The Trail Crew Leader is a seasonal, supervisory position managing a crew of young adults who perform various conservation projects in Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest. Projects typically focus on trail maintenance and rock work.
The Larimer County Conservation Corps (LCCC) promotes individual development through service for the benefit of our environment and community. Our programs empower corps members to develop personal and professional skills, gain environmental awareness and actively engage in the community, while developing self-sufficiency to help them become productive members of our community. The LCCC is an accredited corps through the Colorado Youth Corps Association and The Corps Network and is based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Crew Leaders work side-by-side with corps members and assistant crew leaders to complete work projects in a variety of weather conditions and terrain, including high altitudes.
Specifically this position:
- Supervises a crew daily and overnight campouts as needed.
- Implements Larimer County Conservation Corps policies and procedures.
- Motivates and encourages corps members to work and persevere in difficult and physically challenging work settings.
- Promotes leadership while encouraging the development of teamwork, self-worth, conflict resolution, effective communication, goal setting, decision making, and the building of community.
- Manages and monitors physical and emotional safety of the crew.
- Safely drives a 12 passenger van and trailer.
- Assists training corps members in areas including, but not limited to, proper tool use and Leave No Trace principles.
- Maintains a safe working environment and enforces the use of appropriate personal protective equipment.
- Completes time sheets, evaluations, and incident reports, among other paperwork requirements.
- Facilitates teambuilding activities, environmental education, and job/life skills curriculum on a regular basis, or as projects determine appropriate.
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The ideal candidate will:
- Have a basic knowledge of conservation techniques, construction, landscaping, and tool maintenance.
- Work well under stressful situations.
- Be proficient troubleshooting.
- Have conflict management skills.
- Motivate and encourage youth to work and persevere in difficult and physically challenging work settings.
- Have a background working in a team environment and providing supervision to a diverse group.
All candidates will be screened for the following required minimum qualifications. Any candidate who does not meet all of the qualifications listed as required will be eliminated from the process.
- Possession of High School Diploma or GED required.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid driver’s license required. Will be required to provide DMV report upon offer of employment.
- Experience with conservation techniques, construction, landscaping, agriculture and/or tool maintenance required.
- One (1) year of experience in the outdoor education field required.
This is a temporary position from May 24, 2021 through September 24, 2021.
The Crew will camp for extended periods, 4-8 days at a time depending on project location.
A successful candidate must be able to complete physical testing based on the Essential Job Functions, with or without reasonable accommodations.
An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. Successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.
All application components must be submitted by 11:59 PM MT on the closing date listed.
Larimer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and prohibits discrimination and harassment in all employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation), national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law or regulation.