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TXCC Conservation and Disaster Response Team Members and Leaders | Houston, TX

Texas Conservation Corps of American YouthWorks

Austin, Texas

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $2,400-$2,720 per month + End-of-Service AmeriCorps Education Award
Deadline Apr 22, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Are you interested in getting paid to gain experience and build community in conservation, habitat restoration, trail projects, and disaster relief with opportunities to camp across Texas?

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 and Disaster Response Teams: These crews are focused on conservation projects throughout Texas landscapes and beyond. Crew Leaders and Members complete habitat restoration and trail projects with a variety of partners, from the National Park Service to local County Parks. 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 full-time seasonal term-based AmeriCorps position working outdoors that specifically focuses on gaining experience in disaster mitigation, habitat restoration, trail projects, and disaster relief. The Texas Conservation Corps is a Program of American YouthWorks.

APPLICATIONS DUE: ASAP!

COMPENSATION: $2,400-$2,720 per month + End-of-Service AmeriCorps Education Award

AMERICORPS TERM LENGTHS

HOUSTON, TX (675 hour)

Crew Leader + Crew Member: April 22 – August 30, 2024

BENEFITS

  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award: money for qualified student loans, higher education and training programs. Learn more about AmeriCorps and this award by clicking here!
  • Health insurance (at no cost to participants)
  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Between the ages of 18-35; Ages 21+ for Crew Leaders
  • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
  • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather types while doing demanding labor with hand & power tools
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Strong service ethic and commitment to completing an entire term of service with a desire to serve the community and the environment

CONTACT INFORMATION

Texas Conservation Corps of American YouthWorks

Email: jointxcc@AYW.org

Main Office Phone: 512-744-1900 (choose respective region on menu options)

HOW TO APPLY

Apply here (Two-Step Process: 1. Interest Form & 2. Full Application).

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

General Crew Type, Open Position, Qualifications, and Benefits Information found on our website here: https://americanyouthworks.org/programs/cc/join/

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

Category Admin & Leadership , General / Stewardship
Tags Conservation Corps , Trail Maintenance