Field Crew Member Application

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Location(s)

  • Base out of a UCC Field Office Location – Logan, Cedar City, or Moab, UT
  • Project sites located within a day’s drive of the field office base

Field Season Schedule

  • Summer (3 month): May 25- August 14, 2022
  • Fall (3 month): August 17 – November 12, 2022
  • Summer & Fall (6 month): May 25 - November 12, 2022
  • Logan-Only Summer Early Start: May 1-August 19, 2022)
  • Logan-Only Summer & Fall Early Start: May 1-November 12, 2022)

UCC is an AmeriCorps program composed of AmeriCorps members, staff, and partners dedicated to service to our community, environment, and regions requiring disaster response efforts.  We engage in projects throughout the state of Utah and the Intermountain West that address goals relating to resource conservation, stewardship, and sustainability.

UCC Field Crew Members spend 3 or 6 months working and living outdoors as part of a Utah Conservation Corps crew in service to public lands and the communities that surround them. Crew Members are responsible for being a contributing member of their crew, upholding and abiding by UCC policies & procedures, and conducting themselves in a safe and productive manner. Crews complete projects related to habitat restoration, invasive species removal, fence construction, trail construction or hazardous fuels reduction. All crew members are trained in safe and proper tool use, project techniques, and outdoor living. Training topics may include chainsaw and hand tool use, project techniques, and first aid.

Weekly project schedules are highly variable and subject to change. Crew members typically work 4 to 10 days in a row (in variable weather conditions) with time off ranging from 2 to 5 days between project hitches. Crews spend 8 to 12-hour days working on physically demanding projects in the outdoors. Members may be assigned to a single project type or multiple project types during each season. UCC crews complete both front and back country projects.

Utah Conservation Corps arranges for camping and travel during project time and supplies all tools and safety equipment and uniform shirts. Crew Members must provide their own work boots, work pants, and personal camping gear. Crew Members receive a living allowance for buying their own food for project time and off time, and arranging for housing and transportation during off time. This position is an AmeriCorps term of service that requires a full-time commitment (45-50+ hours per week).

UCC Covid-19 Response

We recognize that we hold an important role in reducing the spread of COVID-19, and we appreciate our staff, members, and partners for paying careful attention to the guidance, policies and procedures that UCC is implementing during this time. Read more about UCC's response to Covid-19.

Qualifications

  • Service-oriented and love of the outdoors!
  • Commitment to public lands and the environment of the Intermountain West
  • Desire to contribute to America’s conservation legacy
  • Ability to work as part of a crew, including demonstrated communication, conflict management and resolution skills
  • Ability to work hard on physically demanding projects for long hours outdoors
  • Ability and willingness to work and camp in remote settings in all sorts of weather conditions
  • Ability to maintain personal physical and mental health throughout the position

Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age at the start of the season. UCC does not have an upper age limit.
  • Must be a US Citizen, US National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the US.
  • Agree to undergo a criminal history background check
  • Eligible to enroll in an AmeriCorps term of service
  • Understanding and accepting that the UCC is a career exploration program. Conservation project work in collaboration with others can be very physically and mentally challenging.
  • Constructive, solutions-based attitude, flexibility, maturity, and dedication to proactive and professional conflict management and communication

Benefits

  • 3-month AmeriCorps Living Allowance
    • $725.00 paid twice per month for 3-month term
    • $750.00 paid twice per month for 6-month term
  • AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of service
    • $1,678.57 for 3-month term
    • $3,172.50 for 6-month term
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification
  • UCC USFS Chainsaw Program A bucker/feller Sawyer Qualification
  • Project & tool specific training (may include trail building, chainsaw, hand tools, etc.)
  • Experience, career exploration, and networking

About UCC

Mission: To develop the conservation leaders of tomorrow.

Values & Culture Statement: Utah Conservation Corps is committed to an inclusive culture of community service in a safe and positive environment.

UCC's Zero Tolerance Policies:

The following behaviors will result in immediate termination.  At no time may the UCC AmeriCorps member:

  1. Engage in activities that pose a significant safety risk to others or physically or emotionally damage members of the program, or community such as harassment, hostile work environment, or bullying
  2. Possess, consume, or be under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol during the performance of service activities or while living and working at the UCC project site, camp site, or in UCC vehicles (which includes showing up to work hung over)
  3. Fail to notify the UCC of a criminal arrest or conviction during their term of service.

Field Crew Member Application

Please Upload Your Resume And References Below

  1. Resume File Name must be in format: LastName_FirstName_Resume.[ext: doc, dox, pdf] 
  2. References File Name must be in format: LastName_FirstName_Reference.[ext: doc, dox, pdf]
    You are strongly encouraged to include contact information for your most recent supervisor.
  3. After uploading your files in the box below, be sure to press the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the box. 
  4. If you have not already, please make sure that you also press the SUBMIT button for the form information, above!
  5. If the upload box does not appear below, please email your resume/references to uccrecruiter@aggies.usu.edu