Framing Our Community, Inc.

Contact Name: Joyce Dearstyne

Company/Organization/Agency: Framing Our Community, Inc.

Address: 315 Main St., PO Box 321, Elk City, Idaho 83525-0210 United States

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Contact Phone: (208) 816-2452

Job Title: Back Country Infrastructure Project Manage

Job Description: Must be able to demonstrate prior experience working on the construction and repair of trails, boardwalk, puncheon, and bridges. Must be familiar with non-mechanized and mechanized tools, able to hike cross country, navigate in a forest setting using a map, compass and GPS, and be comfortable staying in a tent for up to 10 days in inclement weather and environmental conditions. It is important that this person be capable of critical thinking and problem solving as these projects will occur is a back country setting. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and pass the offered Defensive Driving Course, pass a standard background check . 
FOC’s Back Country Project Manager must be passionate about working in the back country and sharing his knowledge with others, have a dynamic personality, and be able to interact with partners, staff, volunteers and trainees. He/she will assist FOC in implementing field-based projects that may include, but not be limited to, construction and repair of suspension and standard bridges, boardwalk, puncheon; trail construction and maintenance; teaching basic skills to trainees; assist in ordering of project materials, inventory, interact with FOC and Forest Service Engineers, and conduct surveys for the planning and design of future structures. The Crew Leader will work hand-in-hand with the FOC Program Manager in ordering materials, maintaining inventory, scheduling projects, teaching basic skills to trainees and volunteers, and instructing classes or participating in off season projects.
During the season (November – April) large portions of time will be spent in the field. The crew leader will also need to maintain good communication with the FOC Program Manager, partners and land managers to facilitate upcoming projects and relay information in an efficient, effective manner. Has an attitude that allows for continued research and innovation that leads to further program development and improvement in an outdoor environment that can be hostile.
• Able to work independently and can interface with different land management agencies to understand regulations and the specific needs of a variety of locations.
• Is comfortable working in four dimensions; on land, in water, aerial applications to work through rigging and tree climbing (or willing to learn), and in the mind through research and innovation.
• Coordinate with the Program Manager, project engineer, and the USFS liaison to ensure that all protocols, equipment and other needs are prepared ahead of time. 
• Maintain proper inventories for future projects, conduct research and perform maintenance on a majority of equipment being used for daily work. This includes chainsaws, brush cutters, small excavators, rubber track dumpers, small engine repair, and equipment related to back country construction.
• Able to organize and line out crews in an efficient manner and oversee the day-to-day activities of the crew and provide for their safety. This includes trained personnel, youth and volunteers.
• Skills chain saw use, carpentry, layout, surveying and design.
• Maintain and work at improving facilities at the work center
• Work with industry to find better ways of perfuming work and provide the missing skills that aid in a more efficient program.
• Develop contacts and relationships within and outside land management agencies that support positive outcomes.

Job Start Date: 9/6/2016

Application Deadline: 8/12/2016

Additional Information: FOC serves the National Forests in Florida and is based at St. Mark’s Wildlife Refuge, Crawfordville, FL., approximately 1 hour south of Tallahassee, FL. Projects will be located along the 1300 mile long Florida National Scenic Trail in conjunction with multiple land managers. The Florida work season is approximately from October through April, FOC is flexible about the remainder of the year which can be spent either on FOC projects elsewhere in the National Forest System, working in an instructional capacity teaching workshops and courses at the Wakulla Environmental Institute, or spent working independently.
FOC is offering the opportunity for the Field Crew Leader to work year-around or seasonally. If the position is accepted as year-around the off season months could be spent working on FOC projects and skill sharing throughout the lower 48 states and Alaska and teaching basic courses through the Wakulla Environmental Institute.
Compensation will be commensurate with skill levels, but should fall between $22 and $25 per hour plus benefits. The official start date is flexible, but must occur before the 2017 season begins. Work schedules are flexible and guided by the project at-hand, with some being typical 5 day weeks, while others being 10 days on 4 days off. Additional hours may be necessary on occasion and will be handled as high demand hours and treated as comp time.
Please email a cover letter, resume, and at least 3 references to the FOC Executive Director at by close of business March 31, 2016. FOC will review Field Crew applicant qualifications and inform applicants whether they have been selected for an interview. If you have any questions regarding the RFQ, please call Joyce Dearstyne at 208-816-2452.
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