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Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps Seeks Summer Crew Leaders

June 7, 2017

The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps, managed by the The Student Conservation Association (SCA), seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire youth members for the Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps. Crew leaders train, supervise and administer crews of 10 members, between the ages of 15 and 18, working on a variety of outdoor conservation projects, including trail maintenance, vegetation management, invasive species removal, park maintenance and light construction. Crews work in state parks and forests, as well as community parks. Two leaders are assigned to each crew.

Employment Term:
Training in early June, leader term early July to late August.
PA Crew Locations Available: Erie, Meadville, McConnellsburg, Altoona, Reading, Saint Marys

Primary Responsibilities:
Supervise 10 members between the ages of 15 and 18 in an outdoor setting • Provide technical oversight of field work to ensure quality project outcomes • Promote leadership development on crew through training and education • Mitigate project and member risks to ensure safe working conditions • Coordinate crew operations, including food, equipment and vehicle logistics • Manage crew administration tasks, including member timesheets, budget tracking, project documentation and report writing • Foster relationship with agency partners and act as liaison between crew, agency and SCA staff • Represent SCA in a positive and professional manner

Qualifications:
Must be a minimum of 21 years of age • Must have ability to legally work in the US • Must be available to attend week-long leader training in June • Current Basic First Aid & CPR certification is required and training will be provided  • Experience working with youth or young adults, with outdoor leadership or education a plus • Experience with conservation work skills or related skills, preferred i.e. trail maintenance and construction, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening • Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements and must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more • Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required • Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards •Must secure your own housing in your program city

Compensation:
$15/hr, paid training

Call Peter Gernsheimer at 610-451-0335 ASAP

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