Restoration Crew Leader

Watershed Science · Nevada City, California
Department Watershed Science
Employment Type Full Time - Seasonal
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $17.00 per hour

TITLE:                Restoration Crew Leader
TYPE:                Full time, hourly, non-exempt, temporary position from May 2021 to October 2021 (32-40 hr./week)
LOCATION:      Nevada City, CA
REPORTS TO:  Restoration Coordinator

The South Yuba River Citizens League is looking for a full-time Crew Leader to direct a crew of Restoration Technicians in removal of specific invasive plants that pose high fires risk within our community to support overall watershed health. Areas of work are within the Yuba and American River Ranger Districts. Treatment areas and timing will be specified by the Restoration Coordinator based on Tahoe National Forest maps.

Restoration Crew Leader will be responsible for organization, supervision, and accurate execution of specified invasive plant treatments, data collection associated with invasive plant treatment, and quality assuring data collected by the crew. Data will be managed with ArcGIS online, Microsoft Office, and transposed into the National Resource Management Database (NRM). This position is temporary, beginning in May 2021 and ending in October 2021. This is a seasonal position with the possibility for re-hire in 2022.


  • Strong interpersonal skills and organizational proficiency
  • Experience leading a diverse group of individuals
  • Ability to hold workplace peers accountable and on task
  • Experience in plant identification
  • Ability to work long hours of strenuous physical labor
  • Great attention to detail
  • Valid Driver’s license and insurance
  • Personal vehicle available for work assignments with reimbursement at the federal reimbursement rate
  • Experience working outdoors
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, ArcGIS Online, and remote tablet

Work requires strenuous physical labor in difficult environments and roadsides. Requirements include repeated bending at the waist and carrying heavy loads over variable distances. Work is always outdoors and regularly in remote areas. Be prepared for extended exposure to sun, hiking in variable terrain, and poison oak. The applicant must be able to lift objects weighing up to 30 pounds.

Pay is $17/hr. and will include travel reimbursement. Temporary employees are not eligible for health insurance, paid holidays, or paid Personal Time Off (PTO). Sick Leave will be accrued at a rate of one hour of sick time for every 30 hours worked and may not be used during the first 30 days of employment.

Application closes on April 23, 2021.

Submit your cover letter and resume electronically at

No phone calls, please.

SYRCL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status.

Thank You

Your application was submitted successfully.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

  • Location
    Nevada City, California
  • Department
    Watershed Science
  • Employment Type
    Full Time - Seasonal
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $17.00 per hour