Training Dates: 4/29-5/20 (Indian, AK) for preparation and mentorship with SCA staff. Red Card trainings will follow.
Program Dates: 5/20-8/23 with members
Location (City and State): Based out of Anchorage, AK for training, then working in various National Parks in Alaska
Primary Responsibilities: The SCA Alaska Female Fire Corps team is open to any female-identifying or non-binary person interested in a career in wildland fire, fire ecology, or fire management. The mission of this affinity team is to increase gender diversity and representation in Wildland Fire and to provide a safe and challenging learning environment. Leaders are expected to work with the National Park Service to provide oversight and professional mentorship to young adults.
Leader Benefits and Compensation:
$800 weekly salary
$1170 travel stipend
Food, lodging, and work-related transportation are provided during the season (not including personal trips or optional stays outside of the work location)
Paid training in: Conservation Work Skills, leadership and risk management, National Park Service Red Card (first aid, S-212, S-130, S-190, L-180, I-100, and IS-700), and continued mentorship throughout the season
Experience working with young adults (especially 18-25 years old); teaching or environmental education a plus
Proficiency with a chainsaw without supervision (bucking, felling, and basic maintenance skills are required). Formal training and some form of certification strongly preferred.
Experience with conservation work skills or related skills preferred– i.e., trail maintenance/ construction, habitat restoration, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening
About Student Conservation Association
Today, SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. Members participate in a variety of capacities and contexts. Beyond national parks, members work on marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, and community green spaces in our nation’s urban centers. Members do land management, habitat restoration, trail building, disaster rehabilitation or prevention work, environmental education, public outreach, and more.