Fall FSYC Fire & Fuels Program

The Forest Stewards Guild is hiring for two crews based out of the Mountainair and Espanola U.S. Forest Service Ranger Districts. Each crew will have 5 Crew Members and 1 Crew Leader. The program runs for 12 weeks from August 19th until November 8th. Crews will complete natural resoruce management projects and participate in prescribed fire operations when conditions and weather permit.

To apply, complete the online application by June 9th, 2019 available at https://goo.gl/forms/nVy05jPpk0eIkMSa2

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 1 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 preferred
  • See crew member fitness qualifications
  • Excellent organization, communication, and leadership skills

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 Details
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 and crew leaders will earn $14.50/hour.

To apply as a Crew Member
Qualified applicants should complete an online application available at https://goo.gl/forms/nVy05jPpk0eIkMSa2. Applications are due by 6/9/19.

To apply as a Crew Leader
Qualified applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Matt Piccarello (matt@forestguild.org) Indicate in your cover letter which Ranger District you are applying for and if you are interested in applying for the summer and fall Crew Leader positions. Use the email subject "yourlastname_2019FSYC_trainer_app." Applications are due by 6/9/19.

If you have questions about the Fall FSYC Fire & Fuels program contact Matt Piccarello at the email address above or call 505-983-8992 ext. 14.