Camp, hike, and work in the mountains of the Southeast
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- Based out of our office in Chattanooga , Tennessee
- $300.00 / week
- No experience required
- Start Date:
- Job starts soon! (Mar 19, 2018)
Title: Conservation Crew Corpsmember
Locations: Chattanooga, TN
Stipend: $300/week – paid out biweekly
Other Benefits: Food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, protective equipment. Other development opportunities as available.
Start/end date: March 19th, 2018 to May 30th, 2018 (tentatively), summer and fall crews also available.
The Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization. The SECC selects young adults to complete conservation work projects on public lands throughout the Southeast. SECC programs encourage environmental stewardship, foster community partnerships, and emphasize experiential learning. SECC has also taken on a role as a part of the larger AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team and has responded to aid in disaster relief efforts the last 3 years.
The typical schedule is nine days on the project (camping at the site as a group) with five days off. Corpsmembers are responsible for finding and attaining their own housing during the five off-days, this is a non-residential program. 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, field training week.
As an AmeriCorps program participant, work effectively as member of crew; perform heavy manual labor related to environmental conservation and restoration projects; work outdoors in all types of weather and successfully adapts to various climates; camps overnight outdoors in wilderness areas near work sites for short or extended periods of time; effectively learn and apply new environmental conservation and restoration skills and outdoor living skills; actively participate in environmental education activities; practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned; use, maintain and repair hand and power tools as necessary.
SECC works with a variety of land management agencies in Tennessee and throughout the Southeast region, such as the United States Forest Service, National Park Service, State Parks and conservation-based non-profits. Projects vary but include trail construction and maintenance, ecosystem restoration, habitat restoration, fire fuels reduction, fencing on public lands, invasive weed removal, herbicide applications, and many others.
Think you have what it takes to lead a crew? Check out our crew leader positions on our website.
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