Northwest Youth Corps

Eugene, Oregon

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $826-$875 weekly
Deadline Jun 11, 2022
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

LOCATION: Eugene OR this position will have extensive travel throughout the state of Oregon.

SCHEDULE: Field Supervisors will spend a majority of their time in the field supporting crew work. Earliest start date would be May 14th with potential to continue through multiple seasons.

COMPENSATION: $118 per day ($125 current WFR or EMT certification) transportation, camping locations, and meals provided.


Since 1984, Northwest Youth Corps (NYC), a non-profit organization, has provided tens of thousands of youth and young adults opportunities to learn, grow, and experience success. Through partnerships with conservation agencies, youth and young adults gain the personal and professional skills needed to carry out a variety of stewardship projects, from which they can earn a stipend, high school credit, and/or an AmeriCorps educational award. More importantly, these young people gain skills needed to become economically and socially self-sufficient, benefit their communities as citizen stewards, and recognize that they can make a positive difference. NYC also operates an accredited charter school, internship program, and the Idaho Conservation Corps (ICC).


The Field Supervisors will spend the duration of their time with NYC travelling to crews throughout the Pacific Northwest providing support both personal and technical. This includes but is not limited to ensuring projects are to our partner and NYC specifications and NYC standards, camps are to NYC 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 construction, invasive species removal, and fuels reduction. A Field Supervisor may also manage some weekends, recreational trips, and be responsible for resupplying crew food and equipment.

Position Qualifications & Certifications

  • Education: Preferred college education in outdoor recreation, forestry, environmental education, resource management or related field.
  • Experience: Experience leading or supervising a group or team in outdoor or conservation projects. The ideal candidate will have previous experience as a leader in the outdoor field or conservation corps program. We are seeking individuals with both technical skills to support crews on a variety of conservation projects and interpersonal skills to serve as a mentor to staff and participants.
  • Certification: Current wilderness first aid/CPR or higher certifications are required; or willing to obtain prior to start. 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.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal history background check
  • Must be at least 21 at start of employment

Physical Demands/Work Environment

  • Physical Condition: Applicants must be in good physical condition and capable of working long hours on strenuous, labor intensive projects. Work projects often require heavy lifting, constant bending, digging, and long hikes to and from the worksite.
  • Applicants must be able to backpack 7 miles and lift up to 50 lbs (with or without reasonable accommodation).
  • Position will require camping in different locations for the course of the season.
  • This position will primarily work outside in all types of weather conditions and environments including but not limited to high elevations, remote areas, cold, rain, snow, heat, humidity, wind, etc.
  • The noise level in the environment is quiet to loud. PPE is provided and use is required.
  • While performing the duties of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation, the employee is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or vehicle; reach with hands and arms; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear.

Terms of Employment

Based in Eugene, but will require travel to remote training and project locations throughout the season. which may also include travel to projects in OR, WA, and ID as needed. This is a seasonal position. We currently have availability for our spring, summer and fall programs. Earliest start date would be April 4th with potential to continue on through multiple seasons

Northwest Youth Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Our core purpose is to provide opportunities for youth and young adults to learn, grow, and experience success. We believe diversity is a key source of strength for our communities, and we strive to create a safe and empowering environment for participants from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. We are deeply invested in the success of youth and young adults of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, religions, sexual orientations, economic statuses, or other socio-cultural identifiers.


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