Southwest Conservation Corps

Multi-Watershed Monitoring Crew Member - Four Corners

Posted: January 14, 2020
Location: Durango, CO
Time Commitment: March 23rd, 2020 – end of October 2020


This Multi-Watershed Monitoring Crew will work with watershed groups across the Southwest to perform vegetation surveying along streamside habitat in 4 watersheds in Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. Watershed groups include the Dolores River Restoration Partnership, Escalante River Watershed Partnership, Friends of the Verde River, and Gila Watershed Partnership of Arizona. Vegetation monitoring is crucial to informing river restoration efforts across these watersheds that have been severely impacted by invasive species and other stressors. The primary responsibility of this crew is to collect vegetation monitoring and species inventory data according to each watershed’s rapid monitoring protocol. This crew consists of two individuals (1 crew leader and 1 crew member) that will tie in and work closely with field staff from each watershed group in order to collect data. This crew is designed to be flexible to meet the evolving needs of each partnership. Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work remotely (sometimes in backcountry settings) are essential for this position. While working (i.e. on-hitch), the crew will camp together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all projects and chores. Hitch schedules may vary between 4-5 days on, 2-3 days off to 8-9 days on, 5-6 days off. Although this position is based in Durango, the crew may be stationed in Arizona or Utah for extended lengths of time while working with the various watershed groups. SCC does not provide accommodations off-hitch and Crew Members will be responsible for their own accommodations during that time.

Job Responsibilites

The primary responsibility of this crew is to collect vegetation monitoring and species inventory data according to each watershed’s rapid monitoring protocol.

Required Qualifications

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30, have a clean driving record (insurable by SCC), a current driver’s license, and be a US citizen that has received (or on track to receive) a high school diploma or GED. First Aid/CPR required. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be physically capable of standing and walking (at a minimum 6 miles/day on rough, uneven terrain), bending, crouching and stooping for long periods of time, and lifting/carrying items that weigh up to 40 pounds, in upwards of 100+ degree (F) heat.

Salary and Benefits

Wages: $550 / week. AmeriCorps Education Award. Food provided while in the field, uniforms, personal protective equipment, training in multiple rapid vegetation protocols and other development opportunities.

Application Process

Visit https://sccorps.org/open-positions to access the full position description and link to the application.


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