CCYC Crew Boss
Canyon Country Youth Corps
The Canyon Country Discovery Center is seeking a motivated professional to assist in field operations of our Canyon Country Youth Corps (CCYC). CCYC is a service program for youth and young adults, many of whom are local or Native American residents of the Colorado Plateau. CCYC teaches effective life skills, field techniques, tool use, resource management, backcountry living skills, habitat protection, and healthy living. It also prepares participants for careers in natural resources and recreation management. CCYC is an AmeriCorps program. Work projects include habitat restoration, trail maintenance, invasive species removal, and fire/fuels reduction on public lands.
The CCYC Field Boss is an AmeriCorps position that provides field operations support to ensure crews have sufficient resources to meet their job needs. Primary responsibilities include: working with staff and crews to prepare for service hitches with multiple days in the backcountry, cleaning and organizing corps shop and bunkhouse, assisting with maintenance of corps resources, and working to ensure field operations needs of corps are met. The Field Boss works closely with corps staff to ensure all program needs are met. The Field Boss travels often to remote field sites to support staff and members. They will spend 80% of their time in the field.
Responsibilities & Functions
• Manage and organize a clean and efficient operations center (CCDC Basecamp).
• Maintain and repair equipment and tools including a fleet of 20 chainsaws.
• Supervise de-rigs and re-supply of tools, equipment and food for all crews.
• Maintain an accurate inventory of CCYC tools and equipment.
• Purchase, maintain, and repair hand tools, forestry equipment, camp equipment, uniforms, and supplies as needed.
• Maintain a clean and functional food storage area, while facilitating efficient meal planning and shopping by crew leaders.
• Plan for the logistics associated with new programs as they arise.
• Coordinate the repair and maintenance of CCYC vehicles with other staff.
• Assist Field Coordinator as advised.
• Work within the established program budget in association with the Field Coordinator.
• Support Field Coordinator in performing regular field site visits and complete reports with necessary documentation.
• Meet regularly with other CCYC staff members.
Field Support and Risk Management:
• Provide support, evaluation, and guidance to Crew Leaders during field visits.
• Enforce all organizational Policies and Procedures in the field and at Basecamp.
• Assist in on-the-ground project quality by providing technical assistance to crews as needed.
• Respond to crew emergency situations.
Necessary Skills and Qualifications
• Experience with other youth conservation corps, or outdoor-based youth development programs, required.
• Experience in all or most of the following is preferred: trail construction & maintenance, chainsaw operation & maintenance, hand tool maintenance, fencing, rafting, running backcountry crews.
• Good organizational and problem-solving skills, required.
• Excellent communication and teaching/mentoring skills, required.
• Strong conflict resolution and team building skills, required.
• Able to work independently and as part of a fast-paced team environment, required.
• Positive attitude and ability to have FUN with young adults, required.
• Successful candidates must possess a valid driver’s license, insurable driving record, and acceptable background check, required.
• Current CPR & WFA certification, preferred.
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, preferred.
Education award of $6,095.00 upon completion of 1700 hours of service. Access to conferences and AmeriCorps trainings throughout the year. Education award is eligible for match at several institutions. This position is YOUR service year, since CCYC is a small program we can help you reach goals that you are interested in/passionate about throughout the year.
The Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism (UServe Utah) encourages individuals with physical and mental disabilities to participate as AmeriCorps members through National Service programs operating in the state of Utah. CCYC can make reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants.
This position requires periodic overnight travel and non-traditional work hours, including of weekend and evening hours. To successfully perform essential functions, the candidate is required to sit, stand, walk, speak and hear. The Field Boss may be required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl on an infrequent basis and possess the ability to hike and climb in rough terrain. He/she must be able to operate office equipment, telephone, and computer and reach with hands and arms. The Field Boss may be required to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted.
Send a cover letter detailing relevant experience to this position, a current resume, and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls, please. Position open until filled.