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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.

  • Tucson Local Crew Member - Sept 2020

    Tucson
    $295.00 / week

     

    Start Date: September 2020

    End Date: December 2020 (anticipated)

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

    Stipend: $295/week

    Location: Tucson, AZ, US

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

     

    Summary:

    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. 

     

    Local Crew Project Work:

    AZCC works with a variety of land management agencies in Arizona, such as the US Forest Service, National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management, as well as local agencies such as Arizona State Parks and local Non Profits. This crew will focus on projects that are local to Tucson and the surrounding area in collaboration with the Pima County and other local public land agencies to improve local lands and provide service opportunities to young adults in Tucson. 

    There will be an opportunity for a variety of projects that range in skills and geographic location but will include desert restoration, invasive species removal, planting, parks improvement projects, and trail work. All projects require a willingness to work hard, be safe and have fun.

     

    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. This position will include at least one education day every other week focused on employment-track opportunities, training, and additional lessons.

     

    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 on non-camping weeks, etc.  AZCC will provide the tools, protective gear and transportation to projects.

     

    Schedule:  

    The typical schedule is four ten-hour days in service project work followed by a full day of education every other week with two or three days off. In some instances, this crew may work eight to nine days on with six days off, depending on proximity to the work site from Tucson, AZ and project partner needs. This crew will be camping for about 50% of the hitches. Otherwise, members will return home at the end of each work day. The day starts at 7:00 AM with a stretch circle and safety meeting. The day includes two fifteen minute breaks and a half hour break for lunch. The day concludes at 5:30 PM.


    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 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
    • *Preference will be given to applicants who are local to Tucson and the surrounding area*

     

    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. 

  • AZCC Tucson Field Crew Member - January 2021

    Tucson
    $295.00 / week

    Title: Adult Camping Field Crew

    Start Date: January 2021

    End Date: Spring 2021

    Status: 450-hour or 675-hour  AmeriCorps Service Terms (subject to change)

    Stipend: $295/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.

  • Ancestral Lands Crew Member - January 2021

    Tucson
    $295.00 / week

    Start Date: January 2021

    End Date: Spring 2021

    Status: 450-hour AmeriCorps Service Term 

    Stipend: $295/week

    Location: Tucson, 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 Native American 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 Tucson, AZ.

     

    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
    • Must identify as Native American or be part of a Native American Tribe
    • 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.

  • Flagstaff Field Crew Member - January 2021

    Flagstaff
    $295.00 / week

    Start Date: January 2021

    End Date: Spring 2021

    Status: 450-hour or 675-hour AmeriCorps Service Term (subject to change)

    Stipend: $295/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 - January 2021

    Flagstaff
    $295.00 / week

    Start Date: January 2021

    End Date: Spring 2021

    Status: 450-hour or 675-hour AmeriCorps Service Term (subject to change)

    Stipend: $295/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

  • Program Director

    $40,000.00 / year

    Summary:

    The Program Director (PD) is responsible for the operations of AZCC’s and CCNM’s crew programs.  The majority of the PD’s time will be focused on ensuring that our crew programs operate efficiently, effectively and with the greatest positive impact possible for our participants and partners.  This person will be responsible for supervising a team of Program Managers in each of our offices who work to support our field staff, crews, and projects.

     

    Duties include ensuring compliance with all Conservation Legacy policies, safe crew operations, successful completion of work projects, satisfied project partners, and an impactful experience for all participants.  The Program Director will supervise staff based in locations across the state and with this team must ensure consistent and high quality work is completed by all AZCC and CCNM crews.   The Program Director must develop and maintain a good working relationship with staff, major funding sources, community representatives, project partners, Corpsmembers, and Crew Leaders.  The position has recurring access to vulnerable populations.

     

    Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC)

    Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) operates conservation service programs across Arizona that empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment. AZCC has operational bases in Tucson, Flagstaff, and Pinetop.  AZCC, a program of Conservation Legacy, aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s. AZCC is focused on connecting youth, young adults and recent era military veterans with conservation service work projects on public lands. AZCC additionally provides operational support to Conservation Corps New Mexico, based in Las Cruces, NM. 

