At WildEarth Guardians, you have the opportunity to gain important skills in conservation work. Since conservation advocacy involves working in the scientific, legal, and policy arenas, interning with WildEarth Guardians will give you an excellent opportunity to explore these fields and professions. In addition, you’ll participate in our nationally recognized innovative conservation strategies that seek to mobilize citizens and decision makers to better protect our environment.
WildEarth Guardians has the following job openings at this time:
We're getting start for the 2014 Youth Conservation Corp (YCC) in New Mexico!
Click here for more information about becoming a trainer of the YCC crew this summer.
Click here for more information on the YCC program and the application to join the crew this summer.
Trainer - Youth Forest Management Training Course
From April 9, 2014 until October 15, 2014, WildEarth Guardians is organizing a Youth Conservation Corps watershed restoration program in New Mexico. The Project will take place in the Jemez Mountains on the Valles Caldera National Preserve and in the Santa Fe National Forest. WildEarth Guardians’ YCC program is funded by the New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps Commission, the USDA Forest Service, and private sources. The 2014 program will be operated out of Santa Fe, NM.
WildEarth Guardians is seeking qualified individuals to work as Crew Trainers for the 2014 Youth Conservation Corps program.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Supervise a crew of 8-10 youth working on natural resource management projects on Federal and National Forest system lands in New Mexico
- Coordinate with Forest Service staff to develop weekly work and education session plans for the crew
- Assist in the orientation of corps members in leadership, team building, project orientation, work safety, and good work habits
- Provide corps members with on-the-ground training and education, by example and instruction, displaying proper work ethics, appropriate work behavior and safe work practices, including training, monitoring and harassment prevention
- Prepare reports, evaluations, and other required paperwork in an efficient and timely manner.
- Coordinate with the Forest Guild and Forest Service professional personnel to provide appropriate vocational and educational opportunities for each corps member
- Seek prior permission from WildEarth Guardians supervisor for any and all work absences
- Compliance with and enforcement of all WildEarth Guardians, Valles Caldera National Preserve, and Forest Service rules and policies
- Experience supervising a diverse group of young people in a field-based work environment
- Ability to perform strenuous work outdoors, for long hours, in rough country and summer conditions which may include heat and inclement weather
- Effective oral and written communication skills
- Ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and schedule training and work projects to meet guidelines and goals
- Ability and willingness to lead young people by example
- Ability and willingness to work independently and without close supervision
- Knowledge of best practices in natural resources conservation and management
- Be between 20-25 years of age during the course of the entire work commit.
- Possess or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a defensive driving course
- Ability to drive a variety of different sized vehicles
- Familiar with Valles Caldera National Preserve, Forest Service, and WildEarth Guardians Rules and policies
- Ability to use a computer to prepare and file reports
- Hourly wage of $13.00 per hour. Pay increases available based on funding and performance.
- Workers Compensation insurance is provided during the employment period.
- No other benefits are included.
- Forty hours per week from April 9 through August 1, 2014. A minimum of sixteen hours will be required to attend the Train the Trainer and Defensive Driving training prior to June 2. The position may extend beyond August 1, 2014 if additional funding becomes available.
Deadline for application is March 8, 2014.
Mail a letter of interest, current resume including education background, and three work-related references to:
516 Alto St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download a copy of this announcement.
Crew Member - Youth Forest Management Training Course
WHAT, WHEN AND WHERE?
From April 9, 2014 until October 15, 2014, WildEarth Guardians is organizing a forest management Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program in New Mexico. 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 conducted in field and classroom settings and field work at various sites within the Valles Caldera National Preserve (VCNP). The WildEarth Guardians YCC program is funded by the New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps Commission.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
WildEarth Guardians invites residents of communities in and around Jemez, Los Alamos/White Rock, Tesuque Pueblo, Santa Clara Pueblo, Espanola or Santa Fe, between the ages of 18 and 25 to apply for the YCC program. Applicants must be unemployed at the time of application and a New Mexico resident. WildEarth Guardians will select 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 Fisheries, Forestry, Hydrology, Wildlife Biology and Rangeland sciences. Work projects may include forestry work, including tree felling, removing livestock fencing and replacement with wildlife friendly fencing, seed collection, restoration planting, construction of erosion control structures, and other restoration ecology tasks. Participants will take a Forest Workers Safety Certification Course, Chainsaw Certification Course, C-Faller Training for Sawyers, and learn 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, April 9, 2014 through approx. October 15, 2014.
WHAT ABOUT LODGING, FOOD, AND GEAR?
Crew members will return home each night from the work location. The following equipment must be provided by the corps member:
- Solid work boots – Preferably Steel Toe
- Long sleeve shirt
- Long pants
- Daily lunch
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: Download a copy of this announcement with the application.
"Interns at Guardians get valuable experience while working on
current environmental issues. The satisfaction that comes from watching
your work contribute to forward-thinking solutions vaults the internship
ahead of any academic experience- hands down." - Jesse Tremaine, Legal
Intern Summer 2010
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