Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps Farm Corps Individual Placement
Full-time, temporary, 4-8 months
Acoma Pueblo, NM
Mon-Fri, 8-hr days
"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.
The Acoma Farm Corps IP Position will be based in Acoma at our home office next to the senior center. At the top of Silver Fox Road, Skyline-Ganipa, NM, building 1. The individuals will be working outside in summer weather which conditions may include severe weather. We will be planting/growing native plants and food for the community involving constant care for the field and participation in field maintenance. Work may include but is not limited to: Removal of weeds from the field, irrigating the field and tool maintenance at the end of each day. Participants will receive training in traditional agricultural practices and contribute to the production and distribution of fresh produce for community members of Acoma Pueblo.
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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
Minimum Experience and Qualifications:
- Leadership experience with youth and/or young adults
- Experience in facilitating and building community with diverse groups of people
- Must have a High School diploma or High School Equivalency Degree
- Must be 21 or over, have a clean driving record and a current driver’s license
- Must successfully complete a criminal history check. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of criminal history check process
- Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting
Preferred Experience and Qualifications:
- Demonstrated project management experience in any of the following areas: trails maintenance and construction, chainsaw operation and maintenance, historic preservation
- Camping experience and familiarity with Leave No Trace (LNT) principles
- Current Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, and/or CPR certification
- Current Chainsaw Operation certification (S-212 or equivalent)
- Experience with ALCC or other conservation corps or youth corps
- Experience with experiential and/or environmental education
This position is located in Acoma Pueblo, NM. View the Google Map in full screen.