Must be 18+ Years old to apply
180 hours in the program earns student members a half credit in recovery or elective credits.
32/40 hours per week
Year round Crew position
Work2Learn OCC is a leading environmental conservation program dedicated to reducing wildfire risks, preserving natural ecosystems, and protecting communities through effective fire-fuel mitigation efforts. Our mission is to create healthier forests and landscapes while providing hands-on education and work opportunities to young adults through our Work2Learn Program.
Job Description: Are you a young adult passionate about environmental conservation, eager to learn, and looking for a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in Fire fuel mitigation? If so, our Work2Learn Program is your chance to make a real impact while developing valuable skills, certifications, and knowledge in this critical field. This Position is Full-Time 32-40Hrs/ Week. You will work beside 4-5 other crew members Monday-Friday.
- Work in a team to implement fire fuels mitigation strategies in various natural and urban settings.
- Operate and maintain tools and equipment used in fire fuels reduction, including chainsaws, brush chippers, and hand tools.
- Create defensible space and firebreaks through vegetation clearing, Falling trees, and other mitigation techniques.
- Assist in hazard assessments and mitigation planning.
- Participate in fire prevention and education programs for local communities.
- Collaborate with experienced professionals and fellow program participants to develop practical skills and gain industry-specific knowledge.
- Be between the ages of 18 and 25.
- Possess a strong desire to learn about and contribute to environmental conservation.
- Be physically fit and able to work in outdoor, often rugged, environments.
- Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a team.
- Show a commitment to safety and an understanding of basic safety principles.
- Willingness to follow all instructions and regulations related to fire fuels mitigation practices.
- Prior experience or certifications in firefighting, forestry, or related fields is a plus but not required
- A unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in an essential field of environmental conservation.
- Valuable training and mentorship from experienced professionals.
- A hourly wage for your work during the program.
- An opportunity to make a meaningful impact in fire-prone areas, safeguarding communities and ecosystems.
- Potential for career advancement within the organization based on performance and availability of positions.
How to Apply
If you are ready to embark on a rewarding journey in Fire Fuels Mitigation and are committed to making a difference in our natural environment, please submit your resume and a brief cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications. Please email your application to Sierraanderton@iyskfalls.org