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Forest Health Partnerships Program Individual Placement

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Durango, CO


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Mar 29, 2021

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Title: SCC Forest Health Partnerships Program Individual Placement (2 positions)

Start/End Date:  April 26th, 2021 – October 22nd, 2021

Stipend:  $15.00/hr

Term:  26 weeks

Reports To:  SCC Forest Health Partnerships Program Manager

Location:  Durango, CO

Status: Full-time Seasonal, Exempt

Benefits: Partial Health Insurance Benefits

Southwest Conservation Corps’ Mission

It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment.

Program Overview:

The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a program of the non-profit service organization, Conservation Legacy, that is built on the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that operated from 1933 – 1942. SCC provides youth and young adults opportunities to complete conservation projects on public lands. While serving with SCC, members receive training on job skills, conflict resolutions, leadership, teamwork, and environmental stewardship. Programs are developed using a step ladder approach to provide a progression of skill development based on member’s needs. Members receive a weekly living allowance, training, and an AmeriCorps Education Award (for qualifying individuals).

This position will be working directly under the supervision of the Forest Health Partnership Program Manager (FHPPM) to assist in the implementation of Forest Health Management Plans. This program will work in conjunction with the American Forest foundation, Wildlife Adapted Partnership, Colorado State Forest Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Private landowners, and other area forest health partners. This individual will support the program manager in efforts to engage landowners around watershed resilience, health, and safety issues related to wildfires, river health, and floods in an effort to strengthen communities and protect resources.

Essential functions and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with landowners and the Forest Health Partnerships Program Manager (FHPPM) to create Forest Management Plans (FMPs)
  • Outreach, coordinate, and communicate with landowners who are interested in/participating in the program
  • Work with the FHPPM to keep private landowners and public agencies informed of activities, needs, risks, and accomplishments on a timely basis.
  • Work with the FHPPM to create diverse, inclusive, and equitable forest management work with landowners, particularly those that have historically been ignored, to ensure the program advances natural resource diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.
  • Ability to work long hours in the outdoors, sometime during inclement weather conditions.

General Qualifications:

  • Ability to present your ideas clearly and effectively through oral and written communication.
  • Organized self-starter who demonstrates the ability to take initiative, ask questions, set goals, and achieve them both independently and cooperatively as a team member.
  • Strong verbal, writing, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and capacity to work in fluid, changing work environment.
  • The ability to carry out assigned work independently or with minimal supervision.
  • Strong customer service orientation, preferably with related some sort of prior customer service experience.
  • Licensed drive and insurable driving record.
  • First Aid & CPR Certification, Wilderness First Aid Certification preferred

The successful applicant must be self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period. The applicant must be able to maneuver and operate in a mixture of office and field work. This can include long periods of standing or walking on rough, uneven ground, bending, crouching, and stooping. Prior to starting this position, a government security background clearance will be required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Forestry, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, or a related field.
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office Suite applications and ability to manage information in organizational databases.
  • Previous collaborative working experience with federal/state land management agencies.
  • Experience with ARC GIS or other mapping software.
  • Previous forest inventory/cruising experience, and/or related education.
  • Previous Forest Management Plan development experience and/or related education.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Permanent Resident Card, INS form I-551
  • Alien Registration Card, INS form I-551
  • A passport indicating that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
  • A departure record (INS 194) indication that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
  • Driver's License

Apply Now!

To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application here.


Preference given to applications received prior to April 2nd, 2021.

Contact Nick at with any questions.

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