Click button at bottom of the page to Apply to this positionSimilar Nevada Conservation Corps Positions:Leadership Development Program (Spring)Las Vegas/Reno Restoration Crew Member (Spring and Summer)Reno Restoration Crew Member (Spring and Summer)Restoration Ecology Crew Member (Spring and Summer)Challenge yourself as a leader of a 5-person crew while conducting critical conservation work in some of the Southwest’s most beautiful areas. Serve from the mountains of Nevada to the vast landscapes of the Great Basin and Mohave Deserts. The NCC is looking for experienced Crew Leaders to tackle day-to-day responsibilities of crew life.In partnership with the Walker Basin Conservancy (WBC), as the Crew Leader for the Restoration Ecology Crew, you will lead a 5-person crew focused on the treatment and removal of Nevada listed noxious weeds in the Walker Basin Area. Herbicide application will be the primary treatment and control. Species of concern targeted for treatment include but are not limited to Perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium), Hoary cress (Cardaria draba), russian knapweed (Acroptilon repens), and Tamarisk (Tamarix spp.). The WBC have implemented passive restoration strategies, such as the monitoring and controlling of noxious weeds, in the hopes of infilling and the regeneration of native species to restore the land around the Walker Basin which is located in northwestern Nevada. Find out more information on the Walker Basin Conservancy here!
You will coordinate with the agency partners and collaborate with peers to see that project goals are accomplished safely and efficiently. You will be camped in the field with your crew on either 4-day or 8-day “tours” often in primitive and remote locations, and will be responsible for facilitating a healthy and cohesive community within your crew.
Different than any other professional experience you could imagine, being a Crew Leader with the NCC is a full-time commitment where you will always be a resource to the members, both while on service project sites or back at camp after a long day. Preparing for and leading a crew requires unwavering dedication, and a willingness to put the needs of others first. The successful applicant will demonstrate dependability, excellent judgment, and high standards. We are looking for an individual who will lead by example and be a role model for the members who join our program. Though this position is challenging, the rewards are abundant; and the bonds forged with your peers, and with the outdoors will last a lifetime.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
General Qualifications:• Maintaining a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service• Showing respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members• Participating in in-field education sessions, presentations and crew meetings• Participate in Service Day events outside of regular work scheduleLeadership Qualifications:• Clean driving record (must qualify to drive GBI Vehicles)• Current driver’s license• A willingness and desire to lead• Experience working within a Conservation or Youth Corps• Previous experience camping/backpacking in remote locations.• Previous experience with invasive species removal or pesticide application is preferred• Familiarity in plant identification• Previous experience constructing recreational trails• Previous experience felling trees using chainsaw and/or crosscut• Strong critical thinking skills and creativity• Possessing the confidence and ability to make decisions quickly and under pressure• Receptive to feedback from superiors, peers, and subordinates.• Ability to establish and maintain a positive workplace culture and camp life experience.Physical Qualifications:• Ability to work for 10.5 hours a day and to contribute to post-work day tasks and chores• Ability to hike up to 10 miles a day with heavy backpacks• Ability to carry 25 pounds continuously and 50 pounds occasionally• Ability to camp up to seven consecutive nights in primitive locations without access to running water and restrooms, all while in an all possible weather conditions. Assisting in food preparation, planning, and clean up• Ability to effectively operate machinery and tools while following production and quality standards set by the Nevada Conservation Corps• Follow strict safety protocol and maintain personal safety of self and others AmeriCorps Qualifications:• Ability to commit to an entire term of service with AmeriCorps• Be at least 17 years of age• Be a U.S Citizen or Legal Resident Alien• All position offers are conditional upon successful completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Any criminal convictions must be disclosed during the interview process• Be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (Limit of four unique terms in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards)Possess High school diploma or GED (or provide proof of intent to complete before using education award)
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