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WE ARE CURRENTLY HIRING Crew MEmbers for 2019!

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

*Positions available in both Durango and Salida, CO!

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

  • 2019 Youth Crew Leader

    High School Crews
    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $530.00 / week

    Title: Youth Crew Leader  

    Start/end date:May 6th, 2019 – August 9th, 2019 

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

    Wages: $500-620/week DOE, DOQ, tiered training wage during 4-week training season  

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

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Non-exempt   

    Reports to: Youth Programs Manager 

    Position Summary:  

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

    Southwest Conservation Corps’ Crew Leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate resourcefulness, effective communication skills, excellent judgement and decision-making, maturity, initiative, professionalism, and the desire to devote themselves to youth, the environment and a crew experience where the needs of others are placed above oneself. The Crew Leader position requires patience, mentorship, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. It also involves an administration role, where weekly paperwork is due in a timely manner to supervisors. Crew Leaders are ultimately responsible for successes and shortcomings of the crew.  

      

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

    Youth Crew Leader in Durango, CO Application

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  • Dolores River Restoration Strike Team Member

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $400.00 / week

    Dolores River Restoration – Strike Team Member

    Southwest Conservation Corps

    Position Dates: August 26th - November 22nd, 2019

    Stipend: $400/week

    2 positions available!

    The Southwest Conservation Corps, in collaboration with the Dolores River Restoration Partnership (DRRP) is advertising for two invasive species Strike Team Crew Members.  The DRRP is in year 10 of a largescale effort to treat invasive plant species along 175 miles of the river corridor, with strike teams playing an essential role in helping sites reach restoration success. The primary tasks of this crew are to treat noxious weeds, maintain and participate in revegetation activities such as seeding and planting, and perform general restoration activities as needed by the partnership.

    The Strike Team will typically work four (M-Th), 10 hour days per week, although schedules may vary. This position will work alongside 1 leader as part of a 3-person crew. Crews work and camp for several days at a time in remote locations, in all types of weather conditions. This position requires extensive field time on foot in the elements.  Safe operation of BLM, SCC vehicles and selected equipment will be necessary. 

    To view the full position description and apply, click on link and search for job tracking number 1713-984: https://sccorps-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?version=1&company_id=16984

    For Questions, contact:

    Emily Kasyon

    Watershed Programs Coordinator

    970-903-0839

    ekasyon@conservationlegacy.org

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  • Fall Conservation Saw Crew Member

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO

     

     

    Position: Fall Conservation Saw Crew Member

    Dates: Saw Crew: August 26th – November  22nd , 2019

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

    Location: Durango, CO

    Stipend: $300/week

    Ages: 18 – 30

    Health Benefits: Not Health Benefit Eligible

    Other Benefits: Wilderness First Aid Certificate, S-212 Chainsaw training, food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment.

    AmeriCorps Education Award: Saw Crew: $1,566.14

     

    Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization that engages motivated young adults to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects on public lands throughout Colorado and New Mexico. Our programs focus on place-based learning, life skills development, conservation service work, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility, and career development. SCC also provides an opportunity for corpsmembers to learn about the local environment, environmental issues, and get introductions to recreation and resource management careers. 

     

    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.

     

    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 8 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 8 days on and 6 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.

     

    All crews will go through a 5 day volunteer orientation (August 26th – 30th , 2018). This will include a Wilderness First Aid training. 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, and a US citizen that has received (or on track to receive) a high school diploma or GED. All offers of unemployment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.

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  • Fall Conservation Trail Crew Member

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO

    Position: Fall Conservation Trail Crew Member

    Dates: Trail Crew: August 26th – November 22nd, 2019

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

    Location: Durango, CO

    Stipend: $300/week

    Ages: 18 – 30

    Health Benefits: Not Health Benefit Eligible

    Other Benefits: Wilderness First Aid Certificate, food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment.

    AmeriCorps Education Award: Trail Crew: $1,252.91

     

    About Southwest Conservation Corps

    Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization that engages motivated young adults to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects on public lands throughout Colorado and New Mexico. Our programs focus on place-based learning, life skills development, conservation service work, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility, and career development. SCC also provides an opportunity for corpsmembers to learn about the local environment, environmental issues, and get introductions to recreation and resource management careers. 

     

    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.

     

    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 8 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 8 days on and 6 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.

     

    All crews will go through a 5 day volunteer orientation (August 26th – 30th , 2018). This will include a Wilderness First Aid training. 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, and a US citizen that has received (or on track to receive) a high school diploma or GED. All offers of unemployment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.

     

    Participant Essential Eligibilty 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. These requirements are written the same for all positions and therefore may not apply directly to your particular position:

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How to Apply

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

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

Eric Falk  
efalk@conservationlegacy.org

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

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

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

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


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