To execute this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High school diploma or GED.
Minimum of two years paid work experience related to conservation corps/natural resources management/forestry or related field/industry required.
Minimum one year supervisory experience preferred.
Ability to obtain CPR and First Aid certification within thirty (30) days of employment and maintain current thereafter.
Maintain a valid California driver’s license, reliable transportation, adequate auto insurance as required by State law, and insurability by agency carrier.
Ability to satisfactorily pass criminal background checks including but not limited to California Department of Justice and FBI.
Physical Examination – Physician clearance required.
Chain saw certification (Federal S-212) preferred.
Familiar with standard inventory practices, effectively minimizing loss of tools, equipment, supplies and materials.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
Effective written and verbal communication and organizational skills; ability to effectively communicate with corpsmembers, staff and management in a professional manner.
Demonstrated experience in training and supervising corpsmembers on proper use, handling, and maintenance of job related vehicle, tools, equipment, supplies, and materials.
Demonstrated experience in training on customer service skills.
Strong organizational ability. Goal orientated; possess ability to structure workload to meet deadlines.
Demonstrated experience in developing, leading and maintaining a positive and productive work environment.
Demonstrated experience in leading and effectively supervising an ethnically diverse population of unskilled young adults with multiple barriers to employment.
Ability to be a leader and a positive role model for corpsmembers; be actively involved and supportive of their vocational training and educational goals.
Demonstrated experience in mentoring and coaching corpsmembers to resolve behavioral issues and other barriers to their vocational field training and other corps requirements; implement disciplinary measures when needed within the guidelines of the Corpsmember Handbook.
Demonstrated interest in and dedication to serving the community; a basic understanding of poverty, its causes and conditions and impact on individuals and communities is essential.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk/hike on uneven terrain including river bed, foothills and mountain trails on average of five (5) miles per day, and on occasion up to up to 10 miles per day. While walking/hiking the employee may carry hand tools, chain saws or other project tools and equipment. The employee is regularly required to balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or sit; use hands to finger, handle, grasp or feel; and talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 or more pounds. The employee may be required to backpack on occasion – pack weighing up to 75 lbs. The employee is required to tent camp – sleep on the ground and is subject to overnight camping situations of one or more days on occasion. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather including extreme weather conditions such as hot/cold temperatures, rain, wind and other typical river, foothills and mountain weather and altitude conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts such as chain saws. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes, smoke or airborne particles. The employee is frequently exposed to and required to walk/hike on uneven, rough terrain, river bed, foothills and mountain trails and may include walking on areas such as driveways, stairs, ramps, gravel and dirt areas, and other steep unpaved inclines, etc. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to loud depending on work and camp activities.