Position: SCC Four Corners – Trails Strike Team Crew Member
Dates: May 24 – August 21, 2021 (San Juan NF)
May 24 – September 17, 2021 (Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison NF)
Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Camping Program
Location: Durango, CO
Ages: 18 – 30
Health Benefits: Not Health Benefit Eligible
Other Benefits: Wilderness First Aid Certificate, food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment
AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,678.57 or $2,417.14 depending on term of service
As an AmeriCorps program participant with the Southwest Conservation Corps, your office is the great outdoors! The Strike Team is a smaller crew, consisting of 1 Leader and 2-3 Crew Members, the idea behind it being they will be a more mobile crew that can move around the forest easier to respond to unique projects, where a full 8-person crew would be too cumbersome.
Crews work and camp for 4-8 days at a time in either frontcountry (access to your crew vehicle and trailer), or backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations, in all types of weather conditions. You will work effectively as a member of the crew; perform strenuous physical work related to environmental conservation and restoration projects; work outdoors in all types of weather and succesfully adapt to various climates; effectively learn and apply new environmental conservation and restoration skills; actively participare in environmental education activities; practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned; use, maintain and repair hand and power tools as necessary.
Projects include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction, re-vegetation and local environmental service projects. Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs, including disaster relief if the opportunity arises.
Schedules generally are 8-days on and 6 off or 4-days on and 3 off. There is a possibility you could work 5-days on and 2-days off, or a variation of schedules requiring all AmeriCorps crew members to show flexibility. SCC does not provide housing on your off days.
All crews will go through a 5 day volunteer orientation (May 24th – 28th , 2021). This will include a Wilderness First Aid training. Food and space to camp is provided for this training.
About Southwest Conservation Corps
The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization, whose mission is to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment. SCC engages motivated young adults ages 18 -25, youth ages 14-18, and post 9/11 Era Veterans, to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout the Four Corners region. Projects may include, trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction, re-vegetation and local environmental service projects. Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs, including disaster relief if the opportunity arises.