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We are excited to announce the opening of our 2022 positions - Member and leader roles are now accepting applications!

** 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!

  • Youth Crew Leaders

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO and Los Valles Office - Salida
    $550.00 / week

    Title: Youth Crew Leaders
    Locations: Durango, CO or Salida, CO
    Position Types: Non-AmeriCorps Crew Leader

    OR

    AmeriCorps Crew Leader in Development (CLDP)

    Dates: March 29th - August 13th, 2022

    Wages: Crew Leader: “$685-$735/week Depending on Experience and Qualifications

    CLDP: $550/Week + AmeriCorps Education Award at completion of service term

    Benefits: Chainsaw Certification, QPR Suicide Prevention Training, Technical Trails Training, Trauma Informed Care Training, Mandatory Reporter Training; Restorative Justice Approach, Access to Mental Health support, Potential for other trainings such as Crosscut Certification, Technical Trails Training; CLDPs receive Wilderness First Responder Certification

    Other Benefits: Uniforms, Personal Protective Equipment, Food in field


    Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, communities and environment through hands-on work on our public lands. SCC Crews work with local land management agencies, municipalities, and non-profits to complete impactful conservation work. Project may include but are not limited to: trail construction and maintenance, habitat restoration, agricultural projects or community projects.

    A Crew Leader mentors a Crew Leader in Development (CLDP) as they work together to lead a 6-person high school crew during the summer season. Crew Leaders will be responsible for helping their CLDP pair create and follow a leadership development plan. Over the course of the season, the CLDP will gain the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to take on full Crew Leader responsibilities the following season. CLDPs are responsible for assisting Crew Leaders in ensuring the safety and well-being of their crew, project implementation, creating educational opportunities, and program paperwork each week. High school crews work Monday – Friday and may be camping crews or day crews. Local students aged 14-18 are hired to complete a variety of projects. 1 day a week is an education day. Crew Leaders and CLDP’s work long days and may work from remote communities, away from the main office.  All leaders and CLDPs will spend April and May in an intensive crew leader training. (See each complete position descriptions for more details on Spring Season, and each job’s responsibilities.)

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

    Visit our website to learn more about each position available and apply!

    www.sccorps.org/leadership-opportunities

     

     

  • Four Corners Adult Crew Leader

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $685.00 / week

    Title: Crew Leader

    Reports to: Adult Program Manager

    Locations: Durango, CO

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Exempt

    Start/end date: March 28, 2022 – November 11, 2022

    Wages: “$685-$735/week Depending on Experience and Qualifications

    Benefits: Health Benefit Eligible, Uniforms, Food provided while in the field, U.S. Forest Service recognized Crosscut & Chainsaw training (Certificate awarded upon completion of program), Technical Trails training, 5 paid days off structured in August, between seasons, and 3 additional days of PTO, Restorative Justice Approach Training, QPR Suicide Prevention Training, and other development opportunities.

    Multiple positions open until filled.

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

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

     

    Position Summary:

    The Adult Crew Leader position is an opportunity to make a difference in young peoples’ lives while completing conservation projects on public lands! Leaders will be mentors, educators, and facilitators for young adults, working to promote the health and resiliency of our land, air and water. SCC’s Adult Crew Leaders will spend nearly 3 months in a crew leader training period, which will include a SCC leadership skills week, chainsaw and crosscut training, technical trails training, administrative training, and prep weeks in addition to project work. In late May, Crew Leaders will mentor a CLDP and co-lead a crew of young adults for the Summer and Fall season. Crews consists of 6-7 members, 1 Crew Leader and 1 CLDP. Crews work in front and backcountry locations in all weather conditions. Standard schedule consists of 8 days on-hitch and 6 days off with some exception. On-hitch, crews camp together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all projects and chores.

    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 young adults, the environment, and a positive crew experience. The Crew Leader position requires patience, mentorship, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. Leaders take a trauma informed approach to working with peers and young adults in the outdoors. It also involves an administration role, where weekly paperwork is due in a timely manner to supervisors. 

    This position will be joined by a Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP) member, an AmeriCorps leadership position focusing on the continued development of leadership skills. While this will be a collaborative relationship, the Crew Leader bears ultimate responsibility for member development, as well as high quality project accomplishments for our partners.

     

    Responsibilities:

    Leadership & Mentorship

    • Integrate values pertaining to DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) within the corps
    • Implement skills training on worksite and facilitate intentional discussions via informal lessons to contribute to the crew’s personal growth and group dynamics
    • Promote individual corps member development and a healthy community
    • Mentor and delegate responsibilities and member development to the CLDP
    • Must be willing to follow and enforce all SCC policies, maintain professional boundaries, and appropriately represent SCC. This includes creating a substance free work environment, refraining from the use of tobacco products, alcohol, and drugs while involved in the program

    Project Management & Implementation

    • Train, motivate and supervise a crew of young adults to efficiently complete conservation projects, while working long hours and managing high quality of work and crew morale
    • Think critically to resolve issues and solve problems
    • Communicate effectively & coordinate logistics with project partners, CLDP, & SCC staff

    Safety & Risk Management

    • Implement and enforce SCC’s COVID-19 Pandemic Policies and Procedures (provided to applicants during interview process), including mask use, handwashing, and social distancing
    • Monitor, manage, and promote the crew’s physical and emotional safety
    • Exhibit strong situational awareness & promote a culture of safety
    • Transport crew and equipment safely in SCC’s vans or large SUVs with trailers

    Administration

    • Complete professional documentation of time sheets, daily and weekly field reports, corps member and peer evaluations, restorative justice forms, incident response forms, and project related deliverables
    • Manage food budget and credit card for purchases

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Willingness to commit fully to the program and its mission
    • Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting
    • Must hold current advanced medical certification (WFR, WEMT) with CPR/AED, or receive cert. prior to start date
    • Ability to effectively manage all aspects of crew life and production within a 40-50-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
    • Must be adaptive, patient, and able to maintain a positive perspective throughout
    • Able to work long days in adverse conditions
    • Must be able to speak, understand and write English
    • High School diploma or GED certificate
    • Must be 21 years old
    • 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

    Preferred Qualifications or a Strong Desire to Grow in the Following:

    • Experience with SCC or other conservation corps or youth corps
    • Experience with experiential and/or environmental education
    • Experience with backpacking, wilderness living and travel
    • Facilitation and team-building experience with diverse groups of people
    • Time-management skills and ability to work independently as well as with others
    • Strong conflict resolution skills
    • Leadership experience with youth or young adults
    • Technical trails, Crosscut or Chainsaw experience
    • Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference and promote leadership in others 

     

    To apply: 

    Upload resume, cover letter and complete the Crew Leader application: www.sccorps.org/join/crew-leaders/

     

    Any questions can be addressed to:

    Lisa Slupianek, Four Corners Adult Program Manager - lslupianek@conservationlegacy.org

    Jeanine Russell, Four Corners Adult Program Coordinator - jrussell@conservationlegacy.org

     

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

  • Four Corners Women's + Conservation Crew Leader

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $685.00 / week

    Title: WOMEN’s+ Crew Leader

    Reports to: Program Manager

    Locations: Durango, CO

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Exempt

    Start/end date: March 28, 2022 – November 11, 2022

    Wages: “$685-$735/week Depending on Experience and Qualifications

    Benefits: Health Benefit Eligible, Uniforms, Food provided while in the field, U.S. Forest Service recognized Crosscut & Chainsaw training (Certificate awarded upon completion of program), Technical Trails training, 5 paid days off structured in August, between seasons, and 3 additional days of PTO, Restorative Justice Approach Training, QPR Suicide Prevention Training, and other development opportunities.

    Multiple positions open until filled.

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

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

     

    Position Summary:

    The WOMEN’s+ Crew Leader position is an opportunity to make a difference in young peoples’ lives while completing conservation projects on public lands! The Women’s+ Crew provides a supportive learning environment for cis women, trans women, and non-binary individuals to work, learn from, and grow with one another while gaining skills and certifications to propel them into a career in environmental stewardship.

    The WOMEN’s+ Crew Leader will be a mentor, educator, and facilitator for young adults, working to promote the health and resiliency of our land, air, and water. SCC’s Adult Crew Leaders will spend nearly 3 months in a crew leader training period, which will include a SCC leadership skills week, chainsaw and crosscut training, technical trails training, administrative training, and prep weeks in addition to project work. In late May, Crew Leaders will mentor a CLDP and co-lead a crew of young adults for the Summer and Fall season. Crews consists of 6-7 members, 1 Crew Leader and 1 CLDP. Crews work in front and backcountry locations in all weather conditions. Standard schedule consists of 8 days on-hitch and 6 days off with some exception. On-hitch, crews camp together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all projects and chores.

    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 young adults, the environment, and a positive crew experience. The Crew Leader position requires patience, mentorship, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. Leaders take a trauma informed approach to working with peers and young adults in the outdoors. It also involves an administration role, where weekly paperwork is due in a timely manner to supervisors. 

    This position will be joined by a Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP) member, an AmeriCorps leadership position focusing on the continued development of leadership skills. While this will be a collaborative relationship, the Crew Leader bears ultimate responsibility for member development, as well as high quality project accomplishments for our partners.

     

    Responsibilities:

    Leadership & Mentorship

    • Integrate values pertaining to DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) within the corps
    • Implement skills training on worksite and facilitate intentional discussions via informal lessons to contribute to the crew’s personal growth and group dynamics
    • Promote individual corps member development and a healthy community
    • Mentor and delegate responsibilities and member development to the CLDP
    • Must be willing to follow and enforce all SCC policies, maintain professional boundaries, and appropriately represent SCC. This includes creating a substance free work environment, refraining from the use of tobacco products, alcohol, and drugs while involved in the program

    Project Management & Implementation

    • Train, motivate and supervise a crew of young adults to efficiently complete conservation projects, while working long hours and managing high quality of work and crew morale
    • Think critically to resolve issues and solve problems
    • Communicate effectively & coordinate logistics with project partners, CLDP, & SCC staff

    Safety & Risk Management

    • Implement and enforce SCC’s COVID-19 Pandemic Policies and Procedures (provided to applicants during interview process), including mask use, handwashing, and social distancing
    • Monitor, manage, and promote the crew’s physical and emotional safety
    • Exhibit strong situational awareness & promote a culture of safety
    • Transport crew and equipment safely in SCC’s vans or large SUVs with trailers

    Administration

    • Complete professional documentation of time sheets, daily and weekly field reports, corps member and peer evaluations, restorative justice forms, incident response forms, and project related deliverables
    • Manage food budget and credit card for purchases

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Willingness to commit fully to the program and its mission
    • Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting
    • Must hold current advanced medical certification (WFR, WEMT) with CPR/AED, or receive cert. prior to start date
    • Ability to effectively manage all aspects of crew life and production within a 40-50-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
    • Must be adaptive, patient, and able to maintain a positive perspective throughout
    • Able to work long days in adverse conditions
    • Must be able to speak, understand and write English
    • High School diploma or GED certificate
    • Must be 21 years old
    • 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

    Preferred Qualifications or a Strong Desire to Grow in the Following:

    • Experience with SCC or other conservation corps or youth corps
    • Experience with experiential and/or environmental education
    • Experience with backpacking, wilderness living and travel
    • Facilitation and team-building experience with diverse groups of people
    • Time-management skills and ability to work independently as well as with others
    • Strong conflict resolution skills
    • Leadership experience with youth or young adults
    • Technical trails, Crosscut or Chainsaw experience
    • Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference and promote leadership in others 

     

    To apply: 

    Upload resume, cover letter and complete the Crew Leader application: www.sccorps.org/join/crew-leaders/

     

    Any questions can be addressed to:

    Jeanine Russell, Four Corners Adult Program Coordinator, jrussell@conservationlegacy.org

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

  • Four Corners Queer Conservation Crew Leader

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $685.00 / week

    Title: QUEER Crew Leader

    Reports to: Program Manager

    Locations: Durango, CO

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Exempt

    Start/end date: March 28, 2022 – November 11, 2022

    Wages: “$685-$735/week Depending on Experience and Qualifications

    Benefits: Health Benefit Eligible, Uniforms, Food provided while in the field, U.S. Forest Service recognized Crosscut & Chainsaw training (Certificate awarded upon completion of program), Technical Trails training, 5 paid days off structured in August, between seasons, and 3 additional days of PTO, Restorative Justice Approach Training, QPR Suicide Prevention Training, and other development opportunities.

    Multiple positions open until filled.

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

     

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

     

    Position Summary:

    The QUEER Crew Leader position is an opportunity to make a difference in young peoples’ lives while completing conservation projects on public lands! The goal of this affinity crew is to have a place at work where people with identities that have historically and systematically been dealt a tougher hand can come together to unify, express, wonder, dissolve barriers, and heal, and grow! The LGBTQA2S+ Affinity Crew seeks to create a safe, non-judgmental, and inclusive space for all regardless of gender or sexual identity. We value respect (of names, pronouns, orientation, gender, and philosophies), confidentiality, boundaries (both physical and auditory), along with maintaining a safe space for all.

    The QUEER Crew Leader will be a mentor, educator, and facilitator for young adults, working to promote the health and resiliency of our land, air, and water. SCC’s Crew Leaders will spend nearly 3 months in a crew leader training period, which will include a SCC leadership skills week, chainsaw and crosscut training, technical trails training, administrative training, and prep weeks in addition to project work. In late May, Crew Leaders will mentor a CLDP and co-lead a crew of young adults for the Summer and Fall season. Crews consists of 6-7 members, 1 Crew Leader and 1 CLDP. Crews work in front and backcountry locations in all weather conditions. Standard schedule consists of 8 days on-hitch and 6 days off with some exception. On-hitch, crews camp together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all projects and chores.

