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

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

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

*Positions available in both Durango and Salida, CO.

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

 

  • BLM Non-Renewable Resources Individual Placement

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $600.00 / week

    Start/End Date:  June 8th, 2020 - November 13, 2020

    Stipend:  $600/week  (+Education Award) 

    Term:  23  weeks 

    Reports To:  Bureau of Land Management - Royal Gorge Field Office

    Location:  Canon City, CO 81212

    Status:  900-hour  AmeriCorps  Service  Term 

    Benefits:  AmeriCorps  Education  Award  $3,047.50 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 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages public lands to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations; including the management of access to and across federal land, as well as beneficial use of natural resources. The BLM Non-Renewable Resource section processes applications to use federal lands, whether on a one-time basis or for decades. Some of the projects nationwide include wind farms, solar arrays, pipelines for water, oil and gas, as well as energy infrastructure. The Royal Gorge Field Office has a varied realty program, which works with local governments, businesses, and individuals on a dail basis. This involves customer contact, research, and communication skills. The minerals program in the Royal Gorge Field Office is the largest and most varied in the state. Our current activities include mining (aggregates, metals, coal, and precious gems), as well as processing and monitoring fluid mineral applications. In addition, the renewable section adds to the mix, covering cultural resources, planning and NEPA, water, soil, air, fire, wild horse and burro, fisheries, wildlife, forestry, recreation, range management, GIS, cadastral survey, and engineering. The interns may work with any of the natural resource teams depending on the active projects at the time of the internship and the technical needs of the specialists. Essential functions and responsibilities include:

    • Lands, Realty, and Specialist Support: 
      • Customer Service and Information Services
        • Provide direct contact customer service support, using a variety of software programs. This support entails receiving information and inquiries from both the general public as well as governmental and business entities in person, in person, by voicemail, by facsimile, and by e-mail
        • Research the issues and questions arising from customer contact.  This may include meeting with mentors and specialists, performing internet research, reviewing historical files and maps, as well as other sources
        • Draft responses at a level appropriate with the inquiry.  This may include correspondence by mail, e-mail, or facsimile, as well as talking with the requestor either in person or by telephone
    • Government Property and Data Support:
      • Audit both real and personal property in the field office, verifying records, entering the data into spreadsheets and programs
      • Assist senior specialists in the financial auditing area, including multiple levels of charge card reconciliation
      • Assist in the non-renewable program data retention system of hard copy and electronic preservation in collecting, organizing and maintaining program data and/or program records and metadata in an the most efficient and accurate manner
      • Assist with responses to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests
      • Trainings provided:
        • Direct training and mentorship with specialists and support staff, specific training through courses in DOI talent
    • Research and Inspections:
      • Research subjects in the office as needed by the non-renewable section, including using various software and databases to check on surface disturbance and potential trespasses on public land, address discrepancies and other data
      • Travel with specialists in the field periodically to inspect existing ROW's and development on public land to assure compliance with BLM rules and regulations
      • Maintain databases, develop internal control reports and present findings
      • Trainings provided: 
        • National Environmental Policy Act Modules 1 & 2, LR2000 public land database training, direct mentorship

     

     

     

    General Qualifications: 

    The BLM is seeking an intern interested in learning activities and duties related to a career in public land management.  Specific interests can include lands and realty, specialist support, customer relations, GIS/information science, cadastral, solid and fluid mineral management, and will include practical experience in working with a multitude of public land management specialists. Customer service, good communication, and research skills are 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
    • Driver's License

     

    Apply Now! 

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

     

     

    Contact Clara at cmoulton@conservationlegacy.org with any questions.

