Overview

Job DescriptionAssistant Crew Leader

Position Dates: May 14, 2018 to August 17th 2018

Compensation: $360 weekly living stipend, AmeriCorps education award upon completion of term.

Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) Flagstaff Office seeks qualified candidates for Assistant Crew Leader positions for Summer 2018. AZCC offers opportunities for individuals to work in a crew environment on national lands throughout the southwestern United States and elsewhere. Successful crew leaders are self-motivated, energetic and tenacious – they understand the value of hard work in the outdoors and are driven to excellence in conservation.

AZCC Camping Crews based out of Flagstaff perform conservation work throughout Arizona and parts of the southwest. Crews typically work a hitch schedule, which typically consists of eight or nine days on and five or six days off, or four days on and three days off. During the “hitch” crews work together during the day, eat and camp together in the evening and learn together throughout. Assistant Crew leaders will start on May 14, 2018 before members arrive to receive training. Crews also are occasionally deployed on national disaster relief efforts.

The Assistant Crew Leader (ACL) is responsible for facilitating a positive Corpsmember experience.  This is done by creating a positive attitude within the crew about the workday, the project, and the Corps as a whole.  The ACL is also a full partner in the crew’s leadership, helping to communicate directions, project specifications, and constructive criticism throughout the term.  This position also requires open dialog with the Supervisor; helping him/her to manage Project Partners, crew assignments, and disciplinary issues.  The ACL is expected to be able to learn new skills rapidly, and assist the Crew Leader in teaching these skills to the other Corpsmembers.  Responsibilities also include driving AZCC vehicles, facilitating crew educational activities, and ensuring that crew members fulfill their weekly duties.  At the end of the work week or spike, the Assistant Crew Leader is expected to complete their closing checklist, keeping all crew members on track and productive.  ACL’s will be asked to participate in training and additional work beyond the hours of regular crew members.

Job Progression:    Over the term, the ACL will be expected to expand their role, learn leadership strategies from the Crew Leader, be able to correctly and completely fill out paperwork, and on occasion assume management duties for the duration of a project. The hope is that ACL and Crew Leader will act as one leadership unit.

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 have a clean driving record to operate AZCC vehicles. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award.

Preferred Qualifications:

have previous experience in conservation corps work
help facilitate the development of a healthy crew culture
ability to provide necessary support to Corpsmembers and Crew Leader
assist and participate in training activities and project work

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.