Texas Conservation Corps (TxCC) Crew Leaders co-lead a crew of eight individuals to serve alongside throughout their season. Crews work both hitch and local project schedules. These crews are based in Austin and focused on conservation projects in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. These 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 our Austin and Houston operating sites.
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.
$1,700 per month living stipend
-Americorps Education Award
-Non-private student loan deferment
-First Aid certification
-Technical skills training
-Fundamental skills training
If you are interested in learning more about our opportunities or you are ready to apply, please visit our website and complete an application. Our online application is the only thing needed to start your interview process. The online application is located here: https://americanyouthworks.org/programs/txcc/adult-crew-leader-overview/houston-crew-leader-application/
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or 512.744.1900
We look forward to seeing your application soon!
-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, backcountry 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