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Texas Conservation Corps

Position title : Integrated Resources Crew Leader

Deadline to apply : 11/22/2019

Type of Position : Crew Leader

Town, City, Park, etc : New Waverly

State / Territory : Texas

Organization/Program Description :

Protect Texas’ Forest and Grasslands as part of the Integrated Resource Crew!

Texas Conservation Corps (TxCC), a program of American YouthWorks, partnering with the US Forest Service Southern Region, has positions available offering extensive training and certifications in wildland firefighting and natural resource management.  TxCC’s Integrated Resource Crews are an AmeriCorps opportunity for adults interested in working outdoors. 

Position Description :

Integrated Resource Crew Leaders will spend their season completing a variety of fire response activities, prescribed burns, conservation projects, and cyclical maintenance objectives on US Forest Service National Forests and Grasslands of Texas sites.  Both Crew Leader and Crew Member positions are available. Crew leaders are selected based on previous leadership and relevant experience and have the added responsibility of guiding crews through their day to day field activities. TxCC is looking for participants with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn and work within a diverse crew! This is a six month paid AmeriCorps position. 

Job Duties :
  • Preparation and implementation of prescribed fires
  • Constructing/maintaining trails on US Forest Service lands
  • Removing invasive and exotic plant species from parks and public lands, including chainsaw removal of trees
  • Work in a crew of 3-5 other AmeriCorps members to complete projects on public lands
  • Maintaining vehicles, tools, and equipment including chainsaws, power tools, and hand tools (shovels, picks, rakes, pulaskis, etc.)
  • Leading and facilitating service projects 
  • Providing guidance to crew members including reflection, conflict resolution, and technical training 
  • Communicating with partners, contractors, program staff, site supervisors, volunteers and other members to ensure the execution of a quality program and quality projects 
  • Wear required TxCC uniform displaying AmeriCorps logo daily
  • Program Trained Driver 
Requirements :
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Between the ages of 18-28 for non-veterans and up to 35 for veterans
  • Open to military or non-military personnel, veterans are highly encouraged to apply
  • US Citizenship or Lawful Permanent US Resident
  • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check (prohibiting Sex and Violent Crime offenders)
  • Ability to hike 3-10 miles per day in rugged terrain while carrying tools
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather types while doing hard, often repetitive, labor with hand & power tools
  • Ability and interest to work with a diverse group of people
  • Commitment to complete entire six month term of service
Benefits :
  • $852.44 bimonthly 
  • $3,097.50 AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Student loan deferment
  • Wilderness First Aid & CPR Certification
  • S212 Wildland Fire Chainsaw Training
  • S130 Firefighter Training / S190 Intro to wildland fire behavior (allowing participants to work in Wildland Fire Jobs after service)
  • Arduous Pack Test and Red Card FFT2 certification
  • Technical, professional, and soft skills training
  • Free health insurance
  • Travel & camping opportunities on public land sites in TX, LA, AZ
  • Housing search assistance  
  • Opportunity to network with partnering agencies: Including US Forest Service, Texas Forest Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and National Park Service
Contact Information :

Please contact Emily, the Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator for TxCC, at [email protected] or 512.810.7505