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Wilderness Trail Crew

Student Conservation Association
Fort Myer, Virginia, US
Closing date
Feb 1, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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Wilderness Trail Crew Expected Dates June 7, 2022 to August 25, 2022 Site Payette National Forest Position ID PO-00732218 Beginning on 1/18/22, all new SCA volunteer program participants are required to be fully vaccinated for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized or FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine.Full vaccination is defined as having received a booster shot six months after the Pfizer and Moderna primary series and two months after the Johnson & Johnson primary series.The Wilderness Trail Crew on the Payette National Forest will be performing trail maintenance and backpacking along 360 miles of trail on the Payette National Forest portion of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area. Duties will include: assisting Wilderness Ranger to brush out trails, re-establishing trail tread, clearing logs crossing the trails, cleaning out water bars, installing trail signs, and providing campsite cleanup and rehab.Required skills include: first aid/CPR training including certification; backpacking skills; map reading;ability and willingness to live and work out of remote/primitive work stations with no electricity or internet service for 12 weeks with no planned trips to town; flexible schedule, self-motivated and a hard worker. Ability to work alone and with a crew.Strong physical fitness required. Compensation amounts: - $650 - one time RT travel allowance - $150- weekly living allowance - AmeriCorps eligible ($1,678 education award) *All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes Conditions of EmploymentRequired to demonstrate full vaccination status for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized or FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine;ORReceive from SCA a reasonable accommodation granting an exemption from vaccine requirements based on a medical disability or because of a sincerely held religious belief. Additional information and instructions regarding how to request a reasonable accommodation will be provided at the time of selection. + Location Description The Frank Church River Of No Return Wilderness is located in central Idaho on the Boise, Nez Perce, Payette, and Salmon Challis National Forests. Two Wild and Scenic Rivers run through the Wilderness, the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, and the Salmon River. Elevations range from less than 2000 feet in the lower river canyons to over 10,000 ft. on the higher peaks. There are 2600 miles of Forest Service trails, 24 airstrips, 33 fire lookouts and over 100 trail bridges. Historic and prehistoric heritage of the area is a recognized component of this wilderness. + Training Provided Proper use of hand tools; Leave No Trace camping techniques; radio use; personal safety; campsite selection; environmental hazards; opportunity to be exposed to Forest Service Recreation and Wilderness Management, Land Ethic, mission and policy + Educational/Recreational Opportunities Opportunities to gain knowledge and experience about your environment and surroundings, yourself and what you are capable of in a remote setting. Opportunity for additional hikes, fishing, and seeing more country on days off. + Handicap Accessible? No Main Area of Focus Backcountry/Trail work Education, Training & Skills Expected Biology some coursework or experience Forestry some coursework or experience Earth Sciences some coursework or experience Recreation Management some coursework or experience Resource Management some coursework or experience Backpacking competent without supervision Camping competent without supervision Construction competent with supervision Hand Tools competent without supervision Trail Maintenance competent with supervision Further Details AmeriCorps Eligible Eligible Housing or Stipend Provided? Yes Shared cabin or tent with cooking facilities. No electricity, internet or phone service available. Certification Requirements CPR/First Aid Indoor/Outdoor Outdoor US Citizenship Not Required

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