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

** 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 primarily located in Durango and Salida, CO. Other Colorado or New Mexico locations available.

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

  • Adult Conservation Program Manager

    Los Valles Office - Salida
    $21.33 - $24.72 / hour

    Title: Adult Program Manager

    Starting Salary Range: $21.33 – 24.72 per Hour DOE

    Location: Salida, CO

    Status: Full-Time, Exempt

    Benefit Eligible: Health, Vision, Dental, Long-Term Disability, Retirement, PTO, per Personnel Policies

    Position Summary: The Adult Programs Manager (APM) is responsible for the programmatic execution and overall quality of all crew-based adult programs run out of SCC’s Los Valles office, including affinity-based models such as the Leaders of Color Corps, Women’s+ Saw Crew and the Veteran’s Fire Corps. The APM oversees operational support of adult operations and supervises the Adult Program Coordinator and seasonal crew leaders, provides support to adult crews in the field, and maintains timely and effective communication with project partners. The position is approximately 70% office-based and 30% field based, with field visits that may include emergency trips and overnight stays. Crew Leader Training season, April-May, requires a strong and consistent field presence from the APM. A successful candidate will have strong technical conservation skills and ability to manage highly complex programming.

    Position Requirements:

    Priority I: Experience with Populations Served

    • Experience and effectiveness in working with a variety of demographics, including Black and Latinx communities, Post-911 Veterans, LGBTQIA+, and Opportunity Youth.

    • Proficiency in risk management and pertaining to working with communities of color in remote locations, and consideration of physical and emotional safety.

    • Effective mentorship and support of young adults in their professional development.

    Priority II: Program Management

    • Ability to arrange projects appropriate to the skill and output level of adult crews, organizing project details and logistical requests and maintaining project partnerships.

    • Supervision of adult program coordinator and crew leaders, including seasonal hiring, administrative duties, auditing of necessary paperwork, and field support.

    • Collaborate with other office staff on management of shared program resources and priorities, including budgeting, logistics, risk management, and administration.

    Priority III: Conservation Skills

    • Technical proficiency in a variety of conservation skills, including B-level chainsaw skills, crosscut saw, trail maintenance and construction, fire/fuels reduction, invasive species management

    • Proficiency in variety of project models and camping setups, especially backcountry travel, working at altitude, and associated risk management concerns

    • Ability to inform and enforce risk management practices necessary for the complexity and volume of the adult program.

    Priority IV: Communication & Facilitation

    • Strong facilitation skills for providing technical skills trainings to staff, crew leaders and members

    • Willingness to obtain future certifications to support program capacity and variety of project work

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to serve as a hub of communication for Adult Program staff as well as external partners.

    Organizational Advocacy

    • Successfully engages, leads and supports an inclusive work environment for those of underrepresented populations within the organization and the communities we serve.

    • Leads and/or participates in organizational-wide teams, projects and initiatives that support the work of the Strategic Plans goals.

    • Reports any potential complaints within the organization as identified in the Personnel Policy Manual.

    • Assists or leads other responsibilities, as assigned.

     

    For more information and to apply: https://sccorps.org/uploads/pdfs/SCCLV-Adult-Program-Manager-2023.pdf 

  • Recruitment, Outreach, and Communications Specialist

    Varies
    $18.27 - $20.67 / year

    Recruitment, Outreach, and Communications SpecialistSouthwest Conservation Corps

    Reports to: SCC Corps Director                              

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

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

    Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt        

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

     

    Program Summary:

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

     

    Position Summary:

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

     

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

  • Individual Placement Program Director; Colorado

    Varies
    $23.51 - $24.22 / hour

    Title:  SCC Individual Placement Program Director

    Starting Salary Range: starting salary $23.51 - $24.22 DOE

    Location: options: Durango, CO; Salida, CO, or Remote Eligible (with remote preference for office within SCC’s service area in southern Colorado/northern New Mexico)

    Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

    Benefit Eligible: Health, Vision, Dental, Long-Term Disability, Retirement, Paid Time Off or Not per Personnel Policies

    Reports to:  Southwest Conservation Corps, Corps Director

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

    Organizational Summary: 

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

     

    Position Summary:

    The Individual Placement Program Director (IPPD) is responsible for the execution and overall quality of the Individual Placement program.  The IPPD will be responsible for the effective and efficient management of individual placement and intern cohort programs within SCC’s Four Corners and Los Valles regions. The IPPD will be the primary manager of the programmatic and administrative functions of the IP program, including but not limited to managing the procedures and systems for all administrative and programmatic needs and supporting approximately 50+ AmeriCorps IP members per year within the geographic region served by SCC. The IPPD is also responsible for developing programmatic best practices for SCC to add value to its IP programming, outside and in addition to the mentorship offered by agency partner IP mentors. Additionally, the IPPD will work with partners to actively develop IP terms and cohorts with SCC.  The IPPD is responsible for the direct supervision of the IP Program Coordinator and collaboration with other Conservation Legacy staff on admissions processes, member tracking, and other areas of administrative support. The IP Program Director reports to the SCC Corps Director but works closely with the Four Corners (FC) and Los Valles (LV) Directors in the Durango & Salida based SCC offices, respectively.  SCC is strongly committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives within its programs.   

     

    Outcomes & Functions of Position:

     

    Partner Support and Position Development 

    • Work with SCC Directors, and partners directly, to manage and support current partner sites and site supervisors for all IP programs. 
    • Work with 25+ agency partners to manage and support current sites and supervisors for all IP terms. 
    • Orient and train new IP Program Site Supervisors. 
    • Collaborate with host agency sites to develop position descriptions.  
    • Engage in partner outreach to develop additional IP opportunities for SCC, traveling to meet with partners in person in coordination with SCC FC and LV Directors. 
    • Develop and/or review agreements and financial plans to support new individual placements, creating and serving as the main contact on nonfederal agreements, with review and approval from SCC Directors. 

