Hiring Canyon Country Youth Corps Field Coordinator

12 January 2017 Published in News

Posting Date: January 11, 2017

Deadline: February 15, 2017

Position Title: Field Coordinator

Position Type: 12-month, full-time, non-exempt with benefits

Location: Monticello, UT

Salary: $28,000-$32,000, depending on experience

Reports To: CCYC Program Manager

Canyon Country Youth Corps

The Canyon Country Youth Corps (CCYC) is one of four programs of the non-profit Four Corners School of Outdoor Education in Monticello, Utah. CCYC is an employment, conservation education, and leadership program for youth ages 15-26. Youth earn a wage, AmeriCorps education awards if eligible, and may pursue a GED. CCYC educates about tool use, project skills, employment expectations, field techniques, resource protection, outdoor living/cooking/menu planning, habitat protection, healthy living skills, and about careers in natural resource and recreation management. Work projects include habitat restoration, invasive species removal, trail maintenance, and fire/fuels reduction that youth complete on public lands.

Position Description: The field Coordinator (FC) will work under the direct supervision of the program director to provide logistical support, technical guidance and training, and on-the-ground supervision to youth corps crews in the field. CCYC operates a 3-season schedule (spring, summer, fall), with between 8 and 12 crews a year. The FC will be fundamentally responsible for the ability of crews to efficiently complete their work assignments; this will include acquiring and maintaining appropriate equipment, ensuring adequate technical training for crews, and facilitating communication between the project sponsors (e.g. federal agency representatives) and the crew leaders. The position requires an extensive knowledge of natural resource management logistics and techniques, including but not limited to chainsaw operation and maintenance, fencing, trail construction, wildland herbicide application, and fuel reduction. The position will also demand a high level of organization, strong leadership skills, and creative thinking and planning to address unanticipated concerns, as well as an enthusiasm for traveling and working outside in remote areas of the Colorado Plateau.

Field Coordinator Responsibilities:

Program Logistics:

  • Manage and organize a clean and efficient operations center (FCS Basecamp).
  • Maintain and repair fleet of 20 chainsaws.
  • Supervise de-rigs and re-supply of tools, equipment and food for all crews.
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of CCYC tools and equipment.
  • Purchase, maintain, and repair hand tools, forestry equipment, camp equipment, uniforms, and supplies as needed.
  • Maintain a clean and functional food storage area, while facilitating efficient meal planning and shopping by crew leaders
  • Plan for the logistics associated with new programs as they arise.
  • Coordinate the repair and maintenance of CCYC vehicles.

General Administration:

  • Work within the established program budget in association with the Program Manager.
  • Perform regular field site visits and complete reports with necessary documentation.
  • Meet regularly with both the Program Manager and other CCYC staff members.

Field Support and Risk Management:

  • Provide support, evaluation, and guidance to Crew Leaders during field visits.
  • Enforce all organizational Policies and Procedures in the field and at Basecamp.
  • Manage on-the-ground project quality by providing technical assistance to crews as needed.
  • Respond to crew emergency situations.

Qualifications

  • Experience with other youth conservation corps, or outdoor-based youth development programs required.
  • Experience in all or most of the following is preferred: trail construction & maintenance, chainsaw operation & maintenance, hand tool maintenance, fencing, running backcountry crews.
  • Good organizational, managerial and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and teaching/mentoring skills.
  • Strong conflict resolution and team building skills.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a fast-paced team environment.
  • Current CPR & WFA certification preferred.
  • Computer literate (Mac preferred).
  • Clean driving record (insurable), and current driver’s license.
  • High school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Positive attitude and ability to have fun with young adults.

Essential Functions

The employee must be agile and possess the ability to hike and climb in rough terrain. He or she must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee will regularly be required to drive a vehicle, with some overnight and weekend travel. This job will require a flexible schedule and the successful candidate must be able go into the field as needed.

Please send your resume and cover letter .

This position is expected to begin in February 2017.