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2024 Crew Leader

Utah Conservation Corps
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The UCC Crew Leader is a 9-month AmeriCorps position where the member participates in UCC’s Crew Leader Development Program and then takes on direct leadership of a UCC field crew. The spring field season is spent in a “Crew Leader In-Training” capacity working on a crew with fellow trainees and developing leadership and conservation skills. Upon demonstrating necessary skills and competencies, the leader moves into a full Crew Leader role for summer and fall field seasons leading a 4-9 person crew in the completion of habitat restoration and trail improvement projects on public lands. The CL position runs from February 22 - November 23. Members will receive an AmeriCorps living allowance of $1,350 paid 2x per month during training (Feb-May); Increased to $1,500 paid 2x per month (June-Nov); total $27,450. Note: this is taxable income. They'll also receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, $6,895.00 (available upon successful completion of term)

Service Activities

UCC Field Crews complete various conservation project work such as habitat restoration, invasive species removal, native vegetation planting, forest fuels reduction, fence building, trail improvement, and more.

Community Need Addressed

Improving the quality of public lands and the communities that surround them through partnership based projects.

Position Outcomes

UCC Field Crews complete various conservation project work such as habitat restoration, invasive species removal, native vegetation planting, forest fuels reduction, fence building, trail improvement, and more.


Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

We also provide USFS Chainsaw Training and Wilderness First Responder (WFR) training to our crew leaders.

Education Benefits

College Degree, Credential or Certification

- Professional Development Training Fund: $250.00 available for use during term of service for approved conservation skills and leadership trainings - Conservation leadership experience - Wilderness First Responder Certification - Chainsaw training with the option to qualify through UCC National USFS Chainsaw Program as an A Faller (apprentice sawyer) - Utah Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator License

Skills you will gain

Leadership, management skills

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities
  • Focus Areas Environment
  • Length of Service 9 Months
  • Education Requirements GED
  • Placement Team Placement
  • Service Setting Park, Volunteer Placement Organization
  • Weekly Training Hours 20

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