American YouthWorks seeks Clean & Green Program Crew Supervisor
CAREER TITLE: Clean & Green Program Crew Supervisor
LOCATION: AYW Operating Site, Houston, TX
DEPARTMENT: Conservation Corps
POSITION REPORTS TO: Clean and Green Program Coordinator
POSITION SUPERVISES: Clean and Green Program Participants
CLASSIFICATION: Temporary, Full-time, Non-exempt
The Clean & Green Program is an environmental and criminal justice initiative of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in partnership with the Texas Conservation Corps at American YouthWorks. The program was designed to divert non-violent first offenders around the justice system and into community service opportunities providing a restorative alternative to traditional prosecution, which benefits offenders and the community.
The Clean & Green Program Crew Supervisor is responsible for the planning and implementation of conservation service projects and the direct supervision of program members, leading them in the day-to-day field work, and implementing and maintaining a safe, quality, highly effective operational programming in the office and in the field, as this position represents American YouthWorks’ Conservation Corps program at local and regional meetings and events.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and basic tasks. Under limited supervision from the Conservation Program Manager, the Crew Supervisor will perform the following functions:
- Develop, support, and improve day-to-day operations by:
- Maintaining communication via email, teleconference, or in-person with the Clean & Green Program Coordinator and other staff as necessary;
- Ensuring that all program activities are in compliance with program contracts through appropriate project tracking and program documentation;
- Supervising and leading new crews of program participants in conservation and restoration fieldwork for 5 to 6 hours per day (program days and hours vary);
- Ensuring program participant success and growth through any necessary case management, counseling, and skills training services;
- Transporting Clean & Green Program participants in agency vehicles, including work trucks, passenger vans, and occasional operation of a pontoon boat on inland, coastal waterways
- Creating and delivering educational activities and lesson plans for Clean & Green participants related to various types of project work;
- Corresponding with Clean & Green Program project partners to schedule weekly project work;
- Communicating with project partners to ensure that questions/concerns are promptly addressed and project development is on schedule via teleconference or in person, which may include travel;
- Assisting the Clean & Green Program Coordinator with financial operations as needed*
- Assisting the Clean & Green Program Coordinator with program-related paperwork, filing, and reporting as needed;
- Ensuring all projects are successful and completed within the specified timeline;
- Purchasing supplies needed for project work and program development;
- Completing paperwork associated with administrative duties to meet deadlines.
- Support and assist the Clean & Green Program Coordinator in leading and training program participants in the following areas:
- Personal and professional growth and development;
- Safety standards and risk management concerns;
- Environmental conservation and restoration projects as needed by project partners.
- Develop, support, and improve program participation by:
- Ensuring all rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and safety standards are followed;
- Developing and/or maintaining community partnerships with organizations that engage potential program participants;
- Working with Conservation Corps staff to plan and implement field projects;
- Receive, manage, and record participant fees.
- Attend relevant conferences and training in the areas of conservation, restoration, case management, and counseling.
EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION: CPR / First Aid / WFR Certification.
EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION: High school diploma or equivalent;
EXPERIENCE: Two or more years leading public service projects and experience working with diverse populations. Clean driving record and the ability to operate passenger vans.
KNOWLEDGE: General knowledge of conservation and restoration practices, mechanical and basic tool knowledge, a basic understanding of case management practices
SKILLS: Lead program participants in public service projects and develop leadership traits, good problem solving and logistical skills, flexibility under pressure, mediation and conflict resolution, basic computer skills, driving passenger vans, trucks, and trailers, project coordination, project partner relations, operate in diverse community settings, able to provide mentorship under stressful conditions.
ABILITIES: Attention to detail and accuracy; well-organized; cooperative, patient and willing to assist others; open and honest personality; flexible under pressure; good decision maker; able to build consensus; flexible problem-solving in the field; present a positive role model for program participants that supports respect for the learner, for diversity, and for the mission of AYW; Must be willing to follow and enforce all AYW policies, maintain professional boundaries, and appropriately represent Texas Conservation Corps and AYW.
HEARING: Hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information;
TALKING: Speaking clearly so others can understand you and the information you are communicating; will be required to convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately; talking in front of groups and, or providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and external partners via telephone, writing form, e-mail or in-person provide guidance and direction to others, and set and monitor performance standards;
VISION: The ability to see details at a distance and, or at close range, within a few feet of the observer; will be required to read papers, books and to operate audio-visual, office equipment and tools;
MANUAL DEXTERITY: Quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects such as hammers, picks, and chainsaws;
EXTENT FLEXIBILITY: Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs;
DYNAMIC/STATIC/TRUNK STRENGTH: The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue. Exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects; use of abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without ‘giving out’ or fatiguing; may also restrain potentially violent individuals;
REPETITIVE MOTIONS: Walking; talking; frequent and regular movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers;
PHYSICAL STRENGTH: Exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects, ability to lift objects up to 50 pounds.
VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT INTERACTION: Navigating and, or driving a personal vehicle or 15-passenger company vans; using computer and computer applications to enter data or process information; Photocopiers and scanners.
REGULAR: Mostly outdoors, working with others in a group or team; contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise), performing duties in all weather conditions including heat, cold and rain.
OCCASIONAL: May need to facilitate and participate in quarantine periods in between project locations
ATTENDANCE: Tuesday-Saturday, 40 hours per week. Typical work hours 7:30am-3:30pm.
TRAVEL: Transport program participants to service sites in the greater Houston, TX region.
American YouthWorks offers competitive benefits and leave packages including, on an annual basis:
- 11 personal days;
- 8 sick days;
- 19 break days, taken throughout the spring, summer, and winter;
- 16 holidays,
- Employer contributions toward medical and dental plan;
- Employer-paid Life, AD&D, and Long Term Disability;
- Pre-tax programs for child and health care;
- Supplemental income and additional voluntary life options
- 403(b) retirement with employer contribution;
- Employment service awards every 5-years;
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to https://americanyouthworks.bamboohr.com/careers/93.
AYW is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and fostering an environment of respect and inclusiveness amongst all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.