USFS Herbicide Crew Leader

Western Colorado Conservation Corps
Grand Junction
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$1112 bi-weekly
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Overview: Herbicide: Lead a unique team of 3 dynamic individuals, partnering with the USFS in the Grand Mesa National Forest. Teams on herbicide crew will travel and camp in remote locations, treating invasive species, while working in a team environment. Must be willing to learn the ins and outs of invasive plant management, herbicides, federal land management, and environmental service. Essentials Position Functions: • Mentor and lead a crew of 3, 17-28 years old, in day-to-day service activities on the project site and at camp. • Give guidance, leadership opportunities, and responsibilities to the Assistant Crew Leader to facilitate their personal growth and development. • Oversee camp operations including camp set-up, camp hygiene, Leave No Trace principles, and all other camp elements involved with safety and risk management. • Complete 10 hours of project work a day for 4-8 days while camping in a variety of outdoor conditions, including inclement weather, for the duration of the term. (No prior experience required). • Submit written and digital reports on projects, and expenses on a weekly basis to field staff. • Oversee food budget, meal planning, and shopping list for group food. • Coordinate projects and logistics on the ground with WCCC Staff, and project partners. • Transport crew safely in WCCC’s vans or other vehicles while towing a trailer. • Perform duties expected of any corps member including service project completion, meal preparation, cleanup/setup, and other day-to-day duties. • Leading service projects in invasive species removal, herbicide application. • Lead the crew during camping, cooking, recreation, environmental education, and group learning. • Planning of recreational and educational activities, food and equipment preparation and maintenance, and program evaluation. • Live, work, and serve closely with a diverse group of people.
Requirements: • Experience teaching outdoor and/or environmental education curriculum preferred and other leadership experience. • Excellent organization and communication. • Backpacking experience for trail crew (preferred). • Plant identification skills (preferred). • Passion for an outdoor lifestyle. • Hands-on physical labor experience preferred. • Committed to making a positive difference in youth. • Wilderness First Responder (WFR) preferred. • Current driver’s license with an insurable good driving record. • High School Diploma or GED required (AmeriCorps), relevant bachelor’s preferred. • Must be between the ages of 18-28 years of age. • Ability to commit to the entirety of your AmeriCorps term of service with WCCC. • Ability to serve on diverse teams or with a diverse range of people. Physical Requirements: • Ability to typically lift 30-50 lbs. repeatedly • Hiking up to 8 miles per day. • Be willing and able to run a chainsaw, use hand tools and herbicide equipment with appropriate training. • Must be able to complete arduous work in adverse weather conditions (i.e., snow, rain, excessive heat). • Ability to camp in remote locations from 4-8 days a week.
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Tiffany Weimer
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