    Essential Responsibilities and Functions:

     

    Programmatic Responsibilities:

    • Plan and oversee the implementation of all AZCC and CCNM crew programming
    • Work with AZCC/CCNM Leadership Team and program staff to coordinate distribution of projects and maintain an up-to-date comprehensive project calendar
    • Ensure specialized field crews, ex. Veterans and Ancestral Lands, receive resources and support needed to be successful
    • Implement, maintain, and refine program policies and procedures
    • Implement and monitor program tracking and reporting systems
    • Review, analyze, evaluate, and report on project data
    • Implement and monitor member and program evaluation process
    • Periodically visit crews in the field to assess the quality of program implementation, including visits with other program staff to ensure consistency and provide professional development opportunities to field staff
    • Represent AZCC and CCNM at industry conferences, community events, and other events
    • Foster a collaborative approach to state-wide program delivery

     

    Management Responsibilities:

    • Ensure compliance with all Conservation Legacy and AZCC/CCNM field policies and procedures; ensure risk management practices are effective and observed
    • Convene and facilitate regular Operations Team meetings
    • Serve on the Program Ops Committee of Conservation Legacy
    • Participate on other committees as assigned
    • In coordination with the AZCC/CCNM Leadership Team develop and manage crew program budgets
    • In participation with the AZCC/CCNM Leadership Team assist with development and analysis of new markets
    • Participate in planning for growth and management, such as reorganization plans, staffing patterns, strategic plans, development and implementation
    • Manage our on call systems and support on call staff as needs arise or on high threshold incidents

     

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise each of our Program Managers
    • Participate in the hiring, training, management, and evaluation of program staff
    • Promote an efficient, collaborative, and effective working relationship among staff at each of our offices
    • Provide ongoing feedback, coaching, and evaluation for program staff
    • Work with the Corps Director, Operations Director, and program staff to address issues of discipline
    • Provide administrative, logistical, and counseling support to program staff

     

    Training Responsibilities

    • Coordinate plans for training among each of our offices, working closely with Program Managers and other local staff
    • Ensure ongoing training and skills development for our program staff
    • Maintain some presence at leader trainings, orientations, and skills trainings to ensure quality and consistency

     

    Administrative Responsibilities:

    • Ensure crew programs comply with Conservation Legacy and AZCC protocols and policies
    • Work closely with all administrative staff in a supportive, collaborative and collegial manner
    • Support direct reports and promote an effective and efficient working environment
    • Perform office administration duties such as phone calls, mailing, filing, etc

     

    Physical Requirements:

    Periodic overnight travel and non-traditional work hours, inclusive of weekend and evening hours. To successfully perform essential functions the Program Director is required to sit, stand, walk, speak and hear. The Program Director may be required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl on an infrequent basis. He/she must be able to operate office equipment, telephone, and computer and reach with hands and arms. The Program Director may be required to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted. The ability to drive an organizational vehicle is also required. Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Minimum of three years’ experience in a year-round supervisory or management position with a conservation corps program or youth serving organization
    • Flexible, adaptable and capable of working in a fluid, changing environment
    • Proficiency in computer technology, including databases
    • Valid driver’s license, insurable driving record and acceptable criminal history check

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university
    • Outstanding organizational and time management skills, and ability to prioritize
    • Excellent task management skills
    • Technical conservation skills including B or C Faller certifications with chainsaws and crosscut saws; trail layout, design, construction, and maintenance; dry stone masonry; rigging; fence construction and maintenance; project estimation, implementation, and management; small engine and hand tool maintenance and repair; Wilderness First Responder and WFA Instructor
    • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written, and presentation
    • Adept at building relationships and rapport with partners both internally and externally
    • Self-motivated, decisive and able to work independently

    To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and references to Emily Storjohann, Administrative Assistant, AZCC: emily@conservationlegacy.org. Position will remain open until filled.

