Conservation Crewmember - Middle Rio Grande Region, Spring 2018

Job Locations US-NM-Albuquerque
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/1/2018 5:47 PM)
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Position Summary:

Join an AmeriCorps crew working on conservation projects throughout New Mexico. Applicants must be available for day work in the Albuquerque area and multi-day overnight trips up to 8 days. Both day work and backcountry camping is required.


Position Purpose:

Crews will complete projects such as trail construction and maintenance, habitat restoration, historic preservation, watershed restoration, disaster relief and other conservation projects. Crews will collaborate with local and national agencies including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and local tribal agencies. All Corpsmembers will receive personal and professional development trainings such as CPR/First Aid, financial management, and public speaking skills.



This position is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Our office is located at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, at 7851 2nd Street SW. Participants must have reliable transportation to and from this location, according to their work schedule.



Crew Type


Flexible Schedule  

Combination of “Spike” and “Day Crew” Schedule

April 9 –

August 3, 2018

Spike Schedule: 8 days on, 6 days off: Tuesday-Tuesday, with additional hours or modified schedule possible. Schedules may vary based on project location and crew.  Be available for possible 30-day disaster deployment.


Day Crew Schedule: Be available for urban project work on a day-to-day schedule. This includes in-town, non-overnight project work with a more traditional Monday-Friday daily schedule, without camping availability. 


**Participants will attend occasional service/training days outside of this schedule, including weekends.**


This is an AmeriCorps position and corpsmembers will receive a living allowance throughout the season, as well as an education award upon successful completion of the term of service. This award can be used to pay tuition at most colleges, universities, or trade schools, or to pay off student loans already acquired.



AmeriCorps Term

Education Award

$760 every two weeks

675 hours



Corpsmembers are eligible for health insurance during their term of service. Crew transportation is provided from RMYC headquarters to project sites. For camping crews, food for crew meals is provided while on spike and some personal camping gear is available to borrow/rent during the season.


  • Work hard on all projects as part of a team.
  • Actively participate in daily check-ins and educational training sessions.
  • Maintain safe work environment to ensure both physical and mental well-being.
  • Comply with work standards set forth by project partners and Crew Supervisor.
  • 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.
  • Develop obtainable goals for your transition into further education or employment.
  • Comply with all RMYC and AmeriCorps rules and policies and avoid any prohibited activities as described in the member contract.


  • 18 - 25 years old
  • Strong work ethic
  • Able to commit to entire 4-month term of service (April 9 - August 3, 2018)
  • Able to work in supervised environment
  • Flexible schedule; available for both day work and overnight, multi-day, out of town travel


Physical/Environmental/Emotional Requirements:

In performing the essential functions of this position, crew members will need to:

  • Lift or move up to 50 pounds occasionally, up to 20 pounds frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds constantly.
  • Frequently traverse uneven terrain, or sit in a vehicle/classroom.
  • Read written materials, write, and communicate with others individually and in group settings.
  • Work primarily in the outdoors and in all weather conditions.


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