This job listing has expired and may no longer be relevant!
15 Jun 2023

Full-Time Field Coordinator

Utah Conservation Corps – Posted by uccrecruiter Logan, Utah, United States

Job Description

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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

Qualifications

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.

How to Apply

To apply online click here.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

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

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$18.00 per hour

ADA

The position requires considerable physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including heavy lifting (50 pounds) and/or pushing and pulling of heavy objects.  Employees must be prepared to assume uncomfortable positions such as crawling, kneeling, and squatting. Additionally, the work environment can include confined or narrow spaces. Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.

USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at [email protected].

USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, [email protected], Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, [email protected], Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, [email protected]

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, [email protected]

Job Categories: Conservation. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: conservation, field coordinator, and staff. Salaries: See posting for details.

Apply for this Job

Subscribe to Green Jobs List!

X