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🔗Field Supervisor

  • Full Time
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • 43,700 - 45,000 USD / Year
  • July 1, 2024
  • Department: Crew
  • Job Summary: Position Summary: The Field Supervisor’s primary role is to provide leadership, technical, and logistical field support to all SECC conservation crews. The position requires a significant field presence to assist crews with project needs, program log
  • Job Qualifications:

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Must hold current advanced medical certification (Wilderness First Aid or above)

    with CPR/AED, or willingness to receive certification

    • Minimum of 2 years of experience supervising crews and facilitating the completion

    of high-quality conservation projects related to trail construction and maintenance,

    invasive species removal, fuels management, etc.

    • Exhibits the ability to effectively work on diverse teams or with a variety of

    populations, including those underrepresented at our organization and those of

    BIPOC communities.

    • The ability to carry out assigned work independently or with minimal supervision

    • Technical competence in dry stone masonry, full bench trail construction, fencing,

    invasive species removal, chainsaw operations, etc.

    • Demonstrated ability to mentor young adults working in remote outdoors settings

    performing arduous physical labor

    • Flexibility, adaptability, and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment

    with variable scheduling and frequent problem-solving

    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a wide variety of staff,

    partners, and members

    • Minimum of educational experience: prior experience working for and supervising

    others within a conservation corps, land management agency or natural resource

    management organization focused on similar work and member development

    • Valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record

    • Must be able to pass the organization’s criminal history check requirements

    • Must pass Conservation Legacy’s criminal history checks

    • Holds a current or has the ability to obtain a Red Card certification

    • This training will be available to otherwise qualified candidates

    • Must hold a National Sawyer Chainsaw Certification Level A felling, bucking,

    limbing. With the ability to obtain a level B within a year


    Preferred Qualifications or strong desire to grow in the following:

    • Experience with SECC or other conservation corps or youth corps

    • Have a friendly, approachable disposition

    • Experience with tool maintenance, including rehandling and basic chain saw engine


    • Experience teaching, facilitation, and team-building experience with diverse groups of


    • Proficient in computer programs, databases, other technology; ability to manage data in

    an organized, consistent, and timely manner.

    • Strong conflict resolution skills

    • Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference

    • Current B Level certification on Chainsaw and/or crosscut based on current USFS

    standards – OR willingness to learn

    • Current or recent herbicide applicator or supervisor license OR direct experience working

    with and applying herbicides in the field


  • How to Apply:

    Please apply via our website:

  • Job benefits: Health, Vison, Dental
  • Contact Name: Caitlin Scott
  • Application Email:
  • Application URL:
  • Application Phone #: 4233224976
  • Application Address: 2001 N. Chamberlain Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37405

Website Southeast Conservation Corps

Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC), a program of Conservation Legacy, is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization. SECC selects young adults, ages 18-30, to complete conservation work projects on public lands throughout the Southeast. SECC programs encourage environmental stewardship, foster community partnerships, and emphasize experiential learning. SECC serves a diverse population that is representative of the Southeast, including youth, graduates, veterans, and a cross-section of ethnicities and income levels. SECC is also an active member of the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (A-DRT), and as such, selected crews may be deployed on Disaster response projects for up to 30 days. SECC works with a variety of land management agencies in Tennessee and throughout the Southeast region, such as the United States Forest Service, National Park Service, State Parks, and conservation-based non-profits. Projects vary but include trail construction and maintenance, ecosystem restorat

Field Support:

• Maintain a consistent staff presence in the field, including frequent overnight stays

to assist in managing on-the-ground project quality and quantity

• Serve as technical expert and advisor on projects as needed, aligning project details

with partner/agency standards and specifications

• Maintain strong working relationships with a diverse array of land managers

including pre-site visits as needed

• Enforce and exemplify all SECC, Conservation Legacy, and agency policies and

procedures while in the field and at office/shop

• Assist in the planning and implementation of Crew Leader and Crew Member trainings

• Serve as substitute on crews as needed

• Support, coach, mentor and supervise members and leaders in both technical and

interpersonal work

• Facilitate behavior improvement and disciplinary procedures as needed


Shop and Vehicle Support:

• Assist in Maintaining SECC shop space to operate efficiently, including tracking

and repairing hand and power tools.

• Assists in the facilitation in rig-ups and de-rig events and procedures as needed

• Assist in tracking, maintaining, and purchasing tools and field equipment

• Assist in the management and maintenance of SECC’s vehicle and trailer fleet

• Assist Field Operations Staff in tracking established annual budget for field-related


• Assist with food purchasing for crews when needed

• Assist with other general duties as needed or assigned by supervisor


Staff Support:

• Collaborate with the SECC Program Operations Team to train, mentor, and

supervise a broad scope of corps members and crew leaders across SECC programs

• Assist SECC staff in identifying and developing an internal talent pool for future

leadership positions inside and outside of SECC

• Assist SECC Program Operations Team in the implementation of crew leader and

corps member trainings including technical work, protocols, leadership, and

facilitation skills

• Be a role model and mentor throughout training and field seasons

• Work with other SECC staff on pressing projects as needed

• Collaborate with other program staff to ensure proper resources are provided to

crews in the field

• Learn SECC’s Emergency Phone systems and take part in “on-call” responses as




All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

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