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The Student Conservation Association

Position title : SCA Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps- Team Member

Deadline to apply : 02/01/2019

Type of Position : Corpsmember / Intern

Town, City, Park, etc : Various state-wide

State / Territory : Pennsylvania

Organization/Program Description :

SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.

Position Description :

Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified young adult applicants (18 to 25 years of age) to serve with the Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps 2019 Program. Members will work on a team of six to complete conservation, recreation and infrastructure projects in Pennsylvania’s State Park and Forest system. Crews meet each day in their program city, and are provided transportation to their worksite.

Program Dates: March 4th to December 6th, 2019

Crew Schedule: Monday – Thursday, 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

2019 Crew Locations: Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport, Harrisburg, Altoona, St. Marys, Meadville and Uniontown

Compensation: $12.20 per hour, company-sponsored health insurance and benefits, breakfast and lunch provided

Program Description:

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.

Qualifications

Applicants must:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 25 at the start of the program.
  • Be able to conduct manual work in outdoor conditions.
  • Be enthusiastic about working on a diverse crew.
  • Have an interest in conservation and natural resource management.
  • Be able to model safe and professional behavior at all times.
  • Have or secure housing in or near their program city.

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 10-week leave from their position to assume the role of crew leader for one of the PA Outdoor Corps high school crews. These crews are comprised of two leaders and 10 members, ages 15 to 18, and run for seven 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. For those with an existing application, please update your dates of availability and any other relevant information. Upon completing the application process, please email paoutdoorcorps@thesca.org to let us know you’re interested. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Student Conservation Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

View Position Online: https://www.thesca.org/serve/program/pennsylvania-outdoor-corps

For inquiries about our program, please email us at paoutdoorcorps@thesca.org.

Benefits :

$12.20 per hour, company-sponsored health insurance and benefits, breakfast and lunch provided

Contact Information :

paoutdoorcorps@thesca.org