Land Stewardship Trainer

Heart of Oregon Corps

About the organization

Heart of Oregon Corps’ mission is to inspire and empower positive change in the lives of young people through jobs, education, and stewardship. We aim to improve economic and social vitality while increasing pathways out of poverty. We are training tomorrow’s workforce today.

Heart of Oregon Corps’ AmeriCorps Public Lands Corps program serves local young people ages 17-24 throughout Central Oregon, and improves over 1,000 acres of public lands a year. The Land Stewardship Trainer position serves alongside of and trains these local, Opportunity Youth members. A Staff Crew Leader oversees each crew.

Crews of 7-8 local young people, a Land Stewardship Trainer, and a Staff Crew Leader serve mostly outdoors on natural resource conservation projects. Crews learn to use a chainsaw or crosscut saw, build a fence, control invasive weeds, and maintain hiking/biking trails. Project partners include the Deschutes and Ochoco US Forest Service, Prineville BLM District, among others!

Duties

• Serve alongside local youth AmeriCorps Members on environmental stewardship projects (minimum 50% of service).
• Support and mentor youth AmeriCorps Members during their term of service.
• Deliver field and classroom-based stewardship and environmental education and natural resources skills lessons.
• Take part in our AmeriCorps evaluation project.
• Transport Members and/or volunteers as necessary.
• Help plan, and implement, skills clinics
• Plan, pack-out, attend, and de-rig camping trips during camping season.
• Help with errands/field logistics and seasonal camp prep, as necessary.
• Recruit and train volunteers, speakers that pertain to projects and careers in natural resources/outdoor industries.
• Coordinate with Staff on certificate and training opportunities for youth Corps Members.
• Outreach and coordination with HOC partners to provide natural resource education, career exploration, and volunteer opportunities for youth Members.
• Develop and manage Service Learning opportunities to youth Corps Members.
• Assist/deliver Member skills and improvement evaluations (field and classroom).
• Assist with Corps Member orientation.
• Collect and record data associated with Program Measures (Sponsor Surveys/Environmental PM data collection).
• Assist in the delivery of other program services as assigned to the extent that it is not in conflict with the primary position responsibilities or any AmeriCorps provision including AmeriCorps Prohibited

Qualifications

Interest/experience in conservation and youth leadership.

21 and over highly preferred for driving qualifications (will consider 19 years old and up with previous corps experience).

Can meet the following requirements with reasonable accommodations: Frequent lifting and carrying of up to 50 lbs. Standing, walking, bending, hiking for long hours. Ability to work outside in all weather conditions, including extreme heat, cold, and rain. Ability to drive 10 passenger vans and 4WD drive vehicles. Ability to pull and back up trailers safely (or ability to learn).

Position requires frequent local travel in HOC vehicles. Occasional overnight travel required. Occasional use of personal vehicle with mileage reimbursement required. Must not have any major traffic violations or citations

Salary

$16,0125.00 ($750.00 bi-weekly living allowance)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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