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Exciting, challenging, rewarding—there is no one word to describe participating in an Arizona Conservation Corps program. You’ll learn, but it will probably take sweat. You’ll complete great service projects, but it won’t always be easy. You’ll meet some great people, but you won’t always see eye-to-eye. It’s about learning, working hard for the environment and our communities, and giving something back. 

WHO WE SELECT:

AZCC seeks applicants who are interested in fully committing to the program, who are willing to overcome any challenges and those who will take advantage of the opportunities, skills and trainings that are offered throughout their term of service. AZCC wants those who will benefit from and contribute the most to the program; previous experience is not required for most positions.

  • AZCC Tucson Field Crew Member - Summer 2021

    Tucson
    $330.00 / week

    Title: Adult Camping Field Crew

    Start Date: June 1, 2021

    End Date: August 27, 2021

    Status: 450-hour  AmeriCorps Service Terms (subject to change)

    Stipend: $330/week

    Location: Tucson, AZ, US

    Benefits: Paid training, grocery budget while on project, AmeriCorps Education Award

     

    For the health and safety of our crews, staff and communities, projects may be postponed due to COVID-19.  The information provided below is an outline of how our program has typically been operating, however is subject to change. As this situation develops, and decisions are made, we will provide updates. We encourage you to continue with the application process and we will keep consistent and direct communication with all applicants.

     

    Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC):

    Arizona Conservation Corps, a program of Conservation Legacy, aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930's. AZCC is focused on connecting youth, young adults, and recent era military veterans with conservation service work projects on public lands. AZCC operates programs across Arizona that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation. AZCC has program offices in Flagstaff, White Mountains, and Tucson. 

     

    Field Crew Project Work:

    AZCC works with a variety of land management agencies in Arizona, such as the United States Forest Service, National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management.  Projects vary across crews and locations, but it can include trail construction and maintenance, ecosystem restoration, fencing projects, invasive species removal, herbicide application and more.

     

    Training

    The term begins with an orientation: crew member training will consist of Wilderness First Aid, Leave No Trace, Outdoor Living, Crew Culture, goal setting, with possible opportunities for instruction in herbicide handling, crosscut or chainsaw use and safety, depending on the crew. Informal training will continue throughout the term with on the ground skills training to include things like tool sharpening, plant identification and an overview of public land management agencies.

     

    Expectations:  

    AZCC is a drug-free organization; alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited. AZCC is an independent, non-residential program. The crew member must supply his/her own personal outdoor gear and equipment such as a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, day pack, multi-day pack, work pants, hiking/ work boots, personal cook set, personal food etc.  AZCC will provide the tools, protective gear and transportation to projects. 

     

    Schedule:  

    In response to COVID-19, we have adjusted our typical schedule to keep health and safety as our top priority. Currently, the typical schedule is 8-hour days: 10 days on followed by four days off, or five days on followed by two days off. Depending on proximity to the work site, crews either return to town each day, or camp at the project site (we refer to this as a “hitch”) for its duration. The day starts with a stretch circle and safety meeting, includes two fifteen-minute breaks and a half hour break for lunch. 


    Compensation:  

    Crew members are paid an AmeriCorps living stipend of $295/week or $590 biweekly before taxes. Upon completion of the term the crew member will receive an education award of $2,960  for a 900 hour term or $1566 for a 450 hours term of service. The education award can to be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.

     

    Qualifications:  

    To qualify, you must:

    • Be between the ages of 18 and 25
    • Have US citizenship
    • Have a high school diploma or GED
    • Pass background checks: all offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check
    • Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award

     

    Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements: 

    Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to assist you with some modification unless it alters the fundamental nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of participants or staff, or places an undue financial or administrative burden on the organization. These requirements are written the same for all positions and therefore may not apply directly to your particular position. 