     

    Program Support and Administration 

    • Manage annual operating budget for SCC IP programming
    • Develop, oversee, and implement effective and efficient administrative systems for recruitment, enrollment, evaluation, exiting, reporting, and marketing. 
    • Collect and compile information for Americorps, federal agencies, and other reporting needs, as well as prepare reports according to our agreement timelines.
    • Prepare and verify annual IP budget projections with Corps Director, maintain updates and communicate changes on a regular basis.
    • Implement SCC DEI initiatives in IP program, making strong commitments to outreach to a diverse group of applicants while creating a more inclusive IP program within SCC. 
    • Oversee development of general SCC IP social media material and ensure updates to SCC’s IP Program web page in coordination and collaboration with SCC’s Recruitment, Outreach, and Communications Manager. 
    • Collect and compile information for reports and internal/external news and reports. 
    • Communicate regularly with the IP Program Coordinator as well as the Conservation Legacy IP Leadership Team to determine the effectiveness of administrative systems and processes and make changes as necessary for continuous improvement. 
    • Oversee the ongoing support for all members including the development and implementation of orientation, training, and member development opportunities.  
    • Work closely with other staff to identify areas of additional support needed and meet needs as applicable. 
    • Ability to be flexible and work on diverse projects as the work needs change.  
    • Ensure the enforcement of program and risk management policies.  
    • Collect and manage tracking of receipts, expenses, reimbursements, and other basic budgetary needs.  Ensure IP expenditures do not exceed allocated amounts per agreement. 
    •  (I re-worded this and included it above.Complete Project Partner and Agency driven reports on a quarterly and annual basis in coordination with Conservation Legacy Western Region staff. 
    • Collaborate with SCC Recruitment Outreach and Communications Manager and other program support staff to help develop and implement recruitment strategy.  
    • Implement, monitor, and enforce all SCC Policies and Procedures.
    • Coordinate IP vehicle needs with SCC logistic staff.
    • Oversee and manage the credit card request, training, and approval process for members including monitoring individual agreement budgets for members and monthly reconciliation processes. 

     

     

    Participant or Member Management 

    • Develop AmeriCorps positions with many different project partners.  
    • Recruit and market for 50+ unique positions. 
    • Oversee and support the IP Program Coordinator through the selection and placing of IP members across the state based on partner interest and funding availability. 
    • Ensure that all open positions are filled in a reasonable amount of time. 
    • Oversee and support the IP Program Coordinator with the collection, compilation, and processing of all required intake and enrollment materials. 
    • Manage online systems that are necessary for successful program operations. 
    • Help support and improve systems for member selection and admissions processing. 
    • Coordinate timesheet and payroll processes for all members and provide appropriate information to Conservation Legacy business office as needed.  
    • Manage AmeriCorps slot allocations and changes as they happen. 
    • Ensure AmeriCorps compliance is fully implemented throughout the IP Program
    • Compile and complete AmeriCorps report requirements in coordination with Conservation Legacy AmeriCorps Program Staff

     

     

    Program Development

      • Enhance the quality of existing programs by suggesting programmatic changes and/or the development of new IP opportunities to SCC Directors and project partners.
      • Ensure current project partner satisfaction and give responsive customer service, focused on retaining partners by maintaining positive partner relationships.
      • Assist with the development of new programs that fulfill SCC’s mission
      • Assist with new partner development as needed.
      • Participate in Conservation Legacy’s IP Leadership meetings to strengthen IP Programs, address Conservation Legacy wide IP concerns, refine and develop policies, and collaborate on other IP related items.

     

     

    General Administration 

    • Oversee workers compensation cases within the IP Program and assist with state tax identification concerns as needed 
    • Participate in weekly staff meetings and support staff as appropriate. 
    • Participate in weekly statewide, regional, and development staff meetings and support other staff as appropriate. 
    • Serve as an on-call resource for IP and Field Crew risk management system.  
    • Coordinate across Conservation Legacy’s Individual Placement programs for systems development. 
    • Lead or participate in organizational-wide intern efforts to develop support of other Conservation Legacy intern program.  

     

     

    Supervisory Responsibilities  

    • Supervise and develop the SCC IP Program staff, such as Program Coordinators.    
    • Participate in the hiring, management, and evaluation of SCC IP Program staff.  
    • Recruit, orient, train, and support the SCC IP Program staff.  
    • Provide ongoing feedback, coaching and evaluation for SCC IP Program staff.  
    • Provide administrative, logistical, and mentoring support to SCC IP Program staff.  

     

     

    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.  

     

    Organizational Advocacy

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

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

    Physical Requirements:

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

    Qualifications: 

    • Ability to successfully work in a fluid, changing work environment. 
    • Ability to operate Microsoft Office programs and applications, or similar platforms.  
    • Ability to keep others and oneself, in remote locations, accountable to expectations. 
    • Valid Driver’s License and Insurable Driving Record per Personnel Policies. 
    • Must be able to pass the organization’s criminal history check requirements. 
    • Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting.  
    • Exhibits the ability to effectively collaborate with diverse teams or with a variety of populations, including those underrepresented at our organization and those of BIPOC communities.  
    • Minimum of 2 years of experience in youth development or corps field and managing administrative systems in non-profit or similar organizations. 
    • Experience with influencing diverse groups of employees to achieve common goals.  
    • Flexibility, adaptability, and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment. 
    • The ability to carry out assigned work independently or with minimal supervision. 
    • The ability to communicate effectively, manage complexity cultivate innovation, drive and influence results of oneself and others. 
    • Ability to work well with others and to seek assistance when needed to carry out assignments. 
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs and applications, or similar platforms.  
    • Ability to keep others, in remote locations, accountable to expectations. 
    • Must be able to pass the organization’s criminal history background check requirements. 
    • Experience leading Conservation Legacy programs, members or administrative systems.  
    • Outstanding organizational and time management skills, and ability to prioritize. 

     

    Preferred Qualifications:  

    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or 4 years of related experience. 
    • Current Wilderness First Responder certification, or willingness to obtain 
    • Experience with human resources management and admissions/hiring processes. 
    • Positive, entrepreneurial attitude and attentiveness to detail are both a definite plus. 
    • Prior supervisory and management experience favored. 

     

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

     

    To Apply:
    1. Send Cover letter and resume to Kevin Heiner at  kevin@conservationlegacy.org 
    2. Cover Letter Must Include:

    Subject line includes “Applicant_(Your Name)”.

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

     Application review to begin October 21, 2022.  Start date preference in November or December 2022.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Youth Conservation Programs Manager

    Los Valles Office - Salida
    $21.33 - $24.72 / hour

    Title: Youth Program Manager

    Starting Salary: $21.33 - 24.72 per Hour DOE

    Location: Eligible for part-time remote within Los Valles service area (Salida, CO or San Luis Valley, CO). Regular travel to and work from Salida office required.

    Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

    Benefit Eligible: Health, Vision, Dental, Long-Term Disability, Retirement, PTO per Personnel Policies

    Position Summary: The Youth Program Manager (YPM) is responsible for the management, development, and overall quality of SCC’s Los Valles Youth Program. The SCC Los Valles Youth Program serves local teens ages 14- 18 and engages them in conservation projects during 10-week long summer programming in the Upper Arkansas River Valley and San Luis Valley. The YPM manages the administration of the program, serves as the communication hub for other program staff, and oversees operations and technical project work of youth crews. The position is approximately 70% office-based and 30% field based, with field visits that may include overnight stays. Crew Leader Training season, April-May, and member season June - August requires a strong and consistent field presence from the YPM. A successful candidate will have experience in conservation skills, working with minors, and excellent written communication.

