Fall FSYC Fire & Fuels Program

The Forest Stewards Guild is hiring Crew Members for two FSYC crews based out of the Mountainair and Espanola U.S. Forest Service Ranger Districts. We are also hiring for the Crew Leader position on the Mountainair Ranger District. The program runs for 12 weeks from August 19th until November 8th. Crews will complete natural resource management projects and participate in prescribed fire operations when conditions and weather permit. 

To apply as a Crew Member complete the online application, which is available here and https://forms.gle/v76UYeA4cXkTxLWi7. There will be two rounds of hiring. Round one will be for applications received on or before April 28th. Round two will be for applications received on or before June 9thApply early to be included in the first round!!
To apply as a Crew Leader email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Matt Piccarello (matt@forestguild.org). Use the email subject "yourlastname_2019FSYC_leader_app." The position is open until filled so apply early!!
Crew Member qualifications
  • 18-25 years old
  • New Mexico resident
  • No previous wildland fire fighting experience is required
  • Physically fit and able lift 75lbs, work long days in the field (14 hours) and walk with heavy loads on steep and uneven terrain.
  • Certification as a wildland firefighter within one week of the start of the program (training provided).

Crew Leader qualifications

  • 18-25 years old
  • New Mexico resident
  • Must possess a valid New Mexico driver's license
  • Previous outdoor leadership experience.
  • Previous wildland firefighting experience is preferred
  • See crew member fitness qualifications
  • Excellent organization, communication, and leadership skills
  • Certification as a wildland firefighter within one week of the start of the program (training provided).
Training opportunities:
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. FSYC participants will also receive on the job training and mentorship from U.S. Forest Service and Forest Stewards Guild staff.
Other deails
The 2019 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 $12.50/hour. Crew Leaders will earn $14.50/hour.