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Forestry Technician (Recreation) Intern

Idaho Conservation Corps – AmeriCorps 480 Hour
Individual Placement
U.S. Forest Service
Idaho Panhandle National Forest
St. Joe Ranger District – Avery, Idaho

Position Title: Forestry Technician (Recreation) Intern – 480 HR

Position Summary:
The Idaho Panhandle National Forest, St. Joe Ranger District is recruiting two 480 Hour Forestry Technician (Recreation) Interns beginning May 23rd through August 2022. Incumbents will perform a variety of work in support of the unit’s recreation program along the St. Joe and St. Maries Rivers. The St. Joe River is classified as a Designated Wild & Scenic River from Avery, Idaho up to St. Joe Lake. The St. Joe River has 17 campgrounds ranging in size from 2 to 18 sites, and 9 of those campgrounds are within the St. Joe River Corridor.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties will include (25%) checking visitor use of recreation facilities, and (25%) monitoring compliance with recreation area rules and regulations of parking, campfires, sanitation, use of picnic sites, and/or boat launch sites. Additional duties include (50%) reporting violations to their supervisor, cleaning recreation areas and maintaining improvements, answering routine questions about recreational activities, constructing and/or maintaining trails, and performing other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
• Willingness to work as part of a team
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• 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.
• Experience with hand tools, power tools, cleaning chemicals and basic carpentry.
• Experience with cleaning and maintaining recreation areas and facilities
• Coursework in natural resources, geology, forestry, or related field.
• A strong interest in resource management, public lands and visitor services.
• Basic First Aid/CPR

Duty/Housing Location:
Duties are performed out of the St. Joe Ranger District Office located in Avery, Idaho. Housing is available via the Forest Service bunkhouse apartments, but space is limited. Bunkhouse apartments are currently at $9.11 per day. They feature a furnished 2-bedroom, one bath with an adjacent building that houses a laundry room and a small recreation room. No internet is available at Avery Bunkhouses, but a phone is available for local calls only.

Terms of Employment:
One AmeriCorps member will complete a term of service (length dependent on commitment of hours), starting Mid May through August 2022. The member must complete a minimum of 480 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:
• $7,680 living allowance, prorated on a pay period (monthly) basis
• $1,678.57 education award upon completion of the 480 hours of service.
• $500 Gear Reimbursable Funding
• $1000/month Housing Funding
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: April 2022
Interviews: Will occur as qualified applications are received.
Type of position: AmeriCorps Internship
Service Dates: Mid-May - September
Length of Term: 480 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 St. Joe’s Ranger District Developed Recreation Manager Mike Frost at

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The member will not engage in any prohibited activities as stated in the Member Service Agreement.