    Position Requirements:

    Priority I: Working with Minors

    • Risk management experience specifically related to minors (e.g.) mandatory reporter experience

    • Tailored facilitation and communication skills for teaching and interacting with 14–18-year-olds • Experience working with parents and guardians, social workers, school staff, and other minoradjacent community stakeholders

    Priority II: Program Management

    • Manage youth program projects, including scheduling, logistical needs, communications, and reporting, to meet needs of crews, partners, and community stakeholders.

    • Supervise and collaborate with Youth Program Coordinator and Youth Program Crew Leaders

    • Collaborate with other office staff on management of shared program resources and priorities, including budgeting, logistics, risk management, and administration.

    Priority III: Conservation Skills

    • Experience with aspects of conservation work including but not limited to trail building, fence construction, invasive species removal, and facility maintenance

    • Effective teaching of camping skills such as how to pitch a tent, camp hygiene, Leave No Trace or other outdoor living skills

    Priority IV: Communication and Facilitation Skills

    • Effective in upholding programmatic quality through effective training of youth program fulltime and seasonal staff

    • Effectively provide culturally relevant trainings for staff and participants, respective to the histories and current communities of the San Luis Valley and the Upper Arkansas River Valley

    • Excellent writing and organizational skills necessary for supporting the continued development of the youth program through grant writing and grant management

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, and additional database programs such as Salesforce

    Organizational Advocacy

    • Successfully engages, leads and supports an inclusive work environment for those of underrepresented populations within the organization and the communities we serve.

    • Leads and/or participates in organizational-wide teams, projects and initiatives that support the work of the Strategic Plans goals.

    • Reports any potential complaints within the organization as identified in the Personnel Policy Manual.

    • Assists or leads other responsibilities, as assigned.

     

    To Learn more and Apply, please follow this link: 

    https://sccorps.org/uploads/pdfs/SCC_LV_Youth-Program-Manager_2022.pdf

  • Four Corners Adult Conservation Program Coordinator

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $19.46 - $22.54 / hour

    Now’s your chance to grow your skillset, work with an amazing group of people, see some of the best places southwest Colorado has to offer, and make a difference on our public lands!

    For more details and how to apply, visit: https://sccorps.org/uploads/pdfs/SCC-FC-Adult-Program-Coordinator-PD_2023.pdf 

    Position Summary:

    The Program Coordinator’s primary responsibilities are to: Recruit and select corps members and crew leaders for all Adult and Veterans Fire Corps crews; Participate in the planning and execution of crew leader and member trainings; Coordinate communication between the field and the office; Support and mentor all field staff, including seasonal field supervisors, crew leaders and members; Ensure crews are both supported and prepared to maintain safety, program integrity, and quality projects in the field. Both office and field operations are required by this position and a flexible schedule is a must! The Adult Programs Coordinator reports to the Adult Programs Manager.

     

    Any questions or help with the application process can be directed to: Kristen Hencke, khencke@conservationlegacy.org

  • SCC Four Corners - Adult Crew Leader

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $690.00 - $800.00 / week

    Title: Adult Crew Leader  

    Reports to: Program Coordinator 

    Locations: Durango, CO  

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Exempt  

    Start/end date: March 27th, 2023 – November 18th, 2023 

    Wages: $690-800/week DOE, DOQ  

    Benefits: Health Benefit Eligible, Sick time and Discretionary time, Food provided while in the field, uniforms, protective equipment, access to Mental Health Consultant and Employee Assistance Program.  

    Training:  U.S. Forest Service recognized OHLEC Chainsaw and Crosscut training, Technical Trails Training, QPR Suicide Prevention Training, Mandatory Reporter Training, Trauma Informed Approach Training.  

    Housing: SCC-Durango is piloting a Host-Housing program based on need and will be securing a camping location for leaders and CLDPs during the spring season. Options will be reviewed in the interview process.  

    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 primarily 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 Adult Crew Leader position is an opportunity to make a difference in young peoples’ lives while completing conservation projects on public and private 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 typically consist 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.  

     

    To view full description and application instructions, visit: https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3815

  • Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $685.00 / week

    Title: AmeriCorps Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)   

    Reports to: Adult Programs Coordinator  

    Location: Durango, CO   

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Non-Exempt    

    Dates: March 27th** – November 17th, 2023 

    Wages:$685 weekly = ($485/week living stipend + $200/week housing stipend) + $4,546 AmeriCorps Education Award at completion of service term   

    Benefits: 5 paid days off structured in August, between seasons, and 3 additional days of PT. Food provided while in the field, uniforms, protective equipment, access to Mental Health Consultant and Employee Assistance Program.   

    Training:  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. 

    Housing: SCC-Durango is piloting a Host-Housing program based on need and will be securing a camping location for leaders and CLDPs during the spring season. Options will be reviewed in the interview process.  
    *Wilderness Medicine: CLDP members are provided with Wilderness First Responder/CPR/AED training. There will be a WFR course available in Durango in 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 primarily 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 Adult CLDP position is an opportunity to make a difference in young peoples’ lives while completing conservation projects. 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, along with Crew Leaders, are responsible for 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. Crew Leaders will be responsible for helping to create a leadership development plan. CLDP’s may take lead or assist the Crew Leader with project management, creating and implementing development and educational opportunities, and completing required hitch paperwork.  

     

    To learn more and apply, please visit: https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3811

  • SCC Four Corners - Queer Crew Leader

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $690.00 - $800.00 / week

    Title: QUEER Crew Leader  

    Reports to: Program Coordinator  

    Locations: Durango, CO  

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Exempt  

    Start/end date: March 27th, 2023 – November 18th, 2023  

    Wages: $690-800/week DOE, DOQ  

    Benefits: Health Benefit Eligible, Sick time and Discretionary time, Food provided while in the field, uniforms, protective equipment, access to Mental Health Consultant and Employee Assistance Program.  

    Training:  U.S. Forest Service recognized OHLEC Chainsaw and Crosscut training, Technical Trails Training, QPR Suicide Prevention Training, Mandatory Reporter Training, Trauma Informed Approach Training.  

    Housing: SCC-Durango is piloting a Host-Housing program based on need and will be securing a camping location for leaders and CLDPs during the spring season. Options will be reviewed in the interview process.  

    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).     

