As an AmeriCorps program participant, work effectively as a member of a crew; perform heavy manual labor related to environmental conservation and restoration projects; work outdoors in all types of weather and successfully adapts to various climates; camps overnight outdoors in wilderness areas 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 Assistant Crew Leader will be expected to drive an CCNM vehicle. Will assist in training and leading an eight-person conservation crew in all projects as assigned.

Project Work:   

CCNM works with a variety of land management agencies in Arizona, such as the United States Forest Service, National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management. Projects vary but include trail construction and maintenance, ecosystem restoration, habitat restoration, fire fuels reduction, fencing on public lands, invasive weed removal, tamarisk removal, and herbicide applications.



The typical schedule is eight to nine days on project (camping at the project site) with five to six days off in town, or four days on project and three days off. The day starts at 7:00 AM 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 5:30 PM.

Qualifications: 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 CCNM 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

Compensation: Assistant Crew Leaders are paid an AmeriCorps living stipend which averages out at $335 per week, which is distributed bi-weekly.


Timeline: July 02-November 17, 2018

About Conservation Corps New Mexico

Exciting, challenging, rewarding—there is no one word to describe participating in a Conservation Corps New Mexico Program. You’ll learn, but it will probably take sweat. You’ll complete great service projects, but it won’t always be easy. You’ll meet some great people, but you won’t always see eye-to-eye. It’s about learning, working hard for the environment and our communities, and giving something back. We’re glad you’re interested in joining us!