Pro Forest Projects Crew: Various locations around Vermont

Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
Various locations around Vermont
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Weekly stipend: $670 (members) $740-785 (leaders)
Last Date to Apply
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) is seeking Pro Forest Projects Crew Leaders and Members to work on Conservation Crews and make a difference in communities throughout Vermont. Pro Forest Projects Crews will work to improve forest health through timber stand improvement and tree release projects. These crews will also work to remove invasive species and work with foresters on forest management plans. Crews will use chainsaws to complete projects, felling, bucking, and limbing trees. Pro Crew Leaders and Members gain technical skills to help them be competitive in their next adventures while building a new network of colleagues. A successful Pro Crew participant is able to work in challenging conditions, complete high-quality work, be a supportive member of their crew, and work well both independently and as a part of a small team. If you are excited to develop your technical skills, work alongside other conservation professionals, and have a positive impact in Vermont, this position is for you. For leaders this position will run from August 15th until October 31st, 2022. For crew members this position will run from August 29th until October 31st, 2022. This crew will operate on a hitch schedule (for example, 5 days on, 2 days off OR 8 days on, 6 days off). This position requires long days outdoors in the elements. Compensation & Benefits -Weekly stipend: $670 (members) $740-785 (leaders) -Camping accommodations for the duration of the project -CPR Certification & Wilderness First Aid Training (if needed) -On the job learning opportunities to expand technical skill knowledge through the season -Career pathways support through VYCC’s Recruitment and Alumni Manager and program staff -Organizational dedication to on-going professional development How to Apply: Please apply online at Please contact VYCC’s Conservation Pro Crew Manager, Halle Harklau at with any questions
Required Leader Qualifications -At least 21 years of age -Excellent time management, organizational, and communication skills -Experience in risk assessment and being responsible for the health and safety of others -Experience in providing and receiving feedback, and creating a culture of learning and growth -Willingness to undergo a criminal background check -CPR Certification & Wilderness First Aid (if needed, COVID permitting, VYCC provides a WFA course pre-season) -Valid driver’s license with good driving record for at least 3 years -USFS Level B Sawyer/ Game of Logging Level 3 or ability to complete training prior to start date -Prior experience with felling of moderate difficulty including ability to plan for and navigate hang-ups, directional felling, and side/forward leaning trees -Proficient in local species identification Required Member Qualifications -Be at least 20 years of age (there is no upper age limit) -Willingness to undergo a criminal background check -Ability to travel to project sites throughout the state -Exceptional time management, organizational skills, and attention to detail -Prior chainsaw experience and training, including experience with simple felling and bucking (we will provide Game of Logging 1 & 2 at during training) -Interest in forestry and timber stand improvement work -CPR Certification & Wilderness First Aid (if needed, COVID permitting, VYCC provides a WFA course pre-season)
Contact Person
Halle Harklau
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