Timeline of Service: May 24, 2021 – August 6, 2021 (tentative) temporary, full-time position
Stipend Allotment: $6,363.80 total stipend (paid in biweekly increments of $1,060.63
AmeriCorps Benefits: $1,311.11 AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion for qualified individuals (this position may qualify for academic credit)
The Assistant Land Crew Leader is a seasonal position mentoring a crew of eight young adults who perform various conservation projects. Projects typically focus on ecological restoration, invasive species removal, fence construction, trail maintenance, and other conservation projects. Assistant crew leaders serve side-by-side with the corpsmembers and the crew leader to complete projects in a variety of weather conditions and terrain. Assistant crew leaders are not responsible for directly supervising corpsmembers.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Help lead a crew of eight corpsmembers, ages 18 to 25
Motivate and encourage corpsmembers persevere in difficult and physically challenging settings
Promote leadership while encouraging the development of teamwork, self worth, conflict resolution, effective communication, goal setting, decision making, and the building of community
Monitor physical and emotional safety of the crew
Assist training corpsmembers in areas including, but not limited to, proper tool use and Leave No Trace principles
Maintain a safe service environment and encourage the use of appropriate personal protective equipment
Facilitate teambuilding activities, environmental education, and life skills curriculum on a regular basis, or as projects determine appropriate
Adhere to the Larimer County Conservation Corps policies and procedures
Safely drive a twelve passenger van and trailer
Complete trail building and maintenance, invasive species removal, fence construction, river clean-up and debris removal projects
Perform duties expected of any corpsmember including conservation projects, meal preparation, camp clean up/set up, and other day-to-day duties
Demonstrate the safe operation and maintenance of tools
Use technology to accurately complete digital daily and weekly logs
Coordinate logistics with the crew leader and program coordinator
Report directly to program coordinator, Tayler DeBrosse, (970)498-6081/[email protected]
Offer is Contingent upon the Following Stipulations:
Must provide a current DMV report to be reviewed and deemed acceptable.
Must pass a drug screening, dynamic lifting assessment, and state and national criminal history check.
Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification obtained before May 24, 2021. The LCCC will host a Wilderness First Aid course for new staff as an option prior to the start date.
Must be 18-25 years old
Leadership, organizational, and problem solving skills
Clear and effective communication skills, both verbal and written
Background serving in a team environment, preferably with youth
Proficient troubleshooting and conflict management skills
Possession of High School Diploma or GED
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado driver's license
Knowledge of conservation techniques, construction, landscaping, and tool maintenance
Previous experience serving with youth in the outdoor education field
College coursework in natural resources, forestry, or education related field
Previous conservation corps experience
About Larimer County Conservation Corps
The Larimer County Conservation Corps (LCCC) promotes individual development through service for the benefit of our environment and community. Our programs empower corpsmembers to develop personal and professional skills, gain environmental awareness and actively engage in the community, while developing self-sufficiency to help them become productive members of our community. The LCCC is based in Fort Collins, Colorado and is an accredited corps through the Colorado Youth Corps Association and The Corps Network.