Crew Member

  • Full-Time
  • Las Cruces
  • Application deadline: 2021-12-17

Conservation Corps New Mexico

In our effort to keep our participants, employees, partners, and the public safe, Conservation Legacy follows a mandatory vaccination policy, requiring all participants and employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Providing proof of vaccination is required prior to the first day of service. If you have any questions, or need to request an exemption, please review our policy, here: Conservation Legacy COVID-19 Vaccination Policy by Conservation Legacy – Issuu, or contact covid@conservationlegacy.org.

Spring 2022 Hispanic Crew Leader Development Program

This 8-person crew is focused on connecting young Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicanx adults (ages 18-30) aspiring to develop leadership skills with conservation service work projects on public lands. The goal of the leadership development program is to provide a safe space for members to participate in a variety of training and work focusing on building technical skills and leadership skills. Upon completion of the leadership development program, members are encouraged to apply to be assistant crew leaders and crew leaders. To be eligible for this crew applicants must identify as Hispanic, Latino, Latina, Latinx, Chicano, Chicana, or Chicanx.

Conservation Corps New Mexico (CCNM)

Conservation Corps New Mexico, a program of Conservation Legacy, aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s. CCNM crews are based in Las Cruces, NM and project work will take place on public lands in New Mexico and western Texas.

Field Crew Project Work

CCNM AmeriCorps members serve a term of National Service in New Mexico and parts of western Texas on professionally supervised crews as they explore a variety of opportunities for careers in the outdoors, learn practical field skills, and develop confidence as emerging leaders in the field of conservation. Members are provided opportunities to learn and train under the guidance of professional staff within Conservation Legacy, while gaining career perspectives working alongside agency staff from the US Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, or Municipal, State and Non-profit organizations that work on our nation’s public and tribal lands. CCNM Crews will become proficient in environmental stewardship practices, general worksite safety, Leave No Trace principles and outdoor living skills. Most crews receive First Aid trainings.

Project work may vary due to seasonality and environmental safety concerns. Projects that crews typically work on may include, but are not limited to

  • Trail construction and maintenance
  • Invasive species management, including pesticide application
  • Habitation restoration
  • Fence installation/repair
  • Land Management Inventory and Mapping
  • Fire fuels reduction
  • National Disaster Relief
  • Community Service
  • Recreation and facilities maintenance and construction

Members can expect to work long days and must successfully adapt to various climates and working conditions. Workdays will contain strenuous labor in remote settings and all weather conditions.
While serving a term of National Service, CCNM crews are expected to work in diverse team settings. Respect for all members of the program, our partners, the public and the land they are visiting is expected.

CCNM expects all members to represent the program in a professional manner at all times. Crew life will include our corps values of challenge, stewardship, dedication, community, integrity and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Members are expected to be timely, hardworking, flexible and complete all functions of the tasks assigned, including tough physical labor and hiking several miles to remote locations under adverse weather conditions.

Crew applicants must identify as Hispanic, Latino, Latina, Latinx, Chicano, Chicana, or Chicanx, and be between the ages of 18 and 25, there is some flexibility to accept members up to age 30.

  • Have US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency status.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • All offers of positions are conditional upon completion of an acceptable:
  • A nationwide check of the National Sex Offender Public website;
  • A fingerprint-based check of FBI criminal history record; and
  • A check of the State criminal history record repository for the individual’s State of residence AND State of service,
  • Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting

To apply for this job please visit corpsnm.org.