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Arizona Conservation Corps-Crew Leader-Tucson




Category

Crew Leader Positions (21+ years old)

Job Location

Arizona, Arizona

Tracking Code

3591 - 984

Position Type

Temporary

Term Length

Full-time, temporary

Location

Tucson

Salary

$685-735/week, depending on experience and qualifications

Age Requirement

21+

Schedule

Start February 6, 2023

 


Program and Position Summary:

Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) engages motivated  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. AZCC provides opportunities for members to learn about the local environment and issues surrounding conservation. 

AZCC crews work in a variety of National Parks, National Forests, and other public areas. Selected members are placed on a crew that will then collaborate to perform project work.  AZCC is a non-residential program and does not offer houses.  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 AZCC policies, maintain professional boundaries, and appropriately represent the program, including 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 the 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 AZCC staff

 

Safety & Risk Management

  • Monitor, manage, and promote the crew’s physical and emotional safety on and off the work site
  • Promote a culture of safety by facilitating safety briefings and stand-downs
  • 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 AZCC vehicles with trailers

 

Administration

  • 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 cards 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 AZCC 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


Required Experience

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

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