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Conservation and Disaster Crew Leaders and Members - Austin, TX

Texas Conservation Corps of American YouthWorks

Austin, Texas

Job Type AmeriCorps
Salary Details $2,400-$2,720 per month + AmeriCorps Education Award
Required Experience 0 - 1 years
Crews out in the field!

Are you interested in gaining experience in disaster mitigation, habitat restoration, trail projects, and disaster relief?

Texas Conservation Corps (TXCC) participants engage in hands-on conservation projects on public lands, coastal regions, National Parks and recreational areas across the Central Southern United States. The Conservation Corps experience builds leadership skills, connection with community, and prepares young people with skills needed to enter the workforce with a strong work ethic and sense of service!

Conservation & Disaster Crews: These crews are focused on conservation projects in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Crew Leaders and Members complete habitat restoration and trail projects with a variety of partners, from the National Park Service to Travis County Parks. These crews are based in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. Though most of the season will consist of conservation projects, these crews remain on-call and able to deploy should a flood, fire, hurricane, or other disasters occur. TXCC is both a state and federal resource during disasters, and leaders receive training in spontaneous volunteer management, donations management, and the Incident Command System. Common partners include FEMA and the Texas Department of Emergency Management.

This is a temporary term-based AmeriCorps position working outdoors that specifically focuses on gaining experience in disaster mitigation, habitat restoration, trail projects, and disaster relief. We highly recommend researching more about AmeriCorps programs and Texas Conservation Corps in advance.

Term Lengths

Crew Leaders:

January 16 - December 9, 2023 (1700 hour)
January 16 - July 21, 2023 (900 hour)

Crew Members:

January 30 - December 9, 2023 (1700 hour)
January 30 - July 21, 2023 (900 hour)

 

Benefits

  • $1,459.26-$6,895 | Segal AmeriCorps Education Award: money for qualified student loans, higher education and training programs. Learn more about AmeriCorps and this award.
  • Health insurance
  • Non-private student loan deferment
  • First Aid certification
  • Technical and Fundamental skills training
  • FEMA certifications
  • Opportunity to network with partnering agencies: Including US Forest Service, Texas Forest Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and National Park Service
  • Public Land Corps Non-Competitive Hiring Eligibility status for jobs on Federal Lands
HOW TO APPLY

Apply here (Two-Step Process: 1. Interest Form & 2. Full Application): https://veoci.com/v/p/form/a6vrjwkwv3tr?c=133766

*The Full Application link is emailed after completing an Interest Form)*

*Applications accepted continuously. Crews in progress may be full. Please do not hesitate to apply!*

General Crew Type, Open Position, Qualifications, and Benefits Information: https://americanyouthworks.org/programs/cc/join/ 

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category General / Stewardship
Tags Conservation Corps, Trail Maintenance