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Project Leader – Native Plant Restoration

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 29/01/2012
Company Name SCA - Student Conservation Association
Contact Name HR
Telephone 603-543-1700
Fax 603-543-1828
Email Online Applications
Website Further Details / Applications
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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.


SCA, America’s #1 conservation service organization, seeks a Native Plant Restoration Project Leader located in Arizona.  Work in partnership with Saguaro National Park, Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, and Coronado National Memorial to lead a conservation team in conducting mapping and removal of invasive plant species using a variety of techniques, including pulling and use of herbicides. The team will also will assist other parks and historical sites within the local National Park system to reduce fuel loading in addition to the above work.  The restoration team will be composed of five Corps Members and one Project Leader

Primary Responsibilities: 
Project Leaders are responsible for leading a team of five Corps Members that will be working to control invasive species and restore native habitat over a 6-month period. Project Leaders typically arrive on site five weeks in advance of the team to collaborate with agency partners and SCA staff.  During this 5-week period, Project Leaders develop a detailed service work plan; handle logistics for project implementation, and prepare to train and supervise team members. Project Leaders are expected to: provide a positive, safe and meaningful work environment for their team; coordinate with agency and SCA program staff to orient and train members in all aspects of the project; assure project compliance with all SCA operational standards; and to collect data and complete a final program report and evaluation.   Additional duties include ensuring quality assurance standards are met; managing project outcomes; and documenting and reporting the details of the team’s service, conservation experience, and education.


  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Possess High School diploma, Bachelors degree preferred
  • Strong computer skills and background in GIS
  • Ability to hike up to 4 miles per day on varied terrain in extreme (in excess of 100 degree heat) temperatures while carrying up to a 45-pound backpack
  • Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
  • Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
  • Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification needed
  • Minimum 2 years Leadership experience
  • Field Work/Outdoor experience preferred

Training and Program Dates:

Start – January 9, 2012     End – August 3, 2012 (Dates are subject to change.)


$1030 - $1090 biweekly (dependant on experience)

To Apply:
Login or Sign-up at www.thesca.org/user/register - Select Crew/Project Leader when prompted.  Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume & 3 references.  Applications must be received by January 29, 2010 to be considered. If you are having technical difficulties, please email leaders@thesca.org

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