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PMSC AmeriCorps Member – WPC Land Stewardship

Bear Run Nature Reserve (Mill Run, PA)

The PMSC AmeriCorps member will serve with Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s Land Stewardship program to support projects that enhance ecological health, restore natural communities, and provide recreational opportunities at the 5,100-acre Bear Run Nature Reserve and other Conservancy preserves.

Job Duties

The member will be responsible for maintenance of hiking trails and backcountry campsites, invasive plant removal, boundary maintenance, and other land management activities, and will assist with conservation easement monitoring and volunteer workdays.

Absolute Requirements

  • Academic requirement – Some college with related coursework in natural resource management or a related field. Extensive practical experience may substitute for academic coursework.
  • Experience requirement – Some outdoor work experience required. Trail work and experience with power equipment (chainsaw and weedwhacker) is preferred. Must be able to work independently and in a group setting. Experience using GPS and GIS applications is preferred but not required.
  • Additional comments –Given the rural location and COVID protocols, the member will be required to have a personal vehicle and valid driver’s license.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to spend extended periods of time in excessive heat and potentially inclement weather and stamina to work long hours hiking through rough, steep terrain

Location

This position's primary location(s): Bear Run Nature Reserve (Mill Run, PA)

Position Duration

September 19, 2022 – August 4, 2023 (1700 hours)

Pay

AmeriCorps living stipend of $835.72-biweekly. An education award of $6,495 is earned after a successful term of service. Applicants must be willing to commit to the entire service period.

Application Process

Please send a letter, resume and salary requirements to azadnik@paconserve.org and list PMSC-Land Stewardship in the subject line.

To learn more about the Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps (PMSC) visit https://www.pmsc.org/.

Application Deadline

July 25, 2022

COVID-19 Considerations

All WPC/Fallingwater locations are mask friendly, but not required. We are encouraging vaccinations. All employees are required to follow the WPC Covid policy in effect, which is subject to change based on CDC recommendations.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is fully committed to diversity and inclusion. We seek contributors from all backgrounds to join our team. Read our equal opportunity employer statement.