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Conservation Corps Rifle Trail Crew Member

Western Colorado Conservation Corps
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Rifle Trail Crew: Serve on unique team of 10 dynamic individuals along with a Crew Leader and 2 Assistant Crew Leaders (ACL), partnering with the USFS in the Rifle Colorado area. Projects will include hand tool use, evaluation of trail, tool, and equipment maintenance. The RTCM (Rifle Trail Crew Member) will work with WCCC staff, and Forest Staff to help further WCCC’s overall mission. This ten-person crew, with project oversight provided by an experienced Wilderness Ranger will help to keep access open to these trails in and out of designated Wilderness. Activities will include clearing trees that have fallen across non-motorized trails and trail maintenance. These actions will help mitigate impacts to resources off trail and provide a better experience to the public we serve. This work will create resilient landscapes while connecting our community to our public lands. It will also foster a healthy work environment while providing the trail crew members to explore new career opportunities.

These positions also requires preparation time and post session clean up.

Service Activities

Essentials Position Functions:
• Must be willing and able to camp at least 4-8 nights per week, often leaving for service location on Sunday afternoon.
• Complete 10 hours of project work a day for 4-8 days while camping in a variety of outdoor conditions, including inclement weather for the duration of term.
• Successfully complete AmeriCorps member Orientation and CPR/First Aid Training.
• Must be motivated, responsible, and have a positive attitude.
• Willing to cook and clean up at camp site when necessary.
• Participate in evaluation process (number and timing of evaluations depend on length of contract).
• Participate in WCCC wide volunteer events.
• Participate in rig-up and rig-down procedures.
• Live, work, and serve closely with a diverse group of people.
• Must adhere to and enforce the rules and regulations of WCCC and AmeriCorps, which includes abstaining from the use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco as well as other rules, regulations, and risk management protocol.
• Members must not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the AmeriCorps Member Service Agreement.

Community Need Addressed

declining population of youth involved in conservation

Position Outcomes

improve safety of public lands


Education award upon successful completion of service, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Education Benefits

GED/High School Diploma

CPR, First Aid

Skills you will gain

timekeeping, project management

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Environment
  • Length of Service 4 Months
  • Education Requirements Less than High School Completed
  • Placement Team Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit
  • Weekly Training Hours 4

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