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Forest Management/Fire Crew Member

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Forest Management/Fire Crew Member
Conservation Corps North Carolina

Job Description
The mission of the Conservation Corps North Carolina (CCNC) is to empower young adults through
meaningful outdoor work that benefits North Carolina’s land and water and creates healthy
communities.  CCNC is a program of Conservation Legacy that partners with ACC and public land
managers in North Carolina. CCNC engages motivated young adults (ages 16-27) to complete
challenging and impactful conservation service projects throughout the region. Projects may include
trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazard fuel reduction, prescribed burning,
and ecological restoration.  Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects
depending on project partner needs, including disaster relief if the opportunity arises.  
Title:  Conservation Corps North Carolina Forest Management Crew Member
Start/End Date:  September 1,2021 – August 1,2022
Stipend:  $400/week plus an AmeriCorps Segal Education Award
Status:  900-Hour AmeriCorps Service Term
Location:  North Carolina State University Hill Research Forest, Camp Slocum, 918 State Forest
Road, Bahama, North Carolina 27503   

 Food budget while on project
 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award upon
successful completion of term. The
education award may be used to pay
educational expenses at eligible post-
secondary institutions, including many
technical schools, or to repay qualified
student loans
 Conservation Legacy Employee Assistance
 Training and opportunity for the following
o ICS–100 Introduction to ICS
o IS-700 NIMS Introduction
o S-130 Basic Wildland

o S-190 Basic Wildland Fire
o S-212 Wildland Fire Chainsaw
o S-290 Intermediate Wildland
Fire Behavior
o L-180 Human Factors in
Wildland Fire Service
o FFT2 (Firefighter Type 2 -
o Wilderness First Aid and CPR
o ATV/UTV Operation
o Pesticide Application

Program Summary
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a program that is a partnership between Conservation
Corps North Carolina and North Carolina State University Natural Resources Foundation. 
Participants will be part of a six-member crew that will work on forest management projects that
protect wildlife habitat, working lands, military bases, and the Southeast’s longleaf pine forest
ecosystem.  The program will provide education, certifications, and on-the-job experience that will
help participants pursue a variety of natural resource management careers. The crew will partner
with North Carolina State University, the North Carolina Forest Service, the United State Forest
Service, and the North Carolina Natural Resources Conservation Service on projects that benefit
public agencies and private landowners in eastern North Carolina.
Program Partners
Conservation Corps North Carolina
The mission of the Conservation Corps North Carolina (CCNC) is to empower young adults through
meaningful outdoor work that benefits North Carolina’s land and water and creates healthy
communities.   CCNC is a program of Conservation Legacy that partners with Appalachian
Conservation Corps and public land managers in North Carolina.
North Carolina State University Natural Resources Foundation
The NC State Natural Resources Foundation, Inc. (NCSNRF), originally called the NC Forestry
Foundation, Inc., is the oldest foundation at NC State University. The Foundation strives to meet the
needs of the North Carolina State University College of Natural Resources, including management
of land holdings support for academic and research programs, and funding support for Natural
Resources Advancement.   
Required Qualifications

 Be between the ages of 18 and 27
 Must be a US Citizen, no exceptions
 High School Diploma or GED
 Pass Background Checks: All offers of
employment are conditional upon completion of
an acceptable check of the National Sex

 Offender Public Registry and Federal Criminal
History Check
 Be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps
Education Award

Preferred Qualifications

 Associates degree with 1-year experience
or bachelor’s degree in forestry, biology,
ecology, natural resources management or
related field
 Ability to mix, handle, and apply herbicides
in accordance with label directions and
crew supervisor instructions
 Ability to operate and conduct field
maintenance of vehicles and to recognize
and avoid hazards associated with
operating them.
 Ability to operate various types of hand and
power tools and machinery in a safe and
efficient manner.
 Ability to handle and maintain tools,
equipment, and supplies in good working
order for daily operation
 Ability to record and maintain data and
keep monitoring records.

