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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 - Fall 2021

    Tucson
    $330.00 / week

    Start Date: Fall 2021  

    Status: 300-hour, 450-hour, 675-hour or 900-hour AmeriCorps Service Terms (availability varies each season)

    Stipend: $330/wk for all AmeriCorps Member positions, $425/wk for Veterans Fire Corps Members

    Location: Tucson, AZ

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

     

    IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED, PLEASE APPLY ON OUR WEBSITE:   WWW.AZCORPS.ORG

     

    Crew Models

    General Field Crews:

    AZCC's Field Crew program engages motivated young adults, ages 18-25, to complete challenging and impactful conservation service projects throughout Arizona and southern New Mexico. With both camping crews and local day work crews, there are a variety of crews to choose from!

     

    Native Affinity Crews:

    A crew experience for Native, young adults (18-30) looking to have a hands-on experience completing conservation projects on public lands. The power and impact of native affinity programming is due to the network of operational support from AZCC and the shared corps experience.

     

    Tucson Local Crews:

    This conservation crew is for young adults (18-30) from Pima County and the surrounding area interested in completing local conservation projects. Local crews for young adults provide members with job skills, leadership opportunities, challenging project work and personal and professional development. Crew members primarily live at home, but may camp, and work on projects during the day.

     

    Crew Leader Development Program Crews:

    This AZCC crew is focused on connecting young adults (ages 21-30) aspiring to develop leadership skills with conservation service work projects on public lands. The goal of the leadership development program is to provide participants with a variety of training focused on hard skills as well as leadership through peer leadership activities to prepare members for leadership roles within the conservation corps setting.  Upon completion of the leadership development program, members are encouraged to apply to be assistant crew leaders, crew leaders or youth conservation corps mentors.  

     

    Veterans Fire Corps Crews:

    The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate high standards, compassion, excellent judgment, effective communication skills, initiative, and the desire to devote themselves (at least seasonally) to working alongside other military veterans, ages 21-35 years old, in an environmental setting.  The crew will have to work together and maintain a flexible, positive, and professional attitude. The program engages participants in a cohort environment in which a team of recent-era veterans work together to train and complete natural resource management projects, specifically related to fire fuels management and fuels reduction using chainsaws. This crew model also helps recent-era veterans transition from military to civilian careers. Participants must be a military veteran, provide a copy of a valid DD-214, or relevant discharge paperwork, and be able to pass a USFS Pack Test at the “arduous” level (3-mile hike with 45-pound pack in 45 minutes)

     

    Youth Conservation Crews:

    Youth Conservation Corps members, ages 17-18, or 17-20, depending on the crew, 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. 

     

    Covid Strike Team Crews:

    The USFS COVID Response Crew will help support recreation mitigation projects directly related to the impacts of high use due to the COVID-19 pandemic, performing activities such as cleaning up and restoring of campground infrastructure, performing basic maintenance and rehabilitation of trails including new social trails, and other recreation infrastructure projects and activities that are directly impacted from the high visitation use due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. (1 crew leader and 2 crew member positions available). Members should expect to camp during some of the term and should be comfortable interacting with the public. Camping accommodations will be provided at developed campgrounds. 

     

    Program 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, Pinetop, and Tucson. 

     

    Field Crew Project Work:

    AZCC AmeriCorps members serve a term of National Service in the State of Arizona and parts of the Southwest on professionally supervised crews as they explore a variety of opportunities for careers in the outdoors, learn practical field skills, and develop confidence as emerging leaders in the field of conservation.  Members are provided opportunities to learn and train under the guidance of professional staff within Conservation Legacy, while gaining career perspectives working alongside agency staff from the US Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, or Municipal, State and Non-profit organizations that work on our nation's public and tribal lands. AZCC Crews will become proficient in environmental stewardship practices, general worksite safety, Leave No Trace principles and outdoor living skills.  Most crews receive First Aid trainings.

