Crew Supervisor – Community Wildfire Protection Corps (Medford/White City, OR)

Northwest Youth Corps
White City, OR
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LOCATION(S): Session #3: there will be two crews based out of Medford area (White City), OR and travel daily to project sites. Housing can be provided for free - first come, first serve as there is limited space. PROGRAM DATES: 8/22/2022 (for new Crew Supervisors) or 9/02/2022 (for returning Crew Supervisor) through 12/02/22 COMPENSATION: $150 (or $155 for returning Crew Supervisors)/work day (M-F) for 13 weeks. Plus for new Crew Supervisors: 10 training days at $50 per day. Note: Medford/White City Crew Supervisors will have Thanksgiving and Black Friday off (non-paid). BENEFITS OVERVIEW: Paid Crew Supervisor Training, this comprehensive training may cover the following topics and more: • NYC Leadership Philosophy • OHSA Courses • USDA Chainsaw Operation and Maintenance • Brush Cutter Operation • Power Pole Saw Operation • Wood Chipper Operation • Driver and Trailer Use • Tool Use and Maintenance • Defensible Space Inspection Training • Work Site Analysis • Crew Management and Motivation • Conservation Education • Risk Management and Safety Procedures • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion • Crew Management and Motivation • Behavior Management • Time Management • Anaphylaxis training • IS-100, IS-700, S-130, S-190, L-180. By taking and completing the above courses, this will result in you having taken all course requirements needed for Entry Level Wildland Firefighter (NWCG Firefighter 2) certification (i.e. Red Card). Having your "Red Card" will allow you to be employed as a Wildland Firefighter. • Gear and Safety Equipment provided: 2 field work shirts, eye protection, ear protection, hard hat and more. POSITION SUMMARY CWPC Crew Supervisors (CSs) manage and supervise crews of up to 5 young adults, ages 19-26, during the session. Schedules will typically be Monday through Friday; however, schedules may vary for certain training, etc days. While in session, CSs will be responsible for completing a variety of conservation-oriented projects on public and/or private lands and implementing a safe and highly efficient crew experience, including facilitation of work to be performed, crew meal and break times, our outdoor education curriculum, and more. CSs are well-balanced individuals who work hard and embody compassion, patience, and inspirational attitude. In many ways, CSs teach our crew members how to navigate the crew work and social environment with grace and positivity. CSs deliver an impactful, educational experience to young people in their communities. This position can also provide an entry-point into the fields of natural resource management, youth development, outdoor education and more. CSs assist in creating resilient communities in the face of Wildfire. POSITION DETAILS Leadership and Mentorship: • CSs manage, supervise, and participate in all aspects of crew work from hauling rocks to stacking brush and much more. CSs maintains crew discipline, resolves conflicts, and establishes/maintains crew morale. • CSs provide formal and informal feedback to crew members with specific attention to safety, work productivity and quality, efficiency, teamwork, and leadership. • CSs work to empower crew members to build the skills necessary to lead the crews themselves. • CSs receive feedback on their performance and are challenged to develop their leadership skills within this program. Safety and Risk Management: • Provide support, assessments and training to ensure everything is being completed in a safe, professional, and productive manner. • Ensure that all staff and members are actively following NYC safety and risk management protocols; respond to field incidents and emergencies as necessary. • Oversee the physical and emotional safety of crew members. Safety is the number one priority in everything we do, including work, education, and recreation. This includes not only the physical safety of participants but their mental and emotional safety as well. • CSs may be responsible for transporting the crew and equipment to and from the worksite daily, safely in a Northwest Youth Corps fleet vehicle. Project Management and Implementation: • CSs are responsible for safely completing conservation projects to high standards by training, working with and supervising crews. Developing skills in effectively delegating responsibilities to make your crew as efficient as possible is a major key to successful leadership in our programs. • CSs serve as the principal liaison with project partners and members of the local community. In the field, they will provide direction to their crew with specific attention to safe work practices, proper tool use, work quality, and productivity. • CSs are mentors and role models and set the pace and tone of the project site. This position can be physically, emotionally, and mentally demanding. • CSs will lift heavy loads, walk long distances, and should expect to find each project physically challenging. Education Curriculum: • CSs implement daily lessons based on Northwest Youth Corps' education curriculum (SEED), which incorporates environmental education, life skills development, nutrition and health, and job readiness credentials. • CSs track participant's progress throughout the program. • CSs are encouraged to bring their own positive skills and experiences to the education curriculum and use natural surroundings for teachable moments.
Position Qualifications and Certifications • At least 21 years old. Education: • Education in a related field and/or experience in outdoor recreation, environmental education, youth development or educational fields preferred. • Experience in conservation work and/or youth programming will be considered in place of education. Experience: • Recreational/ professional outdoor experience. • Excellent organization and time management skills. • Ability to work collaboratively and promote teamwork. • Strong communication skills. • Good judgment and decision making skills. • Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others and the environment. • Experience/desire in working with diverse populations. Certification(s)/License(s): • Current Driver's License and acceptable driving record for the past three years (Driver's License Background Check required). • Current First Aid and CPR certification required before session start date. Current Wilderness First Aid/CPR or Wilderness First Responder (or WEMT) strongly preferred. • Preferred "B Sawyer - Felling and Bucking" on the USDA National Certification program or the ability to gain certification through NYC. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: • Based out of Medford (White City), OR. Typical hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00 PM; with occasional long days and/or evening and weekend responsibilities. • During regular CWPC session dates, a CWPC Crew Supervisor usually receives Saturdays and Sundays off. • This job offer is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.
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