Title: Adult Camping Field Crew Leader
Start Date: September 2019
End Date: December 2019 or March 2020 (anticipated – depending on availability)
Status: Seasonal staff
Stipend: $500-620/week, DOE
Location: Las Cruces, NM, US
Benefits: Paid training, grocery budget while on project
Conservation Corps New Mexico (CCNM)
Conservation Corps New Mexico, a program of Conservation Legacy, aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930's. CCNM is focused on connecting youth, young adults, and recent era military veterans with conservation service work projects on public lands. CCNM operates programs across New Mexico that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation.
Crew Leader Responsibilities
The Crew Leader (CL) is responsible for facilitating a positive crew member experience by setting an example of enthusiasm throughout work and camp life. The CL works together with the Assistant Crew Leader (ACL) in a strong partnership communicating directions, projects specifications, and constructive criticism through the length of the term. CLs will be expected to facilitate learning in the field for crew members, as well as mentor the ACL. Previously Corps experience is highly recommended.
Field Crew Project Work
CCNM works with a variety of land management agencies across New Mexico, Arizona, and Western Texas, such as the United States Forest Service, National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management. Projects vary across crews and locations, but it can include trail construction and maintenance, ecosystem restoration, fencing projects, invasive species removal, herbicide application and more.
The term begins with an intensive leadership training. This training will focus on developing leadership skills and forming strong bonds between leadership teams. Following leadership training, crew members will join the leaders for a week-long orientation.
CCNM is a drug-free organization; alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited. CCNM is an independent, non-residential program. The CL must supply their own personal outdoor gear and equipment such as a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, day pack, multi-day pack, work pants, hiking/work boots, etc. CCNM will provide the tools, grocery budget on project, protective gear, and transportation to projects.
The typical schedule is four ten-hour days with three days off, or eight to nine days on with six days off, either in town or on spike (camping at the project) depending on proximity to the work site from Las Cruces, NM. The day starts at 7:00 AM with a stretch circle and safety meeting. The day includes two fifteen-minute breaks and a half hour break for lunch. The day concludes at 5:30 PM.
Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements:
Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to assist you with some modification unless it alters the fundamental nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of participants or staff, or places an undue financial or administrative burden on the organization. These requirements are written the same for all positions and therefore may not apply directly to your particular position.
Participation and Expedition Behavior:
Safety and Judgment:
In accordance to a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and program activities and while on organization property.