Team Dates: 8/30/2021- 1/30/2022

Locations: Southern TX

Positions based in South Texas

Crew Member (Preference given to local applicants)

Our crew members don’t need any previous experience. As long as you have a passion for the outdoors, are interested in pursuing a career in the environment, and are a hard worker, you’ll be a great fit for our program! This is a seasonal position, $9/hr.

Join a team of 4 local young adults to conduct invasive species removal, shoreline restoration, water quality monitoring, trail work, and other activities. Team members will receive certifications and opportunities for future leadership and career opportunities in coastal habitat restoration.

This is a paid position with weekday hours (Mon-Thurs, 8A – 5P and Fri 8A – 230P). Food and housing are not included. Work will mostly be outdoors and will sometimes require heavy lifting and using equipment such as chainsaws. Team members will work under two team leaders that will serve as SCA’s supervisors. All team members are expected to be respectful, on-time, hard-working, and aware of conditions to ensure a safe working environment.

The South Texas Refuge Complex Corps Team, made up of one Project Leader and four Crew Members (ages 18+), will work on US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) lands in the southernmost areas of Texas for 22 weeks.

The South Texas Refuge Complex Corps Team will focus primarily on mapping invasive species across almost 9,554 acres in Hidalgo, Starr and Cameron Counties. This is a research project with two higher education partners and it is important work that will reduce the risk of wildfire and improve habitat for migratory birds on USFWS lands. This team is for those who love a physical challenge! This team can expect to work regularly in an extremely hot and humid environment on tough projects.

Preference will be given to local applicants that are interested in pursuing an environmental career.

Training Provided
Members of this team will participate in the following training:
– Wilderness First Aid
– Chainsaw skills
– Herbicide use
– Water safety and kayak

Professional Development Opportunities
Team members will have the opportunity to meet and work alongside partners from numerous environmental agencies in coastal Alabama. Professional opportunities such as leadership development, risk management, resume building, and career advancement will also be available. The goal of this program is to place members in environmental careers at the end of the 6-month position.

Need to Operate
Chainsaw; Other
Herbicide application

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Crew, Support Staff, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


Driving Logistics: Valid Drivers License Needed

Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoor

US Citizenship: Required

Required Skills:

Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt

Education, Training & Skills Expected

Ecology & Restoration: some coursework or experience

Resource Management: some coursework or experience

Construction: some experience

GIS: some experience

GPS: some experience

Hand Tools: competent with supervision

About Student Conservation Association

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s conservation corps. Our members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states

Application Instructions

For more information: Contact Valeria Casas, SCA’s TX Community Programs Manager at [email protected] For more about the GulfCorps program, visit https://www.thesca.org/serve/program/gulfcorps-conservation-crew. To Apply: Go to https://www.thesca.org/usfws-lrgnwr-remote-sensing-corps-crew Once your application is complete and submitted, you must email Valeria Casas at [email protected] with the subject line: “Remote Sensing Corps Crew” so we know to review your application.