Overview

Title: Leadership Development Program (LDP) Crew Member  

Crew Structure: 1 Crew Leader, 5 Crew Members  

Location: Based out of Chattanooga, TN, but will be camping and working on various locations across the southeast region.

Season Dates: March 5th - May 10th, 2024 (options to extend service through the 2024 season).

Status: Full-time, seasonal 300-hour AmeriCorps National Service position

Compensation: $600/weekly living stipend, paid biweekly, including a $1,459.26 Segal Education Award upon program completion.

Hitch Schedule: 9 days on, 5 days off. The typical schedule is either 9 days on followed by five days off (During training season) or five days on followed by two days off (During the Summer Season). Depending on proximity to the work site, crews either return to town each day or camp at the project site (we refer to this as a “hitch”) for its duration. The day starts with a stretch circle and safety meeting, which includes two fifteen-minute breaks and a half-hour break for lunch. 

Benefits: Wilderness First Aid and CPR, Leadership Development Training, Public Land Corps Hiring Authority Certificate (upon successful completion of hours), Food & transportation provided while in the field overnight, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment, and other developmental opportunities as available.

Southeast Conservation Corps

Engaging future leaders who protect, restore, and enhance our nation’s lands through community-based service. 

Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC), a program of Conservation Legacy, is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization. SECC selects young adults, ages 18-30, to complete conservation work projects on public lands throughout the Southeast. SECC programs encourage environmental stewardship, foster community partnerships, and emphasize experiential learning. SECC serves a diverse population representative of the Southeast, including youth, graduates, veterans, and a cross-section of ethnicities and income levels. SECC is also an active member of the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (A-DRT), and as such, selected crews may be deployed on Disaster response projects for up to 30 days.  

SECC works with various land management agencies in Tennessee and the Southeast region, such as the United States Forest Service, National Park Service, State Parks, and conservation-based non-profits. Projects vary but include trail construction and maintenance, ecosystem restoration, habitat restoration, fire fuel reduction, public land fencing, invasive weed removal, herbicide applications, and many others. The project work is manual labor based, and most projects require a hike into and out of the project site daily carrying tools and a day pack.    

Crews work in front-country and back-country locations in all types of weather conditions. Schedules may vary, but generally, they are 9 days on and 5 days off for camping crews. Workdays are 10-hour shifts with scheduled breaks throughout the da

Tagged as: Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders

About Southeast Conservation Corps

Empowering young adults to cultivate compassion, responsibility, and grit through community service, hard work, and environmental stewardship.

Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC), a program of Conservation Legacy, is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization. SECC selects young adults, ages 18-30, to complete conservation work projects on public lands throughout the Southeast. SECC programs encourage environmental stewardship, foster community partnerships, & emphasize experiential learning. SECC serves a diverse population that is representative of the Southeast, including youth, graduates, veterans, and a cross-section of ethnicities and income levels. SECC is an active member of the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team & as such, selected crews may be deployed on Disaster response projects for up to 30 days.

Application Instructions

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