Trail Maintenance/Construction Crew Member Intern (PO-00735237)

Interns will perform trail maintenance and construction, cabin maintenance and developed recreation site maintenance (80%).  They may also perform stream bank and wetlands restoration (20%).  All duties are performed in the field using a variety of power and non-power tools including shovels, Pulaski, rock bars, chainsaws, and brush cutters.  This is a multi-discipline position working for a Forest Service district recreation program.  Interns need to bring a positive attitude, willingness to work in inclement (wet) weather, long days and spiked out in remote field camps.
Field Season Specific Duties Include:

  • Working as a trail crew member maintaining and reconstructing hiking trails.
  • Working as a crew member maintaining and repairing developed and disperse recreation sites.
  • Working as a crew member maintaining public use cabins.
  • Working as a crew member assisting wildlife and fisheries biologists in data collection, waterfowl nest island maintenance and streambank restoration.
  • Assisting in public information/education outreach including trail hikes, campfire education programs, and special events.

Compensation amounts:

  • $1,500 – RT travel allowance
  • $350 – weekly living allowance
  • $300 – monthly housing allowance (for bunkhouse housing)
  • AmeriCorps eligibility (education award of $1,718.25)

*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.

*For SCA's COVID-19 guidance, please refer to

Position ID: PO-00735237

Expected Dates: May 22, 2023 - September 8, 2023

Post Office Box 280
612 2nd Street
Cordova, AK 99574

Training Provided: Training opportunities: • FS Chainsaw Operation Certification. • FS ATV Operation Certification. • FS Vehicle Safe Operation Certification. • FS Boat Passenger Training. • FS Bear Behavior/Bear Spray Training. • First Aid/CPR/AED Certification.

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

Bunkhouse on administrative site for both male and female. Each individual is issued a tent for camping while spiked in the field.

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: Yes

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