Term Dates: February 12 – November 16, 2018
Location(s): Positions are available based out of Logan and Cedar City, Utah; Work at project sites throughout the region
Schedule: Full-time commitment, hours & schedule vary week to week (45-55 hrs); Nearly 100% time spent in the field with significant travel between project sites and field office
Application: Submit your application on http://ucc.usu.edu/crewleaderapplication
The UCC Crew Leader is an AmeriCorps position where the member participates in leadership skills development during the spring field season and then provides direct leadership, mentorship, and teaching for a UCC field crew during the summer and fall field seasons.
During the spring season the Crew Leader participates in essential hard and soft skills trainings and completes conservation projects as part of a crew of crew leader-trainees. Field staff give extra attention to debriefing crew leadership scenarios, helping leaders refine tool and project techniques, attending to areas of individual growth, and teaching the full responsibilities of the Crew Leader position. Crew Leaders will be evaluated throughout the spring season and will only be promoted into the full leadership role upon demonstrating essential competencies.
During summer and fall seasons, Crew Leaders are responsible for preparing and leading a 4-8 person crew in conservation project work, as well as upholding UCC values, ensuring that UCC policies and procedures are followed, facilitating education time with their crew, communicating with project sponsors, and recording & reporting important weekly project outcome data and other documentation.
Field crews are assigned to a variety of conservation projects located across the state of Utah. Projects may include habitat restoration, invasive plant removal, fence building, trail improvement, forest fuels reduction & other forest fire mitigation efforts, surveying, and more. Each crew has a unique project and travel schedule. All crews are trained in chainsaw and hand tool use, trails techniques, and wilderness medicine. Crews generally camp near project sites and return to their field office location for off time between project weeks. Crews working on local projects may return to their place of residence each night. Crew Leaders are expected to have a place of residence near their field office location.
The Crew Leader position is a State AmeriCorps term requiring a ten-month commitment.
Leadership experience and demonstrated leadership skills
Teaching, training, and mentoring
Conflict management & resolution
Effective communication & interpersonal Skills
High degree of maturity & professionalism
Previous conservation corps, public lands management, habitat restoration or similar experience
Chainsaw experience, preferred
Trail maintenance and construction experience, preferred
Demonstrated outdoor skills
Camping experience, including backpacking, preferred
Alignment with UCC mission and values of safety, service, community, inclusivity, positivity, and commitment
Support of UCC Mission & Values and a positive attitude
Commitment to personal growth
Flexibility – ability and desire to work in a dynamic environment and take on change
Ability and willingness to think creatively, adapt, adjust, and problem solve in order to manage a crew and project assignments
Ability and willingness to work an irregular schedule
Ability, willingness, and desire to live out of a tent and work in all weather conditions
Willingness and physical ability to work on a variety of conservation projects, which may include 12 hour days using chainsaws, hand tools, or applying herbicide
Employ proactive, active, and effective communication
At least 21 years of age
U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
Eligible to enroll in AmeriCorps
Undergo a National Criminal History Check
AmeriCorps Living Allowance, $675.00 paid twice per month for spring; increased to $725.00 paid twice per month for summer and fall
AmeriCorps Education Award, $5,815 (available upon successful completion of term)
Health Insurance option
Forbearance on qualifying student loans while in service
Conservation Leadership Training, Certifications, and Experience
Wilderness First Responder
Advanced chainsaw training
UT Herbicide Applicator license
Working with land management agencies and professionals
HOW TO APPLY
Complete the UCC Online Crew Leader Application found at http://ucc.usu.edu/crewleaderapplication
You will need to upload essay answers, a resume, and a list of 3 professional references to the online application form. Positions are open until filled.
Utah Conservation Corps is an equal opportunity program. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran, or disabled status. UCC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for application and service with our programs.
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