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Sierra Corps Forestry Fellowship

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Sierra Nevada Alliance
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Chico or Mammoth Lakes, CA

Sierra Nevada Alliance


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Published 26 days ago

January 20, 2021
December 15, 2021
October 12, 2020
$16
40 hrs/week

What: Sierra Corps is a Forestry Fellowship program implemented by the Sierra Nevada Alliance that aims to increase workforce capacity for forest health restoration, biomass utilization, and wildfire resilience projects in the Sierra Nevada. The Alliance places Fellows with partners throughout the region for forest-health related employment. Fellows bring their education, skills, and expertise to engage in paid fellowships that provide assistance in assessment, planning, permitting, project management, and other essential forest restoration and wildfire resilience work. More information on positions and how to apply can be found here.

 

Why: Advance your career in environmental conservation and forest health by working as a Sierra Corps Fellow. Contribute to the increase in pace and scale of forest restoration at a time when it is critically needed.

 

Location: The Fellowship positions will be located in the Sierra. We are currently hiring for one position based in Chico, CA and one or two positions based in Mammoth Lakes or Bishop, CA. 

 

Time Commitment: Fellows are required to complete at least 1700 hours of work over 10-11 months, working 40 hours/week. All Fellows are required to commit to the full term of their Fellowship position. Paid holidays, accrued vacation and sick leave are also included in this time commitment. Positions start in January or February 2021 and finish mid-December 2021.

 

Required Qualifications: Each Fellowship Position has unique requirements related to the position’s function and these will be included in the Host Site specific position descriptions when they become available. The Sierra Corps Program has the following general requirements:

 

·        Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S.

·        Minimum High School Diploma or GED (higher education degrees are strongly recommended)

·        Must be a minimum of 18 years old and able to pass criminal background check

 

Desired Qualifications: The following are skills specific desired qualifications for all Sierra Corps Fellowship positions.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, Environmental Science, or other related field OR at least 

2 years of forestry vocational training and education 

  • At least 1 year of experience with forest health monitoring and assessment
  • At least 2 years combined experience in:
  • forest health monitoring and assessment
  • conservation planning and project management
  • environmental analysis and research
  • grant writing
  • stakeholder engagement and collaborative facilitation across diverse array of partners
  • Knowledge of CEQA/NEPA regulations and documentation
  • Strong desire to work in a forest health related career, ideally in the Sierra
  • Passion for conservation of the Sierra

 

Compensation:

·        $16/hr with employer-provided Health Insurance

·        Paid Holidays, accrued personal leave, and accrued vacation time.

·        $1,500 training and education stipend to be used during the Fellowship term.

 

Visit the application website for more information on how to apply: https://sierranevadaalliance.org/sierra-corps-application/


What: Sierra Corps is a Forestry Fellowship program implemented by the Sierra Nevada Alliance that aims to increase workforce capacity for forest health restoration, biomass utilization, and wildfire resilience projects in the Sierra…

Details at a glance

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  • Hourly

Benefits

Fellows receive full medical benefits, paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid holidays, $1500 training and education stipend to be used DURING the Fellowship, networking and career development opportunities.

Fellows receive full medical benefits, paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid holidays, $1500 training and education stipend to be used DURING the Fellowship, networking and career…

How to Apply

Please visit the website for full details on how to apply. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and complete the online application that can be found on our website.

Please visit the website for full details on how to apply. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and complete the online application that can be found on our…

Location

Chico or Mammoth Lakes, CA

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