Location: Durango, CO (all project work will happen in Telluride, Colorado)
Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Non-exempt
Start/end date: Flexible Start Date, no later than May 16, 2022 – September 30, 2022
Wages: $780 / week
Benefits: Health Benefit Eligible, Experience in invasive species removal, Food provided while in the field, U.S. Forest Service recognized Crosscut & Chainsaw training (Certificate awarded upon completion of program), Technical Trails training, Restorative Justice Approach Training, QPR Suicide Prevention Training, and other development opportunities. Technical trainings are dependent on your start date.
Position open until filled
The Telluride Invasive Weeds Crew is a smaller crew, consisting of 1 Leader and 2 Members, the idea behind it being they will be a more mobile crew that can move around the Town of Telluride easier to respond to unique projects. Crews will work throughout the valley floor of Telluride to remove invasive species by hand. Crews will occasionally be called on other projects including minor trail maintenance and developed recreation projects.
Crews work primarily in front country locations in all weather conditions. Standard schedule consists of 4 days on and 3 days off. On-hitch, crews camp together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all projects and chores. SCC does not provide accommodations off-hitch and Crew Leaders will be responsible for their own accommodations during that time. The Crews will be based out of Durango, Colorado, and travel to Telluride together for the project work.
Crew Leaders will lead crews in completing conservation projects while instilling interpersonal skills and leadership skills. Crew leaders will also be responsible for leading crews in environmental stewardship, i.e. Leave No Trace, and risk management. A variety of soft skills and technical competencies are required to be successful in this role.
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.