Conservation Legacy

Conservation Crew Member (Salida)

Posted: July 14, 2020
Location: Salida, Colorado
Time Commitment: Seasonal, Full-time, Camping Program | Dates: Roving Trail Crew: August – October, 2020


Each crew consists of 6 members and 2 leaders. Crews work and camp for 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 as a member of the crew; perform heavy manual labor, and complete conservation projects using a variety of manual and power tools. You will a participate in environmental education activities. Risk management is of utmost importance, and all procedures must be followed at all times.

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 10-days on and 4-days off. SCC does not provide housing on your off days.

Required Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 lbs
  • A US citizen that has received (or on track to receive) a high school diploma or GED
  • All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.

Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements

Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to assist you with some modification unless it alters the fundamental nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of participants or staff, or places an undue financial or administrative burden on the organization.

Participant and Expedition Behavior

  • Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful and difficult conditions
  • Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program
  • Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harassment of any kind
  • Appropriately represent SCC and AmeriCorps to the public and project partners at all time

Risk Management and Judgement

  • Effectively follow direction by others, so that you will be able to successfully manage hazards
  • Ask clarifying question when you do not understand a task
  • Maintain focus during workday, both while traveling and working in varied weather conditions.
  • If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage without assistance from others.

Environmental Ethics & Outdoor Skills

  • Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living and work skills as appropriate to the project.
  • Live in a physically demanding, possibly remote environment for an uninterrupted period of up to several weeks

Substance Free

  • In accordance with a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and SCC activities, and while on organization property.

Salary and Benefits

Stipend: $300/week | Other Benefits: Food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment. | AmeriCorps Education Award: Trail Crew: $1,311.11

Application Process

TO APPLY: Visit https://sccorps.org/open-positions


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