• Spike Crew Supervisor, Fall 2019 (Taos)

    Job Locations US-NM-Taos
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(6/19/2019 11:07 AM)
    Job ID
    Temporary Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    USD $520.00/Wk.
    USD $560.00/Wk.
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  • Overview


    Crew Supervisors oversee the day-to-day operations of crews of youth and young adults, and are integral to the fulfillment of RMYC’s mission. The Crew Supervisor will manage a diverse crew of participants between the ages of 18-25  in the safe and efficient completion of conservation projects in the outdoors, while providing structured opportunities for personal and professional development throughout this season. Often working under minimal staff supervision, Crew Supervisors exercise discretion and independent judgment on matters relating to the safety, well-being, and performance of crew members in the field.


    Women are strongly encouraged to apply.


    Schedule: "Spike" crew - 8-day on/6-day off schedule; 80 hours of project work per spike; camp with crew on site at locations throughout the region. Schedules may vary based on project location and crew.

    Salary: $960 - $1080 per two-week pay period, plus stipend (starting at $40/night) for overnight stays in the field while supervising crews.

    Reports to: [Location] Program Coordinator


    Essential Function: Crew Operations

    • Directly supervise a crew of 6 to 9 members in the completion of projects such as trail construction/maintenance, forest restoration/fuels reduction, and additional projects as assigned, meeting high standards of safety, quality and efficiency.
    • Provide on-the-job training and coaching to members to develop necessary project-related skills.
    • Lead crew during disaster relief work lasting up to 30 days (if deployed).

    Essential Function: 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.


    Essential Function: 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.
    • Oversee a highly structured, participatory camp environment during spike projects.


    Essential Function: Administrative Duties

    • 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 17 - 25, preferably in a leadership, mentoring or instructional capacity.
    • 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.
    • Wilderness First Aid (WFA) or higher medical certification.
    • (For chainsaw crews) Ability to obtain Faller Class B (FALB) certification within one month of hire.


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or higher medical certification.
    • Two or more seasons of experience with outdoor conservation projects.
    • Two or four-year degree in natural resources, outdoor education, teaching, or related field. 
    • Experience with applying Leave No Trace principles.
    • Proficient driving 12-passenger vehicles, 4WD Vehicles, and towing trailers.


    Physical and Environmental Requirements

    • Lift or move up to 50 pounds occasionally, up to 20 pounds frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds constantly.

    • Frequently traverse uneven terrain; balance, stoop, kneel, reach, push, pull, and/or grasp.

    • Have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of work assigned.

    • Receive detailed information through oral communication; convey important spoken instructions accurately and effectively.
    • Work outdoors, subject to outside environmental conditions.
    • Work near occasional loud noise from equipment such as chainsaws.


    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual preference or disability.

    RMYC is a drug free workplace. All RMYC positions are dependent upon funding availability.



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