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For the health and safety of our crews, staff and communities, projects may be postponed due to COVID-19. The information provided in our Position Descriptions are an outline of how our program has typically been operating, however is subject to change. As this situation develops, and decisions are made, we will provide updates. We encourage you to continue with the application process and we will keep consistent and direct communication with all applicants.

We are now beginning to hire for the 2021 season. Throughout the next few months, the majority of our positions will be added. please check back often to see new openings!

Individual Placement positions (internships) may be added here but can always be found at our website and are hired throughout the year!

*Positions available in both Durango and Salida, CO.

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

  • Crew Member: Ecological & Vegetation Monitoring in Las Cruces

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    $520.00 / week

    Vegetation & Ecological Monitoring

    with

    the Bureau of Land Management

    and

    Southwest Conservation Corps

     

    Position Title:  Crew Member

    Position Type:  Full-time, temporary, 23 weeks

    Number of Positions:  6

    Location: Las Cruces, NM

    Living Stipend:   $520/week

    Benefits:  Paid training; camping food allowance ($13/day via company credit card); AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,907.50 upon satisfactory completion of term

    Hiring Benefits:   Public Land Corps hiring authority: eligible to use, for two years upon completion of term, a noncompetitive hiring status for consideration when applying to competitive service positions for a federal agency.  See below.  Must be under age 31 upon issue of certificate.

    Program Dates:  July 12 – December 17, 2021

    Southwest Conservation Corps’s Mission

    It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment.  For more information, visit www.sccorps.org.

    Bureau of Land Management’s Mission

    The Bureau of Land Management's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

    Program Overview:

    Participants will manage all aspects of vegetation monitoring using the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Assessment, Inventory, & Monitoring (AIM) methodology.  More information on the BLM’s AIM strategy can be found on the AIM website: http://aim.landscapetoolbox.org/.  Crews will consist of two crew members and one crew lead.  Together, they will monitor land health on BLM lands including National Monument lands, vegetation treatments, rangeland allotments, or reference areas.

    Within all plots, the crew identifies vegetation to species, gathers species cover and composition data using line-point intercept, measures soil surface stability, and describes soil pits.  Data are georeferenced using a GPS unit and stored in an ArcGIS geodatabase.  Data are entered into a database on site with ruggedized tablets and are further analyzed and synthesized into various reports for future land management planning.  The crew may also assist with other public land management projects involving wildlife, range, and forestry.

    Crews maintain and track botanical specimens of known and unknown species throughout the field season and keep records updated as needed.  The crew member will continuously learn the local flora and build botanical knowledge. The crew member should be passionate about both the soils, botanical, and other natural systems and have a willingness to grow and share that passion and knowledge with the crew lead and fellow crew member(s).

    Fieldwork is often in remote areas.  Using a government or company vehicle, crews are often required to drive to several different areas of the Field or District Office throughout a four- to eight-day work week (colloquially, “hitch”), camp overnight, share camp meals and chores, hike several miles per day, and return to the office for equipment and data management.  Unconventional work hours, including 10 (sometimes 11) hour days, are expected.

     *We have developed and successfully implemented protocols in precaution against COVID-19 transmission between crew personnel.  Protocols address mask-wearing, cleaning, sanitation, on-the-job health reports, and isolation if necessary.  Crews will ride in the same vehicle, go grocery shopping, and share camping and sampling equipment.  Some remote accommodations for the periodic days of office work are available.  Crews may be asked to be flexible and accommodating in using their personal space when the physical BLM office is less available for any reason.*

    Crew Member’s Responsibilities

    Assists in all aspects of data collection, management, and quality control.  Assists in hitch preparation, transportation of crew in the work vehicle, and equipment maintenance.  Continues to learn the local flora and soils from the crew lead and local resources and builds botanical, soils, and landscape knowledge.  Takes an active role in their personal and professional development goals throughout the season.

    Consistently exercises discretion and judgment.  Completes mid-term and end-of-term written evaluations for self and crew lead.  Maintains adequate and professional communication and systems of feedback between fellow crew folk.  The crew member should be passionate about sound science principles and have curiosity as to how the AIM data might be utilized.

    Minimal Qualifications:

    • College coursework (2 years, at minimum) in ecology, botany, plant ecology, plant biology, plant systematics, soils science, geology, horticulture, natural resource management, environmental science, or a related field;
      • OR previous college- or professional-level experience in the above fields, plus familiarity with data collection and sound science principles
    • Largely available by the start date and through the end date
    • Eligible to accept a 900-hour service term with Americorps
      • Aged between 21 and 30 (civilian) or 35 (veteran) years upon hire
      • S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residence and associated identification, including an image of a signed social security card AND another acceptable primary form of documentation
    • Able to produce identification as stipulated by I-9 upon hire
    • Valid US driver's license and insurable driving record
    • Able to pass Conservation Legacy’s and the Department of Interior’s background checks
    • Experience with Microsoft Suite Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or other data-collection software
    • Self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period. The applicant must be able to operate in both the office and the field.
    • Physically capable of standing and walking (at a maximum 6 miles/day, plus walking on plot, on rough, uneven terrain); bending, crouching and stooping for long periods of time; and lifting/carrying items that weigh up to 40 pounds, in upwards of 100 degree (F) heat while maintaining a professional demeanor.
    • Experience and willingness to spending multiple days (1-6 days at a time) car-camping in remote areas; familiarity or willingness to learn and adhere to best practices for field safety and Leave No Trace principles
    • Willing to spend several hours per day and/or per week riding in, navigating, and driving a company truck on- and off-highway.
    • Sound and fair physical and emotional risk assessment
    • Able to work in and respond to adverse weather conditions including extreme heat, monsoonal rains, and hazardous wildlife (i.e. rattlesnakes, scorpions, biting/stinging insects, horses)
    • Current, or ability to obtain: CPR, Wilderness First Aid, and Defensive Driver Training certificates

     Preferred Qualifications: 

    • At least 1 to 2 years of experience using taxonomic keys to identify plants to species in the field, from photos, and from pressed specimens.
    • Familiarity with New Mexico or Colorado flora in general and Ackerfield’s Flora of Colorado, Flora Neomexicana, or other relevant keys is preferred.
    • Experience with floras from adjacent states to Colorado
    • Experience working in regions with high floristic diversity
    • Experience or interest in large scale, spatially-balanced monitoring designs
    • Experience or education using taxonomic soil keys or equivalent mechanism to identify ecological sites
    • Familiarity with the Colorado or New Mexico soils
    • Experience hand texturing various types of soils
    • Experience digging quality soil pits to characterize and document all horizons
    • Experience using soil series descriptions, web soil survey, or equivalent soil datasets
    • Experience working as part of a small team and able to work well with others
      • Excellent communication, organizational, and planning skills
    • Experience with handheld GPS units and External GNSS GPS antennae and basic troubleshooting
    • Experience with ArcGIS Online interface
      • Knowledge of downloading, using, and syncing ArcGIS Online Maps
    • Experience safely operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, often in remote areas on unimproved roads, and driving for extended periods (2-3 hours at a time).
    • Experience working or recreating in rangeland or desert systems

    Public Land Corps:

    The Public Land Corps program provides the opportunity for young people between the ages of 16 and 30 years to work on conservation projects on public lands. Participants must successfully complete 640 hours that include at least 120 hours on federal lands through the PLC.  PLC members are not federal government employees, but those who successfully complete the PLC requirements are then eligible to use, for two years, a noncompetitive hiring status for consideration when applying to competitive service positions. https://www.blm.gov/careers/students-and-grads/public-lands-corps

     

    To apply, go to position announcement here and click "New Application" at bottom.

