Conservation Corps Urban Native Conservation Corps Crew Member in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Job Description

Urban Native Conservation Corps Member

Length 28 weeks.

Location Travelling crew, Based in Albuquerque, NM

Living Allowance $360 per week.

Benefits Food provided while in the field, Uniforms, Certifications, Trainings, and a $2200 Americorps Education Award upon completion of service.

Ages 18 - 30

Start/End Dates

June 11th to December 21st, 2018

Southwest Conservation Corps’ Mission: Empowering individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment.

The Ancestral Lands program is specifically designed to engage Native American youth and young adults. The AL-NCC High School crew is open to high school students, ages 16- 18.

Urban Native Conservation Corps Program Overview

Each crew consists of 3 members and 2 leaders. The Urban Native Conservation Corps will engage 3 Native American members and two leaders in a 28-week agricultural and natural resource protection program. Participants will complete meaningful natural resource protection and conservation projects at Petroglyph National Monument, Bernalillo County Open Space areas, and the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.. The Crew Leaders and Corpsmembers will participate in a comprehensive education program over the duration of the program. The education/training aspect of the program will include information about farming, healthy lifestyles and additional topics.

Position Overview

Schedule: Members will work approximately 40 hours a week. This position requires sitting, standing, hiking, carrying heavy loads (must be able to lift 50 pounds), bending, and other physically demanding tasks.

Required Skills

Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements:

Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to assist you with some modification unless it alters the fundamental nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of participants or staff, or places an undue financial or administrative burden on the organization. These requirements are written the same for all positions and therefore may not apply directly to your particular position.

Participation and Expedition Behavior:

  • Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful and difficult conditions. This may require problem solving on an interpersonal or group level as well as a willingness to accept differences
  • Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harassment of others for any reason.
  • Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program including conservation projects, education, training and national service. Members must commit to participating in all crew/team activities, including service days in local communities where applicable.
  • Effectively communicate ideas and concerns as they arise directly to supervisors, colleagues and organization staff.
  • Have the cognitive ability to learn necessary skills and apply them to effectively carry out the service work requirements
  • Appropriately represent the Program and AmeriCorps to the public and project partners at all times.

Safety and Judgment:

  • Effectively communicate danger to others in the form of either a warning of danger others may be encountering or a notification of personal distress, injury or need for assistance. You must be able to do so at a distance of up to 50 meters and in conditions with limited visibility or loud background noise such as darkness or high winds.
  • Effectively perceive, understand and follow direction by others so that you will be able to successfully execute appropriate and perhaps unfamiliar techniques to manage hazards. These directions may be given before the hazard is encountered or may need to be given during exposure to the hazard.
  • Stay alert and focused for several hours at a time while traveling and working in varied weather conditions
  • Perceive and comprehend significant and apparent hazards, including those hazards previously identified by others.
  • Respond appropriately to stress or crises.
  • If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage by self-medicating without assistance from others.

Environmental Ethics:

  • Learn and practice ‘Leave no Trace’ techniques

Outdoor Skills and Fitness:

  • Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living/travel and work skills as appropriate to the project. Additionally, remain adequately hydrated, fed, and properly dressed so as to remain generally healthy and safe, avoiding environmental injuries.
  • Live in a physically demanding, possibly remote environment for an uninterrupted period of up to several weeks. Conditions of this environment may vary significantly and may include severe and/or trying weather. The remoteness is such that it may require at a minimum one hour, but perhaps in excess of 12 hours, to reach the nearest advanced medical care.

Substance Free:

  • In accordance to a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and program activities and while on organization property.


  • The use of technology, including cell phones, iPods, MP3 players, and other battery powered devices is prohibited during all work, chore, group and meal times as well as during de-rigs and rig-up.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference.
  • Willingness to work hard and endue long travel days.

Tracking Code: 1159-984

Job Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Position Type: Temporary

Salary: 360.00 - 360.00 USD