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Women's Advanced Chainsaw Crew Member



Americorps Crew

Rougemont, NC
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ID: 2836-984
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Full-Time/Regular

Position: Fall/Winter Coastal WOMEN’s+ Advanced Chainsaw Crew Member

Dates: November 1st, 2021 – March 11, 2022

Status: Seasonal, Camping Program for the Fall + Winter

Location: Durham, NC

Stipend: $370/week

Ages: 18 – 30

Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award at the end of your term of service, Food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment. Wilderness First Aid & CPR/AED certification. USFS Recognized Chainsaw Training (S-212).

About Conservation Corps North Carolina: 
The mission of the Conservation Corps North Carolina (CCNC) is to empower young adults through meaningful outdoor work that benefits North Carolina’s land and water and creates healthy communities.  CCNC is a program of Conservation Legacy that partners with ACC and public land managers in North Carolina. CCNC engages motivated young adults (ages 16-27) to complete challenging and impactful conservation service projects throughout the region. Projects may include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazard fuel reduction, prescribed burning, and ecological restoration.  Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs, including disaster relief if the opportunity arises.  

About the Position

Our affinity crews create an inclusive space for groups that have been under-represented to gain hands-on experience, technical skills training, and professional development. These crews foster a safer, more comfortable learning environment where participants are able to maximize their opportunities to grow and develop. The term “Women’s+” aims to be inclusive of trans, non-binary, genderfluid individuals, and cis-women.

As an AmeriCorps program participant with Conservation Corps North Carolina, your office is the great outdoors! Each crew consists of 6-7 members and 2 leaders. Crews work and camp for 8-10 days at a time in either frontcountry (access to your crew vehicle and trailer), or backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations, in all types of weather conditions. You will work as a member of the crew; perform heavy manual labor, and complete conservation projects using a variety of manual and power tools. You will a participate in environmental education activities. Risk management is of utmost importance, and all procedures must be followed at all times.

Projects are located on Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Parks and the Croatan National Forest. Projects include hazard tree removal, fire line construction, trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction, re-vegetation and local environmental service projects. Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs, including disaster relief if the opportunity arises.

Schedules generally are 9-days on and 5 off. There is a possibility you could work 4-days on and 3-days off, or a variation of schedules. CCNC does not provide housing on your off days.  

Required Skills & Experience

Qualifications:

  • To qualify for the Advanced Chainsaw Crew, you must have previous chainsaw experience bucking and felling trees in a crew setting
  • To qualify, you must be a cis woman, trans woman, or non-binary
  • To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 27
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 lbs
  • A US citizen that has received (or on track to receive) a high school diploma or GED
  • All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.

Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements

Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to assist you with some modification unless it alters the fundamental nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of participants or staff, or places an undue financial or administrative burden on the organization.

Participant and Expedition Behavior

  • Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful and difficult conditions
  • Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program
  • Contribute to a safe learning environment, no harassment of any kind
  • Appropriately represent CCNC and AmeriCorps to the public and project partners at all time

Risk Management and Judgement

  • Effectively follow direction by others, so that you will be able to successfully manage hazards
  • Ask clarifying question when you do not understand a task
  • Maintain focus during workday, both while traveling and working in varied weather conditions
  • If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage without assistance from others

Environmental Ethics & Outdoor Skills

  • Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living and work skills as appropriate to the project
  • Live in a physically demanding, possibly remote environment for an uninterrupted period of up to several weeks

Substance Free

  • In accordance with a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and CCNC activities, and while on organization property

TO APPLY: Visit https://corpsnc.org/crew-positions

Any questions can be addressed to Andy Sommerville: asommerville@conservationlegacy.org

At Conservation Corps North Carolina, equity is a core value. To strive toward this value, we encourage opportunities for Black, Indigenous, Queer, Trans, and Women of Color (QTBIPOC) and prioritize engagement of these populations as driven by the intended outcomes of the programs.

This position is located at Camp Slocum near Durham, NC. 918 State Forest Road, Bahama, NC 27503. View the Google Map in full screen.

This position is located at 915 State Forest Road, Rougemont, NC. View the Google Map in full screen.



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