Field Office Locations: Logan, Cedar City, or Moab, Utah
Term of Service Dates: (450 hr. term): August 23 – November 19
Schedule: Full-time commitment, hours & schedule vary week to week. Majority of time is spent on projects in the field.
Application: Complete the following application (see more details below) https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0D1Ax4UeAXvPLLw. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
Crew Members work and live in the outdoors as part of a field crew in service to public lands and the communities that surround them. Field crews are assigned to a variety of conservation projects throughout Utah and the Intermountain West. Members are primarily responsible for being a supporting member of their crew, upholding and abiding by UCC policies & procedures, and conducting themselves in a safe and productive manner. All crew members are trained in safe and proper tool use, project techniques, and outdoor living. Training topics may include chainsaw and hand tool use, project techniques, and first aid. This position involves frequent travel, camping, irregular hours, and a varying weekly schedule.
Projects & Schedule
Field projects may be backcountry (hiking into the project site, camping away from a vehicle) or front country (such as driving to the project site daily, camping at the vehicle, or non-camping lodging). Projects may be urban (located in a city or town) or rural (located in national parks, forests, etc. with limited access to facilities and resources). Weather is variable, and work and campsites can range from 2,000-13,000 feet in elevation.
Projects may include (but are not limited to):
Trail construction and maintenance
Invasive species management, including herbicide application
Land management inventory and mapping
Fire fuels reduction
National disaster response efforts
Recreation facilities maintenance and construction
Recreation signage repair
Crews generally work a 9-day or 4-day, 10-hour/day (some days may be up to 12 hours) ‘hitch’ schedule, while camping in front and backcountry settings. Typically, crews will have 3-5 days off between hitches. 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). Crews should expect schedules and project work to vary.
This position is an AmeriCorps term of service that requires a full-time commitment (about 45 hours per week).
This is an entry-level position. The UCC is a career exploration program. Members will gain skills and certifications that help you become highly employable in public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Through this experience, you'll find a new level of hard work and determination by working long hours, oftentimes in challenging conditions. In the end, you will know you can conquer the hardest obstacles life can throw at you.
Ability to live outdoors and work on a variety of conservation projects
Commitment to personal and professional growth
Able to lift up to 30 lbs. repeatedly and use hand tools
At least 18 years of age
Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
Eligible to enroll in an AmeriCorps term of service
Must undergo and pass a criminal history check
Have a high school diploma or GED or work towards obtaining one while in the program
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.