Season Dates: Training: February 26th – March 1st, 2024, Crew Start: March 5th, 2024-May 22nd, 2024 (option to extend through summer and/or fall season)
Wages: $685-$785 /week DOE, paid biweekly
Conservation Corps North Carolina will be partnering with North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission (WRC) to mark WRC property boundaries across the entire state of North Carolina. From the coast to the mountains, the 6-person crew will use digital and physical maps to navigate rugged terrain and mark boundary lines with paint, stickers and plaques on trees and other natural features. Marking boundary lines on digital maps will also be required. Hiking and navigating through rugged terrain with little to no established trails in inclement weather will be a frequent task for the crew. All participants will receive on-the-job training the during the first hitch of their season. The projects are extremely arduous and require traversing very challenging terrain; project work requires a high level of physical fitness of participants.
Conservation Corps North Carolina’s Staff Crew Leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. Leaders are expected to provide project expertise and offer mentorship, training, and support to crew members. The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate resourcefulness, situational flexibility, effective communication skills, excellent judgement, maturity, initiative, professionalism, and the desire to devote themselves to a crew experience where the needs of others are placed above oneself. The Crew Leader position requires mentorship, patience, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. Crew Leaders are ultimately responsible for successes and shortcomings of the crew.
This position will be joined by an Assistant Crew Leader, an AmeriCorps leadership position focusing on the continued development of leadership skills. While this will be a collaborative relationship, the Staff Crew Leader bears ultimate responsibility for member development, as well as high quality and high quantity project accomplishments for our partners.
This position will operate on a variable “hitch” schedule, but generally it will follow 9 days on and 5 days off for camping crews. Workdays follow a 10-hour shift with scheduled time for breaks. While the staff at CCNC work to provide consistency throughout the season, personal flexibility is expected and should be prepared for when entering the term as schedules, times, and work locations are subject to change per project needs.
About Conservation Corps North Carolina
The mission of Conservation Corps North Carolina (CCNC) is to empower young adults through meaningful outdoor work that benefits North Carolina’s land and water and creates healthy communities. CCNC is a program of Conservation Legacy that partners with public land managers in North Carolina to engage motivated young adults (ages 18-30) to complete challenging and impactful conservation service projects throughout the region. Projects may include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazard fuel reduction, and ecological restoration. Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs.