Lead Sawyer Instructor – Phoenix School of Roseburg

Phoenix School is recruiting a Lead Sawyer Instructor to be responsible for leading and instructing Oregon Conservation Corps crew members. This position is field based, working primarily outdoors leading a work crew conducting fuels reduction work in Roseburg and surrounding areas. Prior experience operating a chainsaw is preferred along with a strong interest in ecological restoration, forest management, biodiversity conservation, and/or stewardship of the land. Applicants with a background in training and instructing others in the workplace are highly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include logistics and allocation of resources (personnel, equipment, transportation, supplies); safety coordination and leadership, and data collection, and reporting. Monitoring and grading Conversation Corps crew members skillsets with chainsaw is a daily necessity. This position reports to the Corps Program Coordinator.

Opening: Immediate. Full-Time
Application Period: Accepting applications until filled
Assignment: 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday
Wage: $20.86 to $28.39 per hour (DOE)


  • Retirement at 6% of annual earnings (employer paid)
  • Individual Health Insurance + Health Savings Account (employer paid)*
  • Individual Dental Insurance (employer paid)*
  • Individual Accidental and Life Insurance Coverage (employer paid)*
  • 7 Sick + 2 Personal leave days per year (prorated based on hire date)

*Subject to a 30-day enrollment period at beginning of following month

Position Requirements:
•Regular and reliable attendance.
•Ability to work as a team member.
•Ability to work independently at times, show initiative, and communicate.
•Conduct themselves in a professional manner while working with partnering organizations.
•Ability to successfully pass a drug test.
•U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.
•A valid drivers license with clean driving record.
•Be able to pass a background check.
•Minimum of a B Level Sawyer certification or ability to quickly obtain a B certification.
•Strong Leadership Skills.
•Ability to train crew members on proper chainsaw safety, use, and maintenance.
•Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent.
•Experience working outdoors.
•Experience using hand tools and various mechanized tools.
•CPR/ First Aid Certified or ability to quickly obtain certification.
•Ability to delegate tasks to subordinates.

Physical Requirements: May require bending, color identification, crawling, gripping with hands and fingers, hearing alarms and voice conversation, keyboarding, kneeling, occasionally lifting up to 60 pounds, operating passenger vehicles, towing trailers, pulling, pushing, reaching, running, shoveling/digging, sitting, standing, standing long periods, walking, walking on rough terrain; exposure to dampness, bee stings, chemicals, dust or pollen, epoxy chemicals, fumes, intense light, noxious odors, outside temperature extremes, poison oak, smoke, sun, noisy areas; wearing ear plugs/muffs, hard hats, plastic gloves, rubber boots, and safety glasses; working at heights, confined or crowded or remote areas, ladders, electricity; working shifts; working with rotating machinery and solvents, grease, oils, inks.

Position Location: All Oregon Conservation Corps staff will be required to report daily to the Phoenix School campus (3131 N.E. Diamond Lake Boulevard Roseburg, Oregon 97470), this twelve-acre campus is located on the urban growth boundary of Roseburg, a city (population 21,000) located along Interstate 5, ninety minutes equidistance to the Oregon Coast to the west and the Oregon’s high Cascades to the east. Project work sites generally vary throughout the Umpqua Basin on various private lands.

NOTE: Position description is subject to change. This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions, or working conditions associated with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. Phoenix School of Roseburg may add to, modify, or delete any aspect of this (or the position) at any time as it deems advisable.

Application Process:
1. Apply through Applitrack HERE.
2. A scheduled visitation is encouraged!
3. The school will notify candidates whether they are selected for an interview.
4. After an initial round of applicants are interviewed, the position will be offered or remain open until filled.

Questions about the position?
Contact Christine Pollastrini, Fiscal and HR Asst., at (541) 673-3036 x1123, cpollastrini@roseburgphoenix.com

We look forward to your application and thank you in advance, for your interest in Phoenix School of Roseburg.

To apply for this job please visit www.applitrack.com.