Natural Resources Crew Coordinator

Conservation Corps North Bay

San Rafael , California

Conservation Corps North Bay develops youth and conserves natural resources for a strong, sustainable community by:

  • Providing a diverse group of youth and young adults with opportunities to transform their lives through education, employability, civic engagement, and leadership.
  • Caring for our environment by conserving and restoring natural resources, and by improving recreational areas.
  • Creating the environmental leaders of the future by teaching environmental ethics and behaviors to children, teens and adults.
  • Making communities safer by reducing fire and flood hazards and by responding to public emergencies and disasters.

The NRC Coordinator oversees the implementation and supervision of the Marin Natural Resources Program. This position supervises crew supervisors working on a wide variety of conservation projects with crews of 18 to 30-year old Corpsmembers, many of whom are from underserved communities or are youth at risk. In conjunction with the Natural Resources Director and Natural Resources Manager, the Coordinator works closely with sponsors to complete and ensure the quality of all projects. The NRC Coordinator works closely with other CCNB staff to ensure that safety, training, and quality follow best practices and are up to date across all sites and projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Manage successful implementation of projects
  • Manage project schedule effectively, maintaining a matrix of upcoming project assignments
  • Coordinate and collect bids for natural resource projects and control costs
  • Responsible for the professional supervision and high-quality training of Marin Natural Resources staff and Corpsmembers. Manage personnel in a manner that ensures that all CCNB policies and procedures are followed
  • Regularly provide feedback to Natural Resource Supervisors and ensure that Corpsmembers are evaluated and oversee advancement
  • Responsible for the implementation of CCNB’s safety plans, assessment of potential safety hazards and compliance with all relevant OSHA labor laws
  • Oversee the NRC program’s safety program and incident reporting in conjunction with the Human Resources Department
  • Assist Director of Natural Resources in managing all financial and reporting requirements of fee for service contracts and grants for Marin Natural Resources programs
  • Oversee the training program for Natural Resources staff and Corpsmembers; direct sawyer training program, train Corpsmember leaders, lead new Corpsmember orientation and oversee training records
  • Meet on a regular basis with project sponsors to ensure the completion of project deliverables
  • Support Natural Resources Crew supervisors with Corpsmember behavior issues, Restorative Practices, and investigations
  • Take daily attendance and reconcile with daily hours tracker
  • Work with HR on the recruitment of NRC staff and Corpsmembers
  • Purchase and procure tools, equipment, project materials and uniforms in support of all CCNB operations
  • Provide Development Department with stories and photos of crew activities and accomplishments
  • Create project specification sheets and act as the CCNB on the ground contact for communication regarding the specifications
  • Interpret and convey to CCNB crews the sponsor agency’s goals and the importance and value of the work
  • Create and maintain a safe and inclusive community atmosphere for NRC Supervisors and Corpsmembers
  • Facilitate communication between the Education and Career Pathways departments
  • Support NRC Supervisors in building connections with Corpsmembers and helping them to maintain a high work ethic, standards and values

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent decision-making skills
  • Extensive experience and technical skills in natural resources management work and construction
  • Demonstrated experience supervising and motivating young adults from diverse social, economic and educational backgrounds enrolled in a job-training program, including youth at risk
  • Sufficient mastery of power tools (chainsaw, hedge trimmer, brush cutter) to be able to teach their use, up to a Sawyer 3 level
  • Experience in the operation of trucks and trailers
  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude with the ability to motivate and inspire others
  • Strong commitment to safety and ability to develop and implement effective safety plans
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to communicate clearly with project sponsors
  • Ability to manage projects within defined scope and costs
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Excellent computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft office programs
  • Knowledge of conservation practices
  • Ability to do strenuous work in adverse weather conditions
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced and diverse environment
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve conflict and mediate disputes in a positive fashion
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR certification or the ability to obtain certification
  • DMV record with 1 point or less, with ability to earn a California Class B driver's license and pass CCNB’s driving exam

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • At least two years of college education or vocational training in natural resource management, environmental studies, job training or counseling, from an accredited college or university
  • Two years of supervisory experience
  • Experience in youth development, project management and the implementation of natural resource projects
  • Experience creating a culture of inclusion and teamwork with youth from a wide variety of social, economic and educational backgrounds, including youth at risk
  • Experience serving and volunteering in the community

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands and work environment 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.

The NRC Coordinator works outdoors around equipment and machinery, walking on uneven ground and steep hillsides, with exposure to excessive noise, fumes and extremes in temperature. They may be expected to lift and move objects weighing up to 75 lbs, and carry objects at least ½ mile. The NRC Coordinator frequently uses special visual and auditory protective equipment. While performing the duties of this position, the NRC Coordinator is required to walk and stand; sit and bend; squat and climb; kneel and twist; to talk and hear. The NRC Coordinator uses hands to operate objects, tools, or controls; and reaches with hands and arms, and uses hands to perform simple and power grasping, and fine manipulation; to push and pull.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The Natural Resources Crew Coordinator position is a full-time, exempt position which is eligible for a full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Chiropractic, and 401(K) retirement as well as generous vacation, holiday and sick pay. Salary range for this position starts at $50,000 per annum.

Conservation Corps North Bay is an Equal Opportunity Employer

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your Cover Letter and Resume to recruiter@ccnorthbay.org and include “NRC Coordinator” in the subject line.