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www.americorps.gov. Search for opportunities listed as AmeriCorps State or “SN”. After you apply, if your qualifications match the position requirements you will be contacted for an interview by DNR staff.
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Position Opening: Trail Crew
Become part of the national service corps by joining the Iowa DNR AmeriCorps Trail Crew! Restore and maintain
trails in Iowa’s state parks. Perform a variety of semi-skilled maintenance and technical tasks.
AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance and an education award upon successful completion of service.
These positions are funded by an AmeriCorps grant and as such require the successful candidate to complete
all of the required activities as outlined in the member handbook and member service agreement. More
information about AmeriCorps can be found at
3 month positions will run from May 19 – August 10, 2017
Living Stipend:$3,479 divided and paid every two weeks ($579 – taxes) during a 3 month (450 hour) term of
service plus a $1,527 education award paid upon successful completion of service contract. Additional benefits
include free camping, free meals during the work week, deferred student loan payments, and boundless outdoor
An individual must be at least 18 years of age; have a high school diploma or GED; be a U.S. citizen or
permanent resident alien; pass a three-part national service criminal history check of the national sex-offender
registry, state repository check, and FBI fingerprint check; and complete all pre-service orientation and training
requirements. Documentation of age, education and citizenship are due by the first day of orientation. Criminal
history checks will be initiated before the start of service; an individual will be ineligible if s/he is required to
register on the National Sex Offender Registry, has been convicted of a violent felony, rape, murder, or fails to
disclose any previous conviction. Other convictions or pending charges will be evaluated on a case-by- case basis
in accordance with program policy.
Post Close Date:
A rolling interview process will take place through mid-April until 12 positions are filled.
To receive full consideration please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and three employment, volunteer, or school
references to Tim Wermers, Trails Program, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515-577- 3009 with