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Outdoor job opportunities with the Utah Conservation Corps

April 16, 2012 by cpehrson

crew repairing a hiking trail

 

During the spring, summer, and fall, the Utah Conservation Corps sends crews of 4–8 AmeriCorps members to conduct trail and restoration projects in Utah national parks and forests. As a UCC AmeriCorps crew member, you can find yourself anywhere from the desert silence of Utah’s red rock country to the remote alpine wilderness of the Wasatch mountains

 

The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) is seeking 4 AmeriCorps crew members to serve on the 2012 survey crew.  Crew members will conduct accessibility surveys of trails, campgrounds and facilities within the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest and work closely with the Forest Service to develop transition plans and make changes on the ground.  The crew will document such things as picnic table dimensions and trail width/slope according to ABA (Architectural Barriers Act) standards.  Crew members will enter survey data into a U.S. Forest Service database for use by the agency and the public.

They are especially looking for at least one crew member who uses a wheelchair, since wheelchair accessibility is one of the standard criterias used in the surveys. 

AmeriCorp crew members are paid positions through the Utah Conservation Corpsstart and go from June 4 through November 2, 2012.

For more information about these job opportunities, contact Kate Stephens, Program Director, Utah Conservation Corps, (435) 797-8135.

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