    Or, go to: https://sccorps.org/small-teams, and follow the link to the above.  Application involves cover letterresume/CVat least two academic or professional (non-peer) references, and screening questions.  Incomplete applications are given less weight.

    SCC offers several Ecological Monitoring crew positions across Colorado and New Mexico, mostly performing the terrestrial AIM methodology.  If interested in multiple locations, please mention and rank locations of interest.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

     

    We anticipate beginning the interview process in mid-April.  Apply now for advance consideration.  Reach out to Ecological Monitoring Coordinator Talavi Cook at tcook@conservationlegacy.org with questions.

  • Santa Fe NF Covid Response Team - Crew Leader

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    $685.00 / week

    Title: Santa Fe National Forest, COVID Response Team - Crew Leader  

    Reports to: Adult Programs Manager  

    Locations: Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico 

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Non-exempt 

    Start/end date:  June 1, 2021 – October 2021 

    Wages: $685 / week  

    Benefits: Food provided while in the field, uniforms, development opportunities 

    Position open until filled. 

    Southwest Conservation Corps:  
    The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a program of the non-profit service organization, Conservation Legacy, that is built on the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that operated from 1933 – 1942. SCC provides youth and young adults opportunities to complete conservation projects on public lands. While serving with SCC, members receive training on job skills, conflict resolution, leadership, teamwork, and environmental stewardship. Programs are developed using a step ladder approach to provide a progression of skill development based on a member’s needs. Members receive a weekly living allowance, training, and an AmeriCorps Education Award (for qualifying individuals).  

    For the health and safety of our crews, staff and communities, projects may be postponed or adjusted due to COVID-19. The information provided in this Position Description is an outline of how our program has typically been operating, however is subject to change. As this situation develops, and decisions are made, we will provide updates. We encourage you to continue with the application process and we will keep consistent and direct communication with all applicants.   

    Position Summary:  

    The Santa Fe Covid Response Team is a smaller crew, consisting of 1 Leader and 2 Members. This smaller size allows the crew more mobility and ease of travel throughout the forest to respond to unique project needs. 

     

    Crews work primarily in frontcountry locations in all weather conditions. Standard schedule consists of 5 days on-hitch (8 hours/day) and 2 days off with some exception. On-hitch, crews camp together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all projects and chores. SCC does not provide accommodations off-hitch and Crew Leaders will be responsible for their own accommodations during that time. The Crews will be based out of Santa Fe and can expect not to return to SCC’s office during work time.

     

    Crew Leaders will lead crews in completing conservation projects while instilling interpersonal skills and leadership skills. Crew leaders will also be responsible for leading crews in environmental stewardship, i.e. Leave No Trace, and risk management. A variety of soft skills and technical competencies are required to be successful in this role. See below for core competencies.

     

    The Santa Fe National Forest, Covid Response Crew will work with the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District or the Jemez Ranger District for their season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Districts received an amount of visitation far beyond the seasonal crew capacity to maintain recreation facilities’ cleanliness, address vandalism repairs, and address resource impacts to dispersed recreation areas.  

     

    Project work will include, but not limited to: Install signage in highly impacted areas, Replace doors and other structures that were vandalized during closures, Repair damaged picnic tables, Assist with the district’s cleaning schedule to ensure an acceptable state of recreational facilities, Remove trash, and address the immediate 3-5 miles of highly impacted trails.

     

    Responsibilities:  

    Leadership & Mentorship  

    • Integrate values pertaining to DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) within the corps 
    • Implement skills training on worksite and facilitate intentional discussions via informal lessons to contribute to the crew’s personal growth and group dynamics. 
    • Foster 21st century work skills in corps members, i.e.: collaboration & teamwork, creativity & imagination, critical thinking, problem-solving, flexibility & adaptability 
    • Must be willing to follow and enforce all SCC policies, maintain professional boundaries, and appropriately represent SCC. This includes creating a substance free work environment, refraining from the use of tobacco products, alcohol, and drugs while involved in the program 

    Project Management & Implementation  

    • Implement an 8 to 10-hour workday and ensure professionalism is always maintained 
    • Delegation of project work & investment among crew 
    • Manage the on-the-ground quality and quantity of project work 
    • Think critically to resolve issues and solve problems 
    • Effectively coordinate logistics with project partners, crew, & SCC staff 

    Risk Management  

    • Analyze, manage, and inform on hazardous conditions and crew health 
    • Exhibit strong situational awareness & promote a culture of safety 
    • Transport crew and equipment safely in SCC’s vans or large SUVs with trailers 

    Administration  

    • Meet all deadlines for documentation, i.e., timesheets, evaluations, incident reports 
    • Record all project related outcomes and deliverables 
    • Manage food budget and credit card for purchases 

    Minimum Qualifications:  

    • Willingness to commit fully to the program and its mission 
    • Ability to effectively and manage all aspects of crew life and production within a 40 to 50-hour work week 
    • Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment 
    • Willingness to learn 
    • Must be adaptive, patient and able to maintain a positive perspective throughout the season 
    • Physically fit and able to work long days in adverse conditions 
    • Must be able to speak, understand and write English 
    • High School diploma or GED certificate 
    • Must hold current/relevant medical certification (WFA, WFR, WEMT, or OEC) with CPR/AED 
    • Must be 21, have a clean driving record (insurable by SCC) and a current driver’s license 

    Preferred Qualifications:  

    • Experience with SCC or other conservation corps or youth corps 
    • Be a local resident of New Mexico 
    • Experience with experiential and/or environmental education 
    • Facilitation and team-building experience with diverse groups of people 
    • Strong time-management skills and ability to work independently as well as with others 
    • Desire to work on a variety of conservation-based projects 
    • Strong conflict resolution skills 
    • Leadership experience with youth or young adults
    • Technical trail experience 
    • Relevant Bachelor’s Degree 
    • Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference and promote leadership in others.

    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.  

    To apply:   

    Upload resume, cover letter and complete the Crew Leader application here.

