilitate existing trails; Represent the MCC and the host site organization in a professional and supportive manner. Adhere to the MCC drug free workplace policy. Complete all paperwork in a thorough and timely manner, including submission of timesheets and other forms required by the MCC. Develop and use leadership skills in roles within the team and with volunteers. Live cooperatively with other members during training and service sessions. Willingly perform joint living tasks, such as cooking and cleaning and maintaining hygiene (Not to be counted as direct service hours).
Training Provided: Attend training, such as: orientation to the MCC and AmeriCorps, First Aid and CPR, communication, conflict resolution, diversity, introduction to trail tools and safety standards. Optional Training – Chainsaw Safety and Griphoist Operations (May 12 – 16, 2014)
Benefits: Living Allowance of $260 per week (less taxes), Health Insurance, $1,175, $1,468 or $2,775 AmeriCorps Education Award, Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible), State Park Pass, Housing during training and orientation (during service days only)
Contact Person
Brenda Webber
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
19-May-2014
Application Deadline
06-Feb-2014
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December 11, 2013

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Maine Conservation Corps

MCC/AmeriCorps Field Team Leaders

Job Description
The MCC Field Team Leader position provides leadership to a team to accomplish significant conservation, education, and outdoor recreation service projects, especially trail building. Members serve Maine’s communities, participate in the AmeriCorps program, receive leadership training and gain hands-on experience.
Time Commitment: May 5 to August 15, 2014 or May 5 to early November 2014; Minimum of 450 or 900 hours of service is required; 40 hours a week; overnights and weekends required.
Qualifications: Must be eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award, High School diploma, Must be at least 20 years old, Must be a US Citizen, Must submit to criminal and sex offender background checks, One season of trail work experience in an outdoor leadership role, Previous experience with construction work.
Essential Functions: Have the ability to live and perform strenuous work under challenging conditions; Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference; Ability to perform tasks as part of a cooperative team; Follows directions; Non-judgmental attitude, sensitivity to others, approachable; Responsible and reliable; Interest in personal growth and in participating in on-going training.
Key Responsibilities: Educate members about and uphold the MCC code of conduct. Assure that the team adheres to MCC safety rules and guidelines. Assure their team’s compliance with the MCC drug free workplace policy. Inform Program Coordinator of conduct issues in a timely manner. Complete all paperwork in a thorough and timely manner, including submission of timesheets and other forms required by the MCC. Regulate service hours and adhere to MCC/AmeriCorps service hours policies. Coordinate education events during each session according to MCC program guidelines. Conduct pre-service visits to all project sites and collect information about the project, including an emergency response plan. Serve as a primary caretaker of the MCC vehicle and observe all rules regarding safe transport of people and equipment. Train members in all aspects of trail construction and rehabilitation. Build new trails and rehabilitate existing trails. Live cooperatively with other members during training and service sessions. Willingly perform joint living tasks, such as cooking and cleaning and maintaining hygiene. Represent the MCC and the host site organization in a professional and supportive manner.
**Please note the majority of MCC Team Leader positions are filled by Trail Training attendees**
Benefits: Living Allowance of $440 per week (less taxes), Health Insurance, $1,468 or $2,775 AmeriCorps Education Award, Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible), State Park Pass, Housing during training and orientation (during service days only)
Contact Person
Brenda Webber
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
05-May-2014
Application Deadline
27-Feb-2014
Posted on:
December 11, 2013

