Summer & Fall Visitor Use Survey Project Leader: Kentucky

The Student Conservation Association
Bolling Green, KY
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Start Date
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The Student Conservation Association (SCA), a national force of conservation volunteers, is seeking an experienced, quality-oriented outdoor leader to work in partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). SCA will be running 4 Visitor Use Survey (VUS) teams that span the summer and fall seasons; working in different areas of the country in the summer and fall.

Visitor Use Survey teams spend the majority of their season collecting information from a variety of USACE recreation sites. This information is crucial to help the USACE appropriately manage their resources. This VUS team will be comprised of one Project Leader and three team members. SCA members and their Project Leader will, in pairs, collect recreation use information from visitors, primarily through roadside interviews. The interview sites include lake access points, picnic areas, campgrounds, trailheads, and other recreation areas. The team will also organize and conduct weekly conservation service projects; with past projects including trail work, backcountry campsite construction, community gardening, and outside volunteer events. This program also focuses on developing member’s leadership experience and conservation ethic, with the Project Leader facilitating their growth throughout. This position is full time, seasonal and will be based in a location central to where the team is surveying.

Program Dates and Location: The position begins ASAP and runs through December 4, 2017. SCA members for this program arrive in early May and depart in early September. This leader will be based out of Bowling Green, KY. Project dates and location are subject to change.

Compensation: $545 per week paid biweekly; food, housing, access to vehicle, and benefits eligible.

Primary Responsibilities:
Crew Manager
-Lead and manage work outcomes and crew dynamics
-Facilitate team operations: food planning/purchasing, vehicles, housing arrangements
-Actively manage project/member risk to maintain a safe work environment

Technical Advisor
-Assist in the technological skills training of corps members
-Manage the quality & technique of work performed
-Promote leadership development within team and evaluate success & potential

Partnership Representative
-Manage relationship with agency partner
-Work collaboratively with agency on program logistics
-Ensure successful and timely completion of work project

Program Administrator
-Communicate with SCA field support staff as required
-Complete required program reporting and documentation
-Oversee presentation of project data to agency partner
-Manage budget and necessary purchasing for crew and project
-Ensure compliance with all SCA Risk Management policies & procedures
-Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
-Must have ability to legally work in the US
-Strong computer skills
-Current Wilderness First Aid & CPR required by the start of the training
-Previous experience leading young adult programming is strongly preferred
-Experience working with young adults (ages 18-24)
--Experience working with the public
Experience with conservation work skills or related skills, preferred i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening
-Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
-Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards

To Apply: Login or Sign Up here: Create a profile, complete the basic application and then select the Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume & 3 references. Once your application is complete, please email with the position of interest listed in the subject line so we may review your application.

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