Arizona Conservation Corps AmeriCorps Corpsmember

Application Deadline: 1 Oct 2019

Want to work outside? Serve public lands in the name of conservation? Positions are still open for the Arizona Conservation Corps!

Application:
To apply, you must submit an application on our website: azcorps.org/open-positions
Click on the link at the top of the page: “Want to be considered for all positions? Submit one application here to apply for a Crew Member position, regardless of location!”


Summary:
Our AmeriCorps positions are national service opportunities – ways to do work that matters in places we care about. You also get to learn new skills and be a part of a great community, working as a tight-knit crew on our conservation projects. Crews typically work ten hour days and camp out for eight- or nine-day “hitches,” with five or six days off between each hitch.

Projects vary widely depending on season and our partners’ needs, but often include trail construction and maintenance, chainsaw work for forest fuels reduction or habitat restoration, range fence repair and installation, rare species surveys, invasive species removal, and disaster relief efforts. We have offices in Flagstaff, Tucson, Pinetop, and Las Cruces and support many different kinds of project work out of each office.

We should be up front – we work hard and our projects aren’t always glamorous, but there’s dignity in all work and nothing like the satisfaction and good night of sleep you get after a long day of hiking and swinging a pick.

Benefits:
Corpsmembers receive a weekly living allowance of $295 so that they can volunteer here. Food is provided while crews are out in the field. Our Corpsmembers also get these benefits:
• Education award after graduation for tuition or student loans
• Technical skills training like trail work or chainsaw operation
• Outdoor skills trainings like Wilderness First Aid, Leave No Trace, camp skills, and menu planning
• Student loan deferment and forbearance

Schedule:
The typical schedule is eight to nine days on with six days off, or, four ten-hour days with three days off either in town or on spike (camping at the project) depending on proximity to the work site from our office. The day starts at 7:00 AM with a stretch circle and safety meeting. The day includes two fifteen minute breaks and a half hour break for lunch. The day concludes at 5:30 PM.

Qualifications:
• Corpsmembers must be between the ages of 18 and 25
• Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
• US citizenship
• High school diploma, GED, or plans to obtain one or the other.
• Desire to work hard all day long outdoors and in all weather conditions
• Appetite for learning new things, meeting new people, and working in a team setting

All offers are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Corpsmembers must also be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award.

Application:
To apply, you must submit an application on our website: azcorps.org/open-positions
Click on the link at the top of the page: “Want to be considered for all positions? Submit one application here to apply for a Crew Member position, regardless of location!”

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