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Join the WCCC!

WCCC recruits young adults and youth ages 16-25 to complete service projects on public lands in western Colorado. WCCC Crew Members work on the health and accessibility of these lands through projects such as: building and maintaining trails, fuel mitigation, fence construction and maintenance, invasive species removal, habitat restoration, and other conservation related projects in backcountry and front country settings. WCCC recruits youth from local western Colorado communities, as well as nationally. Crews typically work 4 10-hour days a week. from 7am to 5pm. 

WCCC Women's Fire Crew

Ladies!

 

WCCC, in partnership with the BLM, offers an excellent opportunity for you THIS Spring!! You will earn your S212 (Wildland Fire Chainsaws), S130 (Firefighter Training), S190 (Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior), and your red card during two weeks of training. First Aid training will also be provided. This experience will give you on the job training for a career in wildland firefighting and an opportunity to be a part of a groundbreaking group of diverse women.

Each crew will consist of 7 members, 2 assistant leaders & 1 full leader. Crews will work and camp  in frontcountry and backcountry locations in all types of weather conditions. Among other various projects, project work will include habitat restoration and fuels reduction. 

USFS Specialty Leader

Lead a unique team of 3 dynamic individuals, partnering with the USFS in the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests. Teams will travel and camp in remote locations, treating invasive species, and working in a team environment.  Must be willing to learn the ins and outs of invasive plant management, herbicides, federal land management, and environmental service.  The right candidate will be available from May- August. 

CANDIDATE PREFERENCES:

Assistant Crew Leader:

6+ Months of Management/Leadership Experience

or 

1+ Years of Environmental Stewardship

Crew Leader:

1+ Years Management/Leadership Experience

and

1+ Years Environmental Stewardship

Duties

  • Coordinate to lead the crews during camping, cooking, recreation, environmental education, and group learning programs.

  • Occasional planning of recreational and educational activities, food and equipment purchasing and maintenance, and program evaluation

  • Responsible for all project specific/crew specific reporting

 

Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Permanent Resident Card, INS form I-551

  • Alien Registration Card, INS form I-551

  • A passport indicating that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence

  • A departure record ( INS 194) indication that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence

  • Driver's License, with a clean driving record

  • Be between the ages of 21-25

  • Able to pass a pre-service National Criminal History check (State, Sex Offender, and Federal)

 

Unallowable Team Leader Activities

 

Signing member time sheets, evaluating member performance, disciplining AmeriCorps members, enrolling/dismissing AmeriCorps members, writing and/or signing program reports, managing the program’s payroll and budget.

 

Apply Now!

To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest to tweimer@mesapartners.org. Our application process is located on our website www.wcccpartners.org.

 

The Western Colorado Conservation Corps of Partners is an equal opportunity employer.  This program is available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or religion.

USFS Specialty Crew Member

USFS Specialty Crew Member

Be a part of a unique team of 3 dynamic individuals, partnering with the USFS in the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests.   Crew members will travel and camp in remote locations, treating invasive species, and working in a team environment.  Must be willing to learn the ins and outs of invasive plant management, herbicides, federal land management, and environmental service.  The right candidate will be available from May- August. 

Duties

  • Must be willing and able to camp at least 4 nights per week

  • Successfully complete new Corps Member Orientation and CPR/First Aid Training

  • Complete conservation projects throughout Western Colorado

  • Must be motivated, responsible, and have a positive attitude

  • Willing to cook at camp site when  necessary

  • Must participate in WCCC education program

  • Participate in WCCC wide volunteer events

Physical Requirements

  • Lifting 30-50 lbs

  • Hiking up to 8 miles per day

  • Be willing and able to run a chainsaw and use hand tools after appropriate training

  • Must be able to complete arduous work in adverse weather conditions

Qualifications

No experience necessary! However, you must:

  • Be a United states citizen or permanent resident

  • Be available full time between the dates specified on the Member Service Agreement

  • Be between the ages of 16-25

  • Able to pass a pre-service National Criminal History check (State, Sex Offender, and Federal)

Corpsmembers camp and serve in the back country of Western Colorado.  Corps members earn a weekly stipend, plus food and lodging when required to camp at project site. Career training takes place primarily in a back country setting and involves building and maintaining trails and fences, invasive species removal, and habitat restoration.  Learn to camp, cook, orienteer, and live in a community setting.  Corps members also have the opportunity to earn an AmeriCorps Education Award (restrictions apply). Member must not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the AmeriCorps Member Service Agreement. 

Duties

  • Must be willing and able to camp at least 4 nights per week

  • Successfully complete new Corps Member Orientation and CPR/First Aid Training

  • Complete conservation projects throughout Western Colorado

  • Must be motivated, responsible, and have a positive attitude

  • Willing to cook at camp site when  necessary

  • Must participate in WCCC education program

  • Participate in WCCC wide volunteer events

Physical Requirements

  • Lifting 30-50 lbs

  • Hiking up to 8 miles per day

  • Be willing and able to run a chainsaw and use hand tools after appropriate training

  • Must be able to complete arduous work in adverse weather conditions

Qualifications

No experience necessary! However, you must:

  • Be a United states citizen or permanent resident

  • Be available full time between the dates specified on the Member Service Agreement

  • Be between the ages of 16-25

  • Able to pass a pre-service National Criminal History check (State, Sex Offender, and Federal)

Crew Leaders will lead a crew of 6 -10 youth, 16 -25 years old, with 2 Assistant Crew Leaders on environmental stewardship projects in Western Colorado. The position also requires preparation time and post session follow through. Must hold members accountable and not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the AmeriCorps Member Service Agreement

 

CANDIDATE PREFERENCES:

Assistant Crew Leader:

6+ Months of Management/Leadership Experience

or 

1+ Years of Environmental Stewardship

Crew Leader:

1+ Years Management/Leadership Experience

and

1+ Years Environmental Stewardship

 

Duties

  • Lead the crews on service projects such as trail building and maintenance, wildlife habitat restoration, fence building and maintenance, and invasive species removal while working with the Assistant Crew Leader (ACL).

  • Coordinate with the ACL to lead the crews during camping, cooking, recreation, environmental education, and group learning programs.

  • Occasional planning of recreational and educational activities, food and equipment purchasing and maintenance, and program evaluation

  • Responsible for all project specific/crew specific reporting

 

Requirements

  • Experience teaching outdoor and/or environmental education curriculum preferred and other leadership experience

  • Excellent organization and communication skills

  • Hands-on physical labor experience preferred

  • Current driver’s license with a good driving record Committed to making a positive difference in youth

  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • Must be 21 years old

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