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Conservation Legacy

Conservation Legacy

Durango, CO, USA
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024

Title: Crew Member – Civilian Fire Corps 2024

Date of Employment: August 26th 2024 – November 22nd 2024

Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Non-exempt

Location: Based out of Durango, CO

Salary: $600 weekly ($400/week living stipend + $200/week additional benefit) And an AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the program. The education award may be used to pay educational expenses at eligible post-secondary institutions, including many technical schools, or to repay qualified student loans.

Members will earn the following trainings and certificates:

  • S130: Firefighter Training

  • S190: Intro to Wildland Fire Behavior

  • S212: Wildland Fire Chainsaws

  • L-180: Human Factors in Wildland Fire Service

  • I-100: Intro to Incident Command System

  • IS-700: National Incident Management System

  • First Aid/CPR certificates

  • Arduous Work Capacity (PACK) Test

Southwest Conservation Corps: The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization, whose mission is to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment. SCC supports youth crews, adult camping crews (ages 18-30), and Veteran fire crews (ages 18-35) with crew-based programming to complete challenging and impactful conservation projects throughout the Los Valles and Four Corners Regions.

The Civilian Fire Corps program provides training and on-the-job experience for those interested in entering careers and gaining experience in natural resource management. The participants work together to train and complete natural resource management projects, specifically related to fire fuels management and fuels reduction. Project work and schedules will vary depending on region and season. Projects require members to camp on site at project locations for up 8 days at a time, followed by 6 days off, or possibly a 4/3 schedule.