CANYON COUNTRY YOUTH CORPS - CREW MEMBER
Posted: 07 February 2019
DATES: May 15-Aug 15, 2019 (3 month summer term)
August 25-Nov 26, 2019 (3 month fall term)
May 15-Nov 26, 2019 (6 month, summer/fall term)
**Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. If you cannot commit to the full-term let us know and we will try to work with you**
LOCATION: Monticello, UT
MEMBER DUTIES AND SERVICE DESCRIPTION
All crewmembers are part of a crew, which participates in outdoor conservation-based service work, crew living, and educational experiences. Projects consist of trail and fence construction and maintenance, wildlife habitat improvements, wetland and riparian rehabilitation, and fire fuels reduction. Work will vary depending on the crew that you are placed on. The work is very physically demanding and rewarding. Food: Each person on the crew will contribute a weekly fee of $30 towards the group’s food budget. This amount will be automatically deducted from paychecks. Any amount of the cash issued that is not spent, can be distributed back to everyone equally or saved by the crew for an end-of-season celebration.
Education: The crew’s educational component is an integral part of the CCYC Program. Crews devote part of every hitch, to a short lesson, journaling exercise or discussion.
Training: Crews will participate in technical trainings pertinent to their work projects. This may include First Aid training, chainsaw training, trail skills training or herbicide training. Training provided will depend on the crew that the member is placed on.
Housing: All crews camp while on work projects and live in a cooperative crew community. CCYC allows the use of available communal camp gear during work projects and the use of our basecamp in Monticello, UT, on days off. If members choose to stay on-campus during their off time they will be charged $5/night for the use of the facilities. This fee can be negated by contributing to an hour of cleaning or tidying up at basecamp. Anyone living in the communal housing is required to abide by the CCYC housing contract, failure to do so will result in removal from housing and potentially the program.
The crews work in two-week sessions called hitches. Each hitch is approximately 9 days on then 5 days off. CCYC does our best to abide by this schedule, and please understand that projects can change and have different implication, as such causing schedules to change at times.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Crewmembers will be expected to build and maintain technical trails, construct habitat enclosures, construct fences, work on invasive species removal and/or work with chainsaws on fuels reduction, among other projects. They may work at high elevations for extended periods of time in a variety of weather conditions. As part of a crew, crewmembers will be expected to perform assigned tasks ranging from kitchen/camp set-up to cooking dinner and other camp chores.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Crewmembers should lead physically active lives prior to becoming a member of a crew. Crewmembers will perform the duties of this position in several different settings. The work sessions will be located in desert and mountain environments of Southeast Utah. The position requires bending, lifting, pushing, stooping, carrying and other demanding physical labor. Crewmembers will be exposed to physically and mentally demanding situations.
GETTING HERE AND AROUND
CCYC provides transportation from our Monticello, UT basecamp and to and from the worksites.
Please be aware that under no circumstances, will CCYC pay or reimburse you for any personal travel. That will be your responsibility. We highly recommend you bring your own vehicle. It will make your experience in the Four Corners Region much more memorable and exciting, seeing as how we do not provide transportation on days off and there is much to see and explore! If you live locally, CCYC may be able to provide transportation to and from Monticello at the beginning and the end of the work season.
Crewmembers will receive a living stipend of $350 per week distributed on a biweekly basis; Crewmembers are eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award ($1,556.14 per 3 month term) upon completion of the term of service, along with their living stipend.
Apply online here. Reasonable accommodations can be made for interviews, as well as for service for any qualified applicant with a disability.