Student Conservation Association seeks Logistics Project Leader

From the Student Conservation Association


January 14, 2011

Logistics Project Leader 2011 Alternative Spring Break

Applications must be received by January 31st, 2011

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), the nation’s leading conservation service organization for young people, is seeking two experienced, quality-oriented outdoor leaders to assist in the supervision of two groups of 30 college student volunteers this Spring Break at Big Cypress National Preserve. The SCA teams will work in partnership with Florida Trails Association staff to support and complete various park programs and projects.

Potential projects include:

- Invasive plant removal
- Trail construction maintenance and repair.
- Wildlife habitat improvement

This project is scheduled to be completed in two sessions:

1st Session: March 6 - March 12, 2011
2nd Session: March 20 – March 26, 2011

The agency partner will provide general project oversight, plans, materials, tools, and personal protective gear for the projects.

The SCA project leaders are responsible for coordinating with the SCA Program Coordinator and Park Staff on the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of the project as well as assisting in the safe supervision of the team in all aspects of their work. This is a full-time, temporary, position.

It is the intent of SCA to provide employment opportunities with the SCA Conservation Corps program following the successful completion of this project.
Period of Employment: March 1 – March27, 2011 (4 weeks)

Responsibilities:
Coordinate with the SCA Program Coordinator/NPS staff to assist in the plan for project implementation.
Assist in the coordination of all aspects of orientation and training of volunteers.
Directly supervise volunteers on the project.
Have a working knowledge and comply with all SCA/NPS policies and procedures.
Coordinate with the SCA Program Coordinator and NPS staff to provide education and entertainment opportunities for the volunteers
Assist in the management of all logistics for the project, including vehicles, camp set up, meals, equipment, supplies, and safe transportation of volunteers to/from airport. Requires travel.
Assist SCA Program Coordinator with program management including but not limited to budget management and reconciliation.
Manage all aspects of SCA Safety and Risk Management protocols.
Facilitate building an environment that promotes teamwork between SCA and the NPS.
Represent SCA/NPS in a positive and professional manner.
Coordinate with and report to SCA Program Coordinator to ensure full compliance with program standards.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
21 years of age or older.
1-2 years previous field work experience in a supervisory capacity.
2-4 years prior experience in supervising young adults in an outdoor, setting.
Wilderness First Aid/CPR certification.
Excellent communication and leadership skills, strong work ethic are required.
Self starter ability to work independently and as part of a large team.
Able to carry heavy loads up to 50 pounds and be able to work in outdoor environment exposed to the elements including camping and hiking for extended periods of time.
Have a valid driver’s license, good driving record and be approved to drive through SCA’s driving policies.
Have working knowledge of safely operating power and hand-tools.

Compensation:

Starting salary: $545 per week for the 4-week period. Relocation travel reimbursement to/from the park up to $500. Meals provided. Program Vehicles will be provided to transport the team for project purposes. Accommodations will be a front country group campground with running water and flush toilets.

This position will require the individual to use their own personal gear (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad) for the duration of the project. SCA will provide all gear to set up a group kitchen including stoves, water filters, coolers etc.

To apply: Login or Sign-up at http://www.thesca.org/user - Select Crew/Project Leader when prompted.  Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume & 3 references. 

Once your application is completed, please email your interest to leaders@thesca.org with ASB Field Project Leader in the subject line.

SCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to workforce diversity. 

For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org

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