Utah Conservation Corps Field Logistics Technician – Logan, Cedar City, Moab, Utah

Agency
Utah Conservation Corps
Location
Logan, Cedar City, Moab, Utah
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
1,100 paid twice per month
Start Date
02/01/2022
Last Date to Apply
02/01/2022
Website
https://www.usu.edu/ucc/apply/field-boss
Description
SUMMARY The UCC Field Logistics Technician (FLT) position focuses on providing leadership and support to multiple UCC field crews and assisting UCC field staff in execution of seasonal trainings and logistical coordination. The FLT is an integral member of UCC field operations, ensuring that UCC field crews are adequately trained and prepared to perform high quality conservation service in a positive, safe, and productive environment. Support of field crews and operations may include (but is not limited to): working with crews at their project sites, assisting with training crew leaders and members, performing project site visits, managing logistics for standard and specialized crews, maintaining tools and equipment, data entry and administrative tasks in the field office, and assisting with crew member recruitment efforts. The FLT is also responsible for working alongside regional staff to develop positive, lasting relationships with project partners. The UCC FLT term of service is approximately 10 months, spanning 3 field seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall). This position involves frequent travel, camping, irregular hours, and a varying weekly schedule. The FLT must have strong leadership and communication skills, flexibility, capacity for self-direction, a passion for conservation work, and a desire to provide mentorship to emerging conservation leaders. The Utah Conservation Corps supports FLT’s in gaining advanced conservation corps leadership experience and attaining high level technical skills training during their term, while interfacing with in- field operations and field office administration. PROJECTS & SCHEDULE UCC operates three 12-week field seasons over the course of the year. The spring season is dedicated to development of Crew Leaders through formal training and peer-led project work. During our summer and fall field seasons, multiple 5-person field crews are mobilized out of three field offices (Logan, Moab, and Cedar City) to address conservation efforts in Utah and the intermountain west. FLT’s may or may not be on a typical ‘hitch’ schedule as outlined below. The FLT schedule is highly variable depending on field office and projects needs. The Field Logistics Technician position is an AmeriCorps term requiring a full-time, ten-month commitment. Field projects may be backcountry (hiking into project site, camping away from vehicle) or front country (driving to project site daily, camping at vehicle, or possibility of non-camping accommodations provided). Projects may be urban (located in a city or town) or rural (located in national parks, forests, etc. with limited access to facilities and resources). Project work will vary due to seasonality and environmental safety concerns. Projects may include (but are not limited to): • Trail construction and maintenance • Invasive species management, including herbicide application • Habitat restoration • Fence installation/repair • Land Management Inventory and Mapping • Fire fuels reduction • National Disaster Response efforts • Community service • Recreation and facilities maintenance and construction • Recreation signage repair UCC crews and project work may focus on specialized objectives. Recent examples of this specialized work include a bike crew (crew members use bicycles as their only mode of transportation to/from project sites), accessibility surveying in the National Forest sites (providing opportunities for people of all abilities to serve and recreate) and providing disaster response to flood and storm damaged communities across the country. UCC often operates urban crews, performing important conservation work in urban open space areas. Every crew will have unique project and travel schedules. Generally, crews work a 9-day or 4-day,10- hours/day (some days may be up to 12 hours/day) ‘hitch’ schedule, while camping in front and backcountry settings. Typically, crews will have 5 days off or 3 days off in the town of the home base office. There may be instances when the hitch schedule does not allow for the previously listed number of days off between hitches, or crews may be required to have off days near their project location. Crews are respectfully asked to remain flexible regarding hitch and time off scheduling. Crews should expect project schedules and project work to vary. Days will include two 15-minute breaks and one 30-minute lunch.
Qualifications
REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS • At least 21 years of age • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident • Eligible to enroll in an AmeriCorps term of service • Agree to undergo a National Criminal History Check • Have a high school diploma or GED • 6 months minimum leadership or supervisory experience in a team or crew-based setting (required) • Demonstrated outdoor skills (required) • Camping experience, including backpacking (required) • 6 months conservation corps, public lands management, or similar land management experience (strongly preferred) • Faller B chainsaw training and substantial experience using a chainsaw (preferred) • Trail maintenance and construction experience (preferred) • Experience with conflict management & resolution skills in small groups, including a willingness to accept differences • Employ proactive, active, and effective communication with crew leaders and field staff • High degree of maturity & professionalism in an environment with irregular and changing schedules • Commitment to personal and professional growth • Ability to self-direct and self-educate • Demonstrated ability to self-direct, problem solve, and be creative to meet programmatic goals • Flexibility - ability and desire to work in a dynamic environment and embrace change • Ability and willingness to adapt, adjust, and problem solve to manage multiple conservation field crews in a variety of locations and settings • Ability and willingness to work a varying and irregular schedule • Ability, willingness, and desire to live and work out of a tent in all weather conditions • Willingness and physical ability to work on a variety of conservation projects, which may include 12-hour days using chainsaws, hand tools, applying herbicide, etc. • Alignment to UCC mission and values of safety, service, community, inclusivity, positivity, and commitment • Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program including conservation projects, training, and National Service. Members must commit to participating in all crew activities, including service days in local communities where applicable.
Contact Person
David Mallery - david.mallery@usu.edu
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