    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 young adults, the environment, and a positive crew experience. The Crew Leader position requires patience, mentorship, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. Leaders take a trauma informed approach to working with peers and young adults in the outdoors. It also involves an administration role, where weekly paperwork is due in a timely manner to supervisors. 

    This position will be joined by a Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP) member, an AmeriCorps leadership position focusing on the continued development of leadership skills. While this will be a collaborative relationship, the Crew Leader bears ultimate responsibility for member development, as well as high quality project accomplishments for our partners.

     

    Responsibilities:

    Leadership & Mentorship

    • Integrate values pertaining to DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) within the corps
    • Implement skills training on worksite and facilitate intentional discussions via informal lessons to contribute to the crew’s personal growth and group dynamics
    • Promote individual corps member development and a healthy community
    • Mentor and delegate responsibilities and member development to the CLDP
    • Must be willing to follow and enforce all SCC policies, maintain professional boundaries, and appropriately represent SCC. This includes creating a substance free work environment, refraining from the use of tobacco products, alcohol, and drugs while involved in the program

    Project Management & Implementation

    • Train, motivate and supervise a crew of young adults to efficiently complete conservation projects, while working long hours and managing high quality of work and crew morale
    • Think critically to resolve issues and solve problems
    • Communicate effectively & coordinate logistics with project partners, CLDP, & SCC staff

    Safety & Risk Management

    • Implement and enforce SCC’s COVID-19 Pandemic Policies and Procedures (provided to applicants during interview process), including mask use, handwashing, and social distancing
    • Monitor, manage, and promote the crew’s physical and emotional safety
    • Exhibit strong situational awareness & promote a culture of safety
    • Transport crew and equipment safely in SCC’s vans or large SUVs with trailers

    Administration

    • Complete professional documentation of time sheets, daily and weekly field reports, corps member and peer evaluations, restorative justice forms, incident response forms, and project related deliverables
    • Manage food budget and credit card for purchases

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Willingness to commit fully to the program and its mission
    • Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting
    • Must hold current advanced medical certification (WFR, WEMT) with CPR/AED, or receive cert. prior to start date
    • Ability to effectively manage all aspects of crew life and production within a 40-50-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
    • Must be adaptive, patient, and able to maintain a positive perspective throughout
    • Able to work long days in adverse conditions
    • Must be able to speak, understand and write English
    • High School diploma or GED certificate
    • Must be 21 years old
    • 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

    Preferred Qualifications or a Strong Desire to Grow in the Following:

    • Experience with SCC or other conservation corps or youth corps
    • Experience with experiential and/or environmental education
    • Experience with backpacking, wilderness living and travel
    • Facilitation and team-building experience with diverse groups of people
    • Time-management skills and ability to work independently as well as with others
    • Strong conflict resolution skills
    • Leadership experience with youth or young adults
    • Technical trails, Crosscut or Chainsaw experience
    • Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference and promote leadership in others 

     

    To apply: 

    Upload resume, cover letter and complete the Crew Leader application: www.sccorps.org/join/crew-leaders/

     

    Any questions can be addressed to:

    Lisa Slupianek, Four Corners Adult Program Manager - lslupianek@conservationlegacy.org

     

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

  • Four Corners Crew Leader Development Program

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $500.00 / week

    Title: Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP) Member

    Reports to: Program Manager 

    Location: Durango CO 

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Non-exempt   

    Start/end date: March 28, 2022 – November 11, 2022

    Living Stipend: $500 / week

    Benefits: $4,546 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the season, Uniforms, Food provided while in the field, U.S. Forest Service recognized Crosscut & Chainsaw training (Certificate awarded upon completion of program), Technical Trails training, 5 paid days off structured in August, between seasons, and 3 additional days of PTO, Restorative Justice Approach Training, QPR Suicide Prevention Training, and other development opportunities.

     Wilderness Medicine: CLDP members are provided with Wilderness First Responder/CPR/AED training. There will be a WFR course available in Durango Mid-March through Desert Mountain Medicine. Other acceptable WFR Courses and Re-certification Courses can be reimbursed (up to $650) but must be taken prior to the start of the season.

     Multiple positions opened until filled. 

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

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

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

     Position Summary:  

    The Adult CLDP position is an opportunity to make a difference in young peoples’ lives while completing conservation projects on public lands. CLDPs will be mentors, educators, and facilitators for young adults, working to promote the health and resiliency of our land, air, and water.

     The AmeriCorps Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP) is a two-phase program. The first phase focuses on orientation, training, and development, the second phase focuses on implementation and continued leadership development. The AmeriCorps CLDP will spend 10 weeks in a crew leader training period alongside fellow CLDPs, Crew Leaders and SCC Staff, which will include a SCC leadership skills week, chainsaw and crosscut training, technical trails training, administrative training, and prep weeks in addition to project work. In late May, CLDPs will be paired with an experienced Crew Leader where they will work together to lead a crew of young adults for the Summer and Fall Season. Crews consists of 6-7 members, 1 Crew Leader and 1 CLDP. Crews work in front and backcountry locations in all weather conditions. Standard schedule consists of 8 days on-hitch and 6 days off, with some exception. On-hitch, crews camp together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all projects and chores.

     CLDPs are responsible for assisting Crew Leaders in ensuring the physical safety and emotional well-being of their crew. The intention of the CLDP/Crew Leader pairing is to aid in the leadership development of the CLDP. Over the course of the season, the CLDP will gain the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to take on full Crew Leader responsibilities the following season. Crew Leaders will be responsible for helping to create a leadership development plan. Based on their own skills and experience, CLDP’s may take lead or assist with project management, creating and implementing development and educational opportunities, and completing required hitch paperwork. 

     We will be running the following crews during the 2022 season, please be ready to speak to your preferences and how you will support them during your interview:

    • Women’s+ Crew – An affinity crew for Trans/Cis Women and non-binary individuals with a focus on trail and conservation work
    • Crosscut Crew– A crew that works in remote, wilderness areas, clearing down trees and avalanche debris from trails with a two-person crosscut saw
    • Queer Crew– An affinity crew for LGBTQAI2S+ individuals with a focus on a wide variety of trail and conservation work
    • Conservation/Trail Crew – A crew for young adults that works in both backcountry and front country settings, focusing on trail and conservation work
    • Chainsaw Crew - A crew for young adults that works primarily in front country settings, focusing on chainsaw and conservation work

     General Qualifications:  

    • AmeriCorps members must be able to pass a criminal background check 
    • Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting
    • Professionalism: Members must be willing to follow and enforce all SCC policies, maintain professional boundaries, communicate effectively with partners, crew leaders, members, peers and SCC staff, and appropriately represent Southwest Conservation Corps and AmeriCorps. (This includes creating a substance free work environment, refraining from the use of tobacco products, alcohol, and drugs while on "hitch")
    • AdaptabilityProjects have a degree of uncertainty and will include variable living conditions and last-minute changes. Members must be adaptive, patient, and able to maintain a positive perspective throughout
    • Leadership: Experience, or a strong desire to lead and mentor a diverse group of young adults (ages 18-30). Ability to manage and participate in day-to-day details of crew life. Ability to listen, willingness to receive feedback, and desire to grow continually
    • Community Building: Strong desire to help others grow as individuals while building cohesiveness in a group setting. CLDP Members must be willing to work hard, listen and respect others' viewpoints, embrace diversity, be committed to equity, and inclusive of differing backgrounds, and be dedicated to the SCC mission
    • Environmental Stewardship:  Members must have a genuine enjoyment and desire for caring for the land while living and working in the outdoors in a variety of conditions
    • Fitness:SCC projects are physically demanding! 10-hour long workdays consist of hiking, backpacking, heavy lifting, and repetitive motions using tools. Projects often take place at elevation – above 8,500’ – and in variable weather conditions. (i.e. low desert to high alpine, sunny temperatures to snow storms) CLDP Members should be ready to confront these conditions while being able to help and encourage others that they are leading. 
    • Conservation: Experience or a strong desire to learn the technical skills needed to effectively maintain public lands and having a flexible definition of what 'conservation' means.
    • Corps Member Development: Experience or strong desire to learn and participate as an outdoor educator and mentor
    • Driving: CLDP Members are responsible for driving 8-12-passenger vehicles while pulling a trailer. In order to drive, members must be 21, have a clean driving record (insurable) and a current driver's license
    • Education: At a minimum, CLDP members must be high school graduates, GED recipients, working toward attaining a high school diploma or GED during their term of service. CLDP members obtain either a diploma or GED before using an education award
    • Citizenship: Member's must provide primary documentation of status as a U.S. citizen or National, OR primary documentation of status as a lawful permanent resident alien of the United States

        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 may not apply to your particular position. 

     Essential Functions:  

    • Required to walk, hike, sit, talk, and listen 
    • Required to use hands to operate objects and tools, and to reach with hands and arms 
    • Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 
    • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the ability to focus 
    • Must be 21
    • Speak, understand, read, and write English 
    • Enforce all SCC policies. SCC is a substance free work environment. All must refrain from the use of tobacco products, vaping, alcohol, and drugs while in the program

    To Apply: 

    Complete CLDP Application, upload cover letter & resume: www.sccorps.org/join/crew-leaders/ 

     Any questions can be addressed to: 

    Lane Tomassini, Four Corners Adult Program Coordinator: ltomassini@conservationlegacy.org

    Kristen Hencke, Four Corners Adult Program Coordinator: khencke@conservationlegacy.org

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

  • Los Valles Adult Crew Leader

    Los Valles Office - Salida
    $685.00 / week

    Title: Adult Program Crew Leader  

    Reports to: Program Director  

    Locations: Salida, CO or Alamosa, CO 

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Exempt 

    Start/end date: March 28, 2022 – late October, weather permitting  

    Wages: $685-735 / week dependent upon experience 

    Benefits: 10 days of Paid Time Off (PTO): 1 paid week off in May between leader season and summer member season and 1 paid week off in August between summer member season and summer fall season, plus 4 additional days of flexible PTO. Medical benefits option available. Food provided while in the field, uniforms, USFS-recognized S-212 Chainsaw training, Cross-cut training, Restorative Justice Training, Trauma-Informed Care Training, QPR training, & other development opportunities 

    Multiple positions opened until filled.  

    Southwest Conservation Corps:  

    The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization, whose mission is to Engage future leaders who protect, restore, and enhance our nation’s lands through community-based service. The SCC Los Valles office is located on the ancestral lands of the Ute people, who continue to survive and thrive on these lands today. The SCC LV office is in Salida Colorado with satellite operations in Alamosa CO. SCC LV serves the Arkansas River Valley and the San Luis Valley: the two valleys, or los valles. The SCC Los Valles Adult Program engages motivated young adults, ages 18 - 30, to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects. Projects may include, trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, invasive species mitigation, hazardous fuels reduction, habitat restoration, 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.  
      
    Position Summary:  

    The Adult Program Crew Leader at SCC Los Valles is responsible for overseeing a crew of 8: crews consist of 6 members, 1 Crew Leader in Development (CLDP), and the crew leader. Crews work in front and backcountry locations in all weather conditions. Standard schedule consists of 8 days on-hitch and 6 days off with some exception. On-hitch, crews camps together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all projects and chores. SCC does not provide accommodations off-hitch and Crew Leaders will be responsible for their own accommodations during that time. Crew Leaders will lead crews in completing technical conservation projects while instilling interpersonal skills and leadership skills. Crew leaders will also be responsible for leading crews in environmental stewardship, risk management, trauma-informed care, and restorative justice. 

    At SCC Los Valles, we hold that social equity and environmental justice are the responsibility of all. We do not hire individuals to lead specific crews at the time of hiring and will select leader pairs during the course of crew leader training season. In your application, please speak to how your strengths lend themselves to leading 2 – 3 of the following crews:  

    • Leaders of Color crew – An affinity crew for QTBIPOC individuals with a focus on technical skills and certifications. 
    • Women’s+ Saw crew – An affinity crew for Trans and Cis Women and non-binary individuals with a focus on chainsaw skills development. 
    • 14ers crew – Working in two locations (high and sup alpine), these crews will be working to build a new trail up Mt. Shavano, working closely with Colorado Fourteeners Initiative. 
    • Alamosa Local Adult crew – A crew for systems-involved young adults in the San Luis Valley with a focus on career pathways with a variety of green jobs. This crew serves a predominately Hispanic, Chicanx community.  
    • Queer Trail crew – An affinity crew for 2SLGBTIA+ individuals with a focus on a wide variety of trail work. 
    • Short-term Conservation crews – Short-term crew aimed at individuals in school, or who are apprehensive about joining a longer-term crew, to introduce individuals to land management techniques and trail work. 

    A variety of soft skills and technical competencies are required to be successful in this role. See below for core competencies:  

     

    Required Skills

    Responsibilities & Core Competencies:  

    Leadership & Mentorship  

    • Embody equity, ensure inclusion, and embrace diversity (equity, inclusion, and diversity) within the corps. This includes but is not limited to:  
    • Lead and participate in Land Acknowledgements that recognize Indigenous communities who have historically and continue to steward the Los Valles region. 
    • Employ a restorative justice approach to disciplinary incidents 
    • Facilitate and engage in environmental education that includes the fraught history of public lands in the United States.  
    • Employ a trauma-informed approach to building crew dynamics and addressing interpersonal conflict 
    • Be accountable to ensuring the SCC Los Valles community centers the experiences of members of historically marginalized populations, including Black, Indigenous, Queer, Trans and Women of Color (QTBIPOC), and young adults with systems-involvement 
    • Foster 21st century work skills in corps members, i.e.: collaboration & teamwork, creativity & imagination, critical thinking, problem-solving, flexibility & adaptability 
    • Model strong communication and conflict transformation skills 
    • Mentor Crew Leader in Development (CLDP) in their growth in leadership, facilitation, and supervisory skills.  

