Pay: $300 per week
Crew Members are eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award upon completing the term of service, along with their weekly salary.
August 6th - Late November
NATURE OF PROGRAM:
Work: All crewmembers are part of a functioning work crew, which participates in outdoor conservation-based service work, crew living, and educational experiences. Projects consist of trail and fence construction and maintenance, wildlife habitat improvements, wetland and riparian rehabilitation, and fire fuels reduction. The work is very physically demanding but rewarding.
Education: The crew educational component is an integral part of the CCYC Program as well as part of the job. Crews devote part of every day, off the clock, to a short lesson, journaling exercise or discussion. Other opportunities for education include guest speakers such as Rangers, Native American educators, and Wildlife Biologists.
Training: Fall crews will participate in technical trainings pertinent to their work projects. This can include First Aid training, chainsaw training and trail skills training, as well as various backcountry living training.
Room/Board: Each person on the crew will contribute a weekly fee of $30 towards the group’s food budget. This amount will be automatically deducted from paychecks. Any amount of the cash issued that is not spent, can be distributed back to everyone equally or saved by the crew for an end-of-season celebration. All crews camp while on work projects and live in a cooperative crew community.
CCYC is a service program; drug and alcohol use is not tolerated, and will result in immediate termination from the program. Intimate relations between crewmembers are also unacceptable and will result in termination from the program.
The crews work in two-week sessions called hitches. Each hitch is 9 days on (eight 10 hour days followed by a half-day of re-supply and gear maintenance) then 5 days off (plus the rest of the re-supply day).
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Crewmembers will be expected to build and maintain technical trails, construct habitat enclosures, construct fences and/or work with chainsaws on fuels reduction, among other projects. They may work at high elevations for extended periods of time in a variety of weather conditions. As part of a crew, crewmembers will be expected to perform assigned tasks ranging from kitchen/camp set-up to cooking dinner and other camp chores.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Crewmembers should lead physically active lives prior to becoming a member of a crew. Crewmembers will perform the duties of this position in several different settings. The work sessions will be located in desert and mountain environments of Southeast Utah. The position requires bending, lifting, pushing, stooping, carrying and other demanding physical labor. Crewmembers will be exposed to physically and mentally demanding situations.
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT:
Crewmembers are responsible for their own clothes, as well as laundry/shower money and spending money. Uniform work shirts and necessary safety gear will be provided. Members need to provide their own durable work pants and leather work boots. If necessary, these items can be borrowed from CCYC along with sleeping bags, pads, tents, and camping equipment.
GETTING HERE AND AROUND
CCYC provides transportation from our base camp in Monticello, UT to and from the worksites.
Please be aware that under no circumstances, will CCYC pay or reimburse you for any travel. That will be your responsibility. We highly recommend you bring your own vehicle. It will make your experience in the Four Corners Region much more memorable and exciting, seeing as how we do not provide transportation on days off and there is much to see and explore! If you live locally, CCYC may be able to provide transportation to and from Monticello once per work season.
2020 APPLICATION DEADLINES
Preference is given to applications submitted before these dates:
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check
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