• Conservation Crew Supervisor, Spring-Summer 2020 (Taos)

    Job Locations US-NM-Taos
    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/5/2020 4:40 PM)
    Job ID
    Temporary Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    USD $580.00/Wk.
    USD $580.00/Wk.
  • Overview

    Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC) is a nonprofit youth development organization serving New Mexico. We inspire young adults to make a positive difference in themselves and their communities. Through training and service, Corpsmembers discover their potential for healthy, productive lives.



    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 and 25 in the safe and efficient completion of conservation or outreach projects in the outdoors, while providing structured opportunities for personal and professional development throughout the season. Often working under minimal staff supervision and in remote settings with limited communication and support channels, Crew Supervisors are expected to exercise sound discretion and independent judgment on matters relating to the safety, well-being, and performance of crew members in the field. Crew Supervisors are often the only resources immediately available in critical situations.


    POSITION TYPE:  Seasonal, full time, non-exempt.

    SCHEDULE: “Spike” crew - 8-day on/6-day off schedule; 80 hours of project work per spike; camp with crew on site.

    SALARY:  $580 weekly stipend, with overtime while on Spike

    REPORTS TO: Upper Rio Grande Program Coordinator

    DATES:  March 9th, 2020 to August 7th, 2020

    LOCATION:  Taos, NM (Project locations throughout the state)



    Essential Function: Crew Operations

    • Directly supervise a crew of 7-8 members in the completion of projects such as trail construction/maintenance, forest thinning/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.
    • Manage difficult personnel challenges within small groups together for extended periods of time, in remote areas with limited communication and support channels.
    • 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 and action, keeping RMYC staff informed.
    • Be the primary point of contact in critical situations such as wildfires, medical emergencies, and other unanticipated crises.



    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: Independent Leadership and Critical Thinking Skills. Supervisors may spend long periods of time in remote terrain with limited communication and support channels, with a crew of diverse experiences in the outdoors.

    • Be adaptable. The nature of spike work in remote areas presents unique challenges that aren’t always anticipated, and which may require critical decisions to be made without immediate guidance and/or support from RMYC staff or agency partners.
    • Make informed decisions in the field to accomodate for changing weather conditions, gear malfunctions, and other unanticipated events.
    • Make informed safety and work decisions in remote areas with limited communication and support channels.
    • Manage and coordinate emergency response in remote areas with limited communication and support channels, and where additional resources or evacuation might take hours or days to be coordinated.


    Essential Function: Administrative Duties

    • Prepare detailed, accurate weekly reports (time sheets, project data, training log, incident reports, job hazard analysis, etc.).
    • Inform RMYC staff and agency partners of important crew developments during formal and informal meetings/debriefs.
    • Plan for and purchase crew-related food and supplies  as needed, with a set budget, and properly document receipts/mileage.



    • 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.
    • 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.



    • Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or higher medical certification.
    • S-212 or equivalent chainsaw certification and related experience.
    • Two or more seasons of experience with outdoor conservation projects. Experience with applying Leave No Trace principles.
    • Two or four-year degree in natural resources, outdoor education, teaching, or related field. 
    • Proficient driving in 4WD conditions and maneuvering with trailers.



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


    • 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.




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


    TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter and resume to (E-mail subject line should read “Spring 2020 Crew Supervisor”):

    Darien Fernandez

    Program Manager

    Upper Rio Grande Region



    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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