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Utah Conservation Corps

  • 621 North 400 West, Cedar City, UT
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2024 AmeriCorps Field Logistic Technician (FLT)

The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) is an AmeriCorps program dedicated to developing the conservator leaders of tomorrow. We’re a non-residential AmeriCorps program composed of AmeriCorps members, staff, and partners dedicated to service to our community, the 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. The UCC is committed to an inclusive culture of community and service and to recognizing and addressing our shortcomings. Our goal is to help our members become the conservation leaders of tomorrow.

Industry

min experience

salary range

$15k - $15k / year

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
No
Work Visa Sponsoring Available
No

Job Overview

Position Overview

  • Field Office Locations: Cedar City
  • Term of Service Dates: June – November
  • Schedule: Full-time commitment, hours & schedules vary from week to week. Approximately 50% time in the field; 50% time in the field office. Percentages are general and are subject to change based on office and field needs throughout the year.
  • Apply at https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0e3j0yQKpPVtUJo (additional details below)
    • Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

The AmeriCorps Field Logistics Technician (FLT) provides leadership and support to multiple field crews, and assistance to field staff in seasonal trainings and logistical coordination. The FLT ensures that field crews are prepared to perform high-quality conservation service in a positive, safe, and productive environment. Support of field crews and operations may include (but is not limited to):

  • Working with crews at their project sites
  • Assisting with training crew leaders and members
  • Performing project site visits; managing logistics for crews
  • Maintaining tools and equipment
  • Data entry and administrative tasks in the field office
  • Assisting with crew member recruitment efforts
  • Developing positive, lasting relationships with project partners

The FLT term of service is approximately 6 months, spanning 2 field seasons (Summer and Fall). This position involves frequent travel, camping, irregular hours, and a varying weekly schedule. The FLT must have strong leadership and communication skills, flexibility, capacity for self-direction, a passion for conservation work, and a desire to mentor emerging conservation leaders. FLTs assist field staff with logistical coordination and support field crews during our summer and fall field seasons.

Projects & Schedule

Field projects may be backcountry (hiking into the project site, camping away from a vehicle) or front country (driving to the projectsite daily, camping at the vehicle, or occasionally, non-camping accommodations provided). Projects may be urban (located in a city or town) or rural (located in national parks, forests, etc. with limited access to facilities and services). Project work will vary due to seasonality and environmental safety concerns.

Projects may include (but are not limited to):

  • Trail construction and maintenance
  • Invasive species management, including herbicide application
  • Habitat restoration
  • Fence installation/repair
  • Land management inventory and mapping
  • National disaster response efforts
  • Community service
  • Recreational facilities maintenance and construction
  • Recreation signage repair

Every crew will have unique projects and travel schedules. Generally, crews work a 9-day or 4-day ‘hitch’ schedule, working 10- hours/day (some days may be up to 12 hours/day), while camping in front and backcountry settings. Typically, crews will have 3-5 days off between hitches. Crews should expect project schedules and project work to 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).

FLTs may or may not be on a typical ‘hitch’ schedule as outlined above. The FLT schedule is highly variable depending on the field office and the projects’ needs. FLTs report to field staff at their assigned regional office.

Responsibilities

  1. Field Crew Support
    • Providestechnical, logistical, and administrative support to field crews
    • Supports field crews with training, guidance, and constructive feedback
    • Serves as a role model, resource, peer counselor, and advisor for field crews
    • Cultivates a supportive learning environment for Crew Leaders and Crew Members
    • Conducts regular risk management audits in the field
    • Verifies compliance with UCC protocols, procedures, and policies
    • Participates in weekly check-in calls from crews in the field
    • Oversees and/or leads the rig-up (pre-hitch) and de-rig (post-hitch) of crews at the field office
    • Acts as a temporary crew leader, as needed
    • Communicates tool and equipment needs to UCC field staff
    • Helps with maintenance and inventory of hand tools, chain saws, brush cutters, camp equipment, and more
    • Helps with maintenance and inventory of hand tools, chain saws, brush cutters, personal protective equipment, first aid and wilderness medicine supplies, vehicles, camp equipment, and more
  2. Training Assistance
    • Assists with seasonal crew training sessions and provides ongoing training in the field during each field season. Topics may include (but are not limited to):
      • Trail maintenance & construction
      • Proper tool use & maintenance
      • Pre-project planning & organization
      • USFS Chainsaw training (non-fire)
      • Crew Leader development
      • Field work Rig-up and de-rig procedures
      • Vehicle inspections and maintenance
      • Herbicide: safety, use, and storage
      • Outdoor living skills and Leave No Trace principles
  3. Projects and Partnerships Development
    • Under the supervision of regional staff, attends site visits and discusses current and future project assignments with project partners
    • Assists field staff with project planning through communication with project partners

Special Benefits

Compensation & Benefits

  • Living allowance $15,000 distributed in equal payments throughout the term of service (taxable income).
  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, $3,447.50 (available upon successful completion of term)
  • Professional Development Training Fund: $250.00 available for use during term of service for approved conservation skills and leadership trainings
  • Forbearance on qualifying student loans while in service
  • Conservation leadership experience
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification (~$350 value)
  • Chainsaw training with the 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 and life coaching program)
  • $150 reimbursement uniform reimbursement (boots/pants) for a 900hr term

Minimum Requirements

Qualifications

Minimum

  • Trail maintenance and construction experience
  • Chainsaw training and experience
  • Experience with group communication, conflict management & resolution skills
  • Maturity & professionalism in an environment with irregular and changing schedules
  • Self-motivated with a commitment to personal and professional growth
  • 6 months minimum leadership or supervisory experience in a team or crew-based setting
  • Demonstrated outdoor/camping skills (guiding, conservation work, front country/backcountry skills) – volunteer/informal/formal
  • Alignment with UCC’s mission and values of safety, service, community, inclusivity, positivity, and engagement
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Eligible to enroll in an AmeriCorps term of service
  • Pass a National Service Criminal History Check

Preferred

  • 6 months experience in conservation corps, public lands management, or work in similar fields
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with administrators, supervisors, and peers
  • Experience working with and demonstrating leadership in diverse communities

To Apply

Complete the application at https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0e3j0yQKpPVtUJo

You are required to attach a resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references (phone and email) to the online application.

**Cover letters should describe the following:

  • Why you want to serve with Utah Conservation Corps
  • Your experience working within a group, including leadership roles
  • Other qualifications relating to the FLT position

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