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 Members will 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-related projects throughout Utah and the Intermountain West. They may be deployed (on hitch) anywhere from 4 to 15 consecutive days. Workdays range from 8–12-hours depending on the project, travel, and time of year. Workdays also include two 15-minute breaks and one 30-minute lunch. Additionally, members should expect project schedules and project work to vary.
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 schedules. Projects may be urban, backcountry (hiking into the project site, camping away from the
vehicle), or front country (driving to the project site daily, camping at the vehicle, or with 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?
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.
• A stipend of $825 paid 2x per month
• Education Award of $6,345 (available upon completion of term)
• Wilderness First Aid Certification (~$250 value)
• Option to qualify through UCC USFS Chainsaw Program
• Forbearance on qualifying student loans while in service
• Member Assistance Program (a mental wellness program).
As the applicant (YOU) understands and accepts 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.
• At least 18 years of age (no upper age limit)
• U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
• Eligible to enroll in an AmeriCorps term of service
• Agree to undergo a National Criminal History Check
• Have a high school diploma or GED by the service term start date
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.