Conservation & Disaster Crew Leader – Louisiana

Agency
Louisiana Conservation Corps
Location
Baton Rouge, LA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$1,678/month + AmeriCorps Education Award
Start Date
07/06/2021
Last Date to Apply
06/25/2021
Website
https://americanyouthworks.org/programs/lacc/crew-leader-overview-2/
Description
Travel the Southern states and help improve parks, trails, and public lands as part of a Conservation & Disaster Crew! Louisiana Conservation Corps (LaCC) Conservation & Disaster Crews are an AmeriCorps opportunity for young adults interested in working outdoors. Crews will spend their season completing a variety of conservation projects throughout the region. Projects may include trail construction & improvement, habitat restoration, invasive plant removal, wildland fuel reduction, and more. Crews also remain on call to help communities impacted by natural disasters. As a Conservation & Disaster Crew Leader, you will grow as a leader and help guide your crew through the day-to-day field activities of protecting and improving our public lands. Job Duties - Construct & maintain trails - Erosion control - Construction & upkeep of public land features - Remove invasive plant species - Wildland fuel reduction - Habitat restoration projects - Maintain vehicles, tools, and equipment - Camp for up to 10 days at a time - Assist with camp duties such as cooking & dishes Benefits: - $1,678 per month stipend - AmeriCorps Education Award - Public Land Corps Hiring Authority Eligibility - Non-private student loan deferment - First Aid & CPR Certification - FEMA Certifications - Technical & fundamental skills training - Camping & travel opportunities - Opportunity to network with partnering agencies such as Louisiana State Parks, National Park Service, US Forest Service, and more
Qualifications
- High school diploma or GED - Between the ages of 21-28 - At least 5 months of previous hands-on conservation experience - US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident - Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check - Clean 3-year driving record and ability to safely operate 12 passenger van - Prior experience in camping, backcountry travel, or related field work - Ability to hike 3-10 miles per day in rugged terrain, while carrying tools - Ability to work outdoors in all weather types while doing hard, often repetitive, labor with hand & power tools - Ability to be away on overnight trips for up to 10 days at a time - Ability to work with a diverse group of people - Commitment to complete the entire term of service In nature, we know that communities dominated by one plant or animal are fragile and less productive. What we know to be true in nature we know to be true in the communities we live and serve in. We encourage people of all identities and experience levels to be a part of LaCC and help nurture the productivity & resilience of diversity in our community. If you are interested in learning more about our opportunities or you are ready to apply, please visit our website: https://americanyouthworks.org/programs/lacc/. Our online application is the only thing needed to start your interview process! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to joinlacc@americanyouthworks.org or 832.450.9355. We look forward to seeing your application soon!
Contact Person
Emily Kraeske
Contact Phone
(512) 744-1900 ext. 1313
Contact eMail
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