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Current Job dates:

Currently recruiting for jobs that start between February 21st, 2024 and August 31st, 2024.

  • Community Wildfire Protection Crew Member

    Community Wildfire Protection Corps
    Eugene
    $5,700.00 - $5,800.00 / season

    POSITION: Community Wildfire Protection Corps (CWPC) AmeriCorps Crew Member

    LOCATION: Starting from Eugene, OR and then traveling/camping within Oregon.

    The Community Wildfire Protection Corps is an innovative program working to mitigate wildfire risk to people and communities through fuels reduction. Young people ages 19-26 work in groups of 4-5 to create defensible space, cut back flammable vegetation from homes and rural communities throughout Oregon, and acquire training, skills and certifications to build careers in firefighting and conservation.

    MEMBER RECEIVES:

    $5,775 living stipend; $1,718 AmeriCorps Education Award; food, camping, personal protective equipment, training and transportation during the session. Compensation may change for the 2024 season, and we will provide updates if this happens.

    ANTICIPATED PROGRAM DATES:

    2/26-5/10/2024

    BENEFITS OVERVIEW:

    Training/Professional Development, this comprehensive training will not exceed 20% of total member service hours and may cover the following topics:

      • NYC Leadership Philosophy
      • OHSA Courses
      • USDA Chainsaw Operation and Maintenance
      • Brush Cutter Operation and Maintenance
      • Power Pole Saw Operation and Maintenance
      • Wood Chipper Operation
      • Driver (select Members only) and Trailer Use
      • Tool Use and Maintenance
      • Site Assessment (Defensible Space Inspection) Training
      • Work Site Analysis
      • Conservation Education
      • Risk Management and Safety Procedures
      • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
      • Crew Management and Motivation
      • Behavior Management
      • Time Management
      • IS-100, IS-700, S-130, S-190, L-180: prerequisites for NWCG Firefighter 2 certification ("red card") which enhances options for wildland firefighting careers.

    Position Qualifications and Certifications

    • 19-26 years old at enrollment.
    • Pass a criminal history background check. NYC encourages applicants who have had past systems involvement.
    • Be able to arrive on time to the pre-designated meeting point during all training and service
    • Desire to learn and grow.
    • Positive mental attitude, flexibility and commitment to success.
    • Excellent judgment.
    • Ability to listen, give and take feedback.
    • Desire to go the extra mile to make a positive impact on oneself, others and the environment.
    • Current First Aid/CPR certification (or obtain certification before the start date).

    HOURS

    • This is a full time, session based opportunity. Typical work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30 PM, but can vary due to weather, IFPL levels, training needs, etc. There will be other required camp chores, etc before and after these work hours.
    • This is an immersive position camping (frontcountry, not backcountry) with your crew. Time away from the crew is not usually possible and would require advance coordination.
    • Members receive a 30 minute lunch and at least two breaks each day. This 30 minute lunch break, along with activities such as setting up camp, meal prep, cleaning and crew down time, does not count toward AmeriCorps member service hours.
    • CWPC is designed to provide industry-recognized credentials and skills that can assist crew members in starting outdoor and fire careers. Crew members can go on to take the exam independently for the "red card" qualification for wildland firefighting positions.
  • Crew Leader

    Conservation Corps
    Eugene, Tacoma, and Boise
    $110.00 - $115.00 / day

    CAMPING CREW LEADER - SPRING AND SUMMER 2024

    POSITION TYPE: Crew Leader (AmeriCorps and non-AmeriCorps positions)

    LOCATION: Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

    DATES: Tentative schedule as follows:

    February 9 - May 3: Winter young adult camping crews

    February 24 - May 17: Spring young adult camping crews

    May 21 - August 16: Summer young adult camping crews

    June 3 - August 31: Summer youth camping crews

    TO APPLY: Submit an application online (https://nwyouthcorps.workbrightats.com) under "Apply Now", with a resume and short questionnaire; expect a confirmation email when your application is received. For questions, contact info@nwyouthcorps.org

    Northwest Youth Corps is hiring crew leaders for next summer to lead youth and young adult crews, camp in remote areas of the Northwest, and work on conservation projects.

    Crew Leaders lead, manage, and support conservation crews of youth ages 16-18 or young adults ages 19+. Young adult crews are groups of 4-5 members with one leader, in the field for ten weeks at a time. Youth crews include approximately 9 youth members and 2 leaders. Youth members come from across the country to camp, work, and learn together restoring wild places.

    As a leader, you will be responsible for ensuring the physical and emotional welfare of your crew. You'll work together on hands-on, conservation-oriented projects on federal, state, and private lands, and facilitate short daily lessons with our accredited outdoor education curriculum.

