Apaches age 18-25 apply for Fall YCC Field Crews


Arizona Conservation Corps invites local high school graduates and GED holders to apply for Fall outdoors work paying $295-a-week and with a range of other benefits, jobs based right here on San Carlos Apache land, restoring ecosystems and removing invasive species. AZCC’s ancestral lands program engages youth and young adults in meaningful conservation projects on native lands. Crews work on projects ranging from historical preservation and traditional agriculture, to fencing, trail construction and more. Jobs last from Sept. 14 through Dec. 18 and include paid training; a food budget while working in the field, an AmeriCorps Education Award and Employee Assistance Program. Apply online or read more, search for #2068-984 at azcorps.org/open-positions.

Paid training includes 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 include things like tool maintenance, plant identification and an overview of public land management agencies.

Job Description: For the health and safety of our crews, staff and communities, projects may be postponed due to COVID-19. The information provided below is an outline of how our program has typically been operating, however is subject to change. As this situation develops, and decisions are made, we will provide updates. We encourage you to continue with the application process and we will keep consistent and direct communication with all applicants. Arizona Conservation Corps, a program of Conservation Legacy, aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s. AZCC operates programs across Arizona that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation. AZCC has program offices in Flagstaff, the White Mountains, and Tucson. This crew will be based on the San Carlos Apache Reservation.

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 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. A suggested gear-list will be provided prior to starting the term of service. AZCC will provide the tools, personal protective gear, budget for crew meals and transportation to projects. Additionally, AZCC has pro-deals and some gear available to borrow.

The typical schedule is ten-hour days; either four days on with three days off, or eight to nine days on with six days off. Depending on proximity to the work site, crews either return to town or camp at the project site (we refer to this as a “hitch”) for its duration. The day starts at 7 a.m. with a stretch circle and safety meeting, includes two fifteen-minute breaks and a half hour break for lunch, and concludes at 5:30 p.m.

Crew members receive an AmeriCorps living stipend of $295/week, before taxes, issued bi-weekly. Upon completion of the term, the crew member will receive an education award. The education award can to be used for paying off federal student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.

Qualifications? Ages 18 – 25 who identify as Native American or part of a Native American Tribe, with a high school diploma or GED. Applicants must also be US citizens or have Legal Permanent Residency status, and pass background checks (National Sex Offender Public Registry and Federal criminal background check). 

Apply online or read more, search for #2068-984 at azcorps.org/open-positions

Questions? Call Tucson Recruitment and Member Support Coordinator Julia Schaller at 520-526-4958 or email [email protected] or White Mountains Recruitment and Member Support Coordinator Krysta Best 928-814-9668 or email [email protected]

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