     

    Project work may vary due to seasonality and environmental safety concerns.  Projects that crews typically work on may include, but are not limited to:

    • Trail construction and maintenance
    • Invasive species management, including pesticide application
    • Habitat restoration
    • Fence installation/repair
    • Land Management Inventory and Mapping
    • Fire fuels reduction
    • National Disaster Relief
    • Community service
    • Recreation and facilities maintenance and construction

     

    Training:

    Most AmeriCorps terms will begin with an orientation: crew members who attend the full orientation will receive training on First Aid (typically Wilderness First Aid), Leave No Trace, Outdoor Living, Crew Culture and Diversity, and goal setting.  Informal hands-on training will continue throughout the term with on- the- ground skills training.

    Depending on the project needs, crews may receive specialized training in herbicide handling, crosscut saw, chainsaw, dry stone masonry or rigging. 

     

    Schedule:

    Generally, crews work a 9-day,10-hours/day ‘hitch’ schedule, while camping in front and backcountry settings. Typically, members will have 5 days off in the town of the home base office.  Drive time to and from the work site from the home base office is typically included in the hitch schedule.  Applicants should expect the project schedule and type of work to vary. 

    Workdays will start with a Job Hazard Analysis safety meeting followed by a 15-minute warm-up exercise and a 15-minute stretch.  Days will include two 15-minute breaks and one 30-minute lunch.

     

    Responsibilities of an AZCC Corpsmember:

    Members can expect to work long days and must successfully adapt to various climates and working conditions.  Workdays will contain strenuous labor in remote settings and all weather conditions.

    While serving a term of National Service, AZCC crews are expected to work in diverse team settings.  Respect for all members of the program, our partners, the public and the land they are visiting is expected. 

    AZCC expects all members to represent the program in a professional manner at all times.  Crew life will include our corps values of challenge, stewardship, dedication, community, integrity and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).  Members are expected to be timely, hardworking, flexible and complete all functions of the tasks assigned, including tough physical labor and hiking several miles to remote locations under adverse weather conditions.

     

    Members will be responsible for working under our Environmental Ethics: 

    • Learn and practice ‘Leave no Trace’ techniques at all times
    • Outdoor Skills and Fitness
    • Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living, travel, and work skills as appropriate to the project. Additionally, practice self-care by staying adequately hydrated, fed, and properly dressed, so as to remain 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 challenging weather conditions. These remote locations may require up to 12 hours to reach the nearest advanced medical care.

     

    The crew member must supply his/her/their own personal outdoor gear 

    What We Provide:       

    • Tools and Personal Protective Equipment
    • Transportation from office to projects
    • Budget for meals is provided while in the field
    • Field uniform shirts & First aid kits

     You Provide:

    • Transportation from home to the office
    • Camping gear, such as a tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad
    • Work pants and boots over the ankle
    • Day pack and multiday pack
    • Rain gear

     

     AZCC is an independent, non-residential program. All members and staff are responsible for finding housing while not on project.

     

     Qualifications:

    • Be between the ages of 18 and 25, there is some flexibility to accept members up to age 30.
    • Have US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency status. 
    • Have a high school diploma or GED
    • All offers of positions are conditional upon completion of an acceptable:
      • A nationwide check of the National Sex Offender Public website;
      • A fingerprint-based check of FBI criminal history record; and
      • A check of the State criminal history record repository for the individual’s State of residence AND State of service,
    • Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award

     

    Physical, Emotional, and Mental Safety:

    Proper safety procedures must be observed in all tasks, including the repair and use of hand and power tools used on projects.

    • 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 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.

     

     

    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

     

     

    Compensation and Benefits:

    • On-the-ground conservation work experience
    • Technical trainings and work skills development
    • Exposure to potential employers
    • Teamwork and leadership skills development
    • AmeriCorps Education Award and a weekly stipend.

     

     

    Substance Free:

    In accordance with a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and program activities and while on organization property. AZCC is a drug-free organization; alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited.

