Field Site Supervisor
Job Details
Senter - San Jose, CA
$25.00 - $30.00 Hourly

Position title: Field Site Supervisor

Department: Environmental Projects

Reports to: Projects Director

FLSA Status: Full-time/Non-Exempt

Compensation: $19.00 - $26.20/hour (depending on experience)

Location: 2650 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95111

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:15am-3:45pm or 7:45am-4:15pm with occasional weekend work



Position Summary:


The Crew Supervisor implements the mission of the San Jose Conservation Corps and Charter School by using his/her leadership, supervisory and technical skills to develop the educational and work skills of young people enabling them to advance their own educational, personal and career opportunities. The crew supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day tasks of the field project, and the supervision a team of 5-12 at-risk youth ages 18-27 years old. 


Job Duties:

  • Transport crew to job site with equipment trailer in tow

  • Work on projects that include the following trades: landscaping and environmental services, trail maintenance and new trail construction, natural resource management projects including but not limited to, in-stream enhancement, eradicating non-native plant species and fire fuel reduction, road side maintenance and safety

  • Professional Communication with project sponsor, sub-contractor or contractor 

  • Organize the Corpsmember crew/team to work efficiently

  • Build an outstanding production team by developing Corpsmembers and working with them to build and support a team environment

  • Directly responsible for the training and development of Corpsmembers’ project skills (Different Trades)

  • Assure the crew performs at high standards in order to produce quality work

  • Complete projects within the time allotted

  • Determine necessary levels of project staffing

  • Determine project needs, including but not limited to supplies/material quantities and equipment requirements

  • Ensures that the SJCC/Charter school policies and high standards are upheld and implemented on the job site

  • Collaborate with program staff

  • Demonstrate and be a role model for professional conduct, work ethics, and integrity as well as positively promoting company culture 

  • Take appropriate safety precautions in the performance of job duties

  • Oversee maintenance of vehicle, radios, keys and gas cards and other equipment


Corpsmembers Development

  • Be a mentor/role model to Corpsmembers

  • Build a good rapport with each Corpsmember

  • Assist Corpsmembers in defining goals and creating a plan to reach those goals

  • Provide constant feedback on Corpsmembers’ performance including monthly evaluations

  • Consistently apply discipline policies and hold Corpsmembers accountable as necessary

  • Train Corpsmembers in proper work ethic, attitude, and personal appearance

  • Develop, implement and monitor the Corpsmember education and training plan related to technical and personal skills needed to complete service assignments, including the required training in CPR/First Aid, communication and conflict resolution 



  • Conduct tailgate safety meetings on a daily basis

  • Conduct tailgate safety meetings after all work related accidents

  • Keep written record of all safety meetings held and topics discussed

  • Assures  that Corpsmembers wear proper safety gear at all times

  • Complete paperwork for every accident reported.

  • assure that Corpsmembers work safely at all times

  • Communicate vehicle/work related injuries to the Project Director

  • Identify common safety hazards

  • Read and understand product labels 



  • Maintain accurate daily attendance rosters for Corpsmember payroll and project billing by using our internal project management system (the IQ system)

  • Evaluate all assigned Corpsmembers once a month using the evaluation guidelines

  • Fill out proper disciplinary forms as necessary and provide to the Project Director

  • Complete and submit all tailgate meeting report to the Projects Director

  • Complete all vehicle inspections via the IQ system 

  • Maintain the timekeeper system updated with corpsmember worked hours.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • G.E.D. or high school diploma required.

  • One year of supervisory experience working with young adults, preferably in an on-the-job work training program or a conservation corps/ Youth Build setting.

  • One year in any of the following areas:  resource and park management, construction (different trades) or a related field.  

  • Proficiency in using tools/ safety equipment appropriate for various work projects.

  • he ability to solve problems in the field under minimal supervision

  • Adult Vocational teaching Credential – Landscaping a plus

  • Strong commitment to improving the quality of life for urban youth

  • The ability to use, and teach others to use, power and hand tools safely

  • Knowledge of safe work practices and first aid

  • Class B license with passenger endorsement or the ability to acquire one

  • Clean DMV record A MUST!

  • The ability to maintain detailed records and documentation.

  • Bi-lingual (English and any other language) a plus

  • Customer Service Experience- able to identify and resolve customer concerns

  • Computer literate


Salary and Benefits

  • Salary: $60,000 - $95,000 annually. The salary is based on a level of experience and education that significantly exceeds the minimum requirements and is commensurate with the compensation scale (salary range)

  • 403(b) Retirement Benefits (Employer match is not provided)

  • Credit Union and Employee Assistance Plan

  • Medical, Vision, Dental, and Life Insurance 

  • Holiday, Vacation, and Sick Pay

  • Subsidized annual Eco Pass


Work Environment & Requirements


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, stand, walk, and talk or hear. 

Typical Working Conditions: Full-time in the field with occasional office work. When performing field work, will be subjected to weather conditions within Santa Clara County (moderate range of temperature/inclement weather). 

Equipment Used: Will be utilizing various power tools and equipment. Will drive company vehicles with proper training.

Essential Physical Tasks: Be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, able to drive or at least be  capable of being trained to drive different vehicles, and able to sit for a long period of time.

NOTICE: The statements herein are intended to give a broad description of this job function and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Other duties and/or projects may be assigned. 


SJCC Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: 


The San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. The Corps and School does not discriminate based on an individual's race, sex, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, hair style, hair texture or any other basis prohibited by law.


This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  


The San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School is an “At-Will” employer. We conduct pre-employment background checks and drug screens. 



About the San Jose Conservation Corps: 


San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School develops the personal, professional and academic skills of young adults in Silicon Valley to prepare them for a family-sustaining career. Corpsmembers in the workforce development program gain skills in green-collar jobs while students at the Charter School receive personalized attention to earn their high school diploma. Corpsmembers complete projects in natural resource conservation, zero waste operations, tiny house construction and emergency services, contributing to a more resilient community and environment.