Overview

On the Tevis Cup Trail (TCT) in Granite Chief Wilderness (GCW), there are identified problematic trail alignment concerns including soil erosion and user safety. The TCT crosses through a series of sensitive sub-alpine riparian zones where the trail presents heavy soil erosion and concentrated runoff. The TCT in GCW is used as a competitive event route for both the Western States Endurance Run and the Western States Endurance Ride (separate 100 mile run and equestrian events) that occur in the spring and summer. TCT alignment travels through a series of alpine wetland “bogs” that are eroding. Project will consist of a trail reroute trails involving two steps constructing the trail alignment, mostly above tree line; and (2) diverting users to the newly aligned trail segment and discouraging use of the decommissioned route.

Challenge yourself as a leader of a nine-person crew while conducting critical conservation work in the Granite Chief Wilderness.

You will lead nine AmeriCorps Crew Members while rerouting a in the Granite Chief Wilderness. You will coordinate with agency partners and collaborate with peers to see that project goal are accomplished safely and efficiently.

Different than any other professional experience you could imagine, being a Crew Leader with the NCC is a full-time commitment where you will always be a resource to the members, both while on service project sites or back at camp after a long day. Preparing for and leading a crew requires unwavering dedication, and a willingness to put the needs of others first. The successful applicant will demonstrate dependability, excellent judgment, and high standards. We are looking for an individual who will lead by example and be a role model for the members who join our program. Though this position is challenging, the rewards are abundant; and the bonds forged with your peers, and with the outdoors will last a lifetime.

The ideal candidate will enjoy working outdoors in challenging conditions, have prior experience camping, and share the belief that everyone should feel safe and included in the conservation community. They will also share the mission to be a part of an affirming crew culture with members of diverse identities, experiences, and backgrounds.

Essential Duties:

Exemplify strong work ethic, professionalism, and sound judgment
Lead young adults on a variety of challenging conservation projects
Understand and abide by all NCC policies and procedures; ensure all safety protocols followed
Maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times; be able to boost crew morale
Effectively communicate with NCC staff, partnering agencies, peers, and crew members
Coordinate project logistics with agency partners, Crew Coordinator, and peers
Work alongside members to complete project goals
Provide clear and consistent feedback to crew members
Teach, instruct and support members in trail building, and other project/NCC specific tasks
Engage members in an active crew

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Trail Supervisor, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders

Qualifications:

General Qualifications:
• Maintaining a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service
• Showing respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members
• Participating in in-field education sessions, presentations and crew meetings
• Participate in Service Day events outside of regular work schedule

Leadership Qualifications:
• Clean driving record (must qualify to drive GBI Vehicles)
• Current driver’s license
• A willingnes

About Great Basin Institute

We are an environmental non-profit providing professional development to college students and graduates by offering them positions in environmental protection, restoration and conservation.

Application Instructions

Learn more and apply: https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/Careers.aspx?req=2021-NCC-055&type=JOBDESCR