Overview

Position Timeline: May 23 – August 19, 2022 (tentative) temporary, full-time position

Wage: $18.00 per hour

Benefits: This position may qualify for academic credit

Application: larimer.org/ewd/get-involved

Position Summary:
The Forestry Crew Leader is a seasonal, supervisory position managing a crew of young adults who perform various conservation projects. Projects focus on hazardous tree removal, fire mitigation, and invasive species removal using chainsaws on public and private lands throughout the community. Crew Leaders work side-by-side with the corpsmembers and assistant crew leaders to complete work projects in a variety of weather conditions and terrain.

Schedule:
Forestry Crew Leader is expected to work 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and attend a staff meeting on Friday mornings. Crew Leaders must be available to camp Monday through Thursday with the crew throughout the season due to project locations. Holiday weeks will be modified to serve Tuesday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. This schedule may be modified due to training, weather, logistics, or other unforeseen circumstances.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Crew Leadership:
● Supervise a crew of six corpsmembers, ages 18 to 25, daily and on overnight campouts
● Motivate and encourage corpsmembers to work and persevere in difficult and physically challenging work settings
● Promote leadership while encouraging the development of teamwork, self worth, conflict resolution, effective communication, goal setting, decision making, and the building of community
● Manage and monitor physical and emotional safety of the crew
● Assist training corpsmembers in areas including, but not limited to, proper tool use, sawyer certification, and Leave No Trace principles
● Maintain a safe working environment and enforce the use of appropriate personal protective equipment
● Complete time sheets, evaluations, and incident reports, among other paperwork requirements
● Facilitate teambuilding activities, environmental education, and job/life skills curriculum on a regular basis, or as projects determine appropriate
● Implement Larimer County Conservation Corps policies and procedures
● Safely drive a twelve-passenger van and trailer

Project Implementation:
● Complete fire mitigation, hazardous tree removal, and invasive species management using chainsaws (other projects may include habitat restoration, fence construction, and trail work)
● Perform duties expected of any corpsmember including saw work, trail work, meal preparation, camp clean up/set up, and other day-to-day duties
● Demonstrate the safe operation and maintenance of chain saws and other outdoor 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

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

Qualifications:

● Certified Class A Sawyer through S-212, with ability to test into Class B
● Excellent leadership, organizational, and problem-solving skills
● Clear and effective communication skills, both verbal and written
● Background working in a team environment, providing supervision to a diverse group, preferably 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

Required Skills:

Must have:
● Acceptable eyesight, including clear near and far vision, good depth perception
● Adequate hearing to perform job function
● Appropriate voice skills to be clearly understood on the telephone and in public contacts
● Fine and gross motor skills and use of arms, hands, and fingers to perform computer duties and operate equipment

Preferred Skills:

Desired Qualifications:
● Basic Wildland Firefighter training, S-130/190
● Experience with conservation techniques, construction, landscaping, and tool maintenance
● Previous conservation corps experience
● One year of experience working with youth in the outdoor education field
● A bachelor's degree in natural resources, forestry, or education related field

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

To view a full description, please visit our website. To submit an application, use the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colarimerco/jobs/3432352/larimer-county-conservation-corps-lccc-crew-leader?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs