U.S. Forest Service Recreation Individual Placement
Type of Job
May 6, 2021
About the job
Title: U.S. Forest Service Recreation Individual Placement
Start/End Date: Early June (flexible dependent of school schedules)
Stipend: $500.00/week (+Education Award)
Term: 18 weeks
Reports To: US Forest Service, Dolores Ranger District
Location: Dolores, CO 81323
Status: 675-hour AmeriCorps Service Term
Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award $2,360.00 after successful completion
Southwest Conservation Corps’ Mission
It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment.
Join the Southwest Conservation Corps’ intern team and help the US Forest Service carry out its mission of "caring for the land and serving people"!
The Recreation Program oversees trails, roads, McPhee Reservoir, Lizard Head Wilderness, and other recreation facilities on the Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest. This program is in need of local talent interested in learning more about the multiple uses of our national forests. This individual will focus on the maintenance and improvement of local trail systems as well as developed recreation sites. The individual will work with experienced recreation and trail crew member as well as gain exposure to other programs throughout the Dolores Ranger District.
Essential functions and responsibilities include:
- Engaging in maintenance activities
- Work in challenging terrain and weather
- Work in a safe and professional manner.
This position requires individual to lift more than 25 pounds, hike up to 6 miles a day in challenging terrain and weather conditions. The individual should be able to work safely and effectively with a crew, follow crew boss directions as well as be independently prepared each day to work in a physically demanding position. Prior to starting this position, a government security background clearance will be required.
- 18 year or older
- Social Security Card
- Birth Certificate or Passport
- S. CitizenshipPermanent Resident Card, INS form I-551
Alien Registration Card, INS form I-551
A passport indicating that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
A departure record ( INS 194) indication that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
- Driver's License
To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application here.
Contact Cait at with any questions.