Assistant Crew Leader


Position Title:              1 Assistant Crew Leader

Position Type:              Field-based, seasonal, full-time, exempt

Compensation:            $450 - $550/week, depending on experience

Location:                     Crew will work in southern Front Range of Colorado during first 6 weeks of season and in Mississippi Gulf Coast second half (4 weeks) of season.

Benefits:                      Camping/housing, food while camping, uniform shirts, training, and some travel.

Position Start Date:      Employment from approx. August 23 through approx. November 3, 2006

Application Deadline:  Immediately

Reports To:                  Crew Leader and Executive Director



The Colorado Legends and Legacies Youth Corps (CLLYC) is a regional, non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. CLLYC hires young adults to complete conservation work projects on public lands throughout the southern Front Range; Custer, El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Las Animas, Pueblo, and Teller counties. CLLYC has a strong environmental education component, and life skills are learned via formal lessons, on-the-job training, and the process of communal living.  CLLYC is offering a special fall season program which will include working conservation projects in our home region for 4-5 weeks and working on post Hurricane Katrina cleanup projects in the Gulf Coast of Mississippi for 4 weeks. We are a residential program; crew will camp or live in bunkhouse/dormitory accommodations. CLLYC serves a diverse population that is representative of the southern Front Range region.


Position Description:

The position requires an individual who is a skilled problem-solver, experienced leader and positive role model.  A crew is comprised of a Crew Leader, Assistant Crew Leader and six - eight crewmembers (17-24 years old) all working together to complete conservation work projects on public lands and in communities.  The assistant leader will manage a demanding work and living schedule and will be responsible for creating a valuable experience for the crewmembers. The asst leader collaborating with the crew leader, will be responsible for facilitating environmental education, life skills, transferable work skills, and safe, positive group living skills to their crew.  Asst Leader must possess a strong work ethic, promote high quality work performance in their crew, and have a desire to devote themselves to field-based work and youth development for an entire summer. Position requires both supervisory and technical aptitude, in addition to a high level of comfort in the outdoors.


Duties and Responsibilities:

¨       Manage, supervise, and participate in day-to-day details of crew life in camp and at work.

¨       Monitor, manage, and promote crew’s physical and emotional safety on and off the work site.

¨       Train and motivate a crew of ten young adults to efficiently complete conservation 

projects on public lands.

¨       Coordinate with the project sponsors and the Executive Director.




¨       Implement environmental and life skills lessons at work projects and in evenings.

¨       Complete professional documentation of time sheets, daily and weekly reports, and other required documentation.

¨       Conduct Crewmember evaluations, report incidents and corrective actions formally and in a timely manner.

¨       Transport crew safely in Corps’ vehicles.

¨       Promote individual Crewmember development and a healthy crew community.


General Qualifications:

¨       High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

¨       Must be a minimum of 21 years old and eligible to work in the United States.

¨    Familiarity with the safe use of basic hand tools. Conservation, construction or  

       landscaping experience preferred, but not required. CLLYC will train exceptional applicants.

¨       Experience with youth development, environmental education, disaster relief and recovery, youth employment and training, or facilitation of life skills activities. Familiarity with the youth corps model preferred.

¨       Excellent organizational skills.

¨       Physically fit, able to work long days in adverse conditions.

¨       Ability to adhere to the CLLYC policy which prohibits smoking, tobacco, alcohol and drug use while serving as an employee.

¨       Current First Aid and CPR certification. Wilderness First Responder, S212 sawyer, Disaster Preparedness training strongly preferred.

¨    Knowledge of Leave No Trace camping techniques.

¨       Ability to implement CLLYC policies and procedures.

¨       Leadership experience, preferably with diverse young adults.

¨       Desire to make a difference in the lives of crewmembers and the communities.

¨       Must have reliable transportation, copy of Motor Vehicle record required upon hiring.

¨       Possess a good driving record (less than 2 moving violations in past 3 years) and current driver’s license.

¨       Criminal background check required upon hiring.


Essential Functions:

This is a physically demanding job! While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit and talk or listen. The employee is required to use hands to operate tools or controls, and to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to focus. The employee is frequently required to drive a CLLYC vehicle, and must be able to speak, understand, read and write English. The employee will be required to camp for 2-3 weeks at a time. 


To Apply:

Complete the Assistant Crew Leader Application, available at 

Submit completed application with your résumé and contact information for 3 professional references to:


Michele Hanley, Executive Director                     

Colorado Legends and Legacies Youth Corps
P O Box 85

Monument, CO 80132-0085        OR                     e-mail: [email protected]


Incomplete applications will not be considered.


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