Crew Lead - Fire and Fuel Forest Stewards Youth Corps Crew

Forest Stewards Guild

Mountainair, New Mexico

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $19.00/hour
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

The Forest Stewards Guild, a national organization of foresters and allied natural resource professionals, is dedicated to practicing and promoting responsible forestry as a means of sustaining the integrity of forest ecosystems and the human communities dependent upon them. The Forest Stewards Youth Corps (FSYC) started 26 years ago in 1998 to engage local youth in sustainable forestry practice to create future forest stewards. This program expanded in 2018 to include the Fall Fire and Fuels program, a steppingstone into a full-time fire career. Three crews of five people are hired each fall, receive all fire qualifications, and work alongside Forest Service and Natural Resource Department staff in completing various natural resource management projects, in addition to performing prescribed burns, weather permitting. The FSYC program's goal is to provide training, education, and experience to further the career and interest of youth and young adults to receive employment opportunities and develop professionally.

  • Lead crews of four people in natural resource management projects such as fencing, trail work, prescribed fire preparation, fire line creation, etc.
  • Ensure the safety of crews at all times, when working and traveling.
  • Build positive team and work culture. Participate in prescribed burns across New Mexico, weather permitting.
  • Complete weekly paperwork to track project progress and crew time.
  • Correspond between Guild and Work Partner staff to ensure crew tasks are completed.
  • Work and camp in rough weather conditions.
  • Drive 4WD vehicles on rough roads on Forest Service and Pueblo Lands.
  • Wildland fire-fighting certifications including L-180, S-212, S-190, S-130, I-100, and I-700.
  • Red card upon the completion of the pack test.
  • Wilderness First Aid certification.

Complete the online application and find more information at https://foreststewardsguild.org/fsyc-fallfirefuels/  More information at www.foreststewardsguild.org/fsyc. Email apearson@forestguild.org with any questions.   

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Category Forestry, General / Stewardship
Tags Wildland Firefighter