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Western Colorado Conservation Corps

  • 2818 1/2 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO
  • https://www.wcccpartners.org/

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Western Colorado Conservation Corps Assistant Field Manager

At the Western Colorado Conservation Corps, we offer opportunities for young adults to spend a season participating in meaningful conservation projects throughout Western Colorado. Projects may include a variety of trail construction/maintenance, fence construction/removal, invasive species removal, wildfire fuels reduction, habitat restoration and/or historic preservation work. All members and leaders will participate in service projects, daily camp chores, and educational activities. Throughout the week (Sun-Thurs) crews will work in different environments and arduous weather conditions. Spending a season with the WCCC can be a rewarding and life changing experience. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to service, diversity, self-development, and the team environment.


min experience

salary range

$16.00 - $16.32 / hour

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

Provides support and as a back-up to the Field Managers in the day-to-day operations of the corps projects. Ensure that crew-based programs operate efficiently, effectively, and with the greatest positive impact for both program participants and project partners.

Project Implementation

  • Ensure that equipment and materials are available on schedule.
  • Ensure that safe working procedures are followed.
  • Manage and enforce policies and procedures in relation to tools & equipment, safety program, and fleet equipment, and assess the needs in these areas as well as update policy documents as needed.

Project Monitoring

  • Observe work in progress and inspect the completed work for compliance with specifications, quality, and quantity.
  • Evaluate overall project success.
  • Travel to and camp at remote sites throughout Western Colorado
  • Perform working hours in a flexible schedule due to varying projects.

Supervision and Training

  • Assist the Field Managers in providing day-to-day direction and communicating information to the Project Leaders.
  • Assist the Field Managers in organizing and implementing orientation and training for Project Leaders and Corps.
  • Provide supervision for the Project Leaders.
  • Ensures crew work is completed on time according to specifications.
  • Communicates regularly with project sponsors.
  • Implement training for Project Leaders and the Corps. as necessary.
  • Cooperate with the Lead Instructor to ensure efficient and quality delivery of the education program.
  • Act as the Project Coordinator in his/her absence.
  • Act as a liaison with Projects Sponsors by maintaining regular contact with all work/service sponsors before, during, and after the implementation of projects.
  • Ensure that any sponsor conflicts are dealt with appropriately, effectively, and immediately.

Record Keeping

  • Assist Field Managers & Crew Leaders in keeping systematic project records in writing to be maintained in project folders or individual youth files.
  • Maintain familiarity with all documents pertaining to each project including agreements, budgets, project profiles, etc.
  • Maintain inventories of tools & equipment, supplies, and vehicles.
  • Keep records on training’s Project Leaders have gone through.
  • Keep weekly ‘daily reports’ for all projects, and prepare reports for individual files concerning accident forms, personal health issues, and youth behaviors.

Program Support

  • Perform other support duties, such as management of daily routines, data entry, staff/crew scheduling and support.
  • Act as a Project Leader in the absence of a Project Leader.
  • Maintain familiarity and understanding of how to do all ongoing and upcoming projects.
  • Meet Corps.each morning at designated meeting site.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

·         Must be at least 21 years of age with a valid driver license and clean driving record due to required job tasks.

·         Hands on physical labor experience preferred.

·         Provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

·         Lead/serve on diverse teams or with a diverse range of people.

·         Pre-employment background screening (State, Sex Offender, FBI fingerprint).

·         Strong organization skills, ability to work independently but also collectively, self-motivated, confident, flexible, and open minded.

·         Proficiently and safely operate a chainsaw and hand tools.

·         Operate office equipment, telephone, and computer.

·         Drive an organizational vehicle.

·         Remain flexible, adaptable, and capable of working in a fluid, changing environment.

·         Outstanding organizations and time management skills, and ability to prioritize.

·         Excellent task management skills.

·         Technical conservation skills including B or C Faller certifications, crosscut saws, trail layout and design, trail construction and maintenance, stone masonry, fence construction and maintenance, project estimation, project implementation, project management, small engine repair, hand tool maintenance and repair, Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification.

·         Excellent communication skills including verbal, written and presentation.

·         Self-motivated, decisive and ability to work independently.

·         Organize, direct, and relate with young people and provide positive role modeling.

·         Implement corps member discipline.

·         Knowledge of management methods.

·         Communicate effectively and work with a variety of individuals and agencies.

·         Knowledge of methods of group instruction, motivation, team building, teaching, and counseling.

·         Knowledge of construction techniques, trail/field work, outdoor survival and low impact camping skills.

·         Knowledge of the local area.

·         Proficiency as a trainer and teacher of work habits and skills.

·         Flexibility, adaptability, and function well independently and under pressure.

·         Experience with computers.

  Education and Experience Requirements
  • High School diploma preferred.
  • Two years of college/work experience, vocational or technical training in carpentry, construction, horticulture, landscape, architecture, forestry, resource management, conservation, environmental studies, park management, counseling, teaching, social work, or related field is strongly preferred.
  • Two years of supervisory experience working in a setting involving youth/young adults, preferably in an on-the-job training or work program, as well as experience in project management under deadline required.
  • Strong technical field skills (especially trail techniques, construction, landscaping, and conservation helpful as well as experience with human service agencies/projects) required.
  • Experience with the safe operation of power tools, chainsaws, clearing saws and hand tools desirable.


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