Starting Salary: $735-785/week based on 40 hour weeks
Location: SCC Four Corners Durango, CO Office
Start/End Date: April 25 – Nov 18, 2022 (flexible)
Status: Full time, seasonal, exempt
Benefit eligibility: Partial, see personnel policies
This position will be working directly under the supervision of the Forest Health Program Manager (FHPM) 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 mentor, coordinate, and supervise a team of four Forest Apprentices as they engage landowners around watershed resilience, health, and safety issues related to wildfires, river health, and floods to strengthen communities and protect resources.

Southwestern Colorado is home to over six regional forest collaboratives, or working groups focused on forest and watershed health. Current partners recognize a need for greater capacity in the region to effectively mitigate and adapt to climate change and fire. This program aims to train individuals to help fill the growing need for dedicated individuals in forest and watershed stewardship across the region.

Essential functions and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Assist in the coordination, supervision, and mentorship of 4 Forest Apprentices.
• Work with the FHPM to keep private landowners and public agencies informed of activities, needs, risks, and accomplishments on a timely basis.
• Work with the FHPM 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.
• Outreach, coordinate, and communicate with landowners who are interested in/participating in the program
• Work with landowners and the Forest Health Program Manager (FHPM) to create Forest Management Plans (FMPs)

Tagged as: Conservation, Development, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Research/Science and Technical, Support Staff

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

Visit https://sccorps.org/uploads/programs/SCC_Forest_Partnerships_Program-_Field-Supervisor_PD_2022.pdf to view the full description and application instructions. Contact Nick at [email protected] with any questions.

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