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Field Project Leaders, 2012 Alternative Spring Break, Joshua Tree NP

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location California - America North
Town/City Joshua Tree National Park
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 31/01/2012
Company Name SCA - Student Conservation Association
Contact Name HR
Telephone 603-543-1700
Fax 603-543-1828
Email Online Applications
Website Further Details / Applications
SCA - Student Conservation Association logo
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) the nation’s leading conservation service organization for young people is seeking two experienced, quality-oriented outdoor leaders to assist in the supervision of two groups of 30 college student volunteers during this upcoming Spring Break.  

The SCA teams will work in partnership with Joshua Tree National Park staff to support and complete various park programs and projects.

Projects could include:

  • Invasive Species removal
  • Native plant restoration
  • Trail construction maintenance and repair
  • Raptor Monitoring

This project is scheduled to be completed in two sessions:   

1st Session:  March 11 - March 17, 2012 
2nd Session: March 25 – March 31, 2012   

Joshua Tree National Park will provide general project oversight, plans, materials, tools, and personal protective gear for the projects.         

The SCA Project Leader is responsible for coordinating with the SCA Program Coordinator and Park Staff on the implementation and evaluation of the project, as well as safely supervising the team in all aspects of their work. This is a full-time, temporary, position.

SCA intends to provide employment opportunities with the SCA Conservation Corps program following successful completion of this project.     

Period of Employment: March 4 – March 31, 2012 (4 weeks)


  • Coordinate with the SCA Program Coordinator/NP staff to assist in the plan for project implementation.
  • Assist in the coordination of all aspects of orientation and training of volunteers.
  • Directly supervise volunteers on the project.
  • Have a working knowledge and comply with all SCA/NP policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with the SCA Program Coordinator and NP staff to provide education and entertainment opportunities for the volunteers
  • Assist in the management of all logistics for the project, including vehicles, camp set up, meals, equipment, supplies, and safe transportation of volunteers to/from airport.   Requires travel.
  • Assist SCA Program Coordinator with program management including but not limited to budget management and reconciliation.
  • Manage all aspects of SCA Safety and Risk Management protocols.
  • Facilitate building an environment that promotes teamwork between SCA and the NP.
  • Represent SCA/NP in a positive and professional manner.
  • Coordinate with and report to SCA Program Coordinator to ensure full compliance with program standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • 21 years of age or older.
  • 1-2 years previous field work experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • 2-4 years prior experience in supervising young adults in an outdoor, setting.
  • Wilderness First Aid/CPR certification.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, strong work ethic are required.
  • Self starter ability to work independently and as part of a large team.
  • Able to carry heavy loads up to 50 pounds and be able to work in outdoor environment exposed to the elements including camping and hiking for extended periods of time.
  • Have a valid driver’s license, good driving record and be approved to drive adhering to SCA’s driving policies.
  • Have working knowledge for safe operation of power and hand-tools.


Starting salary: $545 per week for the 4-week period.  Relocation travel reimbursement to/from the park up to $500.  Meals provided.  Program Vehicles will be provided to transport the team for project purposes.  Accommodations will be a front country group campground with pit toilets.  

This position will require the individual to use their own personal gear (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad) for the duration of the project.  SCA will provide all gear to set up a group kitchen including stoves, water filters, coolers etc.

To Apply: 

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. Select Crew/Project Leader when prompted.  Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume & 3 references.

If you are having technical difficulties, please email your cover letter, resume, and 3 references to leaders@thesca.org with ASB – JTree Field Project Leader in the subject line. 
Applications must be received by January 31st, 2012 to be considered.

SCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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