Youth Crew Leader-Oregon

Agency
North Fork John Day Watershed Council
Location
John Day, Oregon
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
16.50 per hour
Start Date
06/11/2018
Last Date to Apply
06/08/2018
Website
http://www.nfjdwc.org
Description
Anticipated term: June 11th to September( end date is flexible depending on project) Job Description: Crew leaders will be responsible for guiding young adult employees, helping them to build an outdoor ethic and accomplish natural resource stewardship projects to improve ecosystem health through conservation. Crew leaders will work with Council staff and also with resource professionals from the private and public sectors to manage daily projects. Primary responsibilities include: implementation of safety policies, engagement and mentoring of teens and young adults, transporting crew members to and from work sites (valid driver’s license and clean record required), project implementation, record keeping and training. Duties: • Arrive ½ hour before crew for daily planning • Lead youth in daily activities (including morning preparation such as: gathering appropriate tools, stretching, vehicle inspection) • Maintain safety controls at all times • Drive youth safely to worksite • Ability to focus first on youth training and also balance participating in project tasks • Assure youth take appropriate breaks as per State labor standards • Teach youth to perform tasks (communication, navigation, safe tool use) • Provide education on natural resource topics • Maintaining records and fill out daily paperwork • Maintain communication with Council staff multiple times daily • Returning safely at the end of the day, assuring tools and vehicle are prepared for the next day • Remain with the crew until the last employee has left for home • Some crews will be required to camp overnight on/near job sites Projects: Projects may include trail maintenance, removal of brush and small trees along trails, invasive plant species inventory and treatment, campground cleanup, fence removal and repair, fish salvage, and other diverse tasks. Expect all weather conditions and lots of hiking!
Qualifications
Qualifications: • Possess a desire to work outdoors • Possess a valid state driver’s license with a clean driving record • Successfully complete a criminal background check • Complete First Aid and CPR Training (available during staff training) • Knowledge or experience in natural resources and/or youth development • Ability to perform physical labor manually for up to 10 hours in inclement weather • Legally able to work in the United States
Contact Person
Kristian Thornton
Contact Phone
541-421-3018
Contact eMail
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