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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 2019

    Tucson, Arizona
    $295.00 / week

    Title: Local Pima County Crew

    Start Date: September 2019

    End Date: March 2020 (anticipated)

    Status: 900-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. 

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  • Tucson Adult Camping Field Crew Member - Sept 2019

    Tucson, Arizona
    $295.00 / week

    Title: Adult Camping Field Crew

    Start Date: September 2019

    End Date: December 2019 or March 2020 (anticipated)

    Status: 450-hour or 900-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. 

     

    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:  

    The typical schedule is four ten-hour days with three days off, or eight to nine days on with six days off, either in town or on spike (camping at the project) depending on proximity to the work site from Tucson, AZ. 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 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.

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  • Active Military Family Crew Member

    Tucson, Arizona
    $295.00 / week

    Start Date: September 17, 2019

    End Date: December 20th, 2019  (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 direct family members of active military personnel 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:  

    The typical schedule is four ten-hour days with three days off, or eight to nine days on with six days off, either in town or on spike (camping at the project) depending on proximity to the work site. 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 before taxes. Upon completion of the term the crew member will receive an education award of $1566.14 for a 450 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:  

    • Direct family member of active military personnel
    • 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.

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  • Escalante Backcountry Invasive Species Removal Saw Crew member

    Flagstaff, Arizona
    $295.00 / week

    Escalante Corpsmember Position-900hr

    Position Description

    Title: Backcountry Invasive Species Removal Saw Crew

    Start/End Date:  September 2019 – March 2020 (anticipated)

    Stipend: $295/week (+meal while on project)

    Location: Flagstaff

    Status: 900-hour AmeriCorps Service Term

    Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award $2,960.00 after successful completion

     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. 

    Corpsmember Responsibilities: 

    • Work effectively as member of crew
    • Perform heavy manual labor related to environmental conservation and restoration projects
    • Work outdoors in all types of weather and successfully adapts to various climates
    • Camps overnight outdoors in wilderness areas near work sites for short or extended periods of time Effectively learn and apply new environmental conservation and restoration skills and outdoor living skills
    • Actively participate in environmental education activities
    • Practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned
    • Use, maintain and repair hand and power tools as necessary 

    Expectations:  

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

    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 but include trail construction and maintenance, ecosystem restoration, habitat restoration, fire fuels reduction, fencing on public lands, invasive weed removal, tamarisk removal, herbicide applications, and many others. 

    Schedule:  

    The typical schedule is four ten-hour days with three days off, or eight to nine days on with six days off, either in town or on spike (camping at the project) depending on proximity to the work site from Flagstaff, AZ.  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:  

    Corpsmembers are paid an AmeriCorps living stipend which averages out at $295 per week or $590 biweekly before taxes. Upon completion of the term the Corpsmember will receive an education award of $2,960 to be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.   

     

    Required Skills

    Qualifications:  

    • Must be between the ages of 18 and 25
    • US citizen
    • Received a high school diploma or GED.
    • 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’ techniquesand 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.
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  • Verde Valley Invasive Species Removal Restoration Crew member

    Flagstaff, Arizona
    $295.00 / week

    Title: Verde Valley Invasive Species Removal Saw Crew

    Start/End Date:  September 2019 – March 2020 (anticipated)

    Stipend: $295/week (+meals while on project)

    Location: Flagstaff

    Status: 900-hour AmeriCorps Service Term

    Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award $2,960.00 after successful completion

     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. 

    Corpsmember Responsibilities: 

    • Work effectively as member of crew
    • Perform heavy manual labor related to environmental conservation and restoration projects
    • Work outdoors in all types of weather and successfully adapts to various climates
    • Camps overnight outdoors in wilderness areas near work sites for short or extended periods of time effectively learn and apply new environmental conservation and restoration skills and outdoor living skills
    • Actively participate in environmental education activities
    • Practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned
    • Use, maintain and repair hand and power tools as necessary 

    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.  This crew will be focused on invasive plant treatment in the Verde Valley.

