Student Conservation Association (SCA)

2021 Midwest Recreation/Trail/Facilities Crews Project Leader

Posted: April 06, 2021
Location: Minnesota and Wisconsin
Time Commitment: May-September

Job Responsibilites

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Act as a crew leader for three young adults (18+) to inspire and teach crew members, promote healthy group dynamics, and facilitate effective and productive teamwork;
  • Function as a technical advisor, assisting in training corps members to complete quality work with guidance and direction from the US Forest Service supervisor;
  • Serve as a partnership representative managing relationships with the 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; and
  • Work variable hours, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, in varying weather conditions, and under physically demanding circumstances.
  • Use technical equipment including a chainsaw, backpack sprayer and other hand tools.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Experience managing crews of young adults in an outdoor setting and working with environmental organizations or agencies to plan and complete a project;
  • Experience using a chainsaw
  • Strong conservation work skills, a great work ethic, and the ability to motivate, inspire, and lead their crew members
  • Wilderness First Aid (WFA) or Wilderness First Responder (WFR);
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management and natural resource preservation;
  • Ability to complete tasks independently with respect to timeline(s); strong project management skills
  • Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers); and
  • Clear communication via written, spoken, and graphical means.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age;
  • Must have ability to legally work in the US;
  • Valid driver’s license and motor vehicle record (MVR) that meets SCA standards required;
  • Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards;
  • Current First-Aid and CPR certification required by the start of the season;
  • Ability to safely operate a chainsaw and other power tools, two-way radio, and other handheld equipment.
  • Ability to safely operate a four-wheel drive vehicle on remote, rough, and narrow mountainous roads with a trailer
  • Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8-10 hours per day, exposed to the elements and most occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more.

Desired Qualifications

Salary and Benefits

$800/week (paid bi-weekly). Housing and field-based meals. Travel stipend (up to $1,150).

Application Process

To Apply: Click Login or Sign Up. Create a profile, complete the basic application and then select Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume, and two (2) references. Important: Once your application is complete, please email [email protected] and Betel Fantahun [email protected] with “Midwest Project Leader” in the subject line so we may review your application.

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