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Utah Conservation Corps offers lifetime and career-defining opportunities to live and work in Utah, doing hands-on work at the critical intersection of public lands and public use. We offer 3-month to 10-month opportunities through AmeriCorps positions. You’ll live and work in some of the most beautiful places on the planet. The living stipend is modest, and the work is tough. The education award is helpful, and the skills you learn will be substantial. Some days will be long, but in the end, your time in Utah will seem too short. What you take with you will last forever.

  • Field Logistics Technician

    Moab, Cedar City, and Logan
    $2,200.00 / month

    The UCC Field Logistics Technician (FLT) position focuses on providing leadership and support to multiple UCC field crews and assisting UCC field staff in execution of seasonal trainings and logistical coordination. The FLT is an integral member of UCC field operations, ensuring that UCC field crews are adequately trained and prepared to perform high quality conservation service in a positive, safe, and productive environment. Support of field crews and operations may include (but is not limited to): working with crews at their project sites, assisting with training crew leaders and members, performing project site visits, managing logistics for standard and specialized crews, maintaining tools and equipment, data entry and administrative tasks in the field office, and assisting with crew member recruitment efforts. The FLT is also responsible for working alongside regional staff to develop positive, lasting relationships with project partners.

    The UCC FLT term of service is approximately 10 months, spanning 3 field seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall). This position involves frequent travel, camping, irregular hours, and a varying weekly schedule. The FLT 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 FLT begins their term of service in early spring, prior to UCC Crew Leader Candidates (CLC) beginning their service. During this time, FLT’s are oriented to their position and field office, and will assist regional staff with preparation for spring training. FLT’s will participate in the spring training period alongside CLC’s. After the spring training period, conservation projects will commence for the remainder of the spring season (March – May). Field Staff and FLT’s will provide extra attention to debriefing projects, helping CLC’s refine tool and project techniques, attending to areas of individual growth, and teaching the full responsibilities of the UCC Crew Leader position.  

    The Utah Conservation Corps supports FLT’s in gaining advanced conservation corps leadership experience and attaining high level technical skills training during their term, while interfacing with infield operations and field office administration.
     

    Field Office Locations: Logan, Utah |Cedar City, Utah | Moab, Utah
    Term of Service Dates: February 1 – November 22, 2022
    Schedule: Full-time commitment, hours & schedule vary week to week. Approximately 50% time in the field; 50% time in the field office. Percentages are general and are subject to change based on office and field needs throughout the year.

    PROJECTS & SCHEDULE

    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 peer-led project work. During our summer and fall field seasons, multiple 5-person field crews are mobilized out of three field offices (Logan, Moab, and Cedar City) to address conservation efforts in Utah and the intermountain west.

    FLT’s may or may not be on a typical ‘hitch’ schedule as outlined below. The FLT schedule is highly variable depending on field office and projects needs. The Field Logistics Technician position is an AmeriCorps term requiring a full-time, ten-month commitment.

    Field projects may be backcountry (hiking into project site, camping away from vehicle) or front country (driving to project site daily, camping at vehicle, or possibility of non-camping accommodations provided). Projects may be urban (located in a city or town) or rural (located in national parks, forests, etc. with limited access to facilities and resources). Project work will vary due to seasonality and environmental safety concerns.

    Projects may include (but are not limited to):

    • Trail construction and maintenance
    • Invasive species management, including herbicide application
    • Habitat restoration
    • Fence installation/repair
    • Land Management Inventory and Mapping
    • Fire fuels reduction
    • National Disaster Response efforts
    • Community service
    • Recreation and facilities maintenance and construction
    • Recreation signage repair

    UCC crews and project work may focus on specialized objectives. Recent examples of this specialized work include a bike crew (crew members use bicycles as their only mode of transportation to/from project sites), accessibility surveying in the National Forest sites (providing opportunities for people of all abilities to serve and recreate) and providing disaster response to flood and storm damaged communities across the country. UCC often operates urban crews, performing important conservation work in urban open space areas.

    Every crew will have unique project and travel schedules. Generally, crews work a 9-day or 4-day,10- hours/day (some days may be up to 12 hours/day) ‘hitch’ schedule, while camping in front and backcountry settings. Typically, crews will have 5 days off or 3 days off in the town of the home base office. There may be instances when the hitch schedule does not allow for the previously listed number of days off between hitches, or crews may be required to have off days near their project location. Crews are respectfully asked to remain flexible regarding hitch and time off scheduling. Crews should expect project schedules and project work to vary. Days will include two 15-minute breaks and one 30-minute lunch.

    REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS 

    • At least 21 years of age
    • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
    • Eligible to enroll in an AmeriCorps term of service
    • Agree to undergo a National Criminal History Check
    • Have a high school diploma or GED
    • 6 months minimum leadership or supervisory experience in a team or crew-based setting (required)
    • Demonstrated outdoor skills (required)
    • Camping experience, including backpacking (required)
    • 6 months conservation corps, public lands management, or similar land management experience (strongly preferred)
    • Faller B chainsaw training and substantial experience using a chainsaw (preferred)
    • Trail maintenance and construction experience (preferred)
    • Experience with conflict management & resolution skills in small groups, including a willingness to accept differences
    • Employ proactive, active, and effective communication with crew leaders and field staff
    • High degree of maturity & professionalism in an environment with irregular and changing schedules
    • Commitment to personal and professional growth
    • Ability to self-direct and self-educate
    • Demonstrated ability to self-direct, problem solve, and be creative to meet programmatic goals
    • Flexibility - ability and desire to work in a dynamic environment and embrace change
    • Ability and willingness to adapt, adjust, and problem solve to manage multiple conservation field crews in a variety of locations and settings
    • Ability and willingness to work a varying and irregular schedule
    • Ability, willingness, and desire to live and work out of a tent in all weather conditions
    • Willingness and physical ability to work on a variety of conservation projects, which may include 12-hour days using chainsaws, hand tools, applying herbicide, etc.
    • Alignment to UCC mission and values of safety, service, community, inclusivity, positivity, and commitment
    • Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program including conservation projects, training, and National Service. Members must commit to participating in all crew activities, including service days in local communities where applicable.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Field Crew Support

    • Provides technical, logistical, and administrative support to field crews
    • Provides field crews with training, guidance, and feedback in a structured environment
    • Serves as a role model, resource, mediator, and advisor for field crews
    • Cultivate a supportive learning environment for Crew Leaders and Crew Members
    • Facilitate positive crew dynamics and a communicative atmosphere
    • Assists field staff with written mid-term and final evaluations for Crew Leaders
    • Conducts regular risk management audits in the field
    • Assist field staff with project planning through communication with project partners
    • Ensures compliance with UCC protocols and procedures, and enforces policies
    • Assists in taking weekly check in calls from crews in the field
    • Assists and/or supervises the rig-up (pre-hitch) and de-rig (post hitch) of crews at the field office
    • Serves as a temporary crew leader, as needed

    2. Training Assistance

    • Assists with seasonal crew training sessions and provides ongoing training in the field during each field season.
    • Topics may include (but are not limited to):
      • Trail Maintenance & Construction
      • Proper Tool Use & Maintenance
      • Critical Incident Scenario
      • Outdoor Leadership Skills
      • Pre-Project Planning & Organization
      • Chainsaw Training & Certification
      • Conflict Resolution o Debriefs & Feedback
      • Rig-Up and De-Rig Procedures
      • Vehicle Inspections and Maintenance
      • Herbicide; safety, use, and storage.
      • Outdoor Skills o 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.

    3. Tool and Equipment Management 

    • Communicates tool and equipment needs to UCC field staff
    • Assists in the maintenance of hand tools, chain saws, brush cutters, micro blasters, camp equipment, and more
    • Assists in the inventory of tools and equipment assigned to crews and projects

    4. Projects and Partnerships Development

    • Under the supervision of regional UCC staff, attend site visits and discuss current and future project assignments with project partners
    • Facilitate the development of positive and sustainable relationships with project partners

    BENEFITS

    • AmeriCorps Living Allowance of $1,100.00 paid twice per month
    • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, $6,345.00 (available upon successful completion of term)
    • Health Insurance benefit of up to $100.00 a month on new plans through the Marketplace on Healthcare.gov
    • Professional Development Training Fund: $500.00 available for use during term of service
    • Forbearance on qualifying student loans while in service
    • Conservation Leadership Experience
    • Wilderness First Responder Certification
    • Option to qualify through UCC National USFS Chainsaw Program as an A faller, apprentice sawyer
    • Utah Non-commercial Pesticide Applicator License
    • Member Assistance Program

    TO APPLY

    Complete the UCC Online Application found at https://www.usu.edu/ucc/apply/field-boss

    You are required to attach a resume, and a list of 3 professional references (phone and email) to the online application. Application review will continue through January 2022. Positions open until filled.

    Utah Conservation Corps is an equal opportunity program. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran, or disabled status. UCC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for application and service with our programs.

    UCC’s Zero Tolerance Policies

    The following behaviors will result in immediate termination. At no time may the UCC AmeriCorps member:

    Engage in activities that pose a significant safety risk to others or physically or emotionally damage members of the program, or community such as harassment, hostile work environment, or bullying

    Possess, consume, or be under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol during the performance of service activities or while living and working at the UCC project site, camp site, or in UCC vehicles (which includes showing up to work hung over)

    Fail to notify the UCC of a criminal arrest

  • AmeriCorps Disaster Response Crew Member

    About the Utah Conservation Corps & AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team

    The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) is an AmeriCorps program dedicated to developing the conservation leaders of tomorrow. We’re a non-residential AmeriCorps program composed of AmeriCorps members, staff, and partners dedicated to service to our community, environment, and regions requiring disaster response efforts. We seek to provide a more welcoming environment for people of all backgrounds and experience levels to ensure a healthy, vibrant, innovative, and sustainable corps. Our goals are to encourage and support more diverse populations serving in an inclusive environment within the UCC and to recognize where we fall short and address our shortcomings.

    UCC is a part of AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (A-DRT), a coalition of service programs from across the country dedicated to mobilizing our members to provide critical services at disaster sites. Over the past 10 years, UCC has sent crews to respond to Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, flooding in Louisiana, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, flooding in Iowa, and Hurricane Florence.

    ***Positions pending receipt of Mission Assignment***

     

    Position Overview

    • Term of Service Dates *Exact deployment dates TBD upon receipt of Mission Assignment(s)  
      • 1st Deployment Anticipated:  Mid-November – Mid-December 
      • 2nd Deployment Anticipated: Mid-December – Mid-January
      • Additional deployments may occur and will be announced as needed.
    • Locations: Southeast Region of the United States or the US Territory of Puerto Rico (Exact locations TBD)
    • Schedule: Deployments are 30 days. Schedules can vary day-to-day and will include holidays.
    • Application: Complete the following application (see more details below) https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5zMrWbDkZx5ih4q

    A-DRT crews are deployed to address critical community needs related to disaster response and recovery work. UCC is enrolling Crew Members to fill AmeriCorps positions for deployment on an on-call basis.

    Crews consist of approximately 4-6 Crew Members under the supervision of a UCC Deployment Leader  and are also supported by the UCC Deployment Coordinator and Program Coordinator. Crews will be assigned to projects by the Incident Command. This work may include mucking and gutting of affected homes, roof tarping, community volunteer management, and connecting residents to local social services.

    During the deployment, UCC will provide members with transportation, housing, a living allowance, and a daily per diem.  Service in AmeriCorps also means that members are eligible to receive an education award upon successful completion of term hours and dates.

    Disaster response and recovery is rewarding work, but it is also emotionally and physically challenging. You will be working with communities that have undergone significant trauma and loss. Compassion, resilience, creativity, tenacity, and self-awareness are essential. Once deployed, members will have little to no time off and will serve on holidays. Additionally, members should be prepared to work and live in challenging conditions with little infrastructure.

     

    Qualifications

    • Service-minded, with a strong desire to help others 
    • Positive attitude and a high level of maturity  
    • Self-sufficient, adaptable, and flexible, including the ability to thrive in environments where there may be little leadership and the capacity to care for oneself in stressful environments
    • Ability to take on a variety of duties and projects related to conservation and disaster response
    • Team-oriented including being comfortable with living and serving in close proximity with others,
    • Capacity to manage conflicts proactively and productively
    • Must be in good physical condition, including ability to lift up to 30 lbs. repeatedly and spend up to 12 hours a day working in a variety of weather conditions 
    • Willingness to perform work that may require wearing personal protective equipment to mitigate potential exposure to molds, allergens, and other hazards
    • High School Diploma or GED, minimum 
    • At least 18 years of age 
    • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident 
    • Able to undergo and pass State and Federal background checks
    • Eligible to enroll in AmeriCorps 

    Preferred

    • Experience with manual labor  
    • Experience with conservation and/or disaster response 

     

    Compensation & Benefits

    • AmeriCorps Living Allowance: $3,040 for the 30-day deployment (Note that this is taxable income) 
    • Per Diem during deployment: $55/day; $41.25 on first and last travel days 
    • AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,342.86 (awarded upon successful completion of term) 
    • Training in disaster response operations 
    • Living quarters and transportation provided during deployment. (Note that living quarters may be a community center, gymnasium, or camp-like setting.) 

     

    To Apply

    Complete the following application  https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5zMrWbDkZx5ih4q

    You are required to attach a resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references (phone and email) to your online application.

    In your cover letter, be sure to address the following:

    • Why you want to serve on a A-DRT
    • Highlight the qualifications that make you a strong candidate for serving on an A-DRT

     

    Contact Information

    Greta Schen, Individual Placement & A-DRT Program Coordinator | email: greta.schen@usu.edu | Phone: 435-220-7222

  • 2023 Field Logistics Technician (FLT)

    Moab, Cedar City, and Logan
    $2,400.00 - $2,400.00 / month

    About the Utah Conservation Corps

    The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) is an AmeriCorps program dedicated to developing the conservation leaders of tomorrow. We’re a non-residential AmeriCorps program composed of AmeriCorps members, staff, and partners dedicated to service to our community, environment, and regions requiring disaster response efforts. Additionally, as an organization, we seek to provide a more welcoming environment for people of all backgrounds and experience levels to ensure a healthy, vibrant, innovative, and sustainable corps. Our goals are to encourage and support more diverse populations serving in an inclusive environment within the UCC and to recognize where we fall short and address our shortcomings.

     

     Position Overview

    • Field Office Locations: Logan, Cedar City, Moab, Utah
    • Term of Service Dates: February 13 – November 19 (exact start/end date negotiable)
    • Schedule: Full-time commitment, hours & schedules vary from week to week. Approximately 50% time in the field; 50% time in the field office. Percentages are general and are subject to change based on office and field needs throughout the year.
    • Application: Submit your application on our website. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

    The UCC Field Logistics Technician (FLT) provides leadership, support to multiple field crews, and assistance to field staff in seasonal trainings and logistical coordination. The FLT ensures that field crews are prepared to perform high-quality conservation service in a positive, safe, and productive environment. Support of field crews and operations may include (but is not limited to):

    • Working with crews at their project sites
    • Assisting with training crew leaders and members
    • Performing project site visits, managing logistics for crews
    • Maintaining tools and equipment
    • Data entry and administrative tasks in the field office
    • Assisting with crew member recruitment efforts
    • Developing positive, lasting relationships with project partners

    The FLT term of service is approximately 10 months, spanning 3 field seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall). This position involves frequent travel, camping, irregular hours, and a varying weekly schedule. The FLT 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.

    Projects & Schedule

    UCC operates three 12-week field seasons throughout the year. The FLT begins their term of service in the early spring. The spring season is dedicated to the development of Crew Leaders through formal training and peer-led project work. During this time, FLTs become familiar with their responsibilities and assist regional staff with preparation for spring training. FLTs will participate in the Crew Leaders’ training period, including supervising field crews for the remainder of the spring season (March – May). During our summer and fall field seasons, FLTs assist field staff with logistical coordination and support field crews. 

    Field projects may be backcountry (hiking into the project site, camping away from a vehicle) or front country (driving to the project site daily, camping at the vehicle, or the possibility of non-camping accommodations provided). Projects may be urban (located in a city or town) or rural (located in national parks, forests, etc. with limited access to facilities and resources). Project work will vary due to seasonality and environmental safety concerns. Projects may include (but are not limited to):

    • Trail construction and maintenance
    • Invasive species management, including herbicide application
    • Habitat restoration
    • Fence installation/repair
    • Land management inventory and mapping
    • Fire fuels reduction
    • National disaster response efforts
    • Community service
    • Recreation and facilities maintenance and construction
    • Recreation signage repair

    Every crew will have unique projects and travel schedules. Generally, crews work a 9-day or 4-day,10- hours/day (some days may be up to 12 hours/day) ‘hitch’ schedule, while camping in front and backcountry settings. Typically, crews will have 3-5 days off between hitches. Crews should expect project schedules and project work to vary. Days will include two 15-minute breaks and one 30-minute lunch.

    FLTs may or may not be on a typical ‘hitch’ schedule as outlined above. The FLT schedule is highly variable depending on the field office and the project’s needs. This position is an AmeriCorps term requiring a full-time, ten-month commitment.

     

    Responsibilities

    Field Crew Support

    • Provides technical, logistical, and administrative support to field crews
    • Supports field crews with training, guidance, and constructive feedback
    • Serves as a role model, resource, mediator, and advisor for field crews
    • Cultivates a supportive learning environment for Crew Leaders and Crew Members
    • Assists field staff with written mid-term and final evaluations for Crew Leaders
    • Conducts regular risk management audits in the field
    • Ensures compliance with UCC protocols and procedures, and enforces policies
    • Participates in weekly check-in calls from crews in the field
    • Oversees and/or supervises the rig-up (pre-hitch) and de-rig (post-hitch) of crews at the field office
    • Acts as a temporary crew leader, as needed
    • Communicates tool and equipment needs to UCC field staff
    • Helps with maintenance and inventory of hand tools, chain saws, brush cutters, micro blasters, camp equipment, and more

     

    Training Assistance

    • Assists with seasonal crew training sessions and provides ongoing training in the field during each field season. Topics may include (but are not limited to):
        • Trail maintenance & construction
        • Proper tool use & maintenance
        • Pre-project planning & organization
        • Chainsaw training
        • Crew Leader development
        • Rig-up and de-rig procedures
        • Vehicle inspections and maintenance
        • Herbicide: safety, use, and storage
        • Outdoor living skills

     

    Projects and Partnerships Development

    • Under the supervision of regional staff, attend site visits and discuss current and future project assignments with project partners
    • Assist field staff with project planning through communication with project partners

     

    Qualifications

    Minimum

    • Trail maintenance and construction experience
    • Chainsaw training and experience
    • Experience with group communication, conflict management & resolution skills
    • Maturity & professionalism in an environment with irregular and changing schedules
    • Self-motivated with a commitment to personal and professional growth
    • Alignment to UCC’s mission and values of safety, service, community, inclusivity, positivity, and commitment
    • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
    • Have a high school diploma or GED
    • Eligible to enroll in an AmeriCorps term of service
    • Agree to undergo a National Criminal History Check
    • 6 months minimum leadership or supervisory experience in a team or crew-based setting
    • Demonstrated outdoor/camping skills (guiding, conservation work, front country/backcountry skills – volunteer/informal/formal)

    Preferred

    • 6 months experience in conservation corps, public lands management, or work in similar fields
    • Employ effective communication with all levels of UCC members, staff, and administration

     

    Compensation & Benefits

    • AmeriCorps living allowance of $1,200.00 paid twice per month
    • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, $6,495.00 (available upon successful completion of term)
    • Health Insurance benefit of up to $100.00 a month on new plans through the Marketplace on Healthcare.gov
    • Professional Development Training Fund: $500.00 available for use during term of service
    • Forbearance on qualifying student loans while in service
    • Conservation leadership experience
    • Wilderness First Responder Certification (~$800 value)
    • Chainsaw training with the option to qualify through UCC National USFS Chainsaw Program as an A faller (apprentice sawyer)
    • Utah Non-commercial Pesticide Applicator License
    • Member Assistance Program (a mental wellness program)

     

    To Apply

    Complete the application at https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bDRxbNpEHlEdCGW  

    You are required to attach a resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references (phone and email) to the online application.

    **Cover letters should describe the following:

    • Why you want to serve with Utah Conservation Corps
    • Your experience working within a group, including leadership roles
    • Other qualifications relating to the FLT position
  • 2023 Crew Leaders

    Moab, Cedar City, and Logan
    $2,400.00 - $2,400.00 / month

    About the Utah Conservation Corps

    The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) is an AmeriCorps program dedicated to developing the conservation leaders of tomorrow. We’re a non-residential AmeriCorps program composed of AmeriCorps members, staff, and partners dedicated to service to our community, environment, and regions requiring disaster response efforts. Additionally, as an organization, we seek to provide a more welcoming environment for people of all backgrounds and experience levels to ensure a healthy, vibrant, innovative, and sustainable corps. Our goals are to encourage and support more diverse populations serving in an inclusive environment within the UCC and to recognize where we fall short and address our shortcomings.

     

    Position Overview

    • Field Office Locations: Logan, Cedar City, or Moab, Utah
    • Term of Service Dates: February 20 – November 19 (exact start/end date negotiable)
    • Schedule: Full-time commitment, hours & schedule vary week to week. Majority of time is spent on projects in the field.
    • Application: Complete the following application (see more details below) https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8eUXBytc5lNQboG. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis starting 10/31/2022.

    Crew Leaders (CLs) are responsible for facilitating a positive crew member experience by setting an example of enthusiasm throughout work and camp life while leading a 5 to 10- person crew on various conservation-related projects. CLs provide direct leadership, mentorship, support, and training for their field crew. They must act professionally, with a high level of maturity when faced with uncertainty and discomfort. CLs should be able to motivate, creatively problem-solve, and adapt to changing circumstances. CLs are also responsible for upholding UCC’s values, ensuring that policies and procedures are followed, communicating with project partners, and recording and reporting weekly project outcome data and other documentation.

    The CL term of service is approximately 9 months, spanning 3 field seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall). This position involves frequent travel, camping, irregular hours, and a varying weekly schedule. The CL 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.

     

    Projects & Schedule

    UCC operates three 12-week field seasons throughout the year. The CL begins their term of service in the spring with conservation, leadership, outdoor living, and Wilderness First Responder training. The Spring season is dedicated to development through formal training and peer-led project work. During this time, CLs become familiar with their responsibilities, learn proper tool use and techniques, and participate in conservation projects under the direction of Field Logistics Technicians and other field staff.

    Upon demonstration of essential competencies, CLs will receive an increase in their living stipend for the Summer and Fall seasons when they assume responsibility for leadership of 5 to 10-person crew on various conservation projects. Note: CLs may be assigned to co-lead in collaboration with another CL depending on project needs.

    Field projects may be backcountry (hiking into the project site, camping away from a vehicle) or front country (such as driving to the project site daily, camping at the vehicle, or non-camping lodging). Projects may be urban (located in a city or town) or rural (located in national parks, forests, etc. with limited access to facilities and resources). Projects may include (but are not limited to):

    • Trail construction and maintenance
    • Invasive species management, including herbicide application
    • Habitat restoration
    • Fence installation/repair
    • Land management inventory and mapping
    • Fire fuels reduction
    • National disaster response efforts
    • Community service
    • Recreation and facilities maintenance and construction
    • Recreation signage repair

    Generally, crews work a 9-day or 4-day, 10-hour/day (some days may be up to 12 hours) ‘hitch’ schedule, while camping in front and backcountry settings. Typically, crews will have 3-5 days off between hitches. Days will include two 15-minute breaks and one 30-minute lunch. Crews should expect schedules and project work to vary.

    The Crew Leader position is an AmeriCorps term requiring a full-time, nine-month commitment.

     

    Responsibilities

    Conservation Project Management

    • Ensure that UCC policies and procedures are followed at the project site, camp site, and during travel
    • Cultivate a safe and productive environment at work and camp
    • Conduct risk assessment and management at project and campsites
    • Prepare crew members for project work and outdoor living, including working, camping, and traveling through inclement weather
    • Lead crew to accomplish daily and weekly project outcomes
    • Proactively communicate with field staff and project partners about project goals, progress, techniques, problems, etc.
    • Equip the crew with essential information, tools, first aid kits, and supplies for assigned project work, travel, and camping

     

    Crew Member Mentorship

    • Assist FLTs and field staff with Summer and Fall crew member training
    • Provide in-field guidance, training, and direction to crew members
    • Establish positive crew dynamics and a communicative atmosphere
    • Cultivate a supportive learning environment
    • Facilitate conflict management and resolution within the crew
    • Document and report crew member incidents, policy violations, and disciplinary action to field staff in an appropriate and timely manner

    Documentation & Reporting

    • Timely completion of documentation and reporting as assigned by field staff including, but not limited to:
      • Weekly Progress Reporting
      • Vehicle Inspection
      • Daily Safety logs
      • Incident reports
      • Crew Member check-ins and evaluations
      • Debrief notes
      • Tool and equipment logs
      • Rig-up/De-rig scheduling

     

    Who Are You?

    As applicant you understand and accept that the UCC is a career exploration program. Through this experience, you'll find a new level of hard work and determination by working long hours, oftentimes in challenging conditions. In the end, you will know you can conquer the hardest obstacles life can throw at you.

    Qualifications

    • Trail maintenance and construction experience
    • Chainsaw training and experience
    • Experience with group communication, conflict management & resolution
    • Maturity & professionalism in an environment with irregular and changing schedules
    • Self-motivated with a commitment to personal and professional growth
    • Alignment to UCC’s mission and values of safety, service, community, inclusivity, positivity, and commitment
    • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
    • Have a high school diploma or GED
    • Eligible to enroll in an AmeriCorps term of service
    • Agree to undergo a National Criminal History Check
    • 6 months minimum leadership or supervisory experience in a team or crew-based setting
    • Demonstrated outdoor/camping skills (guiding, conservation work, front country/backcountry skills – volunteer/informal/formal)

    Preferred

    • 6 months experience in conservation corps, public lands management, or work in similar fields
    • Employ effective communication with all levels of UCC members, staff, and administration

    Note: Participants must supply their own personal outdoor gear and equipment such as a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, day pack, multi-day pack, work pants, work boots, etc. A recommended gear-list will be provided prior to starting the term of service. UCC will provide project tools, personal protective gear, crew kitchen kit (stove, fuel, cooking and serving supplies) and transportation to and from projects. UCC participants are eligible for pro-deals.

     

    Why Work For Us?

    Professional Development

    All crew members will be trained in safe and proper tool use and maintenance, project techniques and management, backcountry, and outdoor living. Training topics may include chainsaw and hand tool use, project techniques, and first aid.

    This is collaborative work; members will learn to work as a team in areas they might otherwise not have visited, and with people, they may have otherwise not met. They will also have the opportunity to network with project partners, thereby developing possible future employment opportunities.

     

    Compensation & Benefits

    • AmeriCorps living allowance of $825 paid twice per month for Spring; Increased to $1,000 paid twice per month for Summer and Fall.
    • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, $6,495.00 (available upon successful completion of term)
    • Health Insurance benefit of up to $100 a month on new plans through the Marketplace on Healthcare.gov
    • Professional Development Training Fund: $250 available for use during term of service
    • Forbearance on qualifying student loans while in service
    • Conservation leadership experience
    • Wilderness First Responder Certification (~$800 value)
    • Chainsaw training with the option to qualify through UCC National USFS Chainsaw Program as an A Faller (apprentice sawyer)
    • Utah Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator License
    • Member Assistance Program (a mental wellness program)

     

    To Apply

    Complete the UCC the following Application  https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8eUXBytc5lNQboG

    You are required to attach a resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references (phone and email) to the online application.

    **Cover letters should describe the following:

    • Why you want to serve with Utah Conservation Corps
    • Your experience working within a group, including leadership roles
    • Other qualifications relating to the Crew Leader position

    Research shows that candidates from underrepresented populations often don’t apply for positions if they don’t meet all of the position qualifications and skillsets. UCC strongly encourages you to apply if you are interested!

    Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis starting 10/31/2022.

  • Disaster Response Deployment Coordinator (Southeast, US)

    $20.00 - $20.00 / hour

    Overview

    The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) is an AmeriCorps program dedicated to developing the conservation leaders of tomorrow. We're a non-residential AmeriCorps program composed of AmeriCorps members, staff, and partners dedicated to service to our community, environment, and regions requiring disaster response efforts. We seek to provide a more welcoming environment for people of all backgrounds and experience levels to ensure a healthy, vibrant, innovative, and sustainable corps. Our goals are to encourage and support more diverse populations serving in an inclusive environment within the UCC and to recognize where we fall short and address our shortcomings.

    UCC is a part of AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (A-DRT), a coalition of service programs from across the country dedicated to mobilizing our members to provide critical services at disaster sites. Over the past 10 years, UCC has sent crews to respond to Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, flooding in Louisiana, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, flooding in Iowa, and Hurricane Florence.

    • DATES: Open until filled. This position is dependent on receipt of Mission Assignment(s).
    • LOCATION(S): Flexible-on-site coordination before the crew is deployed Southeast Region of the United States or the US Territory of Puerto Rico (Exact location TBD
    • PAY RATE: $20.00 per hour + Daily Per Diem during deployment ($55/day; $41.25 on first and last travel days). Overtime may be incurred. Candidates should expect to work each day of the crew's 30-day deployment, including holidays and pre/post-deployment. The schedule is variable; coordination of multiple crews deployed at different sites may be part of this position. 

    The initial location is in Logan, Utah, but will be deployed to the assigned disaster site.

     

    Responsibilities

    The A-DRT Deployment Coordinator is an hourly staff position that is part of a leadership team. The Deployment Coordinator collaborates with the UCC A-DRT Program Coordinator and Deployment Leader in the preparation and execution of deployments. The person in this position is a critical liaison between the Program Coordinator, Deployment Leader, and crew to ensure administrative and on-the-ground needs are met. This is a temporary, hourly position with the Utah Conservation Corps.

    Crews consist of approximately 4-6 Crew Members and will be assigned to projects by the Incident Command. This work may include mucking and gutting of affected homes, roof tarping, community volunteer management, and connecting residents to local social services.

    Disaster response and recovery is rewarding work, but it is also emotionally and physically challenging. You will be working with communities that have undergone significant trauma and loss. Compassion, resilience, creativity, tenacity, and self-awareness are essential. Once deployed, there will be little to no time off and will include serving on holidays. Additionally, the selected candidate should be prepared to work and live in challenging conditions with little infrastructure. The Deployment Coordinator will assist with crew integration into the assigned Incident Command Unit upon arrival. Additionally, the Deployment Coordinator will:

    • Assist the Program Coordinator and Deployment Leader(s) and crew(s) in logistical and operational support of A-DRT deployments.
    • Partner with the Deployment Leader to provide crew(s) with both pre-deployment and on-site training
    • Provide direct support and supervision of Deployment Leader(s) and Crew Members, including briefing and debriefing techniques to support the safety, health, and efficiency of crew
    • Coordinate with UCC, A-DRT, FEMA, and other agencies or organizations to plan and execute daily disaster response duties, briefings, and reporting
    • Assume incident command leadership roles if needed
    • Visit crew(s) at work sites as needed
    • Purchase supplies and other necessities for the crew(s)
    • Review and approve service hours and progress reporting
    • Ensure UCC policies and procedures are followed during deployment
    • Support the Deployment Leader in enforcing disciplinary action when needed
    • Facilitate a positive and productive deployment experience for A-DRT crews
    • Other duties as needed

     

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Previous A-DRT program administration including development and support of communications, logistics and operations.
    • Ability to collaborate with multiple organizations.

    • Extensive administrative and leadership experience

    • Experience providing strong support to leadership in high-stress environments or situations

    • Strong interpersonal, conflict management, and organizational skills

    • Ability to be proactive and seek out creative solutions to complex issues

    • Valid Driver's License and good driving record to perform essential job functions

    • Job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with national service and volunteerism

     

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple projects.
    • Ability to adapt to changing conditions or work assignments.
    • 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.
    • Willingness to learn new skills or techniques.
  • Disaster Response Deployment Leader (Southeast, US)

    $16.00 / hour

    Overview

    The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) is an AmeriCorps program dedicated to developing the conservation leaders of tomorrow. We're a non-residential AmeriCorps program composed of AmeriCorps members, staff, and partners dedicated to service to our community, environment, and regions requiring disaster response efforts. We seek to provide a more welcoming environment for people of all backgrounds and experience levels to ensure a healthy, vibrant, innovative, and sustainable corps. Our goals are to encourage and support more diverse populations serving in an inclusive environment within the UCC and to recognize where we fall short and address our shortcomings.

    UCC is a part of AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (A-DRT), a coalition of service programs from across the country dedicated to mobilizing our members to provide critical services at disaster sites. Over the past 10 years, UCC has sent crews to respond to Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, flooding in Louisiana, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, flooding in Iowa, and Hurricane Florence.

    • DATES: Open until filled. This position is dependent on receipt of Mission Assignment(s).
    • LOCATION(S): Logan field office until deployed. Deployment is expected in the Southeast Region of the United States or the US Territory of Puerto Rico (Exact location TBD)
    • PAY RATE: $16.00 per hour + Per Diem during deployment ($55/day; $41.25 on first and last travel days). Overtime will be incurred. Candidates should expect to work each day of the 30-day deployment, including holidays and pre/post-deployment.

    Initial job locations is Logan, Utah, but will then be deployed to assigned disaster site.

     

    Responsibilities

    The A-DRT Deployment Leader is an hourly staff position that is part of a leadership team. The Deployment Leader collaborates with the UCC A-DRT Program Coordinator and Deployment Coordinator in preparation and execution of deployments. While deployed, the Deployment Leader is responsible for the direct supervision of A-DRT AmeriCorps Crew Members, travel and logistics, and oversight of the assigned project at the disaster site. This is a temporary, hourly position with the Utah Conservation Corps. Deployments are 30 days.

    Crews consist of approximately 4-6 Crew Members and will be assigned to projects by the Incident Command. This work may include mucking and gutting of affected homes, roof tarping, community volunteer management, and connecting residents to local social services.

    Disaster response and recovery is rewarding work, but it is also emotionally and physically challenging. You will be working with communities that have undergone significant trauma and loss. Compassion, resilience, creativity, tenacity, and self-awareness are essential. Once deployed, there will be little to no time off and will include serving on holidays. Additionally, the selected candidate should be prepared to work and live in challenging conditions with little infrastructure.

    During the deployment, members will be provided transportation, housing, a living allowance and per diem. The Deployment Leader will:

    • Provide direction and leadership to A-DRT crews daily on the worksite
    • Ensure crew safety and well-being on and off the work site
    • Coordinate with UCC, A-DRT, FEMA, and other agencies or organizations to plan, execute, and report on daily disaster response duties
    • Problem-solve and adapt to changing needs at the disaster site
    • Approve service hours completed by Crew Members
    • Lead or assist with pre-deployment and on-site training
    • Coordinate with the ADRT Program Coordinator and Deployment Coordinator (Leadership Team) in planning for travel, housing, food, training, gear, and any other deployment needs before traveling to the disaster response location
    • Collaborate with the leadership team to make purchases or requests related to crew and project needs
    • Assist the leadership team in tracking and reporting accurate data, including member training, project assignments, accomplishments, etc.
    • Coordinate with other leaders and personnel at the disaster site to ensure efficient project operations
    • Ensure UCC policies and procedures are followed during deployment
    • Enforce disciplinary action as needed
    • Facilitate a positive and productive deployment experience for A-DRT crews
    • Other duties, as assigned

     

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Extensive leadership experience, specifically in high-stress environments or situations

    • Strong interpersonal, conflict management, and organizational skills

    • Ability to be proactive and seek out creative solutions to complex issues

    • Valid Driver's License and good driving record to perform essential job functions

    • Job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with national service and volunteerism

    • Experience with disaster response operations 

     

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple projects.
    • Ability to adapt to changing conditions or work assignments.
    • 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.
    • Willingness to learn new skills or techniques.
  • USU Permaculture Initiative Assistant (Individual Placement)

    Logan
    $8,811.00 - $8,811.00 / season

    Schedule
    Position is Monday through Friday with some weekend and evening work required. Begins February 1, 2023.

    Job Summary
    Applications are now being accepted for a 12-month term (900 hours, approximately 20 hours/week) AmeriCorps position with the Utah State University (USU) Permaculture Initiative and the permaculture teaching garden on main campus in Logan, UT. This position is coordinated by Roslynn McCann (ENVS) and Jake Powell (LAEP). The AmeriCorps Permaculture Initiative Assistant will work with a variety of audiences primarily via education and outreach. Permaculture is a design framework guided by ethics and principles, mimicking the diversity, functionality, and resilience of natural ecosystems.

    Position Goal
    To increase involvement with the USU main campus permaculture garden - and understanding of permaculture design - by university faculty, students, facilities staff, and Cache Valley residents.

    Position Objectives

    • Complete garden maintenance, harvesting, and integrate additional planting as needed in collaboration with the permaculture leadership team (found at permaculture.usu.edu under “Our Partners”), Bridgerland Audubon Society and USU Facilities. Garden Site Operation Manual to be referenced for all maintenance and harvesting.
    • Pursue bench installation through a USU Sustainability Grant Application.
    • Oversee dietetic students completing garden rotations to fulfill required supervised practice rotations and volunteer experiences (in collaboration with Alyssa Reidhead in NDFS).
    • Further student service-learning opportunities through collaborating with the Center for Community Engaged Learning, as well as the Student Sustainability Office.
    • House monthly community workshops/garden tours/webinars, advertised via the permaculture meetup page, local newspapers, flyers, and social media.
    • Host early spring community seed swap using leftover seeds from last year.
    • Design and manage a strategic plan for community and USU class involvement in permaculture, including service, educational and fundraising events. Plan should include expansion and longevity of the USU permaculture initiative.

    Qualifications
    The successful candidate will have a background in education, horticulture, ecology, or landscape architecture and environmental planning. Must enjoy being outdoors and working with all age groups. Teaching experience preferred. The following skills are benefits to this position (and any should be addressed in the letter of interest):

    • Be a United States citizen, U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
    • Be at least 18 years of age; and
    • Have a high school diploma or GED or work towards obtaining one while in the program. It is a requirement to obtain a high school diploma or GED before one is eligible to use the Education Award.
    • Ability to pass background check. (Must be clear of any record on the National Sex Offender Public Registry. Must have a criminal record clear of any conviction(s) for murder)
    • Experience in permaculture/gardening practices and how to implement
    • Collaborating with a variety of team members, ranging from professors to knowledgeable community members
    • Recruiting and training volunteers
    • Knowledge of how to use gardening equipment and maintaining gardens
    • Capability of overseeing the design and implementation of additional gardens
    • Working with stakeholders/collaborators to develop the budget for the different projects
    • Ability to develop clear priorities for the permaculture initiative, and share these regularly with planning team
    • Procuring seeds and other planting materials
    • Overseeing harvesting, storage, and use of produce
    • Creating or overseeing student/volunteers work schedules
    • Providing evaluations for students completing above experiences
    • Completing letters of recommendation for students applying to programs and internships
    • Harvesting and preserving local produce for use in Food Literacy course and for community donations
    • Planning and implementing education/outreach events, fundraising events and submitting relevant funding proposals

    Permaculture
    Permaculture is a regenerative design process mimicking the diversity, functionality and resilience of natural ecosystems. The principles and practices are drawn from traditional ecological knowledge of Indigenous cultures combined with modern scientific understanding and technological innovations. Permaculture design provides a framework helping individuals and communities develop innovative, creative and effective strategies for meeting basic needs while preparing for and mitigating the projected impacts of climate change.

    Salary
    Compensation a total of living allowance of $8,8111 (disbursed bimonthly for the 12-month period; is taxable income), and an additional education award ($3,172.50) upon successful completion of the 900-hour commitment. Student Loan Forbearance & Payment of Interest Accrued during the position term. Permaculture training and travel to attend a spring Community Rebuilds permaculture course in/near Moab is included.

    To Apply

    Please submit your resume and a maximum 1-page letter of interest to Roslynn Brain McCann at roslynn.mccann@usu.edu

  • Canyonlands Field Institute Site Steward (Individual Placement)

    Moab
    $6,552.00 - $6,552.00 / season

    SPRING TERM (675 hr)

    • March 1- June 30, 2023

    FALL TERM (675 hr)

    • August 1 to November 15, 2023

    Primary Location: Professor Valley Field Camp, Mile Marker 19.5, Hwy 128, Moab, UT

    Position Description
    The Site Steward is an Individual Placement AmeriCorps position under the auspices of Utah Conservation Corps. The AmeriCorps Individual Placement receives a bimonthly living stipend and educational award upon completion.

