Field Crews

Utah Conservation Corps sends field crews of 4-8 AmeriCorps members out to complete habitat restoration and trail projects on public lands throughout the state. As part of UCC AmeriCorps field crew, 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 Hiring 2015 Field Positions:

  • Summer Crew Members - All Field Offices (Logan, SLC, and Cedar City)
  • Fall Crew Members - All Field Offices (Logan, SLC, and Cedar City)
  • Summer Bike Crew Members - Bike to all project sites! (SLC)

Position and application information can be found below!

Field Bosses |  Full Year Crew Leader  |  Crew Leader Trainee  |  Crew Members  |  Fall Crew Members

Online Application    |    Solicitud en línea

2015 Bike Crew

Be part of the nation's first pedal-powered conservation field crew!  UCC's Bike Crew will improve the quality of public lands and air in Utah with a reduced carbon footprint. Using UCC cargo bikes, the crew will be transporting themselves, tools, food, and camping gear to two Utah State Parks to complete trail maintenance projects over the course of the summer.  The crew will be based out of Salt Lake City, biking to and from the state parks and camping at state park campgrounds.   

Position Posting

Bike Crew Member 

Position Dates: May 18 - August 8, 2015

Qualifications

  • Love of the outdoors!
  • Willingness to work hard as part of a 4-person crew
  • Physical ability to bike up to 60 miles in one day

BENEFITS
  • AmeriCorps Living Allowance, $550.00 twice per month
  • Eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,493.00
  • Trails and other project specific training
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification 
  • Option to earn college credit through USU's College of Natural Resources 

To Apply

Email the following to lindsay.thalacker@usu.edu. 

  • Cover Letter expressing interest and qualifications in this position and crew
  • Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation

Application review begins March 16th.  Positions open until filled.

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Field Boss

The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) Field Boss is an AmeriCorps position responsible for providing direct leadership and support to UCC field crews and assisting UCC field staff in seasonal trainings and logistical coordination.  The Field Boss is an integral member of UCC field operations, ensuring that UCC crews are adequately trained and prepared to perform high quality conservation service work in a positive, safe, and fun environment.  

During the spring field season, the Field Boss performs primary leadership to Crew Leader Trainees and crews, spending nearly 100 % of their time in the field.  During the summer and fall seasons, the Field Boss is in the field approximately 75% of the time and assists in the UCC field office 25% of the time.  The UCC Field Boss will rove between crews and projects and may be asked to temporarily serve as crew leader, as needed. 

2015 Term Dates:  Jan 26, 2015 - Nov 13, 2015

Open positions in the following locations

  • Northern Field Office (Logan)
  • Central Field Office (Salt Lake City)
  • Southern Field Office (Cedar City)

Click HERE for full position description.

Apply by submitting an Online Application.

2015 positions filled

2015 BENEFITS

  • AmeriCorps Living Allowance:  $725.00 paid twice a month
  • Eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award:  $5,645.00
  • Health Insurance
  • Forbearance on qualifying student loans while in service
  • Conservation Leadership Training and Experience
  • Training Allowance for WFR course or in-season trainings 
  • Utah State Restricted Herbicide Applicators Certification (Upon Completion of State Exam)
 

Full Year Crew Leader   

Full Year Crew Leaders spend the spring, summer, and fall seasons leading a 4 person crew in the completion of conservation projects.  Enhanced training, leadership development, support, and evaluation is provided during the spring season.  Crew Leaders are fully responsible for preparing and leading their 4-person crew, as well as ensuring that UCC policies and procedures are followed, communicating with project sponsors, and recording important project outcome data.  

In this position, AmeriCorps members who have previous experience in conservation field work and leadership roles provide valuable direction to UCC crews while continuing to hone their skills.  

2015 Term Dates: Early Feb 2015 - Nov 13, 2015

Open Positions in the following locations

  • Northern Field Office (Logan)

Full Position Description: Click Here

2015 positions filled

2015 BENEFITS 

  • Americorps Living Allowance: $675.00 twice a month
  • Eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award: $5,645.00
  • Health Insurance
  • Forbearance on qualifying student loans while in service
  • Leave No Trace Educator Training
  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid Certification
  • UCC Chainsaw and Rock Work Training
  • Trail Construction and Design Training

Crew Leader Development Crew

Crew Leader Trainees spend the spring season on a crew with other trainees.  While completing conservation project work, Crew Leader Trainees receive in-field leadership and technical skills training.  After demonstrating necessary leadership and conservation skills during the spring season, trainees are moved into a full Crew Leader position for the summer and fall field seasons, where they lead their own 4-person crew. 

In this position AmeriCorps members receive valuable leadership development, as well as continuing to gain and sharpen their technical skills.

2015 Term Dates: Early Feb 2015 - Nov 13, 2015

Open Positions in the following locations

  • Central Field Office (Salt Lake City)
  • Southern Field Office (Cedar City)

Full Position Description: Click HERE

2015 positions filled

2015 BENEFITS 

  • Americorps Living Allowance: $640.00 twice a month while a trainee; $675 twice a month in full Crew Leader role
  • Eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award: $5,645.00
  • Health Insurance
  • Forbearance on qualifying student loans while in service
  • Leadership Development
  • Leave No Trace Educator Training
  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid Certification
  • UCC Chainsaw and Rock Work Training
  • Trail Construction and Design Training

 

2015 Crew Members 

Summer Season: May 18th - August 10th

  • Positions available in all field offices
  • Applications reviewed aelections made on a rolling basis  

Fall Season: mid-August - November 9th

  • Positions available in all field offices
  • Application review begins April 20th, selections made on a rolling basis

**Crew Member applicants may apply for a single or double season with Utah Conservation Corps (ex. summer only, spring-summer, summer-fall, etc.)**

Crew Members live and work outdoors as part of a 4-8 person crew, completing various conservation projects in throughout Utah. Crews camp near their project site for the duration of the project week and generally return to their field office between project weeks.    

  • 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 
  • Eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award 
  • 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 

 

 

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