Utah State University

Operations and Logistics Coordinator

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/7/2022 10:56 AM)
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Utah Conservation Corps
Advertised Salary
Minimum of $43,000 commensurate with experience and excellent benefits


The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) invites applications for an Operations and Logistics Coordinator (Program Coordinator II) who will be responsible for the programmatic oversight of all UCC conservation field crews. The Operations and Logistics Coordinator will provide professional leadership and technical expertise to staff and ensure that all members are adequately trained and prepared to perform high-quality work in a safe environment. They are to work under the direction of the Project and Partnership Coordinator.


  • Directly supervises three regional program coordinator positions, who supervise approximately 170+ seasonal employees collectively.
  • Creates a sustainable working schedule for field staff.
  • Ensures completion of written mid-term and final evaluations for all crew leaders and members to be issued at mid-season member rendezvous and graduation.
  • Works with project and partnership coordinator to schedule projects for the regional offices.
  • Responsible for risk management and incident tracking, including data processing. Ensures staff have conducted regular risk management/policy audits.
  • Oversees revision and enforcement of UCC policies and procedures.
  • Updates and revises UCC Field Manual.
  • Conducts weekly program meetings with subordinates to coordinate field operations.
  • Manages of the UCC house and corresponding USU properties and leases.
  • Assists CCE director and project and partnership coordinator to implement UCC field office operations. Oversees the development of field offices and personnel including physical working spaces, base camps (when applicable), and planning of professional development and training opportunities for regional staff.
  • Completes staff evaluations for regional coordinators.
  • Tracks UCC carbon footprint and prepares organizational carbon emission report annually.
  • Assists CCE director and UCC staff in implementing strategies and equipment purchases to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Meets weekly with project and partnership coordinator and other UCC office staff.
  • Creates a seasonal schedule in collaboration with regional coordinators and AmeriCorps coordinator
  • Responsible for developing, communicating and implementing strategic changes to increase efficiency and functionality of field office operations.
  • Oversees the implementation of projects around the state.
  • Assists projects and partnerships coordinator with development implementation of project scheduling.
  • Participates in annual program staff retreat to address the program areas of strategic planning, administration of field operations, revision of policies, development of safety protocols, and revision of member training.
  • Attends professional meetings with current and potential project partners as needed.
  • Ensures the oversight of purchasing for the program. Coordinating Purchases of equipment for the regional office and tracks costs.
  • Creates and maintains a database for program inventory to accurately track and maintain all tools for loss and damage prevention.
  • Provides cost analysis for projects and equipment.
  • Oversees purchase of all departmental vehicles. Manages UCC vehicle fleet: schedules USU-UCC Motorpool vehicles and other rented vehicles; ensures weekly vehicle inspections are completed; reports any vehicle issues to CCE director.
  • Assists and oversees regional field staff in the research and purchase of tool and equipment purchases based upon crew needs and budget.
  • Ensures accurate and timely reporting of monthly vehicle mileage for crew vehicles
  • Implements the educational programming for crews, ensuring that adequate time is allotted, and all members participate.
  • Coordinates with the Department of Environment and Society to provide an optional for-credit course.
  • Oversees the development of training topics, including trail maintenance & construction, USFS chainsaw class, proper tool use & maintenance, chainsaw, fence construction & maintenance, critical incident scenarios, outdoor leadership skills, pre-project planning & organization, conflict resolution and communication, debriefs & feedback, swift water safety and rescue.
  • Assists in teaching the Wilderness First Aid courses for members.
  • Responsible for planning and oversight of crewmember training in topics including outdoor skills, expedition behavior, Leave No Trace, food & menu planning, map & compass, common backcountry medical issues, packing and fitting a backpack, food storage, hygiene, water purification, stove operation, dishwashing systems, etc.
  • Meets with program staff to annually assess and revise member training approach.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field plus two years of relevant work experience including chainsaw certification/training and technical rockwork; or a master's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education plus experience is required.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Previous Conservation Corps experience
  • Experience with USU Fleet management

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum of $43,000 commensurate with experience and excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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