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Interested in conservation? Our program offers a great opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge looked for in the field! Whether you're new to conservation or honing technical or professional skills, Southwest Conservation Corps can help you stand out! 

 

We are now hiring for our fall crews! Apply today!

** Our COVID policy requires full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting. **

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.

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.

  • Four Corners Veterans Fire Corps Crew Leader

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $685.00 / week

    Title: Veterans Fire Corps Crew Leader 

    Date of Employment: January 3, 2022 – March 19, 2022 (Potential to extend through August or November)

                                         March 28, 2022 – November 11, 2022

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Non-exempt 

    Location: Based out of Durango, CO 

    Salary: $685 / week 

    Benefits:  

    • Health Benefit Eligible if end date is August or November
    • S-212 Chainsaw Certification
    • Colorado Fire Camp Training & Certifications: S-130 & S-190, Firefighter Training and Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior. IS100b, Intro to Incident Command System. IS700, National Incident Management System (NIMS). 
    • First Aid & CPR   
    • Uniforms, Personal Protective Equipment and Food while in field.  
    • Opportunity for intermediate trainings on Chainsaw and Fire. 

    Deadline: Multiple positions open until filled.  

     

    The Southwest Conservation Corps' Veterans Fire Corps program provides training and on-the-job experience for post 9-11 era veterans interested in entering careers and gaining experience in natural resource management.   

     

    The program engages participants in a cohort environment in which a team of recent era veterans works together to train and complete natural resource management projects, specifically related to fire fuels management and fuels reduction. Project work and schedules will vary depending on region and season. Projects require members to camp and live on project locations for an 8 on / 6 off or possibly a 10/4 schedule.

     

    Trainings will focus on gaining conservation and forestry skills, specifically the use of hand tools and the operation of chainsaws. Members will go to Colorado Fire Camp to earn S130- Firefighter Training, S190- Intro to Wildland Fire Behavior, S212- Wildland Fire Chainsaws, IS100b- Intro to Incident Command System, and IS700a-National Incident Management System, as well as First Aid/CPR.     

     

    Additionally, the program aims to provide background knowledge and introductory training in Wildland firefighting. The program assists veterans in their transition to civilian careers by providing contact with potential future employers and trainings in applying for federal land management jobs.    

     

    This AmeriCorps program is designed for veterans who separated from the military at any point after September 11th, 2001 (including but not limited to OIF, OEF, ONO, OCO, and GWoT veterans) who are interested in pursuing educational and professional development in resource management, wildland firefighting and other outdoor related fields.  

     

    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.

     

    Responsibilities:  

    Leadership & Mentorship  

    • Manage, supervise, and lead the day-to-day details of project work 
    • Implement skills training on work-site and facilitate intentional discussions via informal lessons to contribute to the crew’s personal growth and group dynamics
    • Promote individual corps member development and a healthy community
    • Mentor and delegate project responsibilities, crew life, and member development to Co-Leader
    • Must be willing to follow and enforce all SCC policies, maintain professional boundaries, and appropriately represent Southwest Conservation Corps. This includes creating a substance free work environment, refraining from the use of tobacco products, alcohol, and drugs while on hitch

    Project Management, Safety & Implementation  

    • Train and motivate a crew of four to six veterans to efficiently complete conservation projects on public lands
    • Manage the on-the-ground quality and quantity of project work
    • Think critically to resolve issues and solve problems.
    • Communicate effectively & coordinate logistics with project partners, co-leader, & SCC staff. 
    • Monitor, manage, and promote the crew’s physical and emotional safety on and off the work site
    • Exhibit strong situational awareness & promote a culture of safety.

    Administration  

    • Complete professional documentation of time sheets, daily and weekly reports, corps member and peer evaluations, disciplinary action forms, incident reports, etc. in a timely manner
    • Responsible for all project related outcomes and deliverables
    • Manage food budget and credit card for purchases

    Essential Functions:  

    • Frequently required to walk, hike, sit and talk or listen
    • Required to use hands to operate objects, tools or controls, and to reach with hands and arms
    • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 
    • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the ability to focus
    • Required to drive an SCC vehicle - and therefore have a very clean driving record
    • Must be able to speak, understand, read and write English 
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

    Preferred Qualifications:  

    • Experience with SCC or other conservation corps or youth corps, leading Veterans
    • Teaching, facilitation and team-building experience with diverse groups of people 
    • Faller B Chainsaw certification (Or ready to evaluate as one) 
    • Wildland Fire experience (Hot shot, hand crew, engine crew, etc.)  
    • Current 80 hour + medical certification (WFR, WEMT, or OEC) with CPR/AED 
    • Familiarity with basic conservation skills (hand tool use and maintenance, etc.) 
    • Strong conflict resolution skills 
    • Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference and promote leadership in others 

    Minimum Qualifications:  

    • Leadership experience
    • Strong time-management skills and ability to work independently as well as with others 
    • Ability to effectively and efficiently manage all aspects of crew life and production within a 40-45-hour work week 
    • Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment
    • Willingness to learn and be a part of a dynamic community of peer leaders 
    • Desire to learn from and work with recent era military veterans
    • Willingness to commit fully to the program and its mission
    • Significant chainsaw operations and maintenance experience
    • Physically fit and able to work long days in adverse conditions 
    • Experience with backpacking, wilderness living and travel, LNT principles  
    • High School diploma or GED certificate  
    • Minimum of Wilderness First Aid and CPR/AED current  
    • Must be 21, have a clean driving record (insurable by SCC) and a current driver’s license

     

    Please visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/2901 to view the full position description and to apply!

