USACE Southeast Trails Team- Project Leader

The Student Conservation Association Little Rock, Arkansas
Deadline 07/25/2018
Job Type Seasonal / temporary

Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire 4 students for the US Army Corps of Engineers GIS program.

Program Dates: August 12, 2018 – May 6, 2019

Training Dates: July 25 – August 1, 2018

Location: Little Rock, AR & Nashville, TN

Qualifications:

  • Must have experience working with young adults (18-25), teaching or environmental educational a plus
  • Must have experience with conservation work or related skills – i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, gardening, or invasive species remocal
  • Experience with GPS data collection and ESRI Arc software desired, but NOT REQUIRED (we can train you in these areas)
  • Must be able to attend mandatory Project Leader training: July 25 – August 1, 2018
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Must have ability to legally work in the US.
  • Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
  • Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification required by the start of training
  • Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements and most occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
  • Housing is provided for the duration of the program

Compensation: $750/week total salary, benefits eligible, housing provided

Position Description:

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recreation areas receive some of the highest visitation of any areas in the federal system. In 2012 legislation was passed which directed USACE to update the geospatial databases for those recreation areas. This updated information is crucial for the proper allocation of federal road improvement dollars, as well as accurately informing the public about the recreation facilities present at each USACE recreation area. The USACE GIS Program is a partnership with SCA that began in 2016 to fulfill that legislative mandate. The team will be use hand held GPS devices to verify the accuracy of USACE roads, trails, buildings, and other features. Once that information is collected it is passed along to USACE staff for further processing and integration into their databases.

In addition to the primary duty of GIS data collection, this team will design and carry out conservation service projects. This an opportunity to interact with USACE rangers, project managers, and volunteers while exploring new skills and undertaking tasks that will impart lasting benefits to recreation sites. Past projects included constructing backcountry campsites, environmental education outreach, improving fish habitat, and trail maintenance.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Act as a Crew Manager guiding crew dynamics and facilitating teamwork
  • Function as a Technical Advisor assisting in training corps members to complete quality work
  • Serve as a Partnership Representative managing relationships with agency partner and ensuring successful and timely completion of work projects
  • Perform tasks as a Program Administrator by communicating with SCA staff, completing documentation and managing a budget

HOW TO APPLY

Visit http://thesca.force.com/members to create a profile, complete the basic application and then select the Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume and at least two (2) professional references. Once your application is complete, please email leaders@thesca.org with the position of interest listed in the subject line so we may review your application.

View Position: https://www.thesca.org/us-army-corps-engineers-gis-project-leader

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