The AmeriCorps Field Logistics Technician (FLT) provides leadership and support to multiple field crews, and assistance to field staff in seasonal trainings and logistical coordination. The FLT ensures that field crews are prepared to perform high-quality conservation service in a positive, safe, and productive environment. Support of field crews and operations may include (but is not limited to):

• Working with crews at their project sites
• Assisting with training crew leaders and members
• Performing project site visits; managing logistics for crews
• Maintaining tools and equipment
• Data entry and administrative tasks in the field office
• Assisting with crew member recruitment efforts
• Developing positive, lasting relationships with project partners

The FLT term of service is approximately 6 months, spanning 2 field seasons (Summer and Fall). This position involves frequent travel, camping, irregular hours, and a varying weekly schedule. The FLT must have strong leadership and communication skills, flexibility, capacity for self-direction, a passion for conservation work, and a desire to provide mentorship to emerging conservation leaders. During our summer and fall field seasons, FLTs assist field staff with logistical coordination and support field crews.

Projects & Schedule

Field projects may be backcountry (hiking into the project site, camping away from a vehicle) or front country (driving to the project site daily, camping at the vehicle, or occasionally, non-camping accommodations provided). Projects may be urban (located in a city or town) or rural (located in national parks, forests, etc. with limited access to facilities and services). Project work will vary due to seasonality and environmental safety concerns.
Projects may include (but are not limited to):

• Trail construction and maintenance
• Invasive species management, including herbicide application
• Habitat restoration
• Fence installation/repair
• Land management inventory and mapping
• National disaster response efforts
• Community service
• Recreational facilities maintenance and construction
• Recreation signage repair

Every crew will have unique projects and travel schedules. Generally, crews work a 9-day or 4-day ‘hitch’ schedule, working 10- hours/day (some days may be up to 12 hours/day), while camping in front and backcountry settings. Typically, crews will have 3-5 days off between hitches. Crews should expect project schedules and project work to vary. Days will include two 15-minute breaks and one 30-minute lunch (the 30-minute lunch break does not count toward term of service hours).
FLTs may or may not be on a typical ‘hitch’ schedule as outlined above. The FLT schedule is highly variable depending on the field office and the projects’ needs. FLTs report to field staff at their assigned regional office.

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


• Demonstrated outdoor/camping skills (guiding, conservation work, front country/backcountry skills) – volunteer/informal/formal
• Alignment with UCC’s mission and values of safety, service, community, inclusivity, positivity, and engagement
• U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
• High school diploma or GED
• Eligible to enroll in an AmeriCorps term of service
• Pass a National Service Criminal History Check

Required Skills:

• Trail maintenance and construction experience
• Chainsaw training and experience
• Experience with group communication, conflict management & resolution skills
• Maturity & professionalism in an environment with irregular and changing schedules
• Self-motivated with a commitment to personal and professional growth
• 6 months minimum leadership or supervisory experience in a team or crew-based setting

Preferred Skills:

• 6 months experience in conservation corps, public lands management, or work in similar fields
• Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with administrators, supervisors, and peers
• Experience working with and demonstrating leadership in diverse communities

About Utah Conservation Corps

The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) is an AmeriCorps program dedicated to developing the conservation leaders of tomorrow. We’re a non-residential AmeriCorps program composed of AmeriCorps members, staff, and partners dedicated to service to our community, environment, and regions requiring disaster response efforts. Additionally, as an organization, we seek to provide a more welcoming environment for people of all backgrounds and experience levels to ensure a healthy, vibrant, innovative, and sustainable corps. Our goals are to encourage and support more diverse populations serving in an inclusive environment within the UCC and to recognize where we fall short and address our shortcomings.

Application Instructions

Complete the application at htps://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ab0rJ82vtv1zzoy You are required to attach a resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references (phone and email) to the online application. **Cover letters should describe the following: • Why you want to serve with Utah Conservation Corps • Your experience working within a group, including leadership roles • Other qualifications relating to the FLT position