River Restoration Crew Member


Utah Conservation Corps
Seasonal
Job Overview

River Restoration Crew Members will spend three months working and living outdoors as part of a Utah Conservation Corps crew in service to public lands along the White and/or the Colorado River. Crew 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 crew members are trained in safe and proper tool use, safe herbicide handling and application, project specific techniques, river and raft safety, outdoor living and wilderness first aid. Crews will complete projects on and near the White and/or Colorado River related to habitat restoration and invasive species removal. Weekly project schedules are variable, where crews work 4-10 days in a row and then get off time proportional to the amount of time they have been in the field. Crews spend full-days working outdoors doing physically demanding work. Crews typically camp during the project week and return to their base field office for off-time.

Utah Conservation Corps arranges for camping and travel during project time and supplies all tools, safety equipment, and uniform shirts. Crew Members must provide their own work boots, work pants, and personal camping gear. Crew Members are responsible for buying their food both on and off projects and arranging for lodging and transportation during off time.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Great attitude and love of the outdoors
  • Commitment to public lands and contributing to America’s conservation legacy
  • Ability to work as part of a small crew, including demonstrated conflict management and resolution skills
  • Ability to work hard on physically demanding projects for long hours outdoors
  • Ability and willingness to work and camp in remote settings in all sorts of weather conditions
  • Ability to maintain personal, physical and mental health throughout the term of service

REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 18 years of age at the start of the season
  • S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Agree to a criminal history background check
  • Positive attitude, flexibility, and maturity
  • Ability to live and work in a remote or primitive setting
  • Ability to work long hours outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
  • Eligible to enroll in AmeriCorps

BENEFITS

  • AmeriCorps Living Allowance, $610 paid twice per month ($3,660 total for the season)
  • AmeriCorps Education Award, $1,566.14 for 3-month term
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification (upon successful completion of term of service)
  • Project & tool specific training (chainsaw, hand tools,)
  • Experience, career exploration, and networking

Complete the online application found at ucc.usu.edu/apply. Positions are open until filled.

Recruitment Contact

Sarah Haderlie, Recruitment Coordinator, [email protected], (435) 797-0964 x4