    Position Summary:  

    The QUEER Crew Leader position is an opportunity to make a difference in young peoples’ lives while completing conservation projects on public and private lands! The goal of this affinity crew is to have a place at work where people with identities that have historically and systematically been underrepresented in the conservation field can come together and build an equitable community with representative leadership “by us, for us” 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.  

     

    To learn more and apply, please visit: https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3813

  • SCC Four Corners - Women's+ Crew Leader

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $690.00 - $800.00 / week

    Title: WOMEN’s+ Crew Leader  

    Reports to: Program Coordinator  

    Locations: Durango, CO  

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Exempt  

    Start/end date: March 27, 2023 – November 18, 2023  

    Wages: $690-800/week DOE, DOQ  

    Benefits: Health Benefit Eligible, Sick time and Discretionary time, Food provided while in the field, uniforms, protective equipment, access to Mental Health Consultant and Employee Assistance Program.  

    Training:  U.S. Forest Service recognized OHLEC Chainsaw and Crosscut training, Technical Trails Training, QPR Suicide Prevention Training, Mandatory Reporter Training, Trauma Informed Approach Training.  

    Housing: SCC-Durango is piloting a Host-Housing program based on need and will be securing a camping location for leaders and CLDPs during the spring season. Options will be reviewed in the interview process.  

    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 primarily 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 WOMEN’s+ Crew Leader position is an opportunity to make a difference in young peoples’ lives while completing conservation projects on public and private 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.  

     

    To learn more and apply, please visit: https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3814

  • Veterans Fire Corps Crew Leader

    Los Valles Office - Salida
    $690.00 - $800.00 / week

    To view VFC program and position details: https://sccorps.org/veterans-fire-corps

     

    Title: Veteran Fire Corps Crew Leader

    Reports to: Adult Program Manager

    Location: Salida, CO

    Status: Seasonal, Exempt

    Wages: $690-800/week DOE

    Health Benefits: Health Benefits Eligible

    Other Benefits: Food provided while in the field, uniforms, wildland fire certifications, housing at Colorado Fire Camp for off-time as needed.

    Start/end date: March 27 – October 27, 2023 (with option to extend if slots are available on other crews)

     

    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. SCC supports youth crews, adult camping crews (ages 18-30), and Veteran fire crews (ages 18-35) with crew-based programming to complete challenging and impactful conservation projects throughout the Los Valles and Four Corners Regions. Projects include, trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, invasive species removal, 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. SCC crews work in national parks, forests, and other public lands throughout central and southwestern Colorado.

     

    Veteran Fire Corps Crew Leader Position Summary: Crews consists of 6-8 post-911 Veterans and 2 leaders. Crew works closely with the Pike San Isabel National Forest Salida Ranger District in front country locations in all weather conditions. Standard schedule consists of 8 days on-hitch and 6 days off or 5 days on-hitch, 2 days off. On-hitch, crews camps together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all projects and chores. SCC has an option for accommodations off-hitch for VFC crew leaders and crew members.

    Crew Leaders will lead Veterans in completing technical wildland firefighting certification courses and fuels reduction 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:

     

    To learn more and apply, please visit: https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3799

  • Veterans Fire Corps Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)

    Los Valles Office - Salida
    $685.00 / week

    Title: Americorps Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)   

    Reports to: Program Director  

    Location: Salida, CO  

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Exempt   

    Start/end dateMarch 27, 2023 – October 28, 2023

    Living Stipend: $685/week 

    Benefits: $4266.50 AmeriCorps Education Award, Food provided while in the field, uniforms. USFS recognized S-212 Chainsaw + additional wildland firefighting certifications. Wilderness First Aid & CPR/AED certification, housing at Colorado Fire Camp for off-time

     

    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. SCC supports youth crews, adult camping crews (ages 18-30), and Veteran fire crews (ages 18-35) with crew-based programming to complete challenging and impactful conservation projects throughout the Los Valles and Four Corners Regions. Projects include, trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, invasive species removal, 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. SCC crews work in national parks, forests, and other public lands throughout central and southwestern Colorado.  

     

    Position Summary:   Crews consists of 6-8 post-911 Veterans 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 or 5 days on-hitch, 2 days off. On-hitch, crews camps together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all projects and chores. SCC has an option for accommodations off-hitch for VFC crew leaders and crew members.  

     The Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP) for the VFC is designed for those with strong leadership capacity but need to build technical competencies required to lead wildland firefighting and/or land management crews. CLDPs, along with Crew Leaders, will lead Veterans in completing technical wildland firefighting certification courses and fuels reduction 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:   

     

    To learn more and apply, please visit: https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3802

  • SCC Los Valles - Crew Leader (Youth or Adult)

    Los Valles Office - Salida
    $690.00 - $800.00 / week

    Title: Crew Leader 

    Reports to: Adult Program Manager or Youth Program Manager

    Locations: Salida, CO

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Exempt

    Start/end date:

    Adult Program: March 27 2023 – Nov 3, 2023, weather permitting.

    Youth Program: Flexible Start date starting March 27 to May 8 (latest possible start date) – end date mid-August with option to stay on for Fall with Adult Program.

    Wages: $690-800 / week DOE 

    Benefits: 1 paid week off in August between summer member season and summer fall season for Adult Program Leaders, 1 week off between sessions in July for Youth Program Leaders, plus 4 additional days of flexible paid time off. 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:  

    Position Summary: 

    The Crew Leader at SCC Los Valles is responsible for overseeing a crew of 8: crews consists of 6 members, 1 Crew Leader in Development (CLDP), and the crew leader. Crews work in front and backcountry locations in all weather conditions. Adult program crews run on a standard schedule consists of 8 days on-hitch and 6 days off with some exception. Youth program crews run on a standard schedule of Monday-Friday, with 5 days on, and 2 days (Sat/Sun) off.  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.

    To learn more and apply, please visit: https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3800

  • SCC Los Valles - Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)

    Los Valles Office - Salida
    $685.00 / week

    Title: Crew Leader 

    Reports to: Adult Program Manager or Youth Program Manager

    Locations: Salida, CO or Alamosa, CO

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Exempt

    Start/end date:

    Free Wilderness First Responder (WFR) training for all incoming CLDPs: March 20-24 (not required for those already holding a WFR)

    Adult Program: March 27 2023 – Nov 3, 2023, weather permitting.

    Youth Program: Flexible Start date starting March 27 to May 8 (latest possible start date) – end date mid-August with option to stay on for Fall with Adult Program.

    Wages: $685 AmeriCorps weekly stipend + AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion.

    Benefits: 1 paid week off in August between summer member season and summer fall season for Adult Program Leaders, 1 week off between sessions in July for Youth Program Leaders, plus 4 additional days of flexible paid time off. 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

    Position Summary: 

    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 a 6 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. 