  • Flagstaff Field Crew Member - Fall 2021

    Flagstaff
    $330.00 / week

    Start Date: Fall 2021  

    Status: 300-hour, 450-hour, 675-hour or 900-hour AmeriCorps Service Terms (availability varies each season)

    Stipend: $330/wk for all AmeriCorps Member positions, $425/wk for Veterans Fire Corps Members

    Location: Flagstaff, AZ

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

     

    IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED, PLEASE APPLY ON OUR WEBSITE:   WWW.AZCORPS.ORG

     

    Crew Models

    General Field Crews:

    AZCC's Field Crew program engages motivated young adults, ages 18-25, to complete challenging and impactful conservation service projects throughout Arizona and southern New Mexico. With both camping crews and local day work crews, there are a variety of crews to choose from!

     

    Native Affinity Crews:

    A crew experience for Native, young adults (18-30) looking to have a hands-on experience completing conservation projects on public lands. The power and impact of native affinity programming is due to the network of operational support from AZCC and the shared corps experience.

     

    Tucson Local Crews:

    This conservation crew is for young adults (18-30) from Pima County and the surrounding area interested in completing local conservation projects. Local crews for young adults provide members with job skills, leadership opportunities, challenging project work and personal and professional development. Crew members primarily live at home, but may camp, and work on projects during the day.

     

    Crew Leader Development Program Crews:

    This AZCC crew is focused on connecting young adults (ages 21-30) aspiring to develop leadership skills with conservation service work projects on public lands. The goal of the leadership development program is to provide participants with a variety of training focused on hard skills as well as leadership through peer leadership activities to prepare members for leadership roles within the conservation corps setting.  Upon completion of the leadership development program, members are encouraged to apply to be assistant crew leaders, crew leaders or youth conservation corps mentors.  

     

    Veterans Fire Corps Crews:

    The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate high standards, compassion, excellent judgment, effective communication skills, initiative, and the desire to devote themselves (at least seasonally) to working alongside other military veterans, ages 21-35 years old, in an environmental setting.  The crew will have to work together and maintain a flexible, positive, and professional attitude. The program engages participants in a cohort environment in which a team of recent-era veterans work together to train and complete natural resource management projects, specifically related to fire fuels management and fuels reduction using chainsaws. This crew model also helps recent-era veterans transition from military to civilian careers. Participants must be a military veteran, provide a copy of a valid DD-214, or relevant discharge paperwork, and be able to pass a USFS Pack Test at the “arduous” level (3-mile hike with 45-pound pack in 45 minutes)

     

    Youth Conservation Crews:

    Youth Conservation Corps members, ages 17-18, or 17-20, depending on the crew, 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. 

     

    Covid Strike Team Crews:

    The USFS COVID Response Crew will help support recreation mitigation projects directly related to the impacts of high use due to the COVID-19 pandemic, performing activities such as cleaning up and restoring of campground infrastructure, performing basic maintenance and rehabilitation of trails including new social trails, and other recreation infrastructure projects and activities that are directly impacted from the high visitation use due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. (1 crew leader and 2 crew member positions available). Members should expect to camp during some of the term and should be comfortable interacting with the public. Camping accommodations will be provided at developed campgrounds. 

     

    Program 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, Pinetop, and Tucson. 

     

    Field Crew Project Work:

    AZCC AmeriCorps members serve a term of National Service in the State of Arizona and parts of the Southwest on professionally supervised crews as they explore a variety of opportunities for careers in the outdoors, learn practical field skills, and develop confidence as emerging leaders in the field of conservation.  Members are provided opportunities to learn and train under the guidance of professional staff within Conservation Legacy, while gaining career perspectives working alongside agency staff from the US Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, or Municipal, State and Non-profit organizations that work on our nation's public and tribal lands. AZCC Crews will become proficient in environmental stewardship practices, general worksite safety, Leave No Trace principles and outdoor living skills.  Most crews receive First Aid trainings.

     

    Project work may vary due to seasonality and environmental safety concerns.  Projects that crews typically work on may include, but are not limited to:

    • Trail construction and maintenance
    • Invasive species management, including pesticide application
    • Habitat restoration
    • Fence installation/repair
    • Land Management Inventory and Mapping
    • Fire fuels reduction
    • National Disaster Relief
    • Community service
    • Recreation and facilities maintenance and construction

     

    Training:

    Most AmeriCorps terms will begin with an orientation: crew members who attend the full orientation will receive training on First Aid (typically Wilderness First Aid), Leave No Trace, Outdoor Living, Crew Culture and Diversity, and goal setting.  Informal hands-on training will continue throughout the term with on- the- ground skills training.