    Project Management & Implementation  

    • Instruct, train & motivate a crew to complete high quality technical conservation projects 
    • Implement a 10-hour workday and ensure professionalism is maintained at camp 
    • Delegate project work & camp chores 
    • Effectively coordinate logistics with project partners, co-leader, & SCC staff  

    Risk Management  

    • Analyze, manage, and inform on hazardous conditions and crew health 
    • Exhibit strong situational awareness at worksite and campsite   
    • Transport crew and equipment safely in SCC’s vans and large SUVs with trailers  

    Administrative Skills  

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

     

     

    Required Experience

    Minimum Qualifications:  

    • Outdoor leadership experience with youth and/or young adults 
    • Physically fit and able to work 40-50 hr work weeks  
    • High School diploma or GED certificate  
    • Must hold current/relevant medical certification (WFR, WEMT, or OEC) with CPR/AED  
    • Must be 21, or have had a driver’s license for 3 consecutive years with a clean driving record (insurable by SCC), and a current driver’s license 
    • For leading crews with a chainsaw component (LOC and W+): ability to test out at a B-level in chainsaw during crew leader training season. 

    Preferred Qualifications:  

    • Experience with SCC or other conservation corps 
    • Experience supervising a team or managing a classroom 
    • Experience working with trauma-impacted communities 

    Essential Functions:  

    • Frequently required to walk, hike, sit, talk and listen.  
    • Required to use hands to operate objects and tools, 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  
    • Enforce all SCC policies. SCC is a substance free work environment. All must refrain from the use of tobacco products, vaping, alcohol, and drugs while in the program.  
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions  

    Conservation Legacy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

     

    To Apply:  

    For SCC Los Valles, equity is a core value. To put power behind this statement, we prioritize and encourage opportunities for Black, Indigenous, Queer, and Trans, Women of Color (QTBIPOC). Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply through our website. For inquiries, contact Thérèse d’Auria Ryley, SCC Los Valles Program Director, and tryley@conservationlegacy.org

  • Los Valles Crew Leader Development Program

    Los Valles Office - Salida
    $500.00 / week

    Title: Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP) 

    Reports to: Program Director  

    Location: Salida, CO or Alamosa, CO

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Exempt   

    Start/end date: March 28th, 2022 – Early November 2022

    Living Stipend: $500 / week 

    Benefits: 2 weeks of paid time off: 1 week between Spring Leader Training season and Summer Member season, 1 week between summer member season and fall member season. $4,546 AmeriCorps Education Award (Value may change depending on term of service), Food provided while in the field, uniforms, USFS recognized Chainsaw & Crosscut certification, Trauma-Informed-Care Training, Wilderness First Responder & CPR/AED certification, Trauma-Informed Care Training, Restorative Justice Training, QPR suicide prevention training. 

    Multiple positions opened until filled. 

     

    Southwest Conservation Corps: 
    The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization, whose mission is to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment. The SCC Los Valles office is located on the ancestral lands of the Ute people, in Salida Colorado, and serves the Arkansas River Valley and the San Luis Valley: the two valleys, or los valles. The SCC Los Valles Adult Program engages motivated young adults, ages 18 - 30, to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects. Projects may include, trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, invasive species mitigation, hazardous fuels reduction, habitat restoration, 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. 

     

    Position Summary:  

    Crews consists of 6 members and 2 leaders. Crews work in front and backcountry locations in all weather conditions. Standard schedule consists of 8 days on-hitch and 6 days off with some exception. On-hitch, crews’ camps together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all chores. SCC does not provide accommodations off-hitch and AmeriCorps (AC) Crew Leader Develop Program (CLDP) members will be responsible for their own accommodations during that time. 

    The AmeriCorps CLDP is a two-phase program. Basic program structure will include:   

    • 1st phase: 8 weeks of training with experienced SCC crew leaders and staff. Trainings will include: Introduction to: SCC mission, policies, and procedures, restorative justice, trauma informed care, risk management, managing crew dynamics, front and backcountry living, Leave No Trace, USFS recognized Chainsaw and Crosscut training, technical trail skills, project management, partner relations, logistics, and Wilderness Medicine (WFR). Schedule during Crew Leader Training may vary.  
    • 2nd phase: Co-leading adult conservation crews. While co-leading, CLDP members will be responsible for project management, as well as the care and wellbeing of an 8-person crew, completing conservation projects on public lands, such as trail restoration, native planting, disaster deployment, habitat rehabilitation or fencing, invasive species removal, chainsaw, or various public recreational facility improvements. Leaders in Development are responsible for the physical and emotional well-being of the crew. We will be running the following crews during the 2022 season, please be ready to speak to how you would support 3 of them in your interview.
      • Leaders of Color – An affinity crew for QTBIPOC individuals with a focus on technical skills and certifications.
      • Women’s+ Saw Crew – An affinity crew for Trans/Cis Women and non-binary individuals with a focus on chainsaw skills development.
      • 14ers Crew – Working in two locations (high and sup alpine), these crews will be working to build a new trail up Mt. Shavano, working closely with Colorado Fourteeners Initiative.
      • Alamosa Local Crew – A crew for systems-involved young adults in the San Luis Valley with a focus on career pathways with a variety of green jobs. This crew serves a predominately Hispanic, Chicanx community. 
      • Queer Crew – An affinity crew for 2SLGBTIA+ individuals with a focus on a wide variety of trail work.
      • Short-term Conservation crews – Short-term crew aimed at individuals in school, or who are apprehensive about joining a longer-term crew, to introduce individuals to land management techniques and trail work.

     

    Required Skills

    • AmeriCorps members must be able to pass a criminal background check.  
    • Past conservation experience preferred but not required.  

     

    • Healthy Boundaries and Integrity: Members must be willing to follow and enforce all SCC policies, maintain professional boundaries, communicate effectively with partners, members, peers, and SCC staff, and appropriately represent SCC and AmeriCorps.  
    • Leadership: Experience, or a strong desire to lead and mentor a diverse group of young adults (ages 18-30). Ability to manage and participate in day-to-day details of crew life. Ability to listen, willingness to receive feedback, and desire to grow.   
    • Adaptability: Projects entail uncertainty and include variable living conditions and last-minute changes. Members must be patient and maintain a positive perspective.   
    • Community Building: Strong desire to help others grow as individuals while building cohesiveness in a group. Members must be willing to work hard, respect others' viewpoints, be committed to equity, be inclusive of differing backgrounds, and embrace diversity.
    • Environmental Stewardship: Members must engage leave no trace principles pertaining to public land stewardship and management. 
    • Fitness:SCC projects are physically demanding! 10 hour-long workdays consist of hiking, backpacking, heavy lifting, and repetitive motions using tools. Projects often take place at elevation – above 8,500’ – and in variable weather conditions. Members must confront conditions while leading their crew to do the same.   
    • Corps Member Development: Experience or strong desire to learn and participate as an outdoor educator and mentor.      

     

    Required Experience

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Driving: Must be 21, or have had a driver’s license for 3 consecutive years with a clean driving record (insurable by SCC), and a current driver’s license. 
    • Education: At a minimum, CLDP members must be high school graduates, GED recipients, working toward attaining a high school diploma or GED during their term of service. CLDP members obtain either a diploma or GED before using an education award.   
    • Citizenship: Members must provide primary documentation of status as a U.S. citizen or National, OR primary documentation of status as a lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.

    Essential Functions:  

    • Frequently required to walk, hike, sit, talk, and listen.  
    • Required to use hands to operate objects and tools, 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  
    • Enforce all SCC policies. SCC is a substance-free work environment. All must refrain from the use of tobacco products, vaping, alcohol, and drugs while in the program.  
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions  

     

    For SCC Los Valles equity is a core value. To put power behind this statement, we prioritize and encourage opportunities for Black, Indigenous, Queer, Trans, and Women of Color (QTBIPOC). Interested candidates are encouraged to contact ben@conservationlegacy.org for inquiries and submit an application on our website at sccorps.org for the LOS VALLES region.

     

    Interested to learn about the CLDP experience? Contact ben@conservationlegacy.org

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

    Varies
    $560.00 / week

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

    Start/End Date:  February 28th, 2022 – August 26th, 2022

    Stipend:  $560.00/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.

     

    This position is located in Mosca, CO.

  • Weatherization Technicians - Housing Resources of Western Colorado

    Varies
    $600.00 / week

    Title: Housing Resources of Western Colorado – Weatherization Technician

    Start/End Date:  January (flexible based on applicant availability)

    Stipend:  $600/week (+Education Award) 

    Term:  45 weeks 

    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

    Varies

    Ecological Monitoring  

    (Vegetation & Soil Survey)  

    with  

    Southwest Conservation Corps  

    in partnership with 

    The Bureau of Land Management 

     

    Position Title:  Crew Leader 

    Position Type:  Full time, temporary 

    Number of Positions:  11 

    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 18th, 2022 – November 4th, 2022  

    † May 9th, 2022 – November 25th, 2022 

    ‡ May 9th, 2022 – May 5th, 2023 

    Salary: $685-805/week depending on experience  

    Benefits:  Paid attendance to training, including Wilderness First Aid; uniform shirt; $13/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 

    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. 

    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 Lead’s Responsibilities 

    The Crew Lead takes ownership of, supports, and manages the field crew’s risk management, schedule, scientific integrity, efficiency, and professional development.  Aims to reach sampling volume target by end of field season.  Consistently exercises discretion and judgment. Coordinates and delegates field logistics, hitch plans, food budget scheduling, crew tasks, debriefs, and management of the crew’s equipment.  Provides/asks for feedback to/from crew members regarding performance. 

    The Crew Lead is the primary contact between the crew and the SCC supervisor/BLM staff.  Completes necessary administrative paperwork.  Holds and documents spending of a company credit card.  Before, during, and after field data collection, the lead is responsible for the organization and quality control of all AIM data collected in Collector for ArcGIS.  

    At the end of the season, the Crew Lead may analyze, interpret, or make deductions for varying data, and will be required report data to various BLM offices and stakeholders.  Especially in the longer terms, written reports will be completed and involve the presentation of scientific data and pre/post treatment analysis.  

    The Crew Lead should be passionate about sound science principles, be an advocate for the AIM program in the Field Office, and have a willingness to learn about how AIM data could be used in range, forestry, fire and wildlife programs within the BLM.  The crew lead should be passionate about facilitating the crew members’ experience similarly. 

    Minimal Qualifications: 

    • College graduate (Bachelor’s, at minimum) with coursework in ecology, botany, range science, soil science, wildlife biology, natural resource management, conservation biology, environmental studies, or a related field 
    • Aged at least 21 years upon hire 
    • 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 (digital, preferred) data collection and Microsoft Suite software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), or similar 
    • Basic statistics knowledge 
    • Excellent communication (including in-person, email, and phone), organizational, and planning skills 
    • Experience working as part of a team and able to work well with others 
    • Self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period, with excellent discernment of when to ask for help.  The applicant must be able to maneuver and operate in both the office and field. 
    • Willing to empower crew members to improve in performing their duties and all associated skills 
    • Physically capable of standing and walking (at a minimum 6 miles/day on rough, uneven terrain), bending, crouching and stooping for long periods of time, and lifting/carrying items that weigh up to 40 pounds, in upwards of 100 degree (F) heat while maintaining attention to detail and overall good humor. 
    • Experience and willingness 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 
    • Experience navigating and hiking steep, challenging, off-trail terrain using a handheld GPS or maps and compass for route-finding. 
    • 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, wildfire smoke, 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 (reimbursed if personally obtained or re-certified after May 2021), and Defensive Driver Training certificates 
    • At least 1 cumulative year of experience identifying plants to species in the field, from photos, taxonomic keys, and/or pressed specimens 
    • Able to rapidly learn and organize the names of dozens of plants per week, especially in the beginning of the season 
    • Possessing or with capacity to cultivate: self-awareness, honesty, generally calm or cheerful disposition, desire for a positive crew culture, and excitement at the chance to have a close experience with the land. 

    Preferred Qualifications:  

    • At least 6 months’ experience in vegetation monitoring and leading a crew of 2 or more people 
    • Previous standardized ecological monitoring or Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health experience 
    • Previous leadership, facilitation, or conflict management experience 
    • Familiarity with the region’s flora and associated taxonomic keys, or nearby 
    • Experience texturing soil by hand, characterizing soil pits, and identifying soil series or ecological sites based on observational and quantitative data 
    • Experience safely operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, often in remote areas on unimproved roads 
    • Experience with handheld GPS units 
    • Experience with mobile data collection using Collector for ArcGIS and Survey123 apps 
    • Experience with ArcMap, ArcCatalog and ArcGIS Online interface 
    • Proficient knowledge of statistical principles and programs, especially R 
    • Knowledge of creating maps, performing basic analysis, and organizing data 
    • Field safety and risk management training or experience 
    • Experience working or recreating in desert or rangeland ecosystems 

    Public Land Corps: 

    The Public Land Corps (PLC) program provides the opportunity for young people between the ages of 16 and 30 (civilian) or 35 (veteran) years to work on conservation projects on public lands. Participants must successfully complete 640 hours that include at least 120 hours on federal lands through the PLC. PLC members are not federal government employees, but those who successfully complete the PLC requirements are then eligible to use, for two years, a noncompetitive hiring status for consideration when applying to competitive service positions. https://www.blm.gov/careers/students-and-grads/public-lands-corps 

     

    To apply, go to position announcement at https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3000and click "New Application" at bottom. 

