Season dates: March 1 – November 21, 2021
Participate as a Crew Leader Candidate during the spring season. Upon demonstrated competencies, lead a crew of 4 members during the summer and fall field seasons.
Positions available based out of Logan and Cedar City
Receive a bi-monthly living allowance, and a $6,195.00 AmeriCorps Education Award (upon successful completion of term of service).
Schedule: Full-time commitment, hours & schedule vary week to week (average 45-55 hrs, sometimes more). Nearly 100% time spent in the field with significant travel between project sites and field office.
The UCC Crew Leader is an AmeriCorps position where the member participates in leadership
skills development during the spring field season (as a Crew Leader Candidate) and then provides direct leadership, mentorship, and teaching for a UCC field crew during the summer and fall field seasons.
During the spring season, the Crew Leader Candidate participates in essential hard skills and people skills trainings and completes conservation projects as part of a team of crew leader-trainees. Field staff and Field Bosses provide extra attention to debriefing crew leadership scenarios, helping leaders refine tool and project techniques, attending to areas of individual growth, and teaching the full responsibilities of the Crew Leader position. Crew Leader Candidates will be evaluated throughout the spring season and will only be promoted into the full leadership role upon demonstrating essential competencies.
During summer and fall seasons, Crew Leaders are responsible for preparing and leading a 5-10 person crew on various conservation-related projects. Crew Leaders are also responsible for upholding UCC values, ensuring that UCC policies and procedures are followed, communicating with project sponsors, and recording and reporting important weekly project outcome data and other documentation.
Field crews are assigned to a variety of conservation-related projects located across the state of Utah. Projects can be rural, remote, backcountry or urban and may or may not include habitat restoration, invasive plant removal, fence building, trail improvement, forest fire fuels reduction, surveying, mapping, and more! Each crew has unique project and travel schedules. Crew Leader Candidates will be trained in how to conduct assigned project work. Field crews generally camp near project sites and return to their field office location for off time between project weeks. Crew Leaders are expected to have a place of residence near their field office location.
The Crew Leader position is an AmeriCorps term requiring a full-time, nine-month commitment.
Leadership experience and demonstrated leadership skills
Teaching, training, and mentoring
Conflict management & resolution
Effective communication & interpersonal Skills
High degree of maturity & professionalism
Previous conservation corps, public lands management, or similar experience (required)
Chainsaw experience (preferred)
Trail maintenance and construction experience (preferred)
Demonstrated outdoor skills (required)
Camping experience, including backpacking (required)
At least 21 years of age
US Citizen or Permanent Resident
Eligible to enroll in AmeriCorps
Undergo a National Criminal History Check
Flexibility - ability and desire to work in a dynamic environment and embrace change
Ability and willingness to think creatively, adapt, adjust, and problem solve in order to manage a crew and project assignments
Ability and willingness to work an irregular schedule
Ability, willingness, and desire to live out of a tent and work in all weather conditions
About Utah Conservation Corps
Utah Conservation Corps is an AmeriCorps program made up of members, staff, and partners dedicated to service to our community and environment. We engage in projects throughout the state of Utah that address goals relating to environmental conservation, leadership, education, and sustainability.
UCC AmeriCorps members have committed to a term of service for their country that may range from 3 months to a year. Our members are individuals seeking opportunities to give back, to improve the environment and explore the beauty of Utah's public lands. Many of our members are current students or recent graduates looking to gain experience in the fields of natural resource conservation, education, or social services.
Utah Conservation Corps is a program of Utah State University's Center for Community Engagement.