Southwest Conservation Corps: Empowering individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment. Browse through current job listings.

Better the land; better yourself. Residential Crews with the Southwest Conservation Corps blend team building with vital conservation projects in beautiful Southwest locales.

The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a nonprofit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization with offices in Durango and Salida, Colorado. SCC engages youth and young adults, ages 14-30, to complete conservation work projects on public lands throughout the Southwest. SCC has a strong focus on technical conservation skills and place-based environmental education. The work is a vehicle for many other development opportunities. Life skills are learned via formal lessons, on-the-job training, and the process of communal living. The majority of SCC's programs are residential programs, with crews camping in either front or backcountry settings for nine to eleven-day periods. SCC serves a diverse population that is representative of the Southwest, including at-risk youth, college graduates, veterans and a cross-section of ethnicities and income levels.

Seasonal Job Overview

Exciting, challenging, rewarding—there is no one word to describe participating in SCC. You’ll learn, but it will take hard work and sweat. You’ll complete great service projects, but it won’t always be easy. You’ll meet some great people, but you won’t always see eye-to-eye. It’s about learning, working hard for the environment and communities, and giving something back. Positions range from 10 weeks to 8+ months, with opportunities available year-round.

2018 Season Leadership Positions
SCC Four Corners is currently hiring qualified applicants for Crew Leader and Crew Leader in Development Program (CLDP) positions for Adult, Youth, and Veterans Programs from April 2nd to November 20th, 2018! Multiple positions opened until filled.

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Featured Job Openings

Crew Leader Development Program

Adult & Youth Crew Leaders
Work with middle school and high school youth and/or young adults ages 18-25.

Start/end date: April 2nd – late November 2018
Wages: $460-$600/week DOE/DOQ
Health Benefits: Health benefit eligible, 5 days PTO (structured in August) and 5 days of discretionary time
Other Benefits: Food provided while in the field, uniforms, protective equipment, U.S. Forest Service recognized S-212 Chainsaw training (certificate awarded upon completion of program), and continued development opportunities

View full position description and application for Adult Crew Leaders or Youth Crew Leaders

Forging the Trail!

Veterans Fire Corps Crew Leader
Work with post-9/11 military Veterans and help them train and prepare for careers in wildland fire fighting.

Start/end date: March 26th – November 20th 2018
Wages: $520-600/week DOE/DOQ; $520/week for 3 weeks of orientation and training
Health Benefits: Health benefit eligible, 5 days PTO (structured in August) and 5 days of discretionary time
Other Benefits: Food provided while in the field, uniforms, protective equipment, wildland fire certifications and trainings

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Conservation Crew Corpsmember

Crew Leader Development Program
Gain leadership and conservation skills alongside a mentor as you work with youth and/or young adults.

Start/end date: April 2nd – late November 2018.
Wages: Living stipend of $375/week with a $2,907 AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program
Benefits: 5 days PTO and 5 days of discretionary time. Food provided while in the field, plus uniforms, protective equipment and U.S. Forest Service recognized S-212 Chainsaw training (certificate awarded upon completion of program).
WFR: CLDP Members will also be provided with Wilderness First Responder/CPR/AED training. There will be a WFR course available in Durango from March 23rd–30th through Desert Mountain Medicine. Other acceptable WFR courses and recertification courses can be reimbursed, but must be taken prior to the start of the season.

View full position description and application for CLDP Adult Crews or CLDP Youth Crews

Staff Position Opening

Join the Team!

Veterans Fire Corps Program Coordinator
Recruit and select VFC Corps Members, coordinate communication between the field and the office, and support and mentor VFC Crew Leaders and members.

Location: SCC Four Corners — Durango, CO
Term: Late January 2018 start with a one-year contract. Position may extend indefinitely pending funding.
Salary: Starting at $32,000-38,000/year DOE
Benefits: Full benefits (health, vision, dental), 32 days starting PTO, and additional certifications and personal development opportunities.

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Location

You will experience the unique and beautiful Southwest from many perspectives with SCC!

SCC is based out of the Four Corners region in Durango (located near the San Juan National Forest, Mesa Verde National Park, and all things Utah) and the Los Valles region in Salida (north of the San Luis Valley home of Great Sand Dunes National Park and south of the Colligate Peaks Wilderness, home of several 14’ners).

From 14,000-foot snow covered mountains, to deep canyons carved by rivers millions of years ago, you will experience the unique and beautiful Southwest from many perspectives with SCC. Travel places few people have been, places covered in history, beauty and true wild areas.

Perks & Rewards

Enjoying a break!

In addition to a weekly allowance or stipend ranging from $275-$600/week, you will receive these benefits:
AmeriCorps education award ranging from $1,212 to $5,350 (if eligible)
Meals
Uniform
Paid training
Worker's compensation coverage
Travel

Connections & Application

The faces of the Southwest Conservation Corps

Southwest Conservation CorpsAfter you've had a chance to absorb all of SCC's job opportunities, feel free to email the Program Coordinator with your questions. An online application can be filled out for each position you are interested in, and application confirmation will be sent to you. If selected, either a phone or in-person interview is conducted.

Four Corners Regional Office
Teresa DiTore and Ryan Brink
Recruiting Coordinators
Southwest Conservation Corps
701 Camino del Rio, Suite 101
Durango, CO 81301

Los Valles Regional Office
Dylan Lang
Recruiting Coordinator
Southwest Conservation Corps
701 Rainbow Blvd.
Salida, CO 81201

Southwest Conservation Corps
SCCorps.org

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Conservation Legacy is a national organization dedicated to supporting locally based conservation service programs that empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment. AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce.



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