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- Chattanooga, Tennessee
- $300.00 / week
- No experience required
- Start Date:
- Job starts in about 2 months (Sep 10, 2018)
SECC empowering young adults to cultivate compassion, responsibility, and grit through community service, hard work, and environmental stewardship.
The Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC locally based corps in Chattanooga, TN. The SECC selects young adults, ages 18-26, to complete conservation work projects on public lands throughout the Southeast. SECC programs encourage environmental stewardship, foster community partnerships, and emphasize experiential learning. SECC serves a diverse population that is representative of the Southeast; including youth, graduates, veterans, and a cross-section of ethnicities and income levels. SECC has also taken on a role as a part of the larger AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team, and as such, some crews may get deployed on Disaster response projects for up to 30 days.
This specific crew will be comprised of young adults, 18-26 selected to complete conservation work projects on public lands throughout the Chattanooga area (Lookout Mnt, Moccasin Bend, etc) with Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park.
The schedule for this crew will include both local “day crew” weeks and camping hitches. The local “day crew” weeks will be either five eight-hour days with two days off or four ten-hour days with three days off, with members not camping at the project site but returning to their homes each night. The camping weeks are called hitches, hitches will typically be nine days long with members camping at the project location, and five days off post hitch. The schedule for this crew will include both local “day crew” weeks and camping hitches.
Corps members are responsible for finding and attaining their own housing during the season, this is a non-residential program. Staff at SECC are happy to help in suggesting housing options. Depending on project work and location other schedule variations may be implemented. Community/camp chores will be completed every evening, with some evenings including group discussions on conservation and/or corps related topics. While the staff at SECC works to provide consistency throughout the season personal flexibility is expected and should be prepared for when entering the term as schedules, times, and work locations are subject to change per project needs. The first week will be a five-day camping based, training week.