    Any questions can be addressed to: Lisa Slupianek, Four Corners Adult Program Manager - lslupianek@conservationlegacy.org  

  • Santa Fe NF Covid Response Team - Crew Member

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    Position: Santa Fe National Forest Covid Response Team – Crew Member

    Dates:  June 1, 2021 – October, 2021

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Camping Program  

    Location: Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico

    Stipend: $330/week 

    Ages: 18 – 30 

    Health Benefits: Not Health Benefit Eligible  

    Other Benefits:  Food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment, development opportunities

    AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,360 upon successful completion of the program

     

    Southwest Conservation Corps:  
    The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a program of the non-profit service organization, Conservation Legacy, that is built on the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that operated from 1933 – 1942. SCC provides youth and young adults opportunities to complete conservation projects on public lands. While serving with SCC, members receive training on job skills, conflict resolution, leadership, teamwork, and environmental stewardship. Programs are developed using a step ladder approach to provide a progression of skill development based on a member’s needs. Members receive a weekly living allowance, training, and an AmeriCorps Education Award (for qualifying individuals).  

    For the health and safety of our crews, staff and communities, projects may be postponed or adjusted due to COVID-19. The information provided in this Position Description is an outline of how our program has typically been operating, however is subject to change. As this situation develops, and decisions are made, we will provide updates. We encourage you to continue with the application process and we will keep consistent and direct communication with all applicants.   

     

    Position Summary:  

    The Santa Fe Covid Response Team is a smaller crew, consisting of 1 Leader and 2 Members. This smaller size allows the crew more mobility and ease of travel throughout the forest to respond to unique project needs. 

    Crews work primarily in frontcountry locations in all weather conditions. Standard schedule consists of 5 days on-hitch (8 hours/day) and 2 days off with some exception. On-hitch, crews camp together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all projects and chores. SCC does not provide accommodations off-hitch and Crew Members will be responsible for their own accommodations during that time. The Crews will be based out of Santa Fe and can expect not to return to SCC’s office during work time.

    The Santa Fe National Forest, Covid Response Crew will work with the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District or the Jemez Ranger District for their season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Districts received an amount of visitation far beyond the seasonal crew capacity to maintain recreation facilities’ cleanliness, address vandalism repairs, and address resource impacts to dispersed recreation areas.  

    Project work will include, but not limited to: Install signage in highly impacted areas, replace doors and other structures that were vandalized during closures, Repair damaged picnic tables, Assist with the district’s cleaning schedule to ensure an acceptable state of recreational facilities, Remove trash, and address the immediate 3-5 miles of highly impacted trails.

     

    Qualifications: 

    • To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30 
    • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. 
    • A US citizen that has received (or on track to receive) 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. 

    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. 

    Participant and Expedition Behavior 

    • Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful and difficult conditions 
    • Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program 
    • Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harassment of any kind 
    • Appropriately represent SCC and AmeriCorps to the public and project partners at all time 

    Risk Management and Judgement 

    • Effectively follow direction by others, so that you will be able to successfully manage hazards 
    • Ask clarifying question when you do not understand a task 
    • Maintain focus during workday, both while traveling and working in varied weather conditions. 
    • If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage without assistance from others. 

    Environmental Ethics & Outdoor Skills 

    • Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living and work skills as appropriate to the project. 
    • Live in a physically demanding, possibly remote environment for an uninterrupted period of up to several weeks 

    Substance Free 

    • In accordance with a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and SCC activities, and while on organization property. 

    To apply:   

    Complete the Crew Member application here.

    Any questions can be addressed to: Lisa Slupianek, Four Corners Adult Program Manager - lslupianek@conservationlegacy.org

  • Bureau of Land Management - Range Technician Individual Placement

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    $629.00 / week

    Title: Bureau of Land Management - Range Technician Individual Placement

    Start/End Date:  6/7/2021 – 8/27/2021

    Stipend:  $629.00/week (+Education Award) 

    Term:  12 weeks

    Reports To:  Bureau of Land Management – San Luis Valley Field Office

    Location:  Monte Vista, CO 81144

    Status:  450-hour AmeriCorps Service Term 

    Benefits:  AmeriCorps Education Award $1,638.89 after successful completion 

     

    Southwest Conservation Corps’ Mission 

    It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment. 

     

    Program Overview: 

     

    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages public lands to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau of Land Management is the largest land management agency in the country, managing 1 in 10 acres. This position will be located in the San Luis Valley, in southern Colorado, which manages 500,000 acres of public land in the Rio Grande Basin. This encompasses a myriad of ecosystems ranging from alpine desert to the majestic Sangre de Cristo Wilderness. The range program mission is to manage rangeland habitat in a sustainable manner while also facilitating the multiple use mission of the BLM. 

     

    This position will be operating out of the San Luis Valley Field Office in Monte Vista, Colorado where the BLM provides an integral service of managing grazing uses in the area. As a Range Technician the individual will work directly with senior Range Management Specialists in the administration of this complex program. This includes assisting with the management of permit casefiles, and allotment files and assisting with data management associated with range improvements. The individual will gain great insight into the inner workings of a range management program and the role it plays in an interdisciplinary setting, working alongside other resource specialists.

      

    Essential functions and responsibilities include:

    • Working on Permittee casefiles.
      • Filing documents and organization of permittee casefiles
      • Transfer of permittee records to new casefiles
      • Closeout inactive permittee casefiles
      • Provide labelling for all permittee casefiles

     

    • Working with Allotment Files
      • Filing of field documents in appropriate allotment files
      • Provide new allotment folders where appropriate
      • Organization of files

     

    • RIPS project data clean-up
      • Delete RIPS files that have projects that are no longer functioning and provide updates to RIPS files that have been identified as needing more data.

     

    General Qualifications: 

    • This individual must have some understanding of public lands and the resource the BLM manages, especially grazing.
    • Basic computer operating skills.
    • Possess good organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Possess good interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication skills

     

    The successful applicant must be self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period. The applicant must be able to maneuver and operate in a mixture of office and field work. This can include long periods of standing or walking on rough, uneven ground, bending, crouching, and stooping. Prior to starting this position, a government security background clearance will be required. 

     

    Requirements: 

    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Citizenship
      • Permanent Resident Card, INS form I-551
      • Alien Registration Card, INS form I-551
      • A passport indicating that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
      • A departure record ( INS 194) indication that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
    • Driver's License

     

    Apply Now! 

    To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application here

     

    Contact Cait at cpayne@conservationlegacy.org with any questions.

  • U.S. Forest Service Recreation Individual Placement

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    $500.00 / week

    Title: U.S. Forest Service Recreation Individual Placement

    Start/End Date: Early June (flexible dependent of school schedules)

    Stipend:  $500.00/week (+Education Award) 

    Term:  18 weeks 

    Reports To:  US Forest Service, Dolores Ranger District

    Location:  Dolores, CO 81323

    Status:  675-hour AmeriCorps Service Term 

    Benefits:  AmeriCorps Education Award $2,360.00 after successful completion 

     

    Southwest Conservation Corps’ Mission 

    It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment. 

     

    Program Description: 

    Join the Southwest Conservation Corps’ intern team and help the US Forest Service carry out its mission of "caring for the land and serving people"!

