About Canyon Country Youth Corps (CCYC)

Our Canyon Country Youth Corps provides employs youth and young adults, ages 15-25, to work on service projects on public lands in the Four Corners area, in partnership with the land management agencies.

Projects include trail building and maintenance; fence construction; habitat restoration; mechanical and non-mechanical thinning; invasive species removal and treatment; and other conservation related projects in backcountry and front country settings. CCYC hires native and local youth from the four corners region, as well as national hires. Crews have six members and two leaders.



Date: July 1 or earlier  – November 2016
Salary: Earn $500 per week. Leaders are eligible for AmeriCorps Education Awards up to $2,000 upon season completion.
Location: Monticello, Utah


Crew Leaders will co-lead teams of 6-7 corps members through November, including a summer session of high school age crews during the month of July. Types of projects may include invasive species removal, trail building, fencing, and various chainsaw projects.


CCYC crews typically work 9 days on, 5 days off, camping in remote locations during time on. During time off crews are welcome to stay at our campus and basecamp facility near Monticello, UT. Summer youth crews work 5 on, 2 off, but are supervised for the all of the five-week program. There is typically one week off for Crew Leaders in between each season.



Work with CCYC staff to implement operating policies, crewmember handbook, grievance procedure, uniform and safety policy, and all other necessary operational policies and proceduresComplete and submit daily and weekly paperwork, and other forms as needed


Implement service projects according to technical specifications given by land management agencies and CCYC Staff. Implement and uphold safety procedures. Assist with daily/weekly operational schedules of crews. Maintain positive relations with project sponsors and partners and complete service projects at a high quality level. Maintain equipment (vehicles, tools, supplies) and purchase food and necessary program supplies, while staying within existing budget. Foster an ‘esprit de corps’. Participate in corps activities as needed. Work hard and live outdoors for long periods of time in variable conditions.


Assist with training and orientation of corps members (summer and fall)Implement development activities including: education, life skills, mentorship, training, field trips, enrichment activities, and service learning throughout corps programConduct pre and post corps evaluations.


  • Experience working with youth in service related and/or youth development programs and principles, preferred
  • Experience working with public and federal agencies, preferred
  • Youth corps experience, preferredExperience camping and in outdoor recreation required
  • Experience in outdoor work projects, required: Trail building, chainsaw, and fencing skills, preferredFirst Aid/CPR certification or higher such as Wilderness First Responder, preferred
  • High level of maturity and professionalism
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong time-management skills and ability to work independently as well as with others
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible and varying schedule
  • Valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record
  • Must be able to pass a criminal history background check
  • Sense of humor

Submit your resume, cover letter and three references to Jason Phillips - Program Development Coordinator ().

Crew Member Application


Crew Members, ages 15 - 25, work under the supervision of two Crew Leaders. Crews are trained to use tools, project specific skills, employment expectations, environmental education, and about careers in resource management. Crews are hired in the spring, summer, and fall consisting of five to twelve-week sessions, with scheduled time off. Limited transportation is provided to shuttle crews to and from the work sites.

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Contact Us

Canyon Country Youth Corps
1117 N. Main St.
P.O. Box 1029 
Monticello, UT 84535

Phone: 1-800-525-4456 or 1-435-587-2156 ext. 1008


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need previous technical skills to be considered for a job with CCYC?

No, we will train you in the skills needed for each specific crew you are hired for.

How does the CCYC application process work?

Once your application is filled out, you can mail, fax, or email it to us. Once we have received your completed application, we will send you a confirmation via email or standard mail. Next we will call you and set up a time for a phone interview. Please do not call with inquiries on the status of your application.

Does CCYC provide room and board?

For summer youth crews, all food is provided and will be automatically deducted from your paycheck. Adult crewmembers (spring and fall) are responsible for their own food on days off, but food will be provided while on hitch. If a staff member or your crew leaders are present, you can stay at our campus or basecamp facility for free when in the area. CCYC will provide tents to be shared & sleeping bags while you are in the field.

How should I handle transportation if hired by CCYC?

As a service to our Crew Leaders and Crew members, CCYC will pick up participants before their term at a specified location, and return them to that location at the end of their term at a specified date and time. Once hired you will be given the shuttle date, time, and location. If participants arrive before the pick-up, or in any other location different from our shuttle you will be responsible for your own accommodations and travel. It will be your responsibility to get to Monticello, Utah, by your start date if you do not arrange a pick up with us.