Crew Leader
Larimer County Conservation Corps

RMNP Crew at Sandbeach Lake

Join our Crew and make a difference!

Work and play in Rocky Mountain National Park and beautiful Larimer County!

Fort Collins, Colorado
$16.06 / hour
Some experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in 2 months (May 20, 2019)

Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) Crew Leader positions available!

Work 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and attend a short staff meeting on Friday mornings. Food is provided while crews camp! 

Our programs empower corpsmembers to develop personal and professional skills, gain environmental awareness and actively engage in the community, while developing self-sufficiency to help them become productive members of our community.

Crew Leadership:

  • Supervise a crew of eight corps members, ages 16-18 or 18 to 25, daily and on overnight campouts
  • Motivate and encourage corps members to work and persevere in difficult and physically challenging work settings
  • Promote leadership while encouraging the development of teamwork, self worth, conflict resolution, effective communication, goal setting, decision making, and the building of community
  • Manage and monitor physical and emotional safety of the crew
  • Assist training corps members in areas including, but not limited to, proper tool use and Leave No Trace principles
  • Maintain a safe working environment and enforce the use of appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Complete time sheets, evaluations, and incident reports, among other paperwork requirements
  • Facilitate team building activities, environmental education, and job/life skills curriculum on a regular basis, or as projects determine appropriate
  • Implement Larimer County Conservation Corps policies and procedures
  • Safely drive a twelve-passenger van and trailer

Project Implementation:

  • Complete trail building and maintenance, invasive species removal, and habitat restoration projects
  • Complete fire mitigation, hazardous tree removal, and invasive species management using chainsaws (Sawyer Crew only)
  • Perform duties expected of any corps member including conservation work, meal preparation, camp clean up/set up, and other day-to-day duties
  • Demonstrate the safe operation and maintenance of tools and equipment
  • Use technology to accurately complete digital daily and weekly logs
  • Coordinate logistics with project sponsors, program coordinator, and corps manager
  • Report directly to program coordinator

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Clear and effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Background working in a team environment, providing supervision to a diverse group, preferably youth
  • Proficient troubleshooting and conflict management skills
  • Possession of High School Diploma or GED
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado driver's license
  • Certified Class A Sawyer through S-212, with ability to test into Class B (Sawyer Crew Leader Only)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with conservation techniques, construction, landscaping, and tool maintenance
  • One year of experience working with youth in the outdoor education field
  • Previous conservation corps experience
  • Experience leading groups in the backcountry for multi-day trips
  • A bachelor's degree in natural resources, forestry, or education related field

Offer is Contingent upon the Following Stipulations:

  • Must provide a current DMV report to be reviewed and deemed acceptable.
  • Must pass a drug screening, dynamic lifting assessment, and state and national criminal history check.
  • Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification must be obtained before May 20, 2019. The LCCC will host a free Wilderness First Aid course for new staff as an option prior to the start date.

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