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Summer Youth Conservation Corps Crew Leader Posted Mar 03
North Fork John Day Watershed Council , Long Creek, OR (Grant County)
We are looking for 21 years and older men and women who would like to work for an organization that makes a difference for the people and the natural resources in the Upper John Day River Basin. The North Fork John Day Watershed Council (NFJDWC) is seeking crew leaders to guide and encourage 4-5 Summer Youth Conservation Crew employees (ages 14-24) in performing diverse natural resource work. This position requires leading young adults in projects that involve the use of chainsaws, cross cut saws and hand tools.

Anticipated term: June 5, 2017 through September 8, 2017 (this time frame is flexible)

Job Description: Crew leaders will be responsible for guiding young adult employees to build an outdoor ethic and accomplish natural resource stewardship projects that improve ecologic health. Crew leaders will work with Council staff and resource professionals from the private and public sectors to manage daily projects. Primary responsibilities include safety implementation, engagement and mentoring of teens and young adults, transporting crew members to and from work sites, project implementation, record keeping and training.

• Arrive early for day planning
• Lead youth in necessary activities (gathering appropriate tools, stretching, vehicle inspection)
• Drive youth safely to worksite
• Work alongside youth performing physical work
• Assuring youth take appropriate breaks
• Teaching youth to perform certain tasks (communication, navigation, tool use)
• Education on natural resource topics
• Maintaining records and filling out daily paperwork
• Maintaining communication with Council staff
• Returning safely at the end of the day assuring tools and vehicle are prepared for the next day
• Remaining with the crew until the last employee is gone for home
• Some crews will be required to camp

Location: Positions available in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon. Communities include: John Day, Prairie City, Long Creek, Ukiah

Projects: Projects will include trail maintenance, removal of brush and small trees along trails, invasive plant species inventory and treatment, campground cleanup fence removal and repair, etc. Expect extreme weather conditions and lots of hiking!

• Poses a desire to work outdoors
• Be at least 21 years of age
• Possess a valid state drivers license
• Successfully complete a criminal background check
• First Aid and CPR Training (available during training)
• Knowledge or experience in natural resources and/or youth development
• Ability to perform physical labor manually for up to 10 hours in inclement weather
• Legally able to work in the United States