Overview

UCC Late-start Summer 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).

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

Qualifications:

- 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
- Willingness to work and live on a variety of conservation projects, which may include 12-hour days using chainsaws, hand tools, applying herbicide, moving through uneven terrain, etc in a variety of conditions.

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 entire job posting visit, https://www.usu.edu/ucc/positions. To apply, go to https://www.usu.edu/ucc/apply/crew-member