     

    To learn more and apply, please visit: https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3801

  • SCC Four Corners - Youth Crew Leader

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $690.00 - $800.00 / week

    Title: Youth Crew Leader  

    Reports to: Youth Programs Coordinator 

    Location: Durango, CO | Four Corners Office  

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Non-exempt   

    Dates: March 27th** – August 11th, 2023, OR November 17th, 2023; start date flexible on case-by-case basis 

    Leaders who stay on for the fall season will lead youth crews in the summer and young adult crews in the fall   
    **Start date flexible on a case-by-case basis. Leaders must start by May 8th at the latest.  

    Wages: $690-800/week DOE, DOQ 

    Benefits: Health Benefit Eligible, PTO days built in to schedule, Sick time and Discretionary time, Food provided while in the field, uniforms, protective equipment, access to Mental Health Consultant and Employee Assistance Program. 

    Training:  U.S. Forest Service recognized OHLEC Chainsaw training, Technical Trails Training, QPR Suicide Prevention Training, Mandatory Reporter Training, Trauma Informed Approach Training. Potential for Crosscut Training. 

    HousingSCC-Durango is piloting a Host-Housing program based on need and will be securing a camping location for leaders and CLDPs during the spring season. Options will be reviewed in the interview process. 

    Multiple positions opened until filled

     

    Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a program of the non-profit service organization, Conservation Legacy. SCC provides youth and young adults opportunities to complete conservation projects primarily 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.  

     

    Position Summary: This position is an opportunity to make a difference in young peoples’ lives. Leaders will be mentors, educators and facilitators for high school students, working to increase youth resiliency, build confidence and to be positive role models. SCC’s Youth Crew Leaders will spend 8 weeks in a crew leader training period, which will include a Leadership skills week, Chainsaw training, technical trails training, a youth crew leader training, and prep weeks in addition to project work. In June, crew leaders will mentor a CLDP and co-lead two 4-week sessions with high school students ages 14-18 or middle schoolers ages 11-13. Crews will complete a variety of local conservation projects. The typical schedule is either: Nine days on followed by five days off (During training season), or five days on followed by two days off (During Youth Crew Season).  Depending on proximity to the work site, crews either return to town each day, or camp at the project site (we refer to this as a “hitch”) for its duration.

    Southwest Conservation Corps’ Crew Leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate resourcefulness, effective communication skills, excellent judgement and decision-making, maturity, initiative, professionalism, and the desire to devote themselves to youth, the environment and a crew experience. 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 youth in the outdoors. It also involves an administration role, where weekly paperwork is due in a timely manner to supervisors. Crew Leaders are ultimately responsible for successes and shortcomings of the crew, as well as safety and well-being.   

    Crew leaders will be paired with another Crew Leader OR with an AmeriCorps Crew Leader in Development (CLDP). This will be determined based on experience and preference. They will be responsible for mentoring the CLDP through development plans and goal setting. The intention of this pairing is to give the CLDP the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to take on full Crew Leader responsibilities the following season.

     

    To learn more and apply, please visit: https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3816

  • SCC Four Corners - Youth Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $685.00 / week

    Title: AmeriCorps Youth Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)  

    Reports to: Youth Programs Coordinator 

    Location: Durango, CO  

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Non-Exempt   

    Dates: March 27th** – August 11th, 2023 OR November 17th, 2023; start date flexible on case-by-case basis 

    **Start date flexible on a case-by-case basis. Must start by May 8th at the latest. 

    Wages:$685 weekly = ($485/week living stipend + $200/week housing stipend) + $2,474.27 AmeriCorps Education Award at completion of service term  

    Benefits: Paid time off between summer sessions; Food provided while in the field, uniforms, protective equipment, access to Mental Health Consultant and Employee Assistance Program.  

    Training:  U.S. Forest Service recognized OHLEC Chainsaw training, Technical Trails Training, QPR Suicide Prevention Training, Mandatory Reporter Training, Trauma Informed Approach Training. Potential for Crosscut Training. 

    Housing: SCC-Durango is piloting a Host-Housing program based on need and will be securing a camping location for leaders and CLDPs during the spring season. Options will be reviewed in the interview process. 
    *Wilderness Medicine: CLDP members are provided with Wilderness First Responder/CPR/AED training. There will be a WFR course available in Durango in 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. SCC provides youth and young adults opportunities to complete conservation projects primarily 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. 

     

    This is an entry level position focused on development, we welcome applications from candidates who may not have all the skills listed below. This position provides extensive training during the spring season, meant to prepare CLDP’s for leading summer crews. This position is an opportunity to make a difference in young peoples’ lives. CLDP’s will be mentors, educators and facilitators for high school students, working to increase youth resiliency, build confidence and to be positive role models for their members.  

     
    The AmeriCorps (A*C) 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 8 weeks in a crew leader training period, which will include a Leadership skills week, Chainsaw training, technical trails training, a youth crew leader training, and prep weeks in addition to project work. In June, leaders will transition to co-leading two 4-week sessions with high school students ages 14-18 or middle school students ages 11-13. Each CLDP will be paired with an experienced crew leader who will provide mentorship and support to them through a goal setting process and CLDP development plan. Crews will complete a variety of local conservation and community projects.  

     

    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. 

    Currently, the typical schedule is either: 9 days on followed by five days off (During training season), or five days on followed by two days off (During Youth Crew Season). Depending on proximity to the work site, crews either return to town each day, or camp at the project site (we refer to this as a “hitch”) for its duration. The day starts with a stretch circle and safety meeting, includes two fifteen-minute breaks and a half hour break for lunch. 

     

    To learn more and apply, please visit: https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3817

  • San Juan National Forest, Pagosa Ranger District, Wilderness Crosscut Lead

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $690.00 - $800.00 / week

    Title: SJNF Pagosa Ranger District, Wilderness Crosscut Lead 

    Dates: March 27, 2023 – August 25, 2023 (option to extend to November) 

    Status: Seasonal, Full time, Non-Exempt  

    Location: Based out of Durango, CO 

    Salary: $690 - $800 weekly, Depending on experience  

    Benefits: Health Benefit Eligible, Sick time and Discretionary time, Food provided while in the field, uniforms, protective equipment, access to Mental Health Consultant and Employee Assistance Program. 

    Training:  U.S. Forest Service recognized OHLEC Chainsaw and Crosscut training, Technical Trails Training, QPR Suicide Prevention Training, Mandatory Reporter Training, Trauma Informed Approach Training. 

    Housing: SCC-Durango is piloting a Host-Housing program based on need and will be securing a camping location for leaders and CLDPs during the spring season. Options will be reviewed in the interview process. 

