Sierra Institute for Community Environment

Plumas Conservation, Restoration, and Education in Watersheds (P-CREW) Summer Youth Corps Crew Leader

Posted: March 29, 2019
Location: Taylorsville, CA
Time Commitment: June 3, 2019- August 30, 2019

Job Responsibilites

  • Successfully completing conservation projects on time and motivating the crew
  • Driving crews to and from work and campsites safely
  • Creating a safe environment for youth to grow while managing group dynamics
  • Capturing before and after photos of projects, and taking pictures of the crew at work and camp
  • Teaching meal planning and cooking skills to the crew
  • Completing daily and weekly paperwork (Project Accomplishments, Incident Reports, Daily Entries, etc.)
  • Teaching students LNT principles and ensuring that they maintain a safe and clean camp
  • Teaching educational lessons with the aid of a curriculum
  • Leading recreation trips on weekends; some planning is involved
  • Conducting personal check-ins and mid-session evaluations with crew members and support staff
  • Administering first aid and keeping detailed records
  • Leading evening debriefs and teambuilding activities
  • Responsible for the proper and safe treatment of all P-CREW gear and equipment

Required Qualifications

  • Wilderness First Aid certification
  • Experience working with high school 10th-12th graders (ages 15-18), including one season of experience with responsibilities similar to this position
  • Clean driving record with the ability to safely drive an SUV with a trailer or a 6 passenger pickup truck on windy, dirt roads with participants
  • Undergraduate or advanced degree in Outdoor Recreation Leadership, Natural Resources or similar program with teaching experience, and or experience working with groups on conservation and/or natural resource restoration projects or equivalent work experience
  • Experience managing a camp kitchen
  • Excellent leadership skills, a positive attitude, and a sense of humor
  • Teambuilding facilitation experience
  • Backcountry experience
  • Excellent problem-solving ability and confidence adapting “on-the-fly” in field
  • Extreme flexibility and adaptability (camp, project, or recreation
    locations/activities could change the night before) and time management skills
  • Comfortable working with a diverse group of high school age participants in
    unpredictable back and front country settings
  • Willing to work long hours, and be responsible for crew 24 hours a day/7 days per week in the field and at camp.

Desired Qualifications

  • Wilderness First Responder certification
  • 2+ years leading youth corps crews
  • Lifeguard Certificate
  • Experience in conflict management and leading group debriefs
  • Class B driver license

Salary and Benefits

The salary for the Group Leader is $675 per week (with the opportunity to earn more DOE) for the 10-week summer season, and $440 for training and close out weeks. Meals are provided when in the field (approximately 10 of 12 weeks).

Application Process

Please send a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and reason(s) for interest in the position, resume, and contact information for three references as one document. Submit application materials to with P-CREW in the subject line or mail application materials to:

P-CREW, Sierra Institute for Community and Environment
P.O. Box 11, Taylorsville
CA 95983.