About Canyon Country Youth Corps (CCYC)

Canyon Country Youth Corps (CCYC) is a Conservation Corps located in Monticello, Utah. It is operated by the Canyon County Discover Center. CCYC works as a Conservation Corps in the Spring and Fall seasons and as a Youth Corps in the Summer season. CCYC provides opportunities for youth and young adults, ages 15-25, to participate in service work projects in Southeastern Utah in partnership with the land-managing agencies of the region.

Projects include trail maintenance and construction; fence construction; habitat restoration; mechanical and non-mechanical thinning; invasive species removal and treatment; and other conservation-related projects in backcountry and front country settings. CCYC involves youth from the four corners region as well as national hires.


$300 per week February-June (training), $425-$525 per week July- November depending on experience and job performance. Leaders are eligible for AmeriCorps Education Awards upon season completion.

~Late February – November 2018


The Crew Leader’s 8-month season starts with a three-month Crew Leader Development Program designed to build leadership skills and confidence. During the first few weeks, there will be chainsaw and first aid training, and orientation to CCYC policies and procedures. Participants will work on various projects during their training including invasive species removal, trail building and maintenance, fence building and more in Southeastern Utah. These projects and trainings will prepare members to lead our Summer and Fall crews in similar conservation efforts. Upon successful completion of the Crew Leader Development Program, the Crew Leaders will receive a pay raise and will co-lead teams of 6 corps members through November, including a summer session of high school age crews.


CCYC crews typically work 9 days on, 5 days off, camping in remote locations during time on. During time off crews are welcome to stay at our base camp facility in Monticello, UT. Summer youth crews work 5 on, 2 off, but are supervised for the entirety of the four-week program. There is typically one week off for Crew Leaders in between each season.



  • Work with CCYC staff to implement operating policies, crewmember handbook, grievance procedure, uniform and safety policy, and all other necessary operational policies and procedures.
  • Complete and submit daily and weekly paperwork, and other forms as needed.
  • Manage Crew's financial budget.


  • Participate in and complete three-month Crew Leader Development Program
  • Implement service projects according to technical specifications given by land management agencies and CCYC Staff.
  • Implement and uphold safety procedures.
  • Assist with daily/weekly operational schedules of crews.
  • Maintain solid relations with project sponsors and partners and maintain high service project quality.
  • Maintain equipment (vehicles, tools, supplies) and purchase food and necessary program supplies, while staying within existing budget.
  • Foster an ‘esprit de corps’ and participate in corps activities.
  • Work hard and live outdoors for long periods of time in variable conditions.


  • Assist with training and orientation of corps members (summer and fall).
  • Implement development activities including education, life skills, mentorship, training, field trips, enrichment activities, and service learning throughout corps program.
  • Conduct pre and post corps evaluations.


  • Working with youth in service related and/or youth development programs and principles, preferred.
  • Working with public and federal agencies preferred.
  • Youth corps experience preferred.
  • Experience camping and outdoor recreation required.
  • Experience in outdoor work projects required. Trail building, chainsaw, and fencing skills preferred.
  • First Aid/CPR or higher such as Wilderness First Responder, preferred.
  • High level of maturity and professionalism.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong time-management skills and ability to work independently as well as with others.
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible and varying schedule.
  • Valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal history background check.
  • Sense of humor.

Submit your resume, cover letter and three references to Jason Phillips  - Program Development Coordinator.
Reasonable accommodations can be made for interviews, as well as for service, for any qualified applicant with a disability.



Apply Online

We will begin reviewing applications in late Winter for Summer and Fall positions!

Date: July – November 2018
Salary: Earn $300 per week. Members are eligible for AmeriCorps Education Awards upon season completion.
Location: Monticello, Utah

Canyon Country Youth Corps provides employment opportunities for youth and young adults to work on service projects on public lands in Southeastern Utah, in partnership with land management agencies.

Crew Members live and work outdoors as part of an 8 person crew, completing various conservation projects. Crews are trained to use chainsaws and a variety of hand tools to complete projects. Tasks may include: invasive species removal, fire mitigation work, trail construction, and other conservation-related projects in backcountry and frontcountry settings.

CCYC hires native and local youth from the four corners region, as well as national hires. Crews consist of six Crew Members and two Crew Leaders.Crew’s work a schedule 9-10 days on and 5- 6 days off.

  • No conservation experience needed
  • Love of the outdoors necessary
  • Must be willing to work hard and be part of a team
  • General outdoor experience preferred
  • Must have ability to complete required AmeriCorps hours within term of service dates, be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, be age 18 by start date
  • Be able to pass a Federal Criminal History Check


CCYC is always looking for qualified field staff and crew leaders. CCYC’s field staff, work on with various projects and crews. We hire on a revolving basis, so please submit your resume and cover letter to:
Reasonable accommodations can be made for interviews, as well as for service, for any qualified applicant with a disability.

Contact Us

Canyon Country Youth Corps
1117 N. Main St.
P.O. Box 1029 
Monticello, UT 84535

Phone: 1-800-525-4456 or 1-435-587-2156 ext. 1008


Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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 confirmation via email or standard mail. Next we will call you and set up a time for a phone interview. Please do not call with inquiries on the status of your application.

Does CCYC provide room and board?

For summer youth crews, all food is provided and will be automatically deducted from your paycheck. Adult crewmembers (spring and fall) are responsible for their own food on days off, but food will be provided while on hitch. If a staff member or your crew leaders are present, you can stay at our campus or basecamp facility for free when in the area. CCYC will provide tents to be shared & sleeping bags while you are in the field.

How should I handle transportation if hired by CCYC?

As a service to our Crew Leaders and Crew members, CCYC will pick up participants before their term at a specified location, and return them to that location at the end of their term at a specified date and time. Once hired you will be given the shuttle date, time, and location. If participants arrive before the pick-up, or in any other location different from our shuttle you will be responsible for your own accommodations and travel. It will be your responsibility to get to Monticello, Utah, by your start date if you do not arrange a pick up with us.