The AmeriCorps Recreation Technician Corpsmembers (ages 18-35) serve alongside natural resource professionals with the U.S. Forest Service at the Chippewa National Forest doing hands-on visitor and outreach services placed in Walker, MN. The Recreation Technician Corpsmember focus is to help develop the Corpsmembers professional skill sets while providing expertise and valuable contributions to the host site. The Recreation Technician Corpsmember will receive training, supervision and guidance from experienced agency and Conservation Corps staff, learning hands-on skills in managing natural resources and conducting public outreach. Service activities will occur in both an office and outdoors setting, in all weather conditions and across all terrain. This is a full-time commitment for 3 to 6 month AmeriCorps service terms.
Must be a US Citizen, US National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the US.
Must pass the National Sex Offender Public Registry and criminal history check defined as no positive hits on the NSOPW and no history of violent offenses on the criminal history check.
Must successfully pass medical review process.
Valid driver’s license and safe driving record (no major moving violations or DUI’s in the past five years).
Positive attitude and strong commitment to service and community work.
Flexibility to work independently and with others in a team setting.
Ability to work outdoors in varied terrain and all weather conditions.
Strong communication skills, with the ability to educate and interact with members of the public.
Familiarity with MS Office software.
Strong planning, organization, communication and creative thinking skills.
Academic and/or field experience in natural resources preferred.
Knowledge of GIS software and GPS use preferred
Training will be provided in these areas as needed; up to 15-20% of the service term is dedicated to technical and personal skills training.
About Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa
Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa (CCMI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and AmeriCorps grantee that engages hundreds of youth and young adults each year in programs and initiatives that improve access to outdoor recreation, restore natural habitat, protect waterways, and respond to community needs and natural disasters. Our mission is to engage youth and young adults in meaningful service, leadership development, and environmental stewardship. Our vision is a world in which everyone has equitable access to nature, is equipped to succeed in career and life, and is empowered to make a difference in conserving natural resources. Learn more at conservationcorps.org.