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Working Lands Climate Corps Member

Utah State University - Utah Conservation Corps

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Opportunity summary

Term length

05/15/24 - 04/14/25

Application window

04/28/24 - 09/30/24

Location

Brigham City, Utah

Hourly pay equivalent

$17.65

Project summary

A program of the American Climate Corps, the Working Lands Climate Corps will engage at least 100 young adults in technical skills training in climate-smart agriculture and forestry practices at host sites across the country.

Opportunity description

The WLCC member will work to complete a wetland habitat restoration study using virtual fencing and grazing of invasive phragmites and work with faculty to manage educational workshops, field visits, and data collection as well as provide technical reports to agencies and producers. The member will also manage communications, planning, and facilitation of Climate-Smart educational programming for lambing/kidding workshops and rangeland camps that will target Native American tribal members.

Benefits

  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Childcare

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

Be at least 17 years old at the start of service. Have a high school diploma or equivalent or agree to obtain a high school diploma prior to using the earned education award. Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States. Satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria. Other qualifications may be required by the host site.

Preferred qualifications

Knowledge of livestock and agriculture production. Experience in large animal handling. Experience teaching adults and youth. Technical writing skills. Computer skills on programs like: Word, Excel, Canva, Qualtrics. Data collection and management skills. Organization skills. Personal Vehicle. Comfort being in the field/work area alone.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Forestry
  • Environmental Justice
  • Climate Smart Agriculture and Sustainable Farming
  • Natural Resource Preservation and Conservation

Work environment

  • Individual placement
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor