Veterans Field Work Crew Member
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Veterans Corps is a new program of Conservation Corps that connects veterans to the outdoors and provides a continued sense of community as they transition from military to civilian life.
Veterans participate in non-military AmeriCorps service as Conservation Field Work Crews restoring habitat, managing natural resources, and occasionally responding to natural disasters or community needs outdoors. The program prioritizes personal and professional growth while teaching hands-on conservation skills in the field.
Members develop technical skills throughout their term while completing challenging and impactful conservation projects outdoors in nature. Members will be trained in a wide variety or skills and receive nationally recognized certifications and opportunities to network with professionals.
Field Work Crews complete projects in partnership with public land management agencies such as the State Department of Natural Resources, US Fish & Wildlife Service, National Park Service, cities, counties, and trail associations. Natural resources projects vary by region and crew location, but may include:
Invasive species management
Stream bank stabilization, erosion control
Trail construction & maintenance
Wild land fire suppression
We provide hands-on job skills training and certifications. This position does not require prior experience in natural resources.
Term: May – December, 2023
Typical schedule: Full-time 40 hours per week, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM. Hours may vary by location and project. Overnight travel (4-12 consecutive days) is often required.
Stipend: $2,376/month (member), $2,600/month (leader)
Education award: $3,247.50 that can be used on qualifying student loans or education expenses
Housing reimbursement: $100/month (reimbursable upon proof of payment)
Up to 20% of time spent on skills training, development, and certifications
Student loan forbearance on qualifying loans
Access to member assistance fund
Networking and career development events and opportunities
Access to the AmeriCorps alumni network
Resources and support for transitioning to civilian life
Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa, a nonprofit organization and AmeriCorps grantee, engages hundreds of youth and young adults each year in meaningful service, leadership development, and environmental stewardship. Our vision is a world in which everyone has equitable access to nature, is equipped to succeed in career and life, and is empowered to make a difference in conserving natural resources.
For more details and a complete list of locations, qualifications, duties, and benefits, please visit our application page.
To apply, please visit www.conservationcorps.org/join
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary
Pay: $2,376.00 – $2,600.00 per month
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
10 hour shift
CCMI requires all employees and AmeriCorps members to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 OR provide a weekly COVID-19 test.
Work Location: One location
Por favor, para solicitar este trabajo visita www.conservationcorps.org.
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