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16 Nov 2020

Temporary Trails Strike Team Crew Leader

Southwest Conservation Corps – Posted by Southwest Conservation Corps Durango, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Title: Strike Team Crew Leader

Reports to: Program Manager

Locations: Durango, CO

Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Non-exempt

Start/end date: March 29, 2021 – September 17, 2021

Wages: $685 / week

Benefits: Food provided while in the field, uniforms, U.S. Forest Service recognized Crosscut & Chainsaw training (Certificate awarded upon completion of program), Mental Health First Aid and other development opportunities.

Multiple positions open until filled.

 

Southwest Conservation Corps:
The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a program of the non-profit service organization, Conservation Legacy, that is built on the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that operated from 1933 – 1942. SCC provides youth and young adults opportunities to complete conservation projects on public lands. While serving with SCC, members receive training on job skills, conflict resolution, leadership, teamwork, and environmental stewardship. Programs are developed using a step ladder approach to provide a progression of skill development based on a member’s needs. Members receive a weekly living allowance, training, and an AmeriCorps Education Award (for qualifying individuals).

 

For the health and safety of our crews, staff and communities, projects may be postponed or adjusted due to COVID-19. The information provided in this Position Description is an outline of how our program has typically been operating, however is subject to change. As this situation develops, and decisions are made, we will provide updates. We encourage you to continue with the application process and we will keep consistent and direct communication with all applicants.

 

Position Summary:

The Strike Team is a smaller crew, consisting of 1 Leader and 2-3 Members, the idea behind it being they will be a more mobile crew that can move around the forest easier to respond to unique projects, where a full 8-person crew would be too cumbersome.

 

Crews work in front and backcountry locations in all weather conditions. Standard schedule consists of 8 days on-hitch and 6 days off with some exception. On-hitch, crews camps together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all projects and chores. SCC does not provide accommodations off-hitch and Crew Leaders will be responsible for their own accommodations during that time.

 

Crew Leaders will lead crews in completing technical conservation projects while instilling interpersonal skills and leadership skills. Crew leaders will also be responsible for leading crews in environmental stewardship, i.e. Leave No Trace, and risk management. A variety of soft skills and technical competencies are required to be successful in this role. See below for core competencies:

 

Responsibilities:

Leadership & Mentorship

  • Integrate values pertaining to DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) within the corps
  • Implement skills training on worksite and facilitate intentional discussions via informal lessons to contribute to the crew’s personal growth and group dynamics.
  • Foster 21st century work skills in corps members, i.e.: collaboration & teamwork, creativity & imagination, critical thinking, problem-solving, flexibility & adaptability
  • Must be willing to follow and enforce all SCC policies, maintain professional boundaries, and appropriately represent SCC. This includes creating a substance free work environment, refraining from the use of tobacco products, alcohol, and drugs while involved in the program

Project Management & Implementation

  • Implement a 10-hour workday and ensure professionalism is always maintained
  • Delegation of project work & investment among co-leader and crew
  • Manage the on-the-ground quality and quantity of project work
  • Think critically to resolve issues and solve problems
  • Effectively coordinate logistics with project partners, co-leader, & SCC staff

Risk Management

  • Analyze, manage, and inform on hazardous conditions and crew health
  • Exhibit strong situational awareness & promote a culture of safety
  • Transport crew and equipment safely in SCC’s vans or large SUVs with trailers

Administration

  • Meet all deadlines for documentation, i.e., timesheets, evaluations, incident reports
  • Record all project related outcomes and deliverables.
  • Manage food budget and credit card for purchases.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Willingness to commit fully to the program and its mission
  • Ability to effectively and manage all aspects of crew life and production within a 40-50-hour work week
  • Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment
  • Willingness to learn and be a part of a dynamic community of peer leaders
  • Must be adaptive, patient and able to maintain a positive perspective throughout
  • Physically fit and able to work long days in adverse conditions
  • Must be able to speak, understand and write English
  • High School diploma or GED certificate
  • Must hold current/relevant medical certification (WFR, WEMT, or OEC) with CPR/AED
  • Must be 21, have a clean driving record (insurable by SCC) and a current driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with SCC or other conservation corps or youth corps
  • Experience with experiential and/or environmental education
  • Experience with backpacking, wilderness living and travel, and LNT principles.
  • Facilitation and team-building experience with diverse groups of people
  • Strong time-management skills and ability to work independently as well as with others
  • Desire to work on a variety of conservation-based projects
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Leadership experience with youth or young adults
  • Crosscut or Chainsaw experience
  • Technical trail experience
  • Relevant Bachelor’s Degree
  • Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference and promote leadership in others.

Conservation Legacy is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply

Upload resume, cover letter and complete the Crew Leader application: www.sccorps.org/join/crew-leaders/ Any questions can be addressed to: Lisa Slupianek, Four Corners Adult Program Manager - lslupianek@conservationlegacy.org

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Temporary. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

Job expires in 78 days.

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