    This position is in collaboration with the Friends of the Verde River (FVRG), a non profit based in Cottonwood, AZ seeking to work collaboratively to restore habitat, sustain flows and promote community stewardship to support a healthy Verde River System.

    Corpsmembers will work on public and private land to control four target invasive species.  The Verde River is an important resource to the local community and is a Federally Designated Wild and Scenic River, it supports over 270 species of birds, 94 species of mammals and 76 species of reptiles and amphibians!

    To protect the river and its surrounding environment crews will work with hand tools, chainsaws and herbicide to treat and remove these plants.  The project work includes mapping and monitoring of previous treatments, retreating areas that have been previously treated, and working on initial treatments.  The Verde River is a treasure in the state of Arizona that needs your help!

    Training

    Corpsmembers receive a variety of formal and informal trainings during their term of service.  The first week of the term is committed to formal training and orientation that consists of Wilderness First Aid, Leave No Trace, Outdoor Living, Crew Culture and goal setting as well as additional training in herbicide handling, plant identification and riparian restoration.       

    This crew will also have an additional week of formal training focuses on chainsaw use and safety that could potentially lead to federally recognized certifications.

    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.

    Required Skills

    Expectations:  

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

    Schedule:  

    The typical schedule is four ten-hour days with three days off, or eight to nine days on with six days off, either in town or on spike (camping at the project) depending on proximity to the work site from Dead Horse Ranch State Park near Cottonwood, AZ.  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:  

    Corpsmembers are paid an AmeriCorps living stipend which averages out at $295 per week or $580 biweekly before taxes. Upon completion of the term the Corpsmember will receive an education award of $2,960  for a 900 hour term of service to be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.    

    Qualifications:  

    • Must be between the ages of 18 and 25
    • US citizen
    • Received a high school diploma or GED.
    • 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. 

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  • Flagstaff Veterans Fire Crew Member - Aug 2019

    Flagstaff, Arizona
    $375.00 / week

    Start Date: August 11th, 2019

    End Date: December 20th, 2019  (anticipated)

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

    Stipend: $375/week

    Location: Flagstaff, 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. 

    AZCC and Conservation Legacy are proud to be part of the continuing operation of the Veterans Fire Corps program. The VFC aims to retrain recent era military veterans for careers in conservation, fuels management, and wildland fire-fighting. VFC programs accomplish this goal by immersing participants in a conservation crew experience.

     

    Training

    Over the course of a typical 3-6 month season corps members receive training in wildland firefighting, chainsaw operation, and a variety of other topics. Members then go on to serve as members of a fire-fuels conservation crew, performing a variety of forestry and conservation work on Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and US Forest Service land in Arizona and New Mexico. At the conclusion of a program members are aided in the transition to federal wildland firefighting jobs.

     

    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, fire rated work boots (AZCC will provide a portion of reimbursement, with receipts), etc. AZCC will provide the tools, protective gear and transportation to projects. 

     

    Schedule:  

    The typical schedule is eight to nine days on with six days off, either in town or on spike (camping at the project) depending on proximity to the work site from Flagstaff, AZ. The day starts at 6:00 AM with a stretch circle and safety meeting, and one hour of physical training. 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 $375/week before taxes. Upon completion of the term the crew member will receive an education award of $2,255.24 for a 675 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:  

    • Military Veteran
    • Be between the ages of 21 and 36
    • 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.

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  • Ancestral Lands Grand Canyon Crewmember

    Flagstaff, Arizona
    $295.00 / week

    Title: Ancestral Lands Grand Canyon Crew

    Start/End Date:  September 2019 – March 2020 (anticipated)

    Stipend: $295/week (+meals while on project)

    Location: Flagstaff

    Status: 900-hour AmeriCorps Service Term

    Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award $2,960.00 after successful completion

     

    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. 