  • Ecological Monitoring Crew Member

    Varies
    $560.00 / week

    Position Title:  Crew Member  

    Position Type:  Full-time, temporary, 24 weeks 

    Number of Positions:  22  

    Locations in Colorado:   

    Tres Rios BLM Field Office in Dolores* 

    Uncompahgre BLM Field Office in Montrose* 

    Grand Junction BLM Field Office* 

    Gunnison BLM Field Office † 

    Royal Gorge BLM Field Office in Cañon City † 

    San Luis Valley BLM Field Office in Monte Vista † 

    Locations in New Mexico: 

    Farmington BLM Field Office † 

    Taos BLM Field Office † 

    Rio Puerco BLM Field Office in Albuquerque † 

    Socorro BLM Field Office † 

    Carlsbad BLM Field Office † 

    Program Dates:   

    *April 25th, 2022 – October 7th, 2022  

    † May 16th, 2022 – October 28th, 2022 

    Living Stipend:   $560/week ($640/week in Carlsbad) 

    Benefits:  Paid attendance to training; Wilderness First Aid (or reimbursement if course was paid personally and taken after April 2021); uniform shirt; $13/day food allowance if camping; AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,247.50 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. 

    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: 

    Crews will conduct vegetation monitoring using the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Terrestrial 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 three individuals: two crew members and one crew lead.  Together, they will monitor land health (i.e., soil and vegetation) on BLM lands including National Monument lands, vegetation treatments, burn scars, rangeland allotments, or reference areas using AIM methodology. 

    Within all plots, the crew will identify vegetation to species, gather species cover and composition data using line-point intercept and gap measurements, measure soil stability, and describe the site and soil pits (50%).  All data will be georeferenced using a GPS unit and stored in an ArcGIS geodatabase.  Data are entered into a database on site with ruggedized tablets to be later synthesized into various reports for future land management planning.  The crew may also have the opportunity to assist with other public land management projects involving wildlife, range, recreation, rare plant monitoring, or forestry (5%), contingent on sampling productivity and BLM staff availability.  The first several weeks of the term consist of heavy training and orientation to the Field Office and the project’s many facets and logistics.  The rest of the term is typically routine, with the goal to sample the target number of plots using the AIM methodology.  

    Crews will 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 curious about the soils, botanical, and other natural systems and have a passion to grow and share that curiosity and knowledge with fellow crew personnel. 

    Fieldwork will be in remote areas.  Crews will be required to drive a company or government vehicle to several different areas of the Field or District Office and hike several miles per day carrying equipment (25%) throughout a “four on, three off" or “eight on, six off" structure of a work week (colloquially, a “hitch”).  They will usually camp multiple nights and share camp meals and chores.  They will return to the office for equipment and data management, unknown plant identification, and further field work planning (20%).  Camping out is expected of the crew whenever, as safety allows, it is more efficient to do so.  Certain crews camp out more than others, due to varying risk factors and the layouts of the sampling areas.  An unconventional schedule, a level of flexibility, and long hours are necessary. 

    Housing is not provided, but we are glad to talk through your options with you in the interview and onward.  Certain BLM FOs have limited partially subsidized housing available. 

    We require proof of full vaccination against SARS-COV-2.  We have also developed and successfully implemented protocols in precaution against COVID-19 transmission between crew personnel.  Protocols address mask-wearing, cleaning, sanitation, and limited paid isolation/stand-down if necessary.  Crews will ride in the same vehicle, run errands in public, and share camping and sampling equipment.  We ask crews to perform their periodic office tasks in the BLM Field Office if it is available, though remote accommodations may be necessary.  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. 

    As we are a partnership with a federal agency, we are subject to halting work and pay in the case of a government shutdown.  Backpay is not typical. 

    Crew Member’s Responsibilities 

    Participates in and contributes to all aspects of data collection, management, and quality control.  Participates in and contributes to hitch preparation and planning, transportation of crew in the work vehicle, navigation to plots, equipment maintenance, and time tracking/management.  Continuously learns the local flora and soils and builds botanical, soils, and landscape knowledge.  Takes an active role in communicating their personal and professional development goals throughout the season. 

    Consistently exercises discretion and judgment.  Takes an active role in identifying, communicating, and maintaining awareness of, and mitigating safety issues.  Identifies, communicates, and solves problems ranging from technical, logistical, and interpersonal as they arise.  Initiative and participation are expected at every step.  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 
    • Eligible to accept a 900-hour service term with Americorps  
    • Aged between 21 and 30 (civilian) or 35 (veteran) years upon start date 
    • U.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 participate for the entire duration of the program dates (exceptions are rare) 
    • 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.  
    • Capable of standing and walking (at a minimum 6 miles/day on rough, steep, off-trail uneven terrain using a handheld GPS for routefinding), bending, crouching and stooping for long periods of time while taking precise, repetitive measurements, and lifting/carrying items that weigh up to 40 pounds, in upwards of 100 degree (F) heat while maintaining attention to detail and overall good humor 
    • Willing to spend multiple days (1-8 days at a time) making day trips and car-camping in remote areas; willing to learn, teach, and adhere to best practices for field safety, comfort, and low-impact principles 
    • Willing to spend several hours per day and/or per week riding in, navigating with, and driving a four-wheel drive pick-up truck on- and off-highway, sometimes over/around tricky or unexpected obstacles 
    • If little prior off-road driving experience, then willing to learn 
    • Willing to constantly demonstrate and enforce best driving practices 
    • Excellent judgment in assessing physical, mental, and emotional risk 
    • Able to safely and effectively work in and around adverse conditions including extreme heat, monsoonal rains, and hazardous wildlife (i.e. rattlesnakes, scorpions, biting/stinging insects, cattle, and horses) 
    • Current (or able to be trained by SCC/BLM) CPR, Wilderness First Aid, and Defensive Driver Training certificates 
    • Willing to cultivate self-awareness, desire for a positive crew culture, and excitement at the chance to have a close experience with the land. 

