Field Leaders: Current Openings

SCA Field Leaders at work, leading, motivating and inspiring young people in environmental work

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Field Leader positions are open to those 21 and older who have strong field experience and a desire to lead, motivate, inspire and guide. Below are some of the field positions that will become available over the next few months.

Training Dates:  01/30/23-02/03/23 (paid mandatory training) 

 

Program Dates: 02/06/23-04/30/23 

 

Location (City and State): Atlanta, GA 

 

Primary Responsibilities: 

As Crew Leader, you will be working to guide and inspire a team of 3 young adults from the Atlanta, GA area. The crew will be working on projects such as extensive invasive species removal at Lindsay Park. This crew will be based out of Lindsay Park. The crew leader will lead crew to remove vegetation, Privet, Kazoo, and English Ivey from the back layer of the park.  In addition, the crew leader will also support crew members with other task such as:  dead tree removal, trash removal, in and around the creek, maintaining roots in the ground, adding mulch berm at top of the hill to slow rain and erosion from the park, and cutting woody privet and treat stump don’t pull it out 1/2 inch or inch and support with treatment for new growth Project monitoring and data collection will also be required throughout the season 

 

Training Dates:  4/17/23 – 5/6/23 (paid mandatory training) 

Program Dates: 5/7/23 – 9/30/23 

Location (City and State): North Fork, ID 

 

Primary Responsibilities: 

SCA, America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire young adults in conservation service projects across Idaho for the 2023 field season.  

Created in 2009, the SCA Idaho AmeriCorps Residential Program is designed to meet the environmental conservation, natural resource protection, community stewardship, and workforce development needs of public land managers in Idaho and the surrounding communities.  22 corps members and staff are housed at the Indianola Ranger Station, located in North Fork ID, and spend each week working on public land management projects in crews of 5-6 people.  In 2023, crews will spend significant amounts of time in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Backcountry trail maintenance in remote locations with outfitter re-supply will comprise at least 2/3 of the field season.  Other projects in 2023 include historic preservation, fuels reduction, developed recreation management, and habitat surveys. 

 

Program Dates:February 27, 2023 – December 15, 2023

 

Location: Multiple locations in Northeast Ohio, primarily the extensive natural areas managed by Cleveland Metroparks 

 

Position Summary: 

Come lead a trail crew completing high-impact projects throughout the surprisingly varied terrain of Northeast Ohio. Project leaders are responsible for daily management and supervision of a Conservation Trail Corps project in front-country sites with members 18 & older. Project Leaders coordinate with a dedicated team at Cleveland Metroparks to plan and implement projects, and with SCA staff to manage crew safety, performance, and logistics in the field. Leaders are required to perform administrative tasks to track project outcomes, approve members timesheets, and manage a field budget as well as completing trail work in an extraordinarily popular park system that sees nearly twice as many visitors each year as the most-visited national park.  

 

Training Dates: 4/17/2023 – 5/12/2023 (paid mandatory training) 

 

Program Dates: 4/17/2023 – 9/2/2023 

 

Location (City and State): Anchorage, AK; Multiple Locations, depending on position placement; Interior, Southeast, Southcentral  

 

 

Primary Responsibilities: 

Project leaders are responsible for daily management and supervision of a Fire Corps team with members aged 18 or older. The Fire leaders will work in a two-person team to manage the team. Project Leaders coordinate with agency partners to plan and implement projects, and with SCA staff to manage crew safety, performance, and logistics in the field.  Leaders are required to perform the administrative tasks to track project outcomes, approve members’ timesheets, and manage a field budget. Leaders are responsible to teach the crew outdoor living skills to meet basic needs of shelter and nutrition throughout the season. Leaders are responsible for meal planning and purchasing, gear acquisition and transportation logistics to/from the work site. 

 

Training Dates: 4/17/2023 – 5/12/2023 (paid mandatory training) 

 

Program Dates:4/17/2023 – 9/10/2023; 1 position will end 10/1/2023 

 

Location (City and State: Anchorage, AK; Multiple Locations, depending on position placement; Interior, Southeast, Southcentral  

 

Primary Responsibilities: 

Project leaders are responsible for daily management and supervision of a Conservation Trail Corps project in a remote site, living and working with members 18 & older. Project Leaders coordinate with agency partners to plan and implement projects, and with SCA staff to manage crew safety, performance, and logistics in the field.  Leaders are required to perform the administrative tasks to track project outcomes, approve members’ timesheets, and manage a field budget.   Leaders are responsible to teach the crew outdoor living skills to meet basic needs of shelter and nutrition throughout the season. Leaders are responsible for meal planning and purchasing, gear acquisition and transportation logistics to/from the work site. 

 

Programs Dates: 12/12/2022

Location: Houston, TX

Position Summary: Texas Community Programs office is currently looking to hire a bilingual Urban Green Educator to support SCAs Urban Tree House Program. In Houston, Urban Initiatives engage underserved youth in hands-on projects in service to nature, transforming their local neighborhoods and creating new possibilities for their futures. Geared to predominantly low-to-moderate income youth of color, the program operates in Houston neighborhoods that have historically lacked adequate and equitable access to nature.

Training Dates:12/13/2022-12/17/2022 (paid mandatory training) 

 

Program Dates:1/14/2023-5/13/2023 

 

Location (City and State): NY Metro Area 

 

Primary Responsibilities: 

This position will take place 1-2 weekends per month from January 2023 through May 2023. In order to be eligible, you must be able to participate in the program on the scheduled weekends. Weekends will consist of a service project at a local NYC park.  You will be asked to meet onsite as transportation will not be provided.  All the park locations will be easily accessible via public transportation.  

