Start/End Dates: May 23 2022 – May 2023
Service Term: 47 Weeks (1700-hour minimum)
Location: Richmond/Berea Kentucky
Stipend: $400.00 per week
Education Award: $6,345.00
• Paid Time Off
• Health Insurance
• Uniform shirts, personal protective equipment, group camping equipment and some individual camping equipment provided, $200 boot stipend
• Loan deferment for qualifying loans
• Food provided while in the field
• Public Land Corps Authority Certificate
• Paid certifications and trainings
Certifications and Trainings included:
• IS-100 (Intro to Incident Command System)
• IS-700 (Intro to the National Incident Management System)
• S-130 (Firefighter Training)
• S-190 (Into to Wildland Fire Behavior)
• L-180 (Human Factors in Wildland Fire Service)
• S-212 (Wildland Fire Chain Saws)
• Red Card via successful completion of the Arduous Pack Test
• Trail construction and Maintenance
• Mental Health First Aid training
• Wilderness First Aid certification
Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC) is seeking crew members for its first ever Leaders of Color Crew.
In this year long program, members will engage in a variety of natural resource management and disaster mitigation projects through fuels management and prescribed burn project work. The Leaders of Color crew provides an open and supportive space where BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) members work with, learn from, and grow alongside one another as members gaining leadership and technical skills, engage in professional development opportunities through trainings and certifications related to fire, natural resource management, and disaster mitigation.
This crew consists of 1 Crew Leader and 4 Crew Members.
As a member of the crew, you will perform manual labor, and complete conservation projects using a variety of manual and power tools. You will be engaged in the program as an AmeriCorps Member and will participate in environmental education and leadership development activities in addition to project work.
Risk management is of utmost importance, and all policies and procedures must be followed.
Projects may include but are not limited to prescribed burns, natural resource management, habitat restoration and fencing, re-vegetation, invasive species removal, trail construction and maintenance and a variety of other local environmental service projects. Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs, including disaster response if the opportunity arises.
• As an entry level position, no field or fire experience is necessary to participate in this program
• To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30
• Must self-identify as a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) community member
• A US citizen that has received (or on track to receive) a high school diploma or GED
• Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting
• Ability to commit fully to the program a
About Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC)
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.