Crew Leader (Trails Or Chainsaw Crew)
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

Conservation Corps Crew Leadership

Northwest Colorado, Utah, Wyoming


Crew Leader (Trails Or Chainsaw Crew)

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
$580.00 / week
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 2 months. (May 03, 2021)

Test your leadership skills engaged in meaningful conservation projects across Northwest Colorado.  Projects may include a variety of trail construction/maintenance, fence construction/removal, invasive species removal, fire fuels reduction with chainsaws, habitat restoration and/or historic preservation work.

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 project site, at camp, and during weekend travel/recreation (weekends summer only)

  • Complete 8-10 hours of project work a day and camp in a variety of outdoor conditions, including inclement weather, during the project week.

  • Submit written reports on project progress: achievements, and accomplishments; incident reports; and special activities or incidents. Maintain daily records, service forms, etc.

  • Support the physical and emotional well being of the crew members and assistant crew leader

  • Participate in pre-season preparation and field training (6 weeks).

  • 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 on the ground 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 (in the summer) and travel with Field Coordinator

  • Conduct routine vehicle/driver, camp and project safety assessments to uphold the RMYC risk management program, and be in compliance with field audit

  • Oversee food budget and other crew expenses, submit weekly financial reports.

  • Transport crew safely in RMYC’s 12-passenger vans or other vehicles while towing a trailer

  • Must adhere to and enforce the rules and regulations of RMYC and AmeriCorps, which includes abstaining from the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco while operating in a 24/7 setting or while on hitch; as well as other rules, regulations and risk management protocol.

  • Members may not participate in any AmeriCorps Prohibited Activities as outlined in the Member Service Agreement (MSA).

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