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24 Jan 2019

Environment DRRP Strike Team Leader

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

Job Description

Southwest Conservation Corps

Dolores River Restoration Strike Team

Title: Crew Leader
Locations: Durango, CO
Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Non-exempt
Start/End Date: April 1st, 2019 – November 22nd, 2019
Wages: $500-620 weekly DOE/DOQ
Other Benefits: 5 days of PTO (structured in August) and 5 days of discretionary time. Includes health benefits. Food provided while in the field, uniforms, personal protective equipment, U.S. Forest Service recognized S-212 Chainsaw training (Certificate awarded upon completion of program), Colorado pesticide applicator examination and licensure, other development opportunities

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 engages motivated young adults, ages 18 – 30, to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout the Four Corners region.

Our programs focus on place-based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility and career development. SCC also provides an opportunity for Corps Members to learn about the local environment, environmental issues and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers.

Position Summary:

This Strike Team will work as part of the Dolores River Restoration Partnership (DRRP), which is a public-private collaborative of conservation corps, BLM managers, private landowners, and other community members surrounding the Dolores River watershed. The DRRP is in year 10 of an ambitious effort to treat invasive plant species along 175 miles of the Dolores River corridor. The primary responsibilities of this crew are to treat noxious weeds, maintain and participate in revegetation activities such as seeding and planting, collect vegetation monitoring and survey data, and perform general restoration activities as needed by the partnership. This crew is designed to be flexible to meet the evolving needs of the partnership and changing conditions of restoration sites. Flexibility and adaptability are essential for this Strike Team leader position.

This crew leader will be responsible for leading a 2-person restoration crew in the spring, followed by a 2-person vegetation monitoring crew in the summer, and a 3-person restoration crew in the fall. This crew’s schedule will vary between camping while out in the field and doing day trips. Schedules may vary, but generally are 4 days on and 3 days off. There is a possibility you could work 9 days on and 5 days off, or a variation of schedules, so we require all members and leaders to be flexible. SCC does not provide housing on your off days or on days where day trips are required. Crews prepare all their own meals and work together as a group to complete all the necessary 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, maturity, initiative, professionalism, and the desire to devote themselves to a crew experience where the needs of others are placed above oneself. The Crew Leader position requires, mentorship, patience, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. Crew Leaders are ultimately responsible for successes and short-comings of the crew.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Environment. Job Tags: conservation, invasive species, outdoors, restoration, and River restoration.

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