     

    The Recreation Program oversees trails, roads, McPhee Reservoir, Lizard Head Wilderness, and other recreation facilities on the Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest. This program is in need of local talent interested in learning more about the multiple uses of our national forests. This individual will focus on the maintenance and improvement of local trail systems as well as developed recreation sites. The individual will work with experienced recreation and trail crew member as well as gain exposure to other programs throughout the Dolores Ranger District.

     

    Essential functions and responsibilities include:

     

    • Engaging in maintenance activities
    • Work in challenging terrain and weather
    • Work in a safe and professional manner.

     

    General Qualifications:  

     

    This position requires individual to lift more than 25 pounds, hike up to 6 miles a day in challenging terrain and weather conditions. The individual should be able to work safely and effectively with a crew, follow crew boss directions as well as be independently prepared each day to work in a physically demanding position. Prior to starting this position, a government security background clearance will be required.

     

     

    Requirements: 

    • 18 year or older
    • Social Security Card
    • Birth Certificate or Passport
    • S. Citizenship
      • Permanent Resident Card, INS form I-551
      • Alien Registration Card, INS form I-551
      • A passport indicating that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
      • A departure record ( INS 194) indication that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
    • Driver's License

     

    Apply Now! 

     

    To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application here

     

    Contact Cait at cpayne@conservationlegacy.org with any questions.

  • Los Valles Fall Conservation Crew Member

    Los Valles Office - Salida
    $330.00 / week

    Position: Fall Conservation Crew Member

    Start/ End dates: 8/17/2021 – 10/29/2021

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Camping Program for the Summer

    Location: Salida, CO

    Stipend: $330/week

    Ages: 18 – 30

    Benefits: $1,342.86 300 hr AmeriCorps Education Award (Value may change depending on term of service), Food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment. Wilderness First Aid & CPR/AED certification.

     

    About the Position

    As an AmeriCorps program participant with the Southwest Conservation Corps, your office is the great outdoors! Each crew consists of  6 members and 2 leaders. Crews work and camp for 8 days at a time in either frontcountry (access to your crew vehicle and trailer), or backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations, in all types of weather conditions. You will work as a member of the crew; perform heavy manual labor, and complete conservation projects using a variety of manual and power tools. You will a participate in environmental education activities. Risk management is of utmost importance, and all procedures must be followed at all times.

     

    Projects include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, 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.

     

    Schedules generally are 8-days on and 6 off. There is a possibility you could work 5-days on and 2-days off, or a variation of schedules requiring all AmeriCorps crew members to show flexibility. SCC does not provide housing on your off days.

     

    All crews will go through an unpaid, 4-day orientation. Food and space to camp is provided for this training.

     

    Required Skills & Experience

     

    Qualifications:

    • To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30
    • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 lbs
    • A US citizen that has received (or on track to receive) 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.

     

    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.

     

    Participant and Expedition Behavior

    • Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful and difficult conditions
    • Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program
    • Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harassment of any kind
    • Appropriately represent SCC and AmeriCorps to the public and project partners at all time

     

    Risk Management and Judgement

    • Effectively follow direction by others, so that you will be able to successfully manage hazards
    • Ask clarifying question when you do not understand a task
    • Maintain focus during workday, both while traveling and working in varied weather conditions.
    • If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage without assistance from others.

     

    Environmental Ethics & Outdoor Skills

    • Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living and work skills as appropriate to the project.
    • Live in a physically demanding, possibly remote environment for an uninterrupted period of up to several weeks

     

    Substance Free

    • In accordance with a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and SCC activities, and while on organization property.

     

    TO APPLY: View the full position description and access the application HERE.

     

    SCC Los Valles equity is a core value. To put power behind this statement, we prioritize and encourage opportunities for Black, Indigenous, Queer, Trans, and Women of Color (QTBIPOC).

    Interested candidates are encouraged to contact ben@conservationlegacy.org for inquiries and submit an application on our website.

  • US Forest Service Resource Assistant - Wildlife Technician

    Varies
    $12.50 / hour

    Title: US Forest Service Resource Assistant - Wildlife (2)

    Start/End Date:  June 21st, 2021 – December 17th, 2021

    Stipend:  $12.50/hour

    Term:  26 weeks 

    Reports To:  Cibola National Forest, Grasslands District

    Location:  Kiowa/Rita Blanca National Grasslands or Black Kettle National Grasslands. Location is flexible between Clayton NM region and Elk City, OK

    Status:  Full-time Seasonal, Exempt

    Benefits:  Health insurance, $2,750.00 for professional development funds, Housing Stipend

     

    Southwest Conservation Corps’ Mission 

    It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment. 

     

    Program Overview: 

    Join the Southwest Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement team and help the US Forest Service carry out its mission of “caring for the land and serving people”. This resource assistant will join the Cibola National Forest and the National Grasslands Wildlife, Fish, and Rare Plants Program. The mission of this program is to facilitate the implementation of multiple use resource projects while striving to protect and enhance wildlife, fish, and rare plant habitat. As part of this mission, it may be necessary to develop project design features within an interdisciplinary setting which aim to mitigate the overall impact of the federal actions on threatened, endangered, and/or Forest Sensitive wildlife, fish, and plant (WFRP) species.

     

    This individual will work directly to support a three-forest effort known as the Tri-Forest Restoration Initiative (Tri-FRI). This initiative plans restoration work across the three northern New Mexico Forests – Carson, Cibola, and Santa Fe. This resource assistant will be involved with performing project clearances for the WFRP department and the Cibola. They will gain direct experience in how federal actions are evaluated by wildlife biologists. They will learn the steps necessary to plan, implement, and document wildlife surveys and how they are incorporated into environmental analyses. The individual will also learn how to evaluate “Habitat Stamp Program” water and habitat developments, how to document needed work and supplies, and how to help write a program of work for next year’s competitive funding efforts. Cross-training and other resources will be available and encouraged.

     

    Essential functions and responsibilities include:

    • Assist District Biologist in performance of their normal job duties.
      • Participate in wildlife surveys for the Mexican Spotted Owl, Northern Goshawk, Prairie Dogs, and any other species.
      • Learn how to properly document wildlife survey through official protocol forms
      • Build maps for survey (GIS training and experience)
      • Perform additional field work in assistance to district biologists under their guidance, where needed, and in conjunction with other resource programs on a case-by-case basis.
      • Perform office duties as assigned which may include wildlife, fisheries, and rare plant records management, geospatial data entry (GIS), provide assistance with research, technical writing of Biological Evaluations, and assistance with environmental analyses.
    • Work with ongoing interagency cooperative projects
      • Learn about Habitat Stamp Program (HSP) functions and participate in evaluation of water and habitat developments Forest-wide
      • Learn how to evaluate and document specific needs for maintenance, supplies needed and estimate labor costs to fix features
      • Build a work plan for the HSP work for all visited features.
    • Learn and apply principles of multi-use resource management
      • Collaborate and participate in field/office work for other resource areas as opportunities arise. (hydrology, minerals, forestry, heritage, range, recreation, engineering, and fuels
      • Meet virtually or in person with off-Forest staff to discuss the variety of projects and wildlife needs as they vary across the Region.

