Find the NC Youth Conservation Corps (NCYCC) opportunity that’s right for you!

We’re currently accepting applications for the 2018 Summer Season. All NCYCC positions are located in North Carolina, and members will be camping in tents for the duration of their term. The deadline for applications is May 15, 2018. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so don’t wait. Submit your application today to be considered for one of our crews.

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NCYCC Spike Crew Leader

_DSC8596NCYCC Crew Leaders serve as teachers, work supervisors, and role models for groups of youth (ages 16 to 18) and young adults (ages 18 to 24). Each crew has a crew leader and assistant crew leader. Together, the crew leaders oversee the health and safety of the crew, build community, professionally manage work projects, teach life and job skills, ensure high standards are met, facilitate crew education, and uphold the NCYCC  mission.

  • Age: 22+
  • Salary: $500 – $550 per week, $250 per week during training
  • End of season completion bonus: $500
  • Dates: May 21 – Second week of August
  • Qualifications and Responsibilities

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North Carolina State Parks Chainsaw AmeriCorps Crew Leader

The NCYCC State Parks Saw Crew will work directly with NC State Parks personnel to remove trees and debris off state park trails with chainsaws.  Project work will be in two or more North Carolina state parks. The crew will consist of two leaders and six corps members. The crew will live together in tents or cabins the entire season in state park areas close to the project work. The crew will work 40 hours a week with a typical week consisting of eight hours a day Monday through Friday, with one hour of the day reserved for focused education. The crew will continue to live together during the weekends and for the entire duration of the program service term. This crew will provide training and on-the-job experience to anyone interested in working for a state park and/or gaining experience for a natural resource career. The crew will understand the value of hard work, the contributions their work will make to North Carolina State Parks, and the need to focus on safety and excellence in all aspects of the project. Chainsaws and all other tools and equipment will be provided.

Prior chainsaw and leadership experience required. Must have a S-212 B sawyer certification and 1+years serving as a crew leader in a corps.  Saw crew leadership a plus. Crew leaders will participate in two weeks of training in Vermont and one week of training in North Carolina prior to getting their crew.

  • Age: At least 22 years of age
  • Living Allowance: $525-$550/wk plus room and board.
  • Position Dates: May 21 – Second week of August
  • End of season Completion Bonus: $500
  • Eligibility to apply for a 10-month NC State Parks AmeriCorps position to start September, 2018.
  • Qualifications and Responsibilities

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NCYCC Spike Crew Member

_DSC8362Spike Crew members live in tents in a camp setting and work on high-priority conservation projects to make a lasting contribution to North Carolina communities and landscapes. This is a traditional crew design, modeled after the Civilian Conservation Corps.

  • Age: 16 – 24
  • Salary: $10.50 per hour. (Compensation is based on an approximate 40-hour work week. $60.00 is withheld per week for room and board.)
  • Dates: 3-week crew: June 16 – July 7, 2018; July 14 – August 4, 2018
  • Dates: 7-week crew: June 16 – August 4, 2018
  • Qualifications and Responsibilities

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North Carolina State Parks Chainsaw AmeriCorps Crew Member

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The NCYCC State Parks Saw Crew will work directly with NC State Parks personnel to remove trees and debris off state park trails with chainsaws.  Project work will be in two or more North Carolina state parks. The crew will consist of two leaders and six corps members. The crew will live together in tents or cabins the entire season in state park areas close to the project work. The crew will work approximately 40 hours a week with a typical week consisting of eight hours a day Monday through Friday, with one hour of the day reserved for focused education. The crew will continue to live together during the weekends and for the entire duration of the program service term. This crew will provide training and on-the-job experience to anyone interested in working for a state park and/or gaining experience for a natural resource career. The crew will understand the value of hard work, the contributions their work will make to North Carolina State Parks, and the need to focus on safety and excellence in all aspects of the project. Chain saws and all other tools and equipment will be provided.

This will be an AmeriCorps experience. No chainsaw experience required. Chain saw S-212 certification training will be provided. The crew season will begin with an orientation and one week of project site chainsaw training.

  • Age: 18-24
  • Living Allowance: $1,750 (Compensation is based on an approximate 40-hour work week)
  • End of Term Education Award: $1,230 Segal Education Award
  • Dates: June 16 – August 4, 2018
  • Eligibility to apply for a 10-month NC State Parks AmeriCorps position to start September, 2018.
  • Qualifications and Responsibilities

*Successful applicants must undergo a National Sex Offender and FBI background check as required by AmeriCorps.

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*We encourage you to apply early for all advertised positions! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Click here to submit your application.

Field Assistant

The Field Assistant will start out in Vermont working closely with VYCC Program Staff to gain a full understanding of the program mission, goals, and processes of the VYCC Conservation Program. This may include but is not limited to areas such as Field Staff hiring, training, and supervision, Corps Member recruitment, and work project management.
The Field Assistant will make preseason visits to North Carolina to assist with the development of work projects. After Crew Leader training the Field Assistant will transition to North Carolina to provide field supervision to the crews which will comprise the North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps.

During the field season, the Field Assistant will train and support these crews, supervise Crew Leaders, respond to urgent situations, and manage complex logistics all the while inspiring Crew Leaders and Corps Members as a confident leader. The Field Assistant must possess exceptional communication and time management skills, the ability to effectively juggle competing priorities, follow through with multiple on-going responsibilities, and have a strong desire to take on an active role in a dynamic organization. Post-program, Field Assistant will play an active role in administrative duties including reporting and data management.

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Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator will work as part of a highly motivated team to manage all aspects of the NCYCC field program including: field staff hiring and supervision, crew support, Corps Member recruitment and hiring and work project management.

During the pre-season months, the Program Coordinator will assist with NCYCC Project Development and Partner Relationships, Crew Leader recruitment and hiring, Corps Member recruitment and hiring, and help plan and prepare for all aspects of the NCYCC Conservation Program field season.

During the field season, the NCYCC Program Coordinator serves as front-line field support for crews, providing supervision and evaluation of Crew Leaders, training and educational sessions for Crew Leaders and Corps Members, and additional logistical support. The NCYCC Program Coordinator must possess exceptional time management skills, the ability to effectively manage competing priorities, be open to ongoing training related to the organization’s systems and high performance expectations, follow through with multiple on-going responsibilities, and have a strong desire to take a leadership role in a dynamic and challenging a statewide conservation work and education program.

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