    Or, go to: https://sccorps.org/small-teams, and follow the link to the above.  Application involves cover letter, resume or 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 performing the AIM methodology or similar.  If you are interested in multiple locations, please clearly rank or describe location (dis)interest on 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 early January.  Feel free to reach out to Ecological Monitoring Program Coordinator Talavi Cook (she/her/hers) at tcook@conservationlegacy.org with questions

  • Lotic Ecological Monitoring Crew Leader

    Varies

    Position Title:  Crew Leader 

    Position Type:  Full-time, temporary 

    Number of Positions:  1 

    Location:  Taos BLM Field Office, New Mexico 

    Program Dates:   April 4, 2022 to November 15, 2022 (34 weeks).   

    Salary:  $685-$805/week depending on experience 

    Benefits:  Paid attendance to training, including Wilderness First Aid and Swiftwater Rescue; uniform shirt; $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  

    Hiring Benefit:   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.   

    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: 

    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the National Aquatic Monitoring Center (NAMC) have developed the National Aquatic Monitoring Framework to fulfill the Aquatic Assessment, Inventory, Monitoring (AIM) initiative.  The National Aquatic Monitoring Framework (NAMF) uses the most common indicators within the land health standards (and to functioning stream systems).  The NAMF promotes integrated data collection throughout BLM lands by providing guidance for selection of sample reaches within streams, electronic data capture and storage, tools for consistent data analysis and interpretation to inform management questions.  The NAMF is a standardized approach for how the BLM can meet multiple monitoring requirements in a consistent, quantitative and credible manner. 

    One Crew Lead and one Crew Member will work together to sample wadeable streams and rivers on BLM land using the National Aquatic Monitoring Framework and Aquatic AIM methodology.  They will collect water quality data, stream habitat data, and benthic macroinvertebrate samples, entering all appropriate data into Survey123, a tablet-based data-recording program, while on site.  All data will be georeferenced using a GPS unit and stored in an ArcGIS geodatabase.  Work will be completed in remote areas on BLM lands.  Unconventional work hours, including 10 (sometimes 10+) hour days, are expected.  Using a BLM- provided vehicle, crews will drive to several different areas of a vast sample area throughout a four- to eight-day work week (colloquially, “hitch”), camp overnight, hike several miles per day, and return to the office for equipment and data management.  The crew may also have the opportunity to assist with other public land management projects involving fisheries, range, wildlife, and others. 

    Crew Lead’s Responsibilities 

    Supports and manages the crew’s safety, wellbeing, and development.  Consistently exercises discretion and good judgment. Coordinates field logistics, scheduling, crew tasks, and management of the crew’s equipment.  Provides/asks for feedback to/from crew member regarding performance.  Facilitates a quality experience for the Crew Member via SCC’s program structure, and that the Crew Member is learning skills and competencies according to their development plan. 

    Is the primary contact between the crew, the SCC supervisor, and BLM staff.  Maintains a positive working relationship with BLM project and data lead(s).  Completes necessary administrative paperwork. Before, during, and after field data collection, the Crew Lead is primarily responsible for the organization and quality control of all AIM data collected in ESRI Arcgis suite including Arcgis Online, Filedmaps, and Survey 123.  

    Completes summary reports of the data, coordinating with and presenting to the BLM Project Lead. 

    The Crew Lead should be passionate about sound science principles, respectful of the equipment and methodology, an advocate for the AIM program in the Field or District Office, and willing to learn about how AIM data could be used in range, forestry, fire, and wildlife programs within the BLM.   

    Minimal Qualifications: 

    • College graduate (Bachelor’s, at minimum) with coursework in hydrology, fisheries, water resources science, ecology, biology, natural resource management, or a related field 
    • Aged at least 21 years upon hire 
    • Ability 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 working as part of a team and able to lead and work well with others 
    • Excellent communication (including in-person, email, and phone), organizational, and planning skills 
    • Experience with Microsoft Suite Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or other similar software 
    • Experience collecting data electronically 
    • Basic statistics knowledge and willingness to learn more 
    • Interest in large scale, spatially-balanced monitoring designs, and how extensive sampling can assist in understanding dynamic aquatic systems 
    • Self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period, with excellent discernment of when to ask for help.  The applicant must be able to maneuver and operate in both the office and field. 
    • Willing to empower crew members to improve in performing their duties and all associated skills 
    • Capable of standing and walking (at a minimum 6 miles/day on rough, uneven terrain), 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 
    • Experience and willingness 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 
    • Experience navigating and hiking steep, challenging, off-trail terrain using a handheld GPS or maps and compass for route-finding. 
    • 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 
    • Possessing or able 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:  

    • Prior experience and/or education in aquatic or terrestrial monitoring/inventory, hydrology, or water resource science 
    • Previous leadership, facilitation, or conflict management experience 
    • Familiarity with the dynamic nature of streams and river systems dependent on monsoonal precipitation 
    • Experience determining bank-full in dynamic stream systems 
    • Experience safely operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, often in remote areas on unimproved roads.  Willing to constantly teach and demonstrate best driving practices.
    • Experience with handheld GPS units 
    • Experience with ArcMap, ArcCatalog and ArcGIS Online interface.
    • Knowledge of creating maps, performing basic analysis, and organizing data 
    • Proficient knowledge of statistical principles and programs, especially R 
    • Field safety and risk management training 
    • Experience working or recreating in desert or rangeland ecosystems 
    • Experience operating inflatable whitewater craft such as inflatable kayaks, paddle rafts, and oar rafts in class II and III whitewater 

    Public Land Corps: 

    The Public Land Corps (PLC) program provides the opportunity for young people between the ages of 16 and 30 (civilian) or 35 (veteran) years to work on conservation projects on public lands. Participants must successfully complete 640 hours that include at least 120 hours on federal lands through the PLC. PLC members are not federal government employees, but those who successfully complete the PLC requirements are then eligible to use, for two years, a noncompetitive hiring status for consideration when applying to competitive service positions. https://www.blm.gov/careers/students-and-grads/public-lands-corps 

     

    To apply, go to position announcement at https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3007 and click "New Application" at bottom. 

    Or, go to: https://sccorps.org/small-teams, and follow the link to the above.  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

  • Field and Logistics Supervisor

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $735.00 / week

    Title: Field and Logistics Supervisor

    Reports to: Logistics Manager

    Starting Salary: $735 - $785/week

    Location: SCC Four Corners Durango, CO Office

    Term: March 1st, 2022-November 18th, 2022

    Status: Full-time, Seasonal, exempt

    Benefit Eligible: Partial, see 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 Field Supervisor’s primary roles are to provide field and logistical support to our field staff and seasonal conservation crews, saw crews and Veterans crews by offering technical assistance, morale support, and ensuring program integrity through policy enforcement and positive mentoring. The Field Supervisor will assist with, program logistics, and planning and facilitating staff trainings. Field Supervisors will support both adult, Veteran, and youth crews. Field time during training season is 100%. Field/office time will vary depending on seasonal and programmatic needs but will usually be close to 50% or more of this positions’ time. This is a great opportunity to continue field exposure, while also developing in administrative skills, programmatic operations, and logistics.

    Essential Responsibilities and Functions:

    Training:

    Help to develop and implement crew leader trainings including technical work, protocols, and leadership and facilitation skills. Be a role model and mentor throughout training and field season. Mentor Crew Leaders and Crew Leaders in Development. Field Supervisor may spend the majority of the 8-week training season embedded in the field with the crews to help set the tone and expectations for the season.

    Field Support:

    Conduct regular visits to crews, project partners and work sites. Communicate and debrief with crew leaders and corps members during field visits. Manage on-the-ground project quality and quantity by providing technical assistance as needed. Oversee project management in front country and remote working locations. Enforce all SCC and agency policies and procedures.

    Provide encouragement, guidelines, and supervision to crew leaders throughout their tenure. May fill in for vacant crew leader positions as necessary.

    Programming:

    Assist with planning, scheduling, and implementing crew projects. Assist with development and coordination of risk management policies. Facilitate corps member development in the field.

    Tools, Equipment, Gear:

    Plan and help logistics staff with food planning and project logistics. Assist Logistics Coordinator in maintaining a clean and efficient base of operations. Work within an established program budget regarding necessary purchases. Help to maintain vehicles and trailers. Develop and implement strategies to improve vehicles safety and care.

    Risk Management and Emergencies:

    The FC Field Supervisor will be one of the first staff responders for crew emergencies and support and, therefore, must be readily available for trips into the field and comfortable with an ever-shifting work schedule. May help prepare any forms and instruments for emergency planning and use. Will audit programs for risk management gaps and provide relevant feedback to staff.

    General Administration and Partnerships:

    Help maintain accurate reporting of all necessary information and complete program reports, project, program, and crew leader evaluations throughout the season. Assist with develop and maintenance of partnerships with community and project partners.

    Other Duties

    • 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 harassment or grievances within the organization as identified in the Personnel Policy Manual.

    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.

    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    1 year of experience in youth development or corps field.
    • 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.
    • Valid Driver’s License and Insurable Driving Record
    • Must be able to pass the organization’s criminal history check requirements.
    • Experience leading Conservation Legacy programs, members or administrative systems.
    • Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting.
    • Leadership experience with a conservation youth corps
    • Experience and desire in working with youth, young adults and veterans
    • Strong skill level in at least one or more of the following areas: rock and timber construction, new trail construction, trail maintenance, chainsaw operation and maintenance, crosscut use and maintenance, hand tool maintenance, fencing and ecological restoration projects
    • Experience with backpacking, wilderness living and travel, LNT and outdoor leadership

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with SCC or other conservation corps or youth corps
    • Experience teaching, facilitation, and team-building experience with diverse groups of people
    • Strong conflict resolution skills
    • Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference
    • Current B Level certification on Chainsaw and/or crosscut based on current USFS standards – OR ready to evaluate as one.

     

    To Apply: Send Cover letter and resume to Richard Brown at richard@conservationlegacy.org Subject line in this email must include “Applicant”.

    Cover Letter must include a response to the following question: 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. 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.

     

     

  • 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

  • Santa Fe National Forest Strike Team - Crew Leader

    Varies
    $685.00 / week

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

    Reports to: Program Manager 

    Location: Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Non-exempt

    Start/end date: March 28, 2022 – October 21, 2022

    Wages:  $685-$735/week Depending on Experience and Qualifications

    Benefits: Health Benefit Eligible, Uniforms, Food provided while in the field, U.S. Forest Service recognized Crosscut & Chainsaw training (Certificate awarded upon completion of program), Technical Trails training, Restorative Justice Approach Training, QPR Suicide Prevention Training, and other development opportunities.

    Position open until filled

     

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

     

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

      

    Position Summary: 

    The Santa Fe Covid Response Team is a smaller crew, consisting of 1 Leader and 2 Members, the idea behind it being they will be a more mobile crew that can move around the forest easier to respond to unique projects.

     

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

     

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

     

    The Santa Fe National Forest, Covid Response Crew will work with the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District or the Jemez Ranger District for their season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Districts received an amount of visitation far beyond the seasonal crew capacity to maintain recreation facilities’ cleanliness, address vandalism repairs, and address resource impacts to dispersed recreation areas. Project work will include, but not limited to: Install signage in highly impacted areas, Replace doors and other structures that were vandalized during closures, Repair damaged picnic tables, Assist with the district’s cleaning schedule to ensure an acceptable state of recreational facilities, Remove trash, and address the immediate 3-5 miles of highly impacted trails.

     

     

     

    Responsibilities: 

    Leadership & Mentorship 

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

    Project Management & Implementation 

    • Train, motivate and supervise a crew of young adults to efficiently complete conservation projects, while working long hours and managing high quality of work and crew morale
    • Think critically to resolve issues and solve problems
    • Communicate effectively & coordinate logistics with project partners, CLDP, & SCC staff

    Safety & Risk Management

    • Implement and enforce SCC’s COVID-19 Pandemic Policies and Procedures (provided to applicants during interview process), including mask use, handwashing, and social distancing
    • Monitor, manage, and promote the crew’s physical and emotional safety
    • Exhibit strong situational awareness & promote a culture of safety
    • Transport crew and equipment safely in SCC’s vans or large SUVs with trailers

    Administration 

    • Complete professional documentation of time sheets, daily and weekly field reports, corps member and peer evaluations, restorative justice forms, incident response forms, and project related deliverables
    • Manage food budget and credit card for purchases

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Willingness to commit fully to the program and its mission
    • Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting
    • Identify as LGBTQIA2S+ 
    • Must hold current advanced medical certification (WFR, WEMT) with CPR/AED, or receive cert. prior to start date
    • Ability to effectively manage all aspects of crew life and production within a 40-50-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
    • Must be adaptive, patient, and able to maintain a positive perspective throughout
    • Able to work long days in adverse conditions
    • Must be able to speak, understand and write English
    • High School diploma or GED certificate
    • Must be 21 years old
    • 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

    Preferred Qualifications or a Strong Desire to Grow in the Following:

    • Experience with SCC or other conservation corps or youth corps
    • Experience with experiential and/or environmental education
    • Experience with backpacking, wilderness living and travel
    • Facilitation and team-building experience with diverse groups of people
    • Time-management skills and ability to work independently as well as with others
    • Strong conflict resolution skills
    • Leadership experience with youth or young adults
    • Technical trails, Crosscut or Chainsaw experience
    • Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference and promote leadership in others 

     

     

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

    To apply:  

    Upload resume, cover letter and complete the Crew Leader application: www.sccorps.org/join/crew-leaders/ 

     

    Any questions can be addressed to:

    Lane Tomassini, Four Corners Adult Program Coordinator, ltomassini@conservationlegacy.org

    Kristen Hencke, , Four Corners Adult Program Coordinator, khencke@conservationlegacy.org

  • Dolores River Restoration Partnership Strike Team Leader

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $725.00 / week

    Title: Dolores River Restoration Partnership Strike Team Crew Leader

    Dates of Employment: March 28, 2022 – November 18, 2022

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Exempt

    Location: Based out of Durango, CO.

