POSITIONS STILL AVAILABLE BUT WINDOW CLOSES 7/13/18
The Forest Stewards Guild is hiring for two crews based out of the Mountainair and Espanola U.S. Forest Service Ranger Districts. Each crew will have 7 Crew Members and 1 Crew Leader. The program runs for 12 weeks from August 20th until November 9th. Crews will complete natural resource management projects and participate in prescribed fire operations when conditions and weather permit.
Crew Member Qualifications
Crew Leader Qualifications
The fall Forest Stewards Youth Corps (FSYC) Fire & Fuels program will include a comprehensive training component that will include National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Basic Wildland Fire Fighting (S-130/190), Wildland Fire Chainsaw Use (S-212), CPR and first-aid, defensive driving, and New Mexico Forest Worker Safety. All FSYC participants will be eligible to earn 2 college credits from Santa Fe Community College. FSYC participants will also receive on the job training and mentorship from U.S. Forest Service and Forest Stewards Guild staff.
The 2018 fall program will start with a 5 day training at the Cottonwood Gulch Foundation near Thoreau, NM. For the remainder of the program, each crew will report to their respective USFS ranger station. FSYC participants must supply their own wildland fire fighting boots, which must measure 8 inches from heel to the top of the boot, be constructed of all leather, and have lugged soles. All other personal protective equipment will be provided. Camping equipment will be required for the training and prescribed fire operations. While some equipment may be provided, participants should supply their own camping equipment (tent, 20 degree sleeping bag, sleeping pad etc.) Crew members will earn $13.00/hour and crew leaders will earn $15.00/hour.
Qualified applicants should email a cover letter indicating which crew and position you are applying for, resume, three references, and copies of relevant NWCG qualifications to Matt Piccarello at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Fall 2018 FSYC Crew.” Positions are open until filled. If you have questions about the program please contact
Matt at the email address above or call 505-983-8992 ext. 14.
APPLICATION WINDOW CLOSES 7/13/18 SO APPLY ASAP!
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