    Depending on the project needs, crews may receive specialized training in herbicide handling, crosscut saw, chainsaw, dry stone masonry or rigging. 

     

    Schedule:

    Generally, crews work a 9-day,10-hours/day ‘hitch’ schedule, while camping in front and backcountry settings. Typically, members will have 5 days off in the town of the home base office.  Drive time to and from the work site from the home base office is typically included in the hitch schedule.  Applicants should expect the project schedule and type of work to vary. 

    Workdays will start with a Job Hazard Analysis safety meeting followed by a 15-minute warm-up exercise and a 15-minute stretch.  Days will include two 15-minute breaks and one 30-minute lunch.

     

    Responsibilities of an AZCC Corpsmember:

    Members can expect to work long days and must successfully adapt to various climates and working conditions.  Workdays will contain strenuous labor in remote settings and all weather conditions.

    While serving a term of National Service, AZCC crews are expected to work in diverse team settings.  Respect for all members of the program, our partners, the public and the land they are visiting is expected. 

    AZCC expects all members to represent the program in a professional manner at all times.  Crew life will include our corps values of challenge, stewardship, dedication, community, integrity and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).  Members are expected to be timely, hardworking, flexible and complete all functions of the tasks assigned, including tough physical labor and hiking several miles to remote locations under adverse weather conditions.

     

    Members will be responsible for working under our Environmental Ethics: 

    • Learn and practice ‘Leave no Trace’ techniques at all times
    • Outdoor Skills and Fitness
    • Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living, travel, and work skills as appropriate to the project. Additionally, practice self-care by staying adequately hydrated, fed, and properly dressed, so as to remain 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 challenging weather conditions. These remote locations may require up to 12 hours to reach the nearest advanced medical care.

     

    The crew member must supply his/her/their own personal outdoor gear 

    What We Provide:       

    • Tools and Personal Protective Equipment
    • Transportation from office to projects
    • Budget for meals is provided while in the field
    • Field uniform shirts & First aid kits

     You Provide:

    • Transportation from home to the office
    • Camping gear, such as a tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad
    • Work pants and boots over the ankle
    • Day pack and multiday pack
    • Rain gear

     

     AZCC is an independent, non-residential program. All members and staff are responsible for finding housing while not on project.

     

     Qualifications:

    • Be between the ages of 18 and 25, there is some flexibility to accept members up to age 30.
    • Have US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency status. 
    • Have a high school diploma or GED
    • All offers of positions are conditional upon completion of an acceptable:
      • A nationwide check of the National Sex Offender Public website;
      • A fingerprint-based check of FBI criminal history record; and
      • A check of the State criminal history record repository for the individual’s State of residence AND State of service,
    • Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award

     

    Physical, Emotional, and Mental Safety:

    Proper safety procedures must be observed in all tasks, including the repair and use of hand and power tools used on projects.

    • 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 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.

     

     

    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

     

     

    Compensation and Benefits:

    • On-the-ground conservation work experience
    • Technical trainings and work skills development
    • Exposure to potential employers
    • Teamwork and leadership skills development
    • AmeriCorps Education Award and a weekly stipend.

     

    Substance Free:

    In accordance with a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and program activities and while on organization property. AZCC is a drug-free organization; alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited.

  • White Mountain Field Crew Member - Fall 2021

    Flagstaff
    $330.00 / week

    Start Date: Fall 2021  

    Status: 300-hour, 450-hour, 675-hour or 900-hour AmeriCorps Service Terms (availability varies each season)

    Stipend: $330/wk for all AmeriCorps Member positions, $425/wk for Veterans Fire Corps Members

    Location: Pinetop, AZ

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

     

    IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED, YOU MUST APPLY ON OUR WEBSITE:     WWW.AZCORPS.ORG

     

    Crew Models

    General Field Crews:

    AZCC's Field Crew program engages motivated young adults, ages 18-25, to complete challenging and impactful conservation service projects throughout Arizona and southern New Mexico. With both camping crews and local day work crews, there are a variety of crews to choose from!

