Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps Crew Leader

  • Cotati, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Founded in 1982, Conservation Corps North Bay (originally the Marin Conservation Corps) was the nation's first local nonprofit conservation corps.


Our mission is simple: if we harness the energy of youth to preserve and protect the environment, the entire community profits.

Job Description

Title: SCYEC Crew Leader

Department: Sonoma Natural Resources Program

Reports To: SCYEC Field Supervisor

Location: Cotati, California

FLSA Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt from Wage and Hour Laws

Term: Temporary position, June 3 – August 16, 2013

Work Schedule: Mon-Thurs, 7:30am – 4:00pm; Friday, 8:00am –12:00pm

Directly Supervises: 8 SCYEC crew members


In the Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps (SCYEC), youth participants will work in crews to complete
quality projects which benefit the community and receive instruction on environmental stewardship.
Participation in SCYEC will lead youth to a sense of accomplishment, instill strong work ethic, encourage
the return to school, increase and/or reinforce the youth participants’ awareness between educational and
vocational skills acquisition, and enhance the future employability of youth participating in the program.


Youth will work on a variety of exciting project activities that will improve both their work ethic and
employment skills as well as the essential ecological functions that our natural environment needs to
sustain for future generations. The program consists of one 8 week session engaging youth in recycling,
habitat restoration and community service projects throughout Sonoma County. For the summer 2013, the
program will operate with four SCYEC Crew Leaders leading teams of 8 participants between the ages of
14 and 24 (teams will be grouped by age).


The SCYEC Crew Leader works under the direction of the SCYEC Field Supervisor providing daily
supervision to 8 crew members, planning daily logistics, leading environmental projects, transporting the
crew using a 12-passenger van and ensuring project quality. The Crew Leader will be responsible for
providing a safe environment, enforcing program rules, providing performance evaluations, conducting
disciplinary procedures, and facilitating personal development. SCYEC Crew Leaders must be
available for the entirety of the term (June 3 – August 16, 2013) for training, program operation
and evaluation.


Crew Member Supervision:

Facilitate personal and professional development
. Support educational goals
. Provide training including tool use, teamwork, leadership skills and work place
. Develop proper work habits
. Provide evaluations
. Take action to resolve inappropriate behavior and personnel issues
. Document performance and learning accomplishments
. Ensure that all safety procedures are followed


Project Oversight:

Ensure safety procedures are followed at all times.
. Coordinate daily team logistics including materials & tools.
. Using a 12 passenger van, drive the team to and from the project sites.
. Produce a level of productivity and quality that meets the expectations of CCNB and the
. Provide project specific training
. Ensure that all equipment is properly used and cared for
. Track work hours on a daily basis
. Document project accomplishments


To perform 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

. Demonstrated experience supervising and motivating young adults from diverse social,
economic and educational backgrounds enrolled in a job-training program
. Knowledge of hand and power tools
. Knowledge of conservation practices
. Ability to do strenuous work in adverse weather conditions
. Desire to work in a fast paced and diverse environment
. Demonstrated ability to resolve conflict and mediate disputes in a positive fashion
. First Aid/CPR certification within 2 weeks of hire
. California Driver’s License and DMV record with one point or less. Ability to obtain a Class B
license within two weeks of hire.
. Final candidates will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check.



The physical demands and work environment 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.


The employee works outdoors around equipment and machinery, walking on uneven ground and steep
hillsides, with exposure to excessive noise, fumes and extremes in temperature. They may be expected to
lift and move objects weighing up to 75 lbs, and carry objects at least ½ mile. S/he frequently uses special
visual and auditory protective equipment. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is
required to walk and stand; sit and bend; squat and climb; kneel and twist; to talk or hear. The employee
uses hands to operate objects, tools, or controls; and reaches with hands and arms. The employee uses
hands to perform simple and power grasping, and fine manipulation; to push and pull.

Additional Information

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