Title: Veteran Fire Corps Crew Leader

Reports to: Program Director

Location: Salida, CO

Status: Seasonal, Exempt

Wages: $685/week

Health Benefits: Health Benefits Eligible

Other Benefits: Food provided while in the field, uniforms, wildland fire certifications

Start/end date: March 30, 2021 – October 29, 2021

Veteran Fire Corps Crew Leader Position Summary: Crews consists of 6-8 post-911 Veterans and 2 leaders. Crews work in front country locations in all weather conditions. Standard schedule consists of 8 days on-hitch and 6 days off or 5 days on-hitch, 2 days off. On-hitch, crews camps together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all projects and chores. SCC has an option for accommodations off-hitch for VFC crew leaders and crew members.

Crew Leaders will lead Veterans in completing technical wildland firefighting certification courses and fuels reduction 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.

Tagged as: Conservation, Crew, Full Time, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders

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.

Application Instructions

To Apply:  · Visit: http://www.sccorps.org/join/crew-leaders/ and click the link for Veterans Fire Corps Leader out of Salida, CO. For questions, please contact Therese Ryley, Program Director, at [email protected]

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