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22 Nov Conservation Field Coordinator Posted Nov 27
Utah Conservation Corps , Moab, UT
 
Dates: January 29 – November 16, 2018

Location(s): Positions available based in Logan, Moab, and Cedar City, UT. Frequent travel to project sites throughout the region.

Schedule: Full-time commitment, hours & schedule vary. 40 hours per week; Will include significant office or field time depending on the week.

Pay Rate: $12.00/hour

Position Description

The UCC Field Coordinator is a full-time, 42-week position responsible for providing direct leadership and support to UCC field crews and working as part of the UCC field staff team to provide seasonal trainings and logistical coordination. The Field Coordinator is an integral member of UCC field operations, ensuring that UCC crews are adequately trained and prepared to perform high quality conservation service in a positive, safe, and productive environment.

The Field Coordinator is expected to provide leadership in support of UCC’s overarching and crew-specific programmatic goals. Support of field crews and operations may include but will not be limited to: working with crews at their project sites, being in the field for up to 10 days in a row, assisting in training crew leaders and members, performing project site visits, managing logistics, maintaining tools and equipment, working in the field office, and assisting with crew member recruitment efforts.

This position involves frequent travel, camping, irregular hours, and a varying weekly schedule. The Field Coordinator must have strong leadership and communication skills, flexibility, capacity for self-direction, a passion for conservation work, and a desire to provide mentorship to emerging conservation leaders. The Field Coordinator works under the supervision of the Regional Coordinator.

The Utah Conservation Corps supports Field Coordinators in gaining advanced conservation corps leadership experience and attaining high level technical skills training during their term while interfacing with in-field operations and field office administration.

UCC Field Crew Program Overview

UCC operates three 12-week field seasons over the course of the year. The spring season is dedicated to development of Crew Leaders through formal training and project work, as well as preparing for our large summer and fall field seasons.

During our summer and fall field seasons Utah Conservation Corps mobilizes multiple 4-person field crews out of three field offices (Logan, Moab, and Cedar City) to address a diversity of conservation efforts on Utah public lands. Crew project work may include habitat restoration, re-vegetation, fence building, trail construction & maintenance, invasive plant removal, forest fuels reductions & other fire mitigation work, habitat surveying, and more.

Service performed by Utah Conservation Corps crews addresses program goals related to conservation of public lands and member development. UCC crews and project work may focus on specialized objectives. Recent examples of this specialized work include a bike crew (crew members use bikes as their only mode of transportation to/from project sites), and accessibility surveying in the National Forest sites (providing opportunities for people of all abilities to serve and recreate).

Qualifications

Conservation corps or similar land management experience
Faller B chainsaw training and substantial experience using a chainsaw, preferred
Trail maintenance and construction experience, preferred
Wilderness First Responder, preferred
Leadership experience in a team or crew-based setting
Demonstrated leadership and communication skills
Teaching, training, and mentoring
Conflict management & resolution
Effective communication & interpersonal skills
High degree of maturity & professionalism
Experience and demonstrated ability to self-direct, problem solve, be creative, organize, manage conflict, and be flexible in order to meet programmatic goals
Alignment to UCC mission and values of safety, service, community, inclusivity, positivity, and commitment

HOW TO APPLY

Benefits

$12.00 per hour
Excellent Health Insurance option through Utah State University
Conservation professional development and experience
Training allowance for in-season training opportunities
Working on a professional level with land management agency personnel
To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references.

Email your application to Chris Brothersen, chris.brothersen@usu.edu. Include “UCC Field Coordinator Application” in the subject line. List the field office (Cedar City, Moab, or Logan) you are applying for in the body of the email. If you are applying for multiple field offices, you must rank your field office interest. Positions open until filled.

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