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WE ARE CURRENTLY HIRING FOR FAll 2018!

Adult Crew Member positions are now posted! See below for details and links to apply!

*Positions available in both Durango and Salida, CO!

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

  • 2018 Dolores River Restoration Strike Team Member

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $372.00 / week

    Position Dates: Sept 3rd, 2018 to December 7th, 2018. $372/week + AmeriCoprs Education Award upon completion. As part of the Dolores River Restoration Partnership (www.drrpartnership.org), this team of 3 people will help ensure continued progress of restoration sites along the beautiful Dolores River in remote western Colorado. The Strike Team will typically work four, 10 hour days per week. The members will join the team in September as AmeriCorps Members and complete herbicide use and plant identification training. Project work consists of treatment of invasive tamarisk resprouts and secondary weeds along the riparian corridor to help native plant populations establish and thrive. The members will learn or review the hands-on details of herbicide application with support from the BLM and SCC Watershed Programs Coordinator. This position requires extensive field time on foot in the elements, and extensive time wearing a backpack sprayer. Safe operation of BLM, SCC vehicles and selected equipment will be necessary. Our programs focus on place based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility and career development. SCC also provides an opportunity for Corpsmembers to learn about the local environment, environmental issues and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers. Ready to spend your fall along one of Colorado’s most scenic rivers and get rid of some invasives while you’re at it?

    Please apply through our website (click on link and search for job tracking number 1189-984): https://sccorps-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?version=1&company_id=16984

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  • Fall 2018 Crew Member Positions

    Four Corners and Salida Office
    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO and Los Valles Office - Salida, Colorado
    $275.00 / week

    Position: Fall Conservation Crew Member

    Dates: Trail Crew: August 27th – November 2nd, 2018

                 Saw Crew: August 27th – November 16th, 2018

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

    Location: Durango, CO or Salida, CO

    Stipend: $275/week

    Ages: 18 – 30

    Health Benefits: Not Health Benefit Eligible

    Other Benefits: S-212 Chainsaw Training (Saw crew only), food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment.

    AmeriCorps Education Award: Saw Crew: $1,538. Trail Crew: $1,230.

     

    About the Position

    As an AmeriCorps program participant with SCC, your office is the great outdoors! Each crew consists of  6 members and 2 leaders. Crews work and camp for 9 days at a time in frontcountry and backcountry locations, in all types of weather conditions. You will work effectively as a member of the crew; perform heavy manual labor related to environmental conservation and restoration projects; work outdoors in all types of weather and succesfully adapt to various climates; effectively learn and apply new environmental conservation and restoration skills; actively participare in environmental education activities; practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned; use, maintain and repair hand and power tools as necessary. 

     

    Schedules may vary, but generally are 9 days on and 5 days off. There is a possibility you could work 5 days on and 2 days off, or a variation of schedules, so we require all AmeriCorps crew members to be flexible. SCC does not provide housing on your off days.

     

    APPLY TO OUR FALL CORPSMEMBER POSITION IN DURANGO, CO HERE!

    APPLY TO OUR FALL CORPSMEMBER POSITION IN SALIDA, CO HERE!

     

     

     

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  • Fall 2018 Dolores River Restoration Crew

    River Resotration
    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $275.00 / week

    Position: Dolores River Restoration Crew Member

    Dates: August 27th – November 16th, 2018

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

    Location: Durango, CO

    Stipend: $275/week

    Ages: 18 – 30

    Health Benefits: Not Health Benefit Eligible

    Other Benefits: S-212 chainsaw training, food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment.

    AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,538

    About the Position

    As an AmeriCorps program participant with SCC, your office is the great outdoors! Each crew consists of  6 members and 2 leaders. This crew will work primarily residential schedules: 9 days on, 5 days off. While camping, crews are responsible for cooking meals and completing chores.  SCC does not provide housing for your off time. The AmeriCorps DRRC program requires members to be flexible!

     

    Members complete invasive tree removal and riparian restoration activities on public and private lands along the Dolores River corridor in Southwest Colorado.  The AmeriCorps DRRC is in its ninth year of existence as part of a large collaborative restoration initiative: The Dolores River Restoration Partnership (see: https://www.drrpartnership.org/).

     

    Projects will include: Tamarisk removal, habitat enhancement thinning projects, and the potential for riparian planting, fencing and related activities.  The collaborative nature of the program will find SCC crews training and working with partner corps programs (Canyon Country Youth Corps, Western Colorado Conservation Corps) on projects throughout the watershed.  

     

    The AmeriCorps DRRC has a training component that prepares members for careers in resource management such as invasive species treatment and monitoring, riparian restoration, or wildland fire management in the public or private sector. Members will receive: Orientation to the project, riparian ecology basics, S-212 certification (nationally recognized chainsaw operation and safety certification), chainsaw operation experience, Invasive Species identification and treatment modalities, wilderness first aid training, herbicide application training and experience, and exposure to large scale restoration projects, partners, and activities.  Some members, if they independently arrange for it, can earn college credit for their participation. 

     

    The DRRC Crew will attend a 5 day volunteer orientation (August 27th – 31st, 2018). This will include a Wilderness First Aid training. Food and space to camp is provided during this training. This crew will head to saw training the following Monday. 

    APPLY TO THE DOLORES RIVER RESTORATION CREW BASED IN DURANGO, CO HERE!

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How to Apply

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

Four Corners Office (Durango):
Lisa Slupianek 
lslupianek@conservationlegacy.org
&
Ryan Brink
rbrink@conservationlegacy.org

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

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

Ancestral Lands, Navajo Nation:
Chako
chako@conservationlegacy.org

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

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


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