Conservation & Disaster Crew Leader

Texas Conservation Corps

Houston, Texas

Job Type AmeriCorps
Salary Details $1,628 per month stipend
Deadline Nov 22, 2019

Travel the Lone Star State as part of a Conservation & Disaster Crew!

TxCC's Conservation & Disaster Crews are an AmeriCorps opportunity for young adults interested in working outdoors. Crews will spend their season completing a variety of conservation projects throughout the region. Projects may include trail construction & improvement, habitat restoration, invasive plant removal, wildland fuel reduction and more! Crews also remain on call to help communities impacted by natural disasters!

As a Conservation & Disaster Crew Leader you will grow as a leader and help guide your crew through the day to day field activities of protecting and improving our public lands! All you need to be a member with TxCC is a positive attitude and willingness to work within a diverse crew!

Term Dates: 12/02/2019 - 11/20/2020

Job Duties

  • Constructing & maintaining trails
  • Erosion Control
  • Construction & upkeep of public land features
  • Remove invasive plant species
  • Wildland fuel reduction
  • Habitat restoration projects
  • Maintaining vehicles, tools, and equipment
  • Camp for up to 10 days at a time
  • Assist with camp duties such as cooking & dishes

Benefits

  • $1,628 per month stipend
  • AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Student Loan Deferment
  • Wilderness First Aid & CPR Certification
  • FEMA Certifications
  • Technical & Soft Skills Training
  • Free Health Insurance
  • Travel & camping opportunities!
  • Opportunity to network with partnering agencies!

Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Between the ages of 21-28
  • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
  • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
  • Ability to hike 3-10 miles per day in rugged terrain, while carrying tools
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather types while doing hard, often repetitive, labor with hand & power tools
  • Ability to be away on overnight trips for up to 10 days at a time
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Commitment to complete entire term of service
HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested in learning more about our opportunities or you are ready to apply, please visit our Program Page! Our online application is the only thing needed to start your interview process!

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out at jointxcc@americanyouthworks.org or 512.810.7505!

We look forward to seeing your application soon!

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