     Preferred Qualifications:  

    • Intentional education/experience with a formal or folk system to identify plants to species, especially in the field, from photos, pressed specimens, field guides, taxonomic keys, or other means.  
    • Familiarity with New Mexico, Colorado, or neighboring flora in general and Ackerfield’s Flora of Colorado, Flora Neomexicana, or other relevant taxonomic keys is preferred. 
    • Or, deeper experience with floras from elsewhere in the world 
    • And/or 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 
    • Excellent communication (including in-person, email, and phone), organizational, and planning skills 
    • Experience with ArcGIS Online interface 
    • Knowledge of downloading, using, and syncing ArcGIS Online Maps  
    • Experience collecting data, especially electronically 
    • 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 

     

    Go to: https://sccorps.org/small-teams, select the "Apply Here" button to view the full position description. After reading the description, select "New Application".  Application involves cover letter, resume/CVat least two academic or professional (non-peer) references, and screening questions.  Incomplete applications are given less weight.  Please apply with full legal name, your preferred name, and pronouns. 

     

    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 location (dis)interest in both the application questionnaire and cover letter.  In the cover letter, please paint how your prior experiences demonstrate that you are a fit for the job, even if the connection is not immediately apparent.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

     

    We anticipate beginning the interview process in January.  Apply now for advance consideration.  Feel free to reach out to Ecological Monitoring Program Coordinator Talavi Cook at tcook@conservationlegacy.org with questions

  • Great Sand Dunes National Park Conservation Education and Youth Program Individual Placement

    Varies
    $634.00 / week

    Title: Great Sand Dunes National Park Conservation Individual Placement - Education and Youth Program

    Start/End Date:  March 28th, 2022 - September 23rd, 2022

    Stipend:  $634.00/week (+Education Award) 

    Term:  26 weeks 

    Reports To:  National Park Service - Great Sand Dunes

    Location:  11500 Hwy 150 Mosca, CO 81146

    Status:  900-hour AmeriCorps Service Term 

    Benefits:  AmeriCorps Education Award $3,172.50 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 National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Branch of Interpretation and Visitor Services supports the agency’s mission through the management of a variety of interpretive and educational programs, youth camps, and events that enable visitors to understand and appreciate the park’s resources.

     

    Great Sand Dunes has seen a significant increase in visitation and requests from school groups in the last several years. The Park has identified new education opportunities to work with our local schools, communities, and organizations to support park priorities and goals. Great Sand Dunes is developing multiple internship opportunities, recruiting from the local community to create a deeper connection to Great Sand Dunes while also providing meaningful work for the next generation of young professionals. The selected individual will lead education programming using the park’s curriculum-based lesson plans, coordinate scheduling for on-site programs, provide resources to educators to lead their own programs when the park cannot accommodate, and develop distance learning programs. They will also work closely with the site supervisor to enhance partnerships with area schools to increase the number of regional schools participating in on-site and distance learning programs. This individual will schedule, plan, and offer education programs for K-8th grade as well as develop and deliver distance learning programs. They will assist their site supervisor with conducting outreach to regional school districts. They will also provide public presentations to summer visitors and assist the park with daily operations at the visitor center.

     

    Essential functions and responsibilities include:

    • Planning and implementation of the spring education season (mid-April – mid-May)
    • Develop distance learning curriculum in the spring (March and April)
    • Present the distance learning curriculum during the summer season (April – August)
    • Assist with visitor center operations, providing customer service on the phone and in person at the Visitor Center.
    • Provide informal interpretation and presentations in the park
    • Present formal public programs at the park
    • Participate in special projects, special event planning, and supporting the Junior Ranger Program

     

    Trainings provided during this term include:

    • Public presentation techniques
    • Safe vehicle use
    • Resume building
    • Environmental Education program techniques
    • Resource information including natural, cultural, historical, and geographical resources
    • Professional interview techniques
    • Professional etiquette in the workplace
    • Risk management and safety
    • Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve policies and regulations

     

    Desired Skills/Qualifications: 

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Experience leading youth groups, participating in youth camp activities, and/or developing curriculum-based programs or environmental education programs.
    • Some experience developing and delivering presentations
    • Knowledge of Microsoft software – PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
    • Experience working with outdoor education organizations or agencies
    • Experience working with K-8th grade students.

     

    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: 

    • Currently enrolled in a degree seeking education institution or recent graduate
    • 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

     

    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/2984

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

  • Weatherization Technicians

    Varies
    $600.00 / week

    Dates: Flexible start date, February preferred

    Stipend:  $600/week (+Education Award) 

    Term:  45 weeks from later determined start date

    Reports To:  Housing Resource of Western Colorado

    Location: Montrose or Grand Junction (based on applicant preference)

    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.

     

    This individual 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 no 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/3001

     

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

  • Ecological Monitoring Crew Leader - Colorado and New Mexico

    Varies
    $725.00 / week

    Position Title:  Crew Leader 

    Position Type:  Full time, temporary 

    Number of Positions Open:  3 

    Open Locations in Colorado:   

    Uncompahgre BLM Field Office in Montrose* 

    Grand Junction BLM Field Office* 

    Locations in New Mexico: 

    Socorro BLM Field Office ‡ 

    Program Dates:   

    *April 18th, 2022 – November 4th, 2022  

    ‡ May 9th, 2022 – May 5th, 2023 

    Salary:  $725-805/week depending on experience 

    Benefits:  Paid attendance to training, including Wilderness First Aid; uniform shirt; $13/day food allowance when camping; health benefits package that comes into effect on the 1st of a calendar month after the first 60 days; paid days of personal leave 

    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.  Must be under age 31 upon issue of certificate. 

    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.   

    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: 

    Crews will conduct vegetation monitoring using the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Terrestrial 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 three individuals: two crew members and one crew lead.  Together, they will monitor land health (i.e., soil and vegetation) on BLM lands including National Monument lands, vegetation treatments, burn scars, rangeland allotments, or reference areas using AIM methodology. 

