• Assistant Crew Supervisor, Upper Rio Grande Region, Fall 2018 (Taos)

    Job Locations US-NM-Taos
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(7/16/2018 11:38 AM)
    Regular Full-Time
    USD $840.00/Wk.
    USD $840.00/Wk.
    Targeted Job Start Date
    End Date
    # of Openings
    Service Term Length (Hours)
    Quarter-Time Members must serve at least 450 hours
  • Overview

    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 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 Evironmental 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.
    • If a natural disaster were to occur the opportunity of deploying as a crew out of state to serve in disaster relief efforts may be possible.



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