Overview

Start/End Date: May 16th, 2022 – November 11th, 2022

Stipend: $600.00/week (+Education Award)

Term: 26 weeks

Reports To: SCC Forest Health Partnerships Program Manager

Location: Durango, CO

Status: 900-hour AmeriCorps Service Term

Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award $3,172.50 after successful completion

Southwest Conservation Corps’ Mission

It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment.

Program Overview:

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 resolutions, leadership, teamwork, and environmental stewardship. Programs are developed using a step ladder approach to provide a progression of skill development based on member’s needs. Members receive a weekly living allowance, training, and an AmeriCorps Education Award (for qualifying individuals).

This position will be working directly under the supervision of the Forest Health Program Manager (FHPM) and Field Supervisor (FHFS) to assist in the implementation of Forest Health Management Plans. This program will work in conjunction with the American Forest foundation, Wildlife Adapted Partnership, Colorado State Forest Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Private landowners, and other area forest health partners. This individual will support the program manager in efforts to engage landowners around watershed resilience, health, and safety issues related to wildfires, river health, and floods in an effort to strengthen communities and protect resources.

Essential functions and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

-Work with landowners and the Forest Health Partnerships Program Manager (FHPPM) to create Forest Management Plans (FMPs)
-Outreach, coordinate, and communicate with landowners who are interested in/participating in the program
-Work with the FHPPM to keep private landowners and public agencies informed of activities, needs, risks, and accomplishments on a timely basis.
-Work with the FHPPM to create diverse, inclusive, and equitable forest management work with landowners, particularly those that have historically been ignored, to ensure the program advances natural resource diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.

Tagged as: Conservation, Research/Science and Technical

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

View the full description and apply at https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3335

Company Website

https://sccorps.org/