Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps Crew Leader (Acoma)
Full-time, temporary, 3-4 months
70 Pinsbaari Drive Building 1
$685-735/week depending on experience and qualifications
8 days on 6 days off 10 hour work 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.
Ancestral lands Acoma office is located at the Acoma Senior center. Crews typically operate on 8 days on and 6 days off schedule.
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.
- 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 at 70 Pinsbaari Drive Building 1, Acoma Pueblo, NM. View the Google Map in full screen.