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Maine Conservation Corps

MCC/AmeriCorps Trail Training Members

Job Description
Trail Training Members serve Maine’s communities, participate in the AmeriCorps program, receive leadership training and gain hands-on experience. MCC is dedicated to accomplishing outdoor recreation and conservation projects for the public, promoting and managing volunteer opportunities, providing conservation education, building self-esteem and leadership, and raising the aspirations of members and volunteers.
Time Commitment: February 17 to August 15, 2014 with potential for extension to early November; Minimum of 900 hours of service is required; 40 hours a week; overnights and weekends required.
Qualifications: Must be eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award; High School diploma; Must be at least 20 years old; Must be a US Citizen; Must submit to criminal and sex offender background checks; One season of outdoor living experience.
Essential Functions: Have the ability to live and perform strenuous work under challenging conditions; Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference; Ability to perform tasks as part of a cooperative team; Follows directions; Non-judgmental attitude, sensitivity to others, approachable; Responsible and reliable; Interest in personal growth and in participating in on-going training.
Desired Functions: Approved to drive State vehicles by the Risk Management Division; Good communication skills; Strong organizational skills; Excellent work ethic; Possesses motivation and initiative; Previous conservation experience.
Key Responsibilities: Learn all aspects of trail construction and rehabilitation. Adhere to the MCC safety rules and guidelines. Adhere to the MCC Code of Conduct, and all guidelines set forth in member agreement and MCC Handbook. Adhere to the MCC drug free workplace policy. Submit paperwork in a timely manner. Represent, in a professional and supportive manner, the MCC, to the public and media. Live cooperatively with other members during training and service sessions. Willingly perform joint living tasks, such as food shopping, cooking and cleaning and maintaining hygiene. Build new trails and rehabilitate existing trails. Assume the key responsibilities of a MCC Field Team Leader, upon the successful completion of trail training. (see Team Leader position for key responsibilities)
Benefits: Living Allowance of $260 per week during training; $440 per week upon successful completion (less taxes); Housing during training and orientation (during service days only); Health Insurance; $2,775 AmeriCorps Education Award; Student Loan Forbearance; State Park Pass
Contact Person
Brenda Webber
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
17-Feb-2014
Application Deadline
20-Dec-2013
Posted On: 
December 11, 2013

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Student Conservation Association

Adirondack, NY – Project Leader

Job Description
Conservation Begins Here.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks experienced, quality oriented outdoor leaders to supervise a team of up to 20 corps members responsible for completing habitat and cultural resource restoration and trail projects in the 6 million acre Adirondack State Park. Working in partnership with the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps) SCA Adirondack Program teams will use traditional trail skills, restoration techniques, carpentry skills, and hard labor to complete an array of projects. Typical past projects have included, new trail construction, extensive timber bridge construction, removal of invasive vegetation, fire tower restoration, historic building restoration, and trail maintenance.
Contact Person
Hiring Leaders
Contact Email
Job Start Date
01-Apr-2014
Application Deadline
31-Jan-2014
Posted On:
11/19/2013
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Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

Conservation Crew Leader

Job Description
The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
The VYCC is a non-profit service, conservation, and education organization modeled after the 1930’s Civilian Conservation Corps. The VYCC instills the values of personal responsibility, hard work, education, and respect for the environment. Corps Members, young adults 16-24, live and work together in small groups, completing priority conservation projects throughout Vermont and other states under the guidance of highly-trained leaders. The VYCC is a partner in The Corps Network’s AmeriCorps Opportunity Youth Service Initiative (OYSI) with a plan to field two 10-month AmeriCorps Crews under VYCC Field Staff leadership.
Position Overview
The 10 month Crew Leader position is a residential, full-time seasonal position with VYCC. The Crew Leader is responsible for: crew project completion; facilitation of crew safety and well-being, productivity, morale and quality of work; Corps Member training and education in the field; and, maintaining the standards and expectations of VYCC. The position reports to the VYCC’s Program Staff who serve as advisors to the Crew Leader and their crew. VYCC 10 month crews will be comprised of eight AmeriCorps Corps Members ranging in age from 16-24 years old and two paid Crew Leaders acting as co-leaders. The Crew Leaders positions are not AmeriCorps positions and do not qualify for an AmeriCorps Education Award.Crew Leaders will be working primarily in the field on conservation projects in multiple states including North Carolina, Vermont, and New York both in urban and rural settings. Projects will be completed in all weather conditions and are physically demanding. Typical work projects include trail restoration and maintenance, stream bank restoration and planting, urban path construction, bridge and boardwalk construction, invasive species removal, and vegetation management.Work regularly involves hiking, heavy lifting, & repetitive motions, including lifting up to 50 lbs., as well as hiking up to 4 miles while carrying 40 lbs. of weight.To Apply
Please visit www.vycc.org to apply.
Contact Person
Christa Finnern, Conservation Program Director
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
20-Jan-2014
Application Deadline
01-Nov-2013
Posted On
November 4, 2013

