Serve on trail crews this fall, camp and work on our public lands of the Southeast
Located in Outdoor Magazine's "Best Town Ever" 3 Years
- Chattanooga, Tennessee
- $300.00 / week
- No experience required
- Start Date:
- Job starts in about 1 month (Feb 25, 2019)
Conservation Trail Crew Member – Camping Adult Crew – Spring 2019
Locations: based in Chattanooga, TN; crews camping and working in KY, TN, AL, NC, SC, GA
Status: Seasonal, Full-time
Stipend: $300/week – paid out biweekly plus AmeriCorps education award of $1566.14
Benefits: Food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, protective equipment, transportation to and from the SECC office, technical skills. Gear available for loan. Other development opportunities as available.
Start/end date: 2/25 - 5/23
Multiple positions opened until filled
SECC empowering young adults to cultivate compassion, responsibility, and grit through community service, hard work, and environmental stewardship.
The Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization. The SECC selects people 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. 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, 18-30 selected to complete conservation work projects on public lands throughout the Southeast US. The typical schedule is nine days on the project (camping at the site as a group) with five days off. Schedules can also include five days on- two days off or four days on – three days off work weeks. Corpsmembers are responsible for finding and attaining their own housing during the 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.
SECC is a drug-free organization; alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited. SECC is an independent, non-residential program. The corpsmember must supply their own personal outdoor gear and equipment such as a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, day pack, multi-day pack, work pants, hiking/ work boots, etc. SECC will provide the group camp equipment, tools, protective gear and transportation to and from the office.
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
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.
This crew will be working and living in a frontcountry or backcountry camping setting. The work will be hiking intensive and members should be comfortable hiking multiple miles a day with tools, water, and personal day pack.
How to Apply