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Desert Restoration Corps Project Leader

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location California - America North
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Company Name SCA - Student Conservation Association
Contact Name HR
Telephone 603-543-1700
Fax 603-543-1828
Email Online Applications
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : 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.
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America's #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire young adults for our Desert Restoration Corps (DRC).

The DRC is a partnership between SCA, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the California Off-Highway Vehicle Commission (CAOHV) which has produced over a decade of monitoring, preserving, and repairing fragile habitat in the Mojave Desert of Southern California. This season the DRC will be composed of 2, 10-member teams in Ridgecrest, CA. Each team will be supervised by 1 Project Leader.

The teams will complete habitat restoration projects aimed at mitigating the impacts of Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use on public lands. These projects are primarily vertical mulch restoration and fence/hard barrier construction. Additional project responsibilities may include, are not limited to: public outreach, route monitoring, route signage, kiosk installation, fence removal, and other conservation projects as needed.

Program Dates: Aug 6, 2013 – July 31, 2014

Primary Responsibilities:

Crew Manager

  • Lead and manage work outcomes and crew dynamics
  • Facilitate team operations: food planning/purchasing, tools & equipment, vehicles, housing arrangements
  • Actively manage project/member risk to maintain a safe work environment

Technical Advisor

  • Assist in the technical skills training of corps members
  • Manage the quality & technique of work performed
  • Promote leadership development within team and evaluate success & potential

Partnership Representative

  • Manage relationship with agency partner
  • Work collaboratively with agency on program logistics
  • Ensure successful and timely completion of work project

Program Administrator

  • Communicate with SCA field support staff as required
  • Complete required program reporting and documentation
  • Manage budget and necessary purchasing for crew and project
  • Ensure compliance with all SCA Risk Management policies & procedures


  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Must have ability to legally work in the US
  • Strong computer skills
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to attend mandatory Project Leader Orientation: (Begins Aug 6, 2013)
  • Current Wilderness First Responder certification & CPR required by the start of the training
  • 8 months experience leading young adults (ages 18-25), prior leadership experience with SCA preferred
  • Experience with conservation work skills or related skills; previous arid land restoration experience preferred
  • Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 10 hours per day, exposed to the elements and must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
  • Valid driver's license and MVR that meets SCA standards required; experience operating 4x4 vehicles preferred
  • Ability to meet SCA's criminal background check standards

Compensation: $545 – 560 per week, depending on experience. Full benefit package available.

To Apply: Click Login or Sign Up. Create a profile, complete the basic application and then select the Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume & 3 references. Once your application is complete, please email leaders@thesca.org with the position of interest listed in the subject line so we may review your application.

SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.

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