This SCA Corps Team will work alongside Forest Service trail specialists to maintain trails in several designated wilderness areas on the Sequoia National Forest. The team will move around to different locations during their time in the wilderness. They will spike camp in the wilderness and work 10 days on and 4 days off. Team members will be given wilderness first aid and cross-cut saw certification.
Field-life is rugged, and while on work hitches, members should expect to live without electricity, running water, and cell phone reception; additionally, while on hitch, this program is alcohol and substance free.
Training Description (Tentative)
*Please note- this is a tentative training schedule. A full overview and description of training will be issued two weeks prior to the start of training. Additionally, members may receive additional training opportunities depending on project needs.
This team will spend 10 days in the backcountry, and then come out for four days off. The USFS will provide a campsite at an Administrative site on the forest. Members will be expected to work together to ensure that all SCA equipment, vehicles, trailer, and tools are properly maintained and ready for use in the field. Personal vehicles are not recommended for this project. Crew members will have access to an SCA vehicle for transportation to and from work projects.
Ensure project, crew community, basecamp, vehicles, and general safety standards are upheld; full engagement is expected in all work projects and community activities
Interfacing with general public and partner organizations in a manner that reflects positively upon the crew, organization, and agency
Take on role of Hitch Leader for at least one hitch, serving as a professional liaison with SCA Project Leaders, handling the logistics of a project, meal planning, delegating responsibilities, developing emergency response plans, and completing all necessary paperwork.
Recording work totals and creating reports for submission to agency partners; this will include GPS field data collection and post-processing.
Commitment to living and working within an intensive crew environment; interpersonal skills and community living experience are pluses
Commitment to service in working conditions that will include: extreme heat, extreme cold, high winds, and precipitation
Ability to enroll in AmeriCorps Education Award Program
Ability to pass SCA background check
Valid driver’s license; ability to pass Motor Vehicle Records check preferred
*** The COVID-19 pandemic has required SCA to implement several safety protocols and policies to help our teams manage the risks associated with the pandemic. Please review the documents below for SCA's updated organizational response plan and participant agreement form to learn more how our teams will be operating in the field.
SCA COVID-19 Response Plan (updated 1/27/2021)
SCA COVID-19 Participant Agreement Form (updated 1/27/2021)
For Members who have accepted this position (Please click on the links below to review the steps you need to take to prepare for your position)
Preparing for your Corps Team Position
Onboarding for Your Corps Team Position
Trail Corps Team Gear List
Position ID: PO-00731782
Expected Dates: May 23, 2021 - October 16, 2021
32588 Hwy. 190
Springville, CA 93265
Training Provided: Wilderness First Aid, Cross-cut saw certification
Main Area of Focus: Backcountry/Trail work
AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible
Driving Logistics: Not needed
Housing or Stipend Provided?
D. No housing is available
The team will spike camp in the wilderness for 10 days at a time and then have a USFS campsite available on days off
US Citizenship: Yes