Overview

Corpsmember Responsibilities:

As an AmeriCorps program participants, work effectively as a member of a crew; perform heavy manual labor related to environmental conservations and restoration projects; work outdoors in all types of weather and successfully adapt to various climates; camp overnight outdoors in wilderness areas or near work sites for short or extended periods of time; effectively learn and apply new environmental conservation and restoration skills and outdoor living skills; actively participate in environmental education activities; practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned; use, maintain and repair hand and power tools as necessary.

The summer YCC mentor term will include 7 weeks of co-mentoring a YCC crew of six 15-18 year olds on project works in various communities throughout Northern Arizona. This includes teaching and mentoring the corpsmembers in a variety of project work including trail work and restoration on projects with the Forest Service, National Park Service, AZ State Parks and others. Both before and after those 7 weeks, Summer YCC Mentors will regroup as a crew of mentors, and return to a hitch schedule based out of Flagstaff.

Expectations:

AZCC is a drug free organization; alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited. AZCC is an independent, non-residential program. The corpsmembers must supply his/her own personal outdoor gear and equipment such as a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, day pack, multi-day pack, work pants, hiking/work boots, personal cook set, personal food etc. AZCC will provide the tools, protective gear and transportation to projects. Housing is not provided.

Project Work:

AZCC crews work with a variety of land management agencies throughout the state such as the United States Forest Service, National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management. Projects vary but could include trail construction and maintenance, ecosystem restoration, habitat restoration, fire fuels reduction, fencing on public lands, invasive species removal and herbicide applications.

Schedule:

The typical hitch schedule is eight to nine days on project (camping at the project site) with five to six days off in town. The day starts at 7:00AM 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 5:30PM. During the YCC program (June 4-July 21) the schedule will typically be Monday through Thursday working 10 hour days or Monday through Friday working 8 hours days, depending on location.

Compensation:

Corpsmembers are paid an AmeriCorps living stipend which averages out to $310 per week or $620 biweekly before taxes. Upon completion of the term the Corpsmember will receive an education award of $1,538.36 that can be used to pay back student loans or for future education at a Title IV accredited college.

Timeline:

May 21- August 17, 2018

Required SkillsQualifications:

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 21 and 25, 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.

 

About Arizona Conservation Corps

Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC), a program of Conservation Legacy, operates conservation service
programs across Arizona that empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities
and the environment. AZCC’s crews are supported from operational bases in Tucson, Flagstaff, and the
White Mountains and provide opportunities for young adults and recent era military veterans to
complete natural resource management projects either as part of a crew or as an individual placement.