2019 Fall Leader Teams Hiring Pool- SCA ALUMNI ONLY

Expected Dates
August 25, 2019 to December 22, 2019
Student Conservation Association
Position ID
Did you have a fantastic time on a crew this year and are you looking for more? SCA Leader Teams offer opportunities for alumni SCA Leaders, adult Corps Members, and Interns to build trails, conserve vital habitats, and protect natural resources for future generations during the off-season. Develop your leadership and outdoor skills further while doing important work alongside your peers.

Program details:
  • Leader Teams include 2 to 5 members per team with 1 leader per team and serve for 2-12 weeks in the spring and fall.
  • 2019 Fall Leader Team Locations- *Newly Announced!* (member dates listed)

    • Alaska Roving Team 1: Denali National Park and Glacier Bay National Park, AK
      Trail, chainsaw, and exotic plant management: 8/4-9/29
      *Optional S-212 chainsaw course offered 8/1-8/3* - *Members need valid passports to travel through Canada to Glacier Bay* - *WFR cert preferred*
    • Alaska Roving Team 2: BLM Fairbanks and Chugach National Forest, AK
      Chainsaw, brush, and trail work, S212 or GOL cert preferred: 8/25-9/28
    • Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, AK
      Trail maintenance work, S212 or GOL cert preferred: 9/1-9/28
    • Voyageurs National Park, MN
      Trail, construction, and rock work: 9/3-9/23
    • Huron Wetland Management District, SD
      Chainsaw and invasives work: 9/6-10/25 *S-212 Chainsaw course included*
    • Mark Twain National Forest, MO
      Chainsaw and trail work, S212 or GOL cert preferred: 9/9-11/3
    • Catoctin Mountain Park, MD
      Chainsaw and trail work, S212 or GOL cert preferred: 9/15-11/15
    • Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
      Trail maintenance work: 10/21-11/15 *Trail training course included*
    • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, GA
      Trail, construction, and invasives work: 10/21-11/15
    • Tentative Team: White Sands National Monument, NM
      Trail maintenance and fencing: 10/20-11/09
    • Tentative Team: New Jersey State Parks: Dates TBA
    • More locations coming soon!

Members will:

  • Complete high-priority and technical trail maintenance and site restoration projects in national, regional, state, or local parks across the country
  • Develop and hone leadership and conservation work skills while working alongside their peers
  • Practice outdoor skills and Leave No Trace principles
  • Live in park provided housing or in tents on site

Eligibility requirements:

  • *SCA ALUMNI ONLY - Must have recently participated in an SCA Program - Former SCA Leaders, Corps Members, and Interns with trail & natural resource management skills are encouraged to apply
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Should be willing to work/live in both frontcountry and backcountry settings
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and/or responsibility
  • Possess trail skills relevant to the project
  • Have positive reviews from Program Manager and Agency Partners


  • Members receive a weekly stipend of $280/week
  • Room and board
  • Travel to/from the site up to $650.00
  • One time $200 uniform stipend for most positions

How to apply:

  • Complete the online SCA LEADER application
  • If you already have an SCA LEADER application, update your dates of availability, certifications, and resume for 2019
  • Email [email protected] with “LEADER TEAMS” in the subject line and your regional preferences so we may review your application

Visit the Leader Teams page for more details!

  • You will learn your specific location when you receive your crew assignment.
  • Recreational opportunities abound during off-time, and are mostly focused on outdoors activities.
  • Chainsaw may be needed on a limited number of crews
Main Area of Focus
Backcountry/Trail work
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some experience
some experience
Hand Tools
competent with supervision
Leadership Experience
competent without supervision
Trail Maintenance
some experience