Field Coordinator - $ Pay Increase!

Utah Conservation Corps

Logan, Utah

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $18.00 per hour
Required Experience 2 - 6 years


Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) operates three 12-week field seasons over the course of the year. The spring season is dedicated to development of Crew Leaders through formal training and project work, as well as preparing for our large summer and fall field seasons.

During our summer and fall field seasons Utah Conservation Corps mobilizes multiple 5-person field crews out of three field offices (Logan, Moab, and Cedar City) to address a diversity of conservation efforts on Utah public lands with federal, state, indigenous, and non-profit partners. Crew project work may include habitat restoration, re-vegetation, fence building, trail construction & maintenance, invasive plant removal, forest fuels reductions & other fire mitigation work, habitat surveying, native seed collection, and more.

Service performed by Utah Conservation Corps crews address program goals related to conservation of public lands and member development. UCC crews and project work may focus on specialized objectives. Recent examples of this specialized work include a bike crew (crew members use bikes as their only mode of transportation to/from project sites), and accessibility surveying in the National Forest sites (providing opportunities for people of all abilities to serve and recreate).

The UCC Field Coordinator is responsible for providing direct leadership and support to UCC field crews and working as part of the UCC field staff team to provide seasonal trainings and logistical coordination. The Field Coordinator is an integral member of UCC field operations, ensuring that UCC crews are adequately trained and prepared to perform high quality conservation service in a positive, safe, and productive environment.

The Field Coordinator is expected to provide leadership in support of UCC's overarching and crew-specific programmatic goals. Support of field crews and operations may include but will not be limited to: working with crews at their project sites, being in the field for multiple days in a row, assisting in training crew leaders and members, performing project site visits, managing logistics, maintaining tools and equipment, working in the field office, and assisting with crew member recruitment efforts.

This position involves frequent travel, camping, irregular hours, and a varying weekly schedule. The Field Coordinator must have strong leadership and communication skills, flexibility, capacity for self-direction, a passion for conservation work, and a desire to provide mentorship to emerging conservation leaders. The Field Coordinator works under the supervision of the Regional Coordinator.


  • Field Crew Leadership and Support
  • Provides technical, logistical and administrative support to crews
  • Provides crews with training, guidance and feedback in a structured environment
  • Serves as a role model, resource, mediator and advisor for crews
  • Assists in completing written mid-term and final evaluations for Crew Leaders
  • Conducts regular risk management audits in the field
  • Maintains a positive and professional attitude at all times
  • Communicates with project sponsors, as needed
  • Ensures compliance with UCC protocols, procedures and enforces policies
  • Assists in taking weekly check in calls from crews in the field, and will be required to be on-call for specific periods of time
  • Assists and/or supervises the rig-up and de-rig of crews
  • Serves as a temporary crew leader, as needed
  • Assists with seasonal crew training weeks and provides ongoing training in the field

    • Topics include a variety of technical skills and people skills training: Trail Maintenance & Construction, Proper Tool Use & Maintenance, Critical Incident Scenario, Outdoor Leadership Skills, Pre-Project Planning & Organization, Chainsaw Training & Certification, Conflict Resolution, Debriefs & Feedback , Rig-Up/De-Rig Procedures, Vehicle Inspections and Maintenance, Herbicide; safety, use, and storage
    • Other: Outdoor Skills, Expedition Behavior, Leave No Trace, Food & Menu Planning, Map & Compass, Common Backcountry Medical Issues (blisters, dehydration, etc.), Packing and Fitting a Backpack, Group Campsite: food storage, hygiene, water purification, stoves, dish washing system, etc.
  • Tool and Equipment Assistance
  • Communicates tool and equipment needs to UCC field staff
  • Assists in maintenance of hand tools, chain saws, brush cutters, micro blasters, camp equipment, etc.
  • Assists in inventory of tools and equipment assigned to crews and projects
  • Under the guidance of UCC staff, may assist with member recruiting
  • Other Duties as Assigned
  • This position may involve other duties and personal and professional development opportunities. A willingness to take on additional responsibilities and duties as they present themselves is an integral part of this position


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Conservation corps or similar land management experience
  • Leadership experience in a team or crew-based setting
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills
  • Teaching, training, and mentoring
  • Willingness to learn new skills or techniques
  • Conflict management & resolution
  • Effective communication & interpersonal skills
  • High degree of maturity & professionalism
  • Ability to support AmeriCorps members from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to self-direct, problem solve, be creative, organize, manage conflict, and be flexible in order to meet programmatic goals
  • Alignment to UCC mission and values of safety, service, community, inclusivity, positivity, and commitment
  • This position may involve other duties and personal and professional development opportunities. A willingness to take on additional responsibilities and duties as they present themselves is an integral part of this position

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Faller B chainsaw training and substantial experience using a chainsaw
  • Trail maintenance and construction experience
  • Wilderness First Responder

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple projects
  • Ability to adapt to changing conditions or work assignments
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal abilities
  • Cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a diverse workforce in multicultural settings
  • Team player who excels at building trusting relationships with customers and co-workers
  • Productive worker with solid work ethic who exerts effort in successfully completing tasks
  • Dependable, responsible contributor committed to excellence and success
  • Self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision
  • Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing.
  • Attention to detail.

Advertised Salary

$18 per hour


Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  • Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  • Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application 


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

Category Admin & Leadership, General / Stewardship, Outdoor Recreation
Tags Trail Maintenance