Energy Conservation Corpsmember at Mile High Youth Corps
- Posted: 10/18/2013
- Location: Denver, CO
- URL: http://milehighyouthcorps.org
- Salary/Range: Stipend of $512 bi-weekly
- Hours: Full Time
Home Energy Conservation Corpsmembers participate in an intensive, 22-week program that focuses on building technical skills and career readiness in a green job industry. Corpsmembers are responsible for the installation of energy/water saving measures in low-income homes while educating residents about environmental and financial benefits of using less energy. They actively participate in weekly environmental education and team building activities, work on service projects, and work towards future career and college goals with career readiness training.
Successfully complete new Corpsmember orientation and training.
Work with a small team to perform the installation of energy and water saving measures, including but not limited to aerators, compact florescent light bulbs and water efficient showerheads in low-income households in the Metro Denver area.
Collaborate with Client Intake department to fill weekly schedule for all Conservation teams.
Interact with low-income clients to offer information on energy and water conservation techniques during technical installs or through neighborhood canvassing.
Fully comply with agency policies and procedures regarding high quality work, installations, tool management, paperwork completion and data accuracy.
Fully participate in environmental education, leadership development, civic engagement, healthy lifestyles, career development, independent living and service learning activities.
Receive hands-on technical trainings related to all projects. Learn to problem solve diverse technical challenges in the work space.
Fully participate in all safety trainings and adhere to agency safety rules and regulations.
Fully participate in career readiness training activities.
Adhere to the rules and regulations specified in the MHYC Corpsmember Handbooks.
Report to a Mile High Youth Corps Crew Leader.
May be required to participate in Global Youth Service Day.
May be required to participate in additional training opportunities or complete a rotation on the MHYC Water Conservation Crew installing high-efficiency toilets.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Must be 18-24 years old
High school or GED graduate.
Valid Driver’s License preferred and have an insurable driving record if asked to drive.
Desire to learn energy conservation skills.
Able to lift 50 lbs.
Able to conduct repetitive hand and arm motions.
Able to maneuver in tight spaces, including bending and kneeling.
Must make a strong commitment to term of service by being available for a minimum of 675 hours of service, 36 hours a week
Preference given to local applicants living in the 15 county region of Colorado served by MHYC.
Able to be on time and maintain a minimum of 90% attendance rate through term of service.
Able to serve and learn with a positive attitude and show respect for others.
Desire for personal challenge and self-development.
Ability to engage with people from different backgrounds and demographics.
Experience or a desire to engage with a diverse group of young adults ages 18-24.
Must bring identification documents necessary to complete the I-9 and other forms on your first day. Examples of such documents are a passport or a driver’s license and social security card/birth certificate or other equivalent documents.
Pre-service background check required. May be subject to FBI Background Check, which includes fingerprinting.
Pre-service drug screen required. Drug testing may be required during term.
Must be able to legally work in the United States, which will be verified via the federal E-Verify program
Must be eligible for enrollment in AmeriCorps as a US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident. Documentation will be required on the first day.
Hours and Stipend:
This is a temporary position, January 27, 2014 – June 27, 2014.
Schedule: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Corpsmembers may be required to serve Friday afternoons from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Schedule may vary depending on projects.
Corpsmembers earn a stipend of $512.00 bi-weekly.
Benefits are not provided.
AmeriCorps Education Award:
A Corpsmember is eligible for a $2,114.00 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of 675 hours of service.