Southwest Conservation Corps’ Veterans Fire Corps Crew Leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate high standards, compassion, excellent judgment, effective communication skills, initiative and the desire to devote themselves (at least seasonally!) to working alongside post-9/11 military veterans in an environmental setting. The Crew Leader position requires professionalism, patience, mentorship, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. Crew Leaders are ultimately responsible for successes and short-comings of the crew.
About Southwest Conservation Corps
SCC empowers individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment.
The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization. The SCC selects young adults, ages 16-35, to complete conservation work projects on public lands throughout the Southwest. SCC programs encourage environmental stewardship, foster community partnerships, and emphasize experiential learning. For our VFC crews, SCC selects post-9/11 military veterans, ages 20-35, to complete conservation work projects on public lands through the Southwest. The program assists veterans in their transition to civilian careers by providing certifications and trainings that prepare them for federal land management jobs, and specifically, careers in Wildland Fire fighting. The majority of SCC’s programs are residential programs, with crews camping in either frontcountry or backcountry settings for 4-10 day periods; schedules may vary by program and region.