Field Crew Leader/ Assistant Field Crew Leader
Posted: January 05, 2021
Location: Asheville, NC and Roanoke, VA
Time Commitment: April 1 to mid-August or October 2021
Normally, the Field Crew Leader and Assistant Leader would lead a crew of six, comprised of the Field Crew Leader, an Assistant Field Crew Leader, and four Field Crew Members. The field crew leadership team will go through 8 weeks of pre-season training (described below) followed by 10-18 weeks working on multiday backcountry field projects for up to ten days at a time.
For the 2020 and 2021 field seasons, we’ve shifted our crew model to keep our employees and the communities we serve safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Crews will be comprised of three individuals: a Field Crew Leader, an Assistant Field Crew Leader, and a Field Crew Member.
The Field Crew Leader and Assistant Leader will run a crew comprised of 4-5 volunteer midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy, the premier college for aspiring officers in the US Navy. The field crew leadership team will go through 8 weeks pre-season training (described below) and then 10 weeks working on multiday backcountry field projects for up to ten days at a time.
For the 2021 field season, we will shift our Naval Academy crew model to keep our employees, the midshipmen and the communities we serve safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The pre-season training for the leadership team consists of:
Once the season starts, all Field Crews may address projects including, but not limited to:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
In addition to enthusiasm for the SAWS mission, you will have the following:
Crew leaders and assistant crew leaders will receive the following additional benefits: Crosscut saw certification | Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification | Food stipend is provided ($9/day) | May qualify for Public Land Service Corp (PLC) hiring authority | Opportunities for professional network growth | Sick time accrual | Opportunities for pro-rated gear deals
Please fill out the application and submit a cover letter and resume below. Questions regarding the application may be submitted via email to Eric Giebelstein, Regional Director at [email protected]
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
SAWS is an equal opportunity employer and provides a drug-free workplace. SAWS values an inclusive work environment, free from discrimination of any kind.