2018 Western Roving Team Master

Expected Dates
May 13, 2018 to September 2, 2018
Position ID
Ready for an adventure! Travel the Western Unitied States and serve on multiple projects that make a difference. 

The Western Roving team will travel to different federal agency field sites around the Western United States completing work projects at each site.  Projects may include: trail work, wildland fire fuels reduction, wilderness restoration, data surveys, facilities maintenance, fence construction or repair, and invasive species monitoring and/or removal.  Applicants of this project should be prepared for difficult terrain with a wide range of weather conditions. 

Field-life is rugged, and while in the field, members should expect to live without electricity, running water, and cell phone reception; additionally, while serving in the field, this program is alcohol free.  Members will typically have 3-5 days off between projects.  The crew’s housing will vary depending on the options available at their project sites.  Members should be prepared to camp for much of this program.  

Member Responsibilities:
Ensure project, basecamp, community, and general safety standards are upheld; full engagement is expected in all work projects and community activities
Interfacing with general public in a manner that reflects positively upon the crew, organization, and agency
Menu planning and food shopping for hitch
Creating environmentally-themed lessons to present for crew enrichment learning
Recording work totals and creating reports for submission to agency partners; this will include GPS field data collection

Member Qualifications:
Eligible to enroll in AmeriCorps
Commitment to living and working within an intensive crew environment; interpersonal skills and community living experience are pluses
Commitment to service in working conditions that will include: extreme heat, extreme cold, high winds, and precipitation
Ability to hike long distances over rugged terrain; ability to hike with a heavy backpack (35lbs)
Ability to enroll in AmeriCorps Education Award Program
Ability to pass SCA background check
Valid driver’s license and ability to pass Motor Vehicle Records check preferred (21+)
Between 18 and 25 years of age when program starts 
Member Benefits:
Compensation: $100.00/week living allowance
Health Insurance
AmeriCorps Award (450 hours - $1,493)
Travel grant of $650 total to cover costs to and from your home to the project site
All food provided while on hitch; members must provide their own food during off-time
Trainings provided: Wilderness First Aid, Conservation Work Skills, chainsaw training
  • Public lands in the western United States. Team members should expect to travel frequently between project locations. Most project sites for this team are located in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California, but specific project locations are subject to change.
  • The team will begin the project by joining our other Conservation Corps Teams for Training outside of Salmon, Idaho. Training will consist of:
    SCA Orientation
    SCA Conservation Work Skills Training
    Wilderness First Aid and CPR
    S-212 Chainsaw Training
  • Cross Cut Saw;Other
Main Area of Focus
Backcountry/Trail work
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
some experience
competent with supervision
Chain Saw Skills
some experience
Hand Tools
some experience
Trail Maintenance
some experience
All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
some experience