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WE ARE CURRENTLY HIRING Crew leaders for 2019!

Adult, Youth, and Veteran Crew Leader positions are now posted! See below for details and links to apply!

*Positions available in both Durango and Salida, CO!

See below for more info, and follow the links for complete position descriptions and applications!

  • Dolores River Restoration Strike Team Member

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $400.00 / week

    Position Dates: April 22nd - November 22nd, 2019

    The Southwest Conservation Corps, in collaboration with the Dolores River Restoration Partnership (DRRP) is advertising for one invasive species Strike Team Crew Member.  The DRRP is in year 10 of an ambitious effort to treat invasive plant species along 175 miles of the river corridor, with strike teams playing an essential role in helping sites reach restoration success. The primary responsibilities of this crew are to treat noxious weeds, maintain and participate in revegetation activities such as seeding and planting, collect vegetation monitoring and survey data, and perform general restoration activities as needed by the partnership. This crew is designed to be flexible to meet the evolving needs of the partnership and changing conditions of restoration sites.

    The Strike Team will typically work four (M-Th), 10 hour days per week, although schedules may vary. This crew consists of  1 member and 1 leader for the first 2/3 of the season and then acquires one additional member for the fall season. Crews work and camp for several days at a time in remote locations, in all types of weather conditions. You will work effectively as a member of the crew; perform heavy manual labor related to environmental conservation and restoration projects; work outdoors in all types of weather and succesfully adapt to various climates; effectively learn and apply new environmental conservation and restoration skills; actively participare in environmental education activities; practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned; use, maintain and repair hand and power tools as necessary. This position requires extensive field time on foot in the elements, and extensive time wearing a backpack sprayer.  Safe operation of BLM, SCC vehicles and selected equipment will be necessary. 

    Please see our website for more information and to apply: www.sccorps.org (Click on Small Teams under the Programs tab) or view the full position description and apply directly here: Apply now!

     

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  • 2019 Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)

    Youth and Young Adult Programs
    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO and Los Valles Office - Salida, Colorado

    Spend your year completing conservation work in Colorado, while growing your leadership skills! Members will start the program in an 8 week intensive leader training, covering both hard technical skills such as trails training and S-212, and soft group skills including communication, leadership, and risk management. Upon completion of the training season, members will be paired with a Crew Leader mentor, and as a co-leading pair, you will lead a crew of 6-8 members during the summer and fall. 

    • Start Date: April 1st, 2019
    • End Date: August 9th, 2019 for Youth Crews, Late November, 2019 for Adult Crews
    • Wages: Living stipend of $400 a week with anAmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the program 
    • Benefits: 5 days PTO and 5 days’ discretionary time. Food provided while in the field, uniforms, protective equipment. Wilderness First Responder and CPR/AED training, U.S. Forest Service recognized S-212 Chainsaw training. (Certificate awarded upon completion of program.) 
    • WFR: CLDP members will be provided with Wilderness First Responder/CPR/AED training. There will be a WFR course available in Durango from March 23rd - 30th, through Desert Mountain Medicine. Other acceptable WFR Courses or Recertification Courses can be reimbursed, but must be taken prior to the start of the season. 
    • We are hiring CLDP's for both our Youth and Young Adult Crews. Applicants interested in youth programming will have the opportunity to lead high school and middle school crews in the summer, and transition to Adult Crews in the Fall. Those who would like to work with Young Adults (18-25), will have adult crews for both seasons. 

    Please see our website for a complete position description and how to apply! 
     

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  • 2019 Adult Crew Leader

    Adult Crews
    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO and Los Valles Office - Salida, Colorado

    Start/end date:  April 1st, 2019 - Late November, 2019 for Adult and Veteran Crew Leaders

    Locations: SCC-Los Valles (Salida, CO) and SCC-Four Corners (Durango, CO)

    Wages: $500-620 weekly DOE/DOQ in season, tiered training wage during 8 week training season.

    Health Benefits: Health Benefit Eligible, 5 days PTO (structured in August) and 5 days’ discretionary time

    Other Benefits: Food provided while in the field, uniforms, protective equipment, U.S. Forest Service recognized S-212 Chainsaw training. (Certificate awarded upon completion of program.) as well as 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.

