Field Support Member

Position Title:         Field Support Member

Position Type:        Full Time, Seasonal (Two Positions Available)

Position Dates:       Now – August 31st

Location:                La Crosse, WI – with extensive travel required

Benefits:                Living allowance and education award

To Apply:                Email cover letter & résumé with 3 references to Andrea Frisch at andrea.frisch@wiscorps.org

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Position Overview:

The Field Support Member position is a full time/seasonal position based out of the La Crosse, WI headquarters with travel throughout Wisconsin, as well as occasional trips to visit crews in Michigan and Indiana.  You will be responsible for mentoring and supporting Crew Leaders in the field, as well as for administrative, logistical, and personnel support for each 3-4 field crews.

You will work with each individual Crew Leader to ensure crew safety, high-quality work, positive crew community, a strong crew work ethic, and the personal development of each Crew Member, among other responsibilities.  The position duties are 80% field and 20% office and you must be comfortable with hard work and long days (including nights/weekends) in outdoor and unpredictable conditions. Field Support Members should expect extensive travel/overnights required throughout the course of the field season.

 

Field Support Member Responsibilities:

  • Mentor and support 3-4 Crew Leaders in the field
  • Provide technical, logistical, personnel, and administrative support for each crew
  • Ensure crew safety, strong crew work ethic, and corps member development
  • Work with Crew Leaders and Project Sponsors to ensure high-quality work
  • Be on call during weeknights and weekends to respond to crew emergencies or incidents
  • Assist with planning and implementing Crew Leader training
  • Commit to the development of Corps Member leadership skills
  • Remain drug, tobacco, and alcohol-free while on duty or while in uniform

 

Field Support Member Qualifications:

  • Outdoor leadership experience with youth or young adults
  • Willingness to teach and mentor the next generation of environmental, conservation, and community leaders
  • Experience with logistical support (vehicle, trailers, tools, food, materials, etc.)
  • Knowledge of carpentry, trail construction, forestry, landscaping, invasive species management, and/or conservation/natural resources
  • The ability to think creatively and problem solve efficiently and independently while being professional and having a good sense of humor
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • A desire for a position with a substantial field component
  • Good driving record and a valid driver’s license
  • Previous experience on a trail crew, youth corps crew, or similar program-required
  • Ready to undergo a criminal background check

 

To Apply:    

Email cover letter, résumé, and references to Andrea Frisch at andrea.frisch@wiscorps.org

WisCorps, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ethnic identity, disability, handicap, marital status or veteran status. If you have a disability and need to access this information in an alternative format, or need it translated to another language, please contact us at (608) 782-2494, fax at (608) 782-0606, email at staff@wiscorps.org, and TDD/TTY or the Wisconsin Relay number at 7-1-1.

 

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