Position Overview

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. Preference will be given to applications received before June 30, 2023.

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

Habitat restoration

Fence installation/repair

Land management inventory and mapping

Fire fuels reduction

National disaster response efforts

Community service

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).

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


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.

Required Skills:

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.

Application Instructions

Complete the UCC Online Application found at https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0D1Ax4UeAXvPLLw You are required to attach a resume and a list of 3 professional references (phone and email) to the online application. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Preference will be given to applications received before June 30, 2023.