Woods Boss (Field Coordinator)
Company: Northwest Youth Corps
Posted on: January 15, 2022
The Woods boss is responsible for providing field support to
youth and young adult conservation crews. This includes, but is not
limited to ensuring projects are to partner and NYC/ICC
specifications and NYC/ICC standards, camps are to NYC/ICC
standards; that they are clean, safe, and follow organizational
protocol; and that seasonal staff presents a rich educational
program. This position will also include giving project specific
technical support to crews which may include, trail maintenance and
construction, fence maintenance and constructions, invasive species
removal, and fuels reduction. A Woods boss may also manage some
weekends, recreational trips, and be responsible for resupplying
crew food and equipment. The Woods boss will interface with project
sponsors and parents to ensure participants are comfortable with
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Support
Promote continued organization support of Diversity, Equity, and
Seek to remove barriers to participation in NYC programs for
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Personnel: The Woods boss is responsible for the training,
supervision, coordination, and performance of field staff as well
as the overall performance of field youth and/or young adult crews.
This includes giving feedback to and creating success plans for
leaders over the course of the season. The Woods boss acts a role
model to the crew and should be always personally aware of
Administrative: The Woods boss is responsible for completing
required paperwork associated with their program. The Woods boss is
responsible for collection and disbursement of field staff
paperwork (petty cash, mileage reports, time sheets, etc.).
Management: The Woods boss typically supervises seasonal program
field staff and participants and provides necessary ongoing
training and technical support to ensure projects are being
completed in a safe, professional, and productive manner. Supports
repair and maintenance of tools and equipment as required as well
as organizing, procurement and packing of food for crew modules.
The Woods boss will also respond to crew dynamic challenges by
giving crew leaders support and advice when difficult situations
arise within members, project sponsors, or other leaders. This will
include facilitating conflict resolution through debriefs as a
third-party supervisor. The Woods boss also has a primary role with
seasonal staff training and evaluation.
Field Opportunities: Woods boss will work alongside crews on field
projects on a weekly basis. Success in this position will require
heightened situational awareness and field endurance as the Woods
boss will be living and sleeping in a field setting for the
duration of the season. Fridays may be reserved for shop days to
gather necessary tools and resupply for the following weeks
projects and delivering it to crews in the field. Additionally,
Woods boss may assist to lead, supervise, and plan weekend
activities for crews.
Flexibility: The position requires flexibility as it has long days
and hours which includes traveling many hours in order to visit and
successfully support multiple crews at a time.
Position Qualifications & Certifications
Education: Prefer college education in outdoor recreation,
forestry, environmental education, resource management, landscape
architecture or a related field.
Experience: Applications will be reviewed considering all relevant
experience relating to youth leadership, outdoor recreation,
environmental education, or forestry background. Experience leading
or supervising a group or team and experience managing outdoor
projects. Experience working on manual labor projects, using hand
tools, operating chainsaws and driving 15 passenger vans is
Certification: Current wilderness first aid/CPR or higher
certifications are required; or willing to obtain. Applicants must
be able to demonstrate an acceptable driving record during the last
Must possess a valid drivers license and clean driving record.
Regular attendance and punctuality +
Reliable and self-motivated.
Exceptional communication skills.
Superior problem-solving skills.
Strong leadership qualities.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
Physical Condition: Applicants must be in good physical condition
and capable of working long hours on strenuous, labor intensive
projects. Work projects often require heavy lifting, constant
bending, digging, and long hikes to and from the worksite.
Applicants must be able to backpack 7 miles and lift up to 50 lbs
(with or without reasonable accommodation).
Position will require camping in various locations for the course
of the season.
This position will primarily work outside in all types of weather
conditions and environments including but not limited to high
elevations, remote areas, cold, rain, snow, heat, humidity, wind,
The noise level in the environment is quiet to loud. PPE is
provided and use is required.
While performing the duties of this job, with or without reasonable
accommodation, the employee is required to stand; walk; use hands
to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or vehicle; reach with
hands and arms; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or
crawl; talk, hear; and smell repeatedly.
This Position Description is not designed to cover or contain a
comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities
that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and
activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with
or without notice.
Terms of Employment
Based in Eugene, OR, Tacoma, WA, or Boise, ID will require 40%
travel to remote training and project locations. which may also
include travel to projects in OR, WA, and ID as needed. This is a
Apply online at www.nwyouthcorps.org/JoinNYC. Contact Rebecca
Cashero at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (541)
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