Overview

In our effort to keep our participants, employees, partners, and the public safe, Conservation Legacy follows a mandatory vaccination policy, requiring all participants and employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Providing proof of vaccination is required prior to the first day of service. If you have any questions, or need to request an exemption, please review our policy, here: Conservation Legacy COVID-19 Vaccination Policy by Conservation Legacy – Issuu, or contact [email protected]

Dates: Jan 31-May 6th, 2022
Status: 450-hour
Stipend: $330 per week(issued bi-weekly)
Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico
Benefits: AmeriCorps Segal Education Award; Paid training; Food budget while on project; Employee Assistance Program

Spring 2022 Hispanic Crew Leader Development Program:

This 8-person crew is focused on connecting young Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicanx adults (ages 18-30) aspiring to develop leadership skills with conservation service work projects on public lands. The goal of the leadership development program is to provide a safe space for members to participate in a variety of training and work focusing on building technical skills and leadership skills. Upon completion of the leadership development program, members are encouraged to apply to be assistant crew leaders and crew leaders. To be eligible for this crew applicants must identify as Hispanic, Latino, Latina, Latinx, Chicano, Chicana, or Chicanx.

Field Crew Project Work:

CCNM AmeriCorps members serve a term of National Service in New Mexico and parts of western Texas 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. CCNM Crews will become proficient in environmental stewardship practices, general worksite safety, Leave No Trace principles and outdoor living skills. Most crews receive First Aid trainings.

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
Habitation restoration
Fence installation/repair
Land Management Inventory and Mapping
Fire fuels reduction
National Disaster Relief
Community Service
Recreation and facilities maintenance and construction

Tagged as: Conservation, Crew, Development, Full Time

Qualifications:

Crew applicants must identify as Hispanic, Latino, Latina, Latinx, Chicano, Chicana, or Chicanx, and be between the ages of 18 and 25, there is some flexibility to accept members up to age 30.
Have US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency status.
Have a high school diploma or GED
All offers of positions are conditional upon completion of an acceptable:
A nationwide check of the National Sex Offender Public website;

Required Skills:

A fingerprint-based check of FBI criminal history record; and
A check of the State criminal history record repository for the individual’s State of residence AND State of service,
Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award
Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting

About Conservation Corps New Mexico

Conservation Corps New Mexico, a program of Conservation Legacy, aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s. CCNM crews are based in Las Cruces, NM and project work will take place on public lands in New Mexico and western Texas.

Application Instructions

Please apply at https://corpsnm.org/crew-positions