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SCA Adirondack AmeriCorps: Project Leader

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location New York - 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
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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Conservation Begins Here.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA), a national force of conservation volunteers is seeking experienced, quality oriented outdoor leaders to supervise a team of up to 20 corps members responsible for completing habitat and cultural resource restoration and trail projects in the 6 million acre Adirondack State Park.  Working in partnership with the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps) SCA Adirondack AmeriCorps teams will use traditional trail skills, restoration techniques, carpentry skills, and hard labor, to complete an array of projects.  Typical past projects have included, new trail construction, extensive timber bridge construction, removal of invasive vegetation, fire tower restoration, historic building restoration, and trail maintenance.  

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 kitchen duties

Technical Advisor

  • Supervise and assist the work skills training of corps members
  • Manage the quality & technique of trail work performed
  • 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 and NY DEC in a positive and professional manner


  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Previous trail construction experience and the knowledge and ability to perform trail construction and maintenance work in both wilderness and non-wilderness settings
  • 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 including camping and hiking for extended periods of time; up to 5-10 days per hitch
  • Must have personal vehicle, mileage will be reimbursed at $0.40/mile
  • Have working knowledge of safely operating power and hand-tools
  • Chainsaw experience and certification preferred
  • Rigging/Grip hoist experience preferred
  • Experience managing a program budget preferred
  • Completion of an SCA Work Skills Session preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
  • Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards

Program Dates: Positions begin April 28th and end October 26th, 2013

Compensation: Salary $540 per week, paid biweekly.  Meals and housing provided. Tents and group gear provided for backcountry work projects

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“Adirondack Project Leader” in the subject line.

SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.
For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org

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