Conservation & Disaster Crew Leader – Austin, TX

Texas Conservation Corps
Austin, TX
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$1,700/month + AmeriCorps Education Award
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Travel the Lone Star State and improve the region’s parks, trails, and public lands on a Conservation & Disaster Crew! Term: January 4, 2022 – July 22, 2022 Application Due: 12/06/2021 The Conservation & Disaster (C&D) program with Texas Conservation Corps (TxCC) is an opportunity to serve on a variety of conservation projects throughout Texas and help communities recover from natural disasters. A Conservation & Disaster crew is made up of 2 AmeriCorps Crew Leaders and 4-8 Crew Members. As a Conservation & Disaster Crew Leader, you and a co-leader will guide your crew through the day-to-day responsibilities for a variety of conservation projects throughout the region. Conservation projects may include habitat restoration, disaster mitigation, trail work, and invasive species management on public lands throughout the state. You may also be called on to help communities recovering from natural disasters. During a disaster response, members will work closely with FEMA and TX Division of Emergency Management during local and national disasters. A term as a crew leader with TxCC is both a challenging and rewarding experience that you will remember for the rest of your life! Job Duties -Help guide the crew through day-to-day activities in the field -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 -Track crew progress in the field through paper logs & reports -Transport crew & equipment in 12 passenger van with an attached trailer -Communicate with staff & project partners Benefits $1,700 per month living allowance -AmeriCorps Education Award -Non-private student loan deferment -First Aid & CPR Certification -S-212 Wildland Fire Chainsaw Certification -FEMA Certifications -Technical & fundamental skills training -Health insurance -Camping & travel opportunities -Opportunity to network with partnering agencies such as Texas Parks and Wildlife, National Park Service, US Forest Service, and more!
Qualifications -High school diploma or GED -Between the ages of 21-28 -US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident -Clean 3-year Driving Record -Prior experience in camping, back-country travel, or related fieldwork -Ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in rugged terrain, often wearing a 45lb backpack and carrying tools. -Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools -Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check -Commitment to completing an entire term of service -Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment -Ability to work with a diverse group of people -Willingness to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions; ability to be away on overnight trips for up to 10 days at a time -Commitment to complete the entire term of service Application Instructions If you are interested in learning more about our opportunities or you are ready to apply, please visit our website linked in this posting. Our online application is the only thing needed to start your interview process! We also have opportunities to serve in Houston, TX and Baton Rouge, LA. For more information about positions available in different regions visit this link: If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to We look forward to seeing your application soon!
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