Assistant Crew Leader - USFS (Seasonal)


Larimer County Conservation Corps


Fort Collins, CO



Tayler DeBrosse

Position Summary:The Assistant Trail Crew Leader is a seasonal position mentoring a crew of nine young adults who perform various conservation projects in Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest.  Projects typically focus on trail maintenance and rock work. Assistant Crew Leaders serve side-by-side with the corpsmembers and the crew leader to complete projects in a variety of weather conditions and terrain, including high altitudes. Assistant Crew Leaders are not responsible for directly supervising corpsmembers.  The Larimer County Conservation Corps (LCCC) promotes individual development through service for the benefit of our environment and community. Our programs empower corpsmembers to develop personal and professional skills, gain environmental awareness and actively engage in the community, while developing self-sufficiency to help them become productive members of our community. The LCCC is based in Fort Collins, Colorado and is an accredited corps through the Colorado Youth Corps Association and The Corps Network. Schedule:  Assistant Crew Leaders are expected to serve Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and attend a staff meeting on Fridays. Assistant Crew Leaders must camp with the crew throughout the season. Crews will camp at various designated and dispersed campgrounds throughout Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest. This schedule may be modified due to training, weather, logistics, or other unforeseen circumstances.   Duties and Responsibilities: Crew Mentorship: Help lead a crew of nine corpsmembers, ages 18-25 Motivate and encourage corpsmembers persevere in difficult and physically challenging settings Promote leadership while encouraging the development of teamwork, self worth, conflict resolution, effective communication, goal setting, decision making, and the building of community Monitor physical and emotional safety of the crew Assist training corpsmembers in areas including, but not limited to, proper tool use and Leave No Trace principles Maintain a safe working environment and encourage the use of appropriate personal protective equipment Facilitate teambuilding activities, environmental education, and life skills curriculum on a regular basis, or as projects determine appropriate Adhere to the Larimer County Conservation Corps policies and procedures Safely drive a twelve-passenger van and trailer Project Implementation: Complete trail maintenance projects Perform duties expected of any corpsmember including conservation projects, meal preparation, camp clean up/set up, and other day-to-day duties Demonstrate the safe operation and maintenance of tools and equipment Use technology to accurately complete digital daily and weekly logs Coordinate logistics with project sponsors, program coordinator, and corps manager  Report directly to program coordinator, Tayler DeBrosse, (970)498-6081/ Required Qualifications: Must be 18-25 years old Leadership, organizational, and problem solving skills Clear and effective communication skills, both verbal and written Background working in a team environment, preferably with youth Proficient troubleshooting and conflict management skills Possession of High School Diploma or GED Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado driver's license  Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of conservation techniques, construction, landscaping, and tool maintenance  Previous experience working with youth in the outdoor education field  College coursework in natural resources, forestry, or education related field  Previous conservation corps experience Experience leading groups in the backcountry for multi-day trips Offer is Contingent upon the Following Stipulations: Must provide a current DMV report to be reviewed and deemed acceptable. Must pass a drug screening, dynamic lifting assessment, and state and national criminal history check. Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification obtained before May 24, 2021. The LCCC will host a Wilderness First Aid course for new staff as an option prior to the start date. ​Physical Requirements: Must have: Acceptable eyesight, including clear near and far vision, good depth perception  Adequate hearing to perform essential duties Appropriate voice skills to be clearly understood on the telephone and in public contacts Fine and gross motor skills and use of arms, hands, and fingers to perform computer duties and operate equipment Must be able to: Hike up to eight miles carrying 50 lbs. in a 10 hour day Exert up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects Climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and reach frequently or constantly