Southwest Conservation Corps

Adult Crew Leader

Posted: November 08, 2019
Location: Durango, Colorado or Salida, CO
Time Commitment: Start Date: March 3th, 2020. Options to end in August or November 2020


An Adult Crew Leader or CLDP performs many roles and are the key to our program’s success. The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate high standards, compassion, excellent judgment, effective communication skills, initiative and the desire to devote themselves to working alongside a crew of young adults, ages 18-30, in an environmental setting. The Crew Leader and CLDP position requires professionalism, patience, mentorship, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors.

Crews consists of 6 members and 2 leaders. Crews work in front and backcountry locations in all weather conditions. Standard schedule consists of 8 days on-hitch and 6 days off with some exception. On-hitch, crews camps 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.

Crew Leaders will lead crews in completing technical 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.

Salary and Benefits

Wages: Crew Leader: $685 / Week CLDP: $425 / week + $3,047 - $4,266 AmeriCorps Education award, depending on term of service Benefits: U.S. Forest Service Chainsaw and Crosscut Certification, Mental Health First Aid Training, Uniforms, Food while in the field, Wilderness First Responder (CLDP members only), Health Benefit Eligible (CLs only)

Application Process

Learn more about the position and how to apply here!


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