     

    General Qualifications: 

    • Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, ecology, mammalogy, zoology, fisheries, wildlife management, botany, or similar area of study.
    • Experience with ArcGIS and field navigation using GPS.
    • Previous experience surveying or participation in research projects for wildlife, plants, or fish.
    • Physically capable of conducting field work in remote, rugged terrain. Applicant should be capable of conducting field work in remoted, rugged terrain. Applicant should be
    • Possess a current and valid driver’s license and be capable of driving 4x4 pick-up trucks and SUVs over long distances, rough terrain, and on Forest roads.

     

    The successful applicant must be self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period. The applicant must be able to maneuver and operate in a mixture of office and field work. This can include long periods of standing or walking on rough, uneven ground, bending, crouching, and stooping. Prior to starting this position, a government security background clearance will be required. 

     

     

    Requirements: 

    • Associated Degree
    • U.S. Citizenship
      • Permanent Resident Card, INS form I-551
      • Alien Registration Card, INS form I-551
      • A passport indicating that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
      • A departure record (INS 194) indication that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
    • Driver's License
    • Per grant funding, candidate must be between the ages of 18 and 30

     

    Apply Now! 

    To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application at https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/2766 

     

    Contact Cait at cpayne@conservationlegacy.org with any questions.

  • US Forest Service Resource Assistant - Wildlife Technician (Albuquerque, NM)

    Varies
    $12.50 / hour

    Title: US Forest Service Resource Assistant - Wildlife (2)

    Start/End Date:  June 21st, 2021 – December 17th, 2021

    Stipend:  $12.50/hour

    Term:  26 weeks 

    Reports To:  Cibola National Forest, Mountainair District

    Location:  Albuquerque, NM 87113

    Status:  Full-time Seasonal, Exempt

    Benefits:  Health insurance, $2,750.00 for professional development funds, Housing Stipend/Forest Service Housing

     

    Southwest Conservation Corps’ Mission 

    It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment. 

     

    Program Overview: 

    Join the Southwest Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement team and help the US Forest Service carry out its mission of “caring for the land and serving people”. This resource assistant will join the Cibola National Forest and the National Grasslands Wildlife, Fish, and Rare Plants Program. The mission of this program is to facilitate the implementation of multiple use resource projects while striving to protect and enhance wildlife, fish, and rare plant habitat. As part of this mission, it may be necessary to develop project design features within an interdisciplinary setting which aim to mitigate the overall impact of the federal actions on threatened, endangered, and/or Forest Sensitive wildlife, fish, and plant (WFRP) species.

     

    This individual will work directly to support a three-forest effort known as the Tri-Forest Restoration Initiative (Tri-FRI). This initiative plans restoration work across the three northern New Mexico Forests – Carson, Cibola, and Santa Fe. This resource assistant will be involved with performing project clearances for the WFRP department and the Cibola. They will gain direct experience in how federal actions are evaluated by wildlife biologists. They will learn the steps necessary to plan, implement, and document wildlife surveys and how they are incorporated into environmental analyses. The individual will also learn how to evaluate “Habitat Stamp Program” water and habitat developments, how to document needed work and supplies, and how to help write a program of work for next year’s competitive funding efforts. Cross-training and other resources will be available and encouraged.

     

    Essential functions and responsibilities include:

    • Assist District Biologist in performance of their normal job duties.
      • Participate in wildlife surveys for the Mexican Spotted Owl, Northern Goshawk, Prairie Dogs, and any other species.
      • Learn how to properly document wildlife survey through official protocol forms
      • Build maps for survey (GIS training and experience)
      • Perform additional field work in assistance to district biologists under their guidance, where needed, and in conjunction with other resource programs on a case-by-case basis.
      • Perform office duties as assigned which may include wildlife, fisheries, and rare plant records management, geospatial data entry (GIS), provide assistance with research, technical writing of Biological Evaluations, and assistance with environmental analyses.
    • Work with ongoing interagency cooperative projects
      • Learn about Habitat Stamp Program (HSP) functions and participate in evaluation of water and habitat developments Forest-wide
      • Learn how to evaluate and document specific needs for maintenance, supplies needed and estimate labor costs to fix features
      • Build a work plan for the HSP work for all visited features.
    • Learn and apply principles of multi-use resource management
      • Collaborate and participate in field/office work for other resource areas as opportunities arise. (hydrology, minerals, forestry, heritage, range, recreation, engineering, and fuels
      • Meet virtually or in person with off-Forest staff to discuss the variety of projects and wildlife needs as they vary across the Region.

     

    General Qualifications: 

    • Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, ecology, mammalogy, zoology, fisheries, wildlife management, botany, or similar area of study.
    • Experience with ArcGIS and field navigation using GPS.
    • Previous experience surveying or participation in research projects for wildlife, plants, or fish.
    • Physically capable of conducting field work in remote, rugged terrain. Applicant should be capable of conducting field work in remoted, rugged terrain. Applicant should be
    • Possess a current and valid driver’s license and be capable of driving 4x4 pick-up trucks and SUVs over long distances, rough terrain, and on Forest roads.

     

    The successful applicant must be self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period. The applicant must be able to maneuver and operate in a mixture of office and field work. This can include long periods of standing or walking on rough, uneven ground, bending, crouching, and stooping. Prior to starting this position, a government security background clearance will be required. 

     

     

    Requirements: 

    • Associated Degree
    • U.S. Citizenship
      • Permanent Resident Card, INS form I-551
      • Alien Registration Card, INS form I-551
      • A passport indicating that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
      • A departure record (INS 194) indication that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
    • Driver's License
    • Per grant funding, candidate must be between the ages of 18 and 30

     

    Apply Now! 

    To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application at https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/2765. 

     

    Contact Cait at cpayne@conservationlegacy.org with any questions.

  • Fall WOMEN’s+ Chainsaw Crew Member

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $330.00 / week

    Position: Fall WOMEN’s+ Chainsaw Crew Member

    Dates: August 23, 2021 – November 12, 2021

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Camping Program for the Fall

    Location: Durango, CO

    Stipend: $330/week

    Ages: 18 – 30

    Benefits: $1,342.86 AmeriCorps Education Award at the end of your term of service, Food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment. Wilderness First Aid & CPR/AED certification. USFS Recognized Chainsaw Training (S-212).

     

    About Southwest Conservation Corps: 
    The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a program of the non-profit service organization, Conservation Legacy, that is built on the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that operated from 1933 – 1942. SCC provides youth and young adults opportunities to complete conservation projects on public lands. While serving with SCC, members receive training on job skills, conflict resolution, leadership, teamwork, and environmental stewardship. Programs are developed using a step ladder approach to provide a progression of skill development based on a member’s needs. Members receive a weekly living allowance, training, and an AmeriCorps Education Award (for qualifying individuals).

    About the Position

    Our affinity crews create an inclusive space for groups that have been under-represented to gain hands-on experience, technical skills training, and professional development. These crews foster a safer, more comfortable learning environment where participants are able to maximize their opportunities to grow and develop. The term “Women’s+” aims to be inclusive of trans, non-binary, genderfluid individuals, and cis-women.

