Adult and Youth Field and Logistics Supervisor in Colorado (Two Positions)

Subject: Adult and Youth Field and Logistics Supervisor in Colorado (Two Positions)

First is the adult field supervisor position, below is the youth field supervisor position.

Title: Field and Logistics Supervisor

Reports to: Logistics Manager

Salary: $700/week

Location: SCC Four Corners Durango, CO Office

Term: March 8th, 2021 – November 19th, 2021

Status:  Full-time, Seasonal, exempt

Benefit Eligible: Partial, see personnel policies

Southwest Conservation Corps:

The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a program of the non-profit service organization, Conservation Legacy, that is built on the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that operated from 1933 – 1942. SCC provides youth and young adults opportunities to complete conservation projects on public lands. While serving with SCC, members receive training on job skills, conflict resolution, leadership, teamwork, and environmental stewardship. Programs are developed using a step ladder approach to provide a progression of skill development based on a member’s needs. Members receive a weekly living allowance, training, and an AmeriCorps Education Award (for qualifying individuals).


The Field Supervisor’s primary roles are to provide field and logistical support to our field staff and seasonal conservation crews, saw crews and Veterans crews by offering technical assistance, morale support, and ensuring program integrity through policy enforcement and positive mentoring.  The Field Supervisor will assist with, program logistics, and planning and facilitating staff trainings. Field Supervisors will support both adult, Veteran, and youth crews. Field time during training season is 100%. Field/office time will vary depending on seasonal and programmatic needs but will usually be close to 50% or more of this positions’ time. This is a great opportunity to continue field exposure, while also developing in administrative skills, programmatic operations, and logistics.

Essential Responsibilities and Functions:

Training:  Help to develop and implement crew leader trainings including technical work, protocols, and leadership and facilitation skills. Be a role model and mentor throughout training and field season. Mentor Crew Leaders and Crew Leaders in Development. Field Supervisor may spend the majority of the 8-week training season embedded in the field with the crews to help set the tone and expectations for the season.

Field Support: Conduct regular visits to crews, project partners and work sites. Communicate and debrief with crew leaders and corps members during field visits. Manage on-the-ground project quality and quantity by providing technical assistance as needed. Oversee project management in front country and remote working locations. Enforce all SCC and agency policies and procedures. Provide encouragement, guidelines, and supervision to crew leaders throughout their tenure. May fill in for vacant crew leader positions as necessary.

Programming: Assist with planning, scheduling, and implementing crew projects.  Assist with development and coordination of risk management policies. Facilitate corps member development in the field.

Tools, Equipment, Gear: Plan and help CL’s with food planning and project logistics.  Assist Logistics Coordinator in maintaining a clean and efficient base of operations. Work within an established program budget regarding necessary purchases. Help to maintain vehicles and trailers. Develop and implement strategies to improve vehicles safety and care. Maintain a clean and efficient operations center.  Assist with rig-ups and de-rigs, including organizing and leading de-rig and volunteer events.

Risk Management and Emergencies: The FC Field Supervisor will be one of the first staff responders for crew emergencies and support and, therefore, must be readily available for trips into the field and comfortable with an ever-shifting work schedule. May help prepare any forms and instruments for emergency planning and use. Will audit programs for risk management gaps and provide relevant feedback to staff.

General Administration and Partnerships:  Help maintain accurate reporting of all necessary information and complete program reports, project, program, and crew leader evaluations throughout the season. Assist with develop and maintenance of partnerships with community and project partners.

Physical Requirements:

  *   To successfully perform essential functions the SCC FC Field and Logistics Supervisor is required to sit, stand, walk, speak, and hear. Will be required to climb, hike, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl on a frequent basis

  *   Will need to be able to carry heavy loads with backpack and to use hand tools in a variety of weather conditions.

  *   Must be able to operate office equipment, telephone, computer, reach with hands and arms, name other equipment of use.

  *   Must be able to drive a vehicle frequently/infrequently during work shift.

  *   Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  *   Leadership experience with a conservation youth corps

  *   Experience and desire in working with youth, young adults and veterans

  *   Strong skill level in at least one or more of the following areas: rock and timber construction, new trail construction, trail maintenance, chainsaw operation and maintenance, crosscut use and maintenance, hand tool maintenance, fencing and ecological restoration projects

  *   Experience with backpacking, wilderness living and travel, LNT and outdoor leadership

  *   Flexibility, adaptability, and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment

  *   Excellent communication and teaching/mentoring skills

  *   Strong conflict resolution and team building skills

  *   Proficient in computer programs, databases, and other technology

  *   Strong time-management skills and ability to work independently as well as with others

  *   Ability and willingness to work a flexible and varying schedule, including numerous overnight trips

  *   Valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record

  *   Must be able to pass Conservation Legacy’s criminal history background check

  *   Must hold a current certification in Wilderness First Responder and CPR or higher-level certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  *   Experience with SCC or other conservation corps or youth corps

  *   Experience teaching, facilitation, and team-building experience with diverse groups of people

  *   Strong conflict resolution skills

  *   Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference

  *   Current B Level certification on Chainsaw and/or Crosscut based on current USFS standards – OR ready to evaluate as one.

Open until filled. Southwest Conservation Corps is a program of Conservation Legacy.

To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter and three professional references to Richard Brown, SCC FC Logistics Manager. Feel free to email questions or call Richard directly at 970-759-1163 (within regular business hours)