    The Steward is based at Professor Valley Field Camp, a rustic facility on private land located 20 miles from Moab, UT. The camp surrounded by open space, world class views and spectacular night skies. The Field Camp has two yurts, 15 tipis and storage barn and is used for environmental/outdoor education.

    The Site Steward primarily works with middle and high school groups though will also support a few adult and family programs. The Site Steward lives at the Field Camp in either a yurt or small RV unit. There is electricity, hauled culinary water, cell service, limited internet. Showers are available in town. During programs, meals are provided. The Steward must have own reliable vehicle to commute to and from town; official work-related mileage will be reimbursed.

    Duties:

    • Approximately 50% of the duties will be related to improvements and grounds work funded by Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation infrastructure grants. The remaining 50% will be duties in support of Environmental Education programs at the camp and at the CFI headquarters in Moab.
    • Perform removal of invasive plants and utilize in permaculture berms, do new plantings, monitor, and manage irrigation drip system.
    • Light camp facility upkeep such as seasonal tipi set up and take down, culinary water testing, routine cleaning, organizing supplies.
    • Assists with camping equipment and vehicle checks at the CFI headquarters.
    • Plan and lead short service-learning activities with school groups.
    • Assist camp cook during programs.
    • Drive crew shuttle for educational river trips.
    • Assist with one or two adult/public outreach events and service projects.
    • Assist with data, photography and interviews for grant reporting and media coverage.
    • Conduct Adopt a Site monitoring for archaeological site in Professor Valley.

    Training/Professional Development

    • Organization mission, values, vision, long range plans
    • Field Camp and river operations.
    • Driver training (must be 21 years minimum for insurance.)
    • Permaculture, local flora, invasive weed identification and treatment, local fauna and history
    • Hand tools including power tools: drill/driver and weed trimmers
    • Outfitter style camp cooking
    • Volunteer and service-learning management

    AmeriCorps Requirements (all below required)

    • Be a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.
    • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
    • Must undergo and pass national Criminal History Check.
    • Eligible to serve in an AmeriCorps State/national term (two previous terms allowed) 
    • Commitment to completing your Term of Service.

    Additional CFI Requirements

    • Physical ability to lift 30 lb
    • A valid driver's license, 21 and older to meet insurance requirements, provide Motor Vehicle Report, clean driving record for 3 years.
    • Successful applicant must provide own reliable vehicle that suitable for accessing site.
    • DOT medical examination certificate, current.
    • Minimum of Basic First Aid & CPR or better
    • Proof of Covid Vaccination
    • Be comfortable living in a remote location, at times entirely alone and at others with large groups up to 60 in number.
    • Enjoy working with youth aged 12-18.
    • Physically able to work outdoors 8-10 hours a day in a range of weather conditions.
    • Live on site at Professor Valley Field Camp; no pets, no tobacco use.
    • A positive and professional manner with diverse populations

    Compensation

    • Housing Provided at Field Camp (Yurt or small RV) valued at $400/month
      • NOTE: no laundry provided. No pets. No tobacco use. Guest policy in effect.
    • Meals provided during programs on site.
    • Total living allownace $6,552.00 (Living allowance stipend is taxable and is disbursed on a bimonthly basis. The amount presented is the total gross amount. Forbearance on qualifying student loans may also be an option while in service.)
    • Education Award $2,474.27 (available upon completion of service term)

    To  Apply

    Cover letter, Resume, 3 references, First aid/CPR Certificates, send to Karla VanderZanden, founder@cfimoab.org. Please indicate what term you are applying for. Proof of covid vaccination, DOT Med Exam and Motor Vehicle Report will be required prior to final hiring decision.

  • Technical Coordinator

    Logan
    $36,000.00 - $36,000.00 / year

    Overview

    The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) Technical Coordinator (Program Assistant III) plans and coordinates the day-to-day fiscal, administrative, and operations for UCC's Northern Regional Office. The Technical Coordinator is primarily responsible for providing leadership and technical expertise to crews to ensure all field crew members are adequately trained and prepared to work in a safe environment. This position reports to UCC's Northern Regional Coordinator.

    Responsibilities

    Responsibility Number: 1; Percent: 35%

    • Provides technical, logistical, and administrative support to field crews
    • Assists the Northern Regional Coordinator in the supervision of field crews stationed throughout the Intermountain West
    • Oversees the day-to-day management of conservation projects
    • Supports field crews with training, guidance, and constructive feedback
    • Serves as a role model, resource, mediator, and advisor for field crews
    • Ensures compliance with UCC, AmeriCorps, and USU policies, including enforcing disciplinary procedures when necessary
    • Completes mid-term and final evaluations for all Field Logistics Technicians, Crew Leaders, and Crew Members
    • Performs weekly check-in calls with field crews and approves member timesheets
    • Supervises the rig-up (pre-hitch) and de-rig of crews (post-hitch)
    • Assists in securing lodging and accommodations for crews while on project hitches
    • Coordinates with the Northern Regional Coordinator to support the on-call schedule and occasionally work weekends or nights

    Responsibility Number: 2; Percent: 25%

    • Assists the Northern Regional Coordinator with training and supervision of up to 180 seasonal AmeriCorps members including: Field Logistics Technicians, Crew Leaders, and Crew Members.
    • Oversees the herbicide application program including training, use, storage, and disposal.
    • 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
    • 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
    • Conducts regular risk management and policy audits which includes collecting and reporting data
    • Purchases and maintains tools, equipment, gear, and first aid supplies including proper storage
    • Manages inventory and develops equipment checkout systems
    • Works with the Operations & Logistics Coordinator to manage UCC fleet, vehicle assignments, and mileage reporting

    Responsibility Number: 3; Percent: 25%

    • Assists the Regional Coordinator with:
      • Operations, scheduling, and solicitation of projects
      • Project development and emergency response plans
      • Evaluation of field crews' technical skill retention during field site visits
    • Attends professional meetings with current and potential project partners as needed
    • Collaborates with project partners to plan equipment needs, work schedules, training needs, and data management

    Responsibility Number: 4; Percent: 15%

    • Attends weekly program staff meeting to report on field crews and projects
    • Participates in UCC's strategic planning meetings
    • Meets with program staff to annually assess and revise member training
    • Assists the AmeriCorps Program Coordinator in:
      • Enrollment of AmeriCorps members
      • AmeriCorps compliance related to member management, placement, and progress reporting
      • Submission progress reports for multiple AmeriCorps grants
    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Four years of experience; or an associate degree/technical training plus two years of experience; or a bachelor’s degree
    • 1+ year of conservation field and experience
    • Group leadership experience in a formal or informal setting
    • Ability to complete physically demanding conservation projects in remote locations with variable weather conditions
    • Experience developing and implementing field trainings
    • Willingness to expand conservation and supervisory skills
    • First Aid/CPR and a willingness to certify as a Wilderness First Aid instructor
    • Trail building experience and the ability to develop and implement training courses for members
    • Chainsaw training and experience and the ability to qualify as B Faller
    • Job offer is contingent upon a successfully passed background check

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Wilderness First Responder certification
    • Trail building, layout, and maintenance experience
    • Commercial pesticide applicator license
    • Chainsaw fleet management experience
    • Bachelor's degree in environmental studies, environmental education, conservation, or a related field

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    • Strong interpersonal, relationship-building, conflict management, and partnership-building skills
    • Advanced organizational skills and ability to use multiple data tracking/reporting systems
    • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Experience and comfort with speaking in front of large groups
    • Program leadership, professional development, and mentoring experience
    • Knowledge of AmeriCorps/National Service, community volunteerism, environmental education, non-profit organizations, and natural resource conservation issues desired
    • Basic word processing and data management skills

    Required Documents

    Along with the online application, please attach:

    • Resume 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

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

    Advertised Salary $36,000 minimum, commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

    To Apply

    https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/5870/utah-conservation-corps-technical-coordinator/job?mobile=false&width=1233&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-420&jun1offset=-360 

  • Green Urban Lunch Box Harvest Lead (Individual Placement)

    $11,399.00 - $11,399.00 / season

    The Green Urban Lunch Box is hiring a 1200 hr AmeriCorps Harvest Leader Position in our FruitShare program. This position is based in Salt Lake City, UT and will begin on January 9, 2023 and end on October 31, 2023. The AmeriCorps Harvest Leader is an essential team member who will support our mission to rescue fruit from going to waste to feed hungry families with healthy and fresh food. The Harvest Leader position is offered through Utah Conservation Corps and is a great opportunity to learn about how to care for and harvest fruit trees, community organizing, and hunger relief efforts in our community. Join us this season and apply today!

