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WildEarth Guardians has the following job opening:

 

2017 Youth Conservation Corps Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge and Santa Fe National Forest Watershed Improvement Project

WHAT, WHEN AND WHERE?

From March 20, 2017 until July 2017, WildEarth Guardians is organizing a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program in New Mexico. The work project will be located at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge in South Albuquerque and on the Jemez Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest. WildEarth Guardians’ YCC program strives to provide employment and job training for youth interested in a natural resource management career.  The program is a combination of training and fieldwork in the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge and the Santa Fe National Forest.  Fieldwork will include planting native trees, planting and seeding native grasses, weed removal, tree felling, and other tasks.  The WildEarth Guardians YCC program is funded through the New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps Commission. 

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

WildEarth Guardians encourages individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 to apply for the YCC program.  Applicants must be able to commute daily to both south Albuquerque and project sites north of Jemez Springs.  Applicants must be unemployed at the time of application and be a New Mexico resident.  WildEarth Guardians will select 8-10 crew-members (ages 18-25). 

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

The WildEarth Guardians YCC program includes training opportunities throughout the work period in the areas of Forestry, Hydrology, Wildlife Biology and Rangeland sciences.  Work projects will require extensive manual labor and may include forestry work, tree-felling, fencing, weed removal and planting native vegetation.  Training will include a Forest Workers Safety Certification Course, Chainsaw Certification Course, Faller Training for Sawyers, and First Aid and CPR.

WHEN DO YOU NEED TO BE AVAILABLE?

All crew-members will be required to be available on the jobsite Monday through Friday, starting on Monday March 20, through July, 2017.  Daily hours will be approximately 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m..

WHAT ABOUT LODGING, FOOD, AND GEAR?

Crew-members will commute daily to jobsite.  The following equipment must be provided by the crew-member:• Solid work boots – Preferably Steel Toe• Long sleeve shirt• Rain/Snow Gear• Long pants• Daily lunch• Camping may be an option on the Santa Fe National Forest while working on the Jemez project, in which case camping equipment would be necessary.

WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT?

Hourly wage of $11.00 with an opportunity of a pay increase based on performance Training in Restoration Ecology skills that are relevant to a variety of careers First Aid and CPR certification The ability to work as a team to improve the health and utility of New Mexico’s public lands.

HOW TO GET MORE INFORMATION

You can get more information by contacting Jim Matison via e-mail at jmatison@wildearthguardians.org.

HOW DO YOU APPLY?

Obtain an application here.  Applications must be received by WildEarth Guardians no later than March 1, 2017.
Submit applications via email to jmatison@wildearthguardians.org Or send via US Mail to: WildEarth Guardians Attn: Jim Matison 516 Alto Street Santa Fe, NM 87501

WHEN DO YOU HEAR BACK FROM US?

We will review all applications and select candidates for interviews by March 1.  We will call you on March 4th, if you are selected for an interview.  Interviews will be conducted during the following week.  By March 11, 2017, successful applicants will be invited to participate in the program.