Landforce Crew Member Job Description
To assist Landforce with land stewardship contracts on a seasonal basis, such as trail construction, habitat restoration, tree planting and care, green infrastructure maintenance, garden installation, and vacant lot management and other land stewardship projects; while working with the Landforce Workforce Development team to build soft skills in trainings, identify barriers to employment, create an Employment Action Plan, complete tasks to activate the plan, and apply for permanent, family-sustaining positions.
Below are the essential functions of a Landforce Crew Member:
Participate in professional development opportunities with Landforce to learn about environmental stewardship, community development and workforce skills. Work with Landforce staff to overcome barriers to employment, identify long-term career goals, establish a plan for employment, develop an effective resume and appropriate job search and interview skills.
Working with People
Internal: Must work positively with Landforce staff and all crew members.
External: Must work positively with contracting agencies, potential partners, contractors, trainers, volunteers, consultants, City and County departments as applicable.
Special Job Requirements
While performing the duties of a Landforce Crew Member, you will be regularly required to:
- Walk on uneven, rough and steep terrain as well as paved and unpaved trails
- Use hands and arms to handle and manipulate objects and tools
- Control and operate foot controls on equipment
- Stand, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl
- Carry items weighing up to 50 pounds
- Walk between 1 to 3 miles to get to worksites
- Work in a variety of environmental conditions including extreme cold, extreme heat, humidity, and wet, slippery conditions
- Work outside while exposed to direct sunlight, dust, pollen, and equipment exhaust fumes
In addition, you may have to travel to locations within and outside of the City of Pittsburgh. Unless otherwise stated, you will be responsible for your own transportation to and from each worksite. You may also have close contact with a computer screen. Weekend and evening hours may, on occasion, be required to attend special events and to meet specific deadlines.
- Variety of outdoors tools and equipment (such as shovels, hoses, rakes, hoes, mattocks, hand clippers, wheel barrows, and more)
- Personal computer and printer
- Office equipment (such telephone system, fax, copier)
Work Logs. Employment Action Plan.