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Summer and Fall Crew Leader-Monticello, UT

Organization: Canyon Country Youth Corps

Position Title: Summer and Fall Crew Leader

Location: Monticello, UT

Hours and Compensation: $300-350 per week May-June (training). $425-$500 per week July- October depending on experience and job performance. Crew Leaders are eligible for Americorps Education Awards up to $2,000 upon season completion.

Application Deadline: April 18, 2014


Job Description:

ABOUT CCYC The Canyon Country Youth Corps (CCYC) is a program operated by the Four Corners School of Outdoor Education in Monticello, Utah. CCYC provides opportunities for youth and young adults, ages 15-25, to participate in service work projects on public lands in Southeastern Utah in partnership with the land-managing agencies of the region. Projects include trail maintenance and construction; fence construction, repair or demolition; habitat restoration; mechanical and non-mechanical thinning; invasive species removal and treatment; and other conservation related projects in backcountry and front country settings. CCYC involves youth from the four corners region as well as national hires.

SALARY $300-350 per week May-June (training). $425-$500 per week July- October depending on experience and job performance. Crew Leaders are eligible for Americorps Education Awards up to $2,000 upon season completion.

DATES mid-May through October 31, 2014

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES Complete conservation projects in the four corners region- chainsaw, trails, and fencing work primarily- while taking time out to develop leadership skills with a variety of activities. These activities will be lead by CCYC staff and Head Crew Leaders and will include: discussion, both in one-on-one and group formats; scenarios designed to make crew leaders in training think critically about situations they may encounter; lecture-style lessons in both hard and soft skills; and practice leading the projects, completing paperwork, and supervising rig-up and derig operations.

Upon successful completion of the training, the Crew Leaders will receive a raise in pay and will lead teams of 6 corps members with a co-lead, July through October.

WORK SCHEDULE CCYC crews typically work 9 days on, 5 days off, camping in remote locations during time on. During time off crews are welcome to stay at our base camp facility in Monticello. Summer youth crews work 5 on, 2 off, but are supervised for the entirety of the four-week program. There is typically one week off for Crew Leaders in between seasons.



  • Work with CCYC staff to implement operating policies, crew member handbook, grievance procedure, uniform and safety policy, and all other necessary operational policies and procedures.
  • Punctually complete and submit daily and weekly paperwork, and other forms as needed.


  • Participate in part of the Crew Leader Development Program
  • Implement service projects according to technical specifications given by land managementagencies and CCYC Staff.
  • Implement and uphold safety procedures.
  • Assist with daily/weekly operational schedules of crews.
  • Maintain solid relations with project sponsors and partners and maintain high service project quality.
  • Maintain equipment (vehicles, tools, supplies) and purchase food and necessary program supplies, while staying within existing budget.
  • Foster an ‘esprit de corps’ and participate in corps activities as needed.
  • Work hard and live outdoors for long periods of time in variable conditions


  • Assist with training and orientation of corps members (summer and fall).
  • Implement development activities including: education, life skills, mentorship, training, field trips, enrichment activities, and service learning throughout corps program.
  • Conduct pre and post corps evaluations


  • Working with youth in service related and/or youth development programs and principles.
  • Working with public and federal agencies, preferred.
  • Youth corps experience, preferred.
  • Experience camping and in outdoor recreation required.
  • Experience in outdoor work projects, required; trail building, chainsaw, and fencing skills, preferred. First Aid/CPR or higher such as Wilderness First Responder.
  • High level of maturity and professionalism.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Sense of humor.

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