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Logistics Coordinator

American Conservation Experience - Staff Saint George, UT

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities that harness the idealism and energy of a volunteer labor force to help restore America's public lands. ACE has a national reputation for providing exceptional training and support to enable crews to safely and economically implement technically complex and physically demanding conservation projects for the US Forest Service, BLM, National Park Service, USFWS and numerous state and local land management partners.

Job Title: Logistics Coordinator

Location: Hurricane, Utah (St. George, Utah Area)

Department/Division: CREW, Mountain West Division

Status: Regular Full-Time, Salaried (Exempt)

Schedule/Hours: Full-time. Flexible schedule with varying shifts; 40 hours/week with additional hours as needed. Some evening and weekend hours may be occasionally required.

Reports To: Associate Director

Travel: 10-20%; Regional/local travel

Compensation: Competitive pay with a starting annualized salary of $35,568.00 with a benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and supplemental insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, designated holidays, and 401k retirement for qualified employees

Start Date: September 2021

Position Summary:

The Logistics Coordinator has three major areas of responsibility:

1) Purchasing and meal planning

2) Fleet management

3) Warehouse organization and management

As a member of the ACE Operations Team, the Logistics Coordinator is responsible for managing all aspects of planning, purchasing, and providing meal provisions for ACE crews working in the field as well overseeing and coordinating on-the-ground support for fleet and warehouse organization and management. This dynamic position works closely with the Associate Director, Project Managers and Crew Leaders as well as the Member Resource team to ensure that conservation crews are prepared to successfully complete field projects with all necessary provisions, supplies, vehicles and equipment. Additionally, the Logistics Coordinator plays a crucial role in ensuring that base warehouse facilities are safely maintained and managed.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Purchasing and Meal Planning:

  • Develop nutritious meal plans that are applicable for up to eight (8-person) crews based in outdoor spike camp situations.
  • Purchase quality and bulk foods and pack foods in crew food bins or coolers. Ensure that when purchasing any item that ACE is getting the best value for money, check the internet for price comparison, and develop relationships with local suppliers.
  • Pack and transport purchased goods from stores to the ACE warehouse as required in an ACE vehicle.
  • Repair and maintain sufficient food coolers and dry boxes.
  • Maintain cookset resupply and stoves.
  • Communicate and coordinate with Crew Leaders to ensure appropriate provisions are purchases if the crew is on a field project longer than two weeks.
  • Review crew schedules and then develop a menu of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for crews providing suitable options for those with dietary restrictions such as vegetarian, gluten free, etc.

Fleet Management:

  • Serve as the fleet manager for the ACE Mountain West Division (about 10 vehicles and trailers) as the division's primary point of contact with ACE central fleet staff.
  • Inspect vehicle and trailer report forms from returning crews and take necessary action regarding any maintenance that may be needed or items that are missing.
  • Ensure fleet repairs and routine maintenance is conducted in a timely manner and to a professional standard. Keep maintenance logs up to date.
  • Obtain work needed quotes and take vehicles to a local mechanic as required.
  • Be present and assist when crews are preparing to leave on field work (rig up) and when crews return from the field (de-rig).
  • Coordinate with Crew Leaders and Project Managers to ensure that appropriate vehicles are scheduled for each field project.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Warehouse Organization and Management:

  • Ensure that the warehouse is organized and maintained including food, supplies and tool inventory storage.
  • Coordinate with ACE staff to ensure that project supplies are stored correctly following field projects.
  • Maintain an annual cleaning and maintenance schedule including fire alarm checks, appliance checks, standards of hygiene, secure property, etc. for ACE warehouse/office facility.
  • Conduct weekly warehouse checks for cleanliness upkeep after crews leave for field projects. Enforce disciplinary measures in coordination with division leadership for members/crews that do not meet standards.
  • Purchase and maintain cleaning supplies and other essentials for office/warehouse.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Experience and Qualifications:

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate. AS/AA or BA/BS degree from an accredited college/university preferred.
  • Intermediate level computer skills, specifically including knowledge of Microsoft Office products and a familiarity with the Google Apps suite.
  • Previous experience working with young adults in a team setting.
  • Knowledge or leadership experience within the conservation field.
  • General knowledge of fleet (vehicle & trailer) maintenance and repair.
  • Knowledge of general facility maintenance, improvements, and repair.
  • Experience shopping for and creating healthy, cost effective recipes for field crews.
  • Ability to adapt to work environments and conditions that can change frequently.
  • Experience in communicating rules and regulations and holding others responsible to expectations.
  • Ability to handle concurrent operations in a fast-paced environment.
  • Willingness to travel and camp out for extended periods of time if needed.
  • Must be flexible and possess a high work ethic.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members, staff, and the general public.
  • Ability to maintain a positive, constructive work environment conducive to team performance.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve complex safety issues
  • Ability to handle concurrent operations in a fast-paced environment.
  • Willingness to travel and camp out.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain records and reports.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Valid driver's license and an insurable driving record
  • Proficient in English
  • Ability to pass a federal criminal background check
  • Willing to abide by ACE Policy and Federal Drug Free workplace policies and laws. ACE reserves the right to drug test at any time

Physical Demands, Work Environment and Working Conditions

  • Physical Demands: Requires frequent sitting, standing, walking, hiking, carrying, using hands to handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms, talks and hears. Manual dexterity required for use of hand and power tools, computer keyboard/mouse and other office equipment. Required to stoop, kneel, climb stairs, and/or crouch. Ability to hike over rough terrain, and camp overnight under field conditions.
  • Vision Requirements: Requires close, distance, peripheral and depth perception vision as well as the ability to focus.
  • Weight Lifted or Force Exerted: Frequently lifts up to 50 lbs., ability to lift up to 60 pounds.
  • Environmental: Outdoor and indoor conditions. Work environment conditions can change frequently; working under adverse weather conditions and in various climates.
  • Noise Environment: Moderate noise.
  • Travel: This position requires domestic travel.

To Apply: Please submit a resume, one-page cover letter and three professional references using the "Apply Now" button. Qualified applicants will be contacted by email to arrange an interview. Applicants must follow all application instructions in order to be considered for this opportunity. This position may close at any time.

American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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