Starting Salary: Grade B, starting at $17.10 per hour, plus some overtime at x1.5/hour

Location: Durango, CO (remote start available)

Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Benefit Eligible: Health, Vision, Dental, Long-Term Disability, Retirement, Paid Time Off

Position Summary:

Southwest Conservation Corps was awarded a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) grant from the Colorado (CO) and New Mexico (NM) BLM State Offices to support small corps teams. Under this grant, SCC and sub-recipient Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC) work collaboratively with BLM personnel to complete vegetative, soil, and stream resource surveys according to the Assessment, Inventory, & Monitoring (AIM) methodology across CO and NM with many BLM Field and District Offices. At SCC, this cohort of crews and staff is known as the Ecological Monitoring Program. The continuation of this initiative and this position is funding-dependent.

Essential Responsibilities and Functions:

Ecological Monitoring Crew Leader and Member Placements

Collaborate with program management to facilitate an effective strategy to recruit and advertise ~50 crew personnel positions, collaborating with other staff as necessary.
Review applications of, interview, select, and onboard Crew Leaders and Members, collaborating with partners and existing Crew Leaders as necessary.
Ensure that all open positions are filled in a reasonable amount of time. 
Collect, compile, and process all required intake and enrollment materials for Crew Leaders and Members.

Training, Field Support, and Development

Create and deliver internal orientations and trainings, intentionally aligning with Conservation Legacy’s strategic initiatives.
Visit, assist, and support crews in the field proactively and as needed.
Facilitate opportunities for Crew Leader and Member development.
Attend off-season SCC/Conservation Legacy retreats and operations development events.

See full position description to see all job duties: https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3051

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Conservation, Full Time, Research/Science and Technical

Required Skills:

College graduate (Bachelor’s, at minimum) with coursework in ecology, botany, range science, soil science, wildlife biology, natural resource management, conservation biology, or a related field
Understanding of scientific, data, and statistical principles
Understanding of vascular plant identification and taxonomy
See full position description to see all required skills: https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3051

Preferred Skills:

Successful completion of 6 months or one term/season/capstone in ecological/environmental fieldwork or a laboratory-based research project with leadership responsibilities
Proficient vascular plant identification and taxonomy
Demonstrated experience with any of the following:
Recruitment, hiring, training, and/or management
Managing administrative systems or databases

About Southwest Conservation Corps

Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a program of the non-profit service organization, Conservation Legacy, that is built on the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that operated from 1933 – 1942. SCC provides youth and young adults opportunities to complete conservation projects on public lands. While serving with SCC, members receive training on job skills, conflict resolution, leadership, teamwork, and environmental stewardship. Programs are developed using a step ladder approach to provide a progression of skill development based on a member’s needs.

Application Instructions

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume/CV to Cassandra Owen at [email protected] Subject line in this email must include “Applicant”. Please include in your cover letter any information or stories you feel are pertinent and demonstrate your readiness to step into the role. The cover letter must include a response to the following prompt: Please provide examples of your experience working effectively with a diversity of communities.

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