USFWS Remote Sensing Corps Crew

The Student Conservation Association

About the organization

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s conservation corps. Our members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states.

Duties

Team Dates: 8/30/2021- 1/30/2022

Locations: Southern TX

Positions based in 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.

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.

The South Texas Refuge Complex Corps Team, made up of one Project Leader and four Crew Members (ages 18+), will work on US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) lands in the southernmost areas of Texas for 22 weeks.

The South Texas Refuge Complex Corps Team will focus primarily on mapping invasive species across almost 9,554 acres in Hidalgo, Starr and Cameron Counties. This is a research project with two higher education partners and it is important work that will reduce the risk of wildfire and improve habitat for migratory birds on USFWS lands. This team is for those who love a physical challenge!

Qualifications

Need to Operate: Chainsaw; Herbicide application
Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt


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

Salary

$9/ hour

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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: Go to https://www.thesca.org/2021-gulfcorps-conservation-texas-crew-member 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.

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