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Conservation Crew Member

Actively Recruiting

Openings

27 currently recruiting

Service Dates

February 26, 2024 - November 21, 2024

Application Window

October 4, 2023 - May 1, 2024

Location

  • Grand Junction, CO

Contact Information

Morgan Smith
(970) 241-1027
tweimer@mesapartners.org

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Crew Member

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Description

: The Western Colorado Conservation Corps offers opportunities for young adults to spend a season serving on meaningful conservation projects throughout Western Colorado. Projects may include a variety of fence construction/removal, invasive species removal, fire fuels reduction, habitat restoration and/or historic preservation work. AmeriCorps members have the opportunity to earn an education award, in addition to a bi-weekly stipend. (Restrictions apply)
The position also requires preparation time and post session clean up.
Essentials Position Functions:
• Must be willing and able to camp at least 4-8 nights per week, often leaving for the 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 the 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.

Service Environment:
This position requires arduous physical activity in adverse weather conditions. Crew members must be physically fit and able to lift, bend, carry, push and other heavy physical labor.

Requirements:
• Excellent organization and communication
• Passion for an outdoor lifestyle
• Hands-on physical labor experience preferred.
• High School Diploma or GED required (AmeriCorps)
• Must be between the ages of 17-28 years of age.
• Ability to commit to the entirety of your AmeriCorps term of service with WCCC.
• Ability to serve on diverse teams or with a diverse range of people.

Physical Requirements:
• Ability to typically lift 30-50 lbs. repeatedly.
• Hiking up to 12 miles per day.
• Be willing and able to run a chainsaw, use hand tools and herbicide equipment with appropriate training.
• Must be able to complete arduous work in adverse weather conditions (i.e., snow, rain, excessive heat).
• Ability to camp in remote locations from 4-8 days a week.

: The Western Colorado Conservation Corps offers opportunities for young adults to spend a season serving on meaningful conservation projects throughout Western Colorado. Projects may include a variety of fence construction/removal, invasive species removal, fire fuels reduction, habitat restoration and/or historic preservation work. AmeriCorps members have the opportunity to earn an education award, in addition to a bi-weekly stipend. (Restrictions apply)
The position also requires preparation time and post session clean up.
Essentials Position Functions:
• Must be willing and able to camp at least 4-8 nights per week, often leaving for the 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 the 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.

Service Environment:
This position requires arduous physical activity in adverse weather conditions. Crew members must be physically fit and able to lift, bend, carry, push and other heavy physical labor.

Requirements:
• Excellent organization and communication
• Passion for an outdoor lifestyle
• Hands-on physical labor experience preferred.
• High School Diploma or GED required (AmeriCorps)
• Must be between the ages of 17-28 years of age.
• Ability to commit to the entirety of your AmeriCorps term of service with WCCC.
• Ability to serve on diverse teams or with a diverse range of people.

Physical Requirements:
• Ability to typically lift 30-50 lbs. repeatedly.
• Hiking up to 12 miles per day.
• Be willing and able to run a chainsaw, use hand tools and herbicide equipment with appropriate training.
• Must be able to complete arduous work in adverse weather conditions (i.e., snow, rain, excessive heat).
• Ability to camp in remote locations from 4-8 days a week.
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Living Allowance

$1200 - $1200 monthly

Benefits

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

Additional Benefits

• AmeriCorps members are entitled to and must take a 30-minute lunch break, this time does not count towards service goal.

Education Requirements

GED

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Qualifications:
No experience necessary! However, you must:
• Be a United states citizen or permanent resident.
• Be available full time between the dates specified on the Member Service Agreement.
• Be between the ages of 17-28.
• Able to pass a pre-service National Criminal History check (State, Sex Offender, and Federal).

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

17 - 28

Service Details

Focus Areas

Environment

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Rural, Urban, Wilderness

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Outdoor

Placement

Team Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit

Activity Types

Hands On Activities

Contact Information

Morgan Smith
(970) 241-1027
tweimer@mesapartners.org

Hosted By

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Crew Member

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