Field Crews

During the spring, summer, and fall, Utah Conservation Corps sends crews of 4-8 AmeriCorps members out to conduct trail and habitat restoration projects on Utah's public lands. As a UCC AmeriCorps member, you can find yourself anywhere from the desert silence of Utah's red rock country to the remote alpine wilderness of the Wasatch mountains to the urban landscape where wild meets city.  Submit an application today!

  

Now Recruiting for 2014 Fall Crew Members! 

Field Bosses |  Crew Leaders  |  Spring Crew Members  |  Summer Crew Members  |  Fall Crew Members

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2014 Full Year Field Bosses 

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2014 Positions filled

Field Bosses are responsible for assisting UCC Staff in the training, logistical coordination, and oversight of crews.  Field Bosses provide professional leadership and technical expertise to ensure crew leaders and members are properly trained and prepared to perform high quality work in a positive, safe, and fun environment.  This position splits time, approximately 75% in the field and 25% in the field office. 

UCC will have Field Bosses based out of each field office: Logan and Escalante Field Bosses will oversee adult crews working at front and back country project sites.  The Salt Lake City Field Boss will oversee urban, Bilingual Youth Corps, and Access to Service crews.  Please indicate your field office preference when applying for this position. 

CLICK HERE for the full position description.  Apply by submitting an Online Application.

BENEFITS
  • AmeriCorps Living Allowance: $12,900 total, disbursed throughout term
  • AmeriCorps Education Award: $5,550
  • Health Insurance
  • Forbearance on qualifying student loans
  • Advanced Leadership Training
  • Utah State Restricted Herbicide Applicators Certification (Upon Completion of State Exam)
 

2014 Full Year Crew Leaders 

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Full Year Crew Leader positions filled. Less than Full Year Crew Leader positions will be posted as they become available.

Crew Leaders are responsible for preparing and leading a 4-person crew in successful completion of habitat restoration and trail projects, as well as communicating with project sponsors and recording important project outcome data.

UCC will have Crew Leaders based out of each field office: Logan and Escalante based Crew Leaders travel to and camp near their project site during the project week and return to their base for off time between projects.  Salt Lake City based Crew Leaders complete projects in the Salt Lake City vicinity and return to their place of residence each night.  

Full Position Posting click here.

BENEFITS (full year position)
  • Americorps Living Allowance: $12,750 total
  • AmeriCorps Education Award: $5,550
  • Health Insurance
  • Leadership Training
  • Leave No Trace Educator Training
  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid Certification
  • UCC Chainsaw and Rock Work Training
  • Trail Construction and Design Training
 

2014 Crew Members 

Summer 450hr AmeriCorps Term  May 19 - Aug 8  FILLED

Fall 450hr AmeriCorps Term  Aug 11 - Oct 31

Currently accepting application for fall season! Positions open until filled.

Utah Conservation Corps' Fall season includes a diverse set of projects.  Read below for more on what's going on.  While flexibility is always encouraged and projects are always subject to change, if you have a strong desire for a particular field office location or type of project, please indicate this on your application. 

Logan Field Office - 2014 Fall Season

Crew Members live and work outdoors as part of a 4-person crew, completing habitat restoration, forest fuels reduction, and trail projects at various sites on Utah's public lands. Crews camp near their project site for the duration of the project week and return to the field office for off time.

Escalante Field Office - 2014 Fall Season

Most Crew Members live and work in the canyons of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument as part of an 8 person crew.  Crews join a multi-year effort to remove Russian Olive trees, a woody invasive, from the washes and river banks in the Monument.  Crews must backpack in to their project sites, which are located 3-10 miles into the canyons.

Salt Lake City Field Office - 2014 Fall Season

Crew Members work on projects primarily at sites within the Salt Lake metropolitan area and in the canyons and forests outside of Salt Lake City.  Depending on project location and proximity to the city, these crews sometimes go home each night to their place of residence and sometimes travel and set up camp for the duration of the project week.   

  • No conservation experience needed
  • Love of the outdoors necessary
  • Must be willing to work hard and be part of a team
  • General outdoor experience preferred

Must have ability to complete required AmeriCorps hours within term of service dates, be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, be age 18 by start date, and be able to pass a Federal Criminal History Check.

BENEFITS
  • AmeriCorps Living Allowance ($3,300 for 450hr terms; $6,600 for 900hr terms)
  • AmeriCorps Education Award ($1,468 for 450hr terms; $2,775 for 900hr term)
  • UCC Chainsaw, Trails, and Rock Work Training
  • Leave No Trace Training
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification 
  • Summer members can earn college credit through USU's College of Natural Resources (not applicable for fall)

 

 

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