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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

Junction, 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 partner directly with NRCS and local conservation districts to distribute Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry information to local landowners that may be overlooked in existing outreach efforts. This member will travel extensively throughout these two rural counties making presentations to educate and inform commnity members and producers on funding opportunities, resulting in increased conservation.

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

Ability to work independently and productively. Willingness to study and learn details of complex funding opportunities. Ability to educate others about complex funding opportunities. Must have basic computer skills. Must be capable of utilizing social media to disseminate information. Must be willing to follow all organizational policies and procedures.

Opportunity details

Focus area

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

Work environment

  • Individual placement
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor