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Community Wildfire Protection Crew Member

Northwest Youth Corps

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Opportunity summary

Term length

9/23/2024 - 12/6/2024

Application window

4/1/2024 - 9/23/2024

Location

Eugene, Oregon

Hourly pay equivalent

$15.00

Project summary

The Community Wildfire Protection Corps is an innovative program working to mitigate wildfire risk to people and communities through fuels reduction. Young people ages 19-26 work in groups of 4-5 to create defensible space, cut back flammable vegetation from homes and rural communities throughout Oregon, and acquire training, skills and certifications to build careers in firefighting and conservation.

Opportunity description

The Community Wildfire Protection Corps is an innovative program working to mitigate wildfire risk to people and communities through fuels reduction. Young people ages 19-26 work in groups of 4-5 to create defensible space, cut back flammable vegetation from homes and rural communities throughout Oregon, and acquire training, skills and certifications to build careers in firefighting and conservation.

Benefits

  • Education benefit

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

19-26 years old at enrollment. Pass a criminal history background check. NYC encourages applicants who have had past systems involvement. Be able to arrive on time to the pre-designated meeting point during all training and service

Preferred qualifications

Desire to learn and grow. Positive mental attitude. flexibility and commitment to success. Excellent judgment. Ability to listen, give and take feedback. Desire to go the extra mile to make a positive impact on oneself, others and the environment.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Wildfire prevention and fuels reduction

Work environment

  • Rural
  • Urban
  • Outdoor