The Forest Stewards Youth Corps (FSYC) Field Coordinator will help administer the FSYC program with a combination of field, logistics, and administrative support. FSYC is a program of the Forest Stewards Guild that provides employment and job training for youth in rural communities around New Mexico. FSYC has summer and fall programs with crews based out of U.S. Forest Service Ranger Stations and Jemez Pueblo. The Field Coordinator will split their time between field visits with FSYC crews around the state and in an office setting.
The Field to office ratio is approximately 75% field and 25% office. The successful candidate will have experience in outdoor education and/or leadership. The fall FSYC program emphasizes wildland fire fighter training and implementing prescribed burns. The successful candidate will either have NWCG qualifications as a FFT2 or the ability to become qualified (training provided). Must follow and enforce all FSYC COVID safety protocols such as pre-employment testing, mask wearing, social distancing etc.
+ Position lasts from May 3rd through November 19th. The exact start date is negotiable.
+ Pay rate: $17.00/hour
+ Mandatory overnight trainings June 2nd-4th, June 8th-10th, August 11th-13th, and August 16th-20th. Overnight trainings are dependent upon status of the COVID pandemic.
+ Will provide logistical support, oversight, and supervision to FSYC Crew Leaders.
+ An all-wheel drive vehicle will be provided for the Field Coordinator’s use and all gas expenses will be paid by the Forest Stewards Guild.
+ Due to long days in the field and long travel distances, this position has a flexible schedule. The Field Coordinator will be expected to work 40 hours a week with overtime only being authorized on a very limited basis. A typical week may be four 10-hour days or three 12-hour days with a 4-hour office day.
+ Help deliver FSYC Crew Leader and Crew Member trainings. Trainings are overnight and last 3-5 days.
+ Act as a mentor and role model for FSYC Crew Leaders and Crew Members.
+ Maintain clear and frequent communication with Guild staff overseeing the FSYC program.
+ Provide logistical support to summer and fall FSYC crews ensuring they have tools, equipment, and training they need to accomplish their projects.
+ Act as the FSYC liaison between host units (US Forest Service Ranger Districts and Jemez Pueblo) and Forest Stewards Guild staff.
+ Provide logistical support for fall crews assigned to prescribed fires.
About The Forest Stewards Guild
The Forest Stewards Guild, a national organization of foresters and allied natural resource professionals, is dedicated to practicing and promoting responsible forestry as a means of sustaining the integrity of forest ecosystems and the human communities dependent upon them. The Guild has 600 members, over half of whom are professionals who manage over 42 million acres of forestland in the United States and Canada. The Guild maintains regional offices in New Mexico, Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oregon, and Wisconsin.