🔗AZCC Crew Leader Tucson – Spring 2024
Website Arizona Conservation Corps
Arizona Conservation Corps, a program of Conservation Legacy, aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s. AZCC is focused on connecting youth, young adults, and recent-era military veterans with conservation service work projects on public lands. AZCC operates programs across Arizona that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation. AZCC has program offices in Flagstaff and Tucson.
Field Crew Project Work:
AZCC AmeriCorps members serve a term of National Service in the State of Arizona and parts of the Southwest on professionally supervised crews as they explore a variety of opportunities for careers in the outdoors, learn practical field skills, and develop confidence as emerging leaders in the field of conservation. Members are provided opportunities to learn and train under the guidance of professional staff within Conservation Legacy while gaining career perspectives working alongside agency staff from the US Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, or Municipal, State and non-profit organizations that work on our nation’s public and tribal lands. AZCC Crews will become proficient in environmental stewardship, general worksite safety, Leave No Trace principles, and outdoor living skills. Most crews receive First Aid training.
Project work may vary due to seasonality and environmental safety concerns. Projects that crews typically work on may include, but are not limited to:
Trail construction and maintenance
Invasive species management, including pesticide application
Land Management Inventory and Mapping
Fire fuels reduction
National Disaster Relief
Recreation and facilities maintenance and construction
Applicants should expect the project schedule and type of work to vary. Generally, crews work an 8-day,10-hours/day ‘hitch’ schedule while camping in front and backcountry settings. Typically, members will have six days off in the town of the home base office. The hitch schedule typically includes drive time to and from the work site from the home base office.
Workdays will start with a Job Hazard Analysis safety meeting and a 15-minute warm-up exercise. Days will include two 15-minute breaks and one 30-minute lunch.
Crew Leader Responsibilities:
Crew Leaders (CL) are responsible for facilitating a positive crew member experience by setting an example of enthusiasm throughout work and camp life. The CL works in tandem with the Assistant Crew Leader to communicate directions, project specifications, and constructive criticism throughout the term of service. The CL is expected to complete the project, and Corpsmember paperwork and professionally represent AZCC in project relations.
The term begins with intensive leadership training focusing on developing outdoor leadership skills, goal setting, technical and field skills training,g and understanding AZCC procedures to approach this training with a train-the-trainer technique. Following leadership training, Corpsmembers will join leadership for orientation. This week-long orientation wil include of Wilderness First Aid, Leave No Trace, Outdoor Living, Crew Culture and Diversity, and goal setting. Depending on project needs, crews have possible specialized opportunities for instruction in herbicide handling, crosscut or chainsaw use, and safety. Informal training will continue throughout the term with on-the-ground skills training to schools tool maintenance, plant identifies, action, and overview of public land management agencies.
AZCC is a drug-free organization; alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited. AZCC is an independent, non-residential program. The crew member must supply his/her/their outdoor gear and equipment such as a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, day pack, multi-day pack, work pants, hiking/work boots, etc. A suggester list-list will be provided before starting the term of service. AZCC will provide the tools, personal protective gear, crew meal budget, and project transportation. Additionally, AZCCpro deals and some equipment are available to borrow.
Crew Leader Qualifications:
21+ with some leadership experience.
Flexibility, adaptability, and capacity to work in a changing work environment, including willingness to work a varying schedule. This position could also be deployed for national disaster relief, outside the region, for multiple weeks.
Excellent communication, teaching/mentoring, and full conflict resolution and team-building skills.
Abilityperformsm administrative duties, such as managing crew budget and documents and utilizing Microsoft programs.
Strong time-management skills and ability to work independently and in collaboration with a small group.
Valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record.
Have US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency status.
Pass background checks: all offers of positions are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and Federal criminal background check.