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. 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.
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.
DATES: Open until filled. This position is dependent on receipt of Mission Assignment(s).
LOCATION(S): Logan field office until deployed. Deployment is expected in the Southeast Region of the United States or the US Territory of Puerto Rico (Exact location TBD)
PAY RATE: $16.00 per hour + Per Diem during deployment ($55/day; $41.25 on first and last travel days). Overtime will be incurred. Candidates should expect to work each day of the 30-day deployment, including holidays and pre/post-deployment.
Initial job locations is Logan, Utah, but will then be deployed to assigned disaster site.
The A-DRT Deployment Leader is an hourly staff position that is part of a leadership team. The Deployment Leader collaborates with the UCC A-DRT Program Coordinator and Deployment Coordinator in preparation and execution of deployments. While deployed, the Deployment Leader is responsible for the direct supervision of A-DRT AmeriCorps Crew Members, travel and logistics, and oversight of the assigned project at the disaster site. This is a temporary, hourly position with the Utah Conservation Corps. Deployments are 30 days.
Crews consist of approximately 4-6 Crew Members and 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.
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, there will be little to no time off and will include serving on holidays. Additionally, the selected candidate should be prepared to work and live in challenging conditions with little infrastructure.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Attention to detail.
- Ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple projects.
- Ability to adapt to changing conditions or work assignments.
- Excellent interpersonal abilities.
- Cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a diverse workforce in multicultural settings.
- Extensive leadership experience, specifically in high-stress environments or situations
- Strong interpersonal, conflict management, and organizational skills
- Ability to be proactive and seek out creative solutions to complex issues
- Valid Driver's License and good driving record to perform essential job functions
- Job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check
- Experience with national service and volunteerism
- Experience with disaster response operations
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.