Conservation Begins Here. The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified young adult applicants (18 to 25 years of age) to serve with the Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps 2019 Program. Members will work on a team of six to complete conservation, recreation and infrastructure projects in Pennsylvania’s State Park and Forest system. Crews meet each day in their program city, and are provided transportation to their worksite.
Program Dates: March 4th to December 6th, 2019 Crew Schedule: Monday - Thursday, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM 2019 Crew Locations: Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport, Harrisburg, Altoona, St. Marys, Meadville and Uniontown Compensation: $12.20 per hour, company-sponsored health insurance and benefits, breakfast and lunch provided Program Description: The SCA, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry have launched a multi-year partnership to field a statewide conservation corps program. The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps offers paid work experience, job training, and educational opportunities to teens and young adults as they protect and restore public lands and waters. Outdoor Corps members will tackle hands-on projects in state parks, state forests and other natural lands. In addition, the program provides learning opportunities in resource management, team leadership, environmental topics and recreation skills. Corps members also will be provided with career development training during their period of employment. Qualifications Applicants must: • Be between the ages of 18 and 25 at the start of the program. • Be able to conduct manual work in outdoor conditions. • Be enthusiastic about working on a diverse crew. • Have an interest in conservation and natural resource management. • Be able to model safe and professional behavior at all times. • MUST HAVE OR SECURE PERSONAL HOUSING IN OR NEAR THEIR PROGRAM CITY. • Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Student Conservation Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified members who demonstrate exceptional leadership skills and work ethic during their positions on the 10-month crew will also gain the unique opportunity to take a 10-week leave from their position to assume the role of crew leader for one of the PA Outdoor Corps high school crews. These crews are comprised of two leaders and 10 members, ages 15 to 18, and run for seven weeks during July and August each summer. To Apply: Visit our position page online for the application instruction details: https://www.thesca.org/serve/program/pennsylvania-outdoor-corps For inquiries about our program, please email us at paoutdoorco...@thesca.org.