Environmental Field Coordinator
The Field Coordinator (FC) is integral to the AmeriCorps field program’s goal of accomplishing challenging conservation projects, as well as providing training, education, coordination, and leadership to ensure a positive and safe experience for regional field program participants. The Field Coordinator must have the ability to assist in personnel management, maintain equipment, and coordinate or provide training in technical and personal development skills.
· Coordinate with district staff to plan and lead trainings for new members in equipment use, and resource management techniques.
· Work with crews in the field to provide additional knowledge and training for specific projects.
· Coordinate with staff, partners, and crews on project details to ensure crews are properly equipped.
· Manage district fleet. Ensure trucks are DOT certified, working with Enterprise to schedule maintenance, coordinate with DNR shops for maintenance and repair of leased assets.
· Ensure shop spaces are properly equipped and organized for safe and efficient use.
· Purchasing of equipment and personal protective equipment.
· Assist crew leaders in managing crew dynamics.
· Conduct site safety audits to ensure crews are working safely and following Corps Policy.
· Attend and participate in district and organizational meetings to improve programming.
· Review work accomplishment forms to ensure accuracy in reporting.
· Supervisory and programming experience (preferably with the 18-25 age group) and ability to problem solve and respond competently to situations associated with managing young adults.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills for internal personnel management and external outreach.
· Initiative to act independently with minimal supervision and ability to multi-task and flexible with responsibilities.
· Demonstrated experience in coordinating and facilitating training.
· Working knowledge of natural resource project management such as trail maintenance and construction, shoreline/watershed restoration, forest/prairie management, and wildlife habitat improvement including the use of herbicide.
· Familiarity with AmeriCorps and local, state, and federal natural resource agencies.
· Experience with use of hand and power tools, tree felling and chainsaw operations, and mechanical and construction skills.
· Experience with maintenance of equipment including power saws and hand tools.
· Experience with the use of trucks, trailers and UTVs both on and off-road.
· Valid driver’s license and safe driving record.
· Ability to pass DOT physical.
· Must meet minimum physical requirements and successfully pass annual work capacity test.
· Highschool diploma or equivalent is required.
Additional Information: Travel and overnights are required for Corpsmember trainings, staff meetings, and outreach events. This position requires a significant amount of time at all crew locations, with occasional out-of-town travel for up to 12 days to assist crews on technical projects. The FC must also be available for occasional 30-day disaster deployments.
While this position in based in Bemidji, this employee will need to spend considerable time at the North District office in Duluth for onboarding and training at the start of employment as well as staff meetings etc. Lodging accommodations will be made available during this time.