Overview

Conservation Corps New Mexico (CCNM):

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 all project work will take place on public lands in New Mexico and western Texas.

Field Crew Project Work:

CCNM works with a variety of land management agencies in New Mexico and western Texas, such as 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

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

Assistant Crew Leader Responsibilities

Assistant Crew Leaders (ACL) are responsible for facilitating a positive crew member experience by setting an example of enthusiasm throughout work and camp life. The ACL works in tandem with the Crew Leader to communicate directions, project specifications, and constructive criticism throughout the term of service. The ACL will expand their role, learn leadership strategies, assume management duties including filling-in for the Crew Leader in project relations or completing paperwork when needed.

Training

Generally, the term begins with a leadership training which focuses on developing outdoor leadership skills, goal setting, technical and field skills training and developing an understanding of CCNM procedures. We tend to approach this training with a train-the-trainer technique. Following leadership training, most terms will begin with an orientation with Crew Leaders and Crew Members that includes training on First Aid (typically Wilderness First Aid), Leave No Trace, Outdoor Living, Crew Culture and Diversity, and goal setting. Informal hands-on training will continue throughout the term with on- the- ground skills training.

Depending on the project needs, crews may receive specialized training in herbicide handling, crosscut saw, chainsaw, dry stone masonry or rigging.

Schedule:

Generally, crews work an 8-day, 10-hours/day ‘hitch’ schedule, while camping in front and backcountry settings. Typically, members will have 5 days off in the town of the home base office. Drive time to and from the work site from the home base office is typically included in the hitch schedule. Applicants should expect the project schedule and type of work to vary.

Workdays will start with a Job Hazard Analysis safety meeting followed by a 15-minute warm-up exercise and a 15-minute stretch. Days will include two 15-minute breaks and one 30-minute lunch.

Tagged as: Conservation

Qualifications:

18-25 with some leadership experience
Excellent communication and teaching/mentoring skills, as well as, strong conflict resolution and team building skills.
Ability perform administrative duties, such as managing crew budget and documents and utilizing Microsoft programs.
Have US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency status.
Have a high school diploma or GED
Pass background checks
Fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Preferred Skills:

Prior AmeriCorps Service
Experience with backpacking, wilderness travel, camp management and outdoor leadership preferred.
Professional technical certifications
Certification in Wilderness First Responder and CPR
Relevant Bachelor’s degree

About Conservation Corps New Mexico

Conservation Corps New Mexico (CCNM) operates conservation service programs across southern New Mexico that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation.
Since 1998, Arizona Conservation Corps has worked on projects throughout southern New Mexico. With Conservation Legacy's commitment to supporting locally-based programs and communities, southern New Mexico programming and projects will transition to locally-based Conservation Corps New Mexico operations out of Las Cruces, NM, in order to best serve local communities, young people and landscapes in this region. AZCC will continue to provide operational support into the future.

Application Instructions

Please apply online at https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3348

Company Website

https://corpsnm.org/