The Student Conservation Association

Contact Name: Erika HR Recruiting Assistant

Company/Organization/Agency: The Student Conservation Association

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

Email Address:

Contact Phone: (510) 832-1966

Job Title: SCA Cherokee National Forest Trail Corps 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 three young adults for the Cherokee National Forest Trail Corps program. Leader will develop and carry out plans for trail maintenance, rehabilitation, and reconstruction throughout Cherokee National Forests North Zone.

Location: Cherokee National Forest, TN

Program Dates: (4/13/2017 – 11/3/2017)

Primary Responsibilities:

Crew Manager

-Ensure successful, quality, and timely work for a three person team
-Guide crew dynamics and facilitate teamwork
-Actively manage project/member risk to maintain a safe work environment

Technical Advisor

-Assist in the technical skills training of corps members
-Manage the quality & technique of work performed
-Promote leadership development within team and evaluate success & potential

Partnership Representative

-Manage relationship with agency partners
-Work collaboratively with agency on program logistics
-Ensure successful and timely completion of work project

Program Administrator

-Communicate with SCA field support staff
-Complete required program reporting and documentation
-Manage budget and necessary purchasing for crew and project
-Ensure compliance with all SCA Risk Management policies & procedures


-Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
-Must have ability to legally work in the US
-Must have two seasons of experience leading young adults through trail work projects
-Must have access to a personal vehicle during program dates.
-Must have current chainsaw certifications (S-212 or game of logging) and field experience
-Current WFR or WFA & Basic First Aid required by the start of member training (5/18/17) preferred
-Experience working with young adults (ages 18-25), teaching in an outdoor setting a plus
-Experience with conservation work skills or related skills, preferred i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening
-Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements and must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
-Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
-Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
-Must have personal housing arrangements in program city

Compensation: $545 per week, housing, and meals. Total salary depending on experience & program length

To Apply login or sign up here: Create a profile; when prompted complete the Basic, Leader, and Final application sections. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume & 3 references. Once your application is complete, please email with the position of interest listed in the subject line so we may review your application.

SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.

For more information about SCA, visit us at

Job Start Date: 4/13/2017

Application Deadline: 4/1/2017

Additional Information:

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