The Southwest Conservation Corps engages motivated young adults, ages 18-30, to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Utah. The Women's Fire Corps is a new program designed to provide job skills to women interested in a career in wildland fire. It is partnered with the BLM and Montana Conservation Corps.
Each crew consists of 6 members and 2 leaders. Crews work and camp for up to 14 days at a time in frontcountry and backcountry locations in all types of weather conditions. Schedule may vary depending on project work and the project partner's schedule. SCC crews will work in a variety of locations in Wyoming, primarily doing saw work but have the potential to help with perscribed burning or be dispatched on a fire. Crew members will be paid to complete S212 and 130/190 and will recieve a red card upon completion of the coarse.Crews will be camped out for the majority of the season and there is government housing available during off time. Food is provided while at work, but crews prepare all their own meals and work together as a group to complete all the necessary chores.
Our programs focus on place based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility and career development. SCC also provides an opportunity for Corpsmembers to learn about the local environment, environmental issues and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers.
Commitment – AmeriCorps members must make a strong commitment to complete all aspects of the program including conservation projects, education, training and national service. Members must commit to participating in all crew activities, including service days in local communities.
Safety -You will be expected to take a serious attitude toward safety all day and every day.
Professionalism – AmeriCorps members must be willing to appropriately represent the SCC Program and AmeriCorps.
Teamwork – AmeriCorps members must be willing to work hard, participate as part of a team.
Technology – The use of technology, including cell phones, iPods, MP3 players, and other battery powered devices is not allowed during all work, chore, group and meal times as well as during de-rigs and rig-up. Corpsmembers must agree that they will not use these types of technology while participating in these activities and realize that technology use is strictly regulated by SCC policy and by SCC staff and crew leaders.
Substance Free – In accordance to a drug free workplace, alcohol, tobacco and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and SCC activities and while on SCC property.
Fitness – AmeriCorps members are expected to complete projects that involve heavy lifting, hiking, and living outdoors for an extended period of time. Members are required to complete a pack test upon hire.