JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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PERMANENT POSITIONS

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P-CREW Youth Corps Coordinator

Advance landscape-scale restoration within the South Lassen Watersheds Group

Introduction

The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment seeks a full-time Youth Corps Coordinator to oversee summer youth crews as part of Sierra Institute's youth corps program, Plumas Conservation, Restoration, and Education in Watersheds (P-CREW). P-CREW is a powerful program that brings together urban and rural youth participants (15- to 18-year olds) for two five-week sessions during the summer. Through this immersive, experiential learning program youth development into the next generation of natural resource stewards through conservation work experiences, field-based learning from natural resource professionals, and personal growth opportunities living and working in a small team of diverse youth. The Youth Coordinator’s responsibilities during the summer sessions may include: training field staff with the technical skills to complete natural resource restoration, advancing team building, problem solving, conflict management, project coordination, and recreation and education planning. The Youth Corps Coordinator assists the Sierra Institute in all aspects of advancing novel natural resource education programming and restoration workforce development as part of the P-CREW program. We anticipate a start date of March 2023.

We anticipate a start date in March 2023.  Position is open until filled.

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Collaborative Forestry Specialist

Advance landscape-scale restoration within the South Lassen Watersheds Group

Introduction

The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment seeks a full-time Collaborative Forestry Specialist to support the organization’s work to improve forest health through appropriate forest management, primarily through the coordination of forest stewardship and restoration projects. Our work ranges from project development through environmental analysis to implementation. Work will include developing and implementing silvicultural treatments, conducting environmental analysis work, and managing forestry projects. Primary responsibilities are the management of ongoing forest restoration projects on Federal lands. In part, this will entail facilitating innovative uses of existing tools and authorities to advance landscape-scale restoration in the region. The Forestry Specialist is also responsible for developing additional in-house capacity for applied land management activities in the region, as well as building inter-organizational capacity within the South Lassen Watersheds Group. The position requires an individual capable of handling a dynamic set of responsibilities with diverse skill sets required to move projects from the conceptual phase through implementation.

We anticipate a start date in February 2023.  Position is open until filled.

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Field Operations Coordinator

Help Build the Restoration Workforce of the Future!

Introduction

The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment (Sierra Institute) is looking for a Field Operations Coordinator to oversee field crew operations. This currently includes wilderness fuels module and wilderness trail crews.

Additional responsibilities include supporting forest health, fire management, and developed recreation projects and training outside of field crew activities. The Field Operations Coordinator may also be responsible for contract development, bid solicitation, and contract administration for forest health and fire management activities.

This position collaborates with other Sierra Institute staff including; the P-CREW Youth Corps Coordinator to provide opportunities for youth to work with professional crews; and the Collaborative Forestry Specialist to coordinate training and other implementation efforts.

The Field Operations Coordinator reports to the Stewardship Project Manager and may supervise up to 25 seasonal staff members. The position requires an individual with the technical knowledge to advise crews, leadership skills to motivate, and a collaborative spirit to work effectively with Sierra Institute staff and partners.

We anticipate a start date in March 2023.  Position is open until filled.

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TEMPORARY/SEASONAL POSITIONS

Spend a season contributing to meaningful landscape restoration work in a diverse and beautiful landscape recovering from the Dixie Fire.
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P-CREW Youth Corps

P-CREW Youth Corps engages youth (ages 16-18) on restoration projects to inspire positive development and foster the next generation of natural resource stewards!


P-CREW Youth Crew Leader

Introduction

Youth Crew Leaders are integral to the success of P-CREW. P-CREW leaders will have the unique opportunity to develop leadership and stewardship skills while supervising and mentoring a youth crew. This position was designed to empower P-CREW leaders to deepen their connection to nature, build trusting relationships with support staff, and feel confident building the next generation of natural resource stewards.
Crew leaders will be provided 3 weeks of in-field training to prepare for the P-CREW summer session. Once P-CREW begins, crew leaders will train, supervise, and mentor their youth crew 24/7 for two five-week sessions. Crew Leaders are responsible for managing eleven, 10th-12th grade teenagers while supporting restoration efforts on the Plumas and Lassen National Forests and adjacent lands in the Northern Sierra. Participants do not go home during the five weeks.
Thus, the crew leader position is very similar to a camp counselor role and includes facilitating safe and sustainable recreation with the crews on weekends.
Crew Leaders will be part of a team of three field staff, which includes a Co-Crew Leader and an Alumni All-Star Assistant.
The Alumni “All-Star” Assistant is someone who has successfully completed a P-CREW session and is returning to gain leadership experience.
We have various jobs available with P-CREW!
Visit our website and read the position announcements to learn more:

Read Full Position Description Here: P-CREW Youth Crew Leader


P-CREW Alumni All-Star Assistant

Introduction

Sierra Institute for Community and Environment is seeking P-CREW Alumni to re-join the crew this summer as an Alumni All-Star Assistant (AAA). This is a truly unique opportunity to gain leadership skills while sharing your knowledge and experience with new P-CREW members. The Alumni All-Star Assistant works with Crew Leaders to assist in building the crew dynamic, leading chores, inspiring group morale, and being the all-star crew member that the crew members look up to. The AAA must be able to manage a peer/leader relationship with crew members.

