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15 Feb 2019

Environment Dolores River Restoration Strike Team Member

Southwest Conservation Corps – Posted by tditore Durango, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Position: Dolores River Restoration Strike Team Crew Member
Dates: April 22nd – November 22nd, 2019
Status: Seasonal, Full-time
Location: Durango, CO
Stipend: $400/week
Ages: 18 – 30
Health Benefits: Health Benefit Eligible
Other Benefits: Wilderness First Aid Certificate, food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment, optional CO pesticide applicator license
AmeriCorps Education Award: $3,047.50

The Southwest Conservation Corps, in collaboration with the Dolores River Restoration Partnership (DRRP) is advertising for one invasive species Strike Team Crew Member. The DRRP is in year 10 of an ambitious effort to treat invasive plant species along 175 miles of the river corridor, with strike teams playing an essential role in helping sites reach restoration success. The primary responsibilities of this crew are to treat noxious weeds, maintain and participate in revegetation activities such as seeding and planting, collect vegetation monitoring and survey data, and perform general restoration activities as needed by the partnership. This crew is designed to be flexible to meet the evolving needs of the partnership and changing conditions of restoration sites.

The Strike Team will typically work four (M-Th), 10 hour days per week, although schedules may vary. You will work alongside 1 leader as part of a 2-person crew for the first 2/3 of the season. One additional member will join this crew for the fall season. Crews work and camp for several days at a time in remote locations, in all types of weather conditions. You will work effectively as a member of the crew; perform heavy manual labor related to environmental conservation and restoration projects; work outdoors in all types of weather and succesfully adapt to various climates; effectively learn and apply new environmental conservation and restoration skills; actively participare in environmental education activities; practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned; use, maintain and repair hand and power tools as necessary. This position requires extensive field time on foot in the elements, and extensive time wearing a backpack sprayer. Safe operation of BLM, SCC vehicles and selected equipment will be necessary.

How to Apply

Please see our website for more information and to apply: (Click on Small Teams under the Programs tab) or view the full position description and apply directly (click on URL and search for job tracking number 1501-984):

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Environment.

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