Los Valles Youth Field Supervisor – Salida, CO


Southwest Conservation Corps
Seasonal
Job Overview

Title: Field Supervisor (Youth)

Reports to: Youth Program Manager

Location: Salida, CO

Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Exempt

Wages: $700/week

Benefits: 10 days PTO, Eligible for benefits

Start/end date: Feb- August

 

Summary:

The Field Supervisor will play a key role in bridging the San Luis Valley with the Salida office. The Youth Field Supervisor’s primary role is to provide field and administrative support for the high school summer crews by offering technical assistance, morale support, and ensuring program integrity through policy enforcement and positive mentoring.  The Field Supervisor will also assist with Corpsmember interviewing and selection, program logistics, and planning and facilitating staff trainings. During the spring season, the field supervisor will be both in the field, supporting crew leader training, and in local schools helping to recruit and select high school members. During the field season, the field supervisor will primarily be in the field supporting crews, collecting paperwork, and meeting with county partners.

 

Essential Responsibilities and Functions:

 

Training:  Help to develop and implement crew leader trainings including technical work, protocols, and leadership and facilitation skills. Be a role model and mentor throughout training and field season.  Mentor Crew Leaders and Crew Leaders in Development.

 

Field Support: Conduct regular visits to crews, project partners and work sites. Communicate and debrief with crew leaders and corps members during field visits. Manage on-the-ground project quality and quantity by providing technical assistance as needed. Oversee project management in front country and remote working locations. Enforce all SCC and agency policies and procedures. Lead educational activities. Provide encouragement, guidelines, and supervision to crew leaders throughout their tenure. Will fill in for vacant crew leader positions as necessary.

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Risk Management and Emergencies: The FC Field Supervisor will be one of the first staff responders for crew emergencies and support and, therefore, must be readily available for trips into the field and comfortable with an ever-shifting work schedule. Must participate in an on-call emergency system for crews in the field and help prepare any forms and instruments for emergency planning and use.

 

Recruitment, General Administration and Partnerships:  Assist with recruitment and selection of local high school members. This may include visits to schools, community partners, etc. for recruiting and outreach and interviewing applicants. Assist in management of all new hire and additional member paperwork.

 

Physical Requirements: 

  • To successfully perform essential functions the SCC Field Supervisoris required to sit, stand, walk, speak and hear. Will be required to climb, hike, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl on a frequent basis. Will need to be able to carry heavy loads with backpack and to use hand tools in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Must be able to operate office equipment, telephone, computer, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Must be able to drive a vehicle frequently/infrequently during work shift.

Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience with a conservation corps leading high school crews.
  • Experience and desire in working with high school students.
  • Strong skill level in trail maintenance.
  • Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment.
  • Excellent communication and teaching/mentoring skills.
  • Strong conflict resolution and team building skills.
  • Strong time-management skills and ability to work independently as well as with others
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible and varying schedule, including numerous overnight trips.
  • Valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal history background check.
  • Must hold an official certification in Wilderness First Responder and CPR.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching, facilitation and team-building experience with diverse groups of people
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Relevant Bachelor’s Degree

 

Open until filled; interviewing will begin in January. Southwest Conservation Corps is a program of Conservation Legacy.