  • Veteran Fire Corps Crew Leader

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $685.00 / week

    Title: Veterans Fire Corps Crew Leader 

    Date of Employment: January 4 – November 12, 2021

                                          March 29 – November 12, 2021

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Non-exempt 

    Location: Based out of Durango, CO 

    Salary: $685 / week 

    Benefits:  

    • Health Benefit Eligible 
    • 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

     

    To apply: 

    Complete the VFC Crew Leader application: https://sccorps.org/veterans-fire-corps 

    Any questions can be addressed to Lisa Slupianek, Adult Programs Manager: lslupianek@conservationlegacy.org

  • Veteran Fire Corps Crew Member 2021

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $425.00 / week

    Title: Veterans Fire Corps Crew Member  

    Date of Employment: January 11 – March 19, 2021

                                           April 5 – July 30, 2021

                                           August 9 – November 12, 2021

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Non-exempt 

    Location: Based out of Durango, CO 

    Salary: $425 / week living stipend, and an AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the program. The education award may be used to pay educational expenses at eligible post-secondary institutions, including many technical schools and G.I. Bill approved programs, or to repay qualified students loans.   

    Benefits: 

    • 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.

    Ages: 21 - 35 

    Deadline: 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 up 8 days at a time, followed by 6 days 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.  

     

    All applicants must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and have a DD214 and be between the ages of 21 – 35 at the start date.

     

     For the health and safety of our crews, staff and communities, projects may be postponed 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.

     

    Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements  

    Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to assist you with some modification unless it alters the fundamental nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of participants or staff, or places an undue financial or administrative burden on the organization. These requirements are written the same for all positions and therefore may not apply directly to your particular position.  

    Participation and Expedition Behavior  

    • Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful and difficult conditions. This may require problem solving on an interpersonal or group level as well as a willingness to accept differences 
    • Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harassment of others for any reason. 
    • Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program including conservation projects, education, training and national service.  Members must commit to participating in all crew/team activities, including service days in local communities where applicable. 
    • Effectively communicate ideas and concerns as they arise directly to supervisors, colleagues and organization staff. 
    • Have the cognitive ability to learn necessary skills and apply them to effectively carry out the service work requirements 
    • Appropriately represent the Program and AmeriCorps to the public and project partners at all times. 

    Safety and Judgment  

    • Effectively communicate danger to others in the form of either a warning of danger others may be encountering or a notification of personal distress, injury or need for assistance. You must be able to do so at a distance of up to 50 meters and in conditions with limited visibility or loud background noise such as darkness or high winds. 
    • Effectively perceive, understand and follow direction by others so that you will be able to successfully execute appropriate and perhaps unfamiliar techniques to manage hazards. These directions may be given before the hazard is encountered or may need to be given during exposure to the hazard. 
    • Stay alert and focused for several hours at a time while traveling and working in varied weather conditions 
    • Perceive and comprehend significant and apparent hazards, including those hazards previously identified by others. 
    • Respond appropriately to stress or crises. 
    • If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage by self-medicating without assistance from others. 

    Outdoor Skills and Fitness (where appropriate)  

    • Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living/travel and work skills as appropriate to the project. Additionally, remain adequately hydrated, fed, and properly dressed so as to remain generally healthy and safe, avoiding environmental injuries. 
    • Live in a physically demanding, possibly remote environment for an uninterrupted period of up to several weeks. Conditions of this environment may vary significantly and may include severe and/or trying weather. The remoteness is such that it may require at a minimum one hour, but perhaps in excess of 12 hours, to reach the nearest advanced medical care. 

    Substance Free  

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

     

    To apply: 

    Complete the VFC Crew Member application: https://sccorps.org/veterans-fire-corps 

    Any questions can be addressed to Lisa Slupianek, Adult Programs Manager: lslupianek@conservationlegacy.org 

  • Great Sand Dunes National Park Interpretation and Visitor Services Individual Placement

    Los Valles Office - Salida
    $480.00 / week

    Title: Great Sand Dunes National Park Interpretation & Visitor Services Intern 

    Start/End Date:  October 26th, 2020 - April 23rd, 2021

    Stipend:  $480/week  (+Education Award) 

    Term:    24 weeks 

    Reports To:  National Park Service - Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

    Location:  Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, CO 81101

    Status:  900-hour  AmeriCorps  Service  Term 

    Benefits:  AmeriCorps  Education  Award  $3,047.50  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 Description: 

