Environmental Stewardship Individual Placements
|Length||Full-time, temporary, lasting a minimum of 8 weeks|
|Location||Southwestern USA and other areas nationwide.|
|Living Allowance||Living allowance varies depending on specific placement|
|AmeriCorps Award(if applicable)||AmeriCorps member are eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of the education award is dependent upon length of service.|
|Start Date||Start dates occur year round – most are summer positions|
Environmental Stewardship Individual Placement Program Overview – Better the land – Better yourself!
The Southwest Conservation Corps has a variety of environmental stewardship individual placement programs throughout the Southwestern USA and in other areas throughout the US. These programs engage and place individuals into positions with federal, state and local management agencies and environmentally focused non-profits. Members complete one or more projects focused on natural resource management, inventory, assessment, restoration, and/or protection. Members may also help with outreach and education activities focused on environmental education and environmental stewardship. SCC and partner sites provide opportunities for professional development and training as related to the specific position the member is engaged in. All members will be responsible for insuring a safe working environment and conducting job hazard analyses when required. Members are responsible for their own housing unless otherwise indicated by a specific project partner.
Members are generally expected to spend between 36-40 hours a week completing environmental service projects, education sessions, and/or trainings. Positions that are primarily field based may require overnights in the field. In addition to service projects, education and training, members will also be asked to complete basic reporting requirements on a timely basis.
Members are placed and serve in locations throughout Southwestern USA and in other areas nationwide. Please see the bottom of this announcement for states/locations currently available. Project partners include the National Park Service, National Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Office of Surface Mining, Bureau of Reclamation, US Fish and Wildlife Service and community based non-profit organizations including the Nature Conservancy and local watershed organizations.
Commitment – Members must make a strong commitment to complete all aspects of the program including environmental service projects, professional development, education training and other community activities that may arise.
Safety -You will be expected to take a serious attitude toward safety all day and every day.
Professionalism –Members must be willing to appropriately represent the SCC, SCC’s partners and national service if participating in AmeriCorps.
Technology – The use of technology is limited to personal time during the day as determined by SCC staff and/or SCC partners. Individuals must agree to adhere to the technology guidelines outlined in the Corpsmember handbook.
Substance Free – In accordance to a drug free workplace, alcohol, tobacco and drugs are prohibited while participating in any SCC or SCC partner activities.
Fitness – Members maybe expected to complete projects that involve heavy lifting, hiking, and living outdoors for an extended period of time.
Citizenship – Corpsmember must be a United States Citizen or Permanent Resident
Criminal History – AmeriCorps members must pass a criminal history check as prescribed by the Serve America Act. Projects rarely involve providing education or other human services to the public and are designed not to have recurring access to vulnerable populations, but if they do additional criminal history checks may be necessary.
How to Apply
Please CLICK HERE for the on-line application.
SCC accepts information via an online application process that collects applicant personal information, skills, dates available and preferred work location. This information is then used to help SCC staff match qualified applicants with positions currently available. SCC staff will contact qualified applicants upon receipt of application for further follow-up. If you are applying to a specific partner and/or SCC regional office please make sure you indicate that on your online application to insure proper processing.
Please use the contact information below:
Michael Rendon -Environmental Stewards Program Director
firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-403-0149
Please visit: www.environmentalstewards.org