     

    Native Affinity Crews:

    A crew experience for Native, young adults (18-30) looking to have a hands-on experience completing conservation projects on public lands. The power and impact of native affinity programming is due to the network of operational support from AZCC and the shared corps experience.

     

    Tucson Local Crews:

    This conservation crew is for young adults (18-30) from Pima County and the surrounding area interested in completing local conservation projects. Local crews for young adults provide members with job skills, leadership opportunities, challenging project work and personal and professional development. Crew members primarily live at home, but may camp, and work on projects during the day.

     

    Crew Leader Development Program Crews:

    This AZCC crew is focused on connecting young adults (ages 21-30) aspiring to develop leadership skills with conservation service work projects on public lands. The goal of the leadership development program is to provide participants with a variety of training focused on hard skills as well as leadership through peer leadership activities to prepare members for leadership roles within the conservation corps setting.  Upon completion of the leadership development program, members are encouraged to apply to be assistant crew leaders, crew leaders or youth conservation corps mentors.  

     

    Veterans Fire Corps Crews:

    The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate high standards, compassion, excellent judgment, effective communication skills, initiative, and the desire to devote themselves (at least seasonally) to working alongside other military veterans, ages 21-35 years old, in an environmental setting.  The crew will have to work together and maintain a flexible, positive, and professional attitude. The program engages participants in a cohort environment in which a team of recent-era veterans work together to train and complete natural resource management projects, specifically related to fire fuels management and fuels reduction using chainsaws. This crew model also helps recent-era veterans transition from military to civilian careers. Participants must be a military veteran, provide a copy of a valid DD-214, or relevant discharge paperwork, and be able to pass a USFS Pack Test at the “arduous” level (3-mile hike with 45-pound pack in 45 minutes)

     

    Youth Conservation Crews:

    Youth Conservation Corps members, ages 17-18, or 17-20, depending on the crew, 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. 

     

    Covid Strike Team Crews:

    The USFS COVID Response Crew will help support recreation mitigation projects directly related to the impacts of high use due to the COVID-19 pandemic, performing activities such as cleaning up and restoring of campground infrastructure, performing basic maintenance and rehabilitation of trails including new social trails, and other recreation infrastructure projects and activities that are directly impacted from the high visitation use due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. (1 crew leader and 2 crew member positions available). Members should expect to camp during some of the term and should be comfortable interacting with the public. Camping accommodations will be provided at developed campgrounds. 

     

    Program 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, Pinetop, and Tucson. 

     

    Field Crew Project Work:

    AZCC AmeriCorps members serve a term of National Service in the State of Arizona and parts of the Southwest on professionally supervised crews as they explore a variety of opportunities for careers in the outdoors, learn practical field skills, and develop confidence as emerging leaders in the field of conservation.  Members are provided opportunities to learn and train under the guidance of professional staff within Conservation Legacy, while gaining career perspectives working alongside agency staff from the US Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, or Municipal, State and Non-profit organizations that work on our nation's public and tribal lands. AZCC Crews will become proficient in environmental stewardship practices, general worksite safety, Leave No Trace principles and outdoor living skills.  Most crews receive First Aid trainings.

     

    Project work may vary due to seasonality and environmental safety concerns.  Projects that crews typically work on may include, but are not limited to:

    • Trail construction and maintenance
    • Invasive species management, including pesticide application
    • Habitat restoration
    • Fence installation/repair
    • Land Management Inventory and Mapping
    • Fire fuels reduction
    • National Disaster Relief
    • Community service
    • Recreation and facilities maintenance and construction

     

    Training:

    Most AmeriCorps terms will begin with an orientation: crew members who attend the full orientation will receive training on First Aid (typically Wilderness First Aid), Leave No Trace, Outdoor Living, Crew Culture and Diversity, and goal setting.  Informal hands-on training will continue throughout the term with on- the- ground skills training.

    Depending on the project needs, crews may receive specialized training in herbicide handling, crosscut saw, chainsaw, dry stone masonry or rigging. 

