FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR CREWS, STAFF AND COMMUNITIES, PROJECTS MAY BE POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BELOW 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.
POSITION DATES: TBD
STATUS: 450-hour AmeriCorps Service Terms (subject to change)
LOCATION: Flagstaff, AZ
BENEFITS: AmeriCorps Segal Education Award; Paid training; Food budget while on project; Employee Assistance Program
ARIZONA CONSERVATION CORPS (AZCC):
Arizona Conservation Corps, a program of Conservation Legacy, aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s. This AZCC crew is focused on connecting young adults (ages 18-25) with conservation service work projects on public lands. AZCC operates programs across Arizona that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation. AZCC has program offices in Flagstaff, the White Mountains, and Tucson. This crew operates out of Flagstaff.
FIELD CREW PROJECT WORK:
AZCC works with a variety of land management agencies in Arizona, such as the United States Forest Service, National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management. This crew will complete invasive plant surveys around the greater Flagstaff area.
The term begins with an orientation: crew member training will consist of Wilderness First Aid, Leave No Trace, Outdoor Living, Crew Culture and Diversity, and goal setting. Depending on project needs crews have possible specialized opportunities for instruction in herbicide handling, crosscut or chainsaw use and safety. Informal training will continue throughout the term with on the ground skills training to include things like tool maintenance, plant identification and an overview of public land management agencies.
AZCC is a drug-free organization; alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited. AZCC is an independent, non-residential program. The crew member must supply his/her/their own personal outdoor gear and equipment such as a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, day pack, multi-day pack, work pants, hiking/ work boots, etc. AZCC will provide the tools, personal protective gear, budget for crew meals and transportation to projects. AZCC has pro-deals and some gear available to borrow.
The typical schedule is eight days on, followed by six days off, either in town or on hitch(camping at the project) depending on the project's proximity to Flagstaff. The day starts at 7:00 AM with a stretch circle and safety meeting, includes two 15-minute breaks, a 30-minute lunch and concludes at 5:30 PM.
Crew members receive an AmeriCorps living stipend of $295/week before taxes, issued bi-weekly. Upon completion of the term the crew member will receive an education award based on the length of term of service. The education award can to be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.
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 provide some accommodations, excepting that which 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. These requirements are written the same for all positions and therefore may not apply directly to your particular position.
PARTICIPATION AND EXPEDITION BEHAVIOR:
SAFETY AND JUDGMENT:
In accordance to a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and program activities and while on organization property.
Required Skills Required Experience