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Texas Conservation Corps

Actively Recruiting:
No

Position title :
Houston - Summer Youth Crew Leader

Type of Position :
Crew Leader

Town, City, Park, etc :
Houston

State / Territory :
Texas

Benefits :
AmeriCorps, Education Award, Industry-Recognized Certifications

Project/Program Focus :
Habitat Restoration, Invasive Species Mngmt, Young Adult Programs (18+)

Organization/Program Description :

Share your passion and experience as you help guide the next generation of conservationists through projects on public lands in Houston, TX! The Texas Conservation Corps’ Summer Youth Program is an AmeriCorps opportunity for current high school students, recent high school graduates, and college students. Crews spend the summer working on trail improvement & habitat restoration projects throughout the City of Houston and Harris County. Crews operate Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  In nature, we know that communities dominated by one plant or animal are fragile and less productive. What we know to be true in nature we know to be true in the communities we live and serve in. We encourage people of all identities and experience levels to be a part of TxCC and help nurture the productivity & resilience of diversity in our community!

Position Description :

As a Summer Youth Crew Leader, you will have the opportunity to develop as a leader while helping your crew build conservation skills and engage in environmental education through their service. Summer Leaders will facilitate the daily details of crew life, transport crews & materials safely in program vans, and must have a clean driving record. Leaders should have at least 6 months of conservation experience, a positive attitude, and a willingness to work with a diverse crew.

Job Duties :
  • Constructing & maintaining trails 
  • Removing invasive plant species 
  • Planting native species
  • Erosion control
  • Construction & upkeep of public land features
  • Leading & facilitating service projects with young adults
  • Providing guidance to members 
  • Communicating with partners, contractors, program staff, site supervisors, volunteers, and other members
  • Driving crew members and equipment to project sites
  • Maintaining vehicles, tools, and equipment
Requirements :
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Between the ages of 21-28
  • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
  • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
  • Clean 3-year Driving Record
  • Prior experience in camping, backcountry travel, or related fieldwork preferred
  • Interest in working with young adults
  • Ability to hike 3-12 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 to work with a diverse group of people
Contact Information :

You can find more information and apply to serve on our website. Our online application is the only thing needed to start your interview process.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to our Recruitment & Outreach Coordinator at [email protected] or 512.744.1900 ext. 1313.

We look forward to seeing your application soon!