o Base out of a UCC field office location – Logan, Cedar City, or Moab, UT
o Project sites on public lands within a day’s drive of field office location
Crew Members spend three months working and living outdoors as part of a Utah Conservation Corps field crew in service to public lands and the communities that surround them. Crew Members are responsible for being a contributing member of their crew, upholding and abiding by UCC policies & procedures, and conducting themselves in a safe and productive manner. All crew members are trained in safe and proper tool use, project techniques, and outdoor living. Training topics include chainsaw and hand tool use, project techniques, and basic wilderness first aid. Crews complete projects on Utah's public lands related to habitat restoration, invasive species removal, fence construction, trail constructions or forest fire fuels reduction. Weekly project schedules are variable, where crews work 4-10 days in a row and receive time off proportional to the amount of time spent in the field. Crews spend 8-12 hour days serving on physically demanding projects in the outdoors.
Crews typically camp during the project week and return to their field office location to begin their off-time. This position is an AmeriCorps term of service that requires a full-time commitment.
Utah Conservation Corps arranges for camping and travel during project time and supplies all tools and safety equipment and uniform tops. Crew Members must provide their own work boots, work pants, and personal camping gear. Crew members are responsible for purchasing their own food on and off project time. Members are also responsible for lodging and transportation during off time.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Student loan forbearance
AmeriCorps Living Allowance, $610 paid twice per month ($3,660 total for the season)
• AmeriCorps Education Award, $1,566.14 for 3-month term; $2,960.00 for 6-month term
• Wilderness First Aid Certification
• Project & tool specific training (ex. Trail building, chainsaw, hand tools, etc.)
• Experience, career exploration, and networking
GED/High School Diploma
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
• Great attitude and love of the outdoors!
• Commitment to public lands and contributing to America’s conservation legacy
• Ability to work as part of a small crew, including demonstrated conflict management and resolution skills
• Ability to work hard on physically demanding projects for long hours outdoors
• Ability and willingness to work and camp in remote setting in all sorts of weather conditions
• Ability to maintain personal physical and mental health throughout the position
• At least 18 years of age at the start of the season
• US Citizen or permanent resident
• Agree to a criminal history background check
• Positive attitude, flexibility, and maturity
• Ability to live and work in a remote or primitive setting
• Ability to work long hours outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
• Eligible to enroll in AmeriCorps
Subject to criminal background check