Job Title: Crew Supervisor
Reports to: Program Manager, Tiüvac’a’ai Tribal Conversation Corps
Compensation: $19.11 per hour to $22.93 per hour DOE/DOQ, Grant Designated
Job Type: Non-exempt; Regular full time
Location: San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles County; in-person, office and project worksites
Pukúu Cultural Community Services is looking for a Crew Supervisor to implement the mission of the Tiüvac’a’ai Tribal Conservation Corps (TCC) Program by using their leadership, supervisory and technical skills to develop the educational and work skills of young people enabling them to advance their own educational, personal and career opportunities. The Crew Supervisor is responsible for the supervision, work project coordination, recruitment, education support, and other leadership responsibilities for a team of 3-6 program participants aged 18-24 years old (up to 26 years of age if served in the military). The Crew Supervisor provides the closest personal contact with program participants and/or Corpsmembers in the work environment. It is their ability to relate, train and motivate that enables the Corpsmembers to create stronger ties to their communities through community involvement and service, explore avenues for personal growth and development in a respectful and nurturing environment and develop leadership skills to contribute to the advancement of all people.
About the Program
The Tiüvac’a’ai Tribal Conservation Corps (TTCC) is a multi-beneficial hands-on training program that will work with Native youth and young adults towards the goals of actualizing ecological functionality, enhancing climate resiliency, and human well-being. Pukúu Cultural Community Services works closely with its founders, the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, for the implementation of the TCC.
Primary Job Duties
The Crew Supervisor may expect the following:
- Supervises the crew in the completion of service projects including wildfire prevention, trail construction and maintenance, tree planting, landscaping, park development and maintenance, and community beautification like litter abatement and recycling.
- Ensures safe work practices, a safe work environment and the proper maintenance and equipment availability of vehicles, equipment and tools.
- Supervises Corpsmember crews to improve their employment by providing 1) classroom instruction, 2) motivation-based positive reinforcement for growth, and 3) works alongside Corpsmember for hands-on learning and role modeling.
- Role models professional relationships with community-based organizations including support at community events and the promotion of community involvement in team projects.
- Implements work projects from start to finish, including work assignments through daily/monthly reports, crew scheduling, updates on project development tasks, and serving as the liaison between the project-sponsoring agency and Pukuu CCS.
- The supervisor is responsible for identifying work hazards and applying safety measures for the well-being of the crew and following all state safety regulations.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Compassion for the community we serve and passion for the Corps’ goals.
- Must be able to perform heavy lifting and manual labor, including chainsaw operation.
- Strong work ethic: time management, teamwork, dependability, organized, punctual, good judgment and uphold confidentiality.
- Completes at least ten (10) hours of staff trainings (i.e., effective supervision, basic computer skills, sexual harassment, proper chainsaw operation, defensive driving, conflict resolution and writing/grammar) annually.
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of community members, customers or employees of organization.
- Entry level computer skills include Microsoft products (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) with ability to learn other software applications. Knowledge of WordPress and/or MS Project as desired.
- Demonstrated track record implementing job duties as listed above.
- Ability to explain policies, procedures, directions and represent the Corps’ philosophy and values to a wide range of audiences including Corpsmembers, programmatic team members, management and the public.
Education and Experience
- High School Diploma or equivalent required.
- Knowledge of principles of safety, use of hand and power tools
- Knowledge of methods of group instruction and motivation.
- Ability to properly train/motivate Corpsmembers, keep records, prepare reports and communicate effectively with young adults under the supervision of a supervisor.
- One year of experience in working with young adults from a diverse background.
- Associate of Arts and/or bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required.
- Minimum of six (6) months’ experience working and/or training young people of various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
- Proficiency in using tools appropriate for various work projects.
- Experience working with irrigation, rainwater catchment systems and other low impact development techniques.
- Knowledge of basic outdoor water efficiency measures.
- Experience working with Native American organizations and/or Tribes.
- Experience with similar program/conservation, landscaping, and/or outdoor career.
- Experience working with youth / young people in environmental issues and projects.
Benefits: Benefits package includes medical insurance, dental insurance, paid holidays, paid vacation time, sick time, 401k Retirement Plan and training. Eligible for benefits after 60 days.
Setting, Policies and Requirements: Pukúu Cultural Community Services is a Native American serving non-profit corporation, which provides social services, health education, cultural programming, and services tailored to youth. Through the Tiüvac’a’ai Tribal Conservation Corps (TTCC), the Crew Supervisor will operate in multiple environment settings, including but not limited to, a professional office environment, outdoor field work, and/or driving vehicles for programmatic needs.
The office setting role is a sedentary environment with walking and standing regularly for routine use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers and filing cabinets.
The outdoor field work routinely uses tools, power equipment and mobile phones in outdoor or remote areas. Field work will include exposure to outdoor weather conditions and loud noises, while requiring the exertion of more than twenty-five pounds of force to frequently/constantly lift, carry, push, handle/feel or otherwise move objects. Specific vision requirements of the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The driving setting role may focus on safely driving large fleet vehicles from one project location to another for needs of programmatic deliverables.
The employee must be able to safely drive him/herself locally, which may also require travel to training courses and/or conferences. Travel distances may vary between 1-100 miles each way based on project site location. If project distance location is greater, possible camping/spikes may be assigned requiring overnight stay for up to one week at a time. Travel may be local as well as to Corps’ work site locations in Los Angeles County.
The successful applicant will meet requirements of background/fingerprint clearance, U.S. work authorization, insurance driving requirements, possess vehicle for reliable transportation, acceptable DMV record to maintain auto insurance coverage, pass a drug test, maintain a drug free workplace, and abide by all applicable laws. All employees must comply with Pukúu’s workplace and contractual policies.
This position develops, maintains, and is responsible for safeguarding electronic and hardcopy files containing sensitive client and proprietary information. The Program Coordinator must maintain confidentiality of all work product or files pertaining to Pukúu Cultural Community Services, and the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, tribal departments, citizens, and all other material that may identify individuals/organizations by name (either directly or by reference), as set forth by the Tribe and Pukúu, including adherence to a professional code of conduct and laws, such as HIPAA. Any violation in this matter may result in immediate termination of employment.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.
To apply, please email a cover letter and a resume to Pablo.Cardoso@tribalconservationcorps.org.