Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps

Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps

The SCA, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry have launched a multi-year partnership to field a statewide conservation corps program. The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps offers paid work experience, job training, and educational opportunities to teens and young adults as they protect and restore public lands and waters.
Outdoor Corps members will tackle hands-on projects in state parks, state forests and other natural lands. In addition, the program provides learning opportunities in resource management, team leadership, environmental topics and recreation skills. Corps members also will be provided with career development training during their period of employment.

Now Hiring!

10-Month Crew Leaders and Crew Members for the following locations: Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport, Harrisburg, Altoona, Uniontown and Meadville.

2018 Crew Leaders & Members

The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps is hiring for our 10-month program, running February to November, 2018. These positions are open to individuals ages 18 to 25 who will join a team of six, comprised of five members and one leader, working on conservation projects on Pennsylvania’s public lands.

Projects include, but are not limited to, trail maintenance, habitat restoration, vegetation management, facility maintenance and light construction. Members participate in education and training activities related to resource management, environmental topics and recreation skills. Almost all work and activities take place outdoors in all seasons and weather and involve physically demanding labor. (View the full position description here).

Qualified members who demonstrate exceptional leadership skills and work ethic during their positions on the 10-month crew will also gain the unique opportunity to take a seven-week leave from their position and assume the role of crew leader for one of the PA Outdoor Corps youth crews. These crews are comprised of two leaders and 10 members, ages 15 to 18, and run for six weeks during July and August each summer.

To Apply: Download our application instructions to help guide you through the application process. Then follow this link to begin or update your application. Upon completing the application process, please email to let us know you’re interested.

2018 10-Month Crew Leaders

The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps and the SCA seek qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire crew members during our 10-month corps program, running from February to November, 2018.

Crew leaders train, supervise and administer crews of five members, between the ages of 18 to 25, working on a variety of outdoor conservation projects, including trail maintenance, vegetation management, invasive species removal, facility maintenance and light construction. One leader is assigned to each crew and eight leaders total will be hired statewide. For more information about these positions, or to apply, visit our leader hiring page.

Contact Us

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Additional Resources

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