Overview

Compensation:$685/week paid out bi-weekly
Location: Flagstaff or Tucson, AZ
Term: March 7 ,2022 to July 15, 2022
Benefits: Paid training; Food budget while on project; Employee Assistance Program, on-the-ground conservation work experience, technical trainings and work skills development, exposure to potential employers, teamwork and leadership skills development

The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate high standards, compassion, excellent judgment, effective communication skills, initiative, and the desire to devote themselves (at least seasonally) to working alongside other military veterans, ages 21-35 years old, in an environmental setting. The crew will have to work together and maintain a flexible, positive, and professional attitude. The program engages participants in a cohort environment in which a team of recent-era veterans work together to train and complete natural resource management projects, specifically related to fire fuels management and fuels reduction using chainsaws. This crew model also helps recent-era veterans transition from military to civilian careers. Participants must be a military veteran, provide a copy of a valid DD-214, or relevant discharge paperwork, and be able to pass a USFS Pack Test at the “arduous” level (3-mile hike with 45-pound pack in 45 minutes)

Crew Leaders (CL) are responsible for facilitating a positive crew member experience by setting an example of enthusiasm throughout work and camp life. The CL works in tandem with the Assistant Crew Leader to communicate directions, project specifications, and constructive criticism throughout the term of service. The CL is expected to complete project and Corpsmember paperwork in a timely manner and professionally represent AZCC in project relations.

Tagged as: Conservation, Crew, Development, Full Time, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders

Qualifications:

21+ with some leadership experience
Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to work in a changing work environment including willingness to work a varying schedule. This position could also be deployed for national disaster relief, outside of the region, for multiple weeks at a time.
Excellent communication and teaching/mentoring skills, as well as, strong conflict resolution and team building skills.

Required Skills:

Ability perform administrative duties, such as managing crew budget and documents and utilizing Microsoft programs.
Strong time-management skills and ability to work independently and in collaboration with a small group.
Valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record.
Must hold an official certification in Wilderness First Responder and CPR.
Have US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency status.
Have a high school diploma or GED

Preferred Skills:

Pass background checks: all offers of positions are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and Federal criminal background check
Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting

About Arizona Conservation Corps

AZCC AmeriCorps members serve a term of National Service in the State of Arizona and parts of the Southwest on professionally supervised crews as they explore a variety of opportunities for careers in the outdoors, learn practical field skills, and develop confidence as emerging leaders in the field of conservation.

Application Instructions

Please apply at https://azcorps.org/leader-positions