Sawyer Crew Leader

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The LCCC promotes individual development through service for the benefit of our environment and community.  Our programs empower corpsmembers to develop personal and professional skills, gain environmental awareness and actively engage in the community, while developing self-sufficiency to help them become productive members of our community. The LCCC is based in Fort Collins, Colorado and is an accredited corps through the Colorado Youth Corps Association and The Corps Network. 


The Sawyer crew leader is a seasonal, supervisory position managing a crew of young adults who perform various conservation projects.  Projects focus on hazardous tree removal, fire mitigation, and invasive species removal using chainsaws on public and private lands throughout the community.  Crew leaders work side-by-side with the corpsmembers and crew mentor to complete work projects in a variety of weather conditions and terrain.  The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership, organizational, and problem solving skills, clear and effective communication skills, both verbal and written and proficient troubleshooting and conflict management skills.  Additionally this individual would have a background working in a team environment, providing supervision to a diverse group, preferably youth.  


Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Supervises a crew of six (6) corpsmembers, ages 18 to 25, on a daily basis and overnight campouts.
  • Completes fire mitigation, hazardous tree removal, and invasive species management using chainsaws (other projects may include habitat restoration, fence construction, and trail work).
  • Motivate and encourage corpsmembers to work and persevere in difficult and physically challenging work settings
  • Promote leadership while encouraging the development of teamwork, self worth, conflict resolution, effective communication, goal setting, decision making, and the building of community
  • Manage and monitor physical and emotional safety of the crew
  • Maintain a safe working environment and enforce the use of appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Complete time sheets, evaluations, and incident reports, among other paperwork requirements
  • Facilitate teambuilding activities, environmental education, and job/life skills curriculum on a regular basis, or as projects determine appropriate
  • Implement Larimer County Conservation Corps policies and procedures
  • Perform duties expected of any corpsmember
  • Demonstrate the safe operation and maintenance of tools
  • Use technology to accurately complete digital daily and weekly logs
  • Coordinate logistics with project sponsors, program coordinator, and corps manager
  • Safely drive a twelve passenger van
  • Report directly to program coordinator  

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  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, valid Driver's License
  • Possession of High School Diploma or GED
  • Certified Class A Sawyer through S-212, with ability to test into Class B

  • S-130/190 experience preferred

  • One (1) year of experience working with youth in outdoor education field preferred

  • Basic Wildland Firefighter training, S-130/190

  • Experience with conservation techniques, construction, landscaping, and tool maintenance preferred

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Natural Resources, Forestry, Conservation, or a related field preferred

 Other Information to Note:

  • All application components must be submitted by 10:00 PM MT on the closing date listed.
  • This is a full time, temporary position, tentatively scheduled to work from May 21 - August 17, 2018.
  • LCCC Sawyer Crew Leaders are expected to work 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and attend a staff meeting on Friday mornings. Crew leaders must camp Monday through Thursday with the crew throughout the season due to project locations. Please note that crews will not work the week of July 2-6. This schedule may be modified due to training, weather, logistics, or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • This position may qualify for academic credit.

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of the following:

  • Must pass a dynamic lifting assessment and state and national criminal history check
  • An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.

  • Must provide a current DMV report to be reviewed and deemed acceptable
  • Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification obtained before May 21, 2018. The LCCC will host a free Wilderness First Aid course for new staff as an option.
  • Certification Class B Sawyer through S-212

The Larimer County Conservation Corps (LCCC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position is available to all without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religion, or other improper criterion. Qualified individuals with disabilities who need accommodations during the application, interview, hiring process or for service may make arrangement by contacting the LCCC at (970) 498-6660 or


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