The Student Conservation Association

Contact Name: Hannah Jo King

Company/Organization/Agency: The Student Conservation Association

Address: 1230 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA 94612 United States

Email Address:

Contact Phone: (510) 832-1966

Job Title: SCA 2019 California Roving BLM Conservation Corps Team- Project Leader

Job Description: Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire young adults for the California Roving Conservation Corps program.  

Program Dates: 5/13/2019 – 11/9/2019
Training Dates: Tentatively: 4/8/2019 – 4/18/2019 (mandatory paid training)

Primary Responsibilities:
As a Project Leader, you will oversee the management of a six-month conservation project in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management in Northern California. This project will aim to address the project needs of multiple field offices across the state.  

The California Roving BLM Corps will travel to different California BLM field offices in the National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) completing work projects at each site. Projects may include: restoration of Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) routes, data surveys of wilderness study areas, trail maintenance or construction projects, erosion control, water damage repair, facilities maintenance, fence construction or repair, and invasive species monitoring and/or removal. The team should be prepared for hard physical labor in difficult terrain with a wide range of weather conditions.

Field-life is rugged, and while in the field, members should expect to live without electricity, running water, and cell phone reception; additionally, while serving in the field, this program is alcohol free. Members will typically have 3-5 days off between projects. The crew’s housing will vary depending on the options available at their project sites. Members should be prepared to camp for much of this program. Occasionally, projects may require the crew to backpack into Wilderness Areas.

Specifically, the Crew Leader will:
• Act as a Crew Supervisor, by facilitating teamwork, managing field-based tasks, and guiding crew dynamics
• Serve as an Advisor, by training members in technical conservation work skills, mentoring personal and professional development, and teaching environmental stewardship 
• Act as a Project Manager, by communicating with agency park partners, ensuring successful and timely completion of work projects, and upholding a positive representation of SCA
• Perform tasks as a Program Administrator, by organizing logistics, completing documentation, managing a budget, and communicating with SCA staff
• Experience working with youth or young adults 18-25 years of age, teaching or environmental education a plus
• Experience with conservation work skills or related skills preferred – i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, habitat restoration, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening
• Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements and most occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
• Current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification required by the start of training 
• Chainsaw or Crosscut saw certification is a plus
• Backcountry living experience is a plus
• Must be able to attend Crew Leader training, tentatively: 4/8/2019 – 4/18/2019
• Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
• Must have ability to legally work in the US
• Must have a valid driver’s license for 3+ years and MVR that meets SCA standards
• Must be able to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards

Compensation: $600/week total salary, paid training, benefits eligible (health, dental, vision, retirement, PTO, paid holidays)

Job Start Date: 4/8/2019

Application Deadline: 4/1/2019

Additional Information: To Apply: Visit to create a profile, complete the basic application and then select Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume, and two (2) references. Once your application is complete, you MUST email with the position of interest listed in the subject line so we may review your application. Emailing is the only way to alert us that your application was submitted.

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