     

    Participation and Expedition Behavior: 

    • Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful and difficult conditions. This may require problem solving on an interpersonal or group level as well as a willingness to accept differences. 
    • Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harassment of others for any reason. 
    • Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program including conservation projects, education, training and national service.  Members must commit to participating in all crew/team activities, including service days in local communities where applicable. 
    • Effectively communicate ideas and concerns as they arise directly to supervisors, colleagues and organization staff. 
    • Have the cognitive ability to learn necessary skills and apply them to effectively carry out the service work requirements 
    • Appropriately represent the Program and AmeriCorps to the public and project partners at all times

     

    Safety and Judgment: 

    • Effectively communicate danger to others in the form of either a warning of danger others may be encountering or a notification of personal distress, injury or need for assistance. You must be able to do so at a distance of up to 50 meters and in conditions with limited visibility or loud background noise such as darkness or high winds. 
    • Effectively perceive, understand and follow direction by others so that you will be able to successfully execute appropriate and perhaps unfamiliar techniques to manage hazards. These directions may be given before the hazard is encountered or may need to be given during exposure to the hazard. 
    • Stay alert and focused for several hours at a time while traveling and working in varied weather conditions 
    • Perceive and comprehend significant and apparent hazards, including those hazards previously identified by others.  
    • Respond appropriately to stress or crises.
    • If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage by self-medicating without assistance from others.

     

    Environmental Ethics: 

    • Learn and practice ‘Leave no Trace’ techniques
    • Outdoor Skills and Fitness (where appropriate)
    • Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living/travel and work skills as appropriate to the project. Additionally, remain adequately hydrated, fed, and properly dressed so as to remain generally healthy and safe, avoiding environmental injuries. 
    • Live in a physically demanding, possibly remote environment for an uninterrupted period of up to several weeks. Conditions of this environment may vary significantly and may include severe and/or trying weather. The remoteness is such that it may require at a minimum one hour, but perhaps in excess of 12 hours, to reach the nearest advanced medical care.

     

    Substance Free: 

    In accordance to a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and program activities and while on organization property.

  • Flagstaff Field Crew Member - Summer 2021

    Flagstaff
    $330.00 / week

    Start Date: June 1, 2021

    End Date: August 27, 2021 or November 12, 2021 2021

    Status: 450-hour or 900-hour AmeriCorps Service Term (subject to change)

    Stipend: $330/week

    Location: Flagstaff, AZ 

    Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award; Paid training; Food budget while on hitch; Employee Assistance Program

    For the health and safety of our crews, staff and communities, projects may be postponed due to COVID-19.  The information provided below is an outline of how our program has typically been operating, however is subject to change. As this situation develops, and decisions are made, we will provide updates. We encourage you to continue with the application process and we will keep consistent and direct communication with all applicants.

    Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC):

    Arizona Conservation Corps, a program of Conservation Legacy, aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s. This AZCC crew is focused on connecting young adults (ages 18-25) with conservation service work projects on public lands. AZCC operates programs across Arizona that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation. AZCC has program offices in Flagstaff, the White Mountains, and Tucson. This crew operates out of Flagstaff.

     

    Field Crew Project Work:

    AZCC works with a variety of land management agencies in Arizona, such as the United States Forest Service, National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management.  Projects vary across crews and locations, but can include trail construction and maintenance, ecosystem restoration, fencing projects, invasive species removal, herbicide application and more.

     

    Training

    The term begins with an orientation: crew member training will consist of Wilderness First Aid, Leave No Trace, Outdoor Living, Crew Culture and Diversity, and goal setting. Depending on project needs, crews have possible specialized opportunities for instruction in herbicide handling, crosscut or chainsaw use and safety. Informal training will continue throughout the term with on-the-ground skills training to include things like tool maintenance, plant identification and an overview of public land management agencies.

     

    Expectations:  

    AZCC is a drug-free organization; alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited. AZCC is an independent, non-residential program. The crew member must supply his/her/their own personal outdoor gear and equipment such as a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, day pack, multi-day pack, work pants, hiking/work boots, etc. A suggested gear-list will be provided prior to starting the term of service.  AZCC will provide the tools, personal protective gear, budget for crew meals and transportation to projects.  Additionally, AZCC has pro-deals and some gear available to borrow.