Position Work Schedule
Crew members will live, train, and work together as a team.  Project work and schedules will vary
depending on season.  Typical projects will require the crew to live in tents or cabins on or close to
project locations for a variety of periods of time.  In general, hours will be 6:00 am to 5:30 pm and
include one hour of physical training, two fifteen-minute breaks and a half hour lunch break.
The program will begin an intensive two weeks of training focused on certifications and outdoor
leadership skills.  Informal training will continue throughout the term with on-the-ground skills training
that will include things like tool maintenance, plant identification, and an overview of public land
management agencies.
Supplies and Equipment
Crew members must supply their own personal outdoor gear equipment such as tent, sleeping bag,
sleeping pad, day pack, multi-day pack, and work pants. CCNC will provide tools, food, group camp
equipment (i.e., cook stove, water jugs), transportation to and from base camp to project locations,

and Personal Protection Equipment (i.e., Nomex pants and shirt, neck and face covering, fire-rated
work boots, helmet, leather gloves.)  
Essential Responsibilities and Functions

 Represent CCNC, North Carolina State
University, and AmeriCorps appropriately
to the public 
 Perform chainsaw work with an
unwavering commitment to safety
 Use, maintain, and repair hand and power
tools as necessary
 Operate heavy machinery as necessary
 Perform heavy manual labor related to
environmental conservation and
restoration projects
 Work long days outdoors in all types of
 Apply environmental conservation and
restoration knowledge and outdoor living
skills to all outdoor settings and work
 Support the creation of a positive team
environment that nurtures personal
 Follow written and verbal instructions from
supervisors and co-workers
 Commit to completion of all program
activities, including conservation project
work, education, training, and crew/team

Physical/Outdoor Skills and Fitness Requirements

 Sit, stand, walk, speak, and hear
 Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl for significant
periods of time
 Safely lift 50 pounds on a routine basis
Work in variable weather conditions at
remote locations on difficult and hazardous
terrain, and under physically demanding
 Successfully pass the Arduous/Pack Test/3-
mile hike with 45-pound pack in 45 minutes

 Remain adequately hydrated, fed, and
properly dressed so as to remain generally
healthy and safe, avoiding environmental
 Live in a physically demanding, possible
isolated environment for an uninterrupted
period of up to several days. Conditions of
this environment may vary significantly and
may include severe and/or trying weather. 
The remoteness is such that it may require
at a minimum one hour, but perhaps in
excess of 6 hours, to reach the nearest
advanced medical care. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Safety and Judgement Requirements

 Communicate danger to others in the form
of a warning of danger others may
encounter or a notification of personal
distress, injury or need for assistance -
must be able to do so at a distance of up to
50 meters and in conditions with limited
visibility or loud background noise such as
darkness or high winds
 Perceive, understand, and follow directions
by others so that appropriate and perhaps
unfamiliar techniques can be successfully
executed to manage hazards - these
directions may be given before the hazard
is encountered or during the exposure to
the hazard.
 Stay alert and focused for several hours at
a time while traveling and working in a
variety of weather conditions
 Maintain proper dosage of any prescription
medications without assistance from

Participant Behavior Expectations
Complexity/Problem Solving

 Communicate ideas and concerns with a
variety of people, including colleagues,
landowners, and supervisor
 Resolve challenges with supervisor
 Resolve management problems
independently or as delegated by natural
resource staff
 Consult with supervisor to develop plans
for resolution of unusual or complex
 Consult with supervisor on unusual or
complex issues
 Make responsible day-to-day decisions that
benefit the work of other crew members
and the crew itself


 Implement detailed instructions to
complete required tasks
 Work responsibly whether under close
supervision or infrequent supervision
 Proactively support duties such as routine
maintenance of equipment with help of a

Communications/Interpersonal Contacts

 Positively interact with members of the
crew, public agencies, and the general
 Consult with supervisor in the event of
unusual circumstances, problems or
questions that falls outside of general
management expectations

Environmental Ethics
Learn and practice ‘Leave No Trace’ techniques

Job Type
Bahama, North Carolina United States
Posted on
Expires on
Desired Start Date
Not provided
How to Apply
Contact Randolph “RADAR” Harrison

Forestry Cooperative Project Director

Conservation Corps North Carolina

1028 Washington Street

Raleigh, NC 27605

(984) 275-9322