TCEQ Riparian Restoration City Corps DUPLICATE PO

Expected Dates
July 15, 2021 to September 30, 2021
Site
TCEQ
Position ID
PO-00732164

Riparian Restoration Corps:

 

The SCA, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and The Houston Parks and Recreation (HPARD), are looking for a detail-oriented, highly motivated, and independent conservation team member to join the 2021 Riparian Restoration Conservation Corps Team.

 

Program Dates: ­ 10/04/2021- 12/5/2021

Leader Dates: 9/27/2021- 12/12/2021

Leader Training Dates: ­ September 13- September 24 (mandatory paid training) 

 

Primary Responsibilities:

This team will design and carry out hands-on riparian restoration projects in partnership with TCEQ and SCA in Houston Parks and Recreation sites. 

 

Responsibilities can include: 

  • Conducts prairie and riparian habitat restoration 
  • Works in the HPARD greenhouse to propagate plants for habitat restoration.(To be confirmed)
  • Performs trash cleanup of riparian areas.
  • Conducts invasive species removal using mechanical and/or chemical methods.
  • Lead community outreach events to educate citizens about the value of native habitat.
  • Maintains, calibrates, and operates SCA technical equipment.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

In addition to the restoration projects, the team will also lead three Saturday volunteer service events in the communities

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Project sites: Stuart, Reveille, and Carlton Parks.

 

This will be an opportunity explore new skills and undertaking tasks that will impart lasting benefits to recreation sites. The program composition will consist of 1 Project leader 5 Conservation Team Members and will be managed by the SCA Houston Program Manager.

 

This is a partnership with Houston Parks and Recreation Department and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

 

Benefits:

  1. Member pay: Hourly wage of $10hr x 40 hrs per week 
  2. AmeriCorps Ed Award enrollment for 300 hr award which totals to $1,311.11. ( Members only and this is a separate perk from the pay)  The Team Members in this position must accept the AmeriCorps education award.

 

Qualifications:

 

  1. Commitment to service in working conditions that will include extreme temperatures, high humidity, precipitation, and busy public areas
  2. Commitment working within an intensive crew environment; interpersonal skills are strongly desired

  3. Valid driver’s license and ability to pass Motor Vehicle Records check preferred (only participants 21+ will eligible to drive work vehicles)
  4. Members must be 18+ to be considered for this team
  5. Ability to pass SCA background check
  6. Must commit to the entire program and local to the Houston area

SCA1957

  • Houston Parks
  • Chainsaw Herbicide and Plant ID
  • Chainsaw;Other
  • Chemical Application
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected

None listed.