Conservation & Disaster Crew Member – Houston, TX

Agency
Texas Conservation Corps
Location
Houston, TX
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$1,550/month + AmeriCorps Education Award
Start Date
01/31/2022
Last Date to Apply
12/27/2021
Website
https://americanyouthworks.org/programs/txcc/join/
Description
Travel the Lone Star State and improve the region's parks, trails, and public lands on a Conservation & Disaster Crew! Term Dates: 01/31/2022 - 12/09/2022 TxCC's 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 Member, you will have the opportunity to grow your conservation skills through your term with TxCC. All you need to be a member of TxCC is a positive attitude and willingness to work within a diverse crew. Responsibilities: -Construct & maintain trails -Erosion control -Construction & upkeep of public land features -Remove invasive plant species -Wildland fuel reduction -Habitat restoration projects -Maintain vehicles, tools, & equipment -Camp for up to 10 days at a time -Assist with camp duties such as cooking & dishes Benefits: -$1,550 per month stipend -AmeriCorps Education Award -Non-private student loan deferment -Wilderness First Aid & CPR Certification -FEMA Certifications -Technical & fundamental skills training -Health insurance -Travel & camping opportunities -Opportunity to network with partner agencies such as the National Park Service, US Forest Service, and Texas Parks & Wildlife
Qualifications
- High school diploma or GED - Between the ages of 18-28 - US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident - 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 work with a diverse group of people 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 TxCC 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 here: https://americanyouthworks.org/programs/txcc/adult-crew-member-overview/ 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 jointxcc@americanyouthworks.org or 512.744.1900 We look forward to seeing your application soon!
Contact Person
Join TxCC
Contact Phone
512-744-1900
Contact eMail
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