Title: AmeriCorps Crew Member – Adult In-Town Crew
Season Dates: July 31, 2023 – November 17, 2023 (16-weeks)
Reports to: Crew Leader, Field Supervisor
Status: Full-time, seasonal, exempt 450-hour AmeriCorps National Service Position   
Stipend: $600 per week, paid biweekly. A $1,718.25 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the program.
Location: Crew will be based out of Chattanooga, TN and will be working at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park located in Chickamauga, GA.
Benefits: Transportation to and from project, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment. Members will also receive orientations and trainings as available. Members will earn hours towards a PLC Hiring Authority.
Crew Structure: 1 Crew Leader, 1 Assistant Crew Leader, 6 Crew Members

SECC’s In-Town crew engages motivated young adults, ages 18-30, 35 for veterans, and will be working in partnership with the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. Crew member will participate in a program that combines training and education with impactful conservation and service projects throughout the local area.  The crew members will perform heavy manual labor related to environmental conservation and restoration projects. Crews work in frontcountry locations in all types of weather conditions. As such, members should be open to adapting to various climates.

Crew Members effectively learn and apply new environmental conservation skills/restoration skills/outdoor-living skills, actively participate in environmental education activities, practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned, and use, maintain and repair hand and power tools as necessary. 

Project work may vary due to seasonality and environmental safety concerns but will focus on construction of trail structures such as turnpikes, but may also include:

Trail design
Trail construction and maintenance
Watershed restoration
Corridor clearing
Habitat restoration
Fence installation/repair
Tree planting
Invasive species removal
Community service

Tagged as: Conservation, Crew


Must be between ages 18 and 30, 35 for veterans
Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and provide primary documentation to support this
Must be cleared through an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry, as well as state and federal Criminal History Checks
Must have a high school diploma, GED, or agree to work toward attaining either during term of service (this is essential to obtaining and using the AmeriCorps Education Award)

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.

Application Instructions

Follow the link for full position description and application: https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/4366