TITLE: USFS VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR RESOURCE ASSISTANT
START/END DATE: JULY 15TH, 2019 - JUNE 26TH, 2020
STIPEND: $520/week (+Education Award)
TERM: 50 weeks
REPORTS TO: US Forest Service - Carson National Forest
LOCATION: Taos, NM 87571
STATUS: 1700-hour AmeriCorps Service Term
BENEFITS: AmeriCorps Education Award $5,920.00 after successful completion
SOUTHWEST CONSERVATION CORPS’ MISSION
It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment.
Join the Southwest Conservation Corps’ intern team and help the US Forest Service carry out it's mission of "caring for the land and serving people"!
The Public Service Department of the Carson National Forest encompasses the Recreation, Lands, Heritage, Minerals and Fleet programs. Within these programs, the Carson works with communities, stakeholders, and partners to deliver a variety of important benefits to the public.
Specifically, the recreation program strives to be vital to the well-being of our visitors and communities and essential to the future of the National Forests and Grasslands. The recreation program sustains America's great outdoors and builds greater capacity to serve citizens of the southwest. It does so by focusing the recreation program on building strong relationships with our diverse public who enjoy and actively care for the National Forests and Grasslands of the Southwest, while also improving our effectiveness and program resiliency.
The intern will be working on the forest to increase the resiliency of the recreation program. This individual will help provide and manage for recreational opportunities that are both relevant and viable for present and future generations on the Carson National Forest.
The Volunteer Coordinator Resource Assistant will work on creating a strategic program to start the Carson volunteer program. Specific tasks include:
Work with the partnership coordinator to start a volunteer program on the forest
Research examples of volunteer programs, determining what model would work for the forest
Get the volunteer program up and running, figuring out how to sustainably fund the position long-term
Help the forest to identify and recruit for volunteer opportunities
Create effective ways to inform and educate volunteers on expectations, duty hours, job hazard analysis, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), safety practices, tailgate safety sessions, and after action review
Coordinator will coordinate with Project Supervisor and participate in projects on the ground
Create a central system to follow protocol for volunteer agreements, volunteer contact list, and email
Support Forest Service reporting
The intern will be trained in volunteer coordination, grants and agreements management, and trail maintenance skills. The intern will eventually be leading volunteer projects on the forest. This includes working in a variety of outdoor environments, being able to drive four wheel drive vehicles, camp in remote locations, use a radio to communicate with FS dispatch, and make a variety of visitor contacts in a front and backcountry setting.
The successful applicant must be self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period. The applicant must be able to maneuver and operate in a mixture of office and field work. This can include long periods of standing or walking on rough, uneven ground, bending, crouching, and stooping. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Prior to starting this position a government security background clearance will be required.
College Graduate Preferred
Social Security Card
Birth Certificate or Passport
To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application.
Contact Clara at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Required Skills Required Experience