 

Position Length: 1/9/2023 – 8/19/2023 

 

Project Leader Training and Planning Period: 1/9/2023 – 2/5/2023 

 

Position Summery: Come lead multiple crews throughout the American West.  Project leaders are responsible for daily management and supervision of a Conservation Trail Corps project in either backcountry or a front-country site with members 18 & older. Project Leaders coordinate with agency partners to plan and implement projects, and with SCA staff to manage crew safety, performance, and logistics in the field.  Leaders are required to perform the administrative tasks to track project outcomes, approve members’ timesheets, and manage a field budget. 

 

Position Length: 1/9/2023 – 4/22/2023

Project Leader Training and Planning Period: 1/9/2023 – 2/5/2023

Corps Member Training Period: 2/6/2023 – 2/18/2023

Field Work Hitches: 2/19/2023 – 4/15/2023

Position Summary: Project leaders are responsible for daily management and supervision of a Conservation Restoration Corps project in either backcountry or a front-country site with members 18 & older. Project Leaders coordinate with agency partners to plan and implement projects, and with SCA staff to manage crew safety, performance, and logistics in the field.  Leaders are required to perform the administrative tasks to track project outcomes, approve members’ timesheets, and manage a field budget.   

Position Length: 1/9/2023 4/22/2023

Project Leader Training and Planning Period: 1/9/2023 2/5/2023

Corps Member Training Period: 2/6/2023 2/18/2023

Field Work Hitches: 2/19/2023 4/15/2023

Position Summary: Project leaders are responsible for daily management and supervision of a Conservation Trail Corps project in either backcountry or a front-country site with members 18 & older. Project Leaders coordinate with agency partners to plan and implement projects, and with SCA staff to manage crew safety, performance, and logistics in the field. Leaders are required to perform administrative tasks to track project outcomes, approve members timesheets, and manage a field budget.

Training Dates: 1/3/23 – 1/13/23. A portion of this training will be on site in CA (exact location TBD). This is a paid, mandatory training 

 

Leader Program Dates: 1/3/23 - 6/9/23 

 

Location (City and State): Varies, these teams rove throughout USFS Region 8 

 

Primary Responsibilities: 

The 2023 Roving Forest Management Corps Project Leader will work closely with the United States Forest Service (USFS) and a team of three adults (18+) and members for 19 weeks. Project leaders will attend either in-person or virtual leader training and will have time before and after the team is on-site for season set up and closeout.    

 

Training Dates: TBD, December 2022 or January 2023 (paid mandatory training) 

 

Program Dates:Jan-May 2023 

 

Location (City and State)/Partners: 

  • Kisatchie National Forest (Pineville, LA) / US Forest Service 

  • Davy Crockett National Forest (Kennard, TX) / US Forest Service 

  • Natchez Trace Parkway (Roving but based in Tupelo, MS) / National Park Service 

  • Additional positions in Louisiana and Mississippi may be available 

 

Primary Responsibilities: 

The leader will work and live with a crew of four members (18+) that will conduct prescribed burns, prepare fire lines, and complete other conservation tasks under the supervision of a project partner. These crew members will come from diverse backgrounds and may not have fire experience. The leader must have a current red card and 1-2 years of wildfire or prescribed burning experience. In addition to having strong conservation work skills, we are looking for a leader that is emotionally mature and can motivate and inspire their crew members. Various positions are available along the Gulf coast (see list above) and leaders will be placed based on applicant’s qualifications and experience. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis, but those submitted by September 2022 will be given priority. Interviews will start in late-Sept or early-October 2022. 

 

Training and Program Dates: 01/23/2023 - 01/19/2024

 

Location (City and State): The host site for the Veteran Conservation Crew (VCC) is Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary in Upper Marlboro, MD. The VCC works regularly in the Southern Maryland Regional Complex which includes Calvert Cliffs State Park, Cedarville State Forest, Chapel Point State Park, Chapman State Park, Hallowing Point Waterfront Recreation Area, and Rosary Ville State Park, and Smallwood State Park.

 

Primary Responsibilities: 

The Maryland Veterans Conservation Corps Leader is responsible for the on-site and administrative management of the crew through conservation and community service projects on public lands. The leader will oversee a crew consisting of 4 veterans. The Leader spearheads project planning and execution and monitors progress toward completion. Projects may include but are not limited to trail building and maintenance, facilities improvement, recreation management, volunteer coordination, habitat restoration, stream surveys, invasive special removal, hazardous tree removal and tree planting, and carpentry projects for park and visitor use.    

 

Program Dates: Jan 2023Apr/May 2023 

 

Training Dates: TBD, tentatively Dec 


Location: Roving and camping crew, homebase in Greenville, SC 

 

Primary Resonsibilities: The Student Conservation Association (SCA) seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire young adults for an all-female-identifying fire crew. The leader will work and live with a crew of four female-identifying members (18+). The crew will work closely with US Forest Service staff with a focus on fuels reduction and prescribed burning work. The crew will prepare USFS lands for burning and conduct prescribed burning. The crew will also work on other conservation tasks as identified by the USFS throughout the season. This crew will be a roving, camping crew, with a home base in Greenville, SC.