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FIRE Foundry Crew Supervisor

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Conservation Corps North Bay’s mission is to develop youth and conserve natural resources for a resilient, sustainable, and equitable community.


We achieve our mission by:

Providing young adults with opportunities to transform their lives through paid work, education, employability, civic engagement, and leadership.

Partnering with the community to conserve and restore natural resources and improve recreational and public areas. Fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion Creating the environmental leaders of the future by teaching environmental ethics and behaviors to local youth. Making communities safer by reducing hazards and by responding to public emergencies and disasters.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Title:                                                                  FIRE Foundry Crew Supervisor

Department:                                                   Natural Resources

Reports To:                                                     FIRE Foundry Program Coordinator

Location:                                                          San Rafael, CA

FLSA      Status:                                               Full-Time, Non-Exempt from Wage and Hour Laws

Directly Supervises:                                      12 FIRE Foundry program participants

Role with Agency:                                         Supervisory

SUMMARY

The FIRE Foundry Crew Supervisor (FFCS) will make significant contributions to providing a positive work environment that values diversity and fosters a commitment to teamwork and learning. The FFCS is responsible for all aspects of supervision for a crew of 12 young adults. The FFCS will lead the crew in successfully completing a wide range of fire fuel reduction projects as part of the FIRE Foundry program. The FIRE Foundry Program is a collaboration between CCNB, Marin County Fire Department, Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority, U.C. Berkeley, Stanford University, the College of Marin, and the Marin Office of Equity to establish an emerging science and technology-savvy, community-oriented wildfire prevention workforce by providing job training and skills development for underserved, underrepresented, and underfunded youth in Marin County.

Hours: 7:00am-5:30pm, Monday-Thursday


RESPONSIBILITIES (include, but not limited to):      

Participant supervision, including:

o  Facilitating personal and professional development

o  Supporting career development goals

o  Providing training, including tool use, teamwork, leadership skills, and workplace communication

o  Developing proper work habits

o  Collaborating with the FIRE Foundry Program Coordinator to compile and deliver quarterly evaluations to participants

o  Taking action to resolve inappropriate behavior and personnel issues and collaborating with the FIRE Foundry Program Coordinator to issue disciplinary actions

o  Collaborating with the FIRE Foundry Program Coordinator to accurately track and record time and attendance records

o  Participate in the morning circle to prepare the crew for the day Field project management, including:

o  Leading crew members toward successful completion of fire fuel reduction projects

o  Oversee projects to ensure a level of quality and productivity that meets the expectations of CCNB and our project partner

o  Collaborate with projects sponsors to plan work activities

o   Ensuring that all safety procedures are followed and implementing aspects of CCNB’s safety program, including documentation of safety trainings

o  Ensuring that the crew is prepared with all necessary tools, equipment, and supplies for the job site

o  Providing project-specific training on topics such as tool use, local ecology and environmental conditions, native plants, sensitive habitats, and more

o  Ensuring that all tools and equipment are used and maintained properly

o  Maintaining records of project accomplishments and photographs and sharing records with appropriate project stakeholders

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Two or more years of experience and technical skills in fire fuel reduction or similar natural resources management field projects.       One or more years of supervisory experience in a related field. 

Demonstrated experience supervising and motivating young adults from diverse social, economic and educational backgrounds.

  • Conversational Spanish language skills.     
  • Sufficient mastery of power tools (chainsaw, hedge trimmer, brush cutter, woodchipper) to be able to supervise safe tool operation and to teach their use, up to a Sawyer 3 level.
  • Experience in the operation of trucks and trailers.
  • Strong commitment to CCNB’s mission and organizational values, and a proven ability to work with people from a wide variety of social, economic, and educational backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve conflicts and mediate disputes.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures and OSHA regulations related to natural resources management, landscaping, and working in wilderness locations.
  • Clean driving record and possession of a CA Class C driver’s license, and ability to pass CCNB’s driving exam.
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification (or ability to obtain certification within 2 months of hire)
  • Ability to do strenuous work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Associate degree or vocational training in environmental science, natural resources, ecology, earth sciences, sustainability, education, or a related field is preferred.
  • Training and certifications including S-212 Wildland Fire Chainsaws, Firefighter 1 or Firefighter 2 courses, wilderness medicine, or similar are desirable.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The FIRE Foundry Crew Supervisor works outdoors around equipment and machinery, walking on uneven ground and steep hillsides, with exposure to excessive noise, fumes and extremes in temperature. They may be expected to lift and move objects weighing up to 75 lbs, and carry objects at least ½ mile. This position frequently uses special visual and auditory protective equipment. While performing the duties of this position, the FIRE Foundry Crew Supervisor is required to walk and stand; sit and bend; squat and climb; kneel and twist; to talk and hear. The FIRE Foundry Crew Supervisor uses hands to operate objects, tools, or controls; and reaches with hands and arms. The FIRE Foundry Crew Supervisor uses hands to perform simple and power grasping, and fine manipulation; to push and pull.


COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The FIRE Foundry Crew Supervisor position is a full-time,

non-exempt position which is eligible for a full benefits package (Medical,

Dental, Vision, Chiropractic, 403 (B) retirement, Vacation, Sick and Holiday

pay, professional development funds). Starting pay is $27.00/hour.


TO APPLY

E-mail a cover letter summarizing your interest and qualifications,

along with a current resume to: recruiter@ccnorthbay.org with “FIRE Foundry Crew

Supervisor” in the subject field.  Conservation Corps North Bay is an Equal Opportunity Employer



 


Conservation Corps North Bay’s mission is to develop youth and conserve natural resources for a resilient, sustainable, and equitable community.


We achieve our mission by:

Providing young adults with opportunities to transform their…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    November 2, 2021
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level
Compensation
USD $26 - USD $27
/ hour

Benefits

The FIRE Foundry Crew Supervisor position is a full-time, non-exempt position which is eligible for a full benefits package (Medical, Dental, Vision, Chiropractic, 403 (B) retirement, Vacation, Sick and Holiday pay, professional development funds). Starting pay is $27.00/hour. 

The FIRE Foundry Crew Supervisor position is a full-time, non-exempt position which is eligible for a full benefits package (Medical, Dental, Vision, Chiropractic, 403 (B) retirement…

Level of Language Proficiency

Conversational Spanish language skills

Conversational Spanish language skills

Location

On-site
27 Larkspur St, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA

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