High Desert Conservation Corps is looking for a Land Stewardship Trainer, to serve outside on public lands with our youth conservation program. This is a non residential service position, serving a 10-month term (46 weeks), 1700-hour, full-time (40 hours/week). Each AmeriCorps position receives a biweekly living stipend, healthcare benefits, professional certifications, on the job training, and an education award upon program completion. This is a great opportunity if you are a young professional looking for a work related learning experience in your field of study or career interest.

The Land Stewardship Trainer provide’s training and support alongside AmeriCorps Service Members while also completing environmental stewardship service. This includes: developing and implementing in-field training opportunities, environmental education, field logistics support, and project partner satisfaction tracking. This position will have a special emphasis in natural resources career development, helping Members learn and practice technical field skills, encouraging a safe service environment, and providing positive mentorship. Crews consist of 7-8 corps members (ages 16-24), and complete a wide range of conservation projects, such as fire fuels reduction, fencing, habitat restoration, invasive species management, and hiking/biking trail maintenance, among others. Project partners include the Deschutes and Ochoco US Forest Service, Prineville BLM District, and Bend Parks & Rec, among many others. Potential professional development and training opportunities including: career planning, public land stewardship, & youth development. Possible certifications may include but are not limited to: CPR & First Aid, Chainsaw S212, Crosscut Saw, Oregon Directly Supervised Herbicide Applicator, and/or Wilderness First Aid.

Tagged as: Conservation, Crew, Full Time, Teaching/Education, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


The position is ideal for people with previous conservation corps experience or those with natural resources, outdoor leadership, and or environmental education backgrounds/degrees.

Required Skills:

•Successfully complete state criminal background check, NSOPW check.
•Must be a United States Citizen, United States National or Lawful Permanent
Resident Alien of the United States..
• Provide Social Security Card to verify SSN

Preferred Skills:

•21 and over highly preferred.
• Ability to pull and back trailers safely (or ability to learn).
• Use a variety of hand and power tools while in the field.
• Ability to work in all-weather conditions, including extreme heat, cold, and rain.
• Performing duties in inclement weather on steep terrain.
• Standing, walking, bending, hiking/carrying a 50 lb. backpack for long hours.
• Ability to drive 10 passenger vans and 4WD vehicles.

About Heart of Oregon Corps

Heart of Oregon Corps empowers youth and young adults through employment, job training, education, and service to Central Oregon communities. We provide programming for youth ages 16-24 that are experiencing barriers to success. Through our WORK, EARN, LEARN model, we are training tomorrow's workforce today.

Application Instructions

Please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected]