Job Type: AmeriCorps
Salary Details: $1,678 per month stipend + AmeriCorps Education Award
Required Experience: 0 – 1 years

See full job and application details at https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-gulfcorps-crew-leader-baton-rouge-louisiana/1900527455

Help protect public lands and preserves along the Gulf Coast as a GulfCorps Crew Leader!

GulfCorps, a project of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), aims to create jobs for hundreds of young adults along the Gulf of Mexico. GulfCorps protects and restores the Gulf’s lands and waters while creating jobs through conservation corps in the five Gulf states (Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas).

For the upcoming season, Louisiana Conservation Corps is looking for dedicated young adults to serve with us. LaCC provides members with hands-on opportunities, extensive training in coastal restoration & conservation, and the freedom to develop personally and professionally. Crews will spend their season completing a variety of conservation projects throughout the region. Projects may include trail construction & improvement, coastal habitat restoration, invasive plant removal, wildland fuel reduction, and more.

Term Dates: 09/01/2021 – 05/27/2022

Job Duties

  • Constructing & maintaining trails
  • Erosion control
  • Construction & upkeep of public land features
  • Remove invasive plant species
  • Wildland fuel reduction
  • Habitat restoration projects
  • Maintaining vehicles, tools, and equipment
  • Camp for up to 10 days at a time
  • Assist with camp duties such as cooking & dishes

Benefits

  • $1,678 per month living stipend
  • AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Non-private student loan deferment
  • Wilderness First Aid & CPR Certification
  • FEMA certifications
  • Technical & fundamental skills training
  • Health insurance
  • Travel & camping opportunities
  • Opportunity to network with partner agencies

Qualifications

  • Five months, or more, of hands-on fieldwork experience, specifically in trail building, habitat restoration, or chainsaw work
  • Aged 21-28
  • 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
  • Ability to pass a Criminal History Check
  • Commitment to completing the entire season
  • Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Willingness to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions; ability to be away on overnight trips for up to 10 days at a time

HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested in learning more about our opportunities or you are ready to apply, please visit our websiteOur online application is the only thing needed to start your interview process.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at jointxcc@americanyouthworks.org or (512) 744-1900 ext. 1313.

We look forward to seeing your application soon!