Recreation Facilities Cabins Placement (PO-00734232)

Intern(s) will serve with the Tongass National Forest to help maintain recreation sites. The two interns will work together most of the time with Forest Service staff on various projects throughout the forest.  Interns should be prepared to either fly, boat, travel by train, but mostly hike to work sites on a regular basis. The position requires being outdoors in a cool, wet environment each day as well as daily hiking, lifting, and carrying heavy loads.  There isn't any computer work involved in this position.

Cabin Project Details:
Assignments at the cabins include a 3 – 6 mile hike in and staying several nights at the cabin then hike out with a heavy load.  Tasks vary from each cabin to the developed recreation sites and may include:  vault toilet installation, trash removeal, cleaning outhouses, digging an outhouse hole and moving the outhouse over it, hauling, splitting, and stacking firewood, cleaning the interior and exterior of cabins, painting, brush removel, sweeping, raking, powerwashing, roofing, bridge building, construction and carpentry, patching boats, and fixing boat oars.

Developed Rec. Project Details: 
The Developed Recreation Sites are two campgrounds and three day use picnic areas- Hours are generally- 7:00am start to 5:30.  The intern generally does a 4 day work week. Tasks may include:  trash removal, cleaning outhouses, sweeping, powerwashing, painting, spliting and delivery of firewood, educating public on camping ettiquette, support of campground hosts, brush removal, culvert maintenance, digging raking, fencing, bridge building, construction and carpentry projects. 

The interns will be housed at the Juneau Ranger District bunkhouse, but will also be housed during work trips in public use cabins. Work schedules and assignments will vary depending on environmental conditions and specific projects. The work requires flexibility to adapt to various situations that may arise.  Safety is always a priority within the scope of work.  The interns will read and sign a Job Hazard Analysis for each activity.  The interns will work with a Forest Service Crewleader the majority of the time.

Compensation amounts:

  • $1,500 – RT travel allowance to work site and back
  • $300 – weekly living allowance
  • $200 – one time gear/boot allowance (reimbursable)
  • $1,500 – duty related travel/per diem (reimbursable with receipts)
  • AmeriCorps eligibility (Education award of $2,474.27)
  • Housing

Please provide a 1-2 page professional resume as an attachment to your SCA application. 

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

It is SCA's policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared prior to the position's start; this includes being fingerprinted for the FBI check. Otherwise, the AmeriCorps award will be removed or the position's start date will be delayed due to non-compliance.

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Position ID: PO-00734232

Expected Dates: May 8, 2023 - September 24, 2023

Training Provided: Bear Behavior Bear Spray Use First Aid/CPR/AED Fire Extengisher Use Defensive Driving Boat Passenger Training Aviation Passenger Training Radio Use

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Hiking, kayaking, boating, swimming, camping, fishing.

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Backcountry/Trail work

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Not needed

Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member

Interns are housed at the Juneau Ranger District Bunkhouse within walking distance to the ranger district where they report each morning.  The bunkhouse is within a 1/4 mile of a bus stop.  Interns will share a room with another intern or seasonal Forest Service employee.  The units have community bathrooms, showers, and kitchen.

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association