    Primary Duties

    • Prune fruit trees around the city in the wintertime
    • Fertilize fruit trees with organic compost tea in the spring
    • Thin and harvest fruit trees in the spring-fall season
    • Educate homeowners and volunteers about fruit tree care and fruit rescue
    • Lead community harvest events with volunteers
    • Organize fruit harvested for distribution
    • Attend staff meetings 2x/month and participate in organizational events

    AmeriCorps Requirements

    • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
    • At least age 18 by the start of service term
    • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
    • Must undergo and pass a National Criminal History Check
    • Eligible to serve in an AmeriCorps State/National term
    • Commitment to completing their Term of Service (start date-end date)

    Training/Professional Development you will receive:

    • Training on urban fruit tree care and harvesting techniques
    • Training on organic fertilizing techniques
    • Data collection, validation, and reporting training
    • Volunteer Management Training

    Additional Requirements

    • Ability to work 30hrs/week
    • Physical ability to lift 50 lbs, carry ladders, and climb trees
    • A valid Utah driver's license
    • A positive and professional manner with diverse populations

    Compensation

    This is a 1200 hr AmeriCorps position that comes with these benefits:

    • $11,399 living allowance (paid in even disbursements throughout term of service)
    • $4,441.50 education award (available to members after successful service term)
    • Federal student loan forbearance and workers comp for all members.

    Benefits

    • A weekly CSA share provided by The Green Urban Lunch Box for 20 weeks during the growing season
    • Access to all farmer education classes in our Small Farm Initiative
    • Flexible schedule

    To Apply

    If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Katie Nelson at katie@gulb.org  by December 9, 2022

  • Environmental Education Assistant (Individual Placement)

    $6,750.00 - $6,750.00 / season

    FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake is seeking a part-time Environmental Education Assistant to complete a 450-hour term of service AmeriCorps position through the Utah Conservation Corps (an average of 24 hours per week) over a 7-month period (March 20 – October 27, 2023). The Environmental Education Assistant will play a key facilitation role within our fourth grade Lakeside Learning Field Trip program, our three summer camps in June, outreach events, and other special events hosted by FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake.

    This position is a 450-hour Utah Conservation Corps term will run March 20 – October 27, 2023.

    • Lakeside Learning Field Trips take place Monday through Friday, between 8am-2pm during the months of March-June and August-October at Antelope Island State Park and Great Salt Lake State Park. The ideal candidate will be available during these hours with some flexibility.
    • The weekly time commitment will be variable. This position will average 24 hours per week during our Spring (March 27-June 2) and Fall (August 28-October 20) field trip seasons, up to 40 hours per week during summer camps (June 12-16, June 19-23, & June 26-30), and as little as 5 hours per week between peak seasons (July & August).
    • Some additional work during evenings and weekends will be required, particularly for outreach and special events.

    The Environmental Education Assistant will:

    • Assist in the facilitation of our Lakeside Learning Field Trip program, including:
      • Attend orientation and training the week of March 20-24, including completion of CPR/First Aid certification.
      • Lead groups of up to 25 fourth grade students through a series of outdoor educational activities at Antelope Island State Park and Great Salt Lake State Park
      • Adapt to outdoor conditions and follow protocol to ensure safety of students
      • Utilize inquiry-based informal education techniques to encourage student participation and engagement
      • Advance FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake’s mission by promoting environmental conservation and stewardship
      • Reinforce Utah Science with Engineering Education (SEEd) Standards
      • Prepare and maintain field trip gear
    • Co-lead Great Salt Lake Summer Camps (three, week-long day camps for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders) *Candidate must be available the weeks of June 12-16, June 19-23, and June 26-30, from 8:30am-4:30pm.
      • Candidate will be responsible for driving up to 5 campers to designated sites in vehicle provided by summer camp partners
      • Candidate will help facilitate activities for groups ranging from 5-15 campers at a time
    • Attend and engage the public at community outreach events, including some weekends
    • Attend and engage members (without soliciting donations) at the annual fall membership event (3pm-10pm on 10/5/23)
    • Attend and assist at other special events including the Alfred Lambourne Arts Program (9/2023), and International Coastal Cleanup (9/16/2023)

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Capable of acting as a group facilitator and effective at communicating with a variety of audiences
    • Comfortable working with youth in an outdoor settin
    • Dependability & punctuality
    • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and a calm demeanor in stressful situations
    • Basic knowledge of ecology and ability to quickly learn new concepts
    • Able to walk moderate distances (<2 miles) over uneven terrain and lift moderate loads (<40 pounds)
    • Valid driver’s license, car insurance, and access to personal transportation to FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake office (150 South 600 East, Suite 5D, Salt Lake City, UT) and summer camp partner sites (Natural History Museum of Utah & University of Utah Youth Education Building)

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Experience working with children preferably in an outdoor and/or educational setting
    • Knowledge of Great Salt Lake ecosystem and local conservation, education, and management groups
    • Social media platform experience
    • Safety training and certifications

    AmeriCorps Requirements: 

    • Be a United States citizen, U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • Be eligible to serve an AmeriCorps term of service
    • Have a high school diploma or GED or work towards obtaining one while in the program. It is a requirement to obtain a high school diploma or GED before one is eligible to use the Education Award.
    • Must be clear of any record on the National Sex Offender Public Registry. Must have a criminal record clear of any conviction(s) for murder

    Compensation:
    $6,750 living stipend paid in even disbursements throughout the term of service and a $1,718.25 Education Award (given upon completion of service – this award can be used for future schooling or federal student loans).

    Please note: Any offer of employment will be conditional, pending the candidate’s successful enrollment in AmeriCorps/Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) and successful completion of a criminal background check. For more information about the UCC, visit www.usu.edu/ucc/

    To Apply

    Email a resume and cover letter to Katie Newburn at pelican@fogsl.org  no later than February 10, 2023.

  • Red Butte Garden: School Programs Environmental Educator (Individual Placement)

    $26,505.00 - $26,505.00 / year

    Red Butte Garden, Utah’s botanical garden and arboretum and the largest botanical garden in the intermountain west, is excited to accept applications for an environmental educator in our School Programs department. Join our team and become a School Programs Educator and provide direct services to our community through our botany and science-based programs for K-12 students throughout the state. Share your passion for plants, the outdoors, and the environment to school aged (K-12) kids during classroom visits, field trips, remote learning, and more. Gain valuable experience developing, teaching, and evaluating curricula for School Programs based on NGSS and Utah’s SEEd standards. Develop resume building skills through professional development opportunities. Work in a beautiful botanical garden and travel to schools throughout the state. Must enjoy being outdoors, informal education, and working with school aged children.

    This full-time, 12-month term (1700 hours) AmeriCorps position is offered through Utah Conservation Corps and is a great opportunity to grow your skills in environmental education, botany, horticulture, NGSS & SEEd science standards, and more. There are two positions available.

    Primary Duties

    • Perform environmental education to elementary school students, with occasional middle and high school students, throughout the state
    • Communicating with and instructing teachers
    • Traveling to classrooms throughout the state, sometimes on overnight trips, and driving our education vehicle
    • Assisting with scheduling and processing of programs and supplies.
    • Assisting with daily operations by maintaining, manufacturing, and collecting supplies, facilities, and equipment
    • Assisting with acquiring and analyzing program evaluations
    • Assisting the Programs Department with other activities, programs, and seasonal events as needed
    • Assisting the Programs Department in developing and revising program curriculum and materials
    • Develop a data tracking plan and collect and report AmeriCorps impact data timely and accurately.

