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Supervisor - Public Lands Conservation & Trail

Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission

Fresno ,  California

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director or General Manager, provides supervision of corpsmembers during conservation and trail projects on public lands. Supervisor II works in cooperation and under the direction of Public Lands Agency staff project leader(s). Provides corpsmembers with instruction and direction during all aspects of the project. Assures corpsmembers are in compliance with all safety, LCC and Public Lands Agency rules and requirements at all times.

Assists in the fulfillment of the agency’s vision, “For Those We Serve,” by empowering individuals to thrive as healthy, self-sufficient and contributing members of our communities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Leads and supervises an ethnically diverse population of unskilled young adults with multiple barriers to employment.
  • Provides responsible supervision during public lands conservation, maintenance and trail project work and camping activities, when applicable.
  • Works in cooperation and under the direction of Public Land Agency project lead staff.
  • Supervises and conducts vocational, safety, and equipment training for corpsmembers in the areas of trail construction and maintenance, landscaping, natural lands and habitat restoration i.e., chain saw operations, planting, trim and cultivate trees, shrubs, aquatic plants, etc.
  • Prepare and apply chemical spray applications for fertilizing, weed abatement and fire abatement, etc.; remove brush and other debris from natural areas for fire abatement; pick up and removal trash and other debris; and other related duties.
  • Provides oversight of pre-spike preparation and implementation of spike logistics, when required.
  • Supervises crew, including implementation of policies and procedures consistent with LCC Corpsmember Handbook and Public Lands partner requirements.
  • Mentors and coaches corpsmembers to resolve behavioral issues and other barriers to their project experience. Implements disciplinary measures when needed within the guidelines of the Corpsmember Handbook.
  • Serves as a role model for corpsmembers, including active involvement and support of their public lands conservation and trail project experience and educational goals.
  • Administers safety training related to the worksite, assuring the safety of corpsmembers during all work tasks.
  • Effectively structures workload to meet deadlines.
  • Develops, leads and maintains a positive and productive work environment.
  • Delivers high quality and timely completion of all jobs, projects and related services to the satisfaction of the Public Lands Agency project partners and LCC management.
  • Ensures that assigned vehicle, tools, equipment, materials and supplies are maintained and in good and safe working order.
  • Completes and submits all required forms and reports (e.g. daily crew assignment log and report; log, vehicle logs and gas receipts, equipment repair orders corpsmember evaluations, corpsmember award nominations, etc.) are completed in a timely manner and submitted as required to supervisor.
  • Safely transports corpsmembers to and from project worksites throughout Fresno County and surrounding counties in LCC vehicle; ability to connect and safely pull bumper-pull or gooseneck, dual axle trailer.
  • Occasional spike projects may be required to due to location of project.
  • Travels for agency business using personal/agency vehicle.
  • Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.
  • Works evenings, overnights, and weekends as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

To execute this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION:

High school diploma or GED.

EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of two years paid work experience related to conservation corps/natural resources management/forestry or related field/industry required.

Minimum one year supervisory experience preferred.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to obtain CPR and First Aid certification within thirty (30) days of employment and maintain current thereafter.
  • Maintain a valid California driver’s license, reliable transportation, adequate auto insurance as required by State law, and insurability by agency carrier.
  • Ability to satisfactorily pass criminal background checks including but not limited to California Department of Justice and FBI.
  • Physical Examination – Physician clearance required.
  • Chain saw certification (Federal S-212) preferred.
  • Familiar with standard inventory practices, effectively minimizing loss of tools, equipment, supplies and materials.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Effective written and verbal communication and organizational skills; ability to effectively communicate with corpsmembers, staff and management in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrated experience in training and supervising corpsmembers on proper use, handling, and maintenance of job related vehicle, tools, equipment, supplies, and materials.
  • Demonstrated experience in training on customer service skills.
  • Strong organizational ability. Goal orientated; possess ability to structure workload to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, leading and maintaining a positive and productive work environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and effectively supervising an ethnically diverse population of unskilled young adults with multiple barriers to employment.
  • Ability to be a leader and a positive role model for corpsmembers; be actively involved and supportive of their vocational training and educational goals.
  • Demonstrated experience in mentoring and coaching corpsmembers to resolve behavioral issues and other barriers to their vocational field training and other corps requirements; implement disciplinary measures when needed within the guidelines of the Corpsmember Handbook.
  • Demonstrated interest in and dedication to serving the community; a basic understanding of poverty, its causes and conditions and impact on individuals and communities is essential.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk/hike on uneven terrain including river bed, foothills and mountain trails on average of five (5) miles per day, and on occasion up to up to 10 miles per day. While walking/hiking the employee may carry hand tools, chain saws or other project tools and equipment. The employee is regularly required to balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or sit; use hands to finger, handle, grasp or feel; and talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 or more pounds. The employee may be required to backpack on occasion – pack weighing up to 75 lbs. The employee is required to tent camp – sleep on the ground and is subject to overnight camping situations of one or more days on occasion. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather including extreme weather conditions such as hot/cold temperatures, rain, wind and other typical river, foothills and mountain weather and altitude conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts such as chain saws. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes, smoke or airborne particles. The employee is frequently exposed to and required to walk/hike on uneven, rough terrain, river bed, foothills and mountain trails and may include walking on areas such as driveways, stairs, ramps, gravel and dirt areas, and other steep unpaved inclines, etc. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to loud depending on work and camp activities.



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