Land Stewardship Crew Leader

  • Full-Time
  • Anywhere

Quercus Land Stewardship Services

Requirements for all Crew Leader positions

  • Ensure the safety of the crew at all times.
  • Foster teamwork, cooperation, and professionalism among crew members.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, the general public, and other Quercus staff.
  • Be proficient in the duties of the Land Stewardship Technician.
  • Organize and direct the activities of a crew of 2 to 5 Land Stewardship Technicians.
  • Obtain job requirements from the Project Manager and communicate them to the crew.
  • Identify job hazards and conduct safety briefings.
  • Develop and carry out a plan for completing the job within the time allowed and with the resources
  • Adapt the job plan as necessary in response to changes in job conditions or other factors.
  • Support and work with the crew as needed to complete the job.
  • Operate off-road vehicles including 4-wheel drive truck, compact tractor, skidsteer, ATV
  • Recognize equipment maintenance and repair needs, resolve or communicate to Shop Manager.
  • Lead After Action Reviews to address safety issues, lessons learned
  • Document daily activities on time sheets and job reports.
  • Create or mark up maps and aerial photos to illustrate work completed .
  • Communicate status of projects to Project Manager.
  • Identify potential additional or followup work.
  • Be available for occasional overnight travel at company’s expense (up to 5 nights/month in some seasons)

Crew Leader – Prescribed Burns


  • Completed wildland firefighter training (minimum S-130/190, S131)
  • Experience on at least 10 prescribed burns over at least two burn seasons
  • Experience on at least 3 prescribed burns as Crew Leader Trainee


  • Organize and direct the activities of a squad of 2 to 5 Prescribed Burn Technicians, under direction of Burn
  • Leader, to execute prescribed burns in grassland and woodland.

Crew Leader – Invasive Species Control


  • Familiar with the herbicides used for site preparation and invasive species control
  • Able to determine required concentrations and application rates to meet specific objectives
  • Proficient with maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of spray equipment


  • Organize and direct the activities of a crew of 2 to 5 Invasive Species Control Technicians to treat target
    species in specified treatment areas
  • Apply herbicides by broadcast spray application with ATV boom sprayer

Crew Leader – Tree and brush removal


  • Completed Level 2 chain saw safety training: FISTA, Game of Logging, USFS, or equivalent.
  • Proficient with directional felling
  • Able to devise and safely execute a cutting plan for complex felling or down wood situations
  • Proficient with maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of power saws and other equipment


  • Organize and direct the activities of a squad of 2 to 5 Tree and Brush Removal Technicians to cut, process,
    and dispose of trees and brush according to job specifications


  • Starting Wage: $16-20/hr, depending on experience and qualifications.
  • Overtime paid for over 10 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week.
  • Full-time Permanent positions are contingent on a 60-day probationary period and receive the following


  • Ability to increase wage based on additional certifications and longevity
  • $50 Monthly healthcare stipend
  • Eight paid holidays
  • Paid time off accumulates at 2 hour per 40 hours worked
  • Paid professional development time
  • Paid volunteer time with local organizations (Prairie Enthusiasts, Nature Conservancy, etc)
  • To apply, send a letter of interest and a resume to Brittany Pierpont,

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