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Youth Corps Assistant Team Leader

at Boulder County Colorado

Pay: up to $15.75/hour
$15.75 - $
Posted: 1/31/2019
Job Status: Seasonal
Job Reference #: 2335232

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Are you looking to make some extra money this summer while spending time outdoors?
Would you like a job where you can have fun and develop leadership skills?

If so, consider applying for the role of Assistant Team Leader with Boulder County Youth Corps! 
Boulder County Youth Corps has 12 openings for Youth Corps Assistant Team Leaders to help direct, train, supervise and motivate teams of adolescents, ages 14 to 17, in a variety of county and municipal work projects for eight weeks, and to assist mentoring youth in areas of personal accomplishment, teamwork and community service.  

Duties will include: helping train youth in the skills necessary to accomplish assigned projects; assisting the Team Leader with planning and leading team meetings and group activities designed to encourage job skill and life skill development such as teamwork, conflict resolution, communication, goal setting, decision making, community service, and environmental education; helping train youth in work site safety issues and responding with CPR/First Aid in the event of emergencies; working cooperatively with other county and city personnel to help develop and monitor work plans and projects for youth participants; assisting the Team Leader in maintaining a variety of records, reports, evaluations and inventories; and performing related duties as required.
This is a seasonal position with Boulder County that will last ten weeks during the summer months, working Monday through Friday at various locations throughout the County. Work will begin late May and end in August. Please note that time-off is strongly discouraged.
Hourly wage: $15.75 per hour

Examples of Duties

As an Assistant Team Leader, you will:
  1. Assists the Team Leader with the management of the team, which includes the following duties: administration, project management, supervision and discipline, and evaluation of Corpsmembers.  Carries out other related duties as assigned by the Team Leader and/or Youth Corps staff.
  2. Helps to explain, encourage and monitor the site-specific work expectations of the Corpsmembers under their supervision on a daily basis.
  3. Assists with teaching and training Corpsmembers in the skills necessary for them to successfully accomplish the site-specific work plans.
  4. Helps the Team Leader work cooperatively with sponsoring agency personnel to develop and monitor site-specific work plans carried out by the Corpsmembers under their supervision.
  5. Assists with encouraging, training and monitoring for safety on the work site and is trained to respond with CPR/First Aid in the event of an accident or emergency.
  6. Helps keep accurate records on each Corpsmember, which include documentation of hours worked, incident reports, progress reports and evaluations, and logs of all observations and disciplinary actions.
  7. Assists with maintaining the useful working condition and an accurate inventory of all tools used by the team; transports the tools if needed.
  8. Helps facilitate all team meetings: assists with teaching or leading group activities designed to encourage the development of teamwork, conflict resolution, communication, goal setting, decision making, community service and environmental education.
  9. Works with the Team Leader in cooperation with Youth Corps staff to integrate job skills, life skills and service to the community with the site-specific project work.

Required Qualifications

PLEASE NOTE: When submitting your application be sure to include all relevant education and experience, as applications are screened based on the qualifications listed in this position announcement. Applications that do not appear to meet minimum qualifications, as outlined below, will not be considered. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of completed applications.

  • A high school diploma, or equivalent

  • A minimum of one summer (3 months) with job or volunteer experience in parks, trails, open space or landscaping

  • Applicants must have a valid Colorado (or state of residency) Driver's License and a good driving record.  Applicants offered a position will have their Colorado motor vehicle record run by Risk Management.
  • For applicants that hold an out of state driver's license, the motor vehicle record must be dated within 14 days of the interview.
  • If the issuance date of the Colorado Driver's License is within twelve months, applicant will also be required to provide a current (no older than 14 days) motor vehicle record from the previous state of residency.
New applicants must provide two written letters of recommendation.  Letters of recommendation can be attached in the online application; faxed to 303-678-6180, Attn.  Judy Wolfe; or mailed to Boulder County Youth Corps, 5201 St. Vrain Rd, Longmont, CO  80503.  Or you can ask your reference person to complete a form at under the 'Reference Letters' tab.  Three references with current contact information (including email) will be accepted in lieu of two written letters.  Please include these references in your online application and note that we do not accept references from family members unless they have served as your employer.  If you have worked for the Youth Corps before you only need to submit one written letter of recommendation or two references from people not affiliated with the Youth Corps.  If you are applying for the same position as you held last summer, you do not need to submit either.

  • A job offer is contingent on passing a criminal background investigation

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old by June 10, 2019

Supplemental Information

Frequently lifts up to 30 lbs. and carries up to 50 feet; occasionally lifts up to 30 lbs. from floor to knuckle; frequently lifts up to 20 lbs. from shoulder to overhead; occasionally pushes and pulls items weighing up to 100 lbs.; occasionally performs bi-lateral lift of 30 lbs. and carries up to 50 ft.; frequently lifts up to 35 lbs. from waist level and lowers to floor. Frequently bends at waist, squats, kneels, shovels, and rakes. Occasionally climbs ladder; must be able to stand and balance on ladder; occasionally walks over uneven terrain.  From "Dictionary of Occupational Titles," U.S. Department of Labor:  Occasionally means activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time; frequently means activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time; and, constantly means activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time.
Boulder County is a family-friendly workplace dedicated to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and respectful environment for all employees. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
To learn more about Boulder County's Youth Corps, check out our 2018 Project Recap video!