    This is hard work. You'll wake early on frosty mornings to get your crew started, and will camp in tents for ten weeks or more with occasional days off. Projects are physically challenging; you'll train your crew to safely use hand tools to build trails, cut down invasive plants, and restore natural areas. The young people you work with will challenge you to be the best leader you can be, and you'll watch them grow as a team during the summer of a lifetime.

    Compensation: AmeriCorps assistant leader positions start from $5,720 for the season but increases depending on length. Leader positions start from $110 daily / $115 for returners/WFR/WEMT certified applicants. Compensation may increase slightly for the 2024 season.

    Qualifications:

    • Age 21+
    • Current Wilderness First Aid (or higher) and CPR certification, or willingness to obtain prior to employment start date (please contact us for information about certification and training)
    • Current Driver's License; clean driving record for the past three years; ability to frequently drive NYC vehicles
    • Must pass criminal background check (NYC will consider applicants with past criminal justice involvement according to position requirements and applicable law)
    • Professional, traditional, or recreational outdoor experience; accustomed to living for long periods without modern conveniences
    • Experience working with youth/teens
    • Excellent judgment, decision-making, organization, and time management skills
    • Ability to lift and/or move up to 70 pounds
    • Ability to work collaboratively and thrive in a team setting; strong communication skills
    • Spirit of adventure; desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others and the environment
    • Experience working with diverse groups
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job
  • Spring Young Adult Camping Crew Member

    Conservation Corps
    Eugene, Tacoma, and Boise
    $5,512.00 - $5,700.00 / season

    YOUNG ADULT CAMPING CREW MEMBER – SPRING 2024

    POSITION: AmeriCorps Crew Member

    LOCATION: Multiple locations available. Crews camp together onsite for their entire session so local housing is not required. Project locations may include national forests, national parks, and wilderness areas throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

    COMPENSATION: $5,512 living stipend; $1,718 education award for college tuition or loans; food, camping, and transportation once the crew starts.

    DATES: tentatively May 8 – May 17, 2024

    TO APPLY: Please submit an application on our website (https://nwyouthcorps.workbrightats.com) under "Apply Now", which will ask for a resume and short questionnaire, and will send you a confirmation email. For questions, please contact Zeke Zeff, Member Services Coordinator: zekez@nwyouthcorps.org.

    Northwest Youth Corps is seeking young adults ages 19+ to camp, travel, and work together on challenging conservation projects across the Northwest.

    Crew members camp in tents for ten weeks, traveling to multiple sites across the mountains and forests of the Pacific Northwest. Experienced field staff provide training on projects such as tree planting, fuels reduction, invasive plant removal, and trail construction, using hand and power tools. You join a close-knit team of 4-5 crew members who play a vital role in improving our public lands and the environment.

    This is tough work. We work in all weather. Our projects are hands-on, team-based, and physically demanding. Crews camp together the entire session continuously. On weekends, crews usually go into town to resupply on food, get showers and laundry, and explore the area. Occasionally we have backcountry work deep in the forest for two weeks or more. We value community, connection with others, and mutual support. All training is provided. If you haven’t had access to the outdoors but are interested in growing your skills, come learn with us.

    All crew member positions are AmeriCorps service programs designed to provide hands-on training and experience. Crew alumni often go on to work for land management agencies like the Forest Service or Fish and Wildlife Service, other nonprofits, or in leadership roles with NYC. Training varies, but can include chainsaw/crosscut certification, leadership philosophy, trail construction and maintenance techniques, conservation education, driver training, and more.

    Qualifications:

    • Desire to learn and grow
    • Age 19+ (some flexibility for 18 year olds with prior relevant experience)
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs., hike several miles, and be on foot for 8-10 hours per day
    • Positive mental attitude, flexibility and commitment to success
    • Excellent judgment
    • Ability to listen, give and take feedback
    • Desire to go the extra mile to make a positive impact on oneself, others and the environment
    • Ability to pass a criminal history background check (NYC will consider qualified applicants with prior criminal legal system involvement in compliance with applicable laws and position requirements)

    Please see the attached position description for full details.

  • Winter Young Adult Camping Crew Member

    Conservation Corps
    Eugene
    $5,512.00 - $5,700.00 / season

    YOUNG ADULT CAMPING CREW MEMBER – WINTER 2024

    POSITION: AmeriCorps Crew Member

    LOCATION: Based out of Eugene, OR. Crews camp together onsite for their entire session, so local housing is not required. Project locations may include national forests, national parks, and wilderness areas throughout Oregon.

