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Roving Trail Crew Assistant Leader - January 2019

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Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

January 9, 2019 - May 24, 2019

Application Window

October 15, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Location

  • Las Cruces, NM

Contact Information

Tyler Groff
tgroff@conservationlegacy.org

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Field Program - CCNM

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Description

To Apply
Apply directly through our portal at https://corpsnm.org/leadership-opportunities

Conservation Corps New Mexico in Las Cruces, NM seeks qualified candidates for Assistant Crew Leader (ACL) positions for the 2019 season. CCNM offers opportunities for individuals to work in a crew environment on national lands throughout the southwestern United States and elsewhere. Successful crew leaders are self-motivated, energetic and tenacious—they understand the value of hard work and the outdoors and are driven to excellence in conservation.

What does it mean to be a leader at CCNM?
The ACLs are responsible for facilitating a positive Corpsmember experience for 7-8 AmeriCorps members working as a crew on environmental conservation and restoration projects. This means creating a positive environment for the crew to grow both personally and professionally through skill development in the field facilitated by the leaders. The Crew Leader (CL) and ACL work together to communicate directions, project specifications and constructive criticism throughout the term. The ACL is expected to be able to learn new skills rapidly and assist the CL in teaching these skills to Corpsmembers. CL is expected to mentor and train the ACL in all aspects of leadership.

ACLs at CCNM need to do more than just show up. This job requires endless positivity and enthusiasm, being able to lead a crew on a variety of projects through all kinds of weather conditions all while practicing good judgement and modeling safety. Being a leader means having a passion for being outside and working with a team. It may also mean participating in training and additional work beyond the hours of regular crew members. Previous Corps experience is highly recommended.

Project Work
CCNM works with a variety of land management agencies in Arizona, such as the US Forest Service, National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management, as well as local non-profits and State Parks. Projects vary across crews and locations. This is a “roving” crew. That means there will be an opportunity for a variety of projects that range in skills and geographic location. Projects will vary but could include trail construction and maintenance, ecosystem restoration, habitat restoration, fire fuels reduction, barbed wire fence construction, invasive weed removal, herbicide applications and many others. All projects require a willingness to work hard, be safe and have fun.

Training
Leaders will attend and participate in an 8-day intensive leadership training that could include things like chainsaw training or advanced rock work skills. The focus of the training will be developing leadership skills and forming strong bonds between leadership teams. Crew Leaders will also be expected to facilitate learning in the field for Corpsmembers and mentor the Assistant Crew Leader.

Expectations
CCNM is a drug-free organization; alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited. CCNM is an independent, non-residential program. The Corpsmember must supply his/her own personal outdoor gear and equipment such as a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, day pack, multi-day pack, work pants, hiking/ work boots. CCNM will provide the tools, protective gear, transportation to projects, and a budget for food while on project. Housing is not provided. 

Schedule:
The typical schedule is eight to nine days on with six days off, or, four ten-hour days with three days off.

Compensation:
Assistant Crew Leaders are paid an AmeriCorps living stipend which averages out at $335 per week or $670 biweekly before taxes. Upon completion of the term the Corpsmember will receive an education award of $2,255 for a 675 hour service term to be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.

Timeline
January 9, 2019- May 24, 2019

Required Qualifications for ACL:
You must be between the ages of 18 and 25, and a US citizen that has received 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. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award. Prior Conservation Corps experience and leadership skills preferred.

To Apply
Apply directly through our portal at https://corpsnm.org/leadership-opportunities

To Apply
Apply directly through our portal at https://corpsnm.org/leadership-opportunities

Conservation Corps New Mexico in Las Cruces, NM seeks qualified candidates for Assistant Crew Leader (ACL) positions for the 2019 season. CCNM offers opportunities for individuals to work in a crew environment on national lands throughout the southwestern United States and elsewhere. Successful crew leaders are self-motivated, energetic and tenacious—they understand the value of hard work and the outdoors and are driven to excellence in conservation.

What does it mean to be a leader at CCNM?
The ACLs are responsible for facilitating a positive Corpsmember experience for 7-8 AmeriCorps members working as a crew on environmental conservation and restoration projects. This means creating a positive environment for the crew to grow both personally and professionally through skill development in the field facilitated by the leaders. The Crew Leader (CL) and ACL work together to communicate directions, project specifications and constructive criticism throughout the term. The ACL is expected to be able to learn new skills rapidly and assist the CL in teaching these skills to Corpsmembers. CL is expected to mentor and train the ACL in all aspects of leadership.

ACLs at CCNM need to do more than just show up. This job requires endless positivity and enthusiasm, being able to lead a crew on a variety of projects through all kinds of weather conditions all while practicing good judgement and modeling safety. Being a leader means having a passion for being outside and working with a team. It may also mean participating in training and additional work beyond the hours of regular crew members. Previous Corps experience is highly recommended.

Project Work
CCNM works with a variety of land management agencies in Arizona, such as the US Forest Service, National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management, as well as local non-profits and State Parks. Projects vary across crews and locations. This is a “roving” crew. That means there will be an opportunity for a variety of projects that range in skills and geographic location. Projects will vary but could include trail construction and maintenance, ecosystem restoration, habitat restoration, fire fuels reduction, barbed wire fence construction, invasive weed removal, herbicide applications and many others. All projects require a willingness to work hard, be safe and have fun.

Training
Leaders will attend and participate in an 8-day intensive leadership training that could include things like chainsaw training or advanced rock work skills. The focus of the training will be developing leadership skills and forming strong bonds between leadership teams. Crew Leaders will also be expected to facilitate learning in the field for Corpsmembers and mentor the Assistant Crew Leader.

Expectations
CCNM is a drug-free organization; alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited. CCNM is an independent, non-residential program. The Corpsmember must supply his/her own personal outdoor gear and equipment such as a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, day pack, multi-day pack, work pants, hiking/ work boots. CCNM will provide the tools, protective gear, transportation to projects, and a budget for food while on project. Housing is not provided. 

Schedule:
The typical schedule is eight to nine days on with six days off, or, four ten-hour days with three days off.

Compensation:
Assistant Crew Leaders are paid an AmeriCorps living stipend which averages out at $335 per week or $670 biweekly before taxes. Upon completion of the term the Corpsmember will receive an education award of $2,255 for a 675 hour service term to be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.

Timeline
January 9, 2019- May 24, 2019

Required Qualifications for ACL:
You must be between the ages of 18 and 25, and a US citizen that has received 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. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award. Prior Conservation Corps experience and leadership skills preferred.

To Apply
Apply directly through our portal at https://corpsnm.org/leadership-opportunities
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Living Allowance

$1920 - $2400 monthly

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Food during projects is provided. Transportation is provided from office to project sites. Wilderness First Aid, and other certifications are generally provided although not guaranteed. On the job training and experience building.

Education Benefits

Credential or Certification

Education Requirements

Less than High School Completed

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

18 - 25

Service Details

Focus Areas

Environment

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Rural, Wilderness

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Outdoor

Placement

Team Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Federal Government Agency, Park, State Agency other than State Service Commission

Activity Types

Hands On Activities

Contact Information

Tyler Groff
tgroff@conservationlegacy.org

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