    Within all plots, the crew will identify vegetation to species, gather species cover and composition data using line-point intercept and gap measurements, measure soil stability, and describe the site and soil pits (50%).  All data will be georeferenced using a GPS unit and stored in an ArcGIS geodatabase.  Data are entered into a database on site with ruggedized tablets (10%) and, at the end of the season, synthesized into various reports for future land management planning (10% for shorter terms).  The crew may also have the opportunity to assist with other public land management projects involving wildlife, range, recreation, rare plant monitoring, or forestry (5%), contingent on sampling productivity and BLM staff availability. 

    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 lead should be curious about the soils, botanical, and other natural systems and have a passion to grow and share that curiosity and knowledge with fellow crew member(s). 

    Fieldwork is in remote areas.  Crews are required to drive a company or government vehicle to several different areas of the Field or District Office throughout a “four on, three off" or “eight on, six off" structure of a work week (colloquially, a “hitch”), usually camp multiple nights, share camp meals and chores, hike several miles per day carrying equipment, and return to the office for equipment and data management, unknown plant identification, and further field work planning (25%).  Camping out is expected of the crew whenever, as safety allows, it is more efficient to do so.  Certain crews camp out more than others, due to varying risk factors and the layouts of the sampling areas.  An unconventional schedule, a level of flexibility, and long hours are necessary. 

     

    Visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3000 to view the full description and to apply!

  • Southwest Conservation Corps Crew Member – Summer or Long Term!

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO and Los Valles Office - Salida
    $400.00 / week

    Dates: May 30th to Mid-November, Shorter (Summer or Fall only) terms available

    Location: Durango or Salida, CO

    Stipend: $400/week 

    Ages: 18 – 30 

    Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award of at least $1,374.60 (Value will change depending on length of service), Food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment. Wilderness First Aid & CPR/AED certification + the opportunity for other Industry Recognized Certifications, dependent availability

     

    As a Conservation Crew Member with Southwest Conservation Corps, you will find yourself traversing remote mountain landscapes, exploring the wilderness, and learning how to function as a cohesive group throughout the beautiful state of Colorado! The expedition style of our program allows crews to obtain proficiency in crew dynamics, project logistics, and technical knowledge.

    Each crew consists of 6 members and 2 leaders. Crews serve and camp in either frontcountry (access to your crew vehicle and trailer), or backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations. Though the exact schedule will vary, each “hitch” spent in the field will be followed by several days off – typically it’s eight days on and followed by six days off.

    We are currently filling the final spots on our 2022 crews! Each of these priority roles is highlighted below – please rank in order of preference when applying. No experience is necessary – learn and grow with us!!

     

    GMUG Veteran Fire Crew (Salida, CO)

    The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC), with the partnership of the US Forest Service (USFS), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites you to join the Veterans Conservation Corps for an on-the-job training experience in forestry, conservation, and fuels management. Our program seeks physically capable military Veterans between the ages of 21 - 35 who are willing to operate out of Salida, Colorado, for the duration of the term of service. The program is designed to provide recent era Veterans with the technical skill and physical ability for service in wildland firefighting and natural resource management careers.   

    Women’s + Chainsaw Crew (Salida, CO)

    The term “Women’s+” aims to be inclusive of trans, non-binary, genderfluid individuals, and cis women. This crew will begin their service going through chainsaw training and earning industry recognized certifications, and then putting those skills to work throughout the season with continued support and growth from crew leaders and staff. Projects include hazardous fuels reduction, corridor clearing, habitat restoration and fencing, re-vegetation and local environmental service projects. Summer only or long term (May-October) available.

    General Chainsaw Crew (Durango, CO)

    Whether reducing hazardous fuels on the San Juan National Forest or removing invasive trees along the Animas River in Durango, our chainsaws crews spend their season showing up where their skills are needed throughout the region! Summer only or long term (May-November) available.

    Summer Crew Members (Durango and Salida, CO)

    Perfect for college students or those new to this work, our Summer Crews provide a great short-term opportunity to learn many of the skills valued in the field of conservation! Projects include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction, re-vegetation and local environmental service projects.  

    Santa Fe Strike Team (Durango, CO)

    The Santa Fe National Forest in the Southwestern Region has 1.5 million acres of mountains, valleys and mesas with recreational and cultural experiences branching out in all directions - ruins and petroglyphs from ancient Indigenous civilizations and incredible scenic features through colorful volcanic formations, deep river gorges, and beautiful pine, fir, spruce and aspen forests. This crew is a smaller crew, 1 leader and 2 members, who will work on a variety of projects throughout the forest. Crews will work at developed recreation sites and dispersed recreation areas, perform light to moderate construction including signs, kiosks, deck repair work, roofing, etc., assist in the implementation of recreation, operation, and maintenance tasks, and complete trail projects on non-motorized trails.

     

    Please visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3431 to submit your application! Be sure to rank your position preferences and include your dates of availability when asked.

    If you have questions or need help with your application, please contact ttaylor@conservationlegacy.org or ltomassini@conservationlegacy.org

  • Conservation Corps Adult Programs Director

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $47,000.00 - $56,250.00 / year

    Title: FC Adult Programs Director (Southwest Conservation Corps - Four Corners)

    Starting Salary Range: (current Grade: Grade C+, $47,000-56,250)

    Location: (Durango, CO), Partially Remote Eligible (can work remote up to 2.5 days per week within SCC Four Corners service area)

    Status: Full-Time, Exempt

    Benefit Eligible: Health, Vision, Dental, Long-Term Disability, Retirement, Paid Time Off per Personnel Policies

    Reports to: FC Director

    Important Requirement: Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting.

