Veterans Fire Corps Crew Leader

Conservation Corps New Mexico
Las Cruces, NM
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$750 per week
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Conservation Corps New Mexico (CCNM): Conservation Corps New Mexico, a program of Conservation Legacy, aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s. CCNM crews are based in Las Cruces, NM and all project work will take place on public lands in New Mexico and western Texas. Veterans Fire Corps Crews: The crew is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate high standards, compassion, excellent judgment, effective communication skills, initiative, and the desire to devote themselves (at least seasonally) to working alongside other military veterans, ages 21-35 years old, in an environmental setting. The crew will work together and maintain a flexible, positive, and professional attitude. The program engages participants in a cohort environment in which a team of recent-era military veterans work together to train and complete natural resource management projects, specifically related to fire fuels management and fuels reduction using chainsaws. This crew assists recent-era veterans transition from military to civilian careers. Crew Leaders do not have to be military veterans. Crew Leader Responsibilities Crew Leaders (CL) are responsible for facilitating a positive crew member experience by setting an example of enthusiasm throughout work and camp life. The CL works in tandem with the Assistant Crew Leader to communicate directions, project specifications, and constructive feedback throughout the term of service. The CL is expected complete project and Corpsmember paperwork in a timely manner and professionally represent CCNM.
21+ with some leadership experience Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to work in a changing work environment including willingness to work a varying schedule. This position could also be deployed for national disaster relief, outside of the region, for multiple weeks at a time. Excellent communication and teaching/mentoring skills, as well as, strong conflict resolution and team building skills. Ability to perform administrative duties, such as managing crew budget and documents and utilizing Microsoft programs. Strong time-management skills and ability to work independently and in collaboration with a small group. Valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record. Have US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency status. Have a high school diploma or GED Pass background checks: all offers of positions are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and Federal criminal background check Preferred Qualifications: Military Veteran Faller B Chainsaw Certification, or readiness to evaluate as one Prior AmeriCorps Service Certification in Wilderness First Responder and CPR. Relevant Bachelor’s degree. Apply online at:
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Genevieve Tucker
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