YCC-- Team Leader

posted Mar 26, 2018, 1:41 PM by Debra Williams-Baker


Job Title: Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Team Leader         

Schedule: 40 hrs./week         Job Type:       Job Code:

Pay Range: $10.00r hr.

FLSA Status: Non Exempt



The person(s) selected for this position will be responsible for working with the Administrator and Senior Leader to ensure the successful completion of YCC project activities. The Team Leader is responsible for working and for overseeing the YCC Team Members in the field and for the safe and successful completion of the predetermined YCC projects. Through hands-on training, education and learning opportunities, team members will develop transferable work skills, and receive coaching on how to apply learned skills in future education or work settings. Projects and trainings may include riparian restoration, trail construction and maintenance, water drip system training and installation, tree and shrub planting, equipment safety and training, CERT training, first aid and CPR, fire ecology data collection and application to watershed management projects, incident command training, training in historic preservation, tool use and care, erosion control, bridge building and installation, native plant and animal identification, and other locally relevant ecology concepts. This person is responsible for continuous high-quality customer service, which includes, but is not limited to meeting internal and external customer needs, and for presenting a positive attitude toward the YCC, its staff, and its programs.



Eligibility requirements for Team Leaders:

Enrollment in the program shall be limited to individuals who, at the time of enrollment, are:

(1)  are between the ages of 18 and 25 years of age

(2)  have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and a clean driving record




Team Leaders and members must report to designated area at 8 am, fully geared and ready to work each day so that work can begin promptly at 8 am. Leaders are expected to help motivate and work alongside Team Members to build and maintain technical trails among other projects. Team Leaders will be expected to perform a variety of assigned tasks with attention to detail, safety, and respect for their fellow Team Leaders and Members at all times. The Team Leaders will be responsible for completing Team Member evaluations as well as work status updates and reports as assigned.



Must provide own work boots, rain gear/poncho and large, reusable water bottle. Gloves, a hard hat, and safety glasses will be provided by the YCC. Long pants are a requirement (no shorts or cut-offs permitted). Two long-sleeved shirts, required for work, to be provided. Tools will be checked out on a daily basis.



§  Uphold safety and Child Protection standards for all YCC activities

§   Represent the YCC throughout the community in a positive, respectful manner

§   Attend staff meetings and other meetings and trainings and class lessons as required

§   Maintain a professional appearance and manner reflective of YCC standards

§   Perform duties as assigned

§   Be prepared for outdoor work with proper equipment, water and attire



§   Lift 40 pounds using proper technique

§   Ability to work and adapt to varied outdoor terrains and weather conditions. The work sessions will be located in the desert and river environments of Socorro County, New Mexico

§   Requires bending, lifting, pushing, stooping, carrying and other demanding physical labor

§   Ability to sustain high level of performance for at least 8 hours and work all day in the sun

§   Team Leaders/Members will be exposed to stressful and physically and mentally demanding situations

§   Will/may be exposed to dust, pollen, ash, soot, and other environmental allergens

§   Must have adequate vision to safely and effectively review documents in varied formats i.e.…paper and digital and work with tools required for this position

§   Must have adequate hearing to respond to members and interact with the public

§   Drug Free as outlined in the County’s Substance/Alcohol Abuse and Testing Policy

§   Failure to perform duties and behavior that is not to a professional level of conduct may result in termination



Must have the ability to demonstrate and/or show competency in the following areas:

§   Trail building/construction experience

§   Supervising others and adherence to job standards

§   Planning and organize work in a timely manner to meet deadlines

§   Supervising well-coordinated, high-quality projects

§   Work a flexible schedule to meet program staffing/planning needs

§   Exercise mature judgment and sound decision making

§   Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

§   Learn, follow and enforce local YCC and national guidelines related to policies



The YCC Team Leader will present a competent and positive image of YCC through the professional and safe coordination of all YCC programming, quantified by completion of the key areas of responsibility and continuous improvement of the systems.


In addition the YCC Team Leader will exhibit and represent behaviors consistent with the expectations within the YCC competency guidelines listed below:

§   Accepts and demonstrates the YCC’s values

§   Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs.

§   Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions

§   Builds rapport and relates well to others

§   Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another

§   Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience

§   Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members

§   Pursues self-development that enhances job performance

§   Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process