Do you love to work outdoors where fantastic mountain scenery can be a part of your daily routine? Do you love watching teens have new experiences and learn new skills in nature? The North Fork John Day Watershed Council (NFJDWC) is looking for motivated people 21 years of age and older who would like to make a difference for the people and the natural resources in the Upper John Day River Basin. NFJDWC seeks crew leaders to guide and encourage 4-5 Summer Youth Conservation Crew employees (ages 14 and up) in performing diverse natural resource tasks. This position may require leading projects that involve the use of chainsaws, cross cut saws and hand tools (training provided).
Anticipated term: June 5, 2017 through September 8, 2017
(This time frame is flexible)
Job Description: Crew leaders will be responsible for guiding young adult employees, helping them to build an outdoor ethic and accomplish natural resource stewardship projects to improve ecologic health. Crew leaders will work with Council staff and also with resource professionals from the private and public sectors to manage daily projects. Primary responsibilities include: implementation of safety policies, engagement and mentoring of teens and young adults, transporting crew members to and from work sites (valid driver’s license and clean record required), project implementation, record keeping and training.
Location: Positions are available in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon, in communities including: John Day, Prairie City, Long Creek, Ukiah.
Projects: Projects may include trail maintenance, removal of brush and small trees along trails, invasive plant species inventory and treatment, campground cleanup, fence removal and repair, fish salvage, and other diverse tasks. Expect all weather conditions and lots of hiking!
Contact NFJDWC for wage information
To apply: Please email or mail a cover letter, resume and 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org
PO Box 444
Long Creek, OR 97856
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