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Trail Corps Project Leader

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location New York - America North
Town/City Finger Lakes National Forest, New York and Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
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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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), a national force of conservation volunteers is seeking experienced, quality oriented outdoor leaders to supervise a team of corps members responsible for completing a trail inventory project.  Be part of a new SCA initiative working with the USFS, performing Trail Assessment and Condition Surveys (TRACS) of multiple trails throughout the Forests.  TRACS survey tasks include linear measurement, measurement of all trail features, photographing features and conditions, utilizing GPS to gather spatial information and documentation of all of the above. Teams may be provided housing or live in a developed campground for days off, but may also camp in remote locations or spike camps while in the field.  Each team will consist of 1 Project Leader and 2 corps members.  This position is full time, seasonal.

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 with the 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

Position Locations:
Finger Lakes National Forest, New York and Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont
White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire


  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • 1-3 years prior experience supervising young adults in an outdoor wilderness setting
  • 1-2 years previous trail construction experience
  • Experience with GPS/GIS technology strongly preferred
  • Current Wilderness First Responder/CPR certification
  • Possess High School diploma, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
  • Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to hike up to 10 miles per day/ 8 hours per day.
  • Ability to work in an outdoor environment exposed to the elements for extended periods of time

Program Dates: Positions begin in April 9, 2011 with Project Leader Training in Boise, ID.  Members are participating mid-May through end of August.  Leaders end mid-September.

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