Colorado National Monument Crew Leader

Western Colorado Conservation Corps
Grand Junction, Colorado
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$1328.00 bi-weekly
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Western Colorado Conservation Corps offers opportunities for young adults to spend a season serving on meaningful conservation projects throughout Western Colorado. Projects may include a variety of trail construction/maintenance, fence construction/removal, invasive species removal, fire fuels reduction, habitat restoration and/or historic preservation work. AmeriCorps members have the opportunity to earn an AmeriCorps Education Award, in addition to a bi-weekly stipend (restrictions apply). Members must not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the AmeriCorps Member Service Agreement. The position also requires preparation time and post session clean up. Essentials Position Functions: • Leading a crew of 8-10 youth, high school ages, in service. • Leading service projects such as trail building and maintenance, wildlife habitat restoration, fence building and maintenance, and invasive species removal. • Planning of food and equipment preparation and maintenance, and program evaluation. • Serve closely with a diverse group of people. • Complete 8 hours of project work a day for 5 days (day trips) in a variety of outdoor conditions, including inclement weather, for the duration of the season. (No prior experience is required). • Must adhere to and enforce the rules and regulations of WCCC and AmeriCorps, which includes abstaining from the use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco as well as other rules, regulations, and risk management protocol. • Members must not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the AmeriCorps Member Service Agreement. • Responsible for all project specific/crew specific reporting. • Participate in evaluation process (number and timing of evaluations depend on length of contract) Service Environment: This position requires arduous physical activity in adverse weather conditions. Crew leaders must be physically fit and able to lift, bend, carry, push and other heavy physical labor. Requirements: • Experience teaching outdoor and/or environmental education curriculum preferred and other leadership experience. • Excellent organization and communication. • Passion for an outdoor lifestyle. • Hands-on physical labor experience preferred. • Committed to making a positive difference in youth. • Wilderness First Responder (WFR) preferred. • Current driver’s license with an insurable good driving record. • High School Diploma or GED required (AmeriCorps), relevant education or experience. • Must be between the ages of 18-28 years of age. • Ability to commit to the entirety of your AmeriCorps term of service with WCCC. • Ability to serve on diverse teams or with a diverse range of people.
No experience necessary! However, you must: • Be a United states citizen or permanent resident. • Be available full time between the dates specified on the Member Service Agreement. • Able to pass a pre-service National Criminal History check (State, Sex Offender, and Federal).
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Tiffany Weimer
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