Job ID:  26113891

Company:  Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa

Application Type:  Seeking Full-time (post graduate opportunities)

Job Title:  Field Specialist

Description:  Field Specialist Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa is hiring 7 AmeriCorps Field Specialists (ages 18-25) positions based throughout Minnesota with the Corps and other host agencies. Field Specialists provide training, education, coordination and leadership to ensure a positive and safe experience for Regional AmeriCorps members. Primary responsibilities include: fostering AmeriCorps member development through experiential learning, providing technical skills training, monitoring field safety and conducting equipment maintenance. JOB DETAILS: -- Location: Saint Paul, MN -- AmeriCorps service position (ages 18-25 preferred) -- Term: January 8-December 13, 2019 -- Schedule: 40 hours per week, Monday Thursday, 7:00 AM 5:30 PM (typical) -- Stipend: $1990/mo -- Education award: $5920 upon successful completion of term Locations (Minnesota) and Job Descriptions: This is not a residential program participants must secure housing near the crew shop location. Lodging (tents in mild temperatures or motels in winter) and food will only be provided during out-of-town service projects. Depending on crew location, up to 90% of projects will be out-of-town assignments, requiring camping for 4 to 12 consecutive days, or up to 31 days for disaster relief deployment. To view a full job description, including position-specific qualifications, please visit our application page. -- Bemidji (based with the Conservation Corps) -- Brainerd (based with the Conservation Corps) -- Grand Rapids (based with the Minnesota DNR) -- Rochester (based with The Nature Conservancy) 2 positions -- New Ulm (based with the Minnesota DNR) -- Whitewater State Park (based with the Minnesota DNR) QUALIFICATIONS: -- Working knowledge of conservation project management from a variety of disciplines. -- Experience with hand and power tools, tree felling and chainsaw operations, construction and mechanical skills, prescribed burning and wildland firefighting. -- Previous experience in a leadership role, including coordinating and implementing trainings. -- Effective communication skills. REQUIREMENTS: -- Current First Aid/CPR certificate. -- Valid driver s license and safe driving record (no major moving violations or DUIs in the past five years). -- Flexible schedule to accommodate week-long out-of-town projects and emergency response. -- Ability to perform the Essential Service Functions 40 hours per week, including long (10 hr) days of physically demanding outdoor work. -- Full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award. PERKS: -- Learn valuable job and leadership skills applicable to any career -- Earn an AmeriCorps education award for school expenses or to pay off qualified student loans -- Learn about current environmental issues and network with natural resource professionals -- Get field experience and gain natural resource management skills For more details and a complete list of qualifications and requirements, please visit our application page. APPLY ONLINE: DEADLINE: October 5, 2018 Questions? Contact Megan Zeiher, Recruitment Coordinator recruit or 651-209-9900 x35

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