    As an AmeriCorps program participant with the Southwest Conservation Corps, your office is the great outdoors! Each crew consists of 6-7 members and 2 leaders. Crews work and camp for 8 days at a time in either frontcountry (access to your crew vehicle and trailer), or backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations, in all types of weather conditions. You will work as a member of the crew; perform heavy manual labor, and complete conservation projects using a variety of manual and power tools. You will a participate in environmental education activities. Risk management is of utmost importance, and all procedures must be followed at all times.

    Projects include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, 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.

    Schedules generally are 8-days on and 6 off. There is a possibility you could work 4-days on and 3-days off, or a variation of schedules requiring all AmeriCorps crew members to show flexibility. SCC does not provide housing on your off days. 

    All crews will go through a 4-5 day volunteer orientation (August 23 – August 27). This will include a Wilderness First Aid training. Food, transportation, and space to camp is provided for this training.  

     

    Required Skills & Experience

    Qualifications:

    • To qualify, you must be a cis woman, trans woman, or non-binary
    • To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30
    • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 lbs
    • A US citizen that has received (or on track to receive) 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.

    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.

    Participant and Expedition Behavior

    • Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful and difficult conditions
    • Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program
    • Contribute to a safe learning environment, no harassment of any kind
    • Appropriately represent SCC and AmeriCorps to the public and project partners at all time

    Risk Management and Judgement

    • Effectively follow direction by others, so that you will be able to successfully manage hazards
    • Ask clarifying question when you do not understand a task
    • Maintain focus during workday, both while traveling and working in varied weather conditions
    • If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage without assistance from others

    Environmental Ethics & Outdoor Skills

    • Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living and work skills as appropriate to the project
    • Live in a physically demanding, possibly remote environment for an uninterrupted period of up to several weeks

    Substance Free

    • In accordance with a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and SCC activities, and while on organization property

    TO APPLY: Visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/2776

    Any questions can be addressed to Jeanine Russell: jrussell@conservationlegacy.org

    At Southwest Conservation Corps, equity is a core value. To put power behind this statement, we prioritize and encourage opportunities for Black, Indigenous, Queer, Trans, and Women of Color (QTBIPOC).

  • Fall Chainsaw Crew Member

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $330.00 / week

    Position: Fall Chainsaw Crew Member

    Dates: August 23, 2021 – November 12, 2021

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Camping Program for the Fall

    Location: Durango, CO

    Stipend: $330/week

    Ages: 18 – 30

    Benefits: $1,342.86 AmeriCorps Education Award at the end of your term of service, Food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment. Wilderness First Aid & CPR/AED certification. USFS Recognized Chainsaw Training (S-212).

     

    About Southwest Conservation Corps: 
    The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a program of the non-profit service organization, Conservation Legacy, that is built on the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that operated from 1933 – 1942. SCC provides youth and young adults opportunities to complete conservation projects on public lands. While serving with SCC, members receive training on job skills, conflict resolution, leadership, teamwork, and environmental stewardship. Programs are developed using a step ladder approach to provide a progression of skill development based on a member’s needs. Members receive a weekly living allowance, training, and an AmeriCorps Education Award (for qualifying individuals).

    About the Position

    As an AmeriCorps program participant with the Southwest Conservation Corps, your office is the great outdoors! Each crew consists of 6-7 members and 2 leaders. Crews work and camp for 8 days at a time in either frontcountry (access to your crew vehicle and trailer), or backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations, in all types of weather conditions. You will work as a member of the crew; perform heavy manual labor, and complete conservation projects using a variety of manual and power tools. You will a participate in environmental education activities. Risk management is of utmost importance, and all procedures must be followed at all times.

    Projects include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, 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.

    Schedules generally are 8-days on and 6 off. There is a possibility you could work 4-days on and 3-days off, or a variation of schedules requiring all AmeriCorps crew members to show flexibility. SCC does not provide housing on your off days. 

    All crews will go through a 4-5 day volunteer orientation (August 23 – August 27). This will include a Wilderness First Aid training. Food, transportation, and space to camp is provided for this training.  

     

    Required Skills & Experience

    Qualifications:

    • To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30
    • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 lbs
    • A US citizen that has received (or on track to receive) 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.

    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.

    Participant and Expedition Behavior

    • Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful and difficult conditions
    • Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program
    • Contribute to a safe learning environment, no harassment of any kind
    • Appropriately represent SCC and AmeriCorps to the public and project partners at all time

    Risk Management and Judgement

    • Effectively follow direction by others, so that you will be able to successfully manage hazards
    • Ask clarifying question when you do not understand a task
    • Maintain focus during workday, both while traveling and working in varied weather conditions
    • If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage without assistance from others

    Environmental Ethics & Outdoor Skills

    • Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living and work skills as appropriate to the project
    • Live in a physically demanding, possibly remote environment for an uninterrupted period of up to several weeks

    Substance Free

    • In accordance with a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and SCC activities, and while on organization property

    TO APPLY: Visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/2775

    Any questions can be addressed to Jeanine Russell: jrussell@conservationlegacy.org

    At Southwest Conservation Corps, equity is a core value. To put power behind this statement, we prioritize and encourage opportunities for Black, Indigenous, Queer, Trans, and Women of Color (QTBIPOC).

  • Fall Trail Crew Member

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $330.00 / week

    Position: Fall Trail Crew Member

    Dates: August 23, 2021 – October 22, 2021

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Camping Program for the Fall

    Location: Durango, CO

    Stipend: $330/week

    Ages: 18 – 30

    Benefits: $1,342.86 AmeriCorps Education Award at the end of your term of service, Food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment. Wilderness First Aid & CPR/AED certification.

     

    About Southwest Conservation Corps: 
    The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a program of the non-profit service organization, Conservation Legacy, that is built on the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that operated from 1933 – 1942. SCC provides youth and young adults opportunities to complete conservation projects on public lands. While serving with SCC, members receive training on job skills, conflict resolution, leadership, teamwork, and environmental stewardship. Programs are developed using a step ladder approach to provide a progression of skill development based on a member’s needs. Members receive a weekly living allowance, training, and an AmeriCorps Education Award (for qualifying individuals).

    About the Position

    As an AmeriCorps program participant with the Southwest Conservation Corps, your office is the great outdoors! Each crew consists of 6-7 members and 2 leaders. Crews work and camp for 8 days at a time in either frontcountry (access to your crew vehicle and trailer), or backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations, in all types of weather conditions. You will work as a member of the crew; perform heavy manual labor, and complete conservation projects using a variety of manual and power tools. You will a participate in environmental education activities. Risk management is of utmost importance, and all procedures must be followed at all times.

    Projects include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, 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.

    Schedules generally are 8-days on and 6 off. There is a possibility you could work 4-days on and 3-days off, or a variation of schedules requiring all AmeriCorps crew members to show flexibility. SCC does not provide housing on your off days. 

