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 DC Tree Inventory & Invasive Species Fall Team 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 DC Tree Inventory & Invasive Species Fall.

Program Dates: August 23-November 16, 2018
Training Dates: N/A (Alumni SCA Leaders Preferred) 

Primary Responsibilities:

The first 3 weeks will be spent working with the DC based non-profit Casey Trees. The crew will be surveying trees that Casey Trees has planted for the past 16 years and assess their growth, health and other environmental factors. Casey Trees will provide an in-person inventory technical training at the start of the program for the team. The fourth week of the program will be spent in Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. The crew will work to maintain trails and ponds within the park. The next 8 weeks the crew will work in George Washington Memorial Parkway and Wolf Trap doing invasive species management and removal. The team will receive chainsaw certification as a part of the program and use this skill to remove large invasive throughout the park. The crew will be comprised of 5 young adult members and 1 crew leader. Specifically, the crew leader will:

• Act as a Crew Manager guiding crew dynamics and facilitating teamwork
• Function as a Technical Advisor assisting in training corps members to complete quality work
• Serve as a Partnership Representative managing relationships with agency partner and ensuring successful and timely completion of work projects
• Perform tasks as a Program Administrator by communicating with SCA staff, completing documentation and managing a budget

• Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
• Must have ability to legally work in the US.
• Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
• Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
• Previously led with SCA or comparable leadership experience
• Current First Aid and CPR certification required by the start of training
• Experience working with youth or young adults, teaching in an educational environment 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 most occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
• Must be able to find housing in the Washington, DC metro area

Compensation: $625/week total salary, chainsaw training included

Job Start Date: 8/23/2018

Application Deadline: 8/23/2018

Additional Information: To Apply: Visit to create a profile, complete the basic application and then select the Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume and at least two (2) professional references. Once your application is complete, please email with the position of interest listed in the subject line so we may review your application.

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