Veterans Fire Corps Crew Leader, Arizona

Agency
Arizona Conservation Corps
Location
Tucson and Flagstaff, AZ
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$685/week
Start Date
04/19/2021
Last Date to Apply
04/01/2021
Website
https://azcorps.org/leader-positions
Description
Title: Veterans Fire Corps Crew Leader Date of Employment: April 19, 2021-July 30, 2021 Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Non-exempt Location: Tucson, AZ and Flagstaff, AZ Salary: $685 / week Benefits: Potential to get Wilderness First Responder Certification (Start date may change if that is the case) S-212 Chainsaw Certification, Re-Cert. Coconino Community College & Certifications: S-130 & S-190, Firefighter Training and Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior. IS100b, Intro to Incident Command System. IS700, National Incident Management System (NIMS). First Aid & CPR   Uniforms, Personal Protective Equipment and Food while in field.  Opportunity for intermediate trainings on Chainsaw and Fire. The Arizona Conservation Corps' Veterans Fire Corps program provides training and on-the-job experience for post 9-11 era veterans interested in entering careers and gaining experience in natural resource management.   The program engages participants in a cohort environment in which a team of recent era veterans works together to train and complete natural resource management projects, specifically related to fire fuels management and fuels reduction. Project work and schedules will vary depending on region and season. Projects require members to camp and live on project locations for a 9 on / 5 off. Trainings will focus on gaining conservation and forestry skills, specifically the use of hand tools and the operation of chainsaws. Members will go to the Coconino Community College to earn S130- Firefighter Training, S190- Intro to Wildland Fire Behavior, S212- Wildland Fire Chainsaws, IS100b- Intro to Incident Command System, and IS700a-National Incident Management System, as well as First Aid/CPR.     Additionally, the program aims to provide background knowledge and introductory training in Wildland firefighting. The program assists veterans in their transition to civilian careers by providing contact with potential future employers and trainings in applying for federal land management jobs.    This AmeriCorps program is designed for veterans who separated from the military at any point after September 11th, 2001 (including but not limited to OIF, OEF, ONO, OCO, and GWoT veterans) who are interested in pursuing educational and professional development in resource management, wildland firefighting and other outdoor related fields. For the health and safety of our crews, staff and communities, projects may be postponed or adjusted due to COVID-19. The information provided in this Position Description is an outline of how our program has typically been operating, however is subject to change. As this situation develops, and decisions are made, we will provide updates. We encourage you to continue with the application process and we will keep consistent and direct communication with all applicants. Responsibilities:  Leadership & Mentorship  Manage, supervise, and lead the day-to-day details of project work  Implement skills training on work-site and facilitate intentional discussions via informal lessons to contribute to the crew’s personal growth and group dynamics Promote individual corps member development and a healthy community Mentor and delegate project responsibilities, crew life, and member development to Co-Leader Must be willing to follow and enforce all AZCC policies, maintain professional boundaries, and appropriately represent Arizona Conservation Corps. This includes creating a substance free work environment, refraining from the use of tobacco products, alcohol, and drugs while on hitch Project Management, Safety & Implementation  Train and motivate a crew of four to six veterans to efficiently complete conservation projects on public lands Manage the on-the-ground quality and quantity of project work Think critically to resolve issues and solve problems. Communicate effectively & coordinate logistics with project partners, co-leader, & AZCC staff.  Monitor, manage, and promote the crew’s physical and emotional safety on and off the work site Exhibit strong situational awareness & promote a culture of safety. Administration  Complete professional documentation of time sheets, daily and weekly reports, corps member and peer evaluations, disciplinary action forms, incident reports, etc. in a timely manner Responsible for all project related outcomes and deliverables Manage food budget and credit card for purchases Essential Functions:  Frequently required to walk, hike, sit and talk or listen Required to use hands to operate objects, tools or controls, and to reach with hands and arms Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the ability to focus Required to drive an AZCC vehicle - and therefore have a very clean driving record Must be able to speak, understand, read and write English  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions Preferred Qualifications:  Experience with AZCC or other conservation corps or youth corps, leading Veterans Teaching, facilitation and team-building experience with diverse groups of people  Faller B Chainsaw certification (Or ready to evaluate as one)  Wildland Fire experience (Hot shot, hand crew, engine crew, etc.)   Current 80 hour + medical certification (WFR, WEMT, or OEC) with CPR/AED  Familiarity with basic conservation skills (hand tool use and maintenance, etc.)  Strong conflict resolution skills  Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference and promote leadership in others  Minimum Qualifications:  Leadership experience Strong time-management skills and ability to work independently as well as with others  Ability to effectively and efficiently manage all aspects of crew life and production within a 40-45-hour work week  Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment Willingness to learn and be a part of a dynamic community of peer leaders  Desire to learn from and work with recent era military veterans Willingness to commit fully to the program and its mission Significant chainsaw operations and maintenance experience Physically fit and able to work long days in adverse conditions  Experience with backpacking, wilderness living and travel, LNT principles   High School diploma or GED certificate   Minimum of Wilderness First Aid and CPR/AED current   Must be 21, have a clean driving record (insurable by AZCC) and a current driver’s license
Qualifications
Experience with AZCC or other conservation corps or youth corps, leading Veterans Teaching, facilitation and team-building experience with diverse groups of people  Faller B Chainsaw certification (Or ready to evaluate as one)  Wildland Fire experience (Hot shot, hand crew, engine crew, etc.)   Familiarity with basic conservation skills (hand tool use and maintenance, etc.)  Strong conflict resolution skills  Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference and promote leadership in others 
Contact Person
Danielle Wess
Contact Phone
5202750583
Contact eMail
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