Logistics Specialist 2021

About EarthCorps

EarthCorps is a Seattle-based nonprofit organization with a mission of developing leaders to strengthen community and restore the health of our environment.  EarthCorps' Corps Program is an intensive year-long training program that unites young adults (ages 18-25) from across the United States and around the world to learn skills in community building, habitat restoration, and leadership. EarthCorps program participants are part of a diverse group of emerging environmental leaders committed to teamwork, service, and personal growth.

Position Summary

The Logistics Specialist is a seasonal AmeriCorps position with EarthCorps. This position plays a critical support role to our field services team by ensuring the habitat restoration crews have the tools & equipment necessary to accomplish project goals, and by performing hands-on field service as a project assistant. 
The majority of the Logistics Specialist's time is divided between logistics projects and field work. About 20% of their time is spent in workshops, retreats, orientations and outside trainings. The Logistics Specialist also serves as an informal adviser and mentor to EC crews.
This position is managed by an EarthCorps program manager and supervised by the EarthCorps logistics manager, and is offered through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). As such, all applicants must meet the requirements to become an AmeriCorps member and abide by AmeriCorps policies.

Duties & Responsibilities

Logistics Support:
  • Assist with the purchasing, packaging, and organizing of food, gear, and camping supplies for 2- to 10-day camping trips
  • Ensure that all camping gear is in excellent working condition
  • Assist crews with packing and unpacking for camping trips
  • Assist in the maintenance and management of field infrastructure (tools, vehicles, facilities, and equipment).
  • Track gear inventory lists, equipment use and maintenance logs, menu and ingredient lists.
  • Track camp food and gear expenses and budgets
  • Follow proper food handling procedures and keep food storage and food handling areas clean.
Project Support:
  • Act as a crew member on the three person ECS crew, completing long term and short term restoration projects as assigned.
  • Help habitat restoration crews implement field projects as needed.
  • Assist project managers with coordinating field projects and monitoring.
  • Serve as on-site project leader for EarthCorps in the absence of a project manager.
  • Order and deliver materials to habitat restoration crews working in the field as needed.
  • Consider and enforce EarthCorps policies relating to public health and the spread of infection, including the wearing of face coverings and necessary distancing between crew members in the field
Crew Support/Leadership
  • Help habitat restoration crews establish clear goals & objectives.
  • Foster and encourage leadership development among corps member program participants.
  • Lead by example while serving alongside EC restoration crews in all weather conditions.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and awareness of cultural differences and commitment to working in an inclusive environment.
  • Conducts effective and timely communication with supervisor and field staff.
  • Prepare timely oral and written reports, which include daily work logs, work projects summaries, equipment use and maintenance logs, effective feedback, and incident reports.
  • Strive for professional, clear, and open communication amongst the field services team and all staff.

At times, service involves:

  • Heavy lifting up to 50 lbs. and bending.
  • Working, eating, and sometimes camping in the outdoors in all weather conditions, including heat/cold/rain
  • Walking on steep or uneven terrain up to 8 mi. (13 km) while carrying 40 lbs. (18 kg) of weight.
  • Performing herbicide applications.

Please consider the nature of the work prior to applying and let us know if you have any specific questions or concerns.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience leading and facilitating in a team setting.
  • Valid driver’s license and comfort driving 12 passenger vans and large trucks.
  • Possession of or ability to acquire a WA State pesticide applicators license.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with the use and maintenance of hand and power tools.
  • Experience with front and backcountry camping equipment, e.g. tents, stoves, and meal planning.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work well independently and is self-motivated.
  • Familiarity with restoration techniques and PNW Ecology.
  • Capacity to delegate, multitask, stay organized and be responsive.
  • Professional and positive attitude and experience in a customer service setting.
  • Effective cross-cultural communication.
  • Experience leading volunteers and/or crews in restoration work.

Corps Member Terms of Service

  • PERIOD OF SERVICE: January 12 – December 10, 2021
  • RATE OF PAY: Stipend of $2,042/month
  • TYPICAL HOURS OF SERVICE: Will start out on a 4-10 schedule (four, 10-hour days), 7:00am-5:30pm Tuesday - Friday, (1/2-hour lunch does not count towards AmeriCorps hours) with the schedule flexing later in the season to meet project needs. Some evenings, overnights, and weekends are required.
  • STATUS: Temporary, exempt
  • Criminal history checks conducted to fulfill AmeriCorps requirements


  • AmeriCorps education award of $6,195 upon completion of 1,700 hours and all required EarthCorps program activities
  • Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training provided if needed.
  • Days off permissible as designated by EarthCorps (with 4 personal days as standard).
  • Holidays will be paid as designated by EarthCorps.
  • Medical Insurance is provided.
  • Subsidized ORCA Pass for bus transportation.
  • Boots, pants, t-shirt, rain gear, and safety equipment provided.

Deadlines and Start Dates

Priority consideration will be given to completed applications received by September 21, 2020.  

To ensure your materials are considered, please submit your completed application early as you are able.  After this priority date, new applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. 

We encourage applicants from all racial, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities to apply, especially those from historically marginalized communities.

To Apply

Click the 'Apply Now' button below to begin your application.  You will be asked to submit basic personal information, a current resume, a few short essay answers, and provide contact information for two references.