Position Announcement: Tech Crew Member- Summer Youth Conservation Corps.

Published February 14th, 2017 in Blog, What's Happening? | Comments Off on Position Announcement: Tech Crew Member- Summer Youth Conservation Corps.

Job Summary:

Are you looking for a summer job that will give you the chance to spend a summer outdoors in beautiful mountain scenery, learn new skills in natural resources, building your resume and give back to your community?  The North Fork John Day Watershed Council is hiring people ages 18 and up to staff our Technical Summer Conservation Crews.  Crew members will work 4, 10-hour days per week under the supervision of a crew leader.  Work will include natural resource projects such as: wilderness trail maintenance, trail and campground surveys, fence removal, habitat development, construction and data collection.  Crews will often camp on or near weekly work sites. The period of employment for this crew is season long, approximately early June through the end of summer.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Work outdoors under direction of an experienced crew leader
  • Projects may include maintenance and restoration of trails, wilderness trail, field surveys, fence removal, recreation facility development, and construction
  • Projects may involve hiking several miles a day, using chainsaws, cross-cut saws and hand tools (training provided)

 

Job Requirements:

  • Prior work experience is NOT required although experience with saws and hand tools will be useful
  • All crew members must be 18 years of age or older
  • Willingness and ability to camp overnight on a regular basis
  • Commitment to working the whole season
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the United States

 

The North Fork John Day Watershed Council is looking for people who…

  • Have a great work ethic
  • Love hiking and spending time outdoors in all kinds of weather
  • Are interested in learning more about natural resources

 

To apply pick up an application from the NFJDWC office (691 HWY 395N, Long Creek, OR  97856), Prairie City, Grant Union, Long Creek, Monument, Dayville or Ukiah High Schools or download here. Return the completed application to the North Fork John Day Watershed Council by 4pm April 7 either in person, by mail (PO Box 444, Long Creek, OR 97856) or by email amye@nfjdwc.org

Position Announcement: Crew Member- Summer Youth Conservation Corps.

Published February 14th, 2017 in Blog, What's Happening? | Comments Off on Position Announcement: Crew Member- Summer Youth Conservation Corps.

Job Summary:

Are you looking for a summer job that will give you the chance to enjoy the outdoors, learn new skills in natural resources, and building your resume while giving back to your community?  The North Fork John Day Watershed Council is hiring people ages 14 and up to staff our summer conservation crews. Crew members will work full time Monday thru Friday under the supervision of a crew leader.  Crews will take on natural resource projects including wilderness trail maintenance, trail and campground surveys, fence removal and data collection. The period of employment is typically available in sessions from 2-8 weeks.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Physical work out of doors in all weather conditions, restoring and maintaining trails and implementing natural resource projects under the direction of an experienced crew leader
  • Projects may include maintenance and restoration of trails, resource and campsite surveys, fence removal, fence construction, stream structure construction, fish salvage, and other projects beneficial to the ecosystem
  • Projects may involve hiking several miles a day and other strenuous labor

 

Job Requirements:

  • Prior work experience is NOT required
  • All crew members must be 14 years of age or older
  • Must commit to working a minimum of 4 weeks
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the United States

 

The North Fork John Day Watershed Council is looking for people who…

  • Have a great work ethic
  • Love hiking and spending time outdoors in all kinds of weather
  • Are interested in learning more about natural resources

 

To apply pick up an application from the NFJDWC office (691 HWY 395N, Long Creek, OR  97856), Prairie City, Grant Union, Long Creek, Monument, Dayville or Ukiah High Schools or Download here. Return the completed application to the North Fork John Day Watershed Council by 4pm April 7 either in person, by mail (PO Box 444, Long Creek, OR 97856) or by email to amye@nfjdwc.org

Position Announcement: Crew Leader – Summer Youth Conservation Corps.

Published February 14th, 2017 in Blog, What's Happening? | Comments Off on Position Announcement: Crew Leader – Summer Youth Conservation Corps.

 

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.

 

Duties:

  • Arrive ½ hour before crew for daily planning
  • Lead youth in daily activities (including morning preparation such as: gathering appropriate tools, stretching, vehicle inspection)
  • Maintain safety controls at all times
  • Drive youth safely to worksite
  • Ability to focus first on youth training and also balance participating in project tasks
  • Assure youth take appropriate breaks as per State labor standards
  • Teach youth to perform tasks (communication, navigation, safe tool use)
  • Provide education on natural resource topics
  • Maintaining records and fill out daily paperwork
  • Maintain communication with Council staff multiple times daily
  • Returning safely at the end of the day, assuring tools and vehicle are prepared for the next day
  • Remain with the crew until the last employee has left for home
  • Some crews will be required to camp overnight on/near job sites

 

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!

 

Qualifications:

  • Possess a desire to work outdoors
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Possess a valid state driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Successfully complete a criminal background check
  • Complete First Aid and CPR Training (available during staff training)
  • Knowledge or experience in natural resources and/or youth development
  • Ability to perform physical labor manually for up to 10 hours in inclement weather
  • Legally able to work in the United States

 

Contact NFJDWC for wage information

 

To apply: Please email or mail a cover letter, resume and 3 references to amye@nfjdwc.org

 

NFJDWC

Amy Early

PO Box 444

Long Creek, OR  97856

(541)421-3018


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