Conservation Corps Crew Leadership
In Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC)’s Conservation Corps, we offer positions to young adults to spend a season serving on meaningful conservation projects throughout northwest Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. Projects may include a variety of trail construction/maintenance, fence construction/removal, invasive species removal, fire fuels reduction with chainsaws, habitat restoration and/or historic preservation work. Season Dates: Wilderness First Responder Certification: April 25th-29thTraining (6 weeks): May 3rd-June 13th, 2021Summer Season (10 Weeks): June 14th- August 20th, 2021Summer and Fall Seasons (18 Weeks)*: June 14th - October 16th, 2021 (Tentative, weather dependent) *Potential season extension optional for disaster relief at the end of the Fall Season Duties and Responsibilities: Mentor and lead a crew of 6-8 crew members (18-25+ years old) in all day to day activities on the project site, at camp, and during weekend travel/recreation (weekends summer only) Complete 8-10 hours of project work a day and camp in a variety of outdoor conditions, including inclement weather, during the project week. Submit written reports on project progress: achievements, and accomplishments; incident reports; and special activities or incidents. Maintain daily records, service forms, etc. Support the physical and emotional well being of the crew members and assistant crew leader Participate in pre-season preparation and field training (6 weeks). Oversee base camp operations including camp set-up, vehicle maintenance, camp hygiene, and all other elements involved with adherence to RMYC policy Coordinate projects and logistics on the ground with RMYC Staff and project partners Report regularly to Field Coordinator (supervisor) Plan, organize and facilitate supplemental training and education activities Perform duties expected of any corps member including service project completion, meal preparation, cleanup/setup, and other day-to-day duties Plan and coordinate approval of crew recreational activities (in the summer) and travel with Field Coordinator Conduct routine vehicle/driver, camp and project safety assessments to uphold the RMYC risk management program, and be in compliance with field audit Oversee food budget and other crew expenses, submit weekly financial reports. Transport crew safely in RMYC’s 12-passenger vans or other vehicles while towing a trailer Must adhere to and enforce the rules and regulations of RMYC and AmeriCorps, which includes abstaining from the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco while operating in a 24/7 setting or while on hitch; as well as other rules, regulations and risk management protocol. Members may not participate in any AmeriCorps Prohibited Activities as outlined in the Member Service Agreement (MSA).