Environment Fourteener Conservation Crew Member
Position: 14er Conservation Crew Member
Start/ End dates: 5/25/2021 – 10/22/2021
Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Camping Program
Location: Salida, CO
Ages: 18 – 30
Benefits: $3,172.50 900 hr AmeriCorps Education Award (Value may change depending on term of service), Food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment. Wilderness First Aid & CPR/AED certification.
About the Position
Colorado is known for its soaring peaks, and none are more famous than those that rise over 14,000 ft in elevation, often referred to as 14ers. As an AmeriCorps participant of one of the Southwest Conservation Corps ‘14er’ crews, your office will be the high alpine environment on the slopes of one of these peaks. Your crew will consist of 6 to 8 members and 2 leaders. Crews work and camp for 8 days at a time in either frontcountry (access to your crew vehicle and trailer), or backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations, in all types of weather conditions. You will work 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.
Your main project for the summer will include intensive trail construction & maintenance in high elevation terrain. Other projects during the season may also include habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction, re-vegetation, and local environmental service projects. Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs, including disaster relief if the opportunity arises.
Schedules generally are 8-days on and 6 off. There is a possibility you could work 5-days on and 2-days off, or a variation of schedules requiring all AmeriCorps crew members to show flexibility. SCC does not provide housing on your off days.
All crews will go through an unpaid, 5-day orientation. Food and space to camp is provided for this training.
Required Skills & Experience
To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30
Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 lbs
A US citizen that has received (or on track to receive) a high school diploma or GED
All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.
Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements
Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to assist you with some modification unless it alters the fundamental nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of participants or staff, or places an undue financial or administrative burden on the organization.
Participant and Expedition Behavior
Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful and difficult conditions
Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program
Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harassment of any kind
Appropriately represent SCC and AmeriCorps to the public and project partners at all time
Risk Management and Judgement
Effectively follow direction by others, so that you will be able to successfully manage hazards
Ask clarifying question when you do not understand a task
Maintain focus during workday, both while traveling and working in varied weather conditions.
If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage without assistance from others.
Environmental Ethics & Outdoor Skills
Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living and work skills as appropriate to the project.
Live in a physically demanding, possibly remote environment for an uninterrupted period of up to several weeks
In accordance with a drug-free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and SCC activities, and while on organization property.
How to ApplyTO APPLY: Visit https://sccorps.org/open-positions SCC Los Valles equity is a core value. To put power behind this statement, we prioritize and encourage opportunities for Black, Indigenous, Queer, Trans, and Women of Color (QTBIPOC). Interested candidates are encouraged to contact email@example.com for inquiries and submit an application on our website.
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