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8 Mar 2018

Environment Strike Team Crew Leader: Invasive Species Control

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

Job Description

Position dates: April 2nd – September 21st, with possibility to extend into the fall season
Wages: $460-$600/week DOQ, DOE, tiered wages during 8 week training season

Lead a crew of 2 members implementing invasive species control work primarily on the GMUG National Forest in the Norwood Ranger District, with secondary measures to work with other local watershed restoration groups. Species targeted for control include Sulfur cinquefoil (Potentilla recta), Musk thistle (Carduus nutans), Bull thistle (Cirsium vulgar), and Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare). These species are invading and altering natural ecosystems contributing to declines in ecological health of the San Miguel watershed in which they are found. Additional restoration work may target Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) and other noxious weeds.

The beginning 8 weeks of the season will focus on crew leader training and obtaining a Colorado Herbicide Applicator license (if necessary). Work will take place over the following 17 week period. The team will target infestations as guided by District Rangeland Management Specialists on a prioritized basis. Recording and reporting of accomplishments will be necessary. This position requires extensive field time on foot in the elements and extensive time wearing a backpack sprayer. When weather or climatic conditions do not allow for invasive species control work, additional work contributing to trails maintenance will occur.  

Southwest Conservation Corps’ Crew Leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. The Crew Leader position requires mentorship, patience, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors.

How to Apply

Please see our website for more information and to apply: [Click: Small Teams under the Programs tab] or view the position and apply directly by clicking on the following link and searching for job tracking number 905-984.

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Environment.

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