28 Oct
Trail Crew-Wallowa-Whitman N'tl Forest-Military Veterans Only (Riggins, ID)
Айдахо, Lewiston / clarkston

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The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, in partnership with the Mt. Adams Institute and AmeriCorps, is now offering a full-time, paid internship for U.S. Military Veterans.
***For more open positions and detailed position descriptions with full application instructions, please visit: mtadamsinstitute.org/internships/ or contact Katie Schmidt, Recruitment Coordinator, at (509) 395 3465 or recruitment{@}mtadamsinstitute.com.
Position Title: Trail Crew Intern
Position Summary: In partnership with the Mt. Adams Institute, the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest will support a trail crew intern who will be an integral member of the recreation team working in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest's spectacular Seven Devils in Hells Canyon Wildness Area. The intern will work with a full-time recreation specialist, and may be required to work alone or with volunteer groups from time to time. Knowledge of outdoor skills is helpful, but not necessary. The position involves strenuous physical activities in rugged mountainous environments. The selected candidate must be highly dedicated, adaptable, committed to the success and promotion of their projects. The job is located in areas that are both beautiful and remote.
General Responsibilities (to include, but not limited to):
1. Travel into wilderness areas for up to nine days at a time wearing a 40-60-pound backpack, which includes hand tools as well as personal gear.
2. With coworkers, plan and coordinate the logistics required for completion of recreation projects both inside and outside the wilderness.
3. Organize and establishes minimum impact base camps.
4. Inventory, collect data, and perform light maintenance, site and toilet cleanup and/or naturalization at campsites.
5. Clear trail and performs trail maintenance to trail standards, and may collect data for trail log, condition, and prescription surveys.
6. Patrol wilderness and recreation areas to ensure that areas are used and maintained in accordance with wilderness management plans.
7. Interact with the public providing education and information, and to determine compliance with regulations or specifications. May provide historical and cultural information about wilderness areas to visitors and recreational user groups; explains rules and regulations.
8. Provide support for area stock program including feed and care of the animals as well as fence maintenance.
9. Complete a Community Action Project that is identified by the Intern, researched, and implemented during the term of service.
10. Attend and complete all MAI/AmeriCorps training and service requirements including orientation, trainings, team meetings and national service days.
11. Complete and submit all necessary MAI/AmeriCorps paperwork and reports in a timely manner.
12. Wear an MAI uniform and/or appropriate identifiers and required safety gear while performing service or attending official events.
Position Requirements:
1. Must have a valid driver's license, clean driving record and ability to provide documentation. Must comply with Driver Certification and Safety Agreement (see VetsWork Application Documents on website).
2. Attend a mandatory orientation in Corbett, OR from 2/5 to 2/9, quarterly Intern trainings in Trout Lake, WA (food and lodging provided for orientation and trainings), and quarterly Intern meetings.
3. Ability to navigate rugged terrain.
4. Must have good verbal communication skills.
5. Self-sufficient in remote locations for extended periods of time.
6. Ability to carry a 40-60 pound backpack averaging 8 miles per day.
7. Ability to identify priorities and budget time efficiently while on multi-day trips.
8. Work around stock (horses and pack mules).
9. Process and organizes collected data according to specified data management protocols.
10. Work well in a team and with volunteers.
11. Meet other requirements of federal employee (eg. background check)
12. Must have served in US Armed Forces and have a DD214 with an honorable discharge.
13. 21 years of age at beginning of service term.
14. U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.
15. Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent, or commit to earning one prior to receiving an education award.
16. Ability to commit to the full 45-week term of service.
***Visit: mtadamsinstitute.org/internships/ for a full position description and application instructions.***
***To view a short video about Mt. Adams Institute's VetsWork program visit mtadamsinstitute.org/programs/.
Benefits include:
-$1,200 Monthly Living Allowance
-$5,815 Education Award
-Low-cost Bunkhouse Housing
-Health Insurance
-Child Care Assistance
-Student Loan Forbearance
-Networking/Professional Development/Training Opportunities
***For more open positions and detailed position descriptions with full application instructions, please visit: mtadamsinstitute.org/internships/.