     

    The Southwest Conservation Corps is partnering with the San Juan National Forest, Pagosa Ranger District to run a 4-person, wilderness, crosscut crew. You will be trained and certified in all aspects of crosscut saw work, backcountry travel and will be integrated with the USFS, Pagosa Ranger District. 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 in these areas of the forest. Crosscut Crews cover a lot of miles and have the opportunity to explore many incredible areas! Your crew will work primarily a 4 days on, 3 days off schedule, learn how the USFS operates, become proficient with the Crosscut saw, and get to backpack through the rugged San Juan Mountains for a Summer.  

    To apply: 

    To view full job description and apply, visit: https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3806

  • Santa Fe National Forest, Outdoor Recreation Management, Crew Leader

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $690.00 - $800.00 / week

    To review full job description and apply, please visit:  https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3807

     

    Title: Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Outdoor Recreation Management, Crew Leader  

    Dates: March 27, 2023 – August 25, 2023 (option to extend to November) 

    Status: Seasonal, Full time, Non-Exempt  

    Location: Based out of Durango, CO 

    Salary: $690 - $800 weekly, Depending on experience  

    Benefits: Health Benefit Eligible, Sick time and Discretionary time, Food provided while in the field, uniforms, protective equipment, access to Mental Health Consultant and Employee Assistance Program. 

    Training:  U.S. Forest Service recognized OHLEC Chainsaw and Crosscut training, Technical Trails Training, QPR Suicide Prevention Training, Mandatory Reporter Training, Trauma Informed Approach Training. 

    Housing: SCC-Durango is piloting a Host-Housing program based on need and will be securing a camping location for leaders and CLDPs during the spring season. Options will be reviewed in the interview process.     

    About Santa Fe National Forest:  

    The Santa Fe National Forest in the Southwestern Region has 1.5 million acres of mountains, valleys and mesas, ranging from 5,000 to 13,000 feet high. The Santa Fe National Forest is divided into Ranger Districts with offices at Coyote, Cuba, Jemez Springs, Pecos, Las Vegas, and Espanola. Neighboring forests include the Carson NF, and the Cibola NF. 

    Recreational and cultural experiences branch out in all directions, and you don’t have to go far to find the ruins and petroglyphs from ancient Indian civilizations and incredible scenic features as you travel through colorful volcanic formations, deep river gorges, and beautiful pine, fir, spruce and aspen forests. The urban populations in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and other communities rely heavily on the Forest for recreational activities, including cross country skiing, climbing, hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing, floating the Rio Chama day and overnight trips, and hunting. Rural residents use the forest more often for family-oriented gatherings, cattle ranching, firewood cutting, and collecting piñon nuts and herbs. 

    The cultural influence, art, and architecture from the Native American pueblos and Spanish American villages of northern New Mexico are unique to this part of the nation and world. 

    Position Summary:  

    The Santa Fe Outdoor Recreation Management Crew 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 will work at developed recreation sites, including campgrounds, day use areas, picnic areas, trailheads, and dispersed recreation areas across the Santa Fe National Forest. Crews will perform light to moderate construction including signs, kiosks, deck repair work, roofing, etc. Crews will assist in the implementation of recreation operation and maintenance tasks at developed and dispersed recreation sites and complete trail projects on non-motorized trails. 

    Crews work primarily in front country locations in all weather conditions. Standard schedule consists of 8 days on and 6 days off. On-hitch, crews camp together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all projects and chores 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. 

     

    To review full job description and apply, please visit:  https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/380

  • San Juan National Forest, Rangeland Management, Crew Leader  

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $690.00 - $800.00 / week

    Title: San Juan National Forest, Noxious Weeds Management, Crew Leader   

    Dates: March 27, 2023 – August 11, 2023 (option to extend to November)  

    Status: Seasonal, Full time, Non-Exempt  

    Location: Based out of Durango, CO  

    Salary: $690 - $800 weekly, Depending on experience   

    Benefits: Health Benefit Eligible, Sick time and Discretionary time, Food provided while in the field, uniforms, protective equipment, access to Mental Health Consultant and Employee Assistance Program. 

    Training:  U.S. Forest Service recognized OHLEC Chainsaw and Crosscut training, Technical Trails Training, Herbicide Training, QPR Suicide Prevention Training, Mandatory Reporter Training, Trauma Informed Approach Training. 

    Housing: SCC-Durango is piloting a Host-Housing program based on need and will be securing a camping location for leaders and CLDPs during the spring season. Options will be reviewed in the interview process. 

    The Southwest Conservation Corps is partnering with the San Juan National Forest, Columbine Ranger District, for a Noxious Weeds Management Crew. The 4 person crew will treat noxious weeds, maintain and participate in revegetation activities such as seeding and planting, operate chainsaws, collect vegetation monitoring and survey data, and perform general restoration activities as needed. The ideal crew leader position will have knowledge of native and invasive plants in the Southwest, and some experience with herbicide and chainsaw use, treatment of invasive plants, and vegetation monitoring/field data collection, or the desire to learn in the field! Your crew will work primarily a 4 days on, 3 days off schedule, partner and learn from the USFS, make an impact in controlling the spread of noxious weeds in the Southwest.  

     

    To review full job description and apply, please visit: https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3809

  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Noxious Weeds Management, Crew Leader  

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $690.00 - $800.00 / week

    Title: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Noxious Weeds Management, Crew Leader   

    Dates: March 27, 2023 – August 25, 2023 (option to extend to November)  

    Status: Seasonal, Full time, Non-Exempt  

    Location: Based out of Durango, CO  

    Salary: $690 - $800 weekly, Depending on experience   

    Benefits: Health Benefit Eligible, Sick time and Discretionary time, Food provided while in the field, uniforms, protective equipment, access to Mental Health Consultant and Employee Assistance Program. 

    Training:  U.S. Forest Service recognized OHLEC Chainsaw and Crosscut training, Technical Trails Training, Herbicide Training, QPR Suicide Prevention Training, Mandatory Reporter Training, Trauma Informed Approach Training. 

    HousingSCC-Durango is piloting a Host-Housing program based on need and will be securing a camping location for leaders and CLDPs during the spring season. Options will be reviewed in the interview process. 

     

    The Southwest Conservation Corps is partnering with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) for a Noxious Weeds Management Crew in the Four Corners Region. The 4 person crew will treat noxious weeds, maintain and participate in revegetation activities such as seeding and planting, operate chainsaws, collect vegetation monitoring and survey data, and perform general restoration activities as needed. The ideal crew leader position will have knowledge of native and invasive plants in the Southwest, and some experience with herbicide and chainsaw use, treatment of invasive plants, and vegetation monitoring/field data collection, or the desire to learn in the field! Your crew will work primarily a 4 days on, 3 days off schedule, partner and learn from local agencies, make an impact in controlling the spread of noxious weeds in the Southwest.  

