Conservation & Disaster Crew Leader

Texas Conservation Corps of American YouthWorks Houston, Texas
Deadline Nov 18, 2018
Job Type Internship

Conservation & Disaster Crew Leader

Lead a Conservation & Disaster Crew through conservation projects on public lands throughout Texas and the surrounding region! This crew serves as a resource for local and national disasters.

Texas Conservation Corps’ Conservation & Disaster Crew Leaders serve a full-time, 1700 hour term of service and co-lead a crew of eight members to complete conservation and disaster response projects throughout Texas and the region. Conservation projects include habitat restoration, disaster mitigation, trail work, and invasive species management on public lands throughout the state. Members will work closely with FEMA and TX Division of Emergency Management during local and national disasters. Leaders will facilitate daily details of crew life, transport crews and materials safely in program vans, and must have a clean driving record. Leaders should have at least 6 months of conservation experience, a positive attitude, and a willingness to work within a diverse crew!

Conservation Corps is both a challenging and rewarding experience that you will remember for the rest of your life.


  • $1,608 per month living stipend
  • Americorps Education Award
  • Student Loan Deferment
  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid Certification
  • S212 Chainsaw Certification
  • Technical Skills Training
  • Fundamental Skills Training
  • Health Insurance
  • FEMA certifications

Qualifications – Must Have

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Between the ages of 21-28
  • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
  • Clean 3-year Driving Record
  • Prior experience in camping, backcountry travel, or related field work
  • Ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in rugged terrain, often wearing a 45lb backpack and carrying tools.
  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools
  • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
  • Commitment to completing entire term of service
  • Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people


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