Conservation Crew
Westminster, CO Lawn Replacement
Job Type
Temporary
Description

Job Title:  Conservation Crew

Employer:  Resource Central; Boulder, CO

Reports To: Water Program Manager

Pay Rate:  $19.00/hour 

Job Status:  Seasonal; Non-Exempt 

Availability:  Part-time & Full-time 

Start Date:  May 20, 2024

       
 

About Resource Central - We’re an award-winning nonprofit based in Boulder determined to make conservation so simple that people don’t even realize they’re doing it. Founded in 1976, our innovative programs have helped more than 900,000 people save water, conserve energy, and reduce waste. Learn more at: ResourceCentral.org. Candidates with a commitment to incorporating diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility practices and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from a range of social, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Job Purpose - Water is one of the most important issues facing Colorado, and Resource Central helps people across Colorado put water conservation into action through sustainable landscaping. The Conservation Crew will play an essential role in Resource Central’s Lawn Replacement program by working on a dynamic team to remove water-thirsty lawns across the Front Range. This is a field-based role that involves driving from home to job sites daily. The compensation is $19.00/hr, plus mileage reimbursement, cell phone stipend, paid training, and sick leave.

   

Principal Responsibilities - The essential duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Work in small teams to remove sections of lawn to help participants conserve water. 
  • Safely operate sod cutters and hand tools such as shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, and picks. Lift and move sections of sod into trailers. Training will be provided.
  • Assist Crew Lead with daily tasks to ensure project goals are being met. 
  • Fieldwork is primarily based in the Front Range. Traveling to other cities which include an extended commute or overnight stay may be required at times; travel pay and accommodations will be provided.
  • Adhere to all safety protocols to ensure a safe work environment.
  • Cultivate a strong sense of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Skills and Abilities

  • Safely use hand tools such as shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, and picks.
  • Ability to safely lift 30 pounds repeatedly, kneel, lift, and bend repeatedly.
  • Ability to safely work outdoors in all kinds of weather including high temperatures and rain with a positive attitude. 
  • Ability to troubleshoot, problem solve, and collaborate effectively independently or in a team environment.
  • Outstanding customer service; ability to maintain a positive attitude at all times.
  • Basic computer and smartphone skills.

Qualifications

  • Must be passionate about helping people conserve water.
  • Valid driver’s license, automobile insurance, daily access to a reliable automobile, and a smartphone are required.
  • Must pass a background check and driving record evaluation if offered a position.
  • Experience in fieldwork, landscaping, construction, or sustainability is preferred but not required.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.


Resource Central is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability to perform a job, without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, military status, gender expression, genetic information or any other classification protected by applicable state or local law. It is our policy to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment, or bias based on these grounds.

Salary Description
$19.00 an hour