Read Full Position Description Here: P-CREW AAA


P-CREW Youth Corps Assistant Field Coordinator

Introduction

Sierra Institute’s P-CREW Youth Corps is an immersive, five-week, experiential work opportunity designed to offer employment on Northern California’s public lands to youth from rural and urban areas around the state. In 2023, P-CREW Youth Corps will field four 14-person youth corps crews to complete conservation projects such as: trail maintenance and building, invasive species removal, aspen and meadow restoration, and hazardous fuels reduction. Crews will spend their weekends playing in the mountains through activities like hiking, backpacking, climbing, stand up paddle boarding, swimming, and more!
P-CREW is uniquely capable of providing a formative and unforgettable experience for youth through immersion in the culture and communities of the Sierra Nevada’s largest watershed. Students will forge unexpectedly strong friendships, develop leadership and job skills, explore diverse and wild forests, and build pride and confidence in themselves. We purposefully design crews to be balanced across geographies and gender identities to foster opportunities for exposure to a variety of backgrounds, stories, and cultures among crewmates.

Read Full Position Description Here: P-CREW Assistant Field Coordinator

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Collaborative Forestry Field Technicians

Timber Marking Crew Positions working in Lassen National Forest

INTRODUCTION

The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment (Sierra Institute, SI), in cooperation with the Lassen National Forest (LNF) Almanor Ranger District (ARD) is hiring one Lead Forestry Technician and five Forestry Technicians to serve as crew members on a Collaborative Forestry Crew performing forestry work related to timber management and restoration treatment implementation. Crew members will work in cooperation with SI and ARD staff to implement timber sale and restoration treatment preparation work including unit boundary marking, marking of green and salvage (burned) timber, and collection of fire severity data. Crew Members will operate under the direction of the Collaborative Forestry Crew Lead Forestry Technician, SI office support staff, and partners from the ARD. Work objectives will be derived from treatment and management goals and will follow prescriptions developed for specific project areas. The Collaborative Forestry Crew may also assist as necessary with ARD/ SI priorities including youth engagement/ education, wildlife, and recreation.

Read the full position announcements here:

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Vegetation Management Technician - Apprentice

Work in beautiful Lassen Volcanic National Park!

Position Overview

The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment (Sierra Institute), in cooperation with Lassen Volcanic National Park (LAVO), is hiring two Vegetation Management Technician Apprentices (Vegetation Technicians) to work with and assist the LAVO Vegetation Management Team in all tasks associated with native plant monitoring and restoration as well as non-native plant control in the park. The work will include surveys for native and invasive plants, invasive plant control, restoration of disturbed areas, seeding and seed collection, and preparing additional sites for restoration. Invasive plant control will be done using both manual and chemical control techniques, which will include the spraying of herbicide. This is a great opportunity to learn about the diverse flora species that inhabit the park and surrounding areas while honing plant identification skills through hands-on monitoring, control, and restoration. The applicant should be capable of hiking up to six miles daily while carrying a pack weighing up to forty pounds.

The position offers a unique opportunity to visit a large area of the park and includes work in some of the most sensitive and beautiful areas within its boundaries. The Vegetation Management Technicians may also participate in similar activities to advance other collaborative restoration projects in Plumas and Lassen Counties. There will be opportunities to join other resource management crews and gain experience in numerous other tasks. This position is part of an exciting partnership between Sierra Institute for Community and Environment and Lassen Volcanic NP to complete a variety of important vegetation management activities.

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Cultural Resource Technician

Work in beautiful Lassen Volcanic National Park!

Position Overview

The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment (Sierra Institute), in cooperation with Lassen Volcanic National Park (LAVO), is hiring one Cultural Resource Technician (GS 5 or 7 equivalent) to work with and assist the LAVO Cultural Resource Manager in all tasks associated with cultural resource surveying and monitoring in the park. The work will include specific tasks such as conducting surveys for archeological sites,features and artifacts; possible testing of archeological sites; monitoring for cultural resources during implementation activities; assisting with preservation projects; assisting with data collection and management; and development of site forms and reports. This is a great opportunity to learn about the cultural resource management within a National Park through hands-on field and office duties.

The position offers a unique opportunity to visit a large area of the park and includes work in some of the most sensitive and beautiful areas within its boundaries. The Cultural Resource Technician may also participate in similar activities to advance other collaborative restoration projects in Plumas and Lassen Counties. This position is part of an exciting partnership between Sierra Institute for Community and Environment and Lassen Volcanic NP to complete a variety of important cultural resource monitoring activities.

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Wilderness Trail Crew

Wilderness Trail Crew Positions working in the Lassen National Forest

Introduction

Sierra Institute in collaboration with Lassen National Forest (LNF) is hiring a Wilderness Trail Crew composed of one crew leader and five crew members who will contribute to forest restoration and improvement of backcountry recreation infrastructure within designated national forest and wilderness areas of the LNF. Qualified individuals with an interest in trail work, wilderness management, and the active management of ecosystem services are encouraged to apply. The Wilderness Trail Crew will spend the season performing a variety of trail maintenance projects in Wilderness and non-wilderness areas of the LNF Almanor Ranger District. Work will include tread and drainage, brushing, log outs, and hazard tree removal. Work will be completed using hand tools, crosscut saws, and chainsaws. Project work will require backcountry spike camping. Work schedule will be four ten hour days with three days off or eight ten hour days with six days off based on project requirements. The Crew may also assist as necessary with other activities to advance landscape restoration in the region.

The Wilderness Trail Crew Members will work under the direction of a Wilderness Trail Crew Lead, Sierra Institute support staff, and Forest Service project partners to carry out various trail maintenance and restoration activities within the LNF. The crew will work cooperatively to re-establish and maintain access to designated trails in order to increase accessibility to public lands within the LNF including diverse Wilderness landscapes. One of the primary project areas is the Ishi Wilderness; a 41,000 acre Wilderness area composed of rugged river canyons dotted with basaltic outcroppings, caves, and unique pillar lava formations.

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