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Adult Camping Field Crew Leader

Arizona Conservation Corps - Tucson, Arizona, USA

Position Title: Adult Camping Field Crew Leader
Position Type: Temporary Position
Application Review Begins: Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Institution: Arizona Conservation Corps
Department/Division: Crew Leader
Field (e.g., systematics):
City: Tucson, Arizona, USA
General Information: Title: Adult Camping Field Crew Leader
Start Date: September 2019
End Date: December 2019 or March 2020 (anticipated – depending on availability)
Status: Seasonal staff
Stipend: $500-620/week, DOE
Location: Tucson, AZ, US
Benefits: Paid training, grocery budget while on project

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.
Qualifications/Requirements: Required Qualifications:
-Leadership experience with youth or young adults.
-Be at least 21 years old with a clean driving record.
-All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.
-Excellent organization skills.
-Physically fit and able to work long days in adverse conditions.
-High School diploma or GED certificate.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience teaching, facilitation and team-building in diverse groups of people.
-Experience in Conservation Corps or Youth Corps.
-Familiarity with basic conservation skills including tool maintenance.
-Familiarity with basic chainsaw operation.
-Experience teaching outdoor experiential and/or environmental education.
-Current Wilderness First Responder or higher and CPR certification.
Responsibilities: Crew Leader Responsibilities
The Crew Leader (CL) is responsible for facilitating a positive crew member experience by setting an example of enthusiasm throughout work and camp life. The CL works together with the Assistant Crew Leader (ACL) in a strong partnership communicating directions, projects specifications, and constructive criticism through the length of the term. CLs will be expected to facilitate learning in the field for crew members, as well as mentor the ACL. Previously Corps experience is highly recommended.

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. Projects vary across crews and locations, but it can include trail construction and maintenance, ecosystem restoration, fencing projects, invasive species removal, herbicide application and more.

The term begins with an intensive leadership training. This training will focus on developing leadership skills and forming strong bonds between leadership teams. Following leadership training, crew members will join the leaders for a week-long orientation.
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): In order to be considered, please apply on our website.
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Compensation Range: Stipend: $500-620/week, DOE, paid training, grocery budget while on project
Contact Name: Julia Schaller,