    Join the Southwest Conservation Corps’ intern team and help the National Park Service carry out its mission to preserve 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 advances the agency's mission by providing memorable educational and recreational experiences that will help the public understand the meaning and relevance of park resources and foster development of a sense of stewardship. Visitor activities focus on understanding the significance of the park's resources while also facilitating connections with the resource during formal and informal ranger programs. A huge part of a visitor's experience is to receive accurate and timely information to safely enjoy and experience their national parks. Visitors can interact with information to enhance their understanding and their experience through websites, park films, kiosks, attending ranger programs, visiting visitor centers and contact stations, and purchasing resource materials at park stores.

     

    Great Sand Dunes has significantly increased in visitation over the last 5 years. Annually, the park welcomes approximately 500,000 visitors, the majority visiting during the late spring, summer, and early fall seasons. These internships will provide opportunities for candidates to work alongside park rangers to create short resource presentations for visitors a high visitor use areas while also providing park information at the park visitor center. 

     

    The interns will help manage congestion and contribute to the education and interpretation goals of the park. Conservation interns will assist the park in developing a suite of public presentations, create engaging special programs and events for the spring and summer season, and support the visitor center desk through orientation and trip planning. Specific work plan activities include:

    • Assist the park with press releases, publication reviews, and organizing and recording park statistics
    • Assist at the park's visitor center
    • Manage the special programs, such as the wheelchair program
    • Keep trail guides and other trail resources up to date and well stocked
    • The interns will be trained in the following:
      • Risk management and safety
      • Use of any tools used to safely complete their daily tasks
      • Overview of the National Park Service
      • Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve policies and regulations
      • Vehicle use
      • Public presentation techniques
      • Resource knowledge: geology, biology, and cultural history
      • Environmental Education program techniques
      • Resume building, job applications, and professional interview processes

     

     

    General Qualifications:  

     

    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.  Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Prior to starting this position a government security background clearance will be required. 

     

    Requirements: 

    • High School Graduate
    • Currently Pursuing College Degree (preferred)
    • Social Security Card
    • Birth Certificate or Passport
    • 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. 

     

    This position will close October 13th, 2020

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

  • Bureau of Land Management - General Park Ranger Individual Placement

    Los Valles Office - Salida
    $499.20 / week

    Title: Bureau of Land Management - General Park Ranger Individual Placement

    Start/End Date:  November 2nd, 2020 - April 23rd, 2021

    Stipend:  $499.20/week  (+Education Award) 

    Term:  25  weeks (including one week of PTO)

    Reports To:  Bureau of Land Management - Royal Gorge Field Office

    Location:  Canon City, CO 81212

    Status:  900-hour  AmeriCorps  Service  Term 

    Benefits:  AmeriCorps  Education  Award  $3,047.50  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 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages public lands to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations; including the management and protection of our nation's wild horses and burros on 26.9 million acres of public lands across 10 western states. The Recreation Program manages public lands for enhanced recreation experiences and quality of life, encourages sustainable travel and tourism development, establishes proactive travel management and planning, ensure public health and safety and improves the condition and accessibility of recreation sites and facilities, enhances visitor services including interpretive information and education, and encourages partnerships, volunteers, and citizen-centered public service. 

     

    The focus of the intern position is to assist the recreation program in managing recreation areas within the Royal Gorge Field Office. The intern will help to educate visitors, perform fee collection, and help to build awareness of good behavior on public land. They will work with partners and BLM staff in this education effort.

     

    Work may involve early morning hours, late afternoon hours, and will be expected to work holidays and weekends. A standard BLM uniform will be provided to wear while performing patrol and public contact duties. The intern must possess a valid driver's license to operate government vehicles and equipment. Essential roles and responsibilities include:

    • Present a positive image of the area and the BLM, ensuring visitor contact is conducted in a courteous, professional, and friendly manner.
    • Learn the Royal Gorge Field Office recreation areas and general travel management maps for the area.
    • Become proficient in identifying issues that need attention such as missing signs, trash, and other resource damage.
    • Assist park rangers with monitoring trail conditions and high traffic recreation areas.
    • Assist park rangers with trail maintenance, including the removal of encroaching vegetation on trails and routes.
    • Assist with fee collection as needed.
    • Install fencing, gates, and signage throughout the recreation areas.
    • Assist with trash pickup as needed.

