Montgomery County Conservation Corps / Latin American Youth Center
8700 Georgia Avenue Suite 500
Silver Spring, Maryland
Montgomery County Conservation Corps: Crew Leader- PT
Actively Recruiting: Yes
Position title: Montgomery County Conservation Corps: Crew Leader- PT
Type of Position: Crew Leader
Town, City, Park, etc: Silver Spring
State / Territory: Maryland
Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Industry-Recognized Certifications, Vision Insurance
Project/Program Focus: Climate Change, Farming, Invasive Species Management, Landscaping, Native Plants, Stormwater Management
Attachments/Supplemental Materials: MCCC-PT-Crew-Leader-JD_Draft-2.16.23
The Montgomery County Conservation Corps (MCCC) Crew Leader is responsible for ensuring the regular, reliable, and professional field-based implementation of conservation service projects while ensuring the training, safety and quality work performance of youth Corps members. The Crew Leader implements a Positive
Youth Development (PYD) approach by seizing opportunities to enhance teamwork, self-confidence, problem solving, conflict resolution, trust, and leadership amongst Corps participants. The Crew Leader will
oversee crew-based field work by working alongside our youth Corp members and maintaining the integrity of the MCCC program by always demonstrating reliable and professional behavior
Crew based field duties may include Litter abatement, recycling, invasive species and weed control, trail
construction and maintenance, wildlife habitat restoration, tree planting, park development, light construction,
landscaping, campground renovations, general beautification and maintenance of park buildings, facilities, and
• Develop the skills of corps members by seeing that all corps members learn safe and
professional work practices, including but not limited to the following:
o Proper use of hands tools;
o Professional courtesy to community members, park staff, & field partners
o Adherence to DOEE and park policies, rules and regulations
o Clear articulation of work project activities, goals and related services
• Maintain the satisfaction of Site Supervisors by ensuring that projects are properly, professionally
and completely serviced
• Supervise, motivate, direct and encourage Corps members in job skills training, field education
and on-the-job training
• Fairly, reasonably, and consistently enforce policies and regulations
• Encourage a strong work ethic and positive morale through exercises demonstrating teamwork
• and accountability.
• Coach and support members by seizing opportunitiesto enhance, self-esteem, selfconfidence, decision making, problem solving, trust, leadership and goal setting
• Support with weekly crew-based Corps member training and instructional presentations in
critical areas related to safety and professional job performance including the following:
o First aid and workplace safety
o Environmental issues and conservation
o Community relations
o Work ethic
• Safely transport Corp members in LAYC vehicle to job site
• Ensure the reliable, safe, and clean operation of any assigned vehicles, hand tools and power
tools, and report all issues and problems to the Field Coordinator Program Manager
• Visually inspect the MCCC van daily and report any defects, problems orsafety issues
• Attended basic Crew Leader Training and any subsequent training required during the
course of the program.
• Assist on other special projects as needed or as requested by Program Manager or Coordinator
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
• Must be at least 18 years old.
• Must have a valid driver’s license.
• Current CPR and Basic First Aid certification is preferred.
• Must have a high school diploma or equivalent; some college-level education is preferred.
• Experience working with youth is required; experience working with at-risk youth preferred
• Ability to pass a background investigation
• Experience working in the outdoors and willingness to work in variable and unpredictable climatic
• and terrain condition
• Capable of performing various types of physical labor: Must be able to bend, stretch, push, lift, pull
• and/or stand for extended periods of time
• Ability to provide legible and intelligible reports in English
• Commitment to making important and sometimes life-critical decisions in the field to protect the
• safety of Corps members and the community at large
• Ability to readily recognize Corps member issues including impairment due to drugs, alcohol,
medication or other causes.
• Willingness to address corps member issues, complaints and needs in a professional and
constructive manner, and in full accordance with MCCC policies and procedures.
• Knowledge of MCCC/MMYC/LAYC staff and Corps member policies.
• Flexibility regarding work assignments; sometimes this position is required to change days of the
week, assignments, locations, and/or projects and some weekend work may be required
• The willingness and desire to work independently, as well as collaboratively, and to take on
Work is primarily outdoors, resulting in exposure to sun, rain, mud, fog, extreme heat and cold, wind,
extreme humidity, pollen and other airborne irritants, sudden temperature changes, and other climatic
phenomena. In addition, performance of duties often requires work in remote areas characterized by
rugged terrain, with steep and sometimes slippery slopes. Service projects take place in a variety of
environments, including forested areas, swamps, wetlands, open water and other habitats.
Operating some types of equipment or machinery may also result in exposure to noise, airborne debris,
vibrations, and hazardous conditions requiring the use of safety gear such as ear and eye protection, hard
Work involves special physical demands such as lifting 50 pounds or more, climbing ladders, bending,
lifting, stretching, pulling, walking or standing for extended periods of time.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the
individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities,
and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as
necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions of this position
Please send a cover letter and resume to Corps Program Manager, Alma Chavez, [email protected].
Please include the title of the position in the email subject line
(No specific end date)