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Washington Conservation Corps now recruiting in Moses Lake! (Moses Lake)

Washington Conservation Corps

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compensation: See Position Description
employment type: full-time
job title: WCC AmeriCorps Member
Immerse yourself in outdoor environmental projects and cultivate connection to the Northwest, your teammates, and the unique ecological features that define our region. WCC is recruiting AmeriCorps members statewide! With over 250 field crew and Individual Placement (IP) positions, we offer a wide range of meaningful opportunities in the environmental field.

Serving with WCC means spending your days outdoors, in all weather conditions, accomplishing projects that restore and enhance landscapes across Washington. Crew members serve on a crew of five AmeriCorps members, along with an experienced crew supervisor who provides training, mentorship, and development opportunities. IPs serve directly with natural resource professionals, gaining real-world experience and growing their network in the environmental field.

WCC supports a variety of crew types (restoration crews, trail crews, and spike crews) and IP positions.

• Restoration crews focus on habitat restoration and enhancement projects such as planting trees and shrubs, removing invasive
species, and monitoring and maintaining restoration sites.
• Trail crews focus on recreation enhancements such as building and maintaining trails, public camping infrastructure, bridges,
boardwalks and more.
• Spike crews travel around the state of Washington to complete both restoration and recreation focused projects. Food and lodging
are provided while in travel status.
• IPs may engage in environmental research, community outreach and engagement, environmental education, and ecological
monitoring.

WCC partners with over 100 organizations across Washington State including Federal, Tribal, State, and local governments and non-profits. This includes partners participating in our environmental justice program, where crews serve in areas with high environmental health disparities. Members have opportunities to network with individuals leading ecological restoration and recreation access efforts statewide and regionally. WCC also offers multiple affinity group meetings and spike opportunities throughout the term, where people can voluntarily join a group based on shared characteristics, identities, or life experience. WCC prioritizes physical and emotional safety and provides training for all field activities.

Members are also eligible for:
• Living allowance of $1,441 twice a month ($2,882* per month, before taxes)
*Members with positions based in King, Snohomish, and Clark counties are eligible for a location-based elevated living allowance.
• AmeriCorps Education Award of $7,395 (scholarship) upon successful completion of 11-month contract (and 1700 service hours).
• Educational loan forbearance is available through AmeriCorps for qualified loans.
• Health insurance is offered by WCC. WCC pays the monthly insurance premium. Members are eligible for WCC-offered insurance
on their first day of service.
• Access to the Member Assistance Program (MAP), which is designed to support providing accessible and quality mental health
services to AmeriCorps members.
• AmeriCorps Child Care Benefit Program, which is available to qualified full-time AmeriCorps State Members who need the benefit
to serve.
• Three weeks of paid professional training in addition to day-to-day hands-on training in the field. Week-long training conferences
require overnight travel.
• Attendance policy supports limited personal time off without a reduction in stipend.
• G.E.D. exam fee reimbursement.

Housing: WCC is not able to provide housing or relocation assistance.
Positions in your area: WCC is recruiting to fill over 250 positions across Washington State, including 5 positions in Moses Lake:

CREW-MOSES LAKE/WDFW: This crew serves with Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife throughout the Moses Lake area. It is a region of rock, lakes, and sagebrush offering endless recreational opportunity. The crew meets in Moses Lake, Washington. The crew completes restoration projects including invasive tree removal with chainsaws, native species installation, planting and site maintenance, scientific monitoring, and fence installation or repair and other related tasks.

Eligibility and Terms of Service
Age range: Must be 18-25 years old, with exceptions for those with military service or with mental or sensory disabilities. Strong preference is given to Washington state residents.

Typical schedule: 40 hours per week, Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. When traveling, schedule could alternately be Thursday - Thursday (10-hour days) with six days off prior.

Start and end date: October 1, 2024 – September 4, 2025

AmeriCorps Eligibility: US Citizen, US National, or Lawful Permanent US Resident Alien

Application:
Learn more and apply online today: https://www.ecology.wa.gov/wcc.
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