• Full-time
  • Vermont

Website Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

VYCC (Vermont Youth Conservation Corps) is seeking Pro Build Crew Members to work on Conservation Crews and make a difference in communities throughout Vermont. Pro Build Crew Members will work with their crew to complete carpentry and construction projects. With the support of VYCC’s Build Projects Supervisor, the crew will work on the construction of an 800 square foot, high efficiency, 4-season, off grid, backcountry hut. This work will be completed in conjunction with the Vermont Huts Association.

Pro Crew Members gain technical skills to help them be competitive in their next adventures while building a new network of colleagues. A successful Pro Crew Member is able to work in challenging conditions, complete high-quality work, be a supportive member of their crew, and work well both independently and as a part of a small team. If you are excited to develop your technical skills, work alongside other conservation professionals, and have a positive impact in Vermont, this position is for you.

This position will run from April 18th until October 3rd, 2022, operating on a hitch schedule (for example, 5 days on, 2 days off OR 9 days on, 5 days off). This position requires long days outdoors in the elements.

Essential Functions

Crew Functions

-Contribute to positive crew morale, foster teamwork, respect fellow Crew Members
-Maintain an emotionally and physically safe work and living environment (when camping together)
-Follow VYCC policies and procedures, and maintain project and program goals, and foster the VYCC mission
-Maintain regular communication with Crew Leader, VYCC staff, and project partners
-Be part of a team made up of diverse individuals
-Work hard in all types of weather and environments
-Ability to adapt, grow and move outside of comfort zones
Project Accomplishment

-Help to collect, process, and organize data collected in the field
-Participate in high production, quality, and safety standards for crew
Community Development

-Engage with feedback to help set personal and crew goals, assess growth, and celebrate progress
-Be a part of a supportive and encouraging environment both on the job site and when camping as a crew
Required Qualifications

-Be at least 20 years of age (there is no upper age limit)
-Willingness to undergo a criminal background check
-Ability to travel to project sites throughout the state
-Exceptional time management, organizational skills, and attention to detail
-Some prior carpentry, building, or trades experience
-Knowledge and experience with hand and power tools
-Interest in pursuing career in building trades work, design, architecture, weatherization, etc.

Compensation & Benefits:

-Weekly stipend: $670
-Camping accommodations for the duration of the project
-CPR Certification & Wilderness First Aid Training (if needed)
-On the job learning opportunities to expand technical skill knowledge through the season
-Career pathways support through VYCC’s Recruitment and Alumni Manager and program staff
-Organizational dedication to on-going professional development

How to Apply

Please apply on our website: https://www.vycc.org/apply/procrew/

To apply for this job please visit www.vycc.org.