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Maine Conservation Corps

MCC Training Coordinator (45 Weeks)

Job Description
MCC is dedicated to accomplishing outdoor recreation and conservation projects for the public, promoting and managing volunteer opportunities, providing conservation education, building self-esteem and leadership, and raising the aspirations of members and volunteers. The Training Coordinator will be responsible for planning, managing and teaching a wide range of training events to 6 Veterans who are preparing to lead community volunteers on conservation projects during the summer and fall seasons. The Veteran training will consist of classroom instruction, online coursework as well as outdoor workshops and trail projects. The Veteran trail training session runs from January 13 – March 28, 2014. Upon conclusion of trail training, the Training Coordinator will conduct trail assessments, plan future conservation projects, and provide field supervision to MCC members. The Training Coordinator will also design, market and implement a training program to build the capacity of local trail organizations in trail skills and volunteer management.
Time Commitment:
• December 9 – October 24, 2014 (includes 1 week off for Holidays in December)
• 40 hours per week
• Monday-Friday, some weekends and overnights required
Qualifications:
• High School diploma
• Must be at least 20 years old
• Must be a US Citizen
• Must agree to criminal and sex offender background checks
• Must be approved to drive State vehicles by the Risk Management Division
Essential Functions:
• Have the ability to live and perform strenuous work under challenging conditions
• Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference
• Ability to perform tasks as part of a cooperative team
• Non-judgmental attitude, sensitivity to others, approachable
• Responsible and reliable
• Must be able to work independently and be prepared to deal with difficult situations
• Four seasons of trail work experience
• Previous experience with construction work
• Ability to teach trail skills
• Knowledge of volunteer management practices
• Experience working with Veterans
Desired Functions:
• Good communication skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Excellent work ethic
• Possesses motivation and initiative
Benefits:
• Stipend of $540 per week (less taxes)
• Health Insurance
• State Park Pass
•  Pro-dealsTo Apply: submit resume, letter of interest and dates of availability.
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry provides equal opportunity in employment and programs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Accommodation arrangements must be requested in advance using the contact information provided.
Contact Person
Brenda Webber
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
06-Jan-2014
Application Deadline
15-Nov-2013
Posted On:
October 28, 2013

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Maine Conservation Corps

MCC Training Coordinator (17 weeks)

Job Description
MCC is dedicated to accomplishing outdoor recreation and conservation projects for the public, promoting and managing volunteer opportunities, providing conservation education, building self-esteem and leadership, and raising the aspirations of members and volunteers. The Training Coordinator will be responsible for planning, managing and teaching a wide range of training events to students who are preparing to lead MCC teams on trail projects during the summer and fall seasons. This work includes classroom instruction as well as outdoor workshops and trail projects. The trail training session runs from mid-February – April. Time Commitment: January 6 – May 2, 2014; 40 hours per week; Monday-Friday, some weekends and overnights required.
Qualifications:
High School diploma or equivalent, Must be at least 20 years old, Must be a US Citizen, Criminal and sex offender background checks, Approved to drive state vehicles by the Risk Management Division. Ability to live and perform strenuous work under challenging conditions, Desire to learn, serve others, & make a difference, Perform tasks as part of a cooperative team, Non-judgmental attitude, sensitivity to others, approachable, Responsible and reliable, Able to work independently & prepared to deal with difficult situations, Four seasons of trail work experience, Previous experience with construction work, Teach trail skills. Communication skills, Organizational skills, Excellent work ethic, Motivation and initiative. Assist in the screening, interviewing and selection of trail training participants. Develop lesson plans for training topics and draft and execute contracts for training delivered from outside sources. Develop plans for training via real projects at various locations. Schedule 11 weeks of training activities.Ssupport & training for 6 trail training members. Manage housing facility, including rent for trainees on their days off. Create and regularly administer skills based testing and evaluations. Assist with maintaining MCC leased vehicles, chainsaws, hand tools, safety gear and camping equipment. Complete all paperwork in a thorough and timely manner, including submission of timesheets and other forms required by the MCC. Maintain a MCC cell phone or personal cell phone for communications with the office. Represent the MCC and the host site organization in a professional and supportive manner.
Typical Training Topics:
Timber Joinery – Small Engines – Camping Skills – Driving Dynamics – Advanced First Aid – Chainsaw Safety – Environmental Education – Trail Design and Layout – Accessible Trail Design – Bridge Building – Stone Cutting – Stone step and stone wall construction – Carpentry – Griphoist and Rigging – Conflict Resolution, Diversity, and Communication – Leadership – Volunteer Management
Benefits:
$540 per week (less taxes), Health Insurance, State Park Pass, Pro-deals.
Contact Person
Brenda Webber
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
06-Jan-2014
Application Deadline
21-Nov-2013
Posted On:
October 10, 2013

