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Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

  • 1949 East Main Street, Richmond, VT
  • www.vycc.org
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Build Project Supervisor

Excellence and Equal Opportunity at VYCC  VYCC has a deep commitment to excellence. We believe we are strongest when our team includes members with a broad range of life experiences. We strive to achieve this at all levels of our organization, and actively encourage and recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse applicant pool. VYCC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.    Our Workplace   This position is based out of the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps Headquarters Office at the historic West Monitor Barn, in Richmond, VT. Our office is a collegial, bustling, and fun open office atmosphere, which offers staff opportunities to interact and collaborate.  Staff members can balance working remotely and on-campus in collaboration with their team schedule, tasks and all-staff gatherings. Successful staff are able maintain focus and productivity, balance personal initiative and independence, and plug into our team in ways that help us do our best work as an organization. Staff enjoy the perks of the Farm at VYCC and forest campus year-round, as well as the happenings of nearby downtown Richmond.     

Industry

min experience

salary range

$45k - $47k / year

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
No
Work Visa Sponsoring Available
No

Job Overview

Job Summary 

The Build Project Supervisor is the perfect opportunity for a carpenter looking to grow their skill set, manage  projects, and lead others in a unique and rewarding setting. This person will be the lead on-site builder and supervisor for the construction of 800 square foot, high efficiency, off grid, 4-season huts VYCC is building in conjunction with The Vermont Huts Association. This position will be the project leader for a small VYCC crew made up of young adults (18-26) beginning their careers in the building trades. During programing season (approx. April-October) they will manage the technical and logistical aspects of these builds, maintaining a high standard of quality, efficiency, and site safety. VYCC will provide tools, transportation or reimbursement, camping or housing stipend and camping equipment while on remote jobs. The non-program season may consist of other projects including custom kiosks, project scouting and design, carpentry work on VYCC’s campus in Richmond, and helping with the development of our Build programming.  

 

Program Overview 

VYCC’s Conservation Program engages young people in hands-on projects that benefit Vermont’s environment and communities. The work of a Conservation Crew includes trail construction and maintenance, carpentry, water quality improvement, and forest management. Conservation Camping Crews tackle projects all across Vermont, moving from one project to another as they work and live together as a group for weeks at a time. Conservation Day Crews are rooted in a community and work but do not live together as a group.  

 

Essential Functions 

  • Manage day to day construction work including framing, insulation, door and window installation, roofing, trim, flooring, siding, and finish work  
  • Operate and instruct others on a variety of power tools: drills, drivers, circular, miter, and table saws, nailers, etc. 
  • Lead others to maintain a clean and safe jobsite and work environment 
  • Ensure efficient, timely, and high quality production informed by VYCC and partnering staff 
  • Follow VYCC policies and procedures, program goals, and foster the VYCC mission while on the jobsite 
  • Maintain an emotionally and physically safe work environment  
  • Maintain regular communication with Crew Leader, VYCC staff, and partnering staff 
  • Work with VYCC and partners to source, order, deliver, and prep materials 
  • Transport tools and equipment to and set up jobsites  
  • Assist in crew trainings 
  • Assist in logistical preparations for crews and projects  

 

Non-Program Season Roles  

  • Assist in program and project development 
  • Site visits  
  • Materials spec, pricing, sourcing, and acquisition 
  • Tools and equipment acquisition, maintenance, organization, and planning 
  • Establish and maintain shop space  
  • Complete carpentry projects for contract partners solo and/or while leading others in their completion  
  • Custom kiosks and trail recreation signage  
  • Building repair and new construction on VYCC campus  
  • Custom contract cabinetry 
  • Other projects possible depending upon skillset  

 

Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Commitment to the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps mission 
  • Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record for at least 3 years 
  • Ability to operate certain types of equipment applicable to work projects 
  • Ability to spend long days in the field and to work occasional evenings and weekends when required 
  • Minimum 2 years of residential carpentry experience with a journeyman level competency framing, finish work, roofing, siding, etc. 
  • Ability to read and interpret building plans 
  • Good problem solving skills   
  • Ability to manage worksite and employees on the job with a focus on safety 
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate with crew, project manager, client, and subcontractors  
  • Ability to adapt to change and move outside of comfort zones 

 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Knowledge of/or experience with working in the backcountry 
  • Experiencing working with or leading young adults 
  • Experience with cabinetry, and general shop work 
  • Experience with design work including Sketchup, Revit, AutoCAD, or similar  

Our Workplace  

Crews spend much of their time outdoors, working as a team while also interacting with project sponsors, community members, and VYCC staff.  The Build Project Supervisor position requires long days outdoors in the elements and the potential for camping while completing project work. It also requires some time in an office setting. 

 Compensation & Benefits: 

  • Starting salary for this position is $47,000, but pay is flexible and commensurate with experience and skills, exempt from overtime   
  • Medical and dental insurance  
  •  Annual (CTO) and Sick leave  
  • On-going professional development 
  • Member of a mission-driven, fun, results-oriented, and dedicated team of professionals  
  • Member of a dynamic organization with tremendous impact on Vermont’s youth and environment 
  • Company vehicle or stipend for personal vehicle use while on the job  
  • Provided camping or housing stipend while on remote projects  

 How to Apply 

Please complete our VYCC General Application (http://bit.ly/VYCCapp), to which you’ll upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. No calls, please.   

Special Benefits

Compensation & Benefits: 

  • Starting salary for this position is $47,000, but pay is flexible and commensurate with experience and skills, exempt from overtime   
  • Medical and dental insurance  
  •  Annual (CTO) and Sick leave  
  • On-going professional development 
  • Member of a mission-driven, fun, results-oriented, and dedicated team of professionals  
  • Member of a dynamic organization with tremendous impact on Vermont’s youth and environment 
  • Company vehicle or stipend for personal vehicle use while on the job  
  • Provided camping or housing stipend while on remote projects  

Minimum Requirements

Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Commitment to the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps mission 
  • Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record for at least 3 years 
  • Ability to operate certain types of equipment applicable to work projects 
  • Ability to spend long days in the field and to work occasional evenings and weekends when required 
  • Minimum 2 years of residential carpentry experience with a journeyman level competency framing, finish work, roofing, siding, etc. 
  • Ability to read and interpret building plans 
  • Good problem solving skills   
  • Ability to manage worksite and employees on the job with a focus on safety 
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate with crew, project manager, client, and subcontractors  
  • Ability to adapt to change and move outside of comfort zones 

 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Knowledge of/or experience with working in the backcountry 
  • Experiencing working with or leading young adults 
  • Experience with cabinetry, and general shop work 
  • Experience with design work including Sketchup, Revit, AutoCAD, or similar  

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