Position Title: Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge Restoration Crew Member - 300 Hour AmeriCorps Member
Location: Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge (northern Nevada)
Application Deadline: May 15, 2020
Position Term: June – August 2020
Work directly with Friends of Nevada Wilderness staff and volunteers on-the-ground to inspire interest, appreciation, and stewardship of public lands throughout Nevada.
Position Summary: Disconnect from the digital world and spend your summer in nature! This once in a lifetime experience will entail working directly on the ground to improve wildlife habitat by removing barbwire fence and unneeded, non-repairable developments within the spectacular Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge. A significant amount of time will be spent living and working in a remote location with limited communication capabilities. As a bonus, housing and food will be provided; however, some camping will be required.
Sheldon Restoration Crew Members will use a variety of tools from hand and gas-powered wire rollers, post jacks, hand tools,
cutting torch, and fire safety tools; be digging, lifting, carrying, hiking traveling by foot, truck, or ATV over rugged
terrain; work with volunteers during stewardship events; and work as agents of both Friends of Nevada Wilderness and the Fish and Wildlife Service when dealing with visitors and volunteers and must represent both in a positive way.
To Apply: Email Resume, Cover Letter, and 3 References to Pat Bruce at email@example.com with the subject line "Sheldon Restoration Crew Member
NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the difficulty in travel and moving, priority will be given to those living locally in northern Nevada.
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Friends of Nevada Wilderness is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to being a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and to do their best work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
We support service to community, with national and international impact, and the ability to make a difference. As an Employer of National Service, we encourage former AmeriCorps and Peace Corps service volunteers to apply with us.