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Payette National Forest - Forestry Technician (Developed Recreation) Intern

Idaho Conservation Corps – AmeriCorps 680 Hour
Individual Placement
U.S. Forest Service
Payette National Forest
McCall & New Meadows Ranger Districts – McCall, ID
Position Title: Forestry Technician (Developed Recreation) Intern – 680 HR
Position Summary:
The Payette National Forest, McCall & New Meadows Ranger Districts are recruiting two 680 Hour Forestry
Technician (Developed Recreation) Interns beginning June 6 through September 30, 2022. Start/end dates are flexible depending on candidate availability. Incumbent will primarily maintain recreation facilities, campgrounds, and trailheads on the Central Zone of the Payette National Forest. This placement will typically work five eight-hour days per week, likely Wednesday through Sunday. Days worked each week will be determined prior to placement.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties will include serving with FS employees, 60% maintaining and cleaning recreation facilities; 20% maintaining campgrounds and trailheads; and 20% cleaning and maintaining tools. This requires driving and working outdoors with a partner and/or independently. Projects will include recreation facility cleaning and improvements; forestry related tasks; trailhead and campground improvements; constructing, repairing and installing trailhead signs, and other carpentry projects.
Required Qualifications:
  • Willingness to work as part of a small team
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to share information and regulations with our diverse visiting public
  • A positive attitude
  • Current driver’s license
  • Ability to lift and carry 50lbs
  • Ability to work outdoors in remote settings and inclement weather on uneven ground
Desired Qualifications:
  • Attention to detail.
  • Physically fit for long days of hard work.
  • Experience with hand tools, some power tools and basic carpentry.
  • Coursework in recreation management, forestry, natural resources or related field
  • A strong interest in resource management and the care of their public lands.
Duty/Housing Location:
Duties are performed out of the McCall Ranger District, in McCall, ID. McCall is location 2 hours north of
Boise, ID and 3 hours south Lewiston, ID. Government-provided housing is not available so we are seeking a local candidate or one who can acquire housing in the area.
Terms of Employment:
One AmeriCorps member will complete a term of service (length dependent on commitment of hours), starting
June 6 through September 30, 2022. The member must complete a minimum of 680 service hours by the end of their term. The member will receive a 30-minute lunch each day and this lunch break does not count towards
AmeriCorps member service hours. Training will not exceed 20% of total member service hours.
Program Benefits:
  • $7,650 living allowance, prorated on a pay period (monthly) basis
  • $2,417.14 education award upon completion of the 680 hours of service.

The living allowance and education award are taxable. Members are responsible for providing their own food.
Service eligibility is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.
Application Instructions

Application Deadline: May 2022
Interviews: Will occur as qualified applications are received.
Type of position: AmeriCorps Internship
Service Dates: June 6, 2022 – September 30, 2022
Length of Term: 680 Hours
To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references and completely fill out the application form found at

Additional Information
If you have questions about the position, please reach Northwest Youth Corps Internship Program Officer Liv
Kelley at or Mike Beach at
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