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Project Leader: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Corps Team

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location Indiana - America North
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level Mid 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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The Student Conservation Association (SCA), a national force of conservation volunteers is seeking an experienced conservation leader to supervise a team of 4 corps members for 8 months who will be responsible for implementing green storm water best management practices (BMPs) in the Marquette Park Lagoon in Indiana. The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) will partner with the City of Gary/Gary Storm water Management District and Student Conservation Association (SCA) to install BMP’s in the lagoon which has been impacted by sedimentation and nutrient runoff from storm water outflows originating in the Miller neighborhood of Gary, Indiana. In collaboration with community organizations, residents, the City of Gary, and SCA, the project will create jobs for unemployed residents in the area while reducing the impacts of nonpoint source pollution on the Marquette Park Lagoons. The BMP’s will include installing native rain gardens, bioswales and other conservation practices, and working with the neighboring community to install rain barrels at their residences.  The 241-acre Marquette Park is one of Northwest Indiana’s most admired and ecologically unique parks. Capital improvements, which are laid out in the MPLEMP, improve access to and circulation within the park, preserve and strengthen the park’s natural features, provide new recreational and educational amenities, and restore the park’s signature historic and natural facilities. Marquette Park is located at the southern tip of Lake Michigan and is the headwaters of the Grand Calumet River.

Primary Responsibilities:
Crew Manager

  • Lead and manage work outcomes and crew dynamics
  • Facilitate team operations: food planning/purchasing, tools & equipment, vehicles
  • Actively manage project/member risk to maintain a safe work environment
  • Assist and train corps members in the conservation skills necessary for the project

Technical Advisor

  • Supervise and assist the work skills training of corps members
  • Manage the quality of the BMP’s being implemented
  • Actively manage project/member risk to maintain a safe work environment
  • 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

  • Assist SCA Program Manager to complete required program reporting and documentation
  • Assist SCA Program Manager in budget management and reconciliation
  • Ensure compliance with all SCA Risk Management policies & procedures
  • Represent SCA in a positive manner.


  • 21 years of age or older.
  • Previous experience with Storm water management.
  • Ability to work with various agencies to complete project outcomes
  • Wilderness First Responder/CPR certification
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, strong work ethic are required.
  • Self-starter ability to work independently and as part of a team.   
  • Able to carry heavy loads up to 50 pounds and be able to work in outdoor environment exposed to the elements.  
  • Have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, clean background check and be approved to drive through SCA standards.
  • Must have a personal vehicle
  • Have working knowledge of safely operating power and hand-tools.
  • Experience managing a program budget preferred
  • Experience working with diverse populations and workforce development type programs is preferred.
  • Completion of SCA Project Leader Orientation and experience leading SCA teams is preferred.

Program Dates: Position begins March 1st and ends Dec 1st 2013– 10 months for the Project Leader – members work for 8 months.

Compensation: Salary $545 per week, paid biweekly.  Housing will not be provided and leader will need to find housing in close proximity to the project site.

* Health and Dental * Basic Life Insurance * Short Term Disability * Long Term Disability * Flexible Spending Account * 403(b) Savings Plan * Generous Paid Time Off * Community Service Leave * Casual Dress

To Apply: Login or Sign-up. Select Crew/Project Leader when prompted.  Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume & 3 references.  Once your application is submitted, please email leaders@thesca.org with“GLRI Team Leader” in the subject line.

SCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to workforce diversity.

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