Student Conservation Association (SCA)

SCA Texas Fire Corps Project Leader

Posted: November 26, 2018
Location: Horseshoe Bend, Texas
Time Commitment: Program Dates: January - May


The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire young adults for the Fire Corps programs in Horseshoe Bend, Texas.

Manage a fire crew composed of young adults, located in Texas. Manage the team as they conduct prescribed burns and other fire management activities.

Job Responsibilites

  • Act as a Crew Supervisor, by facilitating teamwork, managing field-based tasks, and guiding crew dynamics
  • Serve as an Advisor, by training members in technical conservation work skills, mentoring personal and professional development, and teaching environmental stewardship
  • Act as a Project Manager, by communicating with agency park partners, ensuring successful and timely completion of work projects, and upholding a positive representation of SCA
  • Perform tasks as a Program Administrator, by organizing logistics, completing documentation, managing a budget, and communicating with SCA staff

Required Qualifications

  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Must have ability to legally work in the U.S.
  • Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
  • Current Red Card and S-212 certifications preferred Firefighter Type 2
  • Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
  • Must be able to attend mandatory Crew Leader training: 1/2/19 – 1/11/19
  • Current Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification (Wilderness First Responder preferred)
  • Experience working with young adults, teaching in an educational environment a plus
  • Experience with conservation work skills or related skills preferred – i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening
  • Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements and most occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
  • Preferred skill set: Experience leading fire crews, “red card” (Firefighter Type 2) certification, forestry, outdoor education and/or related subjects: plant identification; map & compass skills; camping skills; enthusiasm for the outdoors; and a sense of adventure.

Desired Qualifications

Preferred skill set: Experience leading fire crews, “red card” (Firefighter Type 2) certification, forestry, outdoor education and/or related subjects: plant identification; map & compass skills; camping skills; enthusiasm for the outdoors; and a sense of adventure.

Salary and Benefits

$600/week total salary, travel allowance, housing and meals provided.

Application Process

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