     Schedule:  

    In response to COVID-19, we have adjusted our typical schedule to keep health and safety as our top priority. Currently, the typical schedule is 8-hour days: 10 days on followed by four days off, or five days on followed by two days off. Depending on proximity to the work site, crews either return to town each day, or camp at the project site (we refer to this as a “hitch”) for its duration. The day starts with a stretch circle and safety meeting, includes two fifteen-minute breaks and a half hour break for lunch. 

    Compensation:  

    Crew members receive an AmeriCorps living stipend of $295/week, before taxes, issued bi-weekly. Upon completion of the term, the crew member will receive an education award. The education award can to be used for paying off federal student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.

     

    Qualifications:  

    • Be between the ages of 18 and 25
    • Have US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency status. 
    • Have a high school diploma or GED
    • Pass background checks: all offers of positions are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and Federal criminal background check
    • Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award

     

    Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements: 

    Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to provide some accommodations, excepting that which alters the fundamental nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of participants or staff, or places an undue financial or administrative burden on the organization. These requirements are written the same for all positions and therefore may not apply directly to your particular position. 

     

    Participation and Expedition Behavior: 

    • Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful and difficult conditions. This may require problem-solving on an interpersonal or group level as well as a willingness to accept differences. 
    • Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harassment of others for any reason. 
    • Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program including conservation projects, education, training and National Service.  Members must commit to participating in all crew/team activities, including service days in local communities where applicable. 
    • Effectively communicate ideas and concerns as they arise directly to supervisors, colleagues and organization staff. 
    • Have the cognitive ability to learn necessary skills and apply them to effectively carry out the service work requirements 
    • Appropriately represent the Program and AmeriCorps to the public and project partners at all times

     

    Safety and Judgment: 

    • Effectively communicate danger to others in the form of either a warning of danger others may be encountering or a notification of personal distress, injury or need for assistance. You must be able to do so at a distance of up to 50 meters and in conditions with limited visibility or loud background noise such as darkness or high winds. 
    • Effectively perceive, understand and follow direction by others so that you will be able to successfully execute appropriate and perhaps unfamiliar techniques to manage hazards. These directions may be given before the hazard is encountered or may need to be given during exposure to the hazard. 
    • Stay alert and focused for several hours at a time while traveling and working in varied weather conditions 
    • Perceive and comprehend significant and apparent hazards, including those hazards previously identified by others.  
    • Respond appropriately to stress or crises.
    • If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage by self-medicating without assistance from others.

     

    Environmental Ethics: 

    • Learn and practice ‘Leave no Trace’ techniques
    • Outdoor Skills and Fitness (where appropriate)
    • Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living/travel and work skills as appropriate to the project. Additionally, remain adequately hydrated, fed, and properly dressed so as to remain generally healthy and safe, avoiding environmental injuries. 
    • Live in a physically demanding, possibly remote environment for an uninterrupted period of up to several weeks. Conditions of this environment may vary significantly and may include severe and/or trying weather. The remoteness is such that it may require at a minimum one hour, but perhaps in excess of 12 hours, to reach the nearest advanced medical care.

     

    Substance Free: 

    In accordance to a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and program activities and while on organization property.

  • White Mountain Field Crew Member - Summer 2021

    Flagstaff
    $330.00 / week

    Start Date: June 1, 2021

    End Date: August 27 or November 12, 2021

    Status: 450-hour or 900-hour AmeriCorps Service Term (subject to change)

    Stipend: $330/week

    Location: Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 

    Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award; Paid training; Food budget while on hitch; Employee Assistance Program

    For the health and safety of our crews, staff and communities, projects may be postponed due to COVID-19.  The information provided below is an outline of how our program has typically been operating, however is subject to change. As this situation develops, and decisions are made, we will provide updates. We encourage you to continue with the application process and we will keep consistent and direct communication with all applicants.

    Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC):

    Arizona Conservation Corps, a program of Conservation Legacy, aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s. This AZCC crew is focused on connecting young adults (ages 18-25) with conservation service work projects on public lands. AZCC operates programs across Arizona that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation. AZCC has program offices in Flagstaff, the White Mountains, and Tucson. This crew operates out of Pinetop, AZ (the White Mountains).

