Canyon Country Youth Corps

Monticello, Utah

Job Type AmeriCorps
Salary Details See Job Description

CREW LEADER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (CLDP) MEMBER DESCRIPTION

ABOUT CCYC

The Canyon Country Youth Corps (CCYC) is a program operated by the Canyon County Discovery Center (CCDC) in Monticello, Utah. CCYC provides opportunities for youth and young adults, to participate in service projects on public lands in Southeastern Utah in partnership with the land-managing agencies of the region. Service Projects include trail maintenance and construction; fence construction, repair or demolition; habitat restoration; mechanical and non-mechanical vegetation thinning; invasive species removal and treatment; and other conservation related projects in backcountry and front country settings.

LIVING STIPEND

Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP) Members will receive a living stipend $475-$500/Week of and education award for their service. CLDP Members are eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award of $4,336.5 upon term completion. Members will have $20 per week deducted from their pay check for field food.

DATES

March – November 2020

CLDP MEMBER DUTIES AND SERVICE DESCRIPTION

CLDP Member’s season starts with a three-month spring training program designed to build leadership skills and confidence. CLDP Members will be trained on chainsaws, WFA, and will be orientated to CCYC and AmeriCorps policies and procedures.  For the remainder of the season crews will work on conservation projects in Utah. These projects include chainsaw, trail, and fencing work while taking time out to continue to develop leadership skills with a variety of activities. These activities will be led by the Field Coordinator and Assistant Field Coordinator and will include: discussion, both in one-on-one and group formats; scenarios designed to make crew leaders in training think critically about situations they may encounter; lecture-style lessons in both technical and interpersonal skills; and as the season progresses, practice leading the projects, completing paperwork, and supervising rig-up and de-rig operations.   

Upon successful completion of the Crew Leader Development Program, the members will become leaders of their own crew. Co-lead teams will lead a team of 6 corps members through November.

DUTIES

ADMINISTRATION

  • Work with CCYC staff to implement operating policies, crewmember handbook, grievance procedure, uniform and safety policy, and all other necessary operational policies and procedures.
  • Complete and submit daily and weekly paperwork, and other forms as needed.
  • Manage finances for Crew.

FIELD OPERATIONS

  • Participate in and complete three-month Crew Leader Development Program.
  • Implement service projects according to technical specifications given by land management agencies and CCYC Staff.
  • Implement and uphold safety procedures.
  • Assist with daily/weekly operational schedules of crews.
  • Maintain solid relations with project sponsors and partners and maintain high service project quality.
  • Maintain equipment (vehicles, tools, supplies) and purchase food and necessary program supplies, while staying within existing budget.
  • Foster an ‘esprit de corps’ and participate in corps activities.
  • Work hard and live outdoors for long periods of time in variable conditions.

CREW MEMBER DEVELOPMENT

  • Assist with training and orientation of corps members (summer and fall).
  • Implement development activities including: education, life skills, mentorship, training, field trips, enrichment activities, and service learning throughout corps program.
  • Give and receive constructive feedback with field staff.
  • Conduct pre and post corps evaluations.

SCHEDULE

CCYC crews work varying schedules of 4-10days on and 2-6 days off. Typically, in a two-week time frame every 80-90 hours on, 50-60 hours are off. Crews will be camping in remote locations during time on.  During time off crews are welcome to stay at our base camp facility in Monticello, UT.  Summer youth crews work 5 on, 2 off, but are supervised for the entirety of the four-week program.  There is typically one week off for Crew Leaders and Assistant Crew Leaders in between each season. 

QUALIFICATIONS & PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Requirements

  • Experience camping and in outdoor recreation.
  • Experience in outdoor work projects.
  • High level of maturity and professionalism.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong time-management skills and ability to work independently as well as with others.
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible and varying schedule.
  • Valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal history background check.
  • Must be US citizen per AmeriCorps requirements.

Preferences

  • Youth corps experience.
  • Leadership experience and a strong leadership style.
  • Trail building, chainsaw, and fencing skills.
  • Working with youth in service related and/or youth development programs and principles.
  • Working with public and federal agencies.
  • First Aid/CPR or higher such as Wilderness First Responder.
  • Sense of humor.
HOW TO APPLY

Go to: https://www.ccdiscovery.org/apply 

Fill out Application and Submit your resume, cover letter and three references to ccyc@ccdiscovery.org. Reasonable accommodations can be made for interviews, as well as for service, for any qualified applicant with a disability.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.