Position Titles: Crew Lead (34- or 52-week terms) and Crew Member (24-week terms)
Las Cruces BLM District Office * † **
Carlsbad BLM Field Office **
* June 27th, 2022 – June 23rd, 2023 (1 crew lead)
† June 27th,2022 – February 17th, 2023 (2 crew leads)
** July 11th – December 23rd, 2022 (crew members)
Crew Member Living Stipend: $600-640/week DOE (+60/week cost of living adjustment in Carlsbad)
Crew Member Benefits: Paid attendance to training; Wilderness First Aid (or reimbursement if course was paid for personally and taken after April 2021); uniform shirts; $15/day food allowance if camping; AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,247.50 upon satisfactory completion of term
Crew Lead Salary: $725-$805/week DOE
Crew Lead Benefits: Paid attendance to training, including Wilderness First Aid (or reimbursement if course was paid for personally and taken after April 2021); uniform shirts; $15/day food allowance when camping; health benefits package that comes into effect on the 1st of a calendar month after the first 60 days; paid days of personal leave
Hiring Benefits (both Leads and Members): Public Land Corps (PLC) hiring authority: eligible to use, for two years upon completion of term, a noncompetitive hiring status for consideration when applying to competitive service positions for a federal agency. See below. Must be under age 31 upon issue of certificate.
Southwest Conservation Corps’s Mission
It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment. For more information, visit www.sccorps.org.
Bureau of Land Management’s Mission
The Bureau of Land Management’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Crews will conduct vegetation monitoring using the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Terrestrial 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. Following a comprehensive training period, they will monitor land health (i.e., soil and vegetation) on BLM lands including National Monument lands, vegetation treatments, burn scars, rangeland allotments, or reference areas using AIM methodology.
Within all plots, the crew will identify vegetation to species, gather species density data using line-point intercept and gap measurements, measure soil stability, and describe the site and soil pits (50%). All data will be georeferenced using a GPS unit and stored in an ArcGIS geodatabase. Data are entered into a database on site with tablets, later synthesized into various reports for future land management planning.
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.