     

    To apply:

    To review full job description and apply, please visit: https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3808

  • Watershed Strike Team Crew Leader

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $725.00 - $805.00 / week

    Title: Watershed Strike Team Crew Leader

    Dates of Employment: March 20, 2023 – November 3, 2023

    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, Colorado pesticide technician license, Potential for U.S. Forest Service recognized Chainsaw training

    Deadline: open until filled 

     

    Position Summary:

    The Watershed Strike Teams will work with a variety of project partners, in a variety of locations. Some of which include 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. This crew will treat invasive weeds, and participate in revegetation and restoration activities such as seeding and planting.

    Strike Teams also work with several watershed groups across the Southwest to perform vegetation surveying along streamside habitat. These watershed organizations are located in Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. They 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 works 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 the various project partners.

    Crew leaders will be responsible for leading a 2-3 person crew (1 leader, 1-2 members). While working on projects (i.e. on-hitch), the crew will camp together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all tasks and chores. They 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:

    Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work and manage a crew remotely are essential for this Crew Leader position. Hitch schedules may vary between 4 on, 3 off or 5 on, 2 off to 8 on, 6 off or on rare occasions 12 on, 9 off. SCC does not provide accommodations off-hitch and Crew Leaders will be responsible for their own accommodations during that time.

     

    To review full job description and apply:

    Visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3818

  • SCC Youth Field Supervisor

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $700.00 - $800.00 / week

    Title: Youth Field Supervisor  

    Reports to: Logistics Manager  

    Starting Salary: $700-$800/week, Depending on experience 

    Location: SCC Four Corners Durango, CO Office  

    Term: February 28th, 2023-November 17th, 2023  

    Status: Full-time, Seasonal, exempt  

    Benefit Eligible: Partial, see personnel policies 

     

    Position Summary:  

    The Youth Field Supervisor’s primary roles are to provide field and logistical support to our field staff and seasonal high and middle school conservation crews, by offering technical assistance, morale support, and ensuring program integrity through policy enforcement and positive mentoring.  The Youth Field Supervisor will assist with, program planning, facilitating staff trainings and logistics. The Youth Field Supervisors will support both youth programing in the spring and summer season and transition to supporting adult programing in the fall. Field time during training season is 100%. Field/office time will vary depending on seasonal and programmatic needs but will usually be close to 70% 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. 

     

    To apply:

    For more information and to apply, visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3822

  • SCC Adult Field Supervisor

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $700.00 - $800.00 / week

    Title: Field Supervisor  

    Reports to: Logistics Manager  

    Starting Salary: $700-$800/week, Depending on experience 

    Location: SCC Four Corners Durango, CO Office  

    Term: February 28th, 2023-November 17th, 2023 

    Status: Full-time, Seasonal, exempt  

    Benefit Eligible: Partial, see personnel policies 

     

    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, Veterans crews and watershed 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 adult, Veteran, watershed, and youth crews, as needed. Field time during training season is 100%. Field/office time will vary depending on seasonal and programmatic needs but will usually be close to 70% or more of this positions’ time. Besides some planning, logistics, and administrative duties, the position is predominately field-based. 

     

    To apply:

    For more information and to apply, visit: https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3821

  • Indigenous Youth Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $685.00 - $800.00 / week

    Looking to take the next step in your conservation leadership journey? Interested in further developing your technical and interpersonal skills? Our leader development program is the place to do all of that and SO much more! Visit https://sccorps.org/leader-positions to view position descriptions and application portal. 

     

    Preference in hiring is given to qualified Native American applicants

    This is an entry level position focused on development, we welcome applications from candidates who may not have all the skills listed below. This position provides extensive training during the spring season, meant to prepare CLDP’s for leading summer crews. This position is an opportunity to make a difference in young peoples’ lives. CLDP’s will be mentors, educators and facilitators for high school students, working to increase youth resiliency, build confidence and to be positive role models for their members. The Indigenous Youth Crew Leader in Development provides a supportive learning environment for Native high schoolers to work, learn from, and grow with one another while gaining skills in the conservation field

    The AmeriCorps (A*C) 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 8 weeks in a crew leader training period, which will include a Leadership skills week, Chainsaw training, technical trails training, a youth crew leader training, and prep weeks in addition to project work. In June, leaders will transition to co-leading one 4-week session with indigenous high school students ages 14-18, then a second 4-week session leading a regional high school crew or middle school crew with students ages 11-13. Each CLDP will be paired with an experienced crew leader who will provide mentorship and support to them through a goal setting process and CLDP development plan. Crews will complete a variety of local conservation and community projects.

    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.

     

    TitleIndigenous Youth Crew Leader Development Program (AmeriCorps)

    Reports to: Youth Programs Coordinator

    Location: Durango, CO 

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Non-Exempt  

    Dates: March 27th** – August 11th, 2023 OR November 17th, 2023; start date flexible on case-by-case basis

    **Start date flexible on a case-by-case basis. Must start by May 8th at the latest.

    Wages: $685 weekly = ($485/week living stipend + $200/week housing stipend) + $2,474.27 AmeriCorps Education Award at completion of service term

    Benefits: Paid time off between summer sessions; Food provided while in the field, uniforms, protective equipment, access to Mental Health Consultant and Employee Assistance Program.

    Training:  U.S. Forest Service recognized OHLEC Chainsaw training, Technical Trails Training, QPR Suicide Prevention Training, Mandatory Reporter Training, Trauma Informed Approach Training. Potential for Crosscut Training.

     

     

    To apply:

    For more information and to apply, visit: https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3825

    If you would like to learn more about the position, need assistance with the application or have any questions about the position, please reach out to: Jacob Mandell, Youth Programs Coordinator, jmandell@conservationlegacy.org

  • Field Supervisor - SCC Los Valles

    Los Valles Office - Salida
    $700.00 - $800.00 / week

    Title: Field Supervisor  

    Reports to: Logistics Manager 

    Location: Salida, CO 

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Exempt 

    Wages: $700-800/week 

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

    Start/end date: March 13, 2023 – October 27, 2023 

     

    Summary: 

    The Field Supervisor’s primary role is to provide field and administrative support for the Adult, Youth, and Veteran’s programs 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 trainings, as well as with Corps member recruitment and selection.  During the spring season, the field supervisor will be both in the field, supporting crew leader training, and in the office, helping to prepare equipment and facilities for the field season. 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.  

