This experience will be the story you remember forever.
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. Additionally, as an organization, 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.
Youth Crew Members work 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. Members are responsible for being a contributing member of their crew, upholding and abiding by UCC policies & procedures, and conducting themselves in a safe and productive manner. All Youth Crew Members (YCMs) will be trained in safe and proper tool use, project techniques, and outdoors. Training topics may include hand tool use and project techniques. This position involves local travel, irregular hours, and a varying weekly schedule.
YCMs will have the opportunity to earn 1-hr credit from Utah State University. In the classroom, YCMs will learn about conservation careers and university programs in natural resources management. YCMs 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.
Field projects will be in Dinosaur National Monument. Projects may include (but are not limited to):
Crews will work M-F, hours and projects may vary. Days will include two 15-minute breaks and one 30-minute lunch (the 30-minute lunch break does not count toward term of service hours).
Qualifications (this is an ENTRY LEVEL POSITION)
Note: Participants must supply their own personal day pack, work pants, and work boots. UCC participants are eligible for pro-deals. UCC provides a $75 uniform reimbursement (work pants/work boots).
This is an entry-level position. The UCC is a career exploration program. As a YCM you will gain skills and certifications that help you become highly employable in public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Through this experience, you’ll find a new level of grit and determination by working long hours, oftentimes in challenging conditions. In the end, you will know you can conquer the hardest obstacles life can throw at you.
This is collaborative work; you will learn to work as a team in areas you might otherwise not have visited, and with people you may have otherwise not met. You will also have the opportunity to network with project partners, thereby developing possible future employment opportunities.
Complete the UCC Online Application found at https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6Anw2rXvlLyyZTg **Application deadline: May 19, 2023 with preference given to early applicants
You are required to attach a list of 3 references (phone and email) to the online application. Positions open until filled.
Research shows that candidates from underrepresented populations often don’t apply for positions if they don’t meet most of the position qualifications and skillsets. This is an entry-level position with training provided, if you’re interested, we strongly encourage you to apply!
Utah Conservation Corps is an equal opportunity program. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran, or disabled status. UCC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for application and service with our programs.
The following behaviors will result in immediate termination. At no time may the UCC AmeriCorps member:
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