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AZCC Tucson Local Crew Member

Arizona Conservation Corps - Tucson, Arizona, USA

Position Title: AZCC Tucson Local Crew Member
Position Type: Temporary Position
Application Review Begins: Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Institution: Arizona Conservation Corps
Department/Division: Local Crew Member
Field (e.g., systematics):
City: Tucson, Arizona, USA
General Information: Title: Local Pima County Crew
Start Date: September 2019
End Date: March 2020 (anticipated)
Status: 900-hour AmeriCorps Service Terms (subject to change)
Stipend: $295/week
Location: Tucson, AZ, US
Benefits: Paid training, grocery budget while on project, AmeriCorps Education Award

Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC):
Arizona Conservation Corps, a program of Conservation Legacy, aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930's. AZCC is focused on connecting youth, young adults, and recent era military veterans 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, White Mountains, and Tucson.



Local Crew Project Work:
AZCC works with a variety of land management agencies in Arizona, such as the US Forest Service, National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management, as well as local agencies such as Arizona State Parks and local Non Profits. This crew will focus on projects that are local to Tucson and the surrounding area in collaboration with the Pima County and other local public land agencies to improve local lands and provide service opportunities to young adults in Tucson.

There will be an opportunity for a variety of projects that range in skills and geographic location but will include desert restoration, invasive species removal, planting, parks improvement projects, and trail work. All projects require a willingness to work hard, be safe and have fun.
Qualifications/Requirements: To qualify, you must:
-Be between the ages of 18 and 25
-Have US citizenship
-Have a high school diploma or GED
-Pass background checks: 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
*Preference will be given to applicants who are local to Tucson and the surrounding area*
Responsibilities: 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.
-Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harassment of others for any reason.
-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, including service days in local communities where applicable.
-Effectively communicate ideas and concerns as they arise directly to supervisors, colleagues and organization staff.
-Have the cognitive ability to learn necessary skills and apply them to effectively carry out the service work requirements
-Appropriately represent the Program and AmeriCorps to the public and project partners at all times


Safety and Judgment:
-Effectively communicate danger to others in the form of either a warning of danger others may be encountering or a notification of personal distress, injury or need for assistance. You must be able to do so at a distance of up to 50 meters and in conditions with limited visibility or loud background noise such as darkness or high winds.
-Effectively perceive, understand and follow direction by others so that you will be able to successfully execute appropriate and perhaps unfamiliar techniques to manage hazards. These directions may be given before the hazard is encountered or may need to be given during exposure to the hazard.
-Stay alert and focused for several hours at a time while traveling and working in varied weather conditions
-Perceive and comprehend significant and apparent hazards, including those hazards previously identified by others.
-Respond appropriately to stress or crises.
-If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage by self-medicating without assistance from others.


Environmental Ethics:
-Learn and practice ‘Leave no Trace’ techniques
-Outdoor Skills and Fitness (where appropriate)
-Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living/travel and work skills as appropriate to the project. Additionally, remain adequately hydrated, fed, and properly dressed so as to remain generally healthy and safe, avoiding environmental injuries.
-Live in a physically demanding, possibly remote environment for an uninterrupted period of up to several weeks. Conditions of this environment may vary significantly and may include severe and/or trying weather. The remoteness is such that it may require at a minimum one hour, but perhaps in excess of 12 hours, to reach the nearest advanced medical care.
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): In order to be considered, please apply on our website.
Apply here: https://azcorps.org/open-positions
Compensation Range: Stipend: $295/week, paid training, grocery budget while on project, AmeriCorps Education Award
Contact Name: Julia Schaller, jschaller@conservationlegacy.org