Crew Supervisor, Summer 2020 (Taos, Taos Pueblo, Bandelier, San Ildefonso, Questa)

Job Locations US-NM-Taos | US-NM-Questa | US-NM-Los Alamos
Posted Date 1 month ago(3/6/2020 1:20 PM)
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Temporary Full-Time
FLSA Status
USD $540.00/Wk.
USD $560.00/Wk.
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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 17-25 years old 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: 40 hours per week, excluding lunch. Schedules may vary based on project location and crew. (LOCATIONS: Taos, Taos Pueblo, Bandelier, San Ildefonso, Questa)  

Reports to: Summer Coordinator 


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



Project Management

  • Directly supervise a crew of 6 to 9 members in the completion of projects such as trail construction/maintenance, habitat/wetland restoration, erosion control, invasive species removal, restoration/repair of historic structures, 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.

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 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.


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, 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.


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


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