    COMPENSATION: Living stipend starting from $5,512; $1,718 education award for college tuition or loans; food, camping, and transportation once the crew starts. 

    DATES: February 19 – May 3, 2024

    TO APPLY: Please submit an application on our website (https://nwyouthcorps.workbrightats.com) under "Apply Now", which will ask for a resume and short questionnaire, and will send you a confirmation email. For questions, please contact Zeke Zeff, Member Services Coordinator: ZekeZ@nwyouthcorps.org.

    Northwest Youth Corps is seeking young adults ages 19+ to camp, travel, and work together on challenging conservation projects across Oregon.

    Crew members camp in tents for ten weeks, traveling to multiple sites across the mountains and forests of the Pacific Northwest. Experienced field staff provide training on projects such as tree planting, fuels reduction, invasive plant removal, and trail construction, using hand and power tools. You join a close-knit team of 4-5 crew members who play a vital role in improving our public lands and the environment.

    This is tough work. We work in all weather. Our projects are hands-on, team-based, and physically demanding. Crews camp together the entire session continuously. On weekends, crews usually go into town to resupply on food, get showers and laundry, and explore the area. Occasionally we have backcountry work deep in the forest for two weeks or more. We value community, connection with others, and mutual support. All training is provided. If you haven’t had access to the outdoors but are interested in growing your skills, come learn with us.

    All crew member positions are AmeriCorps service programs designed to provide hands-on training and experience. Crew alumni often go on to work for land management agencies like the Forest Service or Fish and Wildlife Service, other nonprofits, or in leadership roles with NYC. Training varies, but can include chainsaw/crosscut certification, leadership philosophy, trail construction and maintenance techniques, conservation education, driver training, and more.

    Qualifications:

    • Desire to learn and grow
    • Age 19+ (some flexibility for 18 year olds with prior relevant experience)
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs., hike several miles, and be on foot for 8-10 hours per day
    • Positive mental attitude, flexibility and commitment to success
    • Excellent judgment
    • Ability to listen, give and take feedback
    • Desire to go the extra mile to make a positive impact on oneself, others and the environment
    • Ability to pass a criminal history background check (NYC will consider qualified applicants with prior criminal legal system involvement in compliance with applicable laws and position requirements)

    Please see the full position description on our website to apply.

  • Youth Crew Member

    Conservation Corps
    Eugene, Boise, and Tacoma
    $333.00 - $333.00 / week

    YOUTH CAMPING CREW MEMBER – SUMMER 2024

    Northwest Youth Corps is seeking young people ages 16-18 interested in camping outdoors, living as a community, and making a positive impact on the earth.

    Crew members camp in tents for five weeks, traveling to 2-4 different places across the mountains and forests of the Pacific Northwest. Experienced field staff provide training and education on conservation projects such as tree planting, fuels reduction, invasive plant removal, trail construction, and fencing. You join a close-knit team of 8-9 crew members and two crew leaders, committed to play a vital role in improving our public lands and the environment.

    This is tough work. We work in all weather and our projects are hands-on. We value community, connection with others, and mutual support. All training is provided, and you do not need prior experience to apply. If you haven’t had access to the outdoors but are interested in learning, come join us; this land is your land.

    Dates: Varied, but there will be two sessions in early and late summer in each state.

    Location: Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Crews camp together in remote locations the entire time, and you do not need to be from the Pacific Northwest to join. Project locations generally include national forests, parks, and public lands.

    Benefits/Tuition:

    • $333 weekly stipend (plus potential bonuses), paid to you at the end of the session
    • $300 tuition cost, paid to us; significant financial aid available based on need
    • Food, camping, safety gear and uniforms provided
    • Up to 2 high school credits with school approval
    • All training provided

    Qualifications:

    • Age 16-18 at the start date
    • US citizenship or permanent residency (green card)
    • Positive mental attitude, willingness to learn, and a team player
    • Desire to conserve natural spaces and make an impact on the environment
    • While no experience with these is required, you should be physically and mentally prepared to:
      • Hike several miles and be on foot for 8 hours per day
      • Camp in tents for five weeks continuously without modern conveniences (phones, electronics, etc)
      • Follow safety protocols

    To apply:

    Please apply on our webpage under "Apply Now". The application has a brief questionnaire followed by four short-answer questions. If you have any questions, please contact info@nwyouthcorps.org in English or Spanish.

How to Apply

Our positions are posted online. The application asks you to create an account, (usually) upload a resume, and answer a short series of questions. You should receive a confirmation email once you apply; if you don't please contact us. Questions are welcome - feel free to send an email!


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