Assistant Crew Supervisor - Upper Rio Grande Region, Spring 2018

Job Locations US-NM-Taos
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/1/2018 5:47 PM)
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Assistant Crew Supervisors (ACSs) play a pivotal role in building successful crews and meaningful programming. They are leaders, facilitators, and communicators, tasked with inspiring fellow corpsmembers to achieve personal and professional growth. As both a member of the crew and a part of the leadership team the ACS occupies a unique and demanding position. For the right individual, this position is a pathway towards full leadership positions and further opportunities in conservation.


Crew Type



Eligible Age


AmeriCorps Term

Education Award

Camping: Taos  

Chainsaw thinning and other conservation projects throughout the region; camp with crew near work site while on project

March 27 – August 10, 2017

“Spike” Schedule: 8 days on (Tuesday-Tuesday) followed by 6 days off


$840 every 2 weeks

675 hours



Crew Leadership

  • In partnership with Crew Supervisor, assist in the creation of a highly collaborative leadership structure with shared responsibilities and input.
  • Help facilitate scheduled educational trainings throughout the season, while also assisting in impromptu “teachable moments” in the field.
  • Model appropriate professional behavior, environmental stewardship, and work ethic for corpsmembers; be an example that inspires the crew.
  • Maintain a strong commitment to creating a culture of safety within the crew.


  • Serve with Crew Supervisor, Program Coordinator, project sponsors, and organizational partners to accomplish projects in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Supervise the crew (or a portion of the crew) for project efficiency or as the need arises.
  • Track daily tool issue, ensuring that tools are well-maintained, organized, and accounted for throughout project work.
  • Assist in daily preparation of supplies and equipment: first aid kits, vehicle inspection, personal protective equipment.



  • Assist in the facilitation of crew meetings on a regular basis.
  • Assist in reporting requirements and project impact paperwork.
  • Create a leadership development plan to further personal growth and leadership competencies.



  • Knowledge of tool use and safety.
  • Knowledge of issues facing the local community.


  • Experience with, or an interest in, environmental or conservation related projects.
  • Community volunteer experience or a history of service-based learning.
  • Previous leadership experience and a desire to build further leadership skills.


  • Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks under adverse weather conditions
  • Proficient driving 12-passenger vehicles.
  • Good public speaking skills to address crews and conduct training sessions.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, and the ability to be punctual and reliable.

Behavioral Competencies

  • Open to constructive feedback.
  • Flexibility and adaptability. Strong capacity as a team player.
  • Maturity level that allows for supervision and motivation of peers.
  • Ability to take initiative and follow through with project goals.

Preferred Experience / Education / Certification:

  • Previous experience with Rocky Mountain Youth Corps or other youth development/conservation organization.
  • Leadership experience with peers, preferably in a mentoring or instructional capacity.
  • Experience with an instructional model of positive youth development and/or experiential education.
  • Wilderness medicine certification (WFA, WFR).
  • Familiarity with techniques and concepts of safety and risk management.
  • Consistent positive mental attitude

Travel Requirements

  • Periodic overnight travel and non-traditional work hours, inclusive of weekend and evening hours.

Physical and Environmental Requirments

  • Lift or move up to 50 pounds occasionally, up to 20 pounds frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds constantly.
  • Frequently traverse uneven terrain; balance, stoop, kneel, reach, push, pull, and/or grasp.
  • Have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of work assigned.
  • Receive detailed information through oral communication; convey important spoken instructions accurately and effectively.
  • Work outdoors, subject to outside environmental conditions.



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