Student Conservation Association

Actively Recruiting:
Yes

Position title :
2021 GulfCorps Conservation Texas Crew Member

Deadline to apply :
07/30/2021

Type of Position :
Corpsmember / Intern

Town, City, Park, etc :
Corpus Christi

State / Territory :
Texas

Project/Program Focus :
Coastal Restoration, Construction/Masonry, Habitat Restoration, Invasive Species Mngmt, Landscaping, Trails, Wildlife Mngmt, Young Adult Programs (18+)

Organization/Program Description :

Started in 2018, the GulfCorps Program restores coastal habitats along the Gulf Coast while creating new jobs for local young adults. Partnering with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and The Corps Network (TCN), with funding from the RESTORE Council to offer this exciting opportunity to coastal Alabama.

To date, more than 50 young adults have served with the SCA through the GulfCorps program and restored more than 3,000 acres of habitat. Our GulfCorps crews conduct invasive species removal, shoreline restoration, water quality monitoring, trail work, boardwalk repair, and other activities. Crew members are paid hourly, while also receiving certifications, career development opportunities, and relevant training in coastal habitat restoration.

In 2021, SCA received additional funding from the RESTORE Council to continue the program for an additional three years. This year, in addition to Mobile, AL, we will also have a crew in South Texas. If you’d like to be a part of our GulfCorps crews, please visit the links below for more information about our current positions.

Position Description :

2021 GulfCorps Conservation Crew Member

Dates: September 2021 –  April 2022 (To be confirmed)

Locations: Southern TX

Positions based in Corpus Christi/ South Texas

Crew Member (Preference given to local applicants)

Our crew members don’t need any previous experience. As long as you have a passion for the outdoors, are interested in pursuing a career in the environment, and are a hard worker, you’ll be a great fit for our program! This is a seasonal position, $9/hr.

Join a team of 5 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 paid position with weekday hours (Mon-Thurs, 8A – 5P and Fri 8A – 230P). Food and housing are not included. 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 local applicants that are interested in pursuing an environmental career.

Training Provided

Members of this team will participate in the following training:
– Wilderness First Aid
– CPR
– Chainsaw skills
– Herbicide use
– Water safety and kayak

Professional Development Opportunities

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.

Need to Operate

  • Chainsaw; Other
  • Herbicide application
Requirements :

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

Driving Logistics

Valid Drivers License Needed

Indoor/Outdoor

Outdoor

US Citizenship

Required

For more information: Contact Valeria Casas, SCA’s TX Community Programs Manager at [email protected]

Contact Information :

For more information: Contact Valeria Casas, SCA’s TX Community Programs Manager at [email protected]

For more about the GulfCorps program, visit https://www.thesca.org/serve/program/gulfcorps-conservation-crew.

To Apply: Click log in or Sign Up. Create a profile, complete the basic application, and then select Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume, and three (3) references. Once your application is complete and submitted, you must email leaders(at)thesca.org and Valeria Casas at [email protected] with the subject line: “GulfCorps TX Crew Leader” so we know to review your application. Interviews will begin late June to mid-July.