Do you want to be a wildland firefighter someday? Or perhaps a park ranger? Or maybe an outdoor educator? Are you looking for a career in natural resources but don't know how to start? Are you ready to dive into the experience of a lifetime?
If you love forests, mountains, trails, hiking, parks, fishing, campfires, and feeling like you're making a difference... If you want to work outside and get paid to camp... If you would you like to lead a team and push yourself to your limits... This is what we do.
Join us as a 2019 Summer of Service Crew Leader (Colorado Springs). We need adventurous, hard-working problem-solvers to lead crews of 18-24-year-olds on 4 or 9-day camping hitches to complete land conservation projects in the stunning open spaces of Colorado’s Southern Front Range. Serve as a positive role model to your crew and enjoy a summer spent camping in the backcountry! At Mile High Youth Corps, every day is an opportunity to learn, laugh, and grow as we serve our communities and invest in ourselves.
Here it is. You found it. This could be your dream job.
We believe you can do it. What’s stopping you?
Timeline: Field-based, seasonal, full-time, exempt, 14 week program commitment, standard hours are Monday through Thursday OR Wednesday through the following Thursday – depending on crew - 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Crew Leader will meet their crew at 417 East Vermijo Avenue and travel to work sites as a team in MHYC vehicles.
Compensation: $500 - $580/week, based on experience and qualifications. Food during camping trips is provided.
Position Dates: May 6 – August 9 (One early start Crew Leader is desired: March 29 - August 9)
· Orientation and Training: May 6-23
· 11 week production season starts May 28 and runs through August 9
Duties and Responsibilities:
· Supervision and Management
o Provides daily supervision of the members of their crew.
o Maintains and promotes positive group morale.
· Work Project Implementation
o Proactively assesses, identifies and mitigates safety related hazards on the job site.
o Oversees and implements a variety of conservation, service learning and community service projects for their team.
o Serves as a liaison and on-site contact with project partners.
o Ensures timely, accurate and quality completion of work projects.
· Corpsmember Development and Education
o Promotes individual learning, leadership and personal growth among Corpsmembers.
o Plans and facilitates crew meetings and team-building activities.
· Maintains thorough and complete records on each Corpsmember throughout the length of the program, including timesheets, rosters and daily accountability forms.
· Maintains complete and accurate records for each project.
Email resume and cover letter to email@example.com (include position title in subject line) or visit us in person at 417 E Vermijo Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call CJ Runge at 719.630.7421 ext. 402.
· Previous experience working with Youth Corps is highly preferred.
· Experience with trail construction and maintenance, installation of rock and timber structures, fencing, noxious weed removal, pesticide application and/or general landscaping is preferred.
· Sawyer crew leaders should have significant experience working with chainsaws. S-212, MTDC or Game of Logging training with feller certificate required.
· High School diploma or GED required. At least two years of college or vocational training is preferred. Significant professional experience may be substituted for post-secondary education.
· Communication Skills: ability to motivate and discipline others, organize and direct a crew of young people, and communicate effectively with a diverse group of people.
· Must have ability to complete tasks in a detailed and timely manner, work independently, keep accurate records, prepare reports and perform case management and evaluations.
· Must be able to lift 75 lbs., spend 8-10 hours a day in the sun, hike 5 miles with a day-pack and operate hand and power tools.
· Must have valid driver’s license with insurable driving record.
· Pre-employment background check will be required. May be subject to FBI Background Check, which includes fingerprinting.
· Pre-employment drug screen required. Drug testing may be required during employment.
Must be able to legally work in the United States, which will be verified via the federal E-Verify program.