Title: Field Supervisor
Reports to: Program Manager
Starting Salary: $725/week, paid biweekly
Location: Bahama, NC (Near Durham)
Estimated Start: March/April
Estimated Position Duration: 8 months (subject to change)
Status: Full-Time, Exempt, Seasonal
Benefit Eligible: Health Insurance, annual wellness benefit, annual staff development benefit
Conservation Corps North Carolina:
The mission of Conservation Corps North Carolina (CCNC) is to empower young adults through meaningful outdoor work that benefits North Carolina’s land and water and creates healthy communities.
CCNC is a program of Conservation Legacy that partners with public land managers in North Carolina to engage motivated young adults (ages 16-30) to complete challenging and impactful conservation service projects throughout the region. Projects may include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazard fuel reduction, and ecological restoration. Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs, including disaster relief if the opportunity arises
Projects take place across North Carolina, including work with the US Forest Service, the National Park Service, State Parks, and other land managers. During their time in the field, CCNC field crews camp overnight and work outdoors in all types of weather conditions, performing heavy manual labor related to environmental conservation and restoration projects. These hands-on projects include visitor access improvements, trail construction and maintenance, habitat restoration, invasive species treatments, historic restoration, disaster relief, and much more. Most projects require hiking out to remote work sites for the day with tools, equipment, and day pack.
The Field Supervisor’s primary role is to provide leadership, technical, and logistical field support to all CCNC conservation crews. The position requires a significant field presence to assist crews with project needs, as well as management of the CCNC shop. Field visits cover a multi-state footprint including North Carolina and South Carolina. Field time will consist of day crew visits in close proximity to the CCNC office and overnight visits to camping crews. The schedule for this position is based on dynamic organizational needs. This individual will be expected to work as a member of a team and independently.
Essential Responsibilities and Functions:
- Maintain a consistent staff presence in the field, including frequent overnight stays to assist in managing on-the-ground project quality and quantity.
- Facilitate rig-up and de-rig events and procedures.
- Serve as technical expert and advisor on projects as needed, aligning project details with partner/agency standards and specifications
- Maintain strong working relationships with a diverse array of land managers including pre-site visits.
- Enforce and exemplify all CCNC, Conservation Legacy, and agency policies and procedures while in the field and at office/shop.
- Assist in the planning and implementation of Crew Leader and Crew Member trainings
- Serve as substitute on crews as needed.
- Support, coach, mentor and supervise members and leaders in both technical and interpersonal work.
- Facilitate behavior improvement and disciplinary procedures as needed.
Shop and Vehicle Support
- Maintain shop space to operate efficiently, including tracking and repairing hand and power tools.
- Track, maintain, and purchase tools and field equipment.
- Assist in management and maintenance of CCNC’s vehicle and trailer fleet.
- Assist Field Program Coordinator in tracking established annual budget for field related resources.
- Assist with food purchasing for crews when needed.
- Assist with other general duties as needed or assigned by supervisor.
- Collaborate with the Program Manager and Field Supervisor to train, mentor, and supervise a broad scope of corps members and crew leaders across CCNC programs.
- Assist CCNC staff in identifying and developing an internal talent pool for future leadership positions inside and outside of CCNC.
- Assist Field Program Coordinator in the implementation of crew leader and corps member trainings including technical work, protocols, leadership, and facilitation skills.
- Be a role model and mentor throughout training and field season.
- Work with other CCNC staff on pressing projects as needed.
- Collaborate with other program staff to ensure proper resources are provided to crews in the field.
- Learn CCNC’s Emergency Phone systems and take part in “on-call” responses as needed.
- Successfully engages, leads and supports an inclusive work environment for those of underrepresented populations within the organization and the communities we serve.
- Leads and/or participates in organizational-wide teams, projects and initiatives that support the work of the Strategic Plans goals.
Regular overnight travel and non-traditional work hours, inclusive of weekend and evening hours. To successfully perform essential functions the Field Supervisor is required to sit, stand, walk, and communicate. The Field Supervisor may be required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl on an infrequent basis. He/she must be able to operate office equipment, telephone, and computer and reach with hands and arms. The Field Supervisor may be required to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted. The ability to drive an organizational vehicle is also required. Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Minimum of 18 months of experience supervising crews and facilitating the completion of high-quality conservation projects related to trail construction and maintenance, invasive species removal, fuels management, etc.
- Technical competence in dry stone masonry, full bench trail construction, fencing, invasive species removal, chainsaw operations, etc.
- Experience with tool maintenance, including rehandling and basic chain saw engine repair.
- Demonstrated ability to mentor young adults working in remote outdoors settings performing arduous physical labor.
- Flexibility, adaptability, and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment with variable scheduling and frequent problem-solving.
- The ability to communicate professionally both internally and externally with stakeholders.
- Minimum of educational experience: prior experience working for and supervising others within a conservation corps, land management agency or natural resource management organization focused on similar work and member development.
- Proficient in computer programs, databases, other technology; ability to manage data in an organized, consistent, and timely manner.
- Valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record.
- Must be able to pass a criminal history background check.
- Must hold a current Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification.
- Must hold a National Sawyer Chainsaw Certification Level A felling, bucking, and limbing with the ability to obtain a level B within a year.
Conservation Legacy is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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