     

    Corpsmember Responsibilities: 

    • Must identify as Native American or part of a Native American tribe
    • Work effectively as member of crew
    • Perform heavy manual labor related to environmental conservation and restoration projects
    • Work outdoors in all types of weather and successfully adapts to various climates
    • Camps overnight outdoors in wilderness areas near work sites for short or extended periods of time effectively learn and apply new environmental conservation and restoration skills and outdoor living skills
    • Actively participate in environmental education activities
    • Practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned
    • Use, maintain and repair hand and power tools as necessary 

     

    Ancestral Lands 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.  Projects vary across crews and locations. 

    This position is an Ancestral Lands crew focused on places with significant cultural heritage such as Grand Canyon National Park. This is an opportunity for Local Native Youth to assist land management agencies in protecting important natural and cultural resources with the Northern Arizona region.

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

     

    Training

    Crewmembers receive a variety of formal and informal trainings during their term of service.  The first week of the term is committed to formal training and orientation that consists of Wilderness First Aid, Leave No Trace, Outdoor Living, Crew Culture and goal setting.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.

    Required Skills

    Expectations:

    AZCC is a drug-free organization; alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited. AZCC is an independent, non-residential program. The Crewmember 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 plate/bowl/utensil/tupperware, etc. AZCC will provide the food while on hitch, tools, protective gear, and transportation to projects. Housing is not provided. 

     

    Schedule:

    The typical schedule is eight to nine days on with six days off, or, four ten-hour days with three days off either in town or on spike (camping at the project) depending on proximity to the work site from Flagstaff, AZ. 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:

    Corpsmembers are paid an AmeriCorps living stipend which averages out at $295 per week or $590 biweekly before taxes. Upon completion of the term the Crewmember will receive an education award of $2,960 for a 900-hour service term to be used for paying off student loans, paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college, or AmeriCorps-approved certifications or workshops.

     

    Qualifications:  

    • Must identify as Native American or part of a Native American tribe
    • Must be between the ages of 18 and 25
    • US citizen
    • Received a high school diploma or GED.
    • 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.
    • Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program including conservation projects, education, training and national service. Members must commit to participating in all crew/team activities, including service days in local communities where applicable.
    • Effectively communicate ideas and concerns as they arise directly to supervisors, colleagues and organization staff.
    • Have the cognitive ability to learn necessary skills and apply them to effectively carry out the service work requirements
    • Appropriately represent the Program and AmeriCorps to the public and project partners at all times.
    • Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harassment of others for any reason.

     

    Safety and Judgment:

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

     

    Environmental Ethics:

    • Learn and practice ‘Leave no Trace’ techniques
    • Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living/travel and work skills as appropriate to the project. Additionally, remain adequately hydrated, fed, and properly dressed so as to remain generally healthy and safe, avoiding environmental injuries.
    • Live in a physically demanding, possibly remote environment for an uninterrupted period of up to several weeks. Conditions of this environment may vary significantly and may include severe and/or trying weather. The remoteness is such that it may require at a minimum one hour, but perhaps in excess of 12 hours, to reach the nearest advanced medical care.
    • Outdoor Skills and Fitness (where appropriate)
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  • White Mountains Crew Member September 2019

    Flagstaff, Arizona
    $295.00 / week

    Title: Adult Camping Field Crew

    Start Date: September 17th 2019

    End Date: December 20th 2019 or March 2020(anticipated)

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

    Stipend: $295/week 

    Location: Pinetop-Lakeside, 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. 

     

    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:  

    The typical schedule is four ten-hour days with three days off, or eight to nine days on with six days off, either in town or on spike (camping at the project) depending on proximity to the work site. 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 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.

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  • Veterans Fire Crew member - White Mountains - September 2019

    Flagstaff, Arizona
    $375.00 / week

    Title: Veterans Fire Crew member

    Start Date: September 17th 2019

    End Date: December 20th 2019  (anticipated)

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

    Stipend: $375/week

    Location: Pinetop-Lakeside, 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. 

     

    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:  

    The typical schedule is four ten-hour days with three days off, or eight to nine days on with six days off, either in town or on spike (camping at the project) depending on proximity to the work site. 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 $375/week before taxes. Upon completion of the term the crew member will receive an education award of $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:  

    • Military Veteran
    • Be between the ages of 21 and 36
    • 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.

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