     

    Organizational Summary:

    Conservation Legacy is a nationwide non-profit. The Corps programs within the organization engage participants in diverse conservation and community projects that serve public and private lands. These projects provide opportunities for personal and professional development and strive toward a high priority of needs for public land managers and community partners. Through the mission of engaging future leaders who protect, restore and enhance our nation’s lands through community-based service; Conservation Legacy works toward a world with healthy lands, air and water; thriving people and resilient communities.

     

    Program Summary:

    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).

     

    Position Summary:

    The SCC Four Corners (SCC-FC) Adult Programs Director (PD) manages the administrative and logistical details of adult programs, serves as the information/communication hub for program staff, oversees operational support of crews, supervises staff who provide support to crews in the field, and maintains timely and effective communication with project partners. The PD is responsible for the execution and overall quality of adult programming and operations within the Four Corners region. The PD supervises Program Managers, ensures programs are effective and efficient, and works closely with project partners at federal land management agencies, municipalities, and non-profits to design and schedule programs and projects for our participants. The PD will work closely with Central and Regional staff to ensure invoices and reports are timely and accurate. They develop, review, and track SCC-FC Adult Programs agreements. Duties also include ensuring compliance with all Conservation Legacy policies, safe program operations, successful completion of work projects, quality customer service to project partners, and an impactful experience for all participants. The PD may be directly involved in program delivery, including trainings for staff and participants, project support, and quality assurance. This position requires technical skills, knowledge, and abilities related to trail work, chainsaw operation, herbicide application, and corps operations.

     

    Essential Responsibilities and Functions:

     

    Program Oversight and Supervision

    • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise Adult Programs Managers.
    • Set and provide feedback in performance evaluations, goal setting, and professional development planning for each staff member supervised.
    • Support all adult programs to ensure quality programming and member experience.
    • Collaborate with Four Corners Director and Program Managers to establish strategy, vision, and direction for programs.
    • Serve as the backup to the Four Corners Director in leading the program during absences, vacations, or when they are focused on other priorities.
    • Foster a collaborative and consistent approach to organization-wide program delivery.
    • Oversees and participates in On-Call process and system, ensure process and schedule is updated and staff are adequately trained.
    • Ensure an emphasis on safety in all programming and that SCC-FC follows practices consistent with risk management protocols set forth by Conservation Legacy.
    • Facilitate culture of safety, vigilance, risk mitigation, communication, incident reporting and continuous improvement.
    • Assist FC Director and Program Managers in developing programming that aligns with Conservation Legacy’s Strategic Plan goals.

     

    Partnership Responsibilities

    • Sustain existing partnerships and ensure partners receive superior customer service from staff.
    • Support FC Director and Program Managers in the development of partnerships in alignment with Conservation Legacy’s Strategic Plan and revenue goals, including new or expanded types of project work, municipal, non-profit, and other non-Federal partnerships.
    • Work with program and regional staff to track partner outreach efforts; assist in development of customer relations systems and standards.
    • Work with program and regional staff to track fee for service and grant agreement balances and compliance, including reporting.
    • Represent SCC-FC and Conservation Legacy at industry conferences, community events, and other events.
    • Foster a collaborative approach to program delivery, working with CYCA and other corps programs, including those of Conservation Legacy.
    • Assist with grant writing and fundraising initiatives that support the development and sustainability of SCC programs.

     

    Project Responsibilities

    • Manage SCC-FC wide distribution of projects; create and maintain up to date comprehensive SCC-FC project schedule/calendars.
    • Communicate project details to program staff; involve program staff in agreement and project development.
    • Help develop agreement and grant proposals to support project development.
    • Periodically visit crews in the field to assess the quality of program implementation, including visits with other program staff to ensure consistency and provide professional development opportunities to field staff.

     

    Administrative Responsibilities

    • Manage program/project schedule, once initial scheduling has been established by Four Corners Director, to ensure that all partner specific needs are being met.
    • Participate in Risk Management team meetings, and others as needed; track incidents and generate reports.
    • Ensure that programs maintain high retention and that work agreements are being met.
    • Manage program expenditures while maintaining safety and quality.
    • Create project reports and annual program evaluations as needed.
    • Ensure data capture and entry into relevant systems is timely and accurate.
    • Oversee reporting processes and report generation, both internally and externally.
    • Ensure crew programs comply with Conservation Legacy and SCC protocols and policies.
    • Work with program, regional, and central staff to track and maintain invoicing systems.
    • Support SCC-FC Administrative Staff, processes, and compliance.

    Organizational Advocacy

    • Successfully engages, leads, and supports an inclusive work environment for those of underrepresented populations within the organization and the communities we serve.
    • Leads and/or participates in organizational-wide teams, projects and initiatives that support the work of the Strategic Plans goals.
    • Reports any potential complaints within the organization as identified in the Personnel Policy Manual.
    • Assists or leads other responsibilities, as assigned.

    Other “Hats” You May Wear: Customer Service, Relationship Development, Marketing, Administrative, Supervision or Mentorship to Others, Facilitator, Trainer, Facilities, Human Resources, Supervisor

     

    Physical Requirements:

     

    Conservation Legacy is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals and will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to perform essential job functions. Some positions may require periodic overnight travel, non-traditional work hours, ability to move across varied terrain, use program-specific tools and a range of technology on an infrequent or frequent basis. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Ability to safely drive an organizational vehicle may also be required for some positions. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during application or recruiting process, please send a request to the hiring manager.

