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AgriCorps Crew Leader

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Larimer County

Fort Collins, CO

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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 AgriCorps Crew Leader is a seasonal, supervisory position managing a crew of youth who perform various agriculture and horticulture projects. Projects typically focus on planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, and building and maintaining structures. Crew leaders work side-by-side with the corpsmembersand 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:Supervise a crew of eight corpsmembers, ages 14 to 16Complete various agriculture and horticulture projectsMotivate and encourage corpsmembers to work and persevere in difficult and physically challenging work settingsPromote leadership while encouraging the development of teamwork, self worth, conflict resolution, effective communication, goal setting, decision making, and the building of communityManage and monitor physical and emotional safety of the crewMaintain a safe working environment and enforce the use of appropriate personal protective equipmentComplete time sheets, evaluations, and incident reports, among other paperwork requirementsFacilitate teambuilding activities, environmental education, and job\/life skills curriculum on a regular basis, or as projects determine appropriateImplement Larimer County Conservation Corps policies and proceduresComplete various agriculture and horticulture projectsPerform duties expected of any corpsmemberDemonstrate the safe operation and maintenance of toolsUse technology to accurately complete digital daily and weekly logsCoordinate logistics with project sponsors, program coordinator, and corps managerSafely drive a twelve passenger vanReport directly to program coordinatorClick here to view the complete job description.Qualifications:Possession of, or ability to obtain, valid Colorado Driver's LicenseOne (1) year of experience working with youth in outdoor education field preferredExperience with agriculture and\/or horticulture techniques, construction, landscaping, and tool maintenance preferredPossession of High School Diploma or GEDA Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Education or related Natural Resource 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 part time, temporary position, tentatively scheduled to work from May 21 - August 7, 2018.LCCC AgriCorps Crew leaders are expected to work 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and attend a staff meeting on Friday mornings. This schedule may be modified due to training, weather, logistics, or other unforeseen circumstances. For staff training, the daily schedule will be modified to a full time schedule from May 21 – June 1.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.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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Larimer County is located in north central Colorado. It is the sixth largest county in Colorado based on population. The county extends to the Continental Divide and includes several mountain communities and Rocky Mountain National Park. The County encompasses 2,640 square miles that include some of the finest irrigated farmland in the state, as well as vast stretches of scenic ranch lands, forests and high mountain peaks. Over 50% of Larimer County is publicly owned, most of which is land within Roosevelt National Forest and Rocky Mountain National Park. In addition to these federal lands, Colorado State Parks and Recreation, and Larimer County Parks and Open Spaces combine to provide a wide spectrum of recreational opportunities that are enjoyed by both residents and visitors

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