LCCC Trail Crew Corpsmember - USFS (Seasonal)

Organization:

Larimer County Conservation Corps

Location:

Fort Collins, CO

Deadline:

Contact:

Tayler DeBrosse

The Trail Corpsmember position is a seasonal role performing various conservation projects in Arapho & Roosevelt National Forest. Corpsmembers are engaged in a combination of hands-on projects and service-learning activities focused on environmental awareness, community engagement and personal and professional skill development. Corpsmembers participate in 16 weeks of service within the Larimer County community. Position Title: Trail Corpsmember - USFS Location: Fort Collins, Colorado (Greater Larimer County) Term of Service: June 7 – September 24, 2021 temporary, full-time position      Stipend Allotment: $7,906.50 total stipend (paid in bi-weekly increments of $988.31) Benefits: $1,638.89 AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion for qualified individuals           This position may qualify for academic credit Due to the short duration of the program, applications will only be reviewed for those that plan to participate for the entire program. Those planning to miss more than two days need not apply.   About the Larimer County Conservation Corps: The Larimer County Conservation Corps (LCCC) promotes individual development through service for the benefit of our environment and community. Our programs empower corpsmembers to develop personal and professional skills, gain environmental awareness and actively engage in the community, while developing self-sufficiency to help them become productive members of our community. The LCCC is based in Fort Collins, Colorado and is an accredited corps through the Colorado Youth Corps Association and The Corps Network. Position Summary: The Trail Corpsmember position is a seasonal role performing various conservation projects in Arapho & Roosevelt National Forest. Corpsmembers are engaged in a combination of hands-on projects and service-learning activities focused on environmental awareness, community engagement and personal and professional skill development. Corpsmembers participate in 16 weeks of service within the Larimer County community. Schedule:  Land Corpsmembers are expected to serve 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday for approximately 40 hours per week. Corpsmembers must camp with their crew, Monday through Thursday for 12 weeks of the project season.  This schedule may be modified due to weather, logistics, or other unforeseen circumstances.     Duties and Responsibilities: Complete various conservation projects such as trail maintenance and rock work.   Adhere to safe and proper use of various tools and equipment Actively participate in daily safety discussions Participate in personal and professional development activities including team building, service learning, and workshops Adhere to the Larimer County Conservation Corps policies and procedures Be prepared each day with uniform, work boots, raingear, water bottles, daypack, lunch and snacks Report directly to program coordinator, Tayler DeBrosse, (970) 498-6081 tdebrosse@larimer.org Training will include: LCCC policies and procedures Trail maintenance and construction  Qualifications: Must be between 18 and 25 years old at the start date of the season Committed to completing the summer program in its entirety Ability to remain focused, alert, and productive in difficult working conditions and perform physical labor  Must be dedicated to Larimer County Conservation Corps' mission Team oriented, punctual, and dependable with a strong work ethic Interest in making a difference in the community If selected, required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States Physical Requirements: Must have: Acceptable eyesight, including clear near and far vision, good depth perception Adequate hearing to perform job function Appropriate voice skills to be clearly understood on the telephone and in public contacts Fine and gross motor skills and use of arms, hands, and fingers to perform computer duties and operate tools such as pick mattocks, sledge hammers, rakes, and shovels Must be able to: Hike up to six miles carrying 50 lbs. in a 10 hour day Exert up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects Climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and reach frequently or constantly  Environmental Conditions and Physical Surroundings: Exposure to variable weather conditions, noise, dust and airborne particles Offer is Contingent upon the Following Stipulation: Must pass a state and national criminal history check