Public Lands Fund 2022: Roving Young Adult Crew

Expected Dates
September 21, 2022 to December 16, 2022
Student Conservation Association
Position ID


-Leaders must have a valid drivers license and pass a background check 

-Members must have reliable transportation to the worksite. Bus passes are provided to those who need them 

-Willingness to do outdoor work for 8 hours a day 

-Passion for learning and the environment 

-Must be fully vaccinated for COVID 19 

-All are welcome to apply, BIPOC community members are strongly encouraged.

-Must be available to work on Saturday September 24th 

-Must be able to attend training in Cleveland Ohio from September 28-October 8 


Member Pay: $15/hour, 30-35 hrs/wk  

Leader pay: $700/week 


September 28-October 8

We will train with our partners at Cleveland Metroparks, learning to build and maintain trail on their trail system.  Housing, travel, and food will be included in this training. Members and leaders must be available for this training to qualify.


September 12th - December 9th, 2022  

Monday - Friday, * 9am-4:30pm  

*Must be available to work Saturday, September 24th from 8-12:30 

COVID 19 Vaccination Policy  

Beginning on 1/18/22, all new SCA program participants are required to provide proof of up to date vaccination against COVID-19. Up to date vaccination is defined as having received a booster shot six months after the Pfizer and Moderna primary series and two months after the Johnson & Johnson primary series.  


This Student Conservation Association Public Lands Fund BIPOC Affinity Fall Program Goals are to develop conservation work skills, environmental knowledge and understanding of environmental justice issues, specific to Pittsburgh. Participants provide conservation services in Pittsburgh parks and communities, learn why this work is important, and prepare for future employment opportunities.Opportunities to gain a certification in Wilderness First Aid are provided.  Details of the position include:

This BIPOC Affinity Conservation Corp Crew is an inclusive and intersectional group dedicated to fostering the success of Black, Indigenous, and communities of color with the aim of promoting equity, diversity and inclusion within the cultural heritage conservation profession.

Conservation Work 
You will care for the environment by building and maintaining trails, removing invasive plants and vines, cleaning up dump sites and litter, digging, mulching,etc. in the city of Pittsburgh

Environmental Education
You will learn about local environmental topics through classroom activities, discussions, writing projects, and  engaging with guest speakers and influential  conversationalists in Pittsburgh.  Active participation, asking questions, & volunteering ideas is a must in this position.

 Regular Duties and Administrative Tasks
Clean the tools, equipment, work area, and gear cache as needed.  Fill out timesheets correctly, bring in official documentation for any absences, complete appropriate testing and reporting paperwork.

Please note that Thanksgiving Holiday - paid-  will occur November 23-26.


The crew will be working in the following park spaces:
Riverview Park
Frick Park
Emerald View Park
South Side Park

  • Possible chain saw certification or Wilderness First Aid.
  • camping trip in Allegheny National Forest
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Recreation Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected

None listed.