    All crews will go through a 4-5 day volunteer orientation (August 23 – August 27). This will include a Wilderness First Aid training. Food, transportation, and space to camp is provided for this training.  

     

    Required Skills & Experience

    Qualifications:

    • To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30
    • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 lbs
    • A US citizen that has received (or on track to receive) 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.

    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.

    Participant and Expedition Behavior

    • Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful and difficult conditions
    • Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program
    • Contribute to a safe learning environment, no harassment of any kind
    • Appropriately represent SCC and AmeriCorps to the public and project partners at all time

    Risk Management and Judgement

    • Effectively follow direction by others, so that you will be able to successfully manage hazards
    • Ask clarifying question when you do not understand a task
    • Maintain focus during workday, both while traveling and working in varied weather conditions
    • If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage without assistance from others

    Environmental Ethics & Outdoor Skills

    • Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living and work skills as appropriate to the project
    • Live in a physically demanding, possibly remote environment for an uninterrupted period of up to several weeks

    Substance Free

    • In accordance with a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and SCC activities, and while on organization property

     

    TO APPLY: Visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/2774

    Any questions can be addressed to Jeanine Russell: jrussell@conservationlegacy.org

    At Southwest Conservation Corps, equity is a core value. To put power behind this statement, we prioritize and encourage opportunities for Black, Indigenous, Queer, Trans, and Women of Color (QTBIPOC).

  • Fall QUEER Chainsaw Crew Member

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $330.00 / week

    Position: Fall QUEER Chainsaw Crew Member

    Dates: August 23, 2021 – November 12, 2021

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Camping Program for the Fall

    Location: Durango, CO

    Stipend: $330/week

    Ages: 18 – 30

    Benefits: $1,342.86 AmeriCorps Education Award at the end of your term of service, Food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment. Wilderness First Aid & CPR/AED certification. USFS Recognized Chainsaw Training (S-212).

     

    About Southwest Conservation Corps: 
    The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a program of the non-profit service organization, Conservation Legacy, that is built on the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that operated from 1933 – 1942. SCC provides youth and young adults opportunities to complete conservation projects on public lands. While serving with SCC, members receive training on job skills, conflict resolution, leadership, teamwork, and environmental stewardship. Programs are developed using a step ladder approach to provide a progression of skill development based on a member’s needs. Members receive a weekly living allowance, training, and an AmeriCorps Education Award (for qualifying individuals).

    About the Position

    The goal of this affinity crew is to have a place at work where people with identities that have historically and systematically been dealt a tougher hand can come together to unify, express, wonder, dissolve barriers, and heal, and grow! The LGBTQA2S+ Affinity Crew seeks to create a safe, non-judgmental, and inclusive space for all regardless of gender or sexual identity. We value respect (of names, pronouns, orientation, gender, and philosophies), confidentiality, boundaries (both physical and auditory), and maintaining a safe space for all.

    As an AmeriCorps program participant with the Southwest Conservation Corps, your office is the great outdoors! Each crew consists of 6-7 members and 2 leaders. Crews work and camp for 8 days at a time in either frontcountry (access to your crew vehicle and trailer), or backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations, in all types of weather conditions. You will work as a member of the crew; perform heavy manual labor, and complete conservation projects using a variety of manual and power tools. You will a participate in environmental education activities. Risk management is of utmost importance, and all procedures must be followed at all times.

    Projects include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, 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.

    Schedules generally are 8-days on and 6 off. There is a possibility you could work 4-days on and 3-days off, or a variation of schedules requiring all AmeriCorps crew members to show flexibility. SCC does not provide housing on your off days. 

    All crews will go through a 4-5 day volunteer orientation (August 23 – August 27). This will include a Wilderness First Aid training. Food, transportation, and space to camp is provided for this training.  

     

    Required Skills & Experience

    Qualifications:

    • To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30
    • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 lbs
    • A US citizen that has received (or on track to receive) 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.

    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.

    Participant and Expedition Behavior

    • Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful and difficult conditions
    • Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program
    • Contribute to a safe learning environment, no harassment of any kind
    • Appropriately represent SCC and AmeriCorps to the public and project partners at all time

    Risk Management and Judgement

    • Effectively follow direction by others, so that you will be able to successfully manage hazards
    • Ask clarifying question when you do not understand a task
    • Maintain focus during workday, both while traveling and working in varied weather conditions
    • If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage without assistance from others

    Environmental Ethics & Outdoor Skills

    • Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living and work skills as appropriate to the project
    • Live in a physically demanding, possibly remote environment for an uninterrupted period of up to several weeks

    Substance Free

    • In accordance with a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and SCC activities, and while on organization property

    TO APPLY: Visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/2778

    Any questions can be addressed to Lisa Slupianek, lslupianek@conservationlegacy.org

    At Southwest Conservation Corps, equity is a core value. To put power behind this statement, we prioritize and encourage opportunities for Black, Indigenous, Queer, Trans, and Women of Color (QTBIPOC).

  • US Forest Service Resource Assistant - Web Content Specialist

    Varies
    $12.50 / hour

    Title: US Forest Service Resource Assistant – Web Content Specialist

    Start/End Date:  July 26th, 2021 – January 21st, 2022

    Stipend:  $12.50/hour

    Term:  26 weeks 

    Reports To:  US Forest Service Regional Office

    Location:  Albuquerque, NM 87113

    Status:  Full-time Seasonal, Exempt

    Benefits:  Health insurance, $2,750.00 for professional development funds, $1000.00/month Housing Stipend

     

    Southwest Conservation Corps’ Mission 

    It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment. 

     

    Program Overview: 

    Join the Southwest Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement team and help the US Forest Service carry out its mission of “caring for the land and serving people”. The Southwest Region Web Team provides technical support and management of 14 public facing and 200 internal websites. This individual will be working with specialists within the Web Program on two major projects. The first will be focused on the public facing World Wide Web (WWW) sites in the region and across the agency. This is the beginning of a multi-year migration to new systems throughout the region. The second project is a region wide intranet update which will impact 12 sites. These projects will be the primary focus of the individual and will present this resource assistant with a wide range of experience in HTML, CSS, Scripting, Content Management Systems, and manually maintained sites.

     

    Essential functions and responsibilities include:

    • Content Review of selected sites.
    • Remediation of HTML code for new site design, as identified within the content review.
    • Review and editing of the desk guide for Public Affairs Officers

     

    Preferred Qualifications: (Experience can be self-taught or in the classroom)

    • Intermediate web development skills
    • Advanced understanding of HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
    • Ability to recognize issues with and hand-edit HTML code
    • Understanding of how CSS works
    • Related certificates are a bonus, but no required

     

    General Qualifications: 

    • Web Content Management – writing, editing, organizational skills
    • Basic web development skills
    • Basic understanding of HTML

     

    The successful applicant must be self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period. Prior to starting this position, a government security background clearance will be required. 

     

     

    Requirements: 

    • Associated Degree
    • U.S. Citizenship
      • Permanent Resident Card, INS form I-551
      • Alien Registration Card, INS form I-551
      • A passport indicating that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
      • A departure record (INS 194) indication that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
    • Driver's License
    • Per grant funding, candidate must be between the ages of 18 and 30

     

    Apply Now! 