     

    To Learn More and Apply: Visit our website to read more and see all positions

    To apply directly for Adult Crew Leader Positions in Durango, CO Click here!

    To apply directly for Adult Crew Leader Positions in Salida, CO click here!

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  • 2019 Youth Crew Leader

    High School Crews
    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO and Los Valles Office - Salida, Colorado

    Title: Youth Crew Leader  

    Start/end date: April 1st, 2019 – August 9th, 2019 

    Location: SCC Four Corners - Durango, CO and SCC Los Valles - Salida, CO

    Wages: $500-620/week DOE, DOQ, tiered training wage during 8-week training season  

    Benefits: 3 days’ discretionary time, 2 PTO days built in, Food provided while in the field, uniforms, protective equipment,  S-212 Chainsaw training, other development opportunities.  

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Non-exempt   

    Reports to: Youth Programs Manager  

    SCC’s Youth Crew Leaders will spend 8 weeks in a crew leader training period, which will include a Leadership skills week, an S-212 Chainsaw training, technical trails training, a youth crew leader training, and prep weeks in addition to project work. In June, leaders will co-lead two 4-week sessions with high school students ages 14-18, with a Crew Leader Development Program member. Each session will be Monday-Friday, and may be a camping crew or a day crew. Crews will complete local conservation and community agricultural based projects. Crew leaders are responsible for the safety and well-being of their crew, project implementation, creating educational opportunities, and program paperwork each week. 

    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 and decision-making, maturity, initiative, professionalism, and the desire to devote themselves to youth, the environment and a crew experience where the needs of others are placed above oneself. The Crew Leader position requires patience, mentorship, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. It also involves an administration role, where weekly paperwork is due in a timely manner to supervisors. Crew Leaders are ultimately responsible for successes and shortcomings of the crew.  

    To Apply: Visit our website to learn more, or follow the links below to the application!

    Youth Crew Leader in Salida, CO Application

    Youth Crew Leader in Durango, CO Application

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  • 2019 Dolores River Restoration Strike Team Leader

    Four Corners, Durango CO
    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO

    Position Dates: April 1st - November 22nd, 2019

    The Southwest Conservation Corps, in collaboration with the Dolores River Restoration Partnership (DRRP) is advertising for one invasive species Strike Team Crew Leader.  The DRRP is in year 10 of an ambitious effort to treat invasive plant species along 175 miles of the river corridor, with strike teams playing an essential role in helping sites reach restoration success. 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, and professionalism.

    The Strike Team will typically work four (M-Th), 10 hour days per week, although schedules may vary. This crew leader will be responsible for leading a 2-person restoration crew in the spring, followed by a 2-person vegetation monitoring crew in the summer, and a 3-person restoration crew in the fall.The primary responsibilities of this crew are to treat noxious weeds, maintain and participate in revegetation activities such as seeding and planting, collect vegetation monitoring and survey data, and perform general restoration activities as needed by the partnership. This crew is designed to be flexible to meet the evolving needs of the partnership and changing conditions of restoration sites.

    Recording and reporting of accomplishments will be necessary. The crew leader also has the opportunity to test for and obtain a Colorado pesticide applicator's license during the season. Related tasks may be assigned as needed.  This position requires extensive field time on foot in the elements, and extensive time wearing a backpack sprayer.  Safe operation of BLM, SCC vehicles and selected equipment will be necessary. 

    Please see our website for more information and to apply: www.sccorps.org (Click on Small Teams under the Programs tab) or view the full position description and apply directly here: Apply now!

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How to Apply

Check out our website to learn more and apply! We accept applications for programs starting in January for our summer programming, and May for our Fall programs.  Please look on our website for specific details on each of our crews and how to apply. Questions about our programs can be directed to the following at each office:

Four Corners Office (Durango):
Lisa Slupianek 
lslupianek@conservationlegacy.org

Eric Falk  
efalk@conservationlegacy.org

Los Valles Office (Salida):
Ben Correll
ben@conservationlegacy.org

Internship Programs (All SCC Offices)
Clara Moulton
cmoulton@conservationlegacy.org

Ancestral Lands, Acoma Pueblo:
Aaron Lowden
aaron@conservationlegacy.org

Ancestral Lands, Zuni Office:
Ryan Aguilar
raguilar@conservationlegacy.org


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