     

    Schedule:

    Generally, crews work a 9-day,10-hours/day ‘hitch’ schedule, while camping in front and backcountry settings. Typically, members will have 5 days off in the town of the home base office.  Drive time to and from the work site from the home base office is typically included in the hitch schedule.  Applicants should expect the project schedule and type of work to vary. 

    Workdays will start with a Job Hazard Analysis safety meeting followed by a 15-minute warm-up exercise and a 15-minute stretch.  Days will include two 15-minute breaks and one 30-minute lunch.

     

    Responsibilities of an AZCC Corpsmember:

    Members can expect to work long days and must successfully adapt to various climates and working conditions.  Workdays will contain strenuous labor in remote settings and all weather conditions.

    While serving a term of National Service, AZCC crews are expected to work in diverse team settings.  Respect for all members of the program, our partners, the public and the land they are visiting is expected. 

    AZCC expects all members to represent the program in a professional manner at all times.  Crew life will include our corps values of challenge, stewardship, dedication, community, integrity and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).  Members are expected to be timely, hardworking, flexible and complete all functions of the tasks assigned, including tough physical labor and hiking several miles to remote locations under adverse weather conditions.

     

    Members will be responsible for working under our Environmental Ethics: 

    • Learn and practice ‘Leave no Trace’ techniques at all times
    • Outdoor Skills and Fitness
    • Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living, travel, and work skills as appropriate to the project. Additionally, practice self-care by staying adequately hydrated, fed, and properly dressed, so as to remain 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 challenging weather conditions. These remote locations may require up to 12 hours to reach the nearest advanced medical care.

     

    The crew member must supply his/her/their own personal outdoor gear 

    What We Provide:       

    • Tools and Personal Protective Equipment
    • Transportation from office to projects
    • Budget for meals is provided while in the field
    • Field uniform shirts & First aid kits

     You Provide:

    • Transportation from home to the office
    • Camping gear, such as a tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad
    • Work pants and boots over the ankle
    • Day pack and multiday pack
    • Rain gear

     

     AZCC is an independent, non-residential program. All members and staff are responsible for finding housing while not on project.

     

     Qualifications:

    • Be between the ages of 18 and 25, there is some flexibility to accept members up to age 30.
    • Have US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency status. 
    • Have a high school diploma or GED
    • All offers of positions are conditional upon completion of an acceptable:
      • A nationwide check of the National Sex Offender Public website;
      • A fingerprint-based check of FBI criminal history record; and
      • A check of the State criminal history record repository for the individual’s State of residence AND State of service,
    • Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award

     

    Physical, Emotional, and Mental Safety:

    Proper safety procedures must be observed in all tasks, including the repair and use of hand and power tools used on projects.

    • 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 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.

     

     

    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

     

     

    Compensation and Benefits:

    • On-the-ground conservation work experience
    • Technical trainings and work skills development
    • Exposure to potential employers
    • Teamwork and leadership skills development
    • AmeriCorps Education Award and a weekly stipend.

     

    Substance Free:

    In accordance with a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and program activities and while on organization property. AZCC is a drug-free organization; alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited.

  • Tucson Field Supervisor

    Tucson

    Title: Field Supervisor

    Reports to: Program Director
    Starting Salary: Salary Group B ($35,568-$43,000)
    Location: Tucson, AZ
    Status: Full-Time, Seasonal Exempt
    Benefit Eligible: Paid Time Off


    Program Summary:
    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.


    Position Summary:
    The Field Supervisor’s primary responsibilities are: training, supervising, and mentoring seasonal field
    staff including Crew Leaders and Assistant Crew Leaders; technical and logistical support for Field
    Crews; building and maintaining relationships with project partners; ensuring consistent quality control,
    risk management, and program integrity and completing administrative functions including the
    development of project specifications and post-project reporting. Both office and field work are required in
    this position and the ability to work a flexible schedule is critical.


