Overview

The Assistant Trail Crew Leader is a seasonal position mentoring a crew of nine young adults who perform various conservation projects in Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest. Projects typically focus on trail maintenance and rock work. 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, including high altitudes. Assistant Crew Leaders are not responsible for directly supervising corpsmembers.

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.

Schedule:
Assistant Crew Leaders are expected to serve Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and attend a staff meeting on Fridays. Assistant Crew Leaders must camp with the crew throughout the season. Crews will camp at various designated and dispersed campgrounds throughout Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest. This schedule may be modified due to training, weather, logistics, or other unforeseen circumstances.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Crew Mentorship:
Help lead a crew of nine corpsmembers, ages 18-25
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 working 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
Project Implementation:
Complete trail maintenance 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 and equipment
Use technology to accurately complete digital daily and weekly logs

Coordinate logistics with project sponsors, program coordinator, and corps manager
Report directly to program coordinator, Tayler DeBrosse, (970)498-6081/[email protected]

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

Qualifications:

Must be 18-25 years old
Leadership, organizational, and problem solving skills
Clear and effective communication skills, both verbal and written
Background working 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

Preferred Skills:

Knowledge of conservation techniques, construction, landscaping, and tool maintenance
Previous experience working with youth in the outdoor education field
College coursework in natural resources, forestry, or education related field
Previous conservation corps experience
Experience leading groups in the backcountry for multi-day trips

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.

Application Instructions

Apply and view full position description here: https://form.jotform.com/210606187422147