Overview

UCC is a part of AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (A-DRT), a coalition of service programs from across the country dedicated to mobilizing our members to provide critical services at disaster sites. Over the past 10 years, UCC has sent crews to respond to Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, flooding in Louisiana, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, flooding in Iowa, and Hurricane Florence.

A-DRT crews are deployed to address critical community needs related to disaster response and recovery work. UCC is enrolling Crew Members to fill AmeriCorps positions for deployment on an on-call basis.

Crews consist of approximately 4-6 Crew Members under the supervision of a UCC Deployment Leader and are also supported by the UCC Deployment Coordinator and Program Coordinator. Crews will be assigned to projects by the Incident Command. This work may include mucking and gutting of affected homes, roof tarping, community volunteer management, and connecting residents to local social services.

During the deployment, UCC will provide members with transportation, housing, a living allowance, and a daily per diem. Service in AmeriCorps also means that members are eligible to receive an education award upon successful completion of term hours and dates.

Disaster response and recovery is rewarding work, but it is also emotionally and physically challenging. You will be working with communities that have undergone significant trauma and loss. Compassion, resilience, creativity, tenacity, and self-awareness are essential. Once deployed, members will have little to no time off and will serve on holidays. Additionally, members should be prepared to work and live in challenging conditions with little infrastructure.

Term of Service Dates *Exact deployment dates TBD upon receipt of Mission Assignment(s)
o 1st Deployment Anticipated: Mid-November – Mid-December
o 2nd Deployment Anticipated: Mid-December – Mid-January
o Additional deployments may occur and will be announced as needed.

Tagged as: Conservation, Crew, Full Time

Qualifications:

• Service-minded, with a strong desire to help others
• Positive attitude and a high level of maturity
• Self-sufficient, adaptable, and flexible, including the ability to thrive in environments where there may be little leadership and the capacity to care for oneself in stressful environments
• Ability to take on a variety of duties and projects related to conservation and disaster response
• Team-oriented including being comfortable with living and serving in close proximity with others

Required Skills:

• Must be in good physical condition, including ability to lift up to 30 lbs. repeatedly and spend up to 12 hours a day working in a variety of weather conditions
• Willingness to perform work that may require wearing personal protective equipment to mitigate potential exposure to molds, allergens, and other hazards
• High School Diploma or GED, minimum
• At least 18 years of age
• U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
• Able to undergo and pass State and Federal background checks

Preferred Skills:

• Experience with manual labor
• Experience with conservation and/or disaster response

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.

Application Instructions

Complete the following application https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5zMrWbDkZx5ih4q You are required to attach a resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references (phone and email) to your online application. In your cover letter, be sure to address the following: • Why you want to serve on a A-DRT • Highlight the qualifications that make you a strong candidate for serving on an A-DRT