Crew Leader

  • Larimer County Conservation Corps
  • Larimer County, Colorado, United States
  • Feb 23, 2017
Seasonal Biology/Ecology Environmental Protection Forestry Natural Resources Sustainability

Job Description

Overview:

The Larimer County Conservation Corps (LCCC) promotes individual development through service for the benefit of our environment and community. Our programs empower corpsmembers to develop personal and professional skills, gain environmental awareness and actively engage in the community, while developing self-sufficiency to help them become productive members of our community. The LCCC is an accredited corps through the Colorado Youth Corps Association and The Corps Network and is based in Fort Collins, Colorado.


The crew leader is a seasonal, supervisory position managing a crew that performs various conservation projects.  Crew leaders work side-by-side with corpsmembers to complete work projects in a variety of weather conditions and terrain. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Crew Leadership:

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

Project Implementation:

  • Complete conservation projects
  • Perform duties expected of any corpsmember including conservation work, meal preparation, camp clean up/set up, and other day-to-day duties
  • Demonstrate the safe operation and maintenance of tools and equipment
  • Use technology to accurately complete digital daily and weekly logs
  • Coordinate logistics with project sponsors, program coordinator, and corps manager

In addition to the responsibilities of all Crew Leaders, the following are required for each specific job:

AgriCorps Crew Leader

  • Supervise a crew of eight corpsmembers, ages 14-16
  • Complete various agriculture and horticulture projects

Land Crew Leader

  • Supervise a crew of eight corpsmembers, ages 16 to 18, on a daily basis and overnight campouts as needed
  • Complete trail building and maintenance, invasive species removal, fence construction, river clean-up and debris removal projects

RMNP Crew Leader

  • Supervise a crew of eight corpsmembers, ages 18 to 25, on a daily basis and overnight campouts
  • Complete trail building and maintenance, invasive species removal, and habitat restoration projects

Sawyer Crew Leader

  • Certified Class B Sawyer through S-212.
  • Supervise a crew of six corpsmembers, ages 18 to 25, on a daily basis and overnight campouts
  • Complete fire mitigation, hazardous tree removal, and invasive species management using chainsaws (other projects may include habitat restoration, fence construction, and trail work)

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and problem solving skills
  • Clear and effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Background working in a team environment, providing supervision to a diverse group
  • Proficient troubleshooting and conflict management skills
  • Possession of High School Diploma or GED
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado driver's license

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with conservation techniques, construction, landscaping, agriculture and/or tool maintenance
  • One year of experience in the outdoor education field
  • Previous conservation corps experience
  • A bachelor's degree in natural resources, forestry, agriculture, or education related field

 

Physical Requirements:

Must have:

  • Acceptable eyesight, including clear near and far vision, good depth perception
  • Adequate hearing to perform job function
  • Appropriate voice skills to be clearly understood on the telephone and in public contacts
  • Fine and gross motor skills and use of arms, hands, and fingers to perform computer duties and operate equipment

Must be able to:

  • Hike up to eight miles carrying 50 lbs. in a 10 hour day
  • Exert up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects
  • Climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and reach frequently or constantly

 

Environmental Conditions and Physical Surroundings:

  • Exposure to variable weather conditions, noise, dust, airborne particles, and vibration

Offer is Contingent upon the Following Stipulations:

  • Must provide a current DMV report to be reviewed and deemed acceptable before interview
  • Must pass a drug screening and state and national criminal history check
  • Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification

Job Level

Entry-level

Sector

Government- Local/Regional

Salary

$13.30/ hour