     

    Field Crew Project Work:

    AZCC works with a variety of land management agencies in Arizona, such as the United States Forest Service, National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management.  Projects vary across crews and locations, but can include trail construction and maintenance, ecosystem restoration, fencing projects, invasive species removal, herbicide application and more.

     

    Training

    The term begins with an orientation: crew member training will consist of Wilderness First Aid, Leave No Trace, Outdoor Living, Crew Culture and Diversity, and goal setting. Depending on project needs, crews have possible specialized opportunities for instruction in herbicide handling, crosscut or chainsaw use and safety. Informal training will continue throughout the term with on-the-ground skills training to include things like tool maintenance, plant identification and an overview of public land management agencies.

     

    Expectations:  

    AZCC is a drug-free organization; alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited. AZCC is an independent, non-residential program. The crew member must supply his/her/their own personal outdoor gear and equipment such as a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, day pack, multi-day pack, work pants, hiking/work boots, etc. A suggested gear-list will be provided prior to starting the term of service.  AZCC will provide the tools, personal protective gear, budget for crew meals and transportation to projects.  Additionally, AZCC has pro-deals and some gear available to borrow.

     

    Schedule:  

    In response to COVID-19, we have adjusted our typical schedule to keep health and safety as our top priority. Currently, the typical schedule is 8-hour days: 10 days on followed by four days off, or five days on followed by two days off. Depending on proximity to the work site, crews either return to town each day, or camp at the project site (we refer to this as a “hitch”) for its duration. The day starts with a stretch circle and safety meeting, includes two fifteen-minute breaks and a half hour break for lunch. 


    Compensation:  

    Crew members receive an AmeriCorps living stipend of $295/week, before taxes, issued bi-weekly. Upon completion of the term, the crew member will receive an education award. The education award can to be used for paying off federal student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.

     

    Qualifications:  

    • Be between the ages of 18 and 25
    • Have US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency status. 
    • Have a high school diploma or GED
    • Pass background checks: all offers of positions are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and Federal criminal background check
    • Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award

     

    Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements: 

    Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to provide some accommodations, excepting that which alters the fundamental nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of participants or staff, or places an undue financial or administrative burden on the organization. These requirements are written the same for all positions and therefore may not apply directly to your particular position. 

     

    Participation and Expedition Behavior: 

    • Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful and difficult conditions. This may require problem-solving on an interpersonal or group level as well as a willingness to accept differences. 
    • Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harassment of others for any reason. 
    • Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program including conservation projects, education, training and National Service.  Members must commit to participating in all crew/team activities, including service days in local communities where applicable. 
    • Effectively communicate ideas and concerns as they arise directly to supervisors, colleagues and organization staff. 
    • Have the cognitive ability to learn necessary skills and apply them to effectively carry out the service work requirements 
    • Appropriately represent the Program and AmeriCorps to the public and project partners at all times

     

    Safety and Judgment: 

    • Effectively communicate danger to others in the form of either a warning of danger others may be encountering or a notification of personal distress, injury or need for assistance. You must be able to do so at a distance of up to 50 meters and in conditions with limited visibility or loud background noise such as darkness or high winds. 
    • Effectively perceive, understand and follow direction by others so that you will be able to successfully execute appropriate and perhaps unfamiliar techniques to manage hazards. These directions may be given before the hazard is encountered or may need to be given during exposure to the hazard. 
    • Stay alert and focused for several hours at a time while traveling and working in varied weather conditions 
    • Perceive and comprehend significant and apparent hazards, including those hazards previously identified by others.  
    • Respond appropriately to stress or crises.
    • If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage by self-medicating without assistance from others.

