Interns will also assist in providing visitor education to Forest users including Wilderness Leave No Trace programs, to help to prevent resource damage and minimize impact on the land. Additional duties include answering phones, responding to emails, and assisting a variety of District personnel with administrative functions. This position is a great introduction to work in the Forest Service as front line team members provide a direct conduit between Forest users and District Staff.
Position Duties include:
- Issuing BWCAW Permits
- Providing Leave-No-Trace education based upon an existing curriculum
- Answering phones and emails
- Supporting district functional areas with administrative duties (printing, copying, filing)
- Selling maps and gift store merchandise
- Providing information related to various permits (special use, gravel, firewood, etc)
- First Aid/CPR
- Leave No Trace Training
- $300/week* Living Allowance
- $1,100* To/From Travel Allowance, paid once with first paycheck
- Housing provided on site
- Hours served can be applied toward the Public Land Corp (PLC) hiring authority
*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes.
Please note, this position is NOT eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award.
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Position ID: PO-00734924
Expected Dates: May 15, 2023 - August 6, 2023
320 N Hwy 53
Cook, MN 55723
Training Provided: 1. Recreation.gov permit issuances 2. Leave No Trace education 3. Administrative support and collections
Educational/Recreational Opportunities: The Superior National Forest is located in the northeast tip of Minnesota and is sandwiched between Lake Superior and the Canadian border. One third of its three million acres contains the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).
Handicap Accessible?: Yes
Main Area of Focus: Visitor Services and Site Operations
AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible
Driving Logistics: Recommended
The member could survive without a car in any of these locations, but they would have a better experience if they had a car to explore areas of northern Minnesota that are outside of these three communities
Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member
The LaCroix Ranger District in Cook, MN has housing units with six bedrooms that are furnished with beds and dressers to accommodate two people each and a shared kitchen and living room. There are two shared bathrooms and one includes a clothes washer and dryer. Depending on the number of bunkhouse residents the bedrooms will be shared, single rooms cannot be guaranteed.
US Citizenship: Yes