Position Title: Crew Member
Position Type: Full-time, temporary, 9 weeks
Number of Positions: 1
Locations: BLM Farmington Field Office
Living Stipend: $520/week
Benefits: Paid training; camping food allowance ($13/day when camping via company credit card); AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,311.11 upon satisfactory completion of term
Hiring Benefits: Public Land Corps hiring authority: the hours of this service term can be counted toward eligibility to use, for two years upon completion of minimum hours, a noncompetitive hiring status for consideration when applying to competitive service positions for a federal agency. Must be under age 31 upon issue of certificate.
Program Dates: August 16 – October 15, 2021 (minor flexibility)
Participants will manage all aspects of vegetation monitoring using the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Assessment, Inventory, & Monitoring (AIM) methodology. More information on the BLM’s AIM strategy can be found on the AIM website: http://aim.landscapetoolbox.org/. Crews will consist of two crew members and one crew lead. Together, they will monitor land health on BLM lands including National Monument lands, vegetation treatments, rangeland allotments, or reference areas.
Within all plots, the crew identifies vegetation to species, gathers species cover and composition data using line-point intercept, measures soil surface stability, and describes soil pits. Data are georeferenced using a GPS unit and stored in an ArcGIS geodatabase. Data are entered into a database on site with ruggedized tablets and are further analyzed and synthesized into various reports for future land management planning. The crew may also assist with other public land management projects involving wildlife, range, and forestry.
About Southwest Conservation Corps
The 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. Members receive a weekly living allowance, training, and an AmeriCorps Education Award (for qualifying individuals).