     

    Environmental Ethics: 

    • Learn and practice ‘Leave no Trace’ techniques
    • Outdoor Skills and Fitness (where appropriate)
    • Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living/travel and work skills as appropriate to the project. Additionally, remain adequately hydrated, fed, and properly dressed so as to remain generally healthy and safe, avoiding environmental injuries. 
    • Live in a physically demanding, possibly remote environment for an uninterrupted period of up to several weeks. Conditions of this environment may vary significantly and may include severe and/or trying weather. The remoteness is such that it may require at a minimum one hour, but perhaps in excess of 12 hours, to reach the nearest advanced medical care.

     

    Substance Free: 

    In accordance to a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and program activities and while on organization property.

     

    Job Location

    Pinetop/Lakeside, Arizona, United States

  • Tonto National Forest YCC Member

    Flagstaff
    $330.00 / week

    For the health and safety of our crews, staff and communities, projects may be postponed due to COVID-19.  The information provided below is an outline of how our program has typically been operating, however is subject to change. As this situation develops, and decisions are made, we will provide updates. We encourage you to continue with the application process and we will keep consistent and direct communication with all applicants.

     

    What does it mean to be a YCC Member at AZCC? 

    It means spending up to 10 hours a day outside in all weather conditions, working your hardest on a variety of projects focused on environmental conservation and habitat restoration.  All while being part of a large movement of volunteers working in AmeriCorps programs nationwide and developing professional skills to be applied in future jobs within the field of natural resource management. 

    Youth Conservation Corps members will work on local projects within their own communities!  It is a day program where members will meet in the morning, work all day and then go home at night.  

    Members must be able to actively participate in environmental education activities and practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned. This includes safe use of and maintenance of hand and power tools as necessary.  

    Mostly importantly, participants must be willing to be an active member of a team, or crew, of up to eight individuals from different areas and backgrounds who are all interested in and committed to actively improving the natural world around them through a variety of projects all over Arizona.  

    Our Ideal Candidate... 

    Can work hard all day and loves to be outside 

    Has an interest in the project work and a passion for conservation 

    Isn't afraid to try new things or learn new skills 

    Enjoys working as part of a team towards a common goal 

    Likes to have fun! 

    Roving Crew Project Work 

    YCC crews operate in local communities, serving youth and public land from the same area.  One crew will be operating in Payson, while the other will operate in Globe, working with the United States Forest Service.  

    Projects will vary but could include things like trail construction and maintenance, ecosystem restoration, habitat restoration, fire fuels reduction, barbed wire fence construction, invasive weed removal, herbicide applications and many others.  All projects require a willingness to work hard, be safe and have fun.  

    Training 

    Corpsmembers receive a variety of formal and informal training during their term of service.  The first week of the term is committed to formal training and orientation that consists of Basic First Aid, Leave No Trace, Crew Culture and goal setting, team building and leadership.  

    Informal training will continue throughout the term with on the ground skills training to include things like tool sharpening, plant identification and an overview of public land management agencies. There will also be opportunity to speak with people at Partner Agencies such as the Forest Service and National Park Service about future job opportunities and recommendations.  

    Expectations: 

    AZCC is a drug-free organization; alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited. AZCC is an independent, non-residential program. The Corpsmember must supply his/her own personal outdoor gear and equipment such as a day pack, work pants, hiking/ work boots. AZCC will provide the tools, protective gear and transportation to projects. Housing is not provided. 

     

    Schedule: 

    YCC crews work either Monday through Friday, for 8 hours a day, starting at 7AM and concluding at 3:30PM. Or Monday through Thursday working 10 hours a day, starting at 7AM and concluding at 5:30PM. The day starts with a stretch circle and safety meeting and includes two fifteen minutes breaks and a half an hour break for lunch.  

    Compensation: 

    Corpsmembers are paid an AmeriCorps living stipend of $330 per week before taxes. Upon completion of the term the Corpsmember will receive an education award to be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college. 

    Timeline: 

    Summer 2021

    Required Skills 

    Qualifications: 

    To qualify, you must be 17 or 18, and a US citizen that is working towards a high school diploma or GED. All offers are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry, State and FBI Criminal History checks, for those members over the age of 18. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award.  

    Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements: 

    Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to assist you with some modification unless it alters the fundamental nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of participants or staff, or places an undue financial or administrative burden on the organization. These requirements are written the same for all positions and therefore may not apply directly to your particular position. 

    Participation and Expedition Behavior: 

    • Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful and difficult conditions. This may require problem solving on an interpersonal or group level as well as a willingness to accept differences. 
    • Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program including conservation projects, education, training and national service. Members must commit to participating in all crew/team activities, including service days in local communities where applicable. 
    • Effectively communicate ideas and concerns as they arise directly to supervisors, colleagues and organization staff. 
    • Have the cognitive ability to learn necessary skills and apply them to effectively carry out the service work requirements 
    • Appropriately represent the Program and AmeriCorps to the public and project partners at all times. 
    • Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harassment of others for any reason. 

    Safety and Judgment: 

    • Effectively communicate danger to others in the form of either a warning of danger others may be encountering or a notification of personal distress, injury or need for assistance. You must be able to do so at a distance of up to 50 meters and in conditions with limited visibility or loud background noise such as darkness or high winds. 
    • Effectively perceive, understand and follow direction by others so that you will be able to successfully execute appropriate and perhaps unfamiliar techniques to manage hazards. These directions may be given before the hazard is encountered or may need to be given during exposure to the hazard. 
    • Stay alert and focused for several hours at a time while traveling and working in varied weather conditions 
    • Perceive and comprehend significant and apparent hazards, including those hazards previously identified by others. 
    • Respond appropriately to stress or crises. 
    • If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage by self-medicating without assistance from others. 

    Environmental Ethics: 

    • Learn and practice ‘Leave no Trace’ techniques 
    • Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living/travel and work skills as appropriate to the project. Additionally, remain adequately hydrated, fed, and properly dressed so as to remain generally healthy and safe, avoiding environmental injuries. 
    • Live in a physically demanding, possibly remote environment for an uninterrupted period of up to several weeks. Conditions of this environment may vary significantly and may include severe and/or trying weather. The remoteness is such that it may require at a minimum one hour, but perhaps in excess of 12 hours, to reach the nearest advanced medical care. 
    • Outdoor Skills and Fitness (where appropriate) 

    Substance Free: 

    • In accordance to a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and program activities and while on organization property. 
  • Prescott National Forest YCC Member

    Flagstaff
    $330.00 / week

    For the health and safety of our crews, staff and communities, projects may be postponed due to COVID-19.  The information provided below is an outline of how our program has typically been operating, however is subject to change. As this situation develops, and decisions are made, we will provide updates. We encourage you to continue with the application process and we will keep consistent and direct communication with all applicants.

     

    What does it mean to be a YCC Member at AZCC? 

    It means spending up to 10 hours a day outside in all weather conditions, working your hardest on a variety of projects focused on environmental conservation and habitat restoration.  All while being part of a large movement of volunteers working in AmeriCorps programs nationwide and developing professional skills to be applied in future jobs within the field of natural resource management. 

    Youth Conservation Corps members will work on local projects within their own communities!  It is a day program where members will meet in the morning, work all day and then go home at night.  

    Members must be able to actively participate in environmental education activities and practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned. This includes safe use of and maintenance of hand and power tools as necessary.  

    Mostly importantly, participants must be willing to be an active member of a team, or crew, of up to eight individuals from different areas and backgrounds who are all interested in and committed to actively improving the natural world around them through a variety of projects all over Arizona.  

    Our Ideal Candidate... 

    Can work hard all day and loves to be outside 

    Has an interest in the project work and a passion for conservation 

    Isn't afraid to try new things or learn new skills 

    Enjoys working as part of a team towards a common goal 

    Likes to have fun! 

    Roving Crew Project Work 

    YCC crews operate in local communities, serving youth and public land from the same area.  This crew will be operating in Prescott, AZ working with the United States Forest Service.  

    Projects will vary but could include things like trail construction and maintenance, ecosystem restoration, habitat restoration, fire fuels reduction, barbed wire fence construction, invasive weed removal, herbicide applications and many others.  All projects require a willingness to work hard, be safe and have fun.  

