The Woods boss is responsible for providing field support to youth and young adult conservation
crews. This includes, but is not limited to ensuring projects are to partner and NYC/ICC
specifications and NYC/ICC standards, camps are to NYC/ICC standards; that they are clean,
safe, and follow organizational protocol; and that seasonal staff presents a rich educational
program. This position will also include giving project specific technical support to crews which
may include, trail maintenance and construction, fence maintenance and constructions, invasive
species removal, and fuels reduction. A Woods boss may also manage some weekends,
recreational trips, and be responsible for resupplying crew food and equipment. The Woods boss
will interface with project sponsors and parents to ensure participants are comfortable with the
$115 per day for Young Adult and Community crews ($117 with current
WFR or EMT certification) $125 for Youth Crews ($127 with current WFR or EMT
certification) with transportation, camping locations, and some meals provided.
Education: Prefer college education in outdoor recreation, forestry, environmental
education, resource management, landscape architecture or a related field.
• Experience: Applications will be reviewed considering all relevant experience relating to
youth leadership, outdoor recreation, environmental education, or forestry background.
Experience leading or supervising a group or team and experience managing outdoor
projects. Experience working on manual labor projects, using hand tools, operating
chainsaws and driving 15 passenger vans is desirable.
• Certification: Current wilderness first aid/CPR or higher certifications are required; or
willing to obtain. Applicants must be able to demonstrate an acceptable driving record
during the last three years.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
• Regular attendance and punctuality +
Reliable and self-motivated.
• Exceptional communication skills.
• Superior problem-solving skills.
• Strong leadership qualities.
• Interpersonal skills
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