Hiring: WCC Individual Placement: Youth and Community Engagement Coordinator


WCC Individual Placement:

Youth and Community Engagement Coordinator

Position summary

[The U.S. Forest Service is pleased to partner with the Washington Conservation Corps to offer an 
AmeriCorps position as the Youth and Community Engagement Coordinator at the Mt. Baker- Snoqualmie 
National Forest (MBS).  This position will be responsible for coordinating with the

U.S. Forest Service and multiple partners to implement inclusive youth and community engagement 
activities that connect Puget Sound area communities with their public lands.  Duty location for 
the position is Everett, Washington.

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the 
Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.  Established 
in 1905, the agency works with communities and organizations to conserve and enhance the 
watersheds, wildlife habitat and wild places across the 193-million-acre National Forest System. 
The 1.7 million acres Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is one of the highest visited National 
Forest in the nation with approximately 5 million visits annually.

After successfully completing the 11-month position, the IP is eligible to receive noncompetitive 
hiring status for a period of not more than 2-years, as provided by the Public Lands Corps Healthy 
Forests Restoration Act of 2005, Public Law 109-154.]

Position responsibilities

•    [Design and execute inclusive youth and community engagement strategy.

•    Develop, coordinate and manage community engagement, environmental education, and stewardship 
events that enhances the visibility and awareness of public lands.

•    Develop events and lessons that integrate culturally responsive planning techniques and Next 
Generation Science Standards.

•    Implement “Every Kid in a Park” 4th  grade classroom visits, fieldtrips, and post activities 
with twelve Title 1 schools reaching more than 900 students.

•    Coordinate and execute multiday forest exploration events with diverse youth and partner 
organizations. Activities integrate stewardship, environmental education, leadership development, 
and career exploration. Duration of events will range from 1-5 days.

•    Collaborate with USFS personnel and partner organizations to evaluate program/event 
performance and provide recommendations for improvements.

•    Assist in program communications and social media efforts to share program and event stories.

•    Collaborate with USFS staff and partners to support federal employment recruitmentefforts.

•    Input and track accomplishment data within the Interpretation and Conservation Education 
database.

•    Develop annual reports and present accomplishments to Forest and Regional Office staff.


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Qualifications

•    Applicants must be between the age of 18-25 on their first day of service (age restrictions 
are based on legislative mandate, and do not apply to Gulf War Era II Veterans, dependents, or 
active duty reservists, or those with a mental or sensory disability).

•    Per legislative mandate, priority will be given to Washington state residents.

•    Applicants must be eligible for AmeriCorps, and able to submit documentation of one of the 
following citizenship statuses: U.S. Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien. Learn 
more about AmeriCorps eligibility on the WCC website.

•    Valid state driver’s license and ability to operate a motor vehicle by the time of service 
start date. Government vehicles are available for project-related travel but IP is responsible for 
travel to and from duty station.

•    Must be able to pass a background check in order to obtain a federal government issued 
identification card (known as LincPass) for computer access.

Schedule

This is an 11-month AmeriCorps position starting October 7, 2019, and ending September 11, 2020. 
Members are expected to serve 40 hours over four or five days each week.

WCC AmeriCorps member benefits

Members will receive a biweekly living stipend equivalent to Washington state minimum wage, in 
addition to the AmeriCorps Education Award ($6,095) upon successful completion of term. Basic 
health insurance and qualified loan forbearance is available. In addition, all 300 WCC members 
gather three times a year for professionally-taught, career-transferable trainings. Read more about 
training opportunities and a full list of benefits on the WCC website.

Application process

Submit WCC online application accessible from the WCC website (select this IP position on 
application).

About WCC and AmeriCorps

Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) is an AmeriCorps program that creates future leaders through 
community involvement and mentorship. The program supports more than 350 members and experienced 
staff statewide who restore critical habitat, build trails, lead volunteers, educate youth, and 
respond to local and national disasters.

AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects over 70,000 
Americans each year in intensive service to meet community needs in education, the

fety, health, and homeland security. Learn more on the WCC website.





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