1. Do I need previous technical skills to be considered for a job with CCYC?
No, we will train you in the skills needed for each specific crew you are hired for.
2. Is it OK if CCYC is my first job?
CCYC is designed to be a first job for some and this will not affect the application process.
3. What are the ways I can apply for a position with CCYC?
You can apply online or download the application on the Apply Now! page. We can also send you an application via mail - just call Eileen at the office.
4. How does the CCYC application process work?
Once your application is filled out, you can mail, fax, or email it to us. Once we have received your completed application, we will send you a reception confirmation via email or standard mail. Then we will call you and set up a time for a phone interview. After which we will make our hiring decisions from your application and interview and call you and let you know if you got the job or not. Please do not call with inquiries on the status of your application.
5. What kind of work will I be doing at CCYC?
CCYC crews work on a variety of projects including: trail work, fence work, chainsaw work & habitat restoration work on public & private lands. Summer youth crews do not use chainsaws.
6. What training will I receive at CCYC?
CCYC provides all neccessary training for your crews projects. This can include chainsaw training, first aid, trail skills training and leadership training.
7. Does CCYC provide room and board?
For summer youth crews, all food will be provided (a nominal daily fee will be automatically deducted from your paycheck). Adult crewmembers (spring and fall) are responsible for their own food while on off days but food will be provided while on hitch. If a staff member or your crew leaders are present, you can stay at our basecamp facility for free when in the area. CCYC will provide tents to be shared & sleeping bags while you are out in the field with your crew.
8. How does the transportation work with CCYC?
As a service to our Crew Leaders and Corpsmembers, CCYC will pick up participants before their term and at the end of their term on a specified date, time and location from Grand Junction, CO. Once hired, you will be given the shuttle date, time and location. Depending on the time of the shuttle, participants have had to arrive at least a day before the pick-up. If this is the case, you will be responsible for figuring out and paying for your own accommodations. If you arrive at any other location or at a different time than that of our shuttle, it will be your responsibility to get to Monticello, UT by your start date.
*Please be aware that CCYC provides transportation from a set meeting location to all work sites and back at the beginning and end of the hitch only. Transportation is not provided on days-off. We do not reimburse members for travel to and from Monticello, Utah or while employed with us. We highly recommend you bring your own vehicle. It will make your experience in the Four Corners Region much more memorable and exciting. Monticello is a little town surrounded by so many breathtaking places and many of them are not walking distance! Having your car means having the freedom to explore this amazing part of the United States.
9. Where do I fly or ride a bus into if I am a national hired person?
Fly in to Grand Junction, CO. Amtrak and Greyhound also stop in Grand Junction. We will need your travel info before you get here and will help you get from Grand Junction to Monticello.
10. What gear do I need to bring if hired for a CCYC crew?
If you are hired for a crew, you will immediately be sent an after hire packet that will include a gear list of items you need to bring among other important forms.
11. Where does CCYC work crews do their work?
Check out the CCYC Project Partners section on this page for that info.
12. What is a hitch?
Generally, a hitch is an 8 day on, 6 day off cycle. During a standard hitch, you will work 8 ten-hour days then return to our basecamp facility. After cleaning everything used during that hitch, you will have 6 days off. Some crews do not work on a hitch system (crews for high-school aged students working in area communities). Hitch lengths do occasionally vary based on the particular agreement we have with the land management agencies.
13. How does off time work during the Spring, Fall, Dolores and Escalante Crews?
On the 6 days off, crewmembers need to provide their own transportation or can stay at our basecamp facility (rent free).
14. How does the Summer 4-Week Crew(s) schedule work?
The crewmembers hired for the Summer 4-Week crews will be out in the field for the entire four weeks. Those crews will work four 32 hour work weeks and then on weekends those crews will head to the closest town to take showers, do laundry, do something fun and go on a educational field trip.
15. How does the pay work at CCYC?
For all crews: Crewmembers & crew leaders will be paid every 2 weeks on the FCS pre-determined pay schedule.
16. Does CCYC provide a safe working environment?
Yes, safety is our #1 priority here at CCYC. We focus heavily on risk management on a daily basis including stretch & safety circles conducted every morning. CCYC provides all employees with all of the proper safety equipment and all the proper training to be safe while here with CCYC. If there is an incident, CCYC has all plans in place and first aid kits to get an injured person stabilized and out of the field to the nearest hospital immediately. Because we focus so much on risk management on a daily basis, we have had very few injuries over the years and the majority of those injuries have been minor.
17. Where do I have mail and care packages sent while I'm on crew?
Please have all mail and care packages sent to:
c/o Canyon Country Youth Corps
Four Corners School
PO Box 1029
49 West 600 South
Monticello, UT 84535