• Location: Vernal
• Term of Service Dates:
• Summer (450 hr. term): June 1 – August 19
• Schedule: Full-time commitment, hours & schedule vary week to week. Majority of time is spent on projects in the field.
• Application: Complete the following application (see more details below) https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3lzVsMky3gerMnI.
Youth Crew Leaders (YCLs) work 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 projects near Vernal, Utah. YCLs are responsible for facilitating a positive crew member experience by setting an example of enthusiasm throughout work while leading a 4-person crew on various conservation-related projects. YCLs provide direct leadership, mentorship, support, and training for their field crew. They must act professionally, with a high level of maturity when faced with uncertainty and discomfort. YCLs should be able to motivate, creatively problem-solve, and adapt to changing circumstances. YCLs are also responsible for upholding UCC policies & procedures and conducting themselves in a safe and productive manner. All YCLs are trained in safe and proper tool use, project techniques, and the outdoors. This position involves local travel, irregular hours, and a varying weekly schedule.
YCLs will have the opportunity to earn 1-hr credit from Utah State University. In the classroom, YCLs will learn about conservation careers and university programs in natural resources management. YCLs will also be expected to write a paper describing conservation projects they worked on, including literature review, methods, and scientific justification for conservation activities. Additionally, they will a prepare and deliver a final presentation based on that work at the end of the semester.
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.