🔗AZCC Crew Member Tucson, AZ – Spring 2024
Website Arizona Conservation Corps
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 conservation issues.
AZCC is a non-residential program and does not offer housing. Gear and equipment rental is available upon request.
AZCC Corpsmember Position Description
Participation and Expedition Behavior:
- Work effectively as a member of a team
- Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harassment of others for any reason.
- Participate in all aspects of the program, including conservation projects, education, training, and national service
- Effectively communicate and discuss ideas and concerns with leaders, crew, and staff
- Learn skills and apply them to carry out service work requirements effectively
- Appropriately always represent the program and community while on a project
Safety and Judgment:
- Perceive and effectively communicate environmental and work hazards with crew and leader
- Effectively perceive, understand, and follow direction
- Stay alert and focused while traveling and working in varied weather conditions
- Act with compassion toward crew members, leaders, and staff
- If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage by self-medicating without assistance from others.
Learn and practice ‘Leave no Trace’ techniques.
Outdoor Skills and Fitness:
Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living/travel and work skills appropriate to the project.
Field Crew Project Work:
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
- Habitat restoration
- Fence installation/repair
- Land Management Inventory and Mapping
- Fire fuels reduction
- National Disaster Relief
- Community service
- Recreation and facilities maintenance and construction
Generally, crews work an 8-day, 10-hour/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. Drive time to and from the work site from the home base office is typically included in the hitch schedule. Applicants should expect the project schedule and type of work to vary.
Workdays will start with a Job Hazard Analysis safety meeting, a 15-minute warm-up exercise, and a 15-minute stretch. Days will include two 15-minute breaks and one 30-minute lunch.