    Salary: $725-$805 / week DOE

    Benefits: 

    Health Benefit Eligible

    Uniforms, Personal Protective Equipment and Food while in field

    U.S. Forest Service recognized Chainsaw training (Certificate awarded upon completion of program)

    Colorado pesticide applicator examination and licensure

    Deadline: open until filled 

    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:

    This Strike Team will work with the Montrose County invasive weed management program and as part of the Dolores River Restoration Partnership (DRRP). The DRRP is a public-private collaborative of conservation corps, non-profits, BLM managers, private landowners, and other community members surrounding the Dolores River watershed. The DRRP is in year 12 of an ambitious effort to treat invasive plant species along 175 miles of the Dolores River corridor. The primary responsibilities of this crew are to treat noxious weeds, maintain and participate in revegetation activities such as seeding and planting, collect vegetation monitoring and survey data, and perform general restoration activities as needed. This crew is designed to be flexible to meet the evolving needs of Montrose county and the DRRP. Flexibility and adaptability are essential for this Strike Team leader position.

     

    This crew leader will be responsible for leading a 2 to 3-person crew (1 leader, 1-2 members). While working (i.e. on-hitch), the crew will camp together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all projects and chores. Hitch schedules may vary between 4 days on, 3 days off or 5 days on, 2 days off. There may be instances where this crew will work longer hitches, either 8 days on, 6 days off or 10 days on, 4 days off. SCC does not provide accommodations off-hitch and Crew Leaders will be responsible for their own accommodations during that time.

     

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

     

    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
    • 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 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, crew member, & 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 
    • Consistently exercise discretion and judgment
    • Analyze and interpret monitoring data as needed by each watershed group
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Experience crew leading with SCC or other conservation corps or youth corps
    • Teaching, facilitation, and team-building experience with diverse groups of people 
    • Strong conflict resolution skills 
    • Botanical identification training/experience
    • Chainsaw experience
    • Experience with application and handling of pesticides/herbicides. Current pesticide licensure in the state of Colorado is a plus
    • ArcGIS certification or experience, including use of ArcMap, ArcGIS Online, and Arc Collector
    • Experience with backpacking, wilderness living and travel
    • Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference and promote leadership in others 

    Minimum Qualifications: 

    • Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting
    • Leadership experience
    • Experience with LNT (Leave No Trace) principles
    • Strong time-management skills and ability to work independently as well as with others 
    • Ability to manage all aspects of crew life and production effectively and efficiently 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 
    • Willingness to commit fully to the program and its mission
    • Physically capable of standing and hiking (6-10 miles/day on rough, uneven terrain), bending, crouching and stooping for long periods of time, and lifting/carrying items that weigh up to 50 pounds, in upwards of 100+ degree (F) heat
    • Experience safely operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, often in remote areas on unimproved roads. Willingness to constantly teach and demonstrate best driving practices.
    • Relevant Bachelor’s degree in a relevant degree (botany, range science, wildlife or conservation biology, natural resource management, ecology, watershed science, environmental science, or other related field)
    • Current 80 hour + medical certification (WFR, WEMT, or OEC) with CPR/AED or willingness to obtain certification before the start of the season
    • Must be 21, have a clean driving record (insurable by SCC), a current driver’s license, and have had a valid driver’s license for at least 3 years
    • Ability to pass Conservation Legacy’s criminal history checks

     To apply:

    Complete the DRRP Strike Team Crew Leader application: https://sccorps.org/small-teams

     

    Any questions can be addressed to Nate Peters, Watershed Programs Manager: npeters@conservationlegacy.org

  • Multi-Watershed Monitoring Crew Leader

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $725.00 / week

    Title: Multi-Watershed Monitoring Crew Leader

    Dates of Employment: March 21, 2022 – October 28, 2022

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Non-Exempt

    Location: Based out of Durango, CO. Working in SW Colorado, Arizona, and Utah

    Salary: $725-$805 / week DOE

    Benefits: 

    Health Benefit Eligible

    Uniforms, Personal Protective Equipment and Food while in field

    Training in multiple rapid vegetation monitoring protocols

    Deadline: open until filled 

     

    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:

    This Multi-Watershed Monitoring Crew will work with watershed groups across the Southwest to perform vegetation surveying along streamside habitat in 4 watersheds in Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. Watershed groups include the Dolores River Restoration Partnership, Escalante River Watershed Partnership, Friends of the Verde River, and Gila Watershed Partnership of Arizona. Vegetation monitoring is crucial to informing river restoration efforts across these watersheds that have been severely impacted by invasive species and other stressors.

     

    The primary responsibility of this crew is to collect vegetation monitoring and species inventory data according to each watershed’s rapid monitoring protocol. This crew consists of two individuals (1 crew leader and 1 crew member) that will tie in and work closely with field staff from each watershed group in order to collect data. This crew is designed to be flexible to meet the evolving needs of each partnership. Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work and manage a crew remotely are essential for this Crew Leader position. While working (i.e. on-hitch), the crew will camp together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all projects and chores. Hitch schedules may vary between 4 on, 3 off or 5 on, 2 off to 8 on, 6 off or 10 on, 4 off, and in some rare cases may be as long as 15 days on, 6 off. SCC does not provide accommodations off-hitch and Crew Leaders will be responsible for their own accommodations during that time.

     

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

     

    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
    • 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 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, crew member, & 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
    • Consistently exercise discretion and judgment
    • Analyze and interpret monitoring data as needed by each watershed group
    • 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 crew leading with SCC or other conservation corps or youth corps
    • Teaching, facilitation, and team-building experience with diverse groups of people 
    • Strong conflict resolution skills 
    • ArcGIS certification or experience, including use of ArcMap, ArcGIS Online, Arc Collector, and Survey123
    • Experience performing vegetation surveys or monitoring  
    • Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference and promote leadership in others 

    Minimum Qualifications: 

    • Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting
    • Leadership experience
    • Strong time-management skills and ability to work independently as well as with others 
    • Ability to manage all aspects of crew life and production effectively and efficiently within a 40-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 
    • Willingness to commit fully to the program and its mission
    • Physically capable of standing and hiking (6-10 miles/day on rough, uneven terrain), bending, crouching and stooping for long periods of time, and lifting/carrying items that weigh up to 50 pounds, in upwards of 100+ degree (F) heat
    • Experience with backpacking, wilderness living and travel, and LNT principles
    • Experience safely operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, often in remote areas on unimproved roads. Willingness to constantly teach and demonstrate best driving practices.
    • Botanical identification training/experience
    • Relevant Bachelor’s degree in a relevant degree (botany, range science, wildlife or conservation biology, natural resource management, ecology, watershed science, environmental science, or other related field)
    • Current 80 hour + medical certification (WFR, WEMT, or OEC) with CPR/AED or willingness to obtain certification before the start of the season
    • Must be 21, have a clean driving record (insurable by SCC), a current driver’s license, and have had a valid driver’s license for at least 3 years
    • Ability to pass Conservation Legacy’s criminal history checks

     

    To apply:

    Complete the Multi-Watershed Monitoring Crew Leader application: https://sccorps.org/small-teams

     

    Any questions can be addressed to Nate Peters, Watershed Programs Manager: npeters@conservationlegacy.org

  • Emergency Stabilization & Recovery / Fuels Reduction Project Monitoring Crew Leader

    Varies
    $725.00 / week

    Position Title:  Crew Leader 

    Position Type:  Full-time, temporary 

    Number of Positions:  1 

    Location:   

    Based out of Montrose, CO in the Uncompahgre BLM Field Office.  Fieldwork ranges throughout much of southwestern CO. 

    Program Dates:   

    Approx. April 14th, 2022 – April 14th, 2023 

     

    Salary:  $725-765/week depending on experience  

    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); 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 and supplemental methods designed to capture fuel loads and revegetation processes. 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 lead 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 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 practice successful 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 Lead’s Responsibilities 

    The Crew Lead takes ownership of, supports, and manages the field crew’s risk management, schedule, scientific integrity, efficiency, and professional development.  Aims to reach sampling volume target by end of field season.  Consistently exercises discretion and judgment. Coordinates and delegates field logistics, hitch plans, food budget scheduling, crew tasks, debriefs, and management of the crew’s equipment.  Provides/asks for feedback to/from crew members regarding performance. 

    The Crew Lead is the primary contact between the crew and the SCC supervisor/BLM staff.  Completes necessary administrative paperwork.  Holds and documents spending of a company credit card.  Before, during, and after field data collection, the lead is responsible for the organization and quality control of all AIM data collected in Collector for ArcGIS.  

    At the end of the season, the Crew Lead may analyze, interpret, or make deductions for varying data, and will be required report data to various BLM offices and stakeholders.  Especially in the longer terms, written reports will be completed and involve the presentation of scientific data and pre/post treatment analysis.  

    The Crew Lead should be versed on sound science principles, actively represent the ES&R/Fuels and AIM program in the Field Office, and have a willingness to learn about how the data could be used in range, forestry, fire and wildlife programs within the BLM.  The crew lead should be passionate about facilitating the crew members’ experience similarly. 

    Minimal Qualifications: 

    • College graduate (Bachelor’s, at minimum) with coursework in ecology, botany, range science, soil science, wildlife biology, natural resource management, conservation biology, environmental studies, or a related field 
    • Aged at least 21 years upon hire 
    • 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 (digital, preferred) data collection and Microsoft Suite software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), or similar 
    • Basic statistics knowledge 
    • Excellent communication (including in-person, email, and phone), organizational, and planning skills 
    • Experience working as part of a team and able to work well with others 
    • Self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period, with excellent discernment of when to ask for help.  The applicant must be able to maneuver and operate in both the office and field. 
    • Willing to empower crew members to improve in performing their duties and all associated skills 
    • Physically capable of standing and walking (at a minimum 6 miles/day on rough, uneven terrain), bending, crouching and stooping for long periods of time, and lifting/carrying items that weigh up to 40 pounds, in upwards of 100 degree (F) heat while maintaining attention to detail and overall good humor. 
    • Experience and willingness 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 
    • Experience navigating and hiking steep, challenging, off-trail terrain using a handheld GPS or maps and compass for route-finding. 
    • 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, wildfire smoke, 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 (reimbursed if personally obtained or re-certified after May 2021), and Defensive Driver Training certificates 
    • At least 1 cumulative year of experience identifying plants to species in the field, from photos, taxonomic keys, and/or pressed specimens 
    • Able to rapidly learn and organize the names of dozens of plants per week, especially in the beginning of the season 
    • Possessing and able 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:  

    • At least 6 months’ experience in vegetation monitoring and leading a crew of 2 or more people 
    • Previous standardized ecological monitoring or Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health experience 
    • Previous leadership, facilitation, or conflict management experience 
    • Familiarity with the region’s flora and associated taxonomic keys, or nearby 
    • Experience texturing soil by hand, characterizing soil pits, and identifying soil series or ecological sites based on observational and quantitative data 
    • Experience safely operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, often in remote areas on unimproved roads 
    • Experience with handheld GPS units 
    • Experience with mobile data collection using Collector for ArcGIS and Survey123 apps 
    • Experience with ArcMap, ArcCatalog and ArcGIS Online interface 
    • Proficient knowledge of statistical principles and programs, especially R 
    • Knowledge of creating maps, performing basic analysis, and organizing data 
    • Field safety and risk management training or experience 
    • Experience working or recreating in desert, rangeland, and recent burn-affected ecosystems 

    Public Land Corps: 

    The Public Land Corps (PLC) program provides the opportunity for young people between the ages of 16 and 30 (civilian) or 35 (veteran) years to work on conservation projects on public lands. Participants must successfully complete 640 hours that include at least 120 hours on federal lands through the PLC. PLC members are not federal government employees, but those who successfully complete the PLC requirements are then eligible to use, for two years, a noncompetitive hiring status for consideration when applying to competitive service positions. https://www.blm.gov/careers/students-and-grads/public-lands-corps 

     

    To apply, go to position announcement at https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3054 and click "New Application" at bottom. 

    Application involves cover letter, resume or 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 performing the AIM methodology or similar.  If you are interested in multiple locations, please clearly rank or describe location (dis)interest on 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 early January.  Feel free to reach out to Ecological Monitoring Program Coordinator Cassandra Owen (she/her/hers) at cowen@conservationlegacy.org with questions

  • Ecological Monitoring Returning Crew Member

    Varies
    $600.00 / week

    Position Title:  Returning Crew Member  

    Position Type:  Full-time, temporary, 24 weeks 

    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:   $600/week ($680/week in Taos and 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 

    Adopts major responsibility of all aspects of data collection, management, and quality control.  Adopts a major role in hitch preparation and planning, navigation to plots, teaching technical skills to other crew members, equipment maintenance, and time tracking/management.  Assists to transport the crew in the work vehicle.  Continuously learns and teaches the local flora and soils and builds botanical, soils, and landscape knowledge.  Takes an active role in communicating their own personal and professional development goals throughout the season, modeling for and enabling other crew members to do the same. 

