Field Assistant Position Description

2021 Dates:
March 1-August 20 (one position available)
March 1-August 6 (one position available)
Position Type:
Seasonal Full-time
Compensation:
$550-$600/week (exempt from overtime)
Send your cover letter, resume, and three references to andrea.frisch@wiscorps.org by February 5th

Quick Facts

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Overview

The WisCorps Field Assistant 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 supervising Crew Leaders in the field, as well as for administrative, logistical, and personnel support for 3-4 field crews.

 

This position 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 Field Assistant must be comfortable with hard work and long days (including nights/weekends) in outdoor and unpredictable conditions. Field Assistants should expect extensive travel/overnights required throughout the course of the field season.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise 3-4 crews in the field, which includes being on call during non-work hours to respond to crew emergencies or incidents 

  • Provide technical, logistical, personnel and administrative support for each crew.

  • Ensure crew safety, strong crew work ethic, high-quality work, and professionalism on the project site

  • Assist with the management of project sponsor relationships including conducting site visits and assisting with communication before, during, and after the project between WisCorps Operations/Conservation Program and project sponsors

  • Mentor crew leaders on creating an inclusive and functional crew community

  • Assist with planning, implementing, and evaluating Crew Leader Training and Crew Member Orientation

  • Remain drug, tobacco, and alcohol-free while on duty or while in uniform.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Conservation, Sustainability, Environmental Science, Education, or related degree preferred

  • Outdoor Leadership experience with young adults preferably in a Conservation Corps or Summer Camp setting

  • Mentorship and management experience preferred 

  • Highly self-motivated, hardworking, confident, autonomous

  • Has a sense of humor, able to think creatively outside of the box

  • Excellent communication skills

  • 21-year-old minimum

  • Good driving record and a valid driver’s license

  • Ready to undergo a criminal background check