Conservation Corps New Mexico (corpsnm.org/open-positions) is seeking young adults interested in being a part of challenging and impactful conservation service projects throughout the Southwest. Projects are often related to trail work, invasive species removal, fence installation or repair, 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 members earn a $285/week living stipend and just under $3,000 as an education award upon completion. 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 follow: https://corpsnm.org/open-positons
As an entry level position all required training and education will be provided. Members do need to demonstrate a willingness to learn new skills, be engaged in both project work and crew life, and especially be professional and hard working.
To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 25, and a US citizen or legal permanent resident that has received a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award.