In our effort to keep our participants, employees, partners, and the public safe, Conservation Legacy follows a mandatory vaccination policy, requiring all participants and employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Providing proof of vaccination is required prior to the first day of service. If you have any questions, or need to request an exemption, please review our policy, here: COVID-19 Resources | Conservation Legacy, or contact email@example.com.
What does it mean to be a YCC Member at AZCC?
It means spending up to 10 hours a day outside in all weather conditions, working your hardest on a variety of projects focused on environmental conservation and habitat restoration, all while developing professional skills that can be applied to future jobs or academic pursuits within the field of natural resource management or in other areas.
Youth Conservation Corps members will work on local projects within their own communities! It is a day program where members will meet in the morning, work all day and then go home at night.
Members must be able to actively participate in environmental education activities and practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned. This includes safe use of and maintenance of hand and power tools as necessary.
Mostly importantly, participants must be willing to be an active member of a team, or crew, of up to eight individuals from different areas and backgrounds who are all interested in and committed to actively improving the natural world around them through a variety of projects.
Tonto National Forest: $12.15/hr, issued biweekly.
Prescott National Forest: $330/week issued biweekly
Coconino National Forest: $330/week issued biweekly
Tonto National Forest:6/6/2022-7/22/2022
Prescott National Forest; 6/6/2022-7/29/2022
Coconino National Forest: 6/6/2022-7/22/2022
To qualify, you must be 17 - 20 years old, and a US citizen that is working towards a high school diploma or GED. All offers are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry, State and FBI Criminal History checks, for those members over the age of 18. Applicants also must be fully vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting.
Roving Crew Project Work:
YCC crews operate in local communities, serving youth and public land from that area. Crews will be operating on the Prescott National Forest, based in Prescott, on the Tonto National Forest based in Globe or Payson or on the Coconino National Forest based in Flagstaff.
Projects will vary but could include things like trail construction and maintenance, ecosystem restoration, surveys and inventory, habitat restoration, fence construction, invasive weed removal, and many others. All projects require a willingness to work hard, be safe and have fun.
Corpsmembers receive a variety of formal and informal training during their term of service. The first week of the term is committed to formal training and orientation that consists of Basic First Aid, Leave No Trace, crew culture, goal setting, team building and leadership. On-the-job training and education will continue throughout the term covering topics such as tool maintenance, plant identification and an overview of public land management agencies. There will also be opportunities to speak with people at Partner Agencies such as the Forest Service and National Park Service about future career paths, job opportunities and recommendations.
AZCC is a drug-free organization; alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited. AZCC is an independent, non-residential program. The Corpsmember must supply his/her own personal outdoor gear and equipment such as a day pack, work pants, hiking/ work boots. AZCC will provide the tools, protective gear and transportation to projects. Housing is not provided.
Generally, the schedule will be either M-F, 8-hour days or M-Th, 10-hour day, 40 hours per week. At least one overnight experience for multiple days, as a full crew, is anticipated during orientation week.
Each day starts with a stretch circle and safety meeting and includes two fifteen minutes breaks and a half an hour break for lunch.
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 assist you with some modification unless it 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:
· 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.
· 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.
· Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harassment of others for any reason.
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.
· Learn and practice ‘Leave no Trace’ techniques
· 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 a week. 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, to reach the nearest advanced medical care.
· Outdoor Skills and Fitness (where appropriate)
· In accordance with a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and program activities and while on organization property.
This position is located at Arizona Conservation Corps, 2500 N Rose Street, St, Flagstaff, AZ. View the Google Map in full screen.