     

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Exhibits the ability to effectively work on diverse teams or with a variety of populations, including those underrepresented at our organization and those of BIPOC communities.
    • Minimum of five years of experience in youth development or corps field.
    • Minimum of five years of experience in a year-round supervisory or management position with a Conservation Corps program or similar program.
    • Experience with influencing diverse groups of employees to achieve common goals.
    • Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment.
    • The ability to carry out assigned work independently or with minimal supervision.
    • The ability to communicate effectively, manage complexity cultivate innovation, drive and influence results of oneself and others.
    • Ability to work well with others and to seek assistance when needed to carry out assignments.
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs and applications, or similar platforms.
    • Ability to keep others, in remote locations, accountable to expectations.
    • Must be able to pass the organization’s criminal history background check requirements.
    • Relevant medical certification (i.e. WFR, WFA, and/or OEC) AND demonstrated good judgment and problem solving in emergency situations required.
    • Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with project development and familiarity with federal and state partners.
    • Relevant Bachelor’s degree and/or 5-7 years of related experience.
    • Technical skills including chainsaw certification, trail construction and other technical field skills
    • Strong Microsoft Excel proficiency.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills and experience.
    • Familiarity with Durango and Southwestern Colorado rural communities.

     

    Other Competencies Desired for this Position’s Success: Manage Complexity, Resourceful, Effectively Communicate, Cultivate Innovation, Drive and/or Influence Results, Plans & Aligns.

     

    To Apply:

    Send Cover letter and resume to Clara Moulton at cmoulton@conservationlegacy.org

    Cover Letter Must Include:

    - Subject line includes “Applicant_(Your Name)”.

    - A response to the following: Provide some examples of your experience effectively working with diverse communities, including those specific to Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and other underrepresented populations, in personal or professional context.

     

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

  • Recruitment, Outreach, and Communications Specialist

    Varies
    $18.27 - $20.67 / year

    Recruitment, Outreach, and Communications SpecialistSouthwest Conservation Corps

    Reports to: SCC Corps Director                              

    Starting Salary: Grade B ($18.27-20.67 per hour, DOE) 

    Location: Eligible for full time remote within southern Colorado or Colorado Front Range communities, or northern New Mexico.  Some travel to and work from SCC offices required.

    Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt        

    Benefit Eligible: Health, Vision, Dental, Long-Term Disability, Retirement, Paid Time Off per Personnel Policies

     

    Program Summary:

    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).  

     

    Position Summary:

    The Recruitment Outreach and Communication Specialist will assist SCC in reaching its recruitment goals by directly aiding in recruitment visits, networking, and creating additional outreach contacts and venues, tracking SCC’s various recruitment platforms efficacy, developing and distributing print media, managing and enhancing SCC’s social media platforms, building recruitment pathways, and developing a more strategic and comprehensive recruitment strategy.  The position will also assist SCC leadership and development function by creating more compelling reports, better marketing materials and a related communications strategy.  The position will work closely with Conservation Legacy central communications staff, the Director of Diversity & Recruitment, and the Western Region Talent Development Specialist, advancing the overall combined communications strategy of the organization and will work within established communications guidelines.

     

    To view the full description and application instructions, visit https://sccorps.org/uploads/programs/SCC-Recruitment-Outreach-and-Communications-Specialist-PD-2022.pdf

  • Women's+ Wildland Fire Mitigation Crew

    Los Valles Office - Salida
    $400.00 / week

    Start/ End dates: 8/23/2022 – 11/11/2022  

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Camping Program 

    Location: Salida, CO 

    Stipend: $400/week 

    Ages: 18 – 30 

    Benefits: $1,374.60 300 hr AmeriCorps Education Award (Value may change depending on term of service), Food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment. USFS recognized Chainsaw & Crosscut certification, Wilderness First Aid & CPR/AED certification, S-130, S-190, S-212

    About the Position 

    Southwest Conservation Corps is running a fire mitigation crew this fall for those identifying as a trans/cis woman, genderfluid, or non-binary individuals. Crew members will go through S-212 chainsaw training to work on fuels reduction and mitigation projects to help protect communities from the threat of forest fires. Crew members will also work towards completing coursing in basic wildlands fire behaviors, S-130 and S-190, necessary certifications to receive their red card for future fire deployment. This is great crew for those interested in learning more or those who want to pursue careers in wildland fire fighting!

    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 can maximize their opportunities to grow and develop while gaining certifications to propel them into a career in environmental stewardship. 

    Projects include hazardous fuels reduction, corridor clearing, habitat restoration and fencing, 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 serve 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. 

     

    To view the full description, visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3452. To apply, please select the APPLY button at the top or the bottom of the description and move through the steps. Contact ben@conservationlegacy.org or ttaylor@conservationlegacy.org with questions.

  • Fall Wildland Fire Crew 

    Los Valles Office - Salida
    $400.00 / week

    Start/ End dates: 8/23/2022 – 11/11/2022  

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Camping Program 

    Location: Salida, CO 

    Stipend: $400/week 

    Ages: 18 – 30 

    Benefits: $1,374.60 300 hr AmeriCorps Education Award (Value may change depending on term of service), Food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment. USFS recognized Chainsaw & Crosscut certification, Wilderness First Aid & CPR/AED certification, S-130, S-190, S-212

     

    About the Position 

    Southwest Conservation Corps is running a fire mitigation crew this fall. Crew members will go through S-212 chainsaw training to work on fuels reduction and mitigation projects to help protect communities from the threat of forest fires. Crew members will also work towards completing coursing in basic wildlands fire behaviors, S-130 and S-190, necessary certifications to receive their red card for future fire deployment. This is great crew for those interested in learning more or those who want to pursue careers in wildland fire fighting!

    This crew will consists of 6 members and 2 leaders. This crew will earn certifications and complete courses in wildland firefighting such as S-130, S-190, S-212, and Wilderness First Aid. Crews serve and camp for 8 days at a time in either frontcountry (access to your crew vehicle and trailer) locations in all types of weather conditions. You will serve as a member of the crew; perform heavy manual labor, and complete conservation projects using a variety of manual and power tools. Projects include hazardous fuels reduction, corridor clearing, habitat restoration and fencing, 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 serve 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. 