    Training/Professional Development you will receive

    • Professional development opportunities vary but typically include on-site training, SEEd training, informal science education networking opportunities, and virtual STEM and National Association of Interpretation professional development offerings as available.
    • Data collection and reporting training (required)

    Qualifications

    • Background in science, education, environmental studies, botany, or horticulture preferred
    • Proven written and verbal communication skills
    • Must enjoy working outside, in classrooms, and with children
    • Proven basic Word, Excel, and Outlook skills
    • Previous experience working with children and some knowledge of basic lesson planning
    • Proactive, flexible, strong organizational skills; ability to work both independently and as part of a team

    AmeriCorps Requirements

    • Be a United States citizen, U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident alien of the United States • Be at least 18 years of age
    • Be eligible to serve an AmeriCorps term of service
    • Have a high school diploma or GED or work towards obtaining one while in the program. It is a requirement to obtain a high school diploma or GED before one is eligible to use the Education Award.
    • Must be clear of any record on the National Sex Offender Public Registry. Must have a criminal record clear of any conviction(s) for murder

    Additional Requirements (optional, but encouraged)

    • Physical ability to lift 50 lbs., carry ladders, stand, and walk on uneven, hilly terrain
    • A valid driver's license and reliable vehicle if unable to utilize public transportation
    • A positive and professional manner with diverse populations

    Compensation (required) This is a 1700-hr AmeriCorps position that comes with these benefits:

    • $26,505.00 living allowance (paid in even disbursements throughout term of service)
    • $6,340 education award (available to members after successful service term)
    • Federal student loan forbearance and workers comp for all members.
    • Childcare and insurance benefits for 1700 hr members only.

    Position is Monday through Friday with some weekend and evening work required. Begins January 2023.

    To Apply

    To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and 2 references by December 9th to:
    Sarah.Sandoval@redbutte.utah.edu 

  • BLM: Ecological Site Inventory Team Leader (Individual Placement)

    $12,150.00 - $12,150.00 / season
    • Contract period:
      • Start Date: April
      • End Date: October
        • See end of document for approximate dates and application instructions.
    • Location: Salt Lake City Field Office
    • Compensation: See table below.

    Position Overview

    Become a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Team Member and provide direct services to our community through our Rangeland Resources Program. The Ecological Site Inventory (ESI) Team Crew Leader position is offered through Utah Conservation Corp (UCC). This is early leadership level position and is a great opportunity to learn about managing rangeland vegetation and how to monitor rangelands while serving your community as an AmeriCorps service member. The successful candidate will work out of the BLM Salt Lake Field Office in Salt Lake City, Utah. The project will be coordinated by Range Management Specialists. Field work will be done in a remote backcountry setting and requires strenuous exertion. Weather and terrain conditions may be extreme (e.g., heat, cold, thunderstorms, steep terrain). Frequent overnight stays in BLM field stations or camping will be required. Develop a data tracking plan and collect and report AmeriCorps impact data timely and accurately.

    Primary Duties

    The successful candidates will:

    • Perform work outdoors in the field involving monitoring rangeland vegetation, soils, and ecosystems using established protocols and standardized equipment
    • Assists in coordination of work schedules and field work for 2 interns
    • Leads interns in data collection using GPS and other field data records. The lead will be responsible for QA/QD of all data and work
    • Office duties will largely consist of vegetative data entry and report writing. In addition, some specialized skills using GIS and remote sensing software in the development of geospatial data layers

    Training/Professional Development provided:

    • Training on vegetation monitoring protocols used in ESI monitoring--ecosystem specific plant identification, range trend, utilization, and interpreting indicators of rangeland health
    • Basic GIS and GPS skills Data collection and reporting training

    Qualifications

    The following are the minimum qualifications. Research shows that candidates from underrepresented populations often don’t apply for positions if they don’t meet all the position qualifications and skill sets. The BLM and UCC strongly encourages you to apply if you are interested!

    • Be a United States citizen, U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • Have a high school diploma or GED or work towards obtaining one while in the program (It is a requirement to obtain a high school diploma or GED before one is eligible to use the Education Award.)
    • Must be clear of any record on the National Sex Offender Public Registry
    • Must have a criminal record clear of any conviction(s) for murder
    • Must be eligible to enroll in an AmeriCorps term of service
    • A positive and professional manner and willingness to engage with diverse populations
    • Must be willing to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
    • Members must have a high fitness level and an interest in frequent camping in BLM field stations or in a backcountry setting
    • Ability to coordinate multiple projects with multiple interns and provide progress reports to BLM staff
    • Ability and willingness to work alone/ in a small group with minimal supervision
    • Must be willing and able to take initiative, work independently, and participate in collaborative efforts
    • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals.
    • Previous field experience
    •  Experience in data collection, management, and report composition
    • Experience in various uses of GPS
    • Experience and to use a plant key
    • Familiarity with scientific names and pant terminology
    • Physical ability to lift 50 lbs
    • A valid driver's license

    Compensation
    This is an AmeriCorps position that comes with these benefits:

    • AmeriCorps total living allowance of $12,150.00 (divided evenly throughout term) + $2,474.27 Education Award (available upon completion of service)

    **For full position description visit https://www.usu.edu/ucc/files/2023_BLM_ESI_teamleader_PD.pdf**

    To Apply

    How to Apply Interested? Please send a cover letter, resume, and 2 references to dwtucker@blm.gov. Application review will start February 13, 2023 

  • BLM: Ecological Site Inventory Team Member (Individual Placement)

    $7,650.00 - $7,650.00 / season
    • Contract period:
      • Start Date: April
      • End Date: October
        • See end of document for approximate dates and application instructions.
    • Location: Salt Lake City Field Office
    • Compensation: See table below.

    Position Overview

    Become a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Team Member and provide direct services to our community through our Rangeland Resources Program. The Ecological Site Inventory (ESI) Team Crew Leader position is offered through Utah Conservation Corp (UCC). This is early leadership level position and is a great opportunity to learn about managing rangeland vegetation and how to monitor rangelands while serving your community as an AmeriCorps service member. The successful candidate will work out of the BLM Salt Lake Field Office in Salt Lake City, Utah. The project will be coordinated by Range Management Specialists. Field work will be done in a remote backcountry setting and requires strenuous exertion. Weather and terrain conditions may be extreme (e.g., heat, cold, thunderstorms, steep terrain). Frequent overnight stays in BLM field stations or camping will be required. Develop a data tracking plan and collect and report AmeriCorps impact data timely and accurately.

    Primary Duties

    The successful candidates will:

    • Perform work outdoors in the field involving monitoring rangeland vegetation, soils, and ecosystems using established protocols and standardized equipment
    • Office duties will largely consist of vegetative data entry and report writing. In addition, some specialized skills using GIS and remote sensing software in the development of geospatial data layers

    Training/Professional Development provided:

    • Training on vegetation monitoring protocols used in ESI monitoring--ecosystem specific plant identification, range trend, utilization, and interpreting indicators of rangeland health
    • Basic GIS and GPS skills Data collection and reporting training

    Qualifications

    The following are the minimum qualifications. Research shows that candidates from underrepresented populations often don’t apply for positions if they don’t meet all the position qualifications and skill sets. The BLM and UCC strongly encourages you to apply if you are interested!

    • Be a United States citizen, U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • Have a high school diploma or GED or work towards obtaining one while in the program (It is a requirement to obtain a high school diploma or GED before one is eligible to use the Education Award.)
    • Must be clear of any record on the National Sex Offender Public Registry
    • Must have a criminal record clear of any conviction(s) for murder
    • Must be eligible to enroll in an AmeriCorps term of service
    • A positive and professional manner and willingness to engage with diverse populations
    • Must be willing to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
    • Members must have a high fitness level and an interest in frequent camping in BLM field stations or in a backcountry setting
    • Ability to coordinate multiple projects with multiple interns and provide progress reports to BLM staff
    • Ability and willingness to work alone/ in a small group with minimal supervision
    • Must be willing and able to take initiative, work independently, and participate in collaborative efforts
    • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals.
    • Previous field experience
    • Experience in data collection, management, and report composition
    • Experience in various uses of GPS
    • Experience and to use a plant key
    • Familiarity with scientific names and pant terminology
    • Physical ability to lift 50 lbs
    • A valid driver's license

    Compensation
    This is an AmeriCorps position that comes with these benefits:

    • AmeriCorps living allowance of $7,650 dispersed on a bimonthly basis + $1,718.25 Education Award (available upon completion of service)

    **For full position description visit https://www.usu.edu/ucc/files/2023_BLM_ESI_teammember_PD.pdf**

    To Apply

    Interested? Please send a cover letter, resume, and 2 references to dwtucker@blm.gov.
    Application review will start March 13, 2023

How to Apply

Learn more and apply today!


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