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(Acoma) Crew Leader


Crew Leader Positions (21+ years old)

Job Location

Acoma, NM

Tracking Code


Position Type


Term Length 

Full-time, temporary, 4-8 months 


Acoma Pueblo, NM


$685-735/week depending on experience and qualifications 

Age Requirement 



8 day hitches with 6 days off


"Leading our Nations back to ecological and cultural well-being" 
Program and Position Summary: 

Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps (ALCC) engages motivated Indigenous young adults, ages 18 - 30, to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout the western United States. Projects may include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction, re-vegetation, historic preservation, and local environmental service projects.   ALCC provides opportunities for members to learn about the local environment and issues surrounding conservation.   
ALCC crews work in a variety of National Parks, National Forests, and other public areas. Selected members are placed on a crew which will then collaborate to perform project work.  ALCC is a non-residential program and does not offer housing.  Gear and equipment rental is available upon request.

Crew Leader Position Description 


Leadership & Mentorship 

  • Manage, supervise, and lead the day-to-day details of project work. 
  • Implement skills training on worksite and facilitate intentional discussions with crew 
  • Promote individual corps member development and a healthy community 
  • Facilitate crew member development via one-on-one check-ins, debriefs, and evaluations 
  • Mentor Assistant Crew Leader (ACL) via delegation and constructive feedback 
  • Must be willing to follow and enforce all ALCC policies, maintain professional boundaries, and appropriately represent the program, include maintaining a substance-free work environment 


Project Management & Implementation 

  • Train and motivate a crew of 4-5 young adults to efficiently complete conservation projects on public lands  
  • Delegation of project work & investment among crew 
  • Manage the on-the-ground quality and quantity of project work 
  • Monitor and track tool and equipment inventory 
  • Establish tool and equipment maintenance routines  
  • Effectively coordinate logistics with project partners, crew members, and ALCC staff 


Safety & Risk Management 

  • Monitor, manage, and promote the crew’s physical and emotional safety on and off the work site 
  • Promote culture of safety by facilitating safety briefings and standdowns 
  • Communicate and manage field incidents with ALCC staff 
  • Initiate On-call or emergency medical services in the event of injury or incident 
  • Transport crew and equipment safely in ALCC vehicles with trailers 



  • Report project accomplishments by measuring and documenting outcomes 
  • Compile notes and documentation pertaining to crew work hours, group and member dynamics, and incident management 
  • Manage credit card for purchases, document and report all purchases. 


Required Skills

Essential Skills: 

  • Critical thinking and ability to resolve issues and solve problems 
  • Ability to exercise judgment and make decisions in dynamic situations 
  • Strong and holistic situational awareness 
  • Strong time-management skills  
  • Willingness to learn and be a part of a community of peer leaders. 
  • Must be adaptive, patient, and able to maintain a positive perspective on crew 
  • Physically able to work long days in adverse conditions 


Essential Functions: 

  • Frequently required to walk, hike, sit and talk or listen 
  • Required to use hands to operate objects, tools or controls, and to reach with hands and arms 
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 
  • Required to drive an ALCC vehicle 
  • Must be able to speak, understand, read, and write English 


Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions 

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