• Urban Tree Crew Supervisor (day)

    Job Locations US-NM-Albuquerque
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/8/2019 11:37 AM)
    Job ID
    Temporary Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    USD $520.00/Wk.
    USD $560.00/Wk.
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  • Overview


    Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC), with offices in Taos and Albuquerque, is a nonprofit work, service and training organization, serving communities throughout New Mexico. Crew Supervisors manage a diverse crew of young adults, ages 17 to 25, in the safe and efficient completion of conservation projects in the outdoors, while also providing structured opportunities for personal and professional development both on and off the work site. Specifically, this crew supervisor will assist in training and leading crewmembers in citywide monitoring and maintenance of our park trees as well as guiding crewmembers in greenhouse work.



    MRG-Urban Conservation Corps Day Crew: 
    This crew will work with the City Forestry Division in Albuquerque parks to monitor, identify, and maintain park trees as well as help revitalize the City Nursery, all the while meeting high standards of safety, quality and efficiency. This is a personal & career development program, hoping to connect members to careers in conservation related fields, specifically those working in urban arboriculture and horticulture. 

    Schedule: Monday-Friday with trainings every other Friday, 7:00-3:30. Additional evening and weekend hours possible.

    Reports to: Urban Conservation Program Coordinator 


    Note: the first three weeks of the season will consist of Supervisor Orientation and Crew Member orientation at RMYC's Albuquerque office.



    Project Management

    • Directly supervise a crew of 6 to 9 members in the completion of projects involving tree species identification, monitoring tree health, performing maintenance such as pruning on trees, and additional projects as assigned, meeting high standards of safety, quality and efficiency. This position will work closely with the City of Albuquerque forestry division using tablets to identify and inventory trees in city parks throughout Albuquerque. Crews will also work alongside the City of Albuquerque Forestry crew on activities such a pruning, dead branch removal, and other tree maintenance projects.
    • Provide on-the-job training and coaching to members to develop necessary project-related skills.
    • With supervision and assistance from the Forestry Division staff, supervisor will take on learning common park tree species as well as coaching crew members in tree identification and tree care,

    Risk Management

    • Manage crew’s physical/emotional well-being and promote a culture of safety in all aspects of crew life.
    • Safely transport crew to/from project sites in an RMYC vehicle.
    • Respond to safety concerns with appropriate and timely decisions, keeping RMYC staff informed and consulting with staff as needed.

    Crew Management/Corpsmember Development

    • Maintain a healthy group dynamic by promoting inclusivity, communication, and conflict resolution.
    • Facilitate both formal and informal job, college readiness, and life skills trainings on an ongoing basis.
    • Serve as professional role model, upholding RMYC policies and holding members accountable for actions.


    • Prepare detailed, accurate weekly reports (time sheets, project data, training log, incident reports, job hazard analysis, etc.).
    • Communicate effectively during formal and informal meetings/debriefs with RMYC staff and agency partners.
    • Purchase crew-related supplies (such as gasoline) as needed, and properly document receipts and mileage.


    Minimum Qualifications

    • 21 years of age; valid, insurable driver’s license (without major citations).
    • Experience working with youth ages 16 - 25, preferably in a leadership, mentoring or instructional capacity.
    • Vocational or educational experience with ecological/biological monitoring, tree care, or greenhouse work.
    • Strong passion for biology and botany, with the desire to expand knowledge.
    • Ability to analyze projects with RMYC staff, determine capability of crew to accomplish work assignments and best work methods, appropriate tools, safety methods, and materials.
    • Experience with building a positive group dynamic; confidence in working with diverse and challenging populations.
    • Excellent public speaking skills to conduct training sessions and facilitate group discussions.
    • Good attention to detail and ability to write accurate, thorough correspondence and reports.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Wilderness First Aid (WFA) or higher medical certification.
    • Two or more seasons of experience with outdoor conservation projects.
    • Two or four-year degree in natural resources, biology, botany, forestry, or outdoor education.
    • Master Naturalist or Master Gardener certification.
    • Experience with applying and teaching Leave No Trace principles.
    • Proficient driving 12-passenger & 4WD vehicles with trailer

    Physical and Environmental Requirements


    In performing the essential functions of this position, the Supervisor will be required to:

    • Work outdoors in all weather conditions.
    • Regularly traverse uneven terrain while carrying tools; balance, stoop, kneel, reach, push, pull, lift, and grasp
    • Reach with hands and arms, lift or move up to 60 pounds, and perform twisting and swinging motions.
    • Receive detailed information through oral communication; convey important spoken instructions accurately and effectively


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