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Mecklenburg County Park and Rec

Senior Maintenance and Operations Tech

Job Description
The Nature Preserves and Natural Resources Division is looking for an experienced, highly motivated Maintenance and Operations Technician with heavy equipment operating skills. Successful candidates will have a CDL, experience using an array of hand and power tools, and experience operating skid steers, loaders, tractors, dump trucks and other heavy equipment. A working knowledge of trail building techniques and current pesticide license is desired. This position works closely with other Maintenance and Operations staff and performs daily, routine maintenance such as general grounds keeping and custodial work, as well as projects requiring advanced maintenance and repair skills.
Responsibilities / Qualification:
Incumbents perform the more complex of the semi-skilled and entry level paraprofessional activities that may require a license to perform the activities such as pool operations, refrigeration, and light to heavy equipment operations. Incumbents perform activities in buildings, grounds, storm water, and equipment operations. Incumbents may supervise lower level staff.
High School Diploma, or G.E.D., specialized training and experience related to area of assignment and three years of relevant maintenance experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Licensing Requirements: Some positions may require a valid NC or SC Driver’s License and the ability to obtain and maintain a County Operator’s Permit, CFC, CPO, and/or Class B CDL.Necessary Special Requirements:
The Nature Preserves and Natural Resources Division is looking for an experienced, highly motivated Maintenance and Operations Technician with heavy equipment operating skills. Successful candidates will have a CDL, experience using an array of hand and power tools, and experience operating skid steers, loaders, tractors, dump trucks and other heavy equipment. A working knowledge of trail building techniques and current pesticide license is desired. This position works closely with other Maintenance and Operations staff and performs daily, routine maintenance such as general grounds keeping and custodial work, as well as projects requiring advanced maintenance and repair skills.
Note: Physical requirements of the job include lifting, stretching, stooping, bending and climbing ladders. Must be will to work weekends, holidays and evenings, outdoors and in all seasons and weather conditions.
Apply at : Charmeck.org
Salary Range: 80% Mkt. $33,387.20 – Mkt- $41, 734.00 – Annually
Contact Person
Vivian Dorsey
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Vivian.Dorsey@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
Job Start Date
27-Nov-2013
Application Deadline
20-Oct-2013
Posted on:
October 6, 2013

