Work, camp, and live in the beautiful mountains of Colorado!
Based in Durango CO or Salida, CO with work all around the Southwest Region.
- Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
- Some experience required
- Start Date:
- Job starts in 4 months (Apr 01, 2019)
Title: Crew Leader
Reports to: Program Director
Locations: Durango, CO or Salida, CO
Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Non-exempt
Start/end date: April 1st, 2019 – Late November 2019
Wages: $500 – 620 / week DOQ, DOE
Benefits: 5 days of PTO (structured in August) and 5 days of discretionary time. Food provided while in the field, uniforms, personal protective equipment, U.S. Forest Service recognized S-212 Chainsaw training (Certificate awarded upon completion of program), and other development opportunities.
Southwest Conservation Corps’ Crew Leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate resourcefulness, effective communication skills, excellent judgement, maturity, initiative, professionalism, and the desire to devote themselves to a crew experience where the needs of others are placed above oneself. The Crew Leader position requires, mentorship, patience, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. Crew Leaders are ultimately responsible for successes and short-comings of the crew.
Southwest Conservation Corps: The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization, whose mission is to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment. SCC engages motivated young adults, ages 18 - 30, to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout the Four Corners region. Projects may include, trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, invasive species removal, hazardous fuels reduction, re-vegetation and local environmental service projects. Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs, including disaster relief if the opportunity arises.
Each crew consists of 6 - 8 members and 2 leaders. Crews work in frontcountry and backcountry locations in all types of weather conditions. Schedules may vary, but generally are 9 days on and 5 days off. There is a possibility you could work 5 days on and 2 days off, or a variation of schedules, so we require all members and leaders to be flexible. SCC does not provide housing on your off days. SCC crews work in a variety of national parks, national forests and other public land areas throughout the Southwest. Crews prepare all their own meals and work together as a group to complete all the necessary chores.
Our programs focus on place-based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility and career development. SCC also provides an opportunity for Corps Members to learn about the local environment, environmental issues and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers. When not in the field, members are expected to find their own housing.
How to Apply
To apply, complete the Crew Leader Application, upload cover letter and resume: https://sccorps.org/leadership-opportunities