Utah Conservation Corps Technical Coordinator

Job

Deadline to Apply:

Friday, December 9, 2022, 5:00pm

Organization: 

Address:

Logan, UT
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Overview:

The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) Technical Coordinator (Program Assistant III) plans and coordinates the day-to-day fiscal, administrative, and operations for UCC's Northern Regional Office. The Technical Coordinator is primarily responsible for providing leadership and technical expertise to crews to ensure all field crew members are adequately trained and prepared to work in a safe environment. This position reports to UCC's Northern Regional Coordinator.

Responsibilities

Responsibility Number: 1; Percent: 35%

  • Provides technical, logistical, and administrative support to field crews
  • Assists the Northern Regional Coordinator in the supervision of field crews stationed throughout the Intermountain West
  • Oversees the day-to-day management of conservation projects
  • Supports field crews with training, guidance, and constructive feedback
  • Serves as a role model, resource, mediator, and advisor for field crews
  • Ensures compliance with UCC, AmeriCorps, and USU policies, including enforcing disciplinary procedures when necessary
  • Completes mid-term and final evaluations for all Field Logistics Technicians, Crew Leaders, and Crew Members
  • Performs weekly check-in calls with field crews and approves member timesheets
  • Supervises the rig-up (pre-hitch) and de-rig of crews (post-hitch)
  • Assists in securing lodging and accommodations for crews while on project hitches
  • Coordinates with the Northern Regional Coordinator to support the on-call schedule and occasionally work weekends or nights

Responsibility Number: 2; Percent: 25%

  • Assists the Northern Regional Coordinator with training and supervision of up to 180 seasonal AmeriCorps members including: Field Logistics Technicians, Crew Leaders, and Crew Members.
  • Oversees the herbicide application program including training, use, storage, and disposal.
  • Develops training courses such as:
  • Trail maintenance and construction
  • Proper tool use and maintenance
  • Pre- and post-project planning and organization
  • Chainsaw use and safety
  • Critical incident scenarios
  • Rig-up and de-rig procedures
  • Vehicle inspections and maintenance
  • Herbicide: use, storage, and disposal
  • Outdoor living skills including Leave No Trace
  • Food storage, meal preparation, and water purification
  • Interpersonal skills including leadership, conflict resolution and constructive feedback
  • Conducts regular risk management and policy audits which includes collecting and reporting data
  • Purchases and maintains tools, equipment, gear, and first aid supplies including proper storage
  • Manages inventory and develops equipment checkout systems
  • Works with the Operations & Logistics Coordinator to manage UCC fleet, vehicle assignments, and mileage reporting

Responsibility Number: 3; Percent: 25%

  • Assists the Regional Coordinator with:
  • Operations, scheduling, and solicitation of projects
  • Project development and emergency response plans
  • Evaluation of field crews' technical skill retention during field site visits
  • Attends professional meetings with current and potential project partners as needed
  • Collaborates with project partners to plan equipment needs, work schedules, training needs, and data management

Responsibility Number: 4; Percent: 15%

  • Attends weekly program staff meeting to report on field crews and projects
  • Participates in UCC's strategic planning meetings
  • Meets with program staff to annually assess and revise member training
  • Assists the AmeriCorps Program Coordinator in:
    • Enrollment of AmeriCorps members
    • AmeriCorps compliance related to member management, placement, and progress reporting
    • Submission progress reports for multiple AmeriCorps grants
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Four years of experience; or an associate degree/technical training plus two years of experience; or a bachelor’s degree
  • 1+ year of conservation field and experience
  • Group leadership experience in a formal or informal setting
  • Ability to complete physically demanding conservation projects in remote locations with variable weather conditions
  • Experience developing and implementing field trainings
  • Willingness to expand conservation and supervisory skills
  • First Aid/CPR and a willingness to certify as a Wilderness First Aid instructor
  • Trail building experience and the ability to develop and implement training courses for members
  • Chainsaw training and experience and the ability to qualify as B Faller
  • Job offer is contingent upon a successfully passed background check

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Wilderness First Responder certification
  • Trail building, layout, and maintenance experience
  • Commercial pesticide applicator license
  • Chainsaw fleet management experience
  • Bachelor's degree in environmental studies, environmental education, conservation, or a related field

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong interpersonal, relationship-building, conflict management, and partnership-building skills
  • Advanced organizational skills and ability to use multiple data tracking/reporting systems
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience and comfort with speaking in front of large groups
  • Program leadership, professional development, and mentoring experience
  • Knowledge of AmeriCorps/National Service, community volunteerism, environmental education, non-profit organizations, and natural resource conservation issues desired
  • Basic word processing and data management skills

Advertised Salary

$36,000 minimum, commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

Job Duration:

Permanent

How to Apply:

To view the full position description and apply visit the USU career listing

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  • Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  • Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

Job Compensation:

Salary