    Consistently draws upon previous experience to exercise 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 Returning Crew Member should be well-versed in sound science principles and curious as to how the AIM data can be utilized. 

    Minimal Qualifications: 

    • Has served with satisfactory performance one full season as a crew member whose primary and nearly exclusive duty was data collection using the Assessment, Inventory, & Monitoring or Emergency Stabilization & Recovery methodology with a youth-serving organization or similar. 
    • 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 

     

    To apply, go to https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3055, and select the Apply link at the bottom. 

    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.  Contact Ecological Monitoring Program Manager Cassandra Owen (she/her/hers) at cowen@conservationlegacy.org with questions

  • Emergency Stabilization & Recovery / Fuels Reduction Monitoring Crew Member

    Varies
    $560.00 / week

    Position Title:  Crew Member  

    Position Type:  Full-time, temporary, 24 weeks 

    Number of Positions:  2

    Location: Based out of Montrose, CO in the Uncompahgre BLM Field Office.  Fieldwork ranges throughout much of southwestern CO. 

    Program Dates:  April 25th, 2022 – October 7th, 2022 (24 weeks) 

    Living Stipend:   $560/week 

    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 based on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Terrestrial Assessment, Inventory, & Monitoring (AIM) methodology and supplemental methods designed to capture fuel loads and revegetation processes. 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 member(s). 

     

    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.   

    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 versed on 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 
    • Interest in large scale, spatially-balanced monitoring designs  
    • 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 western slope Colorado or neighboring flora in general and Ackerfield’s Flora of Colorado or other relevant taxonomic keys 
    • Or, deeper experience with floras from elsewhere in the world 
    • And/or experience working in regions with high floristic diversity 
    • Experience or education using taxonomic soil keys or equivalent mechanism to identify ecological sites  
    • Familiarity with the Colorado 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 

     

    To apply, go to https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3058, read the full position description, and then begin your application. Application involves cover letter, resume/CVat least two academic or professional (non-peer) reference contacts, 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 Manager Cassandra Owen (she/her/hers) at cowen@conservationlegacy.org with questions

  • Wadeable Streams and Rivers Monitoring Crew Member

    Varies
    $640.00 / week

    Position Title:  Crew Member  

    Position Type:  Full-time, temporary 

    Number of Positions:  1 

    Location:  Taos BLM Field Office, New Mexico 

    Program Dates:   April 11, 2022 to September 23, 2022 (24 weeks) 

    Living Stipend:   $640-680/week depending on experience 

    Benefits:  Paid attendance to training; Wilderness First Aid (or reimbursement if course was paid for personally and taken after April 2021); uniform shirt; $15/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: 

    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the National Aquatic Monitoring Center (NAMC) have developed the National Aquatic Monitoring Framework to fulfill the Aquatic Assessment, Inventory, Monitoring (AIM) initiative.  The National Aquatic Monitoring Framework (NAMF) uses the most common indicators within the land health standards (and to functioning stream systems).  The NAMF promotes integrated data collection throughout BLM lands by providing guidance for selection of sample reaches within streams, electronic data capture and storage, tools for consistent data analysis and interpretation to inform management questions.  The NAMF is a standardized approach for how the BLM can meet multiple monitoring requirements in a consistent, quantitative and credible manner. 

    One Crew Lead and one Crew Member will work together to sample wadeable streams and rivers on BLM land using the National Aquatic Monitoring Framework and Aquatic AIM methodology.  They will collect water quality data, stream habitat data, and benthic macroinvertebrate samples, entering all appropriate data into Survey123, a tablet-based data-recording program, while on site.  All data will be georeferenced using a GPS unit and stored in an ArcGIS geodatabase.  Work will be completed in remote areas on BLM lands.  Unconventional work hours, including 10 (sometimes 10+) hour days, are expected.  Using a BLM- provided vehicle, crews will drive to several different areas of a vast sample area throughout a four- to eight-day work week (colloquially, “hitch”), camp overnight, hike several miles per day, and return to the office for equipment and data management.  The crew may also have the opportunity to assist with other public land management projects involving fisheries, range, wildlife, and others.  An unconventional schedule, a level of flexibility, and long hours are necessary for success in this program.  There is an extensive and intensive training period (paid) spanning the first two months of the term. 

    Housing is not provided, but we are glad to talk through your options with you in the interview and onward.   

    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 hydrology, fisheries, water resources science, ecology, biology, natural resource management, 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 
    • Interest in large scale, spatially-balanced monitoring designs, and how extensive sampling can assist in understanding dynamic aquatic systems  
    • 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 and comfortable with standing and walking in chest-deep, moving water 
    • Capable of and comfortable with rigging and taking measurements from inflatable watercraft in swift water environments 
    • 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:  

    • Prior experience and/or education in aquatic or terrestrial monitoring/inventory, hydrology, or water resource science 
    • Experience working as part of a small team and able to work well with others 
    • Excellent communication (including in-person, email, and phone), organizational, and planning skills 
    • 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).  
    • Familiarity with the dynamic nature of streams and river systems dependent on monsoonal precipitation  
    • Experience working or recreating in rangeland, desert, and/or aquatic systems 

    Public Land Corps: 

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

     

    To apply, go to: https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3059.  Application involves cover letter, resume/CVat least two academic or professional (non-peer) reference contacts, 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 Manager Cassandra Owen (she/her/hers) at cowen@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.

  • Dolores River Restoration Partnership Strike Team Crew Member

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $520.00 / week

    Title: Dolores River Restoration Strike Team Crew Member

    Location: Based out of Durango, CO

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time

    Start/end date: April 18, 2022 – August 12, 2022

    Wages: $520 / week

    Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award. U.S. Forest Service recognized Chainsaw training (Certificate awarded upon completion of program). Colorado pesticide applicator examination and licensure. Food provided while in the field, uniforms, and personal protective equipment.

    Deadline: Open until filled – 2 positions available

     

    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:

    This Strike Team will work with the Montrose County invasive weed management program and as part of the Dolores River Restoration Partnership (DRRP). The DRRP is a public-private collaborative of conservation corps, non-profits, BLM managers, private landowners, and other community members surrounding the Dolores River watershed. The DRRP is in year 11 of an ambitious effort to treat invasive plant species along 175 miles of the Dolores River corridor. The primary responsibilities of this crew are to treat noxious weeds, maintain and participate in revegetation activities such as seeding and planting, collect vegetation monitoring and survey data, and perform general restoration activities as needed. This crew is designed to be flexible to meet the evolving needs of Montrose county and the DRRP. Flexibility and adaptability are essential for this Strike Team leader position.

     

    This position is an AmeriCorps crew member on a 3-person crew (1 leader, 2 members). While working (i.e. on-hitch), the crew will camp together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all projects and chores. Hitch schedules may vary between 4 days on, 3 days off or 5 days on, 2 days off. There may be instances where this crew will work longer hitches, either 8 days on, 6 days off or 10 days on, 4 days off. SCC does not provide accommodations off-hitch and crew members will be responsible for their own accommodations during that time.

     

    Minimum Qualifications

    To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30, have a clean driving record (insurable by SCC), have had a driver’s license for at least 3 years, a current driver’s license, and be a US citizen that has received (or on track to receive) a high school diploma or GED. First Aid/CPR required. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. SCC requires all staff and AmeriCorps members to be fully vaccinated in order to be work for the program.

     

    Must be physically capable of standing and walking (at a minimum 6 miles/day on rough, uneven terrain), bending, crouching and stooping for long periods of time, and lifting/carrying items that weigh up to 40 pounds, in upwards of 100+ degree (F) heat.

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    The ideal candidates for this position have knowledge of native and invasive plants in the southwest, and some experience with herbicide use, treatment of invasive plants, and vegetation monitoring/field data collection. Experience working independently and with a team in the outdoors, including navigating to sites with a team, is also preferred.  A relevant Bachelors degree as well as GPS and GIS experience are a plus.

     

    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:

     

    Participant 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.
    • 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 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.
    • Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harrassment of others for any reason.
    • Appropriately represent SCC and AmeriCorps to the public and project partners at all time.

     

    Safety and Judgement

    • 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.

     

    Environmental Ethics & Outdoor Skills

    • Learn and practice Leave No Trace ethics and techniques.
    • Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living/travel and work skills as appropriate to the project. Remain adequately hydrated, fed, and properly dressed 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 SCC activities, and while on organization property.

     

    To apply:

    Upload resume, cover letter and complete the Crew Member application at https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3100

     

    Any questions can be addressed to:

    Nate Peters, Watershed Programs Manager: npeters@conservationlegacy.org

  • Multi-Watershed Monitoring Crew Member

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $560.00 / week

    Title: Multi-Watershed Monitoring Crew Member

    Location: Based out of Durango, CO. Working in SW Colorado, Arizona, and Utah

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time

    Start/end date: March 28, 2022 – October 28, 2022

    Wages: $560 / week

    Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award. Food provided while in the field, uniforms, personal protective equipment, training in multiple rapid vegetation protocols and other development opportunities.

    Deadline: Open until filled – 1 position available

     

    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:

    This Multi-Watershed Monitoring Crew will work with watershed groups across the Southwest to perform vegetation surveying along streamside habitat in 4 watersheds in Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. Watershed groups include the Dolores River Restoration Partnership, Escalante River Watershed Partnership, Friends of the Verde River, and Gila Watershed Partnership of Arizona. Vegetation monitoring is crucial to informing river restoration efforts across these watersheds that have been severely impacted by invasive species and other stressors.

     

    The primary responsibility of this crew is to collect vegetation monitoring and species inventory data according to each watershed’s rapid monitoring protocol. This crew consists of two individuals (1 crew leader and 1 crew member) that will tie in and work closely with field staff from each watershed group in order to collect data. This crew is designed to be flexible to meet the evolving needs of each partnership. Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work remotely are essential for this Crew Member position. While working (i.e. on-hitch), the crew will camp together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all projects and chores. Hitch schedules may vary between 4 on, 3 off or 5 on, 2 off to 8 on, 6 off or 10 on, 4 off, and in some rare cases may be as long as 15 days on, 6 off. SCC does not provide accommodations off-hitch and Crew Members will be responsible for their own accommodations during that time.

     

    Minimum Qualifications

    To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30, have a clean driving record (insurable by SCC), have had a driver’s license for at least 3 years, a current driver’s license, and be a US citizen that has received (or on track to receive) a high school diploma or GED. First Aid/CPR required. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. SCC requires all staff and AmeriCorps members to be fully vaccinated in order to be employed by the program.

     

    Must be physically capable of standing and walking (at a minimum 6 miles/day on rough, uneven terrain), bending, crouching and stooping for long periods of time, and lifting/carrying items that weigh up to 40 pounds, in upwards of 100+ degree (F) heat.

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    The ideal candidates for this position have knowledge of native and invasive plants in the southwest, and some experience with vegetation monitoring/inventory and field data collection. Experience working independently and with a team in the outdoors, including navigating to sites with a team, as well as backpacking experience is also preferred.  A relevant Bachelors degree as well as GPS and GIS experience are a plus.

     

    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:

     

    Participant 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.
    • 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 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.
    • Contribute to a safe learning environment, no harassment of others for any reason.
    • Appropriately represent SCC and AmeriCorps to the public and project partners at all times.

     

    Safety and Judgement

    • 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.

     

    Environmental Ethics & Outdoor Skills

    • Learn and practice Leave No Trace ethics and techniques.
    • Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living/travel and work skills as appropriate to the project. Remain adequately hydrated, fed, and properly dressed 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 SCC activities, and while on organization property.

     

     

    To apply:

    Upload resume, cover letter and complete the Crew Member application at https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3101

     

    Any questions can be addressed to:

    Nate Peters, Watershed Programs Manager: npeters@conservationlegacy.org

  • Summer Conservation Crew Member

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

    Position: Summer Conservation Crew Member 

    Start/ End dates: 5/30/2022 – 8/12/2022  

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

    Location: Salida, CO or Durango, 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. 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 frontcountry (access to your crew vehicle and trailer), or backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations, in all types of weather conditions. You will 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 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 5-days on and 2-days off, or a variation of schedules requiring all AmeriCorps crew members to show flexibility. SCC does not provide housing on your off days. 

     

    All crews will go through an unpaid, 5-day orientation. Food and space to camp is provided for this training.  

     

    Required Skills & Experience 

    Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of your service term and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting is required.  

    Qualifications: 

    • To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30 
    • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 lbs 
    • A US citizen that has received (or on track to receive) a high school diploma or GED 
    • All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.  

     

    Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements 

    Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to assist you with some modification unless it alters the fundamental nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of participants or staff, or places an undue financial or administrative burden on the organization. 

     

    Participant and Expedition Behavior 

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

     

    Risk Management and Judgement 

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

     

    Environmental Ethics & Outdoor Skills 

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

    Substance Free 

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

    Any questions can be sent to:  

    Ben Correll, Program Coordinator in Salida: ben@conservationlegacy.org

    Kristen Hencke, Program Coordinator in Durangokhencke@conservationlegacy.org 

    Lane Tomassini, Program Coordinator in Durangoltomassini@conservationlegacy.org 

     

    To apply, visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3118 and select "APPLY" at the bottom.