  • Support Services Coordinator

    $17.10 / hour

    Summary:

    Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) and Conservation Corps New Mexico (CCNM), both programs of Conservation Legacy, aim to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s. AZCC and CCNM are focused on connecting youth, young adults and recent era military veterans with conservation service work projects on public lands.  AZCC and CCNM operate conservation service programs across Arizona and southern New Mexico that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation.

     

    The Support Services Coordinator is responsible for our participants’ personal and professional development, career and academic placement, alumni support and outreach, and learning of additional skills that will help them be successful in and after our program.  This position will support members based in Tucson, Pinetop, Las Cruces, and Flagstaff.  Travel will be required to support members and implement programming in each of our offices.  Evening, overnight, and weekend work will be required on occasion and a flexible schedule is a must.

     

    Essential Responsibilities and Functions:

     

    Career and Academic Placement

    • Connect participants with potential employers and academic institutions
    • Plan and facilitate professional development workshops and trainings that will facilitate youth development and successful labor market transitions including resume building, interview skills, navigating USAJobs, Mental Health First Aid, and financial literacy
    • Connect members with career and college fairs in the community, develop in-house career advancement events
    • Develop relationships with local employers in high-growth industries and other career services

     

    Alumni Support and Outreach

    • Maintain contact with alumni through correspondence, newsletters, forums, and events
    • Develop alumni events
    • Provide proof of employment, letters of recommendation, and references for crew members as needed
    • Track alumni academic and employment status and create a database of alumni information
    • Prepare alumni reports for grant administration purposes

     

    Curriculum and Program Development

    • Identify existing service providers and schedule workshops, trainings, and other events in coordination with local staff
    • Develop presentation resources and train other staff to deliver in-house content
    • Develop scope and curricula for workshops, trainings, and other member support events
    • Develop strategies to provide compelling programming to members eligible for our Opportunity Youth Service Initiative crews in order to assist with member recruitment and experience.
    • Communicate regularly with staff at other Corps about current initiatives, successes, challenges, and new ideas
    • Ensure our program is observing AmeriCorps National Days of Service

     

    Recruitment and Outreach

    • Working closely with the Recruitment and Member Support Team, identify tabling events and other recruitment opportunities to assist with recruitment efforts, particularly for Opportunity Youth Service Initiative crews
    • Build partnerships with local community action agencies and other service providers whose clients and participants may be well suited for our program
    • Develop and provide clear, concise and audience-appropriate presentations about AZCC for the public to recruit, inform, and inspire
    • Coordinate outreach to incoming Corpsmembers

     

    General Administration

    • Manage credit card, petty cash, and other expenses related to program operations
    • Work within a budget and report expenditures to Director

     

    Miscellaneous

    • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

                                                               

    Physical Requirements:  

    Periodic overnight travel and non-traditional work hours, inclusive of weekend and evening hours. To successfully perform essential functions the Support Services Coordinator is required to sit, stand, walk, speak and hear. The Support Services Coordinator may be required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl on an infrequent basis. He/she must be able to operate office equipment, telephone, and computer and reach with hands and arms. The Support Services Coordinator may be required to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted. The ability to drive an organizational vehicle is also required. Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    Qualifications:

    • Experience facilitating and designing personal and professional development workshops, trainings, and events
    • Experience with networking and organizational relationship development
    • Experience creating, developing, and delivering professional presentations to a wide variety of audiences and demographics
    • Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment.
    • Outstanding organization, prioritization, and time management skills.
    • Ability to collaborate as well as work independently. 
    • The ability to communicate effectively with all staff in the organization and to understand support service needs as they arise.
    • Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) from a four-year college or university in psychology, social work, education, or related field preferred.
    • Valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record.
    • Proficient in all Microsoft Office Suite applications and ability to manage information in an organizational database.
    • Must be able to pass Conservation Legacy’s criminal history check. 
    • Previous experience with a Corps or youth serving organization preferred.

      

    To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and references to Emily Storjohann, emily@conservationlegacy.org.  Position is open until filled and subject to close without notice.

How to Apply

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