Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Timeline of Service: January 2, 2023 – mid May, 2023 (tentative)
(LCCC office closed due to New Year’s Day on 1/1/23, Martin Luther King Jr. Day on 1/15/23 and President’s Day on 2/19/23)
Stipend Allotment: $2480/month (paid biweekly) – $11,408.00 total stipend (tentative, total stipend dependent on timeline of service)
AmeriCorps Benefits: $2,626.27 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award upon completion for qualified individuals enrolled in AmeriCorps grant.
Read a full position description at: www.larimer.gov/lccc/joinus
Due to the short nature of the program, applications will only be reviewed for those that plan to participate for the entire program.
The Water & Energy Corpsmember role is a full-time, temporary position performing basic home efficiency assessments in Fort Collins and Loveland, Colorado. These home efficiency assessments contribute to local climate action goals and provide assistance to community members that are interested in utility affordability programs. Corpsmembers will install efficiency products and provide water and energy conservation education to residents. Corpsmembers engage in a combination of hands-on projects and service-learning activities focused on sustainable building practices, community engagement and personal and professional skill development. Corpsmembers will have the opportunity to observe, tour and visit local industry as part of a career placement pilot program. Corpsmembers participate in 19 weeks of service within the Larimer County community. Within your service, there will be one week of reforestation projects in areas burned in the Cameron Peak Fire in part of local efforts to reduce sediment load in the Cache la Poudre and Big Thompson watersheds.
LCCC crews are expected to serve 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for approximately 40 hours per week. Corpsmembers will be excused from service on the following county scheduled holidays: New Year’s Day (1/1/23), Martin Luther King Jr. Day (1/15/23) and Presidents’ Day (2/19/23). This schedule may be modified due to weather, logistics, or other unforeseen circumstances.
Educate residents about water and energy efficiency practices and services
Adhere to all COVID-19 protocols as well as safe and proper use of various tools and equipment
Install water conserving shower heads and faucet aerators, smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, clotheslines, light bulbs, furnace air filters, and high-efficiency toilets
Inspect home insulation, appliances, windows, toilets, and heating systems
Assist with program marketing and outreach
Participate in personal and professional development activities including team building, service learning, educational tours and activities, and workshops
Participate in a job placement pilot program in the water and energy industry in Northern Colorado
Contribute to climate action efforts in Northern Colorado
Between the ages of 18 and 30
Committed to completing the program in its entirety
Ability to remain focused, alert, and productive and perform physical labor
Must be dedicated to Larimer County Conservation Corps' mission and service to community
Team oriented, punctual, and dependable with a strong work ethic
If selected, required to verify identity and eligibility to serve in the United States
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado driver's license
Acceptable eyesight, including clear near and far vision, good depth perception
Adequate hearing to perform function
Appropriate voice skills to be clearly understood
Fine and gross motor skills and use of arms, hands, and fingers to perform computer duties and operate equipment
Exert up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move object
Climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl
About Larimer County Conservation Corps
The Larimer County Conservation Corps (LCCC) promotes individual development through service for the benefit of our environment and community. Our programs empower corpsmembers to develop personal and professional skills, gain environmental awareness and actively engage in the community, while developing self-sufficiency to help them become productive members of our community. The LCCC is based in Fort Collins, Colorado and is an accredited corps through the Colorado Youth Corps Association and The Corps Network.