Conservation Corps Crew Leader
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

Spend your summer, exploring the Rockies and leading a crew doing conservation work!

Northwest Colorado and Wyoming


Conservation Corps Crew Leader

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
$570.00 / week
Some experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in 3 months (May 11, 2018)

Crew Types

  • Trail Crew - 18+ year old crew members 
  • Chainsaw Crew (leadership filled) - 18+ year old crew members
  • Wildland Fire Crew (leadership filled) - 18+ year old crew members


  • May 11th - Aug 10th
  • May 11th - Oct 15th


  • $570/week

Americorps Education Award - Depending on length of season, potential to earn:

  • 450 Hour Award - $1,538.36
  • 675 Hour Award - $2,215.24
  • 900 Hour Award - $2,907.50

Registration Fee

RMYC collects a onetime $75 registration fee to cover administrative costs. You have the choice to pay this fee with check/cash or you can opt to have it paid out of your first full two-week paycheck.

Other Benefits

  • All food is provided (24/7)
  • Lodging (Camping!)
  • Transportation
  • Recreational and educational opportunities
  • Technical training and certifications (specifics dependent upon crew specialty)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Mentor and lead a crew of 6-8 crew members (18-25+ years old) in all day to day activities on the service site, at camp, and during weekend travel
  • Serve for 8-10 hours a day and camp in a variety of outdoor conditions
  • Support the physical and emotional well being of the crew members and assistant crew leader
  • Participate in pre-season preparation and field training (3 weeks), mid-season Rendezvous and postseason de-rig.
  • Oversee base camp operations including camp set-up, vehicle maintenance, camp hygiene, and all other elements involved with adherence to RMYC policy
  • Coordinate projects and logistics with RMYC Staff and project partners
  • Report regularly to Field Coordinator (supervisor)
  • Plan, organize and facilitate supplemental training and education activities
  • Perform duties expected of any corps member including service project completion, meal preparation, cleanup/setup, and other day-to-day duties
  • Plan and coordinate approval of crew recreational activities and travel with Field Coordinator
  • Conduct routine vehicle/driver, camp and project safety audits to uphold the RMYC risk management program
  • Oversee food budget and other crew expenses
  • Transport crew safely in RMYC’s 12-passenger vans or other vehicles
  • Must adhere to and enforce the rules and regulations of RMYC and AmeriCorps, which includes abstaining from the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco for the duration of your term of service as well as other rules, regulations and risk management protocol


  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and Adult CPR certification is required (current through your RMYC term)
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Past experience serving with other Conservation Corps or other natural resource management organization (Forest Service, various non profits, State Parks etc…) preferred
  • Familiarity with camping skills and leave no trace practices
  • Ability to serve on diverse teams or with a diverse range of people
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to work independently but also collectively, self-motivated, confident, flexible, and open-minded
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate in a written and oral manner
  • Good driving record
  • Pre-service background screening required, including FBI background check
  • Must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States


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