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Maine Conservation Corps

MCC/AmeriCorps Volunteer & OUtreach Coordinator

Job Description
The Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) is accepting applications for an AmeriCorps Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator. This position is based in the MCC’s office in Hallowell, ME. MCC is dedicated to environmental education, outdoor recreation and conservation projects, volunteer opportunities, and developing career and leadership skills.
This is a 1700 hour position with a living allowance of $11,700 ($260/week for 45 weeks) and if eligible, an AmeriCorps education award of $5,550 upon successful completion of the program. Child care reimbursement is available to 1700 hour members, if eligible. Other benefits include health insurance, student loan forbearance & interest payment if eligible, experiential learning, a wide range of training and networking opportunities, and a Maine State Park Pass.
January 13, 2014 – November 22, 2014
Qualifications: 2 or 4 year college degree – Must agree to criminal and sex offender background checks – Computer skills including Internet and Microsoft Office package – Personal transportation for travel within the state of Maine – All state positions require a valid driver’s license with a 5 year driving record – Essential Functions: Must be at least 18 years old – Must be a US Citizen – Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference – Strong oral and written communication skills – Interest in performing community service – Demonstrated ability to perform tasks independently as well as part of a cooperative team – Non-judgmental attitude and sensitivity to others – Ability to work and get along with others – Responsible and reliable
Desired Functions: Previous experience managing volunteers – Good communication skills – Strong organizational skills – Excellent work ethic – Motivation and initiative – Experience conducting outreach and giving presentations – Familiarity with social media – Extensive written communication skills, e.g. press releases and newsletters – Ability to conduct volunteer coordination trainings
Responsibilities: Recruit and coordinate volunteers for all MCC programs – Manage MCC Volunteer Calendar and VolunteerMaine postings – Conduct outreach and promotional presentations for the MCC – Conduct volunteer management trainings for MCC members – Produce press releases, newsletters, and other written communications – Assist with MCC recruitment efforts through career fairs and school presentations – Serve as the media contact for the MCC – Coordinate MCC alumni communications – Maintain MCC social media presenceApplications are reviewed on a rolling basis to November 1, 2013. Please note on the application that you are applying for the Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator position.
Contact Person
Brenda Webber
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
13-Jan-2014
Application Deadline
01-Nov-2013
Posted on
October 6, 2013

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Mecklenburg County NC

Natural Resources Coordinator

Job Description
The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Mecklenburg County Division of Natural Resources in managing 7000+ acres of county-owned nature preserves in order to protect water quality, improve forest health, maintain or enhance the diversity, productivity, and integrity of native community systems, and serve the citizens of Mecklenburg County through biological research and community outreach. Responsibilities in this position include conducting and assisting with natural community management and planning, biological inventories, non-native invasive species control, wildlife management and property/boundary management, as well as oversight of implementation of these projects. This position may also assist with biological assessments, reports, and management on 12,000 acres of greenway and active use parkland. May supervise permanent and/or seasonal staff. Must have experience using GPS, ArcGIS, MS Office Programs. This position reports to the Natural Resources Manager and must effectively interact with state, federal and local agency personnel, environmental groups, journalists, and the general public. Minimum of 3 years of experience is preferred. Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Biology, Forestry, Ecology or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
Experience with the following is preferred:
• Trail design, construction and maintenance
• Grant application preparation and government contract administration
• Property and land management such as survey and boundary marking, wildlife management hunts, prescribed burning and timber sales
This person will be required to work both independently and as a leader of a coordinated team. Applicants must be able to traverse rigorous terrain and endure difficult field conditions. Position requires a Valid NC or SC Driver’s License and the ability to obtain and maintain a County Operator’s Permit.
https://jobs91.mecklenburgcountync.gov/psp/XTERNAL/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&SiteId=1
Contact Person
Christa Rogers
Application Deadline
04-Oct-2013
Posted on:
Sept 30, 2013

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American Conservation Experience

ACE – Fall Trail Internship

Job Description
American Conservation Experience – Fall Trail InternshipOverview: American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a Non-Profit conservation corps offering team-based internships for Americans to take part in challenging outdoor projects in many of the most beautiful National Parks, National Forests and Wilderness areas in California.We are dedicated to providing professional development and service learning opportunities for emerging land managers and conservation-minded interns in culturally diverse and naturally inspiring settings. Anyone who is enthusiastic and has a passion for the outdoors is welcome to apply. This is a great opportunity to see what working in conservation is really like.The projects will range from restoration to trail construction and interns will live in the field for weeks at a time. It is essential to be enthusiastic and to take pride in your team’s accomplishments.Housing is provided in Santa Cruz and Lake Tahoe as well as food on project days.If you are ready for a challenge, please apply ASAP. WE ARE FILLING POSITIONS THIS WEEK.Check out our website and facebook page for more information:
http://usaconservation.org/
https://www.facebook.com/usaconservation
Contact Person
Andrew Mumm
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
21-Sep-2013
Application Deadline
21-Sep-2013
To Apply: Please email a resume and cover letter along with 3 professional references to Andrew Mumm with “ACE Intern — PBTA referred” in the subject heading of your email.
Posted on:
Sept 30, 2013