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Adult Field Supervisor - SCC Los Valles 2024


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701 East Hwy 50, Salida, Colorado

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Southwest Conservation Corps, Los Valles Adult Field Supervisor

Title: Field Supervisor

Reports to: Logistics Manager

Location: Salida, CO

Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Non-exempt

Wages: $19-$20/hr DOE

Benefits: 10 days PTO + sick leave, Eligible for benefits

Start/end date: March 11, 2024 – November 1, 2024


Program Summary:

The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a program of the non-profit service organization, Conservation Legacy, that is built on the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that operated from 1933 – 1942. SCC provides youth and young adults opportunities to complete conservation projects on public lands. While serving with SCC, members receive training on job skills, conflict resolution, leadership, teamwork, and environmental stewardship. Programs are developed using a step ladder approach to provide a progression of skill development based on a member’s needs. Members receive a weekly living allowance, training, and an AmeriCorps Education Award (for qualifying individuals).  



The Field Supervisor’s primary role is to provide field and administrative support for the Adult and Veteran’s programs by offering technical assistance, morale support, and ensuring program integrity through policy enforcement and positive mentoring.  The Field Supervisor will assist with program logistics, and planning and facilitating trainings, as well as with Corps member recruitment and selection.  During the spring season, the field supervisor will be both in the field, supporting crew leader training, and in the office, helping to prepare equipment and facilities for the field season. During the field season, the field supervisor will be in the field supporting crews, ensuring leaders and members successfully complete requisite certifications, providing logistics support, and meeting with project partners.


Essential Responsibilities and Functions: 

Field Support: Conduct regular visits to crews, project partners and work sites. Communicate and debrief with crew leaders and corps members during field visits. Manage on-the-ground project quality and quantity by providing technical assistance as needed. Oversee project management in front country and remote working locations. Enforce all SCC and agency policies and procedures. Lead educational activities. Provide encouragement, guidelines, and supervision to crew leaders throughout their tenure. Will fill in for vacant crew leader positions as necessary.


Logistics Support: Supervise crew rig-up and de-rig processes.  Assist with repair or replacement of tools, saws, vehicles or other equipment. Organize additional tools and specialized equipment for upcoming crew projects. Maintain inventories of saw parts, food, medical supplies, backcountry equipment, and cleaning/field supplies, and make necessary purchases to restock these inventories. Transport vehicles to/from mechanic and help with vehicle emergencies in the field.  Assist with facilities repair and maintenance.


Training: Help to develop and implement crew leader trainings including technical work, protocols, and leadership and facilitation skills. Be a role model and mentor throughout training and field season. Mentor crew leaders and Crew Leader Development Program. Facilitate technical trainings in chainsaw, crosscut, and trail work, and provide tech support for members whose term requirements include computer-based trainings, including resume-writing  


Risk Management: The Field Supervisor will be one of the first staff responders for crew emergencies and support and, therefore, must be readily available for trips into the field and comfortable with an ever-shifting work schedule. Will be a critical component of the incident response system for crews in the field and help prepare any forms and instruments for emergency planning and use. 


Recruitment, General Administration and Partnerships: Assist with recruitment and onboarding of adult, youth, and veteran members. This may include visits to schools, community partners, etc. for recruiting and outreach and interviewing applicants. Assist in acquisition and management of new hire and additional member paperwork.

Required Skills

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Must hold current advanced medical certification (WFR or above) with CPR/AED or receive certification prior to start date.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in youth development, conservation corps work, wilderness living and travel, or outdoor leadership.
  • Must be 21 or have had a valid driver’s license for 3 years, have a clean driving record (insurable by SCC) and current driver’s license.
  • Must be able to pass the organization’s criminal history check requirements.
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting.
  • Strong skill level in at least one or more of the following areas: trail construction, trail maintenance, crosscut use and maintenance, hand tool maintenance, fencing and ecological restoration projects or environmental education
  • The ability to communicate effectively, manage complexity cultivate innovation, drive results of oneself and others.
  • Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment both independently and collaboratively.
  • Willingness to spend days, overnights or weekends in the field throughout the season

Preferred Qualifications or strong desire to grow in the following: 

  • Experience with SCC or other conservation corps or youth corps
  • Experience teaching, facilitation, and team-building experience with diverse groups of people
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference
  • Current B Level certification on Chainsaw and/or crosscut based on current USFS standards – OR willingness to learn
  • Current or recent herbicide applicator or supervisor license


To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to Trevor Taylor, Los Valles Logistics Manager, at Subject line in this email must include “Field Supervisor Applicant”. Interviews will take place starting January 2023.

Cover Letter must include a response to the following question:  Provide some examples of your experience effectively working with diverse communities, including those specific to Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and other underrepresented populations, in personal or professional context. 

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, political affiliation, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to the hiring manager. 

This position is located at 701 East Hwy 50, Salida, CO. View the Google Map in full screen.