Veteran Fire Corps Corpsmember
Position Dates: July 16- November 16,2018
Status: Seasonal, Exempt
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Compensation: $400 weekly living stipend, and AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of term.
Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) seeks qualified candidates for Veteran Fire Corps Corpsmember positions based out of Flagstaff, AZ for the 2018 season. AZCC offers opportunities for individuals to work in a crew environment on national lands throughout the southwestern United States and elsewhere.
This AmeriCorps program is designed for veterans who separated from the military at any point after September 11th, 2001 (including but not limited to OIF, OEF, ONO, OCO, and GWoT veterans) who are interested in pursuing educational and professional development in resource management, wildland firefighting and other outdoor related fields. All Applicants must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and have a DD214. Crews are generally comprised of individuals 21-37 years of age who have minimal financial and/or personal commitments.
Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) and Conservation Legacy are proud to be celebrating the 9th continuous year of operating the Veteran’s Fire Corps. The VFC aims to retrain recent era military veterans for careers in conservation, fuels management, and wildland fire-fighting. VFC programs accomplish this goal by immersing participants in a conservation crew experience. Over the course of a typical 3 – 6 month season corps members receive training in wildland firefighting, chainsaw operation and a variety of other topics. Members then go on to serve as members of a fire-fuels conservation crew, performing a variety of forestry and conservation work on Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and US Forest Service land in Arizona and New Mexico. At the conclusion of a program members are aided in the transition to federal wildland firefighting jobs.
This crew will be operated out of the Flagstaff office. Crews typically work on 8-day on/6-day off schedules (Tuesday - Tuesday). During the 8-day “hitch” crews work together during the day, and camp together in the evening and learn together throughout. The crew member season will include one week of orientation followed by two weeks of basic firefighter training.
As an AmeriCorps member in AZCC's VFC program, Corpsmembers will receive a weekly living stipend of $375 which is distributed bi-weekly. Upon successful completion of the program, Corpsmembers will also receive an AmeriCorps education award based on their time of service.
To qualify, you must be a military veteran between the ages of 21 and 35, and a US citizen that has received a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award.
TO APPLY: www.azcorps.org/open-positions and seek out the position that best suits your needs and availability.