Natural Resources Technical Crew Leader
This Oregon Youth Conservation Corps (OYCC) affiliated position is primarily field-based and applicants must have a strong interest in leading youth(ages 16-24), natural resource management, and stewardship of public land.
Leadership of youth and providing quality assurance to project partners will be the primary responsibilities. Projects include but are not limited to wildlife surveys, vegetative component surveys, downed wood surveys, and surveying juvenile salmonids via snorkeling. Partners for activities associated with this position include the Roseburg District of the Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest Service Umpqua Nat’l Forest.
Secondary goals include but are not exclusive to assisting with career exploration activities, attending staff meetings, equipment upkeep, data entry, report creation for agency personnel, and leading necessary teambuilding activities to facilitate personal growth in at-risk youth.
Employment Period: June 19th – August 2nd, 2018 (dates may vary depending on funding). Housing is not provided. Attend OYCC Crew Leader Training (June 19-21, 2018 in Bend, OR) Work 10+ hour days; schedule: Monday—Thursday, 5:30 am – 3:30 pm
All Youth Corps program staff will be required to report daily to the Phoenix School campus (3131 N.E. Diamond Lake Boulevard Roseburg, Oregon 97470), this twelve-acre campus is located on the urban growth boundary of Roseburg, a city (population 21,000) located along Interstate 5, ninety minutes equidistance to the Oregon Coast to the west and the Oregon’s high Cascades to the east. Project sites vary throughout the Umpqua Basin on various public lands
• REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS • Ability to work within a school, with youth, and as a team member. • Ability to work independently at times, show initiative, and communicate. • Ability to explain procedures in a simple and effective manner. • Perform in a professional manner while working with partnering organizations. • Minimum of 21 years of age to meet driving insurance requirements •A valid driver's license, clean driving record and ability to provide documentation. • Ability to safely drive, or willingness to learn, a large 10-passenger van • U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident. • Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent • Regular and reliable attendance. • Possesses or willing to earn CPR/First Aid Card. • Ability to successfully pass a drug test (random or otherwise) PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS • Possessing a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university • Experience in working as a member or leader of a crew or a military unit. • Experience working with state or federal lands management agencies • Advanced technical skills in Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, Access, etc. • Experience in interpreting aerial photos and topographic maps • Familiarity with western Oregon ecosystems and flora • Wildlife or vegetative component surveys