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Conservation Crew Member in Appalachian Mountains

Job Details

  • Date Posted: January 10, 2022
  • Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Company: Appalachian Conservation Corps
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary: $400.00 / week
  • Housing Offered: No
  • Experience: No experience required

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Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) works to connect young people to critical conservation service work across Appalachia and neighboring communities in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, DC, and Pennsylvania.

Projects take place across the Appalachian Region, including work with the US Forest Service, the National Park Service, and other land managers. During their time in the field, Crew Members camp overnight and work outdoors in all types of weather conditions, performing heavy manual labor related to environmental conservation and restoration projects. These hands-on projects include visitor access improvements, trail construction and maintenance, habitat restoration, invasive species treatments, historic restoration, disaster relief, and much more.

Typically, Crew Members will meet at the ACC Office in Harrisonburg, travel in a crew vehicle to their project site and remain in the field for 9 days at a time, followed by 5 days off. While in the field, Crew Members work 8-10 hours a day. Crew Members are asked to work hard, stay positive, and be flexible with changing schedules, weather conditions, and project needs.

This is an AmeriCorps National Service position!