ACE- Crew Leader, Mountain West
Company: American Conservation Experience - Staff
Posted on: June 12, 2021
American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a dynamic non-profit
organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service
opportunities that harness the idealism and energy of a volunteer
labor force to help restore America's public lands. ACE has a
national reputation for providing exceptional training and support
to enable crews to safely and economically implement technically
complex and physically demanding conservation projects for the US
Forest Service, BLM, National Park Service, USFWS and numerous
state and local land management partners.
Job Title: Crew Leader
Location: Hurricane, Utah (Field projects will take place on
public lands throughout Utah and the Mountain West region)
Department/Division: CREW, Mountain West
Status: Regular Full-Time (Exempt)
Schedule/Hours: Full-time. Flexible Schedule with varying
shirts; 40 hours/week with additional hours as needed (field
projects typically run on an 8-day (10 hour/day) hitch, 6 day off
Reports To: Project Manager
Travel: Yes, extensive regional travel required
Compensation: Full-time, $1,368.00/ bi-weekly, $35,568.00
Competitive benefits package that includes health, dental,
vision and supplemental insurance, paid vacation, sick leave,
designated holidays, and 401k retirement for qualified
Food and provisions are provided during field projects.
Start Date: July 1 - July 14
As the primary front-line staff of the ACE Mountain West
Operations Team, Crew Leaders (CLs) lead diverse teams of young
adults in completion of conservation and restoration projects. CLs
train and lead crew members in conservation work skills, basic
environmental education, and outdoor living skills, and engage
their crews in environmental work projects that address critical
land management and conservation needs. Work is almost exclusively
outdoors, involves strenuous physical labor in all weather
conditions and climates, and typically involves "spike" camping for
several days at a time, often in remote wilderness locations. The
position requires extensive travel to public lands across Utah and
the intermountain west region and may involve working for other ACE
offices/locations for temporary periods.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Lead, manage, and hold Corpsmembers accountable while serving on
- Lead, train, and supervise a conservation corps team during
conservation work projects, which may include: constructing and
maintaining trails, constructing and maintaining fences and outdoor
facilities, restoring wildlife habitat, maintaining public parks,
campgrounds, and recreation areas, planting trees, conducting
native plant revegetation, eradicating exotic/invasive plant
species, surveying, conducting ecological testing and monitoring,
mapping and monitoring using GPS technology, wildfire restoration,
and restoring forest health and reducing wildfire risk through tree
thinning using powered equipment.
- Arrange environmental education activities and opportunities
and help inspire the next generation of conservation and public
- Support, coach, mentor, and supervise members in both technical
and interpersonal professional development.
- Hike, backpack, camp, and cook outdoors while at front country
and wilderness spike camps.
Collect, record, and submit accurate, detailed project data:
- Accurately complete project field paperwork including weekly
reports, safety sheets, incident reports, end of week checklists,
feedback forms and others as necessary.
Ensure personal and Corpsmembers safety while in the field,
especially as it relates to running chainsaws and other dangerous
- Arrange details of transportation, tools, equipment, camp/field
living arrangements, field communication, and work project
completion. Responsible for leading rig-up and de-rig before and
after a project. Serves as primary transport for crew to worksites
and camp during projects.
- Maintain and repair hand and power tools and other equipment as
- Responsible for enforcing the use of appropriate safety
procedures in all tasks.
- Manage and replace items as needed in the cook set, first aid
kit, and personal protective equipment (PPE) sets.
- Safely transport crew and equipment in ACE vehicles with
Responsible for producing high quality work and successful
- Collaborate and communicate with ACE Project Managers and
project partners to ensure that ACE crews safety complete the
highest quality of work and achieve established project
- Other duties as assigned.
Required Experience and Qualifications:
- 6 months to at least 1 year of experience working in field
conservation positions, preferably within a Conservation Corps and
with a record of advancement to assistant leadership or leadership
- Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate. BA/BS degree
from an accredited college/university preferred.
- Experience in field work performing environmental restoration,
trail construction and maintenance, and other conservation
- Experience leading, training, and supervising teams of diverse
- Ability to drive vehicles/trucks and trailers in a variety of
- Knowledge of environmental conservation skills, basic
environmental education, and outdoor living/camping skills.
- Experience performing a wide variety of heavy manual labor for
extended periods of time, often under adverse conditions and in
- Ability to lead, train, and supervise a team.
- Ability to camp on a project for two to four weeks at a
- Working knowledge of young adult development, team-building and
- Experience serving as a positive role model and mentor for team
- Ability to adapt to the surrounding work environment and
conditions that can change frequently.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with Corpsmembers, partner agency staff, and the
- Ability to understand and carry out oral and written
- Ability to understand and follow ACE systems and processes
including supervisor key responsibilities.
- Must secure First aid/CPR certification within 14 days of
employment and maintain certification.
- Must maintain a positive, constructive work environment
conducive to team dynamics including timely, effective
communication with project partners, supervisors, and crew
- Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
- Valid driver's license and an insurable driving record
- Proficient in English
- Ability to pass a federal criminal background check
- Willing to abide by ACE Policy and Federal Drug Free workplace
policies and laws. ACE reserves the right to drug test at any
To Apply: https:/usaconservationstaff.applicantpool.com/jobs/ to
fill out an application. You must include a resume, one-page cover
letter, and three professional references. Qualified applicants
will be contacted by email to arrange an interview. Applicants must
follow all application instructions in order to be considered for
American Conservation Experience provides equal employment
opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,
disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements,
American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and
local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every
location in which the company has facilities.
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