Conservation Crew Member – Adult Camping Crew – Spring & Summer 2020

This job has been Expired
Southeast Conservation Corps
Job Overview

Location: Crew will be based out ofChattanooga, TN but will be camping and working out of TN, SC, AL, GA 

Start/end date: 2/16/2020 8/4/2020 (first week is 6-day field-based member orientation) 

Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Exempt 

Stipend: $300/week, paid biweekly.A $3,047.50 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the program. 

Benefits: Food & transportation provided while in the field overnight, uniform shirts, and personal protective equipment. Members will also receive orientations and trainings as available.  

Crew Structure: 1 Crew Leader, 1 Assistant Crew Leader, 6 Crew Members 

Position Summary 

AmeriCorps Crew Members (CM) will work effectively as member of crew, comprised of 6 Crew Members, 1 AmeriCorps Assistant Crew Leader, and 1 Staff Crew Leader. The crew will work primarily in partnership with the National Park Service (Natchez Trace, Southern Campaign of the American Revolution in South Carolina) and the US Forest Service (various National Forests). Crew Members perform heavy manual labor related to environmental conservation and restoration projects, work outdoors in all types of weather and successfully adapt to various climates, and camp overnight outdoors in wilderness areas near work sites for short or extended periods of time. Crew Members also effectively learn and apply new environmental conservation and restoration skills and outdoor living skills, actively participate in environmental education activities, practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned, and use, maintain and repair hand and power tools as necessary. 

SECC is an independent, non-residential program. The Crew Member must supply their own personal outdoor gear and equipment such as a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, day pack, multi-day pack, work pants, hiking/ work boots, etc. SECC will provide group camp equipment, tools, protective gear and transportation between SECC Office and project sites. 


General Qualifications:  

  • Must be between ages 18 and 30. 
  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and provide primary documentation to support this. 
  • Must be cleared through an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry, as well as state and federal Criminal History Checks.
  • Must have a high school diploma, GED, or agree to work toward attaining either during term of service (this is essential to obtaining and using the AmeriCorps Education Award).
  • No previous conservation experience required. 


Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements: 

Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to assist you with some modification unless it alters the fundamental nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of participants or staff, or places an undue financial or administrative burden on the organization. These requirements are written the same for all positions and therefore may not apply directly to your particular position. 

  • Frequently required to walk, hike, sit and talk or listen. 
  • Required to use hands to operate objects, tools or controls, and to reach with hands and arms. 
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the ability to focus. 
  • Required to drive an SECC vehicle.
  • Must be able to speak, understand, read and write English.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Participation and Expedition Behavior
• Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful and difficult conditions. This may require problem-solving on an interpersonal or group level as well as a willingness to accept differences
• Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harassment of others for any reason.
• Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program including conservation projects, education, training and national service. Members must commit to participating in all crew/team activities, including service days in local communities where applicable.
• Effectively communicate ideas and concerns as they arise directly to supervisors, colleagues and organization staff.
• Have the cognitive ability to learn necessary skills and apply them to effectively carry out the service work requirements
• Appropriately represent the Program and AmeriCorps to the public and project partners at all times.