For the health and safety of our crews, staff and communities, projects may be postponed due to COVID-19. The information provided below is an outline of how our program has typically been operating, however is subject to change. As this situation develops, and decisions are made, we will provide updates. We encourage you to continue with the application process and we will keep consistent and direct communication with all applicants.
Americorps Term: 900 hour term of service. Americorps provides an education award upon successful completion of the program.
Stipend: $330/week paid bi-weekly.
Start date: April 27, 2021
End Date: October 22, 2021
Location: Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
As an AmeriCorps program participant, work effectively as member of crew; perform heavy manual labor related to environmental conservation and restoration projects; work outdoors in all types of weather and successfully adapt to various climates; camp 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. Crews may also be deployed on national disaster relief efforts on an as-needed basis.
AZCC is a drug-free organization; alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited. AZCC is an independent organization. The Corpsmember must supply his/her own personal outdoor gear and equipment such as a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, day pack, multi-day pack, work pants, hiking/ work boots. AZCC will provide the tools, protective gear, food during days in the field, and transportation to projects. Housing is provided by the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.
This crew will be working alongside NPS staff at the Gila Cliff Dwellings. Projects will include, but not be limited to trail maintenance, habitat restoration, and facilities maintenance. This is an opportunity to gain hands on experience while gaining professional development.
The typical schedule is nine days on with five days off, or, four ten-hour days with three days off. There may be some backcountry camping depending on proximity to the work site from the housing. 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. On days off, there will be opportunities to head to Silvery City, NM (nearest town to the Gila Cliff Dwellings) to resupply; however, members will be staying at the NPS housing during their time off.
Corps members are paid an AmeriCorps living stipend of $330 per week before taxes. Upon completion of the term the Corpsmember will receive an education award to be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college, or other educational programs and expenses that are approved by AmeriCorps.
Be between the ages of 18 and 25
Must identify as Native American or be part of a Native American Tribe
Have US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency status.
Have a high school diploma or GED
Pass background checks: all offers of positions are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and Federal criminal background check
Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award
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.
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.
Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harassment of others for any reason.
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.
Learn and practice ‘Leave no Trace’ techniques
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.
Outdoor Skills and Fitness (where appropriate)
In accordance to a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and program activities and while on organization property.
Job LocationSilver City, New Mexico, United States
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