     

    To view the full description, visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3442. To apply, please select the APPLY button at the top or the bottom of the description and move through the steps. Contact ben@conservationlegacy.org or ttaylor@conservationlegacy.org with questions

  • Fall Conservation Crew Member - LV

    Los Valles Office - Salida
    $400.00 / week

    Start/ End dates: 8/23/2022 – 10/28/2022, with the opportunity to start in the summer (July)

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

    Location: Salida, CO

    Stipend: $400/week

    Ages: 18 – 30

    Benefits: $1,718.25 450 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. 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 also 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.

     

    To view the full description, visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3451. To apply, please select the APPLY button at the top or the bottom of the description and move through the steps. Contact ben@conservationlegacy.org or ttaylor@conservationlegacy.org with questions

  • Fall Conservation Crew Member

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $400.00 / week

    Start / End dates: 8/29/2022 – 11/4/2022  

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

    Location:  Durango, CO

    Stipend: $400/week 

    Ages: 18 – 30 

    Benefits: $1,374.60, 300-hour AmeriCorps Education Award, 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 serve and camp for 8 days at a time in either front country (access to your crew vehicle and trailer), or backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations. You will serve as a member of the crew; perform heavy manual labor, and complete conservation projects using a variety of manual and power tools. You will also participate in environmental education activities.

    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 serve 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. 

     

    To view the full description, visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3454. To apply, please select the APPLY button at the top or the bottom of the description and move through the steps. Contact khencke@conservationlegacy.org or ltomassini@conservationlegacy.org with questions

  • Fall Forestry Crew Member 

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $400.00 / week

    Start / End dates: 8/29/2022 – 11/18/2022  

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

    Location:  Durango, CO

    Stipend: $400/week 

    Ages: 18 – 30 

    Benefits: $1,678.57, 450-hour AmeriCorps Education Award, USFS Recognized Chainsaw Training, 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 serve and camp for 8 days at a time in either front country (access to your crew vehicle and trailer), or backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations. You will serve as a member of the crew; perform heavy manual labor, and complete conservation projects using a variety of manual and power tools. You will also participate in environmental education activities.

    Projects include hazardous fuels reduction, corridor clearing, habitat restoration and fencing, 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 serve 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. 

     

    To view the full description, visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3453. To apply, please select the APPLY button at the top or the bottom of the description and move through the steps. Contact khencke@conservationlegacy.org or ltomassini@conservationlegacy.org with questions

  • Fall Forestry QUEER Crew Member 

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $400.00 / week

    Start / End dates: 8/29/2022 – 11/18/2022  

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

    Location:  Durango, CO

    Stipend: $400/week 

    Ages: 18 – 30 

    Benefits: $1,678.57, 450-hour AmeriCorps Education Award, USFS Recognized Chainsaw Training, food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment. Wilderness First Aid & CPR/AED certification. 

     

    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 LGBTQIA2S+ 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 members and 2 leaders. Crews serve and camp for 8 days at a time in either front country (access to your crew vehicle and trailer), or backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations. You will serve 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 hazardous fuels reduction, corridor clearing, habitat restoration and fencing, 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 serve 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. 

     

    To view the full description, visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3455. To apply, please select the APPLY button at the top or the bottom of the description and move through the steps. Contact khencke@conservationlegacy.org or ltomassini@conservationlegacy.org with questions

  • Fall LEADERS OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY Crew Member

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $400.00 / week

    Start / End dates: 8/29/2022 – 11/18/2022  

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

    Location:  Durango, CO

    Stipend: $400/week 

    Ages: 18 – 30 

    Benefits: $1,678.57, 450-hour AmeriCorps Education Award, USFS Recognized Chainsaw Training, food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment. Wilderness First Aid & CPR/AED certification. 

     

    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, professional, and personal development. These crews foster a safer, more comfortable learning environment where participants are able to maximize their opportunities to grow and develop. The Leaders of Cultural Diversity crew seeks to create a safe, non-judgmental, and inclusive space for members of the BIPOC community. As such, the Leaders of Cultural Diversity crew provides an open and supportive space where BIPOC members serve with, learn from, and grow alongside one another as members gain trainings and certifications in chainsaw, wilderness first aid, and trail construction. The crew will also emphasize leadership and professional development (i.e. managing projects and communicating with project partners), as well as interpersonal development (i.e. restorative justice and trauma informed care). 

    Projects include hazardous fuels reduction, corridor clearing, trail maintenance and construction, habitat restoration and fencing, 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. 

    Please visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3467 to view the full description. Select the “APPLY” button at the top or bottom of the description to enter the application portal. Contact Lisa Slupianek, Adult Programs Manager in Durango at lslupianek@conservationlegacy.org with any questions.

  • Ecological Monitoring Crew Leader - New Mexico

    Varies
    $725.00 - $805.00 / week

    Location:

    Las Cruces BLM District Office

    Contract Dates:

    6/27/2022 - 2/24/2023, 35 weeks (1 position)

    6/27/2022 - 6/24/2023, 52 weeks (1 position)

    HIGHLY PREFERRED THAT INCUMBENT STARTS CONTRACT ON STATED START DATE.  FOR THE RIGHT CANDIDATE, WE WILL CONSIDER A LATER START DATE.

    Salary:  $725-$805/week DOE

    Compensation Benefits: 
    Paid attendance to training including Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder Recertification (or reimbursement if course was paid personally and taken after April 2021);
    Uniform shirts;
    $15/day food allowance if camping;
    Health benefits package that comes into effect on the 1st of a calendar month after the first 60 days
    Paid days of personal leave 

    Professional Benefits (both Leads and Members):   

    1. Direct site supervision and mentorship in-house at BLM Field Office under BLM agency staff.
    2. Hiring benefit under the Public Land Corps (PLC) 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.

