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Canyon Country Youth Corps
The Canyon Country Youth Corps (CCYC) is a program operated by the Canyon County Discovery Center (CCDC) in Monticello, Utah. CCYC provides opportunities for youth and young adults, to participate in service projects on public lands in Southeastern Utah in partnership with the land-managing agencies of the region. Service Projects include trail maintenance and construction; fence construction, repair or demolition; habitat restoration; mechanical and non-mechanical vegetation thinning; invasive species removal and treatment; and other conservation related projects in backcountry and front country settings.
Assistant Crew Leaders will receive a living stipend and education award for their service. Assistant Crew Leaders are eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award of $4,144.00 upon term completion.
March – November 2019
ASSISTANT CREW LEADER JOB DUTIES
Assistant Crew Leaders with Crew Leaders will co-lead a crew of 6 Crew Members on conservation projects around Utah. These projects include chainsaw, trail, and fencing work primarily. The Assistant Crew Leader will provide Crew Members with skills to successfully complete the Corps seasons. Assistant Crew Leaders must have a desire to grow their mentorship skills, and leadership style. They will help facilitate crew member trainings with their Crew Leader including technical backcountry and front country skills, and conservation work. The position will be responsible for assisting the Crew Leader in executing a high quality of work with Crews on chainsaw, fencing, and/or trails projects, while using scheduled time for crew member development activities. These activities include: discussion, critical thinking scenarios, and conservation lessons.
- Work with CCYC and Crew Leader to implement operating policies, crew member handbook, grievance procedure, uniform and safety policy, and all other necessary operational policies and procedures.
- Assist Crew Leader as needed in completing and submitting daily and weekly paperwork, and other forms as needed.
- Implement service projects according to technical specifications given by land management agencies and CCYC Staff
- Implement and uphold safety procedures
- Maintain solid relations with project sponsors and partners and maintain high service project quality
- Maintain equipment (vehicles, tools, supplies) and purchase food and necessary program supplies, while staying within existing budget
- Foster an ‘esprit de corps’ and participate in corps activities as needed
- Work hard and live outdoors for long periods of time in variable conditions
CREW MEMBER DEVELOPMENT
- Assist with training and orientation of crew members
- Provide in-field guidance, training, and direction to crew members
- Implement development activities including: education, life skills, mentorship, training, field trips, enrichment activities, and service learning throughout corps program
- Conduct Crew Member evaluations
- Conduct pre and post corps evaluations
- Motivate Members through problem solving, creativity and adaptability
- Model giving and receiving constructive feedback with field staff in a timely manner
CCYC crews work varying schedules of 4-10 days on and 2-6 days off. Typically, in a two-week time frame every 80-90 hours on, 50-60 hours are off. Crews will be camping in remote locations during time on. During time off crews are welcome to stay at our base camp facility in Monticello, UT. Summer youth crews work 5 on, 2 off, but are supervised for the entirety of the four-week program. There is typically one week off for Crew Leaders and Assistant Crew Leaders in between each season.
QUALIFICATIONS & PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
- Experience camping and in outdoor recreation.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- High level of maturity and professionalism.
- Strong time-management skills and ability to work independently as well as with others.
- Ability and willingness to work a flexible and varying schedule.
- Valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record.
- Must be able to pass a criminal history background check.
- Must be US citizen per AmeriCorps requirements.
- A strong leadership style.
- Youth corps experience.
- Experience in outdoor work projects: trail building, chainsaw, and/or fencing skills.
- Working with youth in service related and/or youth development programs and principles.
- Working with public and federal agencies.
- First Aid/CPR or higher such as Wilderness First Responder.
- Sense of humor.
Submit your resume, cover letter and three references to [email protected] Reasonable accommodations can be made for interviews, as well as for service, for any qualified applicant with a disability.