    To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application. ***Please include a portfolio of your work.

     

    Contact Cait at cpayne@conservationlegacy.org with any questions.

     

    Apply at https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/2796

  • US Forest Service Resource Assistant - State and Private Forestry

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    $18.75 / hour

    Title: US Forest Service Resource Assistant – State and Private Forestry

    Start/End Date:  July 26th, 2021 – January 21st, 2022

    Stipend:  $18.75/hour

    Term:  26 weeks 

    Reports To:  USFS Regional Office

    Location:  Albuquerque, NM 87113

    Status:  Full-time Seasonal, Exempt

    Benefits:  Health insurance, $2,750.00 for professional development funds, $1,000.00/month Housing Stipend

     

    Southwest Conservation Corps’ Mission 

    It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment. 

     

    Program Overview: 

    Join the Southwest Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement team and help the US Forest Service carry out its mission of “caring for the land and serving people”. This resource assistant will join the USFS State and Private Forestry (S&PF) organization of the USDA Forest Service. This program reaches across the boundaries of national forests to states, tribes, communities, and non-industrial private landowners. S&PF provides technical and financial assistance to landowners and resource managers to help sustain the nation’s forests and grasslands, protect communities from wildland fire and restore fire-adaptive ecosystems. This resource assistant will directly assist in leveraging the capacity of state agencies and partners to manage state and private lands and produce ecological, social, and economic benefits for the American people.

     

    This individual will assist many State and Private programs spanning over Forest Health, Forest Legacy programs, Urban Forestry, Grants and Agreements, and Forest Management. Projects will include conducting forest health surveys for bark beetles and other insects using newly developed tablet surveys, and other Forest Service, forest health monitoring methods. This resource assistant will also attend Urban Forestry meetings and events, and assist in awarding grants to regional partners, and learning about real estate acquisitions related to Forest Legacy projects. Additionally, this individual will assist researchers from the Rocky Mountain Research Station, the ecological restoration institutes, and other cooperators on installing permanent observation plots for monitoring forest restoration projects.

     

    Essential functions and responsibilities include:

    • Assist team will collection of insect caused mortality
      • Work with team to record trees fed upon by forest insects
      • Measure forestry plots in these stands of trees
      • Record and maintain digital database of all observations.

     

    • Re-Assess Long term dwarf mistletoe plots
      • Work with team to record trees that are infected with dwarf mistletoe
      • Record stand data and characteristics of high versus low infection stands
      • Record and maintain digital database of all observations, enter data into excel
    • Collection of Exotic insect traps
      • Work with another person to collect insect traps that have lures of exotic, nonnative insects
      • Replace traps each collection
      • Curate samples, label, and package insects for shipment to national identifiers
    • Assist in Cooperative Forest Review Process
      • Assist in the planning and development f the program review with Arizona and New Mexico State Forestry
      • Work with Arizona and New Mexico State Departments to gather data prior to review
      • Help organize field visits to priority projects in all programs areas i.e. Fire, Forest Health, Urban Stewardship, Invasive Species, etc.

     

    Apply at https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/2795

  • Weatherization Technicians - Housing Resources of Western Colorado

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    $600.00 / week

    Title: Housing Resources of Western Colorado – Weatherization Tech (6 positions)

    Start/End Date:  August 2nd, 2021 – June 10th, 2022

    Stipend:  $600/week (+Education Award) 

    Term:  45 weeks 

    Reports To:  Housing Resource of Western Colorado

    Location: 2 individuals will be place in each of the following locations: Durango, Colorado 81301; Montrose, Colorado 81401; or Grand Junction, Colorado 81501 Please list your preferred location on your resume.

    Status:  1700-hour AmeriCorps Service Term 

    Benefits:  AmeriCorps Education Award $6,195.00 after successful completion, Health Insurance eligible, Professional Certifications will be received with the cost of travel and training covered.

      

    Southwest Conservation Corps’ Mission 

    It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment. 

     

    Program Overview: 

     

    The Weatherization Department of Housing Resources of Western Colorado (HRWC) works with the Colorado Energy Office’s (CEO) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to help qualified Coloradoans save money, increase comfort, and better their home an environment through proven energy conservation solutions. HRWC’s Weatherization crews help the low-income households to reduce their energy burden so they have more money for other necessities. The work also benefits the environment by reducing green house gas emissions.

     

    These individuals will be completing high-quality energy efficiency and health and safety upgrades to homes; to ensure maximum long-lasting benefits. The upgrades include but are not limited to insulation, air sealing, furnace replacement, storm windows, refrigerator replacement, LED lighting, ventilation, ground moisture barrier, and installation of carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. HRWC will be weatherizing 200 homes in the 12 counties that they serve during the 2021-2022 program year. These individuals will learn all aspects of the program by shadowing Energy Auditors, Weatherization Techs, and Quality Control Inspectors. Individuals will receive online and on-the-job training.

     

    Essential functions and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Operate and maintain various testing equipment, power tools, and other hand tools
        • Learn how to operate and maintain insulation blowing machine
        • Learn how to operate and maintain computerized testing equipment, such as the blower door and combustion analyzer
        • Utilize common power and hand tools in a safe manner

     

    • Gain proficiency in weatherization and insulation measures
        • Work with Crew Leader to properly install general energy conservation and insulation measures in client homes, per program standard work specifications
        • Learn how to utilize blower door technology to direct air sealing work and verify infiltration reduction targets are met
        • Document labor and materials used and testing results in client files

     

    • Conduct client education on energy related matters
        • Communicate well with low income, handicapped, and elderly clients
        • Explain technical matters in simple, understandable ways
        • Manage client expectation of work being done.

     

    Individuals will gain on-the-job training as well as official certifications and Certificates of Knowledge throughout their term.

     

    Trainings and Certifications:

    • Santa Fe Community College, Building Performance Institute (BPI) bpi.org
        • Building Science Principles (Certificate of Knowledge)
        • Retrofit Installer

     

    • Additional certification training will be offered online and in person
        • Lead Safe Weatherization
        • Asbestos Awareness
        • OSHA 10

     

    General Qualifications: 

    • Fluent in Spanish is preferred but not required

     

    The successful applicant must be self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period. The applicant must be able to maneuver and operate in a mixture of office and field work. This can include long periods of standing or walking on rough, uneven ground, bending, crouching, and stooping. Prior to starting this position, a government security background clearance will be required.  

     

    Requirements: 

    • High School Diploma or GED
    • U. S. Citizenship
      • Permanent Resident Card, INS form I-551
      • Alien Registration Card, INS form I-551
      • A passport indicating that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
      • A departure record ( INS 194) indication that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
    • Possess and maintain a valid Driver’s license and good driving record

     

    Apply Now! 

    To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application at https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/2807. 

    Contact Cait at cpayne@conservationlegacy.org with any questions.

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


Contact Southwest Conservation Corps