Program Worker/Crew Leader TEMP
The Crew Leader is a temporary, seasonal supervisory position managing a crew of 5-7, 18-24 year old young adults who perform various conservation projects on public lands throughout the community. The Larimer County Youth Conservation Corps (LCYCC) provides summer employment opportunities to support our local environment and community. The LCYCC also provides Corpsmember development activities to enhance educational skills, strengthen citizenship and leadership capabilities, and to foster an understanding and appreciation of diversity. The LCYCC is operated within the Larimer County Workforce Center.
The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Manages a crew of 5-7, 18-24 year old young adults.
- Receives general supervision from a Workforce Supervisor/Manager.
- Train and supervise a crew of 5-7 young adults ranging in ages of 18-24 years old on a daily basis and overnight as needed.
- Complete fire mitigation, invasive species removal, and trail projects.
- Manage and monitor physical and emotional safety of the team.
- Promote leadership while encouraging the development of teamwork, self worth, conflict resolution, effective communication, goal setting, decision making, and the building of community.
- Implement Larimer County Youth Conservation Corps policies and procedures.
- Complete accurate and professionally written daily and weekly logs, time sheets, evaluations, incident reports, among other paperwork requirements.
- Facilitate teambuilding activities and environmental education curriculum on a weekly basis, or as projects determine appropriate.
- Perform duties expected of any Corpsmember including saw work, trail work, meal preparation, cleanup/setup, and other day-to-day duties.
- Coordinate logistics with Project Sponsors, Program Coordinator, and Program Director.
- Drive a 12-15 passenger van safely, and provide a clean motor vehicle record.
- Principles of safe operation and maintenance of chain saws and other outdoor equipment.
- Basic knowledge of conservation techniques, construction, landscaping, and tool maintenance preferred, but not required.
- Excellent leadership skills.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Implement team building activities, environmental education, safe work practices, and job and life skills.
- Ability to identify appropriate personal protective equipment to maintain a safe working environment.
- Ability to implement and lead job site safety expectations and monitor these expectations on-going.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Motivate and encourage youth to work and persevere in difficult and physically challenging work settings.
- Problem solve in a variety of settings.
- Have a sense of adventure.
- Camp for extended periods, 4-8 days at a time depending on project location.
- Work evenings and weekends as necessary.
- Work under stressful situations.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
- S-212 Training and thinning experience preferred.
- One year of experience working with youth in outdoor education field preferred.
- Successfully managed conflict in a group setting.
- Worked in a team environment providing leadership and direct oversight.
- Experience supervising a diverse youth group.
- Experience with basic conservation skills, including tool maintenance, professional conservation, construction or landscaping experience preferred. S-130/190 experience preferred.
- Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
- A Bachelor's Degree in Natural Resource, Forestry, or Education related field preferred.
- Possession of current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR certificates preferred.
- Possession of a valid Colorado Driver's License. Must provide a current DMV report with application.
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of the following post offer testing/requirements, prior to direct field work:
- Physical lifting evaluation including but not limited ability to lift 50 lbs.
- Successful completion of the federal wildland forest firefighting Pack Test defined at "moderate" fitness level. This includes a two mile hike with 25 lb. pack in 30 minutes, provided by employer
- Ability to successfully complete the S-212 Wildland Fire Chainsaw course, provided by employer.
- Ability to successfully complete the Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certifications, provided by employer.
- Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions.
- Must have the ability to use/handle picks, sledge hammers, rakes, and shovels.
- Must be able to engage in physically strenuous activities including operating a chain saw in all types of terrain, and during all types of weather.
- Must have the ability to bend, stoop, stretch, twist, or to squat to perform job tasks.
- Must have fine and gross motor skills to operate equipment.