Field Crew Member

Position Overview

Crew Members will work and live in the outdoors as part of a field crew in service to public lands and the communities that surround them. Field crews are assigned to a variety of conservation-related projects throughout Utah and the Intermountain West.

Each UCC crew has a unique season project schedule. Crews may work on one project for the entire season or multiple different projects. Crews may be in the field from 4-10 days in a row. Crews based out of Logan, Cedar City, and Moab camp near their project site for the duration of the project week and generally return to their field office between project weeks.

Projects may be urban, backcountry (hiking into the project site, camping away from the vehicle), or front country (driving to the project site daily, camping at the vehicle, or with the possibility of non-camping accommodations provided). Weather is variable, and work and campsites can range from 2,000-13,000 feet in elevation. This position is an AmeriCorps term of service that requires a full-time commitment (about 45 hours per week).

Project work may vary due to seasonality and environmental safety concerns. Projects may include (but are not limited to):

  • Trail construction and maintenance
  • Invasive species management, including herbicide application
  • Habitat restoration
  • Fence installation/repair
  • Land Management Inventory and Mapping
  • Fire fuels reduction
  • National Disaster Response efforts
  • Community service
  • Recreation and facilities maintenance and construction
  • Recreation signage repair

Locations: Logan | Moab | Cedar City 

Term Dates

  • Summer (450 hr. term): June 1 – August 18 
  • Summer + Fall (900 hr. term):  June 1 – November 15 
  • Fall (450 hr. term): August 22 – November 15 

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2024 Compensation & Benefits

  • AmeriCorps living allowance of $1,125 for Summer/Fall only; $1,254.55 for Summer & Fall (paid 2x a month) 
  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, $1,82.074 for Summer/Fall only; $3,447.50 for Summer & Fall (available upon successful completion of term)
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification (~$250 value)
  • Option to qualify through UCC USFS Chainsaw Program
  • Forbearance on qualifying student loans while in service
  • Member Assistance Program (a mental wellness program).