AmeriCorps Team Leader - ACE Conservation Crew
Start Date: May 17th, 2021
American Conservation Experience is a national non-profit conservation corps dedicated to providing career development and outdoor experiential learning opportunities to young adults interested in careers related to environmental conservation. The ACE AmeriCorps ATL program engages and motivates participants seeking to broaden their leadership skills and expand professional knowledge in the field of conservation.
American Conservation Experience (ACE) is seeking and AmeriCorps Team Leader (ATL) Corps Members committed to working 12 weeks (450 hours) on outdoor conservation projects.
As a member of ACE crew, AmeriCorps Team Leaders (ATL's) assist Crew Leaders in the logistics and administration of teams of Conservation Corps members performing environmental conservation and restoration projects throughout the Southwest United States. ATL's provide leadership to Corps members, training in technical skills and lead partial teams of Corps members. ATL's also may train Corps members in conservation work skills and outdoor living skills. Work projects are almost exclusively outdoors, involve 80 hours of strenuous physical labor in all weather conditions and climates, and may involve backcountry camping for several days at a time in remote wilderness locations.
Work projects will take place throughout the Southwest. Our office and most of our member housing is located in Flagstaff, AZ. Many projects will include spending up to two months working and living in Prescott, AZ; Tucson, AZ; Trinidad, CO, and Stebbins Cold Canyon, CA.
Corps Members typically work 10 hours per day for 8 consecutive days while camping in wilderness areas. Between work projects Corps Members will generally have 6 days off in Flagstaff or an ACE provided house closer to their work site. However, applicants should expect the ACE project schedule to vary.
- Assisting in leading crews that are performing conservation work projects
- Assisting the Crew Leader in logistical details of transportation, tools, equipment, living arrangements, field communication, and work project completion.
- Receiving ACE driver training and assisting the Crew Leader in transporting crew to worksites
- Camping with crew during projects
- Maintaining and repairing hand/power tools and other equipment as necessary.
- Hiking, backpacking, camping and cooking outdoors while at front country or backcountry campsites.
- Assisting in the completion of project paperwork where necessary, including weekly reports, safety sheets, accident reports, end of week check lists, feedback forms and others as necessary.
- Organizing and overseeing the efficient and orderly management of crew camp.
- Overseeing all aspects of the de-rig process and assure that all corps members are assigned and perform their de-rig responsibilities properly and completely.
Compensation and Benefits:
- ATL Members receive a $600 bi-weekly living stipend
- 3 meals per day while on project (approximately 16 days/month)
- Free housing accommodation and use of a tent throughout your term
- Transportation to and from worksites
- Upon successful completion of a full term, eligible AmeriCorps Members receive an Education Award of $1,678.57 (for 450 hours/12 weeks).
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website: https://usaconservationcrew.applicantpool.com/jobs/567968.html
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American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
Required for members to be between 18 - 30 or veterans between 18 - 35.
Preference toward members between the ages of 21 - 30 or veterans between 21 - 35 for ACE drive training purposes.
Preference towards members who have a valid driver license for ACE drive training purposes.
Has 3 - 6 months of Conservation experience. Preferable with a Conservation Corps.
Ability to assist in leading and train a team.
Knowledge of environmental conservation skills, basic environmental education, and outdoor living/camping skills.
Ability to perform a wide variety of heavy manual labor for extended periods of time, and often under adverse weather conditions and in various climates.
Ability to adapt to the surrounding work environment and conditions that can change frequently.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Conservation Corps members, Crew Leader, partner agency staff, and the general public.
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Ability to understand and follow ACE systems and processes
The candidate must have completed any other AmeriCorps term before beginning this new AmeriCorps term.
Must be self-motivated and able to work without direct supervision.
Must maintain timely, effective communication with crew, supervisors
Must maintain a positive, constructive work environment.
Must be flexible and possess a high work ethic
Must help enforce the use of appropriate safety procedures in all tasks.
Must submit to a criminal history background check prior to hire.