Stipend: $720-800/week for all Crew Leaders DOE
Location: Tucson, AZ
Timeline: February 5th, 2024 through July 9th, 2024
Benefits: Paid training, food budget while on the hitch, Employee Assistance Program, some positions will offer health insurance benefits
General Field Crews:
AZCC’s Field Crew program engages motivated young adults, ages 18-30, to complete challenging and impactful conservation service projects throughout Arizona. With both camping crews and local day work crews, there are a variety of units to choose from!
Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC):
Arizona Conservation Corps, a program of Conservation Legacy, aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s. AZCC is focused on connecting youth, young adults, and recent-era military veterans with conservation service work projects on public lands. AZCC operates programs across Arizona that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation. AZCC has program offices in Flagstaff and Tucson.
Field Crew Project Work:
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. Members are provided opportunities to learn and train under the guidance of professional staff within Conservation Legacy while gaining career perspectives working alongside agency staff from the US Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, or Municipal, State and non-profit organizations that work on our nation’s public and tribal lands. AZCC Crews will become proficient in environmental stewardship, general worksite safety, Leave No Trace principles, and outdoor living skills. Most crews receive First Aid training.
Project work may vary due to seasonality and environmental safety concerns. Projects that crews typically work on may include, but are not limited to:
Trail construction and maintenance
Invasive species management, including pesticide application
Land Management Inventory and Mapping
Fire fuels reduction
National Disaster Relief
Recreation and facilities maintenance and construction
21+ with some leadership experience.
Flexibility, adaptability, and capacity to work in a changing work environment, including willingness to work a varying schedule.
Excellent communication, teaching/mentoring, and full conflict resolution and team-building skills.
Ability to perform administrative duties, such as managing crew budget and documents and utilizing Microsoft programs.
Strong time-management skills
Valid driver's license
Passes background checks
Prior AmeriCorps Service
Experience with backpacking, wilderness travel, camp management, and outdoor leadership.
Professional technical certifications
Relevant Bachelor's degree
About Arizona Conservation Corps
Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) operates programs across Arizona engaging individuals and strengthening communities through service and conservation. AZCC is focused on connecting youth, young adults and recent era military veterans with conservation service work projects on public lands. Our programs promote personal growth, experiential learning and an ethic of natural resource stewardship while incorporating the guiding principles of community, dedication, challenge, integrity and FUN!