     

    Desired Skills/Qualifications: 

    • Currently pursuing or completed degree in Natural Resources or related field preferred
    • Ability to hike long distances over rough terrain and operate a 4x4 vehicle
    • Communication Skills. The ability to provide clear information or data both orally and in writing, in order to provide advice and guidance to supervisors, co-workers, and the public.

    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. 

     

    Training Provided: 

    • Collection officer training
    • Defensive Driving
    • Trailer towing training
    • UTV driver training
    • Trash pickup safety and reporting
    • Chainsaw training (if available)
    • Basic Safety

     

     

    Housing: 

    Housing is not provided with this position, however, assistance in finding local housing is provided.

     

    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
    • Driver's License
    • Per grant funding, candidate must be 18-30 years of age

     

    * This Position closes October 5th, 2020

    Apply Now! 

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

     

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

  • USDA Forest Service Special Uses Resource Assistant

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $636.00 / week

    Title: USDA Forest Service Special Uses Resource Assistant

    Start/End Date:  October 26th, 2020 – August 27th, 2021

    Stipend:  $636 /week  (+Education Award) 

    Term:    44 weeks 

    Reports To:  US Forest Service - Carson National Forest

    Location:  208 Cruz Alta Road, Taos, NM 87571

    Status:  1700-hour AmeriCorps Service Term 

    Benefits:  AmeriCorps  Education  Award  $6,095.00 after successful completion 

     

     

    Southwest Conservation Corps’ Mission 

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

     

    Program Description: 

    Join the Southwest Conservation Corps’ intern team and help the US Forest Service carry out its mission to prioritize sustainable recreational opportunities that will unite diverse interests, create and strengthen partnerships, provide in shared stewardship opportunities, and maintain and improve public access. The Carson National Forest Receives many permit applications annually for a varied group of activities. Specifically, outfitting and guiding, as well as other commercial recreation focused requests that contribute to the local economy. Outfitters and guides provide critical help in maintaining our recreation resources, whether it be light trail maintenance, dispersed site clean-up, or the environmental education provided to each customer. 

    This program includes working with a variety of interests including Public Services, Recreation, Lands and Wilderness Recreation and Lands Special Uses. This position will have an emphasis on assisting in the development of priority use permits for outfitters and guides. The intern will assist in the following:

    • Work closely with the winter sports coordinator on critical monitoring needs and document findings
    • Work with other disciplines in their participation of the interpretive program
    • Develop and present interpretive materials to the visiting public in the winter resorts
    • File review, data collection, mapping and field inspection for each permit to be issued
    • Data entry into the Special uses database system
    • Permit package preparation, document review, correspondence, and mailing
    • Conduct field inspections related to various land uses 
    • GPS mapping
    • Batching and processing expired lands permits including file review, document scanning, and field inspections 
    • Provide general assistance to the recreation and lands program as needed

    The intern will be provided with opportunities to get a broad perspective of the Agency through showing and participating in field work with other disciplines, including wildlife and archaeology. If other specific interests are identified by the inter the effort will also be made to expose them to that discipline. The intern will also receive training pertaining to special uses.

     

    General Qualifications:  

     

    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.  Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and be able to dive on low standard and high-clearance roads. Prior to starting this position a government security background clearance will be required. 

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with ArcMap/GIS Mapping
    • Experience with snow sports

     

    Requirements: 

    • High School Graduate
    • Social Security Card
    • Birth Certificate or Passport
    • 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. 

     

    This position will close October 13th, 2020

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

How to Apply

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

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

Eric Falk  
efalk@conservationlegacy.org

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

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

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

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


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