    Essential Responsibilities and Functions:
    Project Support
    • Build and maintain strong working relationships with a diverse array of land managers.
    • Assist with a wide variety of in-house trainings such as trainings on leadership, chainsaw or
    crosscut operations, trail work, driving, Wilderness First Aid, and Leave No Trace, as well as a
    weeklong orientation for incoming Corps members. The Field Supervisor may also be involved
    with other on-the-job trainings such as advanced felling, fence construction and maintenance,
    rigging, and historic preservation.
    • Determine and develop project expectations and specifications, working with project partners.
    • Communicate work plans to Crew Leaders, ensuring that they are prepared and knowledgeable
    of projects prior to implementation.
    • Actively engage in quality control and risk management through all phases of project planning,
    implementation, and evaluation.
    • Maintain a staff presence in the field, including frequent overnight stays.
    • Ensure project work is completed to standards and expectations of the partnership and program.
    • Collect data from crews on an on-going basis. Maintain and organize multiple information
    systems and databases.
    • Serve as a responder to AZCC field emergencies, including being “on-call” for after-hours
    support.


    Staff Support and Supervision
    • Work in collaboration with the Program Manager and other AZCC staff to train, mentor, evaluate,
    supervise, and support local staff, crew leaders and members.
    • Work with other staff on pressing projects when appropriate, including recruitment efforts and
    shop tasks.
    • Work in collaboration with the Administrative, Recruitment and Management Teams to
    ensure all systems and paperwork is processed in a timely manner.
    • Promote ‘esprit de corps’ within crews and staff.
    • Communicate clearly with Conservation Legacy staff and supervisors


    Other Duties
    • Successfully engage, lead and support an inclusive work environment for those of
    underrepresented populations within the organization and the communities we serve.
    • Leads and/or participates in organizational-wide teams, projects and initiatives that support the
    work of the Strategic Plans goals.
    • Participate in program promotional activities.
    • Assist with other general duties as needed or assigned by supervisor.
    • Fill in as needed to support crews in the field.


    Physical Requirements:
    Conservation Legacy is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals and will ensure that
    persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to perform essential job functions.
    This position will require periodic overnight travel and non-traditional work hours, inclusive of weekend
    and evening hours. To successfully perform essential functions this position is required to sit, stand, walk,
    speak and hear. This position may be required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl on an
    infrequent basis. They must be able to operate office equipment, telephone, and computer. 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. Disclosure of needs are
    encouraged to be made upon job offer and throughout employment at Conservation Legacy.


    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Exhibits the ability to effectively work on diverse teams or with a variety of populations, including
    those underrepresented at our organization and those of BIPOC communities.
    • Minimum of two years of experience in youth development or corps field.
    • Experience with influencing diverse groups of employees to achieve common goals.
    • Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment.
    • The ability to carry out assigned work independently or with minimal supervision.
    • The ability to communicate effectively, manage complexity cultivate innovation, drive and
    influence results of oneself and others.
    • The ability to work well with others and to seek assistance when needed to carry out
    assignments.
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs and applications, or similar platforms.
    • Ability to keep others, in remote locations, accountable to expectations.
    • Valid Driver’s License and Insurable Driving Record
    • Must be able to pass Conservation Legacy’s Criminal History Checks.
    • Experience leading Conservation Legacy programs, members or administrative systems.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a wide variety of staff, partners, and
    members


    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Two years minimum applied field experience in conservation or land management field work
    • Technical competence and experience in dry stone masonry, full bench trail construction, trail
    maintenance, fence construction and maintenance, crosscut saw operation and maintenance,
    chainsaw operations for riparian restoration and fuel reduction.
    • Demonstrated ability to mentor young adults working in remote outdoors settings performing
    arduous physical labor
    • Proficiency with office equipment and software including Microsoft Office and database
    management; ability to manage data in an organized, consistent, and timely manner


    To Apply: Send Cover letter and resume to James Pitts at james@conservationlegacy.org Subject line
    in this email must include “Applicant”.
    Cover Letter must include a response to the following question: Provide some examples of your
    experience working effectively with diverse communities, including those specific to Black,
    Indigenous, People of Color, and other underrepresented populations, in personal or professional
    context.


    Conservation Legacy is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse
    professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply. All qualified applicants will receive
    consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected
    veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic
    information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply

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


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