Overview

Location: Fort Collins, Colorado (Greater Larimer County)

Term of Service: May 9 – September 22, 2022 temporary, full time position

Stipend Allotment: Total stipend of $10,240 paid in biweekly increments of $1,024

Benefits: $2,417.14 AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion for qualified individuals. This position may qualify for academic credit.

Application: larimer.org/ewd/lccc/joinus

Due to the short duration of the program, applications will only be reviewed for those that plan to participate for the entire program. Those planning to miss more than two days need not apply.

Position Summary:
The Forestry Corpsmember role is a temporary, seasonal position performing natural resource projects in Larimer County, Colorado. Corpsmembers are engaged in a combination of hands-on projects and service-learning activities focused on environmental awareness, community engagement and personal and professional skill development. Corpsmembers participate in ten weeks of service within the Larimer County community.

Schedule:
Forestry Corpsmembers are expected to serve 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday for approximately 40 hours per week. Holiday weeks will be modified to serve Tuesday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. This schedule may also be modified due to training, weather, logistics, or other unforeseen circumstances.

Duties and Responsibilities:
● Complete various natural resource projects such as fire mitigation, hazard tree removal, and invasive species removal using chainsaws
● Adhere to safe and proper use of various tools and equipment
● Actively participate in daily safety discussions
● Participate in personal and professional development activities including team building, service learning, and workshops
● Adhere to the Larimer County Conservation Corps policies and procedures
● Be prepared each day with uniform, boots, raingear, water bottles, daypack, lunch, and snacks
● Report directly to program coordinator, Tayler DeBrosse, (970) 498-6081 [email protected]

Training will include:
● LCCC policies and procedures
● S-212 Wildland Fire Chainsaws certification
● Wilderness First Aid & CPR certification prior to start date

Offer is Contingent upon the Following Stipulations:
● Must pass a state and national criminal history check
● Ability to successfully complete the S-212 Wildland Fire Chainsaw course, provided by the LCCC
● Ability to successfully complete the Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certifications, provided by the LCCC

Tagged as: Conservation, Crew, Full Time

Qualifications:

Qualifications:
● Must be between 18 and 25 years old at the start date of the season
● Committed to completing the 20-week program in its entirety
● Ability to remain focused, alert, and productive in difficult conditions and perform physical labor
● Must be dedicated to Larimer County Conservation Corps' mission
● Team oriented, punctual, and dependable
● Interest in making a difference in the community
● If selected, required to verify identity and eligibility to serve in the United States

Required Skills:

Physical Requirements:
Must have:
● Acceptable eyesight, including clear near and far vision, good depth perception
● Adequate hearing to perform essential duties
● Appropriate voice skills to be clearly understood on the telephone and in public contacts
● Fine and gross motor skills and use of arms, hands, and fingers to perform computer duties and operate tools such as pick mattocks, sledgehammers, rakes, and shovels

Preferred Skills:

Must be able to:
● Hike up to eight miles carrying 50 lbs. in a 10-hour day
● Exert up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to
10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects
● Climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and reach frequently or constantly

Environmental Conditions and Physical Surroundings:
● Exposure to variable weather conditions, noise, dust, airborne particles, and vibration

About Larimer County Conservation Corps

The Larimer County Conservation Corps (LCCC) promotes individual development through service for the benefit of our environment and community. Our programs empower corpsmembers to develop personal and professional skills, gain environmental awareness and actively engage in the community, while developing self-sufficiency to help them become productive members of our community. The LCCC is based in Fort Collins, Colorado and is an accredited corps through the Colorado Youth Corps Association and The Corps Network.

Application Instructions

Please submit your application on our website or at the following link: https://form.jotform.com/220467534488161.