NY Excelsior Conservation Corps - Infrastructure & Sustainability Crew Member (NY Residents Only)

Expected Dates
February 19, 2018 to December 14, 2018
SCA Excelsior Corps
Position ID
Created in 2015 as a Governor’s Initiative, the Excelsior Conservation Corps (ECC) is a ten-month residential AmeriCorps program that partners with the NYS Commission on National and Community Services, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), and the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYSEFC).

From February through December, members of the Infrastructure & Sustainability Crew will work on NYSDEC and NYSOPRHP land, completing projects across New York State. The majority of projects will include historic preservation work, campground/campsite restoration, carpentry projects, and solar panel installation. A typical field project or “hitch” will consist of collaborating as part of a 10 person crew for 5-10 days while living outdoors in a front country location.

*Applicants to the Excelsior Corps position can waive the SCA $25 application fee.  Once you started your application contact [email protected].

*Full immunization record required for this position
  • Members will be housed on the SUNY Brockport campus in dorms and will travel to sites across the state to complete needed stewardship projects, lead large scale volunteer projects where camping accommodations will be provided. Corps members will live in a communal environment at SUNY Brockport and while travelling throughout the state.
  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid/CPR, Carpentry and Masonry, OSHA 10 Hour Construction, Leave No Trace, Conservation Workskills, Leadership, Conflict Resolution, and Teamwork Skills training, Possibility of Chainsaw or Grip hoist and Rigging certification.
  • All members will be trained in disaster response and will be available for deployment in the event that a disaster occurs in the state of NY.
  • There will be a strong emphasis on professional development opportunities in the Excelsior Corps. Members will participate in extensive training prior to engaging in service activities.  All members will receive one week of program orientation,a one-week Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification course, one week of Work Skills training and one week of specialty skills training. Members will be trained in disaster response and recovery and will be available for deployment within the state should a disaster occur. Group training will continue throughout the year with a focus on professional development and highly technical trainings will be provided to meet the needs of individual stewardship teams.  Members will engage in regular professional development workshops and will have time to work on personal and professional goals individually and an Excelsior staff member
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some experience