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Crew Supervisor - (Bandelier, Summer)

Company: Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
Location: Taos
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionROCKY MOUNTAIN YOUTH CORPS2022 Bandelier Historic Preservation/ Bandelier Preservation Summer Supervisor Position Description Upper Rio Grande Office (TAOS) Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC) is a nonprofit youth development organization serving New Mexico. We inspire young adults to make a positive difference in themselves and their communities. Through training and service, Corpsmembers discover their potential for healthy, productive lives.POSITION PURPOSE: Supervisors oversee the day-to-day operations of crews of youth and young adults, and are integral to the fulfillment of RMYC's mission. The Supervisor will manage a diverse crew of participants between the ages of 17 and 25 in the safe and efficient completion of conservation or outreach projects in the outdoors, while providing structured opportunities for personal and professional development throughout the seasonPOSITION TYPE: Seasonal, full time, Staff MemberSCHEDULE: Summer Day work schedule is Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm with weekends off.STIPEND: $15.50/hour (before taxes) paid biweekly. Overtime eligible. REPORTS TO: Upper Rio Grande Bandelier Program CoordinatorDATES: May 23, 2022 to August 5th, 2022. 4 weeks of paid orientation training followed by project work. (Actual dates may vary due to weather, COVID-19, or other conditions)LOCATION: This position is supervised out of the Upper Rio Grande RMYC Office in Taos, New Mexico.Project work will be at Bandelier National Monument. Participants must have reliable transportation according to their work schedule for the duration of the season.POSITION SUMMARY: Join one of two eight-person crews for the summer. One crew will be the Historic Preservation crew and the other the Preservation Crew in Bandelier National Monument. Learn how to preserve pueblo ruins and historic buildings through Park Service developed techniques while also learning about the park's former inhabitants. Serve your community as part of a team while working with other AmeriCorps members. 2 crews will be hosted out of the Bandelier Location. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Essential Function: Crew Operations

  • Directly mentor a crew of 7 AmeriCorps members in the completion of projects such as trail construction/maintenance, fencing, invasive species removal, and additional projects as assigned, meeting high standards of safety, quality and efficiency.
  • Provide on-the-job training and coaching to members to develop necessary project-related skills.
  • Manage difficult personnel challenges within small groups together for extended periods of time, in remote areas with limited communication and support channels.
  • Hold crew accountable to RMYC policy and code of conduct. Communicate any disciplinary needs to the Conservation Program Coordinator as needed.Essential Function: Risk Management
    • Manage crew's physical/emotional well-being and promote a culture of safety in all aspects of crew life.
    • Safely transport crew to/from project sites in an RMYC vehicle.
    • Respond to safety concerns with appropriate and timely decisions and action, keeping RMYC staff informed.
    • Be the primary point of contact in critical situations such as wildfires, medical emergencies, and other unanticipated crises.
    • Practice COVID-19 safe measures as indicated by Government Mandates and RMYC Protocol. Essential Function: Crew Management/Corpsmember Development
      • Maintain a healthy group dynamic by promoting inclusivity, communication, and conflict resolution.
      • Facilitate both formal and informal job, college readiness, and life skills training on an ongoing basis.
      • Serve as a professional role model, upholding RMYC policies and holding members accountable for actions.
      • Oversee a highly structured, participatory environment during project workEssential Function: Independent Leadership and Critical Thinking Skills. Leaders may spend the day in remote terrain with limited communication and support channels, with a crew of diverse experiences in the outdoors.
        • Be adaptable. The nature of project work presents unique challenges that aren't always anticipated, and which may require critical decisions to be made without immediate guidance and/or support from RMYC staff or agency partners.
        • Make informed decisions in the field to accomodate for changing weather conditions, gear malfunctions, and other unanticipated events.
        • Make informed safety and work decisions.Essential Function: Administrative Duties
          • Prepare detailed, accurate weekly reports (timecards, project data, incident reports, job hazard analysis, etc.).
          • Inform RMYC staff and agency partners of important crew developments during formal and informal meetings/debriefs.
          • Purchase crew-related gas or supplies as needed, with a set budget, and properly document receipts/mileage.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
            • All Rocky Mountain Youth Corps members and staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
            • 21 years of age as of May 23, 2022; valid, insurable driver's license (without major citations).
            • US Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident
            • Able to complete entire length of service term (May 23 to August 5th)
            • Experience working with youth ages 17- 25, preferably in a leadership, mentoring or instructional capacity.
            • Ability to analyze projects with RMYC staff, determine capability of crew to accomplish work assignments and best work methods, appropriate tools, safety methods, and materials.
            • Experience with building a positive group dynamic; confidence in working with diverse and challenging populations.
            • Excellent public speaking skills to conduct training sessions and facilitate group discussions.
            • Good attention to detail and ability to write accurate, thorough correspondence and reports.
            • Wilderness First Aid (WFA) or WFA certification within 90 days of hire.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
              • Two or more seasons of experience with outdoor conservation projects.
              • Experience with applying Leave No Trace principles.
              • Two or four-year degree in natural resources, outdoor education, teaching, or related field.
              • Proficient driving in 4WD conditions and maneuvering with trailers.PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:In performing the essential functions of this position, the Supervisor will be required to:
                • Lift or move up to 50 pounds occasionally, up to 20 pounds frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds constantly.
                • Frequently traverse uneven terrain; balance, stoop, kneel, reach, push, pull, and/or grasp.
                • Have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of work assigned.
                • Receive detailed information through oral communication; convey important spoken instructions accurately and effectively.
                • Work outdoors, subject to outside environmental conditions.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.For further inquiries, please email devin@youthcorps.orgRocky Mountain Youth Corps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual preference or disability.RMYC is a drug free workplace. All RMYC positions are dependent upon funding availability.

Keywords: Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, Santa Fe , Crew Supervisor - (Bandelier, Summer), Other , Taos, New Mexico

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