Are you interested in pursuing a career path in wildland firefighting and natural resource management?
Texas Conservation Corps (TXCC), a program of American YouthWorks, partnering with the US Forest Service Southern Region, has AmeriCorps positions available offering extensive training and certifications in wildland firefighting and natural resource management.
Crews will spend their season completing a variety of fire response activities, prescribed burns, conservation projects, and cyclical maintenance objectives on US Forest Service National Forests and Grasslands of Texas sites.
Locations: New Waverly/Huntsville and Zavalla/Lufkin regions (Texas)
Monthly Living Allowance (Stipend)
$2,400/month for Crew Members
$2,720/month for Crew Leaders
$1,374.60-$6,495 | Segal AmeriCorps Education Award: money for qualified student loans, higher education and training programs. Learn more about AmeriCorps and this award.
-Free health insurance
-Non-private student loan deferment
-First Aid & CPR certification
-S212 Wildland Fire Chainsaw Training
-S130 Firefighter Training / S190 Intro to Wildland Fire Behavior (allows participants to work in Wildland Fire Jobs after service)
-Arduous Pack Test and Red Card FFT2 certification
-Technical, professional, & soft skills training
-Opportunity to network with partnering agencies: Including US Forest Service, Texas Forest Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and National Park Service
-Public Land Corps Non-Competitive Status
11/14/2022 - 4/28/2023 | Crew Leaders
11/30/2022 - 4/28/2023 | Crew Members
Please apply on our website to be considered for this position and begin the interview process! APPLY HERE: https://veoci.com/v/p/form/a6vrjwkwv3tr?c=133766
Find more general information about this position, visit our website here: ayw.org/join
Crew Leaders are selected based on previous leadership and relevant experience and have the added responsibility of:
-guiding crews through their day to day field activities
-providing guidance to crew members including reflection, conflict resolution, and technical training
-communicating with partners, contractors, program staff, site supervisors, volunteers, and other members to ensure the execution of a quality program and quality projects
-serve as the program trained driver