Rocky Mountain Conservancy
48 Alpine Circle P.O. Box 3100
PO Box 3100
Estes Park, Colorado
Conservation Corps Member
Actively Recruiting: Yes
Position title: Conservation Corps Member
Deadline to apply: 2024-02-29
Type of Position: Corpsmember (Crew)
Town, City, Park, etc: Estes Park
State / Territory: Colorado
Benefits: Education Award, Housing – Primarily Camping
Project/Program Focus: Historic Preservation, Invasive Species Management, Trails, Wildfire Management
Attachments/Supplemental Materials: UPDATE-2024-AmeriCorps-Crew-Member-PD-1
The Rocky Mountain Conservancy Operates interpretive sales at partner locations throughout Colorado and Wyoming, including within Rocky Mountain National Park, returning a percentage of revenue to the host public land site as direct aid. Go shopping >
Conducts Rocky Mountain Field Institute programs, which provides hand-on learning experiences for people seeking in-depth contact with recognized experts in diverse environmental fields.
Develops award-winning interpretive publications that offer natural and cultural history education about the Conservancy’s public lands partners.
Through the endowed Justine and Leslie Fidel Bailey Fellowship, supports graduate-level research in Rocky Mountain National Park that is accessible to the public.
Runs the Rocky Mountain Conservancy – Conservation Corps, offering 24-36 youth the chance to explore conservation careers through a summer of on-the-ground work and education in Rocky Mountain National Park and the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest.
Offers Membership in the organization, which supports the Conservancy’s overall efforts and connects people to the organization and its partners.
Manages the Rocky Mountain National Park Fund, (formerly the Rocky Mountain National Park Associates) which provides philanthropic support for projects in Rocky Mountain National Park. Priority areas include: Land Protection, Capital Construction, Historical Preservation, Trails and Education, including the Next Generation Fund.
Partners with other agencies, including Colorado State Parks, U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management sites to enhance educational sales and provide funding to support their unique educational goals.
The Rocky Mountain Conservancy
Operates interpretive sales at partner locations throughout Colorado and Wyoming, including within Rocky Mountain National Park, returning a percentage of revenue to the host public land site as direct aid. Go shopping >
Crew members will work with four to eight of their peers and one or two crew leaders to complete conservation, wildfire mitigation and/or historic preservation projects throughout public lands in Northern Colorado. Projects can include, but are not limited to, trail maintenance and construction, vegetation management, wildfire mitigation, habitat restoration, historic structure stabilization and restoration, and basic carpentry. Projects are completed alongside the National Park Service and USDA Forest Service staff, along with occasional interaction with several local nonprofits.
Additionally, crew members will participate in orientation and training activities, educational programs, shadowing opportunities and career development workshops. These will include safety protocols, Leave No Trace principles, backcountry preparedness, natural and cultural history, resume workshopping, USAJobs overview, and a review of AmeriCorps policies, expectations, and requirements.
AmeriCorps Crew Members must be able to serve effectively on a team comprised of their peers, helping fellow members achieve personal and program success through the principles of teamwork and service-learning. Crew Members must be responsive to instructions and feedback delivered by the Crew Leader, Program Staff, and project hosts from land management agencies such as the NPS and USFS.
Essential Service Functions: Ability to perform the Essential Service Functions 40 hours per week
- Long (10 hour) days of shoveling, digging, carrying equipment, swinging heavy tools repetitively,as well as a myriad of other physical activities
- Heavy lifting of up to 50 pounds
- Walking and working on steep or uneven terrain
- Carrying a 40lb backpack up to 10 miles
- Occasionally having to work in adverse weather
- Working, eating, and camping outdoors in all weather conditions*Adequately performing essential service functions is a requirement of this position. Reasonable accommodation is available upon request.
Position Responsibilities and Tasks: Crew members must:
- Actively participate in all training, orientation, education, and career development programs
- Develop personal and professional goals, and create plans to achieve those goals
- Create plans to achieve those goals
- Substantially contribute to all service projects
- Abide by safety protocols, including wearing all required PPE during project work
- Follow direction and guidance of crew leaders, agency staff, and program manager
- Must be a US Citizen, US National, or Lawful Permanent Resident of the US
- Must pass the National Sex Offender Public Registry and applicable State and Federal background checks
- Must successfully complete physician’s review, if requested
- Strongly advised (but not required) to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, due to close livingquarters
- Must be between 18-30 years of age