WCCC Vet Crew
Looking for Veterans who have served during the OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom) OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom) periods. Must meet minimum physical demand requirements to qualify. This includes the US Forest Service Pack Test (a 3 mile hike carrying 45 lbs).
The Western Colorado Conservation Corps has recently adopted a Veteran Crew Coordinator and is set to take off for the summer season of 2013. The WCCC Vet Crew hopes to provide Veterans with skills, training and work in land conservation and fire fighting areas after their service in the military.
The WCCC Vet Crew will operate from May through November in various outside projects. The work season is excellent for those pursuing higher education in a traditional institution; the peak work season is during the summer months when most institutions are on summer break.
Veterans participating in the program will receive training and work along the western slope of Colorado. Currently we have projects running in Grand Junction, Gunnison, Loma, and Montrose.
The Veteran Crew will work in conjunction with the BLM, National Parks, US Forest Service, and many others to mitigate fire fuels, control/eliminate fires when they occur and build/maintain trails. Members of this elite crew will earn S-212 Wildland Fire Chain Saw, S-130 Firefighting Training, L-180 Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service, and various other trainings/certificates.
We also currently have two internship opportunities with the Bureau of Land Management that need filling ASAP. The Gunnison, CO BLM Office is looking for a Wilderness Character Monitoring Technician, and the Montrose, CO Office is in need of a Public Affairs Specialist. Both intern positions offer competitive pay and run about six months in length. The schedules can be tailored to work in conjunction with a college schedule.
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