Crews will be working directly with the Gila Watershed Partnership (GWP) on a restoration project removing invasive species and reducing fire fuels using chainsaws and herbicide, and planting native species.
Project dates are from 10/02/17-03/24/2018.
AZCC offers opportunities for individuals to work in a crew environment on national lands throughout the southwestern United States and elsewhere. Successful crew members are self-motivated, energetic and tenacious – they understand the value of hard work in the outdoors and are driven to excellence in conservation.
AZCC Camping Crews based out of Tucson perform conservation work throughout the nation, but mainly in Arizona and New Mexico. Crews typically work on 9-day on/5-day off schedules (Tuesday – Wednesday). During the 9-day “hitch” crews work together during the day, eat and camp together in the evening and learn together throughout. The crew member season will begin with one week of member orientation followed by one week of chainsaw training.
As an AmeriCorps program participant, work effectively as member of crew; perform heavy manual labor related to environmental conservation and restoration projects; work outdoors in all types of weather and successfully adapts to various climates; camps overnight outdoors in wilderness areas near work sites for short or extended periods of time; effectively learn and apply new environmental conservation and restoration skills and outdoor living skills; actively participate in environmental education activities; practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned; use, maintain and repair hand and power tools as necessary. No prior chainsaw experience is necessary, training will be provided.
Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Crew, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders
To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 25, and a US citizen 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.
Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements:
Participation and Expedition Behavior:
Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful and difficult conditions. This may require problem solving on an interpersonal or group level as well as a willingness to accept differences.
Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program including conservation projects, education, training and national service. Members must commit to participating in all crew/team activities
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ABOUT ARIZONA CONSERVATION CORPS
Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) operates programs across Arizona engaging individuals and strengthening communities through service and conservation. AZCC has program offices in Flagstaff and Tucson.
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