    To apply

    For more details and to apply:   https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3833

  • Four Corners Individual Placements Program Coordinator

    Four Corners Office - Durango, CO
    $18.27 - $21.17 / hour

    Position Summary: The Individual Placement (IP) Program Coordinator is responsible for implementing effective and efficient administrative support of individual placement and intern cohort programs within SCC, recruiting, and placing about 50+ AmeriCorps interns per year within the geographic region served by SCC. This position interacts with other Conservation Legacy staff on admissions processes, member tracking, and other areas of administrative support. This person will work with the IP Program Manager to support the IP program across the state interacting and communicating with Regional Directors (RDs) in the Durango & Salida, CO SCC offices. The IP Program Coordinator will report directly to the IP Program Manager. SCC is strongly committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives within its programs.

    For more details and to apply: https://sccorps.org/uploads/pdfs/SCC-Individual-Placements-Program-Coordinator-2023.pdf

     

    See all current staff positions here: 

    https://sccorps.org/staff-positions

  • SCC Los Valles Long-term Trail Crew Member

    Los Valles Office - Salida
    $600.00 / week

    Start/ End dates: 5/29/2023 – 10/27/2023  

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Camping Program 

    Location: Salida, CO 

    Stipend: $600/week ($400/week living stipend + $200/week housing stipend)  

    Ages: 18 – 30 

    Benefits: $2,626.27 675hr 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 known for its great outdoors, and the highway providing access is the 39,000 miles of trail all over the state. On Southwest Conservations Corps’ Long-term trail crew, you will have the opportunity to work on, build, and maintain some of these trails while also learning the basics of recreational conservation. Whether you are new to the outdoors or looking for a chance to give back, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss! 

     

    Your crew will consist of 6 to 8 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 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. 

     

    This crew will spend 6 to 8 weeks during the summer working on the trial reroute on Mt. Shavano alongside our partner Colorado Fourteener's Initiative (CFI). This crew will work on some of the most technical and intense project work this season that will include cutting new tread, timber check steps, and rock retaining features.

     

    For more information or to apply follow this link:

    Long-term Trail Crew Member - Los Valles - salida, Colorado - Conservation Legacy (silkroad.com)

    For questions email Trevor Taylor at ttaylor@consevationlegacy.org

  • SCC Los Valles Women's+ Crew Member

    Los Valles Office - Salida
    $600.00 / week

    Joining this crew is sure to be a season of growth, connections, hard-work, and lots of fun! Don’t wait – apply today! Visit https://sccorps.org/adult-conservation-crews to see job descriptions and apply.

     

    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 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 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.

     

    Start/ End dates: 5/29/2023 – 8/11/2023  

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Camping Program 

    Location: Salida, CO 

    Stipend: $600/week ($400/week living stipend + $200/week housing stipend) 

    Ages: 18 – 30 

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

     

    For more information or to apply follow this link: 

    Women's+ Saw Crew Member - Los Valles - 701 East Hwy 50, Salida, Colorado - Conservation Legacy (silkroad.com)

    For questions email Trevor Taylor at ttaylor@conservationlegacy.org

  • SCC Los Valles Fuels and Fire Crew Member

    Los Valles Office - Salida
    $600.00 / week

    Start/ End dates: 5/29/2022 – 10/27/2022  

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Camping Program 

    Location: Salida, CO 

    Stipend: $600/week ($400/week living stipend + $200/week housing stipend) 

    Ages: 18 – 30 

    Benefits: $2,626.27 675hr 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, Wilderness First Aid & CPR/AED certification 

     

    About the Position 

    As wildfires become more common across the American west, Southwest Conservations Corps’ Fuels and Fire Saw crew provides the opportunity to engage in the important work of fire mitigation and prevention here in Colorado. On this crew, member will go through chainsaw training to earn their U.S. Forest Service chainsaw certification and complete projects that can include felling, brushing, and/or limbing all in the name of fire mitigation work.  

     

    As an AmeriCorps program participant with the Southwest Conservation Corps, your office is the great outdoors! Each crew consists of 6 members and 2 leaders. Crews serve and camp for 8 days at a time in either front country (access to your crew vehicle and trailer), or backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations, 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 participate in environmental education activities. Risk management is of utmost importance, and all procedures must be followed at all times.

    For more information or to apply follow this link: 

    Fuels and Fire Saw Crew Member - Los Valles - 701 East Hwy 50, Salida, Colorado - Conservation Legacy (silkroad.com)

    For questions email Trevor Taylor at ttaylor@conservationlegacy.org

  • SCC Los Valles Leaders of Color Crew Member

    Los Valles Office - Salida
    $600.00 / week

    No previous experience is required! If you’ve been curious about the conservation field but haven’t been sure where to get started, or if you’re already a few years in just looking for something new, we’d love to have you join our Leaders of Color crew! See open crew member positions and position details here: https://sccorps.org/adult-conservation-crews

     

    Start/ End dates: 5/29/2023 – 10/27/2023  

    Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Camping Program 

    Location: Salida, CO 

    Stipend: $600/week ($400/week living stipend + $200/week housing stipend) 

    Ages: 18 – 30 

    Benefits: $2,626.27 675hr 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, 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 alongside 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 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 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.

    For more information or to apply follow this link:

    Leaders of Color Crew Member - Los Valles - 701 East Hwy 50, Salida, Colorado - Conservation Legacy (silkroad.com)

    For questions email Trevor Taylor at ttaylor@conservationlegacy.org

  • Youth Conservation Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)

    Los Valles Office - Salida
    $685.00 / week

    This is your opportunity to make a difference in the lives of local youth! Visit our leader page (www.sccorps.org/leadership-opportunities) to view each positions’ description and application portal.

    For questions, or help with your application, contact Therese Ryley, Program Director at tryley@conservationlegacy.org 

     

    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 a 6 person crew (crew members are local high school students ages 14-18), 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. 

     

    View position details and apply here: https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3975

  • Youth Conservation Crew Leader

    Los Valles Office - Salida
    $690.00 - $800.00 / week

    This is your opportunity to make a difference in the lives of local youth! Visit our leader page (www.sccorps.org/leadership-opportunities) to view each positions’ description and application portal. 

    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: https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3976

    For questions or help with your application, contact Thérèse d’Auria Ryley, SCC Los Valles Program Director at tryley@conservationlegacy.org.

    Position Summary:  

    The Crew Leader at SCC Los Valles is responsible for overseeing a crew of 8: crews consists of 6 members, 1 Crew Leader in Development (CLDP), and the crew leader. Crews work in front and backcountry locations in all weather conditions. Youth program crews serve youth ages 14-18 and run on a standard schedule of Monday-Friday, with 5 days on, and 2 days (Sat/Sun) off.  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.

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

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

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


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