Conservation Corps Crew Leaders – Las Cruces NM

Conservation Corps New Mexico
Las Cruces
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
460 - 600 DOE
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Conservation Corps New Mexico is seeking motivated and experienced crew leaders for our upcoming season April 2nd to Sept 21st. Crew leaders work with an assistant leader to supervise 6 AmeriCorps crew members in a wide variety of conservation related projects potentially including trail building, chainsaw operation, invasive species removal, fencing, watershed restoration and many other projects. The typical schedule is 8 days spent camping at the project site with 6 days off to rest and explore the southwest. During the “hitch” crews work together during the day, eat and camp together in the evening and learn together throughout. Crews work in remote settings in all weather conditions. Depending on the project and location, crews may spend some of their season deep in the backcountry with little or no support. Crew Leaders earn $460 – $600 per week depending on experience. During each hitch, food for cooking and campsites for lodging will be provided. All members and leaders are responsible for finding their own accommodations on their 5 days off – CCNM does not provided off-time residences. To apply go to
Required Qualifications: Previous conservation corps leadership experience or experience on a professional trail or fire-fuels crew Demonstrated outdoor leadership experience High degree of physical fitness and ability to work long days in adverse conditions High School diploma or GED certificate Preferred Qualifications: Professional conservation, construction or landscaping experience Familiarity with basic conservation skills including: chainsaw operation, crosscut operation, full bench trail construction, trail and corridor maintenance, and hand tool maintenance Relevant Bachelor’s Degree (Environmental Science, Conservation, Biology, Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, etc…) Good driving record (insurable by current carrier) and current driver’s license Experience teaching outdoor experiential and/or environmental education Current Wilderness First Responder or higher and CPR certification
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Tyler Groff
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