|Service Position Title:||Alabama Conservation Corps (ALCC) Crew Member|
|Days and Hours of Service:||Monday through Thursday (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM) and Friday (8:00 AM – 2:30 PM)
Some nights and weekends may be required.
|Start Date:||September 11, 2023||End Date:||March 1, 2024|
|Host Site Address:||The Student Conservation Association (SCA), 853 Dauphin St., Suite C, Mobile, AL 36602|
|Host Site – Staff Contact||Sara Boccardo, Program Manager, 251-459-2328, [email protected]|
|Primary Service Site Address:||Various sites, Mobile and Baldwin County|
|Primary Service Site Supervisor/Coordinator Contact:||Amber Rooney, AL Program Coordinator, 251-301-8115, [email protected]|
|Program Overview:||As part of the Student Conservation Association (SCA) Alabama Conservation Corps (ALCC) team, you’ll serve with 12 young adults to conduct invasive plant species treatment and removal, trail and boardwalk creation and maintenance, prescribed burning and preparation, and related conservation service activities. Team members will receive certifications and opportunities for future career opportunities in coastal habitat restoration.
The ALCC Program is focused on providing young adults opportunities to grow competitive skills in the field of natural resource management to prepare them to move into jobs with project partners after their term of service. Our partners include federal, state, local, and non-profit environmental agencies. Skills will include hands on conservation service experience, professional development training, and nationally recognized certifications.
Service will mostly be outdoors and will sometimes require heavy lifting (~50 lb) and using equipment such as chainsaws and brush cutters. Team members will be supervised in the field by an experienced SCA Crew Leader. All team members are expected to be respectful, on-time, hardworking, and aware of conditions to ensure a safe service environment.
SCA is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.
|Academic Requirements:||High school diploma or equivalent.|
|Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:||
|Physical, Emotional, and Intellectual Demands:||Emotional and Intellectual Requirements:
|Service Conditions:||Service is performed primarily outdoors. Some classroom time will be required when weather conditions are not ideal for outdoor service or when required professional development activities are due.|
|Equipment Used:||Hand tools, herbicide and herbicide application equipment, power tools, and chainsaws.|
|Commitment Required:||The SCA ALCC Program’s term of service is a 6-month (Half-Time HT, 900 hours) commitment that will last (September 11, 2022 – Feb 1, 2023).|
Position ID: PO-00734659
Expected Dates: September 11, 2023 - March 1, 2024
Training Provided: Members of this Team will participate in the following trainings: - Wilderness First Aid - CPR - Chainsaw skills - Wildland fire - Herbicide use
Professional Development Opportunities: Team members will have the opportunity to meet and work alongside partners from numerous environmental agencies in coastal Alabama. Professional opportunities such as leadership development, risk management, resume building, and career advancement will also be available. The goal of this program is to place members in environmental careers at the end of the 8-month position.
This position qualifies for an AmeriCorps Education Award.
*All allowances are subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes.
It is SCA’s policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared results prior to the position’s start; this includes being fingerprinted for the FBI check. Otherwise, the AmeriCorps award will be removed or the position’s start date will be delayed due to non-compliance.
Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt
AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible
Driving Logistics: Not needed
Housing or Stipend Provided?
D. No housing is available
US Citizenship: Yes