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Field Leader

Company: Idaho Conservation Corps
Location: Meridian
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

PROGRAM DATES: 05/22/20 - 08/22/20 LOCATION(s): Crews travel throughout the state - based out of Boise (ID) Position Description: Field Leaders assist in the management and supervision conservation crews of nine youth, ages 16-18, over the course of the summer. The summer season is broken down into two (2) five week sessions, so leaders oversee two separate groups over their service term. While on session, Field Leaders are responsible for assisting in the completion a variety of hands-on, conservation-oriented projects on public and private lands, and facilitating daily lessons using our accredited outdoor education curriculum. Field leaders are well-balanced individuals who work hard and embody compassion, patience, and an inspirational attitude. Field leaders generally support a variety of different crews, rotating on a weekly/semi-weekly basis while Crew Leaders maintain supervision over a single crew. This experience allows Leaders to gain additional skills and mentorship from more experienced leaders while enabling Filed Leaders to contribute their own leadership, management and educational experience to young people. The position can provide an entry-point into the fields of natural resource management, youth development, and outdoor education. Leader Training/Professional Development: Field Leaders will be provided a 12-day comprehensive training which will cover the following topics: USDA Chainsaw operation and maintenance NYC Leadership Philosophy Basic Trail maintenance and Construction Crew Management and Motivation Conservation Education Risk Management and Safety Procedures Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Behavior Management Time Management Driver Training Tool Use and Maintenance Anaphylaxis training Duties and Responsibilities: Leadership and Mentorship Leaders assist in the management, supervision, and participate in all aspects of crew work from hauling rocks to stacking brush. They work cooperatively with a crews Crew Leader to delegate responsibilities to crew members, maintain crew discipline, resolve conflicts, and establish/maintain crew morale. Leaders provide formal and informal feedback to corps members with specific attention to work productivity and quality, teamwork, and leadership. Field Leaders receive feedback on their performance and are challenged to develop their own leadership skills within this program. Safety and Risk Management Field Leaders help oversee the physical and emotional safety of program participants at all times. Safety is the number one priority in everything we do, including work, education, and recreation. This includes not only the physical safety of participants but their mental and emotional safety as well. Leaders will be responsible for transporting the crew and equipment, to and from the worksite and frequently drive long distances in ICCs fleet vehicles. Project Management & Implementation - Leaders are responsible for safely completing conservation projects to high standards by training, working with, and supervising crews of nine teenage youth working roughly 38 hours/week. Managing and motivating youth crews in this environment requires leaders to maintain a highly structured camp and work experience and provide vigilant supervision of youth in their care. In the field, leaders will provide direction to their crew with specific attention to safe work practices, proper tool use, work quality, and productivity. Leaders are mentors and role models and set the pace and tone of the project site. This position is physically, emotionally, and mentally demanding. Leaders will lift heavy loads, walk long distances, and should expect to find each project physically challenging. Education - Leaders implement daily lessons based on ICCs education curriculum (SEED), which incorporates environmental education, life skills development, nutrition and health, and job readiness. Field leaders track corps member participation and progress throughout the program. Field leaders are encouraged to bring their own skills and experiences to the education curriculum and use natural surroundings for teachable moments. Required Qualifications: At least 21 years old Current Wilderness First Aid or higher and CPR certification (individuals with a WFR are eligible for an additional $2/day) Current Drivers License and clean driving record for the past three years (Drivers License Background Check required) Recreational/ professional outdoor experience, accustomed to living for periods of time without modern conveniences Excellent organization and time management skills Ability to lift and/or move up to 70 pounds Willingness and ability to frequently drive an ICC vehicle Ability to work collaboratively and promote teamwork Strong communication skills Good judgment and decision making skills Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others and the environment Experience/desire in working with diverse populations Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job APPLICATION PROCESS: Please complete applicant registration materials at http://www.idahocc.org/staff QUESTIONS/CONTACT: Cassie Connolly, AmeriCorps & Community Engagement Coordinator, at Cassiec@idahocc.org or by phone at (208) 615-2726.

Keywords: Idaho Conservation Corps, Meridian , Field Leader, Other , Meridian, Idaho

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