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Do you love the outdoors and want to protect it?
Thinking about a career in the environment? Come join the movement!
The Trail Conference Conservation Corps (TCCC) provides great opportunities for outdoor lovers to become leaders in environmental conservation.
Spend your summer outdoors protecting natural resources, gaining valuable experience in the field, and making a difference in ecosystem-level conservation. The TCCC Invasives Strike Force (ISF) crew mitigates ecological damage by employing the most effective techniques to stop invasive plants in southern NY. Crew members spend most of their time managing invasive plants in the field and will also gain office experience managing data. If you want to lead a team of peers in environmental restoration projects, network with regional leaders in conservation, and build outdoor leadership and management skills, becoming a leader on the Invasives Strike Force crew might be right for you!
The TCCC AmeriCorps crews are trained by industry experts in sustainable trail building, invasive species management, public outreach, volunteer engagement, and outdoor leadership. TCCC members learn and serve outside of the greater NY metropolitan area in one of the nation’s finest systems of public parks. The ISF crew implements the regional strategy of the Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management by surveying areas for new invaders to the region and responding quickly to priority species using best management practices. Members work with a wide range of park partners at multiple sites throughout southern NY and will be supported by the Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Manager and the Director of Land Stewardship. For more information about our Corps, visit www.nynjtc.org/corps.
We are seeking a crew leader who shares our passion for conservation and the outdoors to join us in controlling non-native invasive plant species. Plant identification and management training will be provided, however it is expected that the crew leader will have some experience already. ISF crew members will perform both manual and chemical treatment of invasive plants and will become NY Pesticide Apprentices with opportunity to train and take exams for licensing. This is primarily an outdoor position and includes periods of multi-day camping at work sites. Office days are generally once a week. Weekend work is required with Tuesdays and Wednesdays off.
Service Location: The Lower Hudson Valley of New York
Term of Service: A minimum of 900 hour term of service May 14 through October 26, weekend work required
Duties and Responsibilities:
ISF Crew Leaders are NOT responsible for signing crew member timesheets, evaluating crew member performance, disciplining crew members, enrolling/dismissing crew members, writing and/or signing program reports, managing the program’s payroll and budget.
Required Skills and Attributes:
Preferred Skills and Attributes:
An individual must be at least 18 years of age; have a high school diploma or GED; be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien; pass a three-part national service criminal history check of the national sex-offender registry, state repository check, and FBI fingerprint check; and complete all pre-service orientation and training requirements. Documentation of age, education and citizenship are due by the first day of orientation. Criminal history checks will be initiated before the start of service; an individual will be ineligible if s/he is required to register on the National Sex Offender Registry, has been convicted of murder, or fails to disclose any previous conviction. Other convictions or pending charges will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in accordance with program policy.
Go to https://www.nynjtc.org/content/corpsapplication
Applications accepted until positions are filled, preference given to those received by February 17.
For questions, email Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Manager, Ryan Goolic at email@example.com or
Conservation Corps Manager, Tori Finn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
600 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430, US
The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is a federation of member clubs and individuals dedicated to providing recreational hiking opportunities in the region, and representing the interests and concerns of the hiking community. The Conference is a volunteer-directed public service organization committed to: Developing, building, and maintaining hiking trails. Protecting hiking trail lands through support and advocacy. Educating the public in the responsible use of trails and the natural environment
The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is a federation of more than 85 hiking and environmental organizations and 10,000 individuals dedicated to building and maintaining marked hiking trails and protecting related open space in the bi-state region. Our constituent clubs have a combined membership of over 100,000.
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600 Ramapo Valley Rd.Mahwah, NJ 07430
January 2, 2020