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COVID Response Crew Member with Southwest Conservation Corps in Santa Fe National Forest, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Type of position Crew Member
Employer Southwest Conservation Corps
Description of Employer The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a program of the non-profit service organization, Conservation Legacy, that is built on the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that operated from 1933 – 1942. SCC provides youth and young adults opportunities to complete conservation projects on public lands. While serving with SCC, members receive training on job skills, conflict resolution, leadership, teamwork, and environmental stewardship. Programs are developed using a step ladder approach to provide a progression of skill development based on a member’s needs. Members receive a weekly living allowance, training, and an AmeriCorps Education Award (for qualifying individuals).
Location Santa Fe National Forest, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Salary $330/week
Benefits AmeriCorps, uniform, food in field
Closing date of competition 05/07/2021
Date position available 05/17/2021
Description of duties Position: Santa Fe National Forest Covid Response Team – Crew Member

Dates:  May 17, 2021 – October, 2021

Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Camping Program  

Location: Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico

Stipend: $330/week 

Ages: 18 – 30 

Health Benefits: Not Health Benefit Eligible  

Other Benefits:  Food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment, development opportunities

AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,360 upon successful completion of the program

Position Summary:

The Santa Fe Covid Response Team is a smaller crew, consisting of 1 Leader and 2 Members. This smaller size allows the crew more mobility and ease of travel throughout the forest to respond to unique project needs. 

Crews work primarily in front country locations in all weather conditions. Standard schedule consists of 5 days on-hitch (8 hours/day) and 2 days off with some exception. On-hitch, crews camp together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all projects and chores. SCC does not provide accommodations off-hitch and Crew Members will be responsible for their own accommodations during that time. The Crews will be based out of Santa Fe and can expect not to return to SCC’s office during work time.

The Santa Fe National Forest, Covid Response Crew will work with the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District or the Jemez Ranger District for their season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Districts received an amount of visitation far beyond the seasonal crew capacity to maintain recreation facilities’ cleanliness, address vandalism repairs, and address resource impacts to dispersed recreation areas.  

Project work will include, but not limited to: Install signage in highly impacted areas, replace doors and other structures that were vandalized during closures, Repair damaged picnic tables, Assist with the district’s cleaning schedule to ensure an acceptable state of recreational facilities, Remove trash, and address the immediate 3-5 miles of highly impacted trails.

Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements 

Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to assist you with some modification unless it alters the fundamental nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of participants or staff, or places an undue financial or administrative burden on the organization. 

Participant and Expedition Behavior 

  • Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful and difficult conditions 
  • Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program 
  • Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harassment of any kind 
  • Appropriately represent SCC and AmeriCorps to the public and project partners at all time 

Risk Management and Judgement 

  • Effectively follow direction by others, so that you will be able to successfully manage hazards 
  • Ask clarifying question when you do not understand a task 
  • Maintain focus during workday, both while traveling and working in varied weather conditions. 
  • If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage without assistance from others. 

Environmental Ethics & Outdoor Skills 

  • Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living and work skills as appropriate to the project. 
  • Live in a physically demanding, possibly remote environment for an uninterrupted period of up to several weeks 

Substance Free 

  • In accordance with a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and SCC activities, and while on organization property. 
Qualifications sought Qualifications: 

  • To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30 
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. 
  • A US citizen that has received (or on track to receive) 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. 
Contact for additional information Any questions can be addressed to: Lisa?Slupianek, Four Corners Adult Program Manager – lslupianek@conservationlegacy.org?
Application procedure  
Submit what Resume and Application materials
Submit to Please visit https://sccorps.org/crew-positions, select Apply Here next to the COVID Response position, read the full position description, then select “New Application” at the bottom of the page to go through the proper steps.
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