  • Four Corners Women's + Conservation Crew Member

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $400.00 / week

    Position: SCC Four Corners – Women’s+ Conservation Crew Member 

    Dates: May 30th – Mid-November 2022 

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Camping Program  

    Location: Durango, CO 

    Stipend: $400/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: $3,247.50 

     

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

    For the health and safety of our crews, staff and communities, projects may be postponed or adjusted due to COVID-19. The information provided in this Position Description is an outline of how our program has typically been operating, however it 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.   

     

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

     

    About the Position 

    Our affinity crews create an inclusive space for groups that have been under-represented to gain hands-on experience, technical skills training, and professional development. These crews foster a safer, more comfortable learning environment where participants are able to maximize their opportunities to grow and develop. The term “Women’s+” aims to be inclusive of trans, non-binary, genderfluid individuals, and cis-women. We acknowledge the value of peer groups, with common experiences and challenges, being given space to come together to work, create, and contribute in their own unique ways, and we are excited for the opportunity to amplify the work of those who have not always been welcomed in this field 

     

    As an AmeriCorps program participant with this Long-Term Conservation Crew, you will find yourself traversing remote mountain landscapes, exploring the wilderness, and learning how to function as a cohesive group. The expedition style allows crews to obtain proficiency in crew dynamics, project logistics, and technical knowledge. 

     

    Each crew consists of 6 members and 2 leaders. Crews work and camp for 8-10 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, in all types of weather conditions. You will work effectively as a member of the crew; perform strenuous physical work related to environmental conservation and restoration projects; work outdoors in all types of weather and successfully adapt to various climates; actively participate in environmental education activities; practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned; use, maintain and repair hand and power tools as necessary. 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 are typically 8-days on and 6 days off. There is a possibility you could work 5 days on and 2 days off, or up to 15 days on at a time (with adequate days off in the field), or a variation of schedules requiring all AmeriCorps crew members to show flexibility. SCC does not provide housing on your off days. All crews will go through a 5-day (unpaid) volunteer orientation (May 30th – June 3rd, 2022). 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 a cis woman, trans woman, or non-binary 
    • Must be between the ages of 18 and 30 
    • A US citizen that has received (or is on track to receive) a high school diploma or GED 
    • Complete and clear National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background checks 

     

    Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements 

    Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to assist you with some modification unless it alters the fundamental nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of participants or staff, or places an undue financial or administrative burden on the organization.  

    Participant and Expedition Behavior 

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

    Risk Management and Judgement 

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

    Environmental Ethics & Outdoor Skills 

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

     

    **To Apply - Visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3119. After reading the entire position description select “Apply” below to enter the application portal and upload a resume and list of professional references.** 

    Any questions can be sent to:  

    Lane Tomassini, Program Coordinator: ltomassini@conservationlegacy.org 

    Kristen Hencke, Program Coordinator: khencke@conservationlegacy.org 

  • 14er Conservation Crew Member

    Los Valles Office - Salida
    $400.00 / week

    Position: 14er Conservation Crew Member 

    Start/ End dates: 5/30/2022 – 10/28/2022  

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Camping Program 

    Location: Salida, CO 

    Stipend: $400/week 

    Ages: 18 – 30 

    Benefits: $3,247.50 900 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 

    Colorado is know for its soaring peaks, and none are more famous than those that rise over 14,000 ft in elevation, often referred to as 14ers. As an AmeriCorps participant of one of  the Southwest Conservation Corps ‘14er’ crews, your office will be the high alpine environment on the slopes of one of these peaks. Your crew will consist of  6 to 8 members and 2 leaders. Crews serve and camp for 8 days at a time in either frontcountry (access to your crew vehicle and trailer), or backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations, in all types of weather conditions. You will 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. 

     

    Mt Shavano Project 

     

    Your crew will spend 6, 8-day hitches (12 weeks in total), serving under the supervision of the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative on a multi-year project to create a more sustainable summit trail on Mt Shavano. Two SCC Crews will be utilized to help complete this project: 

     

    Shavano High Site 

    • Backcountry camping for the duration of the project 
    • Daily: 4-5 Mile round trip hike to the project site with 2,200 feet of elevation gain 
    • The day begins at 3:00 AM 
    • Most days will be spent moving Heavy rocks on steep slopes 
    • Extreme weather will be encountered 

    Shavano Low Site 

    • Frontcountry camping for most of the project  
    • Daily: 2 Mile round trip hike to the project site with 400 feet of elevation gain 
    • The day begins at 3:30 AM 
    • Most days will be spent constructing new trail by hand below tree line 
    • Hike to the project sight will get longer and steeper as more trail is constructed 

     

    Both crews will be preforming some of the most challenging and physically demanding projects performed by the Southwest Conservation Corps. Other projects during the fall season may also include 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 are 8 days on and 6 off. There is a possibility you could serve 5 days on and 2 days off during the fall season. SCC does not provide housing on your off days. 

     

    All crews will go through an unpaid, 5 day orientation. Food and space to camp is provided for this training.  

     

    Required Skills & Experience 

    Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of your service term and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting is required.  

    Qualifications: 

    • To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30 
    • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 lbs 
    • A US citizen that has received (or on track to receive) a high school diploma or GED 
    • All offers of service are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and state and federal criminal background checks.  

     

    Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements 

    Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to assist you with some modification unless it alters the fundamental nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of participants or staff, or places an undue financial or administrative burden on the organization. 

     

    Participant and Expedition Behavior 

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

     

    Risk Management and Judgement 

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

     

    Environmental Ethics & Outdoor Skills 

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

    Substance Free 

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

    To Apply: Visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3062 and select APPLY at the bottom after reading the full description. Upload a resume and complete the application questions. 

    SCC Los Valles equity is a core value. To put power behind this statement, we prioritize and encourage opportunities for Black, Indigenous, Queer, Trans, and Women of Color (QTBIPOC). Interested candidates are encouraged to contact ben@conservationlegacy.org for inquiries.

  • Leaders of Color - Crew Member

    Los Valles Office - Salida
    $400.00 / week

    Position: Leaders of Color Crew Member 

    Start/ End dates: 5/30/2022 – 10/28/2022  

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Camping Program 

    Location: Salida, CO 

    Stipend: $400/week 

    Ages: 18 – 30 

    Benefits: $3,247.50 900 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, Mental Health First Aid Training, Wilderness First Responder & CPR/AED certification 

     

    Position Summary 

    Southwest Conservation Corp’s Leaders of Color crew engages members of the BIPOC community in technical, professional, and personal development in the conservation field. As such, the Leaders of Color crew provides an open and supportive space where BIPOC members serve with, learn from, and grow along side one another as members gain trainings and certifications in chainsaw, crosscut, rigging, and trail construction and design. 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).  

     

    This crew consists of  6 members and 2 leaders. Crews will be in the field and camp for 8 days at a time in either frontcountry (access to your crew vehicle and trailer), or backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations, in all types of weather conditions. You will 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 5-days on and 2-days off, or a variation of schedules requiring all AmeriCorps crew members to show flexibility. SCC does not provide housing on your off days. 

     

    All crews will go through an unpaid, 5-day orientation. Food and space to camp is provided for this training.  

     

    Required Skills & Experience 

    Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of your service term and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting is required.  

    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. 

     

     General Qualifications: 

    • To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30 
    • Must be a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) community member 
    • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 lbs 
    • A US citizen that has received (or on track to receive) a high school diploma or GED 
    • All offers of service are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.  

    Participant and Expedition Behavior 

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

    Risk Management and Judgement 

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

    Environmental Ethics & Outdoor Skills 

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

    Substance Free 

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

    To Apply: Visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3063 an select APPLY at the bottom. Upload a resume and complete the application questions.

    SCC Los Valles equity is a core value. To put power behind this statement, we prioritize and encourage opportunities for Black, Indigenous, Queer, Trans, and Women of Color (QTBIPOC). Interested candidates are encouraged to contact ben@conservationlegacy.org.

  • Women's + Saw Crew

    Los Valles Office - Salida
    $400.00 / week

    Position: Women’s+ Saw Crew Member 

    Start/ End dates: 5/30/2022 – 10/28/2022  

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Camping Program 

    Location: Salida, CO 

    Stipend: $400/week 

    Ages: 18 – 30 

    Benefits: $3,247.50 900 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 

     

    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 can maximize their opportunities to grow and develop while gaining certifications to propel them into a career in environmental stewardship. The term “Women’s+” aims to be inclusive of trans, non-binary, genderfluid individuals, and cis women. 

     

     This crew consists of  6 members and 2 leaders. Crews serve and camp for 8 days at a time in either frontcountry (access to your crew vehicle and trailer), or backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations, in all types of weather conditions. You will 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 5-days on and 2-days off, or a variation of schedules requiring all AmeriCorps crew members to show flexibility. SCC does not provide housing on your off days. 

     

    All crews will go through an unpaid, 5-day orientation. Food and space to camp is provided for this training.  

     

    Required Skills & Experience 

    Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of your service term and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting is required.  

    Qualifications: 

    • To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30 
    • Identifying as a trans/cis woman, genderfluid, or non-binary individuals  
    • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 lbs 
    • A US citizen that has received (or on track to receive) a high school diploma or GED 
    • All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.  

     

    Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements 

    Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to assist you with some modification unless it alters the fundamental nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of participants or staff, or places an undue financial or administrative burden on the organization. 

     

    Participant and Expedition Behavior 

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

     

    Risk Management and Judgement 

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

    Environmental Ethics & Outdoor Skills 

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

    Substance Free 

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

     

    To Apply: Visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3064 and select APPLY at the bottom. Upload a resume and complete the application questions.

     

    SCC Los Valles equity is a core value. To put power behind this statement, we prioritize and encourage opportunities for Black, Indigenous, Queer, Trans, and Women of Color (QTBIPOC). Interested candidates are encouraged to contact ben@conservationlegacy.org for inquiries.

  • Long Term Conservation Crew Member

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $400.00 / week

    Position: SCC Four Corners – Long Term Conservation Crew Member

    Dates: May 30th – Mid-November 2022

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Camping Program

    Location: Durango, CO

    Stipend: $400/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: $3,247.50

     

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

    For the health and safety of our crews, staff and communities, projects may be postponed or adjusted due to COVID-19. The information provided in this Position Description is an outline of how our program has typically been operating, however it 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.  

     

    Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of your service and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting is required.

     

    About the Position

    As an AmeriCorps program participant with the Long-Term Conservation Crew, you will find yourself traversing remote mountain landscapes, exploring the wilderness, and learning how to function as a cohesive group implementing restoration projects. The expedition style atmosphere allows crews to gain a high level of understanding of crew dynamics, project logistics, and technical knowledge in conservation skills.

     

    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, in all types of weather conditions. You will serve effectively as a member of the crew; perform strenuous physical activity related to environmental conservation and restoration projects; serve outdoors in all types of weather and successfully adapt to various climates; actively participate in environmental education activities; practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned; use, maintain and repair hand and power tools as necessary. 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 days off. There is a possibility you could serve for 5-days and have 2-days off, or up to 15 days on at a time (with adequate days off in the field), or a variation of schedules requiring all AmeriCorps crew members to show flexibility. SCC does not provide housing on your off days. All crews will go through a 5-day (unpaid) volunteer orientation (May 30th – June 3rd, 2022). This will include a Wilderness First Aid training. Food and space to camp is provided for this training.  

     

    Required Skills & Experience

    Qualifications:

    • Must be between the ages of 18 and 30
    • You must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
    • US citizen that has received (or on track to receive) a high school diploma or GED
    • Complete and clear a National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check

    Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements

    Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to assist you with some modification unless it alters the fundamental nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of participants or staff, or places an undue financial or administrative burden on the organization.

     

    Participant and Expedition Behavior

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

    Risk Management and Judgement

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

    Environmental Ethics & Outdoor Skills

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

    Substance Free

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

     

    TO APPLY: Visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3127. After reading the entire position description select “Apply” at the bottom to enter the application portal.

    Any questions can be sent to:

    Lane Tomassini, Program Coordinator: ltomassini@conservationlegacy.org

    Kristen Hencke, Program Coordinator: khencke@conservationlegacy.org

  • Crosscut Saw Crew Member

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $400.00 / week

    Position: SCC Four Corners – Crosscut Saw Crew Member 

    Dates: May 30 – Mid- November, 2022 

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Camping Program  

    Location: Durango, CO 

    Stipend: $400/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, US Forest Service Recognized Crosscut training (certificate awarded upon completion of our program), and other development opportunities. 

    AmeriCorps Education Award: $3,247.50 upon successful completion of the season 

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

     

    For the health and safety of our crews, staff and communities, projects may be postponed or adjusted due to COVID-19. The information provided in this Position Description is an outline of how our program has typically been operating, however it 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.   

     

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

     

    About the Position 

    As an AmeriCorps program participant with the Southwest Conservation Corps, Crosscut Saw Crew, you will be trained and certified in all aspects of crosscut saw work. Crosscut saw crews are focused primarily in designated wilderness areas where mechanized chainsaw use is prohibited. Over the past few years there has been a concerted effort to clear large swaths of downed trees and avalanche debris from remote trails. These crews tend to cover a lot of ground and explore many incredible areas! 

     

    Each crew consists of 6 members, 1 Crew Leader, and 1 AmeriCorps Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP) member. Crews work and camp for 8 days at a time in primarily backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations. You will work effectively as a member of the crew; perform strenuous physical work related to environmental conservation and restoration projects; work outdoors in all types of weather and succesfully adapt to various climates; actively participate in environmental education activities; practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned; use, maintain and repair hand as necessary. Projects will include crosscut saw work, trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, re-vegetation and local environmental service projects. Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects, including disaster relief deployment if the opportunity arises. 

