Conservation Crew Leader

Northwest Youth Corps Eugene, Oregon
Job Type Seasonal / temporary

Organization Overview:

Since 1984, Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) is a non-profit organization that provides unique work training experiences that empower youth and young adults to become successful, resilient members of their communities. To achieve this, NYC provides a variety of outdoors, conservation-specific programs throughout the Northwest that emphasize leadership, growth and personal success.  NYC partners with agencies like the U.S. Forest Service; National Park Service and Bureau Land Management to provide strenuous field-based work projects. NYC’s programs serve over 900 youth and young adults annually, with programs operating in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California.  Idaho Conservation Corps (ICC) is a program of Northwest Youth Corps.

This crew has already started and we are looking to make an emergency hire for someone who can start ASAP!

Responsible for the overall implementation of successful programming, work project completion and support of NSC participants, Crew Leaders work with their crews in a full time capacity. They put in long days while supervising the successful completion of a wide variety of manual labor projects. They also give technical and logistical support; delivery of tools, project productivity, quality control, safety, motivation, prepare required paperwork and are required to teach the skills necessary to operate many different power tools in a safe, efficient manner).

Leader Training/Professional Development:

All Crew Leaders will be provided a 7-10 day comprehensive training which will cover the following topics:

  • USDA Chainsaw operation and maintenance
  • NYC Leadership Philosophy
  • Basic Trail maintenance and Construction
  • Crew Management and Motivation
  • Conservation Education
  • Risk Management and Safety Procedures
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Behavior Management
  • Time Management
  • Driver Training
  • Tool Use and Maintenance
  • Anaphylaxis training

Required Qualifications:

  • At least 21 years old
  • Current Wilderness First Aid or higher and CPR certification
  • Current Driver’s License and clean driving record for the past three years (Driver’s License Background Check required)
  • Recreational/ professional outdoor experience
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 70 pounds
  • Willingness and ability to frequently drive an NYC vehicle
  • Ability to work collaboratively and promote teamwork
  • Strong communication skills, good judgment and decision making skills
  • Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others and the environment
  • Experience/desire in working with diverse populations
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job


Please apply online at our website or call Will Chaney directly at (541) 743 - 8591.

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