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Southwest Regional Coordinator

Utah Conservation Corps

Cedar City, Utah

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Minimum $45,000; Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Deadline Aug 02, 2024
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Overview

The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) Regional Coordinator (Program Coordinator I) is primarily responsible for supervision of field crews, oversight and delivery of seasonal trainings, and logistical support. The Regional Coordinator provides leadership and technical expertise to regional field staff, seasonal field logistics technicians, crew leaders and field crews, ensuring all field crew members are adequately equipped and prepared to work in a safe environment.

Support of field crews and operations may include: visiting and mentoring crews at their project sites, training field crews, performing project site visits, managing logistics, scheduling work, maintaining tools and equipment, working in the field office, and assisting with crew member recruitment efforts.

This position involves frequent travel, extended camping and irregular hours during training seasons and organizing and scheduling a rotating on-call schedule. The Regional Coordinator must have strong leadership and communication skills, flexibility, capacity for self-direction, a passion for conservation work, a mature and professional demeanor, strong teamwork and collaborative skills, and a desire to provide mentorship to emerging conservation leaders.

Responsibilities

Supervises UCC field crews and support staff - 45%

  • Supervises field office staff, AmeriCorps members, student employees and volunteers
  • Completes mid-term and final evaluations for all Field Logistics Technicians, Crew Leaders, and Crew Members
  • Ensures compliance with UCC, AmeriCorps, and USU policies, including enforcing disciplinary procedures when necessary
  • Oversees the day-to-day management of conservation projects
  • Supports specialty crews (e.g. women's+, LGBTQIA+, accessibility surveying, bicycle, veterans, youth, etc.) to support diversity in corps operations
  • Provides technical, logistical, and administrative support to field crews
  • Conducts regular risk management and policy audits which includes collecting and reporting data
  • Serves as a role model, resource, mediator, and advisor for crews while maintaining professional conduct
  • Assists Operations Coordinator and Assistant Director in project and training scheduling
  • Performs quality control checks on crew-collected project data, safety forms, vehicle mileage and crew project hours

Trains field logistics technicians, crew leaders and members - 25%

  • Trains and supervises up to 180 seasonal AmeriCorps members including: Field Logistics Technicians, Crew Leaders, and Crew Members.
  • Develops training courses such as:
    • Trail maintenance and construction
    • Proper tool use and maintenance
    • Pre- and post-project planning and organization
    • Chainsaw use and safety
    • Critical incident scenarios
    • Project Rig-up and de-rig procedures
    • Vehicle inspections and maintenance
    • Herbicide use, storage, and disposal
    • Outdoor living skills, including Leave No Trace
    • Food storage, meal preparation, and water purification
  • Interpersonal skills including leadership, conflict resolution and constructive feedback
  • Facilitates technical skills training for field crews, including the safe and proper use of chainsaws, crosscut saws, tool maintenance, vehicle maintenance, and white-water rafting
  • Evaluates technical skill retention during field site visits

Serve as liaison between project partners and UCC to ensure efficient and effective project implementation - 20%

  • Collaborates with project partners to plan equipment needs, work schedules, site visits, training needs, and data management
  • Develops and maintains Emergency Response Plans for all projects and trainings
  • Compiles project data to create and submit reports to project partners and UCC administrative staff
  • Attends weekly program staff meeting to report on field crews and projects
  • Participates in UCC's strategic planning meetings
  • Nominates members and projects for awards
  • Collaborates with UCC Leadership Team to develop and implement projects
  • Reviews UCC policies & expectations
  • Collaborates with Projects & Partners Coordinator with Disaster Deployments and logistics

Manage, maintain, and purchase tools and equipment - 10%

  • Manages inventory and develops equipment checkout systems
  • Purchases and maintains tools, equipment, gear, and first aid supplies including proper storage
  • Report monthly on mileage tracking spreadsheet for crew vehicles to ensure expenses are routed to appropriate accounts
  • Manages, organizes and maintains the physical office/shop space for the regional office
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4 years of conservation corps work or equivalent experience with at least 2 years of leadership responsibilities
  • Experience supervising full-time & seasonal staff
  • Demonstrated ability to work, mentor, and lead diverse youth and young adult populations
  • Ability to complete physically demanding conservation projects in remote locations with variable weather conditions
  • Knowledge of field training planning and execution along with a willingness to seek out and attend technical and professional skills trainings annually
  • First Aid and CPR certified and a willingness to attend and certify as a Wilderness and/or First Aid instructor
  • Experience and understanding of working within the confines of State and Federal regulations, policies, and processes.
  • Job offer contingent upon a successfully passed background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Wilderness Medicine certification
  • Trail building, layout, and maintenance experience and the ability to develop and implement training courses for members
  • Chainsaw training and experience and the ability to qualify as B Faller
  • Commercial pesticide applicator license
  • Chainsaw fleet management experience
  • Mapping programs and data collection experience
  • Bachelor's degree in environmental studies, environmental education, conservation, or a related field

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Program leadership, professional development, and mentoring experience
  • Basic word processing and data management skills
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship-building, conflict management, and partnership-building skills
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of AmeriCorps/National Service, community volunteerism, environmental education, non-profit organizations, and natural resource conservation issues
HOW TO APPLY

Required Documents

Along with the online application (https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/8059/regional-coordinator/job?mobile=false&width=1233&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-420&jun1offset=-360) , please attach:

  • Resume/CV 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, Forestry, General / Stewardship, Outdoor Recreation
Tags Conservation Corps, Trail Maintenance