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Farmer - Agriculture Crew Member

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Farmer - Agriculture Crew Member

Ancestral Lands - "Leading our Nations back to ecological and cultural well-being"
The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a local, non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization with offices in Acoma, Durango, Gallup, Salida, and Zuni.  SCC selects young adults, ages 16-30, to complete conservation work projects on public lands through the Southwest.  SCC programs encourage environmental stewardship, foster community partnerships, and emphasize experiential learning.

The majority of SCC’s programs are residential programs, with crews camping in either front or backcountry settings for 9-11 day periods; schedules may vary by program and region.  SCC serves a diverse population that is representative of the Southwest; including youth, graduates, and a cross-section of ethnicities and income levels



Essential Accountabilities and Functions:

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently required to walk, sit and talk or listen.
  • Required to use hands to operate objects, tools or controls, and to reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the ability to focus.
  • Frequently required to drive an SCC vehicle, and must be able to speak, understand, read and write English.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Required Skills

Candidate must have experience and skills of Agriculture and Farming techniques

  • Animal husbandry (Navajo Churro Sheep)
  • Tractor operation/maintenance 
  • Flood irrigation techniques 
  • Traditional farming/ TEK
  • Seed saving


General Qualifications

Commitment – AmeriCorps members must make a strong commitment to complete all aspects of the program including conservation projects, education, training and national service.  Members must commit to participating in all crew activities, including service days in local communities.

Safety -You will be expected to take a serious attitude toward safety all day and every day.

Professionalism – AmeriCorps members must be willing to appropriately represent the SCC Program and AmeriCorps.

Teamwork – AmeriCorps members must be willing to work hard, participate as part of a team.

Technology – The use of technology, including cell phones, iPods, MP3 players, and other battery powered devices is not allowed during all work, chore, group and meal times as well as during de-rigs and rig-up.  Corpsmembers must agree that they will not use these types of technology while participating in these activities and realize that technology use is strictly regulated by SCC policy and by SCC staff and crew leaders.

Substance Free – In accordance to a drug free workplace, alcohol, tobacco and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and SCC activities and while on SCC property.

Fitness – AmeriCorps members are expected to complete projects that involve heavy lifting, hiking, and living outdoors for an extended period of time.

Required Experience

Agriculture/Farming experience and working with livestock. 

Prior Conservation Corps experience helpful but not required.

Job LocationGanado, Arizona, United StatesPosition TypePart-Time

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