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Intermountain Accessibility Crew Member

Company: Idaho Conservation Corps
Location: Meridian
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

PROGRAM DATES: June 8 August 21 2020 LOCATION(s): Work will be throughout the Sawtooth National Forest and Intermountain West- based out of Boise (ID) Position Description: The Intermountain Accessibility Crew is an innovative AmeriCorps program designed to provide hands on training and experience to those interested in pursuing employment with land and water resource management agencies, government offices, education services and a variety of other outdoor careers. This crew will work in as a four person team conducting accessibility and access surveys on US Forest Service campgrounds and recreation facilities. Participants will develop technical skills in Survey 1,2,3 software platform, data collection, and accessibility analysis. Participants will also gain experience and skills needed to be successful in the outdoor industry. The position is challenging. Participants can expect to be doing survey and data collection at hundreds of campsites, in any kind of weather, across the Mountain West Region. . Our program is a highly structured immersive experience, in an environment that does not allow for much independent time away from the crew, time in civilization, or access to electrical power. We focus intentionally on the concept of community within our crews, which means we focus on being present with one another and do not use cell phones until after 8PM each evening (we intentionally unplug). Participants engage in many group activities each day to help the crew function, including meal prep, water treatment, and tool maintenance, followed by a family-style dinner and formal educational sessions. Participants are actively mentored and empowered by their leader and expected to take on increasing leadership roles within the crew, including acting as a leader of the day/week by the end of the program. Through these challenging and rewarding experiences, our programs consistently help members become resilient, disciplined, empathetic and strong. A high value is placed upon interpersonal dynamics and the development of robust workplace skillsets. Role Clarification: This is an AmeriCorps Corpsmember level position, NOT a staff member. While serving in this AmeriCorps volunteer position, corpsmembers need to abide by the below restrictions: Corpsmembers may NOT sign/approve official documents such as AmeriCorps paperwork, member timecards, performance evaluations, disciplinary contracts, project contracts or any similar documents. Corpsmembers may NOT be directly involved in project acquisition or contracting. Corpsmembers may NOT discipline other AmeriCorps members. While they may provide guidance, facilitate crew meetings, motivate, reward and uphold safety policies on the service site, all policy violations and disciplinary action must be directed to and handled by Staff. Duties and Responsibilities: Work Project Participation Interns will be part of a three person team led by a Lead Intern. Interns are responsible for the safe completion of data collection projects in a timely manner to predetermined specifications. They work closely with other Interns, paying specific attention to safe work practices, proper tool use, work quality and efficiency. The CAI is a high priority conservation projects for the US Forest Service. Development & Education: - Interns participate in educational group discussions at least two times a week. An Individual Development Plan will be created by each member to foster selfimprovement and reflection as the program progresses. Required Qualifications: At least 19 years old Ability to lift 50 lbs, hike several miles, and be on feet for 8-10 hours per day Positive mental attitude, flexibility and commitment to success Excellent judgment Ability to listen, give and take feedback, and learn constantly 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 Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others and the environment Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job In accordance with 45CFR 2520.65, AmeriCorps members may not perform prohibited service activities directly or indirectly by recruiting, training, or managing others for the primary purpose of engaging in the activities. Prohibited service activities are outlined in the Service Agreement and AmeriCorps member manual. During the program the crew typically works a 9 day schedule, working 9 hours a day with five days off though schedules can vary. Projects will start and end from HQ in Boise. Camping will be required; some camping equipment is provided such as a full kitchen. Members are expected to bring their own tent and sleeping bag. Members must complete a minimum of 450 hours of, averaging 40-45 hours a week - including service, training, education, and travel time. A 30 minute lunch and at least two breaks will be provided each day. No vacation time is provided during this program. APPLICATION PROCESS: Please complete applicant registration materials at http://www.idahocc.org/ QUESTIONS/CONTACT: Cassie Connolly, AmeriCorps & Community Engagement Coordinator, at Cassiec@idahocc.org or by phone at (208) 615-2726.

Keywords: Idaho Conservation Corps, Meridian , Intermountain Accessibility Crew Member, Other , Meridian, Idaho

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