     

    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: 

    Crews will conduct vegetation monitoring using the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Terrestrial 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, following a training period, they will monitor land health (i.e., soil and vegetation) on BLM lands including National Monument lands, vegetation treatments, burn scars, rangeland allotments, or reference areas using AIM methodology. 

    Within all plots, the crew will identify vegetation to species, gather species density data using line-point intercept and gap measurements, measure soil stability, and describe the site and soil pits (50%).  All data will be georeferenced using a GPS unit and stored in an ArcGIS geodatabase.  Data are entered into a database on site with tablets, later synthesized into various reports for future land management planning.  The crew may have the opportunity to assist with other public land management projects involving wildlife, range, recreation, rare plant monitoring, or forestry (5%), contingent on availability. 

    Crews will 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 curious about the natural systems they encounter and have a passion to grow and share that curiosity and knowledge with fellow crew personnel. 

    Crews are based out of BLM Field Office buildings, and will be under the direct mentorship and technical guidance of BLM staff personnel.  This position uniquely provides the opportunity to develop relationships within and become familiar with the workings of the agency.

    Fieldwork will be in remote areas across a diversity of ecotypes.  Crews will be required to drive a company or government vehicle to several different areas of the Field or District Office and hike several miles per day carrying equipment (25%) throughout a “four on, three off" or “eight on, six off" structure of a work week (colloquially, a “hitch”).  They will usually camp multiple nights sharing camp meals and chores.  They will return to the office for equipment and data management, unknown plant identification, hitch debrief and further field work planning (20%).  Camping is expected whenever, as safety allows, it is more efficient to do so.  Certain crews camp out more than others, due to varying risk factors and the layouts of the sampling areas.  An unconventional schedule, a level of flexibility, and long hours are necessary. 

    Housing is not provided, but SCC and the BLM are glad to talk through housing strategies and opportunities with you in the interview and onward.  For those lacking in camping gear, we may be able to loan you gear.  

     

    Please visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3512 to view the full description and to apply!

  • Ecological and Botanical Survey Crews in Carlsbad

    Varies
    $600.00 - $805.00 / week

    Position Titles:  Crew Lead (~52-week term) and Crew Member (24-week terms)  

    Crew Lead Program Dates: exact dates TBD - summer 2022 to summer 2023

    Crew Member Program Dates: July 11th – December 22nd, 2022

    HIGHLY PREFERRED THAT INCUMBENTS START CONTRACTS ON STATED START DATES.  FOR THE RIGHT CANDIDATE, WE WILL CONSIDER A LATER START DATE.

    Crew Member Living Stipend:   $600-640/week DOE (+60/week cost of living adjustment in Carlsbad)

    Crew Member Benefits:

    Paid attendance to training including Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder Recertification (or reimbursement if course was paid personally and taken after July 2021);
    Uniform shirts;
    $15/day food allowance if camping;
    AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,247.50 or $2,417.14 depending on term length and upon satisfactory completion of term 

    Crew Lead Salary:  $725-$805/week DOE

    Crew Lead Benefits: 
    Paid attendance to training including Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder Recertification (or reimbursement if course was paid personally and taken after July 2021);
    Uniform shirts;
    $15/day food allowance if camping;
    Health benefits package that comes into effect on the 1st of a calendar month after the first 60 days;
    Paid days of personal leave 

    Professional Benefits (both Lead and Members):   

    1. Direct site supervision and mentorship in-house at BLM Field Office under BLM agency staff.
    2. Hiring benefit under the Public Land Corps (PLC) 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.

    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: 

    Crew will conduct vegetation monitoring using the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Terrestrial Assessment, Inventory, & Monitoring (AIM) methodology. More information on the BLM’s AIM strategy can be found on the AIM website: http://aim.landscapetoolbox.org/.  Crew will consist of two crew members and one crew lead.  Following a comprehensive training period, they will monitor land health (i.e., soil and vegetation) on BLM lands including National Monument lands, vegetation treatments, burn scars, rangeland allotments, or reference areas using AIM methodology. 

    Within all plots, the crew will identify vegetation to species, gather species density data using line-point intercept and gap measurements, measure soil stability, and describe the site and soil pits (50%).  All data will be georeferenced using a GPS unit and stored in an ArcGIS geodatabase.  Data are entered into a database on site with tablets, later synthesized into various reports for future land management planning.  The crew may have the opportunity to assist with other public land management projects involving wildlife, range, recreation, rare plant monitoring, or forestry (5%), contingent on availability. 

    Crew will maintain and track botanical specimens of known and unknown species throughout the field season and keep records updated as needed.  They will continuously learn the local flora and build botanical knowledge. The crews should be curious about the natural systems they encounter and have a passion to grow and share that curiosity and knowledge with fellow crew personnel. 

    Crews are based out of BLM Field Office buildings, and will be under the direct mentorship and technical guidance of BLM staff personnel.  This position uniquely provides the opportunity to develop relationships within and become familiar with the workings of the agency.

    Fieldwork will be in remote areas across a diversity of ecotypes.  Crew will be required to drive a company or government vehicle to several different areas of the Field or District Office and hike several miles per day carrying equipment (25%) throughout a “four on, three off" structure of a work week (colloquially, a “hitch”).  They will return to the office for equipment and data management, unknown plant identification, hitch debrief and further field work planning (20%).  Crew will camp for a total of 8-20 days throughout the whole field season.  Most of the days will be "day trips", returning to the Carlsbad Field Office at the end of the day.  A level of flexibility and long hours are necessary for success in this position. 

     

    Visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3520 to view the full description and to apply!

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

Jeanine Russell
jrussell@conservationlegacy.org

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

Internship Programs (All SCC Offices)
Cait Payne
cpayne@conservationlegacy.org


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