Montgomery County Conservation Corps / Latin American Youth Center
8700 Georgia Avenue Suite 500
Silver Spring, Maryland
River Corps Field Coordinator
Actively Recruiting: Yes
Position title: River Corps Field Coordinator
Type of Position: Staff (Full-Time)
Town, City, Park, etc: DC
State / Territory: Washington
Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Industry-Recognized Certifications, Vision Insurance
Project/Program Focus: Aquatic Restoration, Climate Change, Data Collection, Education/Interpretation, Energy/Water Efficiency, Invasive Species Management, Native Plants, Recycling/Waste Management, Stormwater Management
Attachments/Supplemental Materials: River-Corps-Coordinator-JD_2022
The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as Coordinator for the River Corps (RC) program. The coordinator is responsible for ensuring the field-based implementation of stormwater service projects while overseeing the training and performance of crew leaders and Corps members. This position supervises daily crew-based field projects, providing leadership and guidance on duties such as invasive species control, inspection and maintenance of green infrastructure, litter removal. The coordinator implements a Positive Youth Development (PYD) approach by seizing opportunities to enhance teamwork, self-confidence, problem solving, conflict resolution, trust, and leadership amongst Corps members. The coordinator also seeks out and strategically helps to create employment pathway opportunities for careers in green infrastructure that Corps members can pursue upon successful program
• Coordinate and supervise program activities including field work, training, and events.
• Provide crew leaders with supervision, training, and field coverage as needed.
• Maintain a calendar of projects that satisfy field maintenance work in the District as outlined
by the program grant
• Attend monthly program update meetings with Grant Monitor and Program Manager
• Develop relationships with local green industry employers to facilitate opportunities for Corps
members' career exploration through career panels, informational interviewing, job fairs, and
other opportunities for green job exposure.
• Work collaboratively with the Montgomery County Conservation Corps Coordinator to create and
provide environmental education, job readiness training and shared resources across Corps
programs in line with program outcome goals.
• Assist with outreach efforts to recruit, screen and onboard Corps members
• Work with the crew leader to develop the skills of corps members by seeing that all corps
members learn safe and professional work practices, including but not limited to the
o Proper use of hand tools;
o Identification of common regional invasive and native plants
o Professional courtesy to community members, park staff and others in the field;
o Adherence to program and park policies, rules and regulations; and,
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.
• Create and encourage a strong work ethic and positive morale through exercises demonstrating
teamwork and accountability.
• Work with RC staff to support each Corps members’ transition to career or post-secondary
education after their service.
•Utilize ETO (Efforts to Outcomes data entry) to track and analyze program outcomes such as
participant attendance, certification completion, and project efforts.
•Prepare quarterly reports and support with monthly team meetings.
• Ensure the reliable, safe, and clean operation of any assigned vehicles, hand tools and power tools,
and report all issues and problems to the Corps Program Manager.
• Ensure that the program van is fueled and inspected before the beginning of each workday.
Report any defects, problems, or safety issues to the program manager.
• Perform all other duties as assigned by the Corps Program Manager.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
• High school diploma or equivalent; some college-level education is preferred.
• 1-2 years of experience working in field conservation positions, with 6-12
months serving in a leadership role, preferably within a Conservation Corps
• One year experience working with adolescents or transition age youth
• Experience working in the outdoors and willingness to work in variable and unpredictable climate
and terrain conditions
• Current CPR and Basic First Aid certification is preferred.
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
• Must be at least 18 years old
• Must have a valid driver’s license and experience driving a passenger van
• Ability to pass a criminal background investigation, TB and child abuse and neglect clearances
• Ability to work well and communicate with culturally diverse populations
• Microsoft Office proficiency and ability to utilize technology to improve systems
• Knowledge of conflict management practices and willingness to address corps member issues,
complaints and needs in a professional and constructive manner, and in full accordance with
program policies and procedures
• Commitment to making important and sometimes life-critical decisions in the field to protect the
safety of Corps members and the community at large
• Energetic, positive individual with commitment to youth development in a high quality, respectful
• LAYC/MMYC requires COVID-19 Vaccination and a booster of all its employees. Employees will be
required to provide official proof of vaccination and a booster.
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.
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]