GulfCorps Conservation Crew

Expected Dates
September 23, 2018 to March 22, 2019
Site
The Nature Conservancy - Gulf of Mexico
Position ID
PO-00725972
With the help of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), The Corps Network (TCN) and the Student Conservation Association (SCA) are excited to announce an opportunity to restore Alabama coastal habitats. Join a team of 10 local young adults to conduct invasive species removal, shoreline restoration, water quality monitoring, trail work, and other activities. Team members will receive certifications and opportunities for future leadership and career opportunities in coastal habitat restoration.

This is a 6-month paid position with weekday hours, typically from 8am until 4pm ($9/hr). Work will mostly be outdoors and will sometimes require heavy lifting and using equipment such as chainsaws. Team members will work under two team leaders that will serve as SCA’s supervisors. All team members are expected to be respectful, on-time, hard working, and aware of conditions to ensure a safe working environment. Preference will be given to applicants that are interested in pursuing an environmental career. 

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  • Members of this Team will participate in the following trainings:
    - Wilderness First Aid
    - CPR
    - Chainsaw skills
    - Herbicide use
    - Water safety and kayak
  • 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 6-month position. 
  • Chainsaw;Other
  • Herbicide application
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Construction
some experience
GIS
some experience
GPS
some experience
Hand Tools
competent with supervision