– Locations: Logan, Cedar City, and Moab UT
– Duration: 3 months (August 17-November 12)
– Schedule: Full-time commitment, hours & schedules vary week to week. Nearly 100% of the time is spent on projects in the field.

UCC Fall Crew Leaders (CL) are responsible for facilitating a positive crew member experience by setting an example of enthusiasm throughout work and camp life while leading a 5 to 10-person crew on various conservation-related projects. CL provide direct leadership, mentorship, support, and training for their field crew. CL are also responsible for upholding UCC’s values, ensuring that policies and procedures are followed, communicating with project partners, and
recording and reporting weekly project outcome data and other documentation.

Typically, crews have 3 to 5 days off in the town of the home base field office. Note: there may be instances when the hitch schedule does not allow for the previously listed number of days off between hitches, or crews may be required to have off days near their project location. Crews are respectfully asked to remain flexible regarding hitch and time off scheduling.

Projects may be urban, backcountry (hiking into the project site, camping away from a vehicle), or front country (driving to the project site daily, camping near a vehicle, or the possibility of non-camping accommodations provided). Weather is variable and work and campsites can range from 2,000-13,000 feet in elevation. This position is an AmeriCorps term of service that requires a full-time commitment (about 45 hours per week).

Why Work With Us?
Professional Development
This is an entry-level position. All crew members will be trained in safe and proper tool use and maintenance, project techniques and management, backcountry, and outdoor living. Training topics may include chainsaw and hand tool use, project techniques, and first aid.

This is collaborative work; members will learn to work as a team in areas they might otherwise not have visited, and with people, they may have otherwise not met. They will also have the opportunity to network with project partners, therefore, developing possible future employment opportunities.

Compensation & Benefits
• AmeriCorps Living Allowance of $825.00 paid twice per month.
• Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, $1,678.57 (available upon successful completion of term)
• Forbearance on qualifying student loans while in service
• Conservation Leadership Training and Experience
• Wilderness First Responder Certification (~$800 value)
• Option to qualify through UCC National USFS Chainsaw Program as an A faller, apprentice sawyer
• Utah Non-commercial Pesticide Applicator License
• Member Assistance Program (a mental wellness program)

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


As applicant (YOU) understand and accept that the UCC is a career exploration program. Through this
experience, you'll find a new level of hard work and determination by working long hours in extreme
heat or cold. In the end, you will know you can conquer the hardest obstacles life can throw at you.

Minimum Requirements
•At least 21 years of age
• U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
• Eligible to enroll in an AmeriCorps term of service
• Agree to undergo a National Criminal History Check

Required Skills:

• Camping experience, including backpacking
• Leadership experience and demonstrated leadership skills (teaching, training, or mentoring)
• Conflict management & resolution skills in small groups, including a willingness to accept differences
• High degree of maturity & professionalism
• Commitment to personal and professional growth
• Employ proactive, active, and effective communication with crew members and field staff

Preferred Skills:

• Previous conservation corps, public lands management, or similar experience
• Chainsaw experience
• Trail maintenance and construction experience

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

To view the full job description and requirements, visit: https://www.usu.edu/ucc/positions. To apply, complete the UCC Online Application found at https://www.usu.edu/ucc/apply/crew-leader You are required to attach a resume and a list of 3 professional references (phone and email) to the online application. Positions open until filled.