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Adult Conservation Crew Member (Taos, NM)

Company: Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
Location: Taos
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description ROCKY MOUNTAIN YOUTH CORPS2022 FALL SEASONCrew Member Position DescriptionUpper Rio Grande Office (Taos)Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC) is a nonprofit youth development organization serving New Mexico. We inspire young adults to make a positive difference in themselves and their communities. Through training and service, Corpsmembers discover their potential for healthy, productive lives.POSITION PURPOSE: Conservation Crews will work to safely complete conservation projects in their communities. Project work may include chainsaw work, trail work, fencing, invasive species removal, historic preservation, or other community improvement work. All Corpsmembers will receive both personal and professional development training such as First Aid/CPR, Mental Health First Aid, financial management, and public speaking skills. POSITION TYPE: Seasonal, full time, non-exempt AmeriCorps memberSCHEDULE: "Hybrid" crews, meaning a combination of Day work and Spike schedule. Day work schedule is Tuesday-Friday, and every other Monday from 7:00am-4:30pm with weekends off. Spike schedule is Tuesday-Tuesday, 7:00am-5:30pm, camping at the project site. Spike is 8 days on shift followed by 6 days off. STIPEND: $920 (before taxes) paid biweekly EDUCATION AWARD: $3,172.50 upon completion of 900 hour AmeriCorps Service Term REPORTS TO: Staff Crew Supervisor with oversight by Upper Rio Grande Conservation Program CoordinatorDATES: June 6, 2022 - November 18th, 2022. (Actual dates may vary due to weather, COVID-19, or other conditions)LOCATION: RMYC Taos Office, 1203 King Drive #3, Taos, NM 87571 with project locations throughout the state. Participants must have reliable transportation to and from this location, according to their work schedule for the duration of the season. RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work hard on all projects as part of a team.
  • Actively participate in daily check-ins and educational training sessions.
  • Maintain a safe work environment to ensure both physical and mental well-being.
  • Comply with work standards set forth by project partners and Crew Supervisors.
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude.
  • Be willing to reflect on your experience and share feedback in a group setting.
  • Respect the natural environment and community resources.
  • Complete and approve timecards for yourself.
  • Develop obtainable goals for your transition into further education or employment.
  • Comply with all RMYC and AmeriCorps rules and policies and not participate in any prohibited activities as described in the member contract.
  • Participate in disaster relief work lasting up to 45 days (if deployed).
  • Assist with camp chores such as meal prep and site clean-up.QUALIFICATIONS:
    • All Rocky Mountain Youth Corps members and staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
    • 18 – 25 years of age as of June 6, 2022
    • Have a High School Diploma or equivalent or agree to obtain one prior to using the Segal Education Award
      • If you are not capable of obtaining a High School diploma or equivalent or are enrolled in an institution of higher education on an ability to benefit basis you may be considered eligible for funds under section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1091)
      • US Citizen or a Permanent Legal Resident
      • Satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check:
        • Must consent to the criminal history check
        • Be truthful in all statements regarding criminal history
        • Cannot be registered or required to be registered on any state sex offender registry or the National Sex Offender Registry
        • Cannot be convicted of murder
        • Able to complete entire length of service term (June 6-November 18, 2022)
        • Strong work ethic and willingness to work within a team of diverse individuals
        • Able to work in supervised environment
        • Available for overnight projects
        • Required to participate in up to three service events that benefit the communityBENEFITS:
          • Healthcare coverage is available to all AmeriCorps members at no cost to the member. This is considered primary coverage and is not available as supplemental coverage.
          • A certain number of Non-Scheduled Days (paid days off) are available depending on the length of the term of service (These days off ARE NOT counted toward the service hours required for the Educational Award)
          • RMYC observes all National holidays and are considered approved paid days off, however RMYC reserves the right to have AmeriCorps members work or service hours on certain holidays if necessary to meet program requirements (These days off ARE NOT counted toward the service hours required for the Educational Award)
          • For AmeriCorps members serving a 1700 hour term of service, Childcare coverage is provided.
          • Student loan forbearance and interest payments are available for those who qualifyEVALUATION:
            • Members serving less than a full-time term of service (PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
              • Lift or move up to 50 pounds occasionally, up to 20 pounds frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds constantly.
              • Frequently traverse uneven terrain; balance, stoop, kneel, reach, push, pull, and/or grasp.
              • Have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of work assigned.
              • Receive detailed information through oral communication; convey important spoken instructions accurately and effectively.
              • Work outdoors, subject to outside environmental conditions.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.For further inquiries, please email Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual preference or disability. RMYC is a drug free workplace. All positions dependent upon funding availability.

Keywords: Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, Santa Fe , Adult Conservation Crew Member (Taos, NM), Other , Taos, New Mexico

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