    Training 

    Corpsmembers receive a variety of formal and informal training during their term of service.  The first week of the term is committed to formal training and orientation that consists of Basic First Aid, Leave No Trace, Crew Culture and goal setting, team building and leadership.  

    Informal training will continue throughout the term with on the ground skills training to include things like tool sharpening, plant identification and an overview of public land management agencies. There will also be opportunity to speak with people at Partner Agencies such as the Forest Service and National Park Service about future job opportunities and recommendations.  

    Expectations: 

    AZCC is a drug-free organization; alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited. AZCC is an independent, non-residential program. The Corpsmember must supply his/her own personal outdoor gear and equipment such as a day pack, work pants, hiking/ work boots. AZCC will provide the tools, protective gear and transportation to projects. Housing is not provided. 

     

    Schedule: 

    YCC crews work either Monday through Friday, for 8 hours a day, starting at 7AM and concluding at 3:30PM. Or Monday through Thursday working 10 hours a day, starting at 7AM and concluding at 5:30PM. The day starts with a stretch circle and safety meeting and includes two fifteen minutes breaks and a half an hour break for lunch.  

    Compensation: 

    Corpsmembers are paid an AmeriCorps living stipend of $330 per week before taxes. Upon completion of the term the Corpsmember will receive an education award to be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college. 

    Timeline: 

    Summer 2021

    Required Skills 

    Qualifications: 

    To qualify, you must be 17 or 18, and a US citizen that is working towards a high school diploma or GED. All offers are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry, State and FBI Criminal History checks, for those members over the age of 18. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award.  

    Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements: 

    Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to assist you with some modification unless it alters the fundamental nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of participants or staff, or places an undue financial or administrative burden on the organization. These requirements are written the same for all positions and therefore may not apply directly to your particular position. 

    Participation and Expedition Behavior: 

    • Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful and difficult conditions. This may require problem solving on an interpersonal or group level as well as a willingness to accept differences. 
    • Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program including conservation projects, education, training and national service. Members must commit to participating in all crew/team activities, including service days in local communities where applicable. 
    • Effectively communicate ideas and concerns as they arise directly to supervisors, colleagues and organization staff. 
    • Have the cognitive ability to learn necessary skills and apply them to effectively carry out the service work requirements 
    • Appropriately represent the Program and AmeriCorps to the public and project partners at all times. 
    • Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harassment of others for any reason. 

    Safety and Judgment: 

    • Effectively communicate danger to others in the form of either a warning of danger others may be encountering or a notification of personal distress, injury or need for assistance. You must be able to do so at a distance of up to 50 meters and in conditions with limited visibility or loud background noise such as darkness or high winds. 
    • Effectively perceive, understand and follow direction by others so that you will be able to successfully execute appropriate and perhaps unfamiliar techniques to manage hazards. These directions may be given before the hazard is encountered or may need to be given during exposure to the hazard. 
    • Stay alert and focused for several hours at a time while traveling and working in varied weather conditions 
    • Perceive and comprehend significant and apparent hazards, including those hazards previously identified by others. 
    • Respond appropriately to stress or crises. 
    • If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage by self-medicating without assistance from others. 

    Environmental Ethics: 

    • Learn and practice ‘Leave no Trace’ techniques 
    • Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living/travel and work skills as appropriate to the project. Additionally, remain adequately hydrated, fed, and properly dressed so as to remain generally healthy and safe, avoiding environmental injuries. 
    • Live in a physically demanding, possibly remote environment for an uninterrupted period of up to several weeks. Conditions of this environment may vary significantly and may include severe and/or trying weather. The remoteness is such that it may require at a minimum one hour, but perhaps in excess of 12 hours, to reach the nearest advanced medical care. 
    • Outdoor Skills and Fitness (where appropriate) 

    Substance Free: 

    • In accordance to a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and program activities and while on organization property. 

How to Apply

Please click APPLY HERE to visit our website and complete an online application! 


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