     

    All Americorps crew members are required to exhibit flexibilty with their schedule. Our crews will generall work for 8-days on and then have 6-days off; that said, it is possible that crews may work for longer or shorter periods of time, and your days off will be adjusted appropriately. SCC does not provide housing on your days off. All crews will go through a 5-day (unpaid) volunteer orientation (May 30th - June 3rd, 2022). This will include a Wilderness First Aid training and an introduction to SCC. Food, transportation and space to camp is provided for this training.  

     

    Required Skills & Experience 

    Qualifications: 

    • Must be between the ages of 18 and 30 
    • You must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. for up to 5 miles a day at elevations ranging from 7,000’ to 13,000’ 
    • US citizen that has received, or on track to receive, a high school diploma or GED 
    • Complete and clear a National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check 

      

    Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements 

    Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to assist you with some modification unless it alters the fundamental nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of participants or staff, or places an undue financial or administrative burden on the organization. 

      

    Participant and Expedition Behavior 

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

    Risk Management and Judgement 

    • Effectively follow direction by others in order to successfully manage hazards 
    • Ask clarifying questions when you do not understand a task 
    • Maintain focus during a workday while traveling and working in varied weather conditions 
    • Participants must be able to maintain proper dosage of prescription medications without assistance  

    Environmental Ethics & Outdoor Skills 

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

    Substance Free 

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

     

    To Apply: Visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3121. After reading the entire position description select “Apply” below to enter the application portal.** 

    Any questions can be sent to:  

    Lane Tomassini, Program Coordinator: ltomassini@conservationlegacy.org 

    Kristen Hencke, Program Coordinator: khencke@conservationlegacy.org 

     

  • Queer Conservation Crew Member

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $400.00 / week

    Position: SCC four Corners QUEER Conservation Crew Member  

    Dates: May 30th – August 12th, 2022 

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Camping Program  

    Location: Durango, CO 

    Stipend: $400/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: $1,374.60 

     

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

    For the health and safety of our crews, staff and communities, projects may be postponed or adjusted due to COVID-19. The information provided in this Position Description is an outline of how our program has typically been operating, however it 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.   

     

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

     

    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 this Conservation Crew, you will find yourself traversing remote mountain landscapes, exploring the wilderness, and learning how to function as a cohesive group. The expedition style allows crews to obtain proficiency in crew dynamics, project logistics, and technical knowledge. 

     

    Each crew consists of 6 members and 2 leaders. Crews work and camp for 8-10 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, in all types of weather conditions. You will work effectively as a member of the crew; perform strenuous physical work related to environmental conservation and restoration projects; work outdoors in all types of weather and successfully adapt to various climates; actively participate in environmental education activities; practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned; use, maintain and repair hand and power tools as necessary. 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 are typically 8-days on and 6 days off. There is a possibility you could work 5 days on and 2 days off, or up to 15 days on at a time (with adequate days off in the field), or a variation of schedules requiring all AmeriCorps crew members to show flexibility. SCC does not provide housing on your off days. All crews will go through a 5-day (unpaid) volunteer orientation (May 30th – June 3rd, 2022). 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 identify as a member of the LGBTQIA2S+ Community 
    • Must be between the ages of 18 and 30 
    • A US citizen that has received (or is on track to receive) a high school diploma or GED 
    • Complete and clear National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background checks 

    Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements 

    Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to assist you with some modification unless it alters the fundamental nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of participants or staff, or places an undue financial or administrative burden on the organization.  

    Participant and Expedition Behavior 

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

    Risk Management and Judgement 

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

    Environmental Ethics & Outdoor Skills 

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

     

    To apply: Visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3120. After reading the entire position description select “Apply” below to enter the application portal and upload a resume and list of professional references.

     

    Any questions can be sent to:  

    Lane Tomassini, Program Coordinator: ltomassini@conservationlegacy.org 

    Kristen Hencke, Program Coordinator: khencke@conservationlegacy.org 

  • Adult Crew Leader - Alamosa, CO

    Varies
    $685.00 / week

    Adult Program Crew Leader  

    Title: Adult Program Crew Leader  

    Reports to: Program Director  

    Locations: Alamosa, CO, with crew leader training heavily in Salida CO

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Exempt 

    Start/end date: March 29, 2022 – Early November 2022, weather permitting  

    Wages: $685-735 / week dependent upon experience 

    Benefits: 10 days of Paid Time Off (PTO): 1 paid week off in May between leader season and summer member season and 1 paid week off in August between summer member season and summer fall season, plus 4 additional days of flexible PTO. Medical benefits option available. Food provided while in the field, uniforms, USFS-recognized S-212 Chainsaw training, Cross-cut training, Restorative Justice Training, Trauma-Informed Care Training, QPR training, & other development opportunities 

    Multiple positions opened until filled.  

    Southwest Conservation Corps:  

    The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization, whose mission is to Engage future leaders who protect, restore, and enhance our nation’s lands through community-based service. The SCC Los Valles office is located on the ancestral lands of the Ute people, who continue to survive and thrive on these lands today. The SCC LV office is in Salida Colorado with satellite operations in Alamosa CO. SCC LV serves the Arkansas River Valley and the San Luis Valley: the two valleys, or los valles. The SCC Los Valles Adult Program engages motivated young adults, ages 18 - 30, to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects. Projects may include, trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, invasive species mitigation, hazardous fuels reduction, habitat restoration, 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.  
      
    Position Summary:  

    The Alamosa Adult Program Crew Leader at SCC Los Valles is responsible for overseeing a crew of 8: crews consist of 6 members, 1 Crew Leader in Development (CLDP), and the crew leader. The Alamosa Local Adult crew serves opportunity youth ages 18-24 who have been disconnected from work and school. The crew leader will work primarily to support the crew's technical work while working with colleagues who will engage with members to develop career pathway goals and navigate wrap-around services. The crew works in front and backcountry locations in all weather conditions. Standard schedule consists of 8 days on-hitch and 6 days off with some exception. On-hitch, crews camps together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all projects and chores. SCC does not provide accommodations off-hitch and Crew Leaders will be responsible for their own accommodations during that time. Crew Leaders will lead crews in completing technical conservation projects while instilling interpersonal skills and leadership skills. Crew leaders will also be responsible for leading crews in environmental stewardship, risk management, trauma-informed care, and restorative justice. 

     

    Responsibilities & Core Competencies:  

    Leadership & Mentorship  

    • Embody equity, ensure inclusion, and embrace diversity (equity, inclusion, and diversity) within the corps. This includes but is not limited to:  
    • Employ a restorative justice approach to disciplinary incidents 
    • Support members in navigating the environmental industry  
    • Employ a trauma-informed approach to building crew dynamics and addressing interpersonal conflict 
    • Be accountable to ensuring the SCC Los Valles community centers the experiences of members of historically marginalized populations, including Black, Indigenous, Queer, Trans and Women of Color (QTBIPOC), and young adults with systems-involvement 
    • Foster 21st century work skills in corps members, i.e.: collaboration & teamwork, creativity & imagination, critical thinking, problem-solving, flexibility & adaptability 
    • Model strong communication and conflict transformation skills 
    • Mentor Crew Leader in Development (CLDP) in their growth in leadership, facilitation, and supervisory skills.  

    Project Management & Implementation  

    • Instruct, train & motivate a crew to complete high quality technical conservation projects 
    • Implement a 10-hour workday and ensure professionalism is maintained at camp 
    • Delegate project work & camp chores 
    • Effectively coordinate logistics with project partners, co-leader, & SCC staff  

    Risk Management  

    • Analyze, manage, and inform on hazardous conditions and crew health 
    • Exhibit strong situational awareness at worksite and campsite   
    • Transport crew and equipment safely in SCC’s vans and large SUVs with trailers  

    Administrative Skills  

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

     

     

    Required Experience

    Minimum Qualifications:  

    • Outdoor leadership experience with youth and/or young adults 
    • Physically fit and able to work 40-50 hr work weeks  
    • High School diploma or GED certificate  
    • Must hold current/relevant medical certification (WFR, WEMT, or OEC) with CPR/AED  
    • Must be 21, or have had a driver’s license for 3 consecutive years with a clean driving record (insurable by SCC), and a current driver’s license 
    • For leading crews with a chainsaw component (LOC and W+): ability to test out at a B-level in chainsaw during crew leader training season. 

    Preferred Qualifications:  

    • Experience with SCC or other conservation corps 
    • Experience supervising a team or managing a classroom 
    • Experience working with trauma-impacted communities 

    Essential Functions:  

    • Frequently required to walk, hike, sit, talk and listen.  
    • Required to use hands to operate objects and tools, 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  
    • Enforce all SCC policies. SCC is a substance free work environment. All must refrain from the use of tobacco products, vaping, alcohol, and drugs while in the program.  
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions  

    Conservation Legacy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

     

    To Apply:  visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3153, read the full position description, then select APPLY at the bottom to be taken to the application portal.

    For SCC Los Valles, equity is a core value. To put power behind this statement, we prioritize and encourage opportunities for Black, Indigenous, Queer, and Trans, Women of Color (QTBIPOC). Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply through our website. For inquiries, contact Thérèse d’Auria Ryley, SCC Los Valles Program Director, and tryley@conservationlegacy.org

  • Leaders of Color and Alamosa Field Supervisor

    Los Valles Office - Salida and Varies
    $735.00 / week

    Title: Field Supervisor  

    Reports to: Logistics Coordinator 

    Location: Salida, CO or Alamosa, CO

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Exempt 

    Wages: $735-785/week 

    Benefits: 10 days PTO + sick leave, Eligible for benefits 

    Start/end date: March 14, 2022 – November 4, 2022 

     

    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).    

     

    Summary: 

    The Leaders of Color (LOC) and Alamosa Adult Crews’ Field Supervisor is responsible for providing field and administrative support for the LOC and Alamosa programs by offering technical assistance, morale support, and ensuring program integrity through policy enforcement and positive mentoring.  The Field Supervisor will assist with Corps member interviewing and selection, program logistics, and planning and facilitating trainings. During the spring season, the field supervisor will be both in the field, supporting crew leader training, and in the office, helping to recruit and support adult members. During the field season, the field supervisor will be in the field supporting crews, ensuring leaders and members successfully complete requisite certifications, providing logistics support, and meeting with project partners. This is one of 3 Field Supervisor positions at SCC-LV for the 2022 season. The LOC and Alamosa crews are certification intensive programs as follows:

                   

    Leaders of Color (LOC): This crew provides advanced technical training in crosscut, chainsaw, and Wilderness First Responder courses coupled with related project work. This crew serves Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and prepares career-ready participants for jobs in Natural Resources throughout Colorado.

     

    Alamosa Adult: The Alamosa Adult crew is comprised of Opportunity Youth – young adults ages 18-24 who have been disconnected from work and school. This opportunity provides a pathway to employment locally in the green economy. This crew is restricted to Opportunity Youth who are residents of the San Luis Valley, a predominately Latinx/Hispanic region. These members complete a series of certifications to build their resumes to be competitive in the local job market.

      

    EssentialResponsibilitiesand Functions: 

    Training: Help to develop and implement crew leader trainings including technical work, protocols, and leadership and facilitation skills. Be a role model and mentor throughout training and field season. Mentor crew leaders and Crew Leader Development Program. Facilitate technical trainings in chainsaw, crosscut, and trail work, and provide tech support for Alamosa crew members whose term requirements include computer-based trainings.   

      

    Field Support:Conduct regular visits to crews, project partners and work sites. Communicate and debrief with crew leaders and corps members during field visits. Manage on-the-ground project quality and quantity by providing technical assistance as needed. Oversee project management in front country and remote working locations. Enforce all SCC and agency policies and procedures. Lead educational activities. Provide encouragement, guidelines, and supervision to crew leaders throughout their tenure. Will fill in for vacant crew leader positions as necessary. 

     

    Logistics Support: Supervise crew rig-up and de-rig processes.  Assist with repair or replacement of tools, saws, vehicles or other equipment. Organize additional tools and specialized equipment for upcoming crew projects. Maintain inventories of saw parts, food, medical supplies, and cleaning/field supplies, and make necessary purchases to restock these inventories. Transport vehicles to/from mechanic and help with vehicle emergencies in the field.  Assist with facilities repair and maintenance. 

     

    Risk Management:The Field Supervisor will be one of the first staff responders for crew emergencies and support and, therefore, must be readily available for trips into the field and comfortable with an ever-shifting work schedule. Must participate in an on-call emergency system for crews in the field and help prepare any forms and instruments for emergency planning and use.  

      

    Recruitment,General Administration and Partnerships: Assist with recruitment of LOC and Alamosa members. This may include visits to community partners, probation offices, etc. for recruiting and outreach and interviewing applicants. Assist in management of all new hire and additional member paperwork.  

     

    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. 

     

    MinimumQualifications: 

    • Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting 
    • Valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record.  
    • Must hold an official certification in Wilderness First Responder and CPR. 
    • Must be able to pass the organization’s criminal history background checks  

      

    Preferred Qualifications:   

    • B-level S-212/USFS/Game of Logging chainsaw certification  
    • B-level crosscut saw certification 
    • Experience with opportunity youth and youth with systems-involvement 

     

    To Apply:  

    Please send cover letter and resume to Dylan Lang, Los Valles Logistics Coordinator, at dylan@conservationlegacy.org. Subject line in this email must include “Field Supervisor Applicant”. 

    Open until filled.

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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