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SYCC Crew Leader

Long Creek OR

Do you love to work outdoors where fantastic mountain scenery can be a part of your daily routine? The North Fork John Day Watershed Council (NFJDWC) is looking for motivated people 21 years of age and older who would like to make a difference for the people and the natural resources in the Upper John Day River Basin. NFJDWC seeks crew leaders to guide and encourage Summer Youth Conservation Crew employees in performing diverse natural resource tasks. This position may require leading projects that involve the use of chainsaws (training provided).


Anticipated term: June 5, 2017 through September 8, 2017


Job Description: Crew leaders will be responsible for guiding young adult employees, helping them to build an outdoor ethic and accomplish natural resource stewardship projects to improve ecologic health. Crew leaders will work with Council staff and also with resource professionals from the private and public sectors to manage daily projects. Primary responsibilities include: implementation of safety policies, engagement and mentoring of teens and young adults, transporting crew members to and from work sites (valid driver’s license and clean record required), project implementation, record keeping and training.



• Lead youth in daily activities

• Assure youth take appropriate breaks

• Provide education on natural resource topics

• Maintain communication with Council staff multiple times daily

• Assure tools and vehicle are prepared for the next day

• Some crews will be required to camp overnight on/near job sites


Location: Positions are available in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon, in communities including: John Day, Prairie City, Long Creek and Ukiah.


Projects: Projects may include trail maintenance, removal of brush and small trees along trails, invasive plant species inventory and treatment, campground cleanup, fence removal and repair, fish salvage, and other diverse tasks. Expect all weather conditions and lots of hiking!



• Possess a desire to work outdoors

• Be at least 21 years of age

• Possess a valid state driver’s license with a clean driving record

• Successfully complete a criminal background check

• Complete First Aid and CPR Training (available during staff training)

• Knowledge or experience in natural resources and/or youth development

• Ability to perform physical labor manually for up to 10 hours in inclement weather


To apply: Please email or mail a cover letter, resume and 3 references to amye@nfjdwc.org



Amy Early

PO Box 444

Long Creek, OR 97856




Posted February 16, 2017

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