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Individual Placement Positions

Indigenous Internships

Please see the table below for open positions for Native American individuals with Arizona Conservation Corps. Click the 'Apply Here' link for more information and instructions to apply. If there are no open positions for a particular program or position, please check back soon!

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Current Individual Placement Openings

Please see the table below for open positions with Arizona Conservation Corps. Click the 'Apply Here' link for more information and instructions to apply. If there are no open positions for a particular program or position, please check back soon!

See all Conservation Legacy program position openings here.

Position TitleDescriptionLocationDatesApplication
Tonto National Forest Recreation Technician Crewmember (6 openings)The Mesa Ranger District of Tonto National Forest is seeking 6 temporary, full-time Recreation Technician Crewmembers. The primary focus of these positions will be monitoring and controlling access to highly developed recreation sites and boat launching facilities, in addition to conducting vehicle patrols and fee enforcement, at Saguaro Lake, Canyon Lake and along the Lower Salt River during weekends. Other duties include light maintenance at recreational facilities, painting, installing signage, vegetation control, and patrolling recreation areas. The crewmembers may also have the opportunity for involvement with larger maintenance projects and special events, such as those with state and federal agency partners.Mesa, AZMarch 24, 2024– September 19, 2024 (anticipated)Apply Here!
Tonto National Forest Recreation Technician Crewmember (2 openings)The Cave Creek Ranger District of Tonto National Forest is seeking 2 temporary, full-time Recreation Technician Crewmembers. The primary focus of these positions will be assisting in maintaining developed and dispersed recreation sites, assisting in traffic control, and permit compliance throughout the year. The crewmembers will be given opportunities to patrol OHV areas and backcountry wilderness, as well as assist the prevention team in the fall. In addition to helping maintain current program operations, the Crewmembers will help in the development of further OHV patrols on one of our other districts and expand an existing program on the Ranger District.Cave Creek, AZMarch 24, 2024– September 19, 2024 (anticipated)Apply Here!
Botany Survey Technician Lead (1 opening) This position will work with and act as team lead for a crew consisting of 2 Botany Survey Technician members and will be conducting rare plant surveying and monitoring with the Botany Survey Technician members on Tonto National Forest lands. The Botany Survey Technician Lead will work closely with and report to the North Zone Botanist at the Payson Ranger District office in Payson, AZ. The selected individual for this role will support and manage the crew’s risk management, schedule, scientific integrity, efficiency, and professional development, and plans accordingly to reach survey targets by the end of the field season, consistently exercising judgment, planning logistics, hitches, food budget scheduling, crew tasks, debriefs, and management of the crew’s equipment. Provides and asks for feedback to and from crew members regarding performance. This position is mostly field-going, typically requiring 3 nights of camping in the field per week but may include some office work and other project tasks. Weeks are typically 10-hour days, 4 days on/3 days off.Payson, AZApril 1, 2024 – October 11, 2024 (anticipated) Apply Here!
Botany Survey Technician Intern (2 openings) Tonto National Forest is seeking interns for a Botany Survey Technician crew that will conduct surveys of at-risk native and invasive plants, based out of at the Payson Ranger District office in Payson, AZ. These entry-level positions will work closely with and receive developmental experience in rare plant surveying, monitoring and mentorship from the Botany Survey Technician Lead and the Forest Botanist. This position is mostly field-going, typically requiring 3 nights of camping in the field per week but may include some office work and other project tasks. The Botany Survey Technicians will drive an AZCC vehicle to different areas of the forest and hike up to several miles per day, off trail, carrying equipment into the field. The crew members will return to the Forest Service office in Payson at the end of each week for equipment and data management, unknown plant identification, and any required prep work for the next week. Weeks are typically 10-hour days, 4 days on/3 days off. Payson, AZApril 15, 2024 – October 11, 2024 (anticipated) Apply Here!
Coconino Trails Strike Team (1 opening) Coconino National Forest is providing a 26-week paid professional opportunity, focused on trail maintenance and construction activities on the Flagstaff Ranger District. Those activities will include the construction and maintenance of motorized, non-motorized, and wilderness trails around the Flagstaff Area. The intern will learn skills and techniques and will use a variety of tools to perform these activities. The intern will function in a crew setting with other team members and will help lead volunteers in basic tasks. No housing is available for this position.Flagstaff, AZApril 23, 2024 – October 19, 2024 (anticipated)Apply Here!
Coconino Wilderness/Wildlife Intern (1 opening) Coconino National Forest is providing a 26-week paid professional opportunity working directly with a Forest Service Wildlife Biologist and Recreation Specialist. The intern will professionally represent the Forest Service while working with a variety of agencies, and will join wildlife technicians in monitoring wildlife species. The intern will also collect data at climbing areas and monitor impacts, talk with climbers about wildlife conflicts and educate them about best practices. Flagstaff, AZApril 23, 2024 – October 19, 2024 (anticipated)Apply Here!
San Bernardino Biological Technician (2 openings)
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is seeking two Biological Technician interns to support the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge biology program with tasks including monitoring populations of federally listed fish species, Chiricahua leopard frogs, Huachuca water umbel, and Yellow-billed cuckoos. Other duties may include assisting in bird banding activities and plant management activities. The interns may also assist in other programs when opportunities arise, such as maintenance and visitor services. The Biological Technician will draft summary reports for select projects and create an overall presentation of their projects to present to Refuge staff. The interns will be exposed to many of the duties of running and managing a National Wildlife Refuge through participation in monthly staff meetings, reporting on projects, and creation of an overall presentation of their projects to present to Refuge staff. Training will be provided in ArcGIS Field Maps, data recording, monitoring, report writing, and other required equipment. Housing is available for the interns during their term. Douglas, AZMay 28, 2024 – September 13, 2024 (anticipated)Apply Here!
Kofa Biological Technician (1 opening)Kofa National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Arizona is seeking a Biological Technician intern to assist the Refuge staff with daily operations through a variety of tasks, the majority of which revolve around managing habitat and water resources for the Desert Bighorn sheep and the Sonoran Pronghorn. Projects include removal of invasive species, construction and repair of water catchments, hauling water to catchments and wildlife drinkers, and educating the public about these species and the Refuge in general. Other duties include assisting with NEPA documentation, wilderness reporting, and data management for the extensive camera trap project on the Refuge. Housing is available for the intern during their term.Yuma, AZJune 7, 2024 – May 16, 2025 (anticipated dates)Apply Here!

Individual Placements Recruiter Contacts

Hayden Prouty, Individual Placements Program Director

Email: hprouty@conservationlegacy.org

Phone: 480.431.6324

Preston Sands, Individual Placements Program Support Coordinator

Email: psands@conservationlegacy.org

Phone: 520.235.6395

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