Texas Conservation Corps (TXCC)

Actively Recruiting:
Yes

Position title :
TXCC Conservation Crew Leaders and Members - Austin, TX

Deadline to apply :
06/30/2022

Type of Position :
Other

Town, City, Park, etc :
Austin

State / Territory :
Texas

Benefits :
AmeriCorps, Education Award, Health Insurance, Industry-Recognized Certifications, Relocation Assistance, Student Loan Forbearance

Project/Program Focus :
Habitat Restoration, Trails

Attachments/Supplemental Materials :
2022-TXCC-CD-Crew-General-Flyer-2.pdf

Organization/Program Description :

Texas Conservation Corps (TXCC) participants engage in hands-on conservation projects on public lands, coastal regions, National Parks and recreational areas across the Central Southern United States. The Conservation Corps experience builds leadership skills, connection with community, and prepares young people with skills needed to enter the workforce with a strong work ethic and sense of service.

Position Description :

Conservation & Disaster Crews: These crews are focused on conservation projects in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. These members complete habitat restoration and trail projects with a variety of partners, from the National Park Service to Travis County Parks. These crews are based in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio.

Though most of the season will consist of conservation projects, these crews remain on-call and able to deploy should a flood, fire, hurricane, or other disasters occur. TXCC is both a state and federal resource during disasters, and leaders receive training in spontaneous volunteer management, donations management, and the Incident Command System. Common partners include FEMA and the Texas Department of Emergency Management.

*Applications are still being accepted on a rolling basis past the anticipated start dates. Please do not hesitate to apply!*

Crew Members: 18-21 | Crew Leaders: Ages 21-28

Austin: July 11 (Crew Leaders)/July 25 (Crew Members) – June 2, 2023

 

Job Duties :

Members will work on trail improvement and habitat restoration projects led by two adult Crew Leaders! Crews will focus on building conservation skills and engaging in environmental education.

Requirements :

Crew Leader Qualifications – Must Have

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Between the ages of 18-28
  • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
  • Clean 3-year Driving Record (Crew Leaders only)
  • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
  • Prior experience in camping, backcountry travel, or related fieldwork
  • Ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in rugged terrain, often wearing a 45lb backpack and carrying tools.
  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools
  • Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment

Crew Member Qualifications – Must Have

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Between the ages of 18-21
  • Ability to have transportation to and from American YouthWorks locations
  • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
  • Commitment to completing the entire term of service
  • Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Additional requirements can be found on our website here
Additional Benefits :
  • $1,550 or $1,700 per month living allowance
  • $1,374.60-$6,495 | Segal AmeriCorps Education Award: money for qualified student loans, higher education and training programs. Learn more about AmeriCorps and this award.
  • Health insurance
  • Non-private student loan deferment
  • First Aid certification
  • Technical skills training
  • Fundamental skills training
  • FEMA certifications
Contact Information :

Email us with any questions about our programs at [email protected]

Additional Information :

Application Information

Please apply on our website to be considered for this position and begin the interview process!

Crew Leader/Member Applications are found here: https://veoci.com/v/p/form/a6vrjwkwv3tr?c=133766