Utah Conservation Corps

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Hiring: 2019 AmeriCorps Field Crew Member

Overview:

The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) is an AmeriCorps program dedicated to developing conservation leaders.

Locations:

  • Base out of a UCC field office location – Logan, Cedar City, or Moab, UT

  • Project sites on public land within a day’s drive of the field office base

Position Description:

Crew Members spend three or six months working and living outdoors as part of an Utah Conservation Corps crew in service to public lands and the communities that surround them. Crew Members are responsible for being a contributing member of their crew, upholding and abiding by UCC policies & procedures, and conducting themselves in a safe and productive manner. All crew members are trained in safe and proper tool use, project techniques, and outdoor living. Training topics include chainsaw and hand tool use, project techniques, and basic wilderness first aid. Crews complete projects on Utah's public lands related to habitat restoration, invasive species removal, fence construction, trail constructions or forest fire fuels reduction. Weekly project schedules are variable, where crews work 4-10 days in a row and then get off time proportional to the amount of time they have been in the field. Crews spend full-days working outdoors doing physically demanding work.

Crews typically camp during the project week and return to their base field office for off-time. Crews may go home each night when working on local projects. This position is an AmeriCorps term of service that requires a full-time commitment.

Utah Conservation Corps arranges for camping and travel during project time and supplies all tools and safety equipment and uniform tops. Crew Members must provide their own work boots, work pants, and personal camping gear. Crew Members are responsible for buying their own food and arranging for lodging and transportation during off time.

Qualifications:

  • Great attitude and love of the outdoors!

  • Commitment to public lands and contributing to America’s conservation legacy

  • Ability to work as part of a small crew, including demonstrated conflict management and resolution skills

  • Ability to work hard on physically demanding projects for long hours outdoors

  • Ability and willingness to work and camp in remote settings in all sorts of weather

    conditions

  • Ability to maintain personal physical and mental health throughout the position

Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age at the start of the season

  • US Citizen or permanent resident

  • Agree to a criminal history background check

  • Positive attitude, flexibility, and maturity

  • Ability to live and work in a remote or primitive setting

  • Ability to work long hours outdoors in a variety of weather conditions

  • Eligible to enroll in AmeriCorps

Benefits:

  • AmeriCorps Living Allowance, $610 paid twice per month ($3,660 total for the season)

  • AmeriCorps Education Award, $1,566.14 for 3-month term; $2,960.00 for 6-month term

  • Wilderness First Aid Certification

  • Project & tool specific training (ex. Trail building, chainsaw, hand tools, etc.)

  • Experience, career exploration, and networking

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