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Seattle & WA State Park Community Conservation Crew Leader-Seattle, WA.

Organization:  Student Conservation Association 

Position Title: Seattle & WA State Park Community Conservation Crew Leader

Location: Seattle, WA

Hours & Compensation: $3,450 on Seattle & Edmonds Crews or up to $5,175 on WA State Crews

Application Deadline: May 1, 2014

Job description

Conservation Begins Here.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire urban high school students from Seattle for the summer.

Program Dates:
Seattle and Edmonds Crews: July 7 – August 15, 2014

  • Co-Lead a commuting crew of 10 members, ages 15-19
  • Schedule runs Mon-Fri for six consecutive weeks
  • Facilitate job readiness & youth leadership skills while working on trails & habitat restoration projects in Seattle’s public parks.

WA State National Parks Crews: July 6 – Aug 31, 2014

  • Co-Lead a residential trail crew of 8 members, ages 15-19
  • Three sessions of 15 day crews throughout the summer – work one or all three
  • Facilitate youth leadership & development skills while working on trails &habitat restoration projects on WA State’s public lands

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Follow all SCA policies & procedures as required for the position
  • Manage budget and necessary purchasing for crew and project
  • Manage relationship with agency partner
  • Facilitate crew operations: tools & equipment, work schedule, etc.
  • Manage all medical and first aid aspects
  • Communicate with full time SCA field staff as required
  • Supervise crew members during the work day
  • Train & supervise Crew Members in safe and proper tool use
  • Organize & lead recreation trip after completion of work project
  • Complete required program reporting and documentation


  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Must have ability to legally work in the US
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Successful completion of criminal background check & MVR check within SCA guidelines
  • Must possess current First Aid certification & CPR by the start of the orientation training.
  • Documented experience working with urban youth or young adults (ages 14-18)
  • Experience as a teacher or leader in an informal or formal educational environment
  • Preferred experience with conservation work skills or related skills, i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening.
  • Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more.
  • Attend Mandatory Leader training June 2 – June 13, 2014 OR June 16 – June 27, 2014.
  • Must have personal housing arrangements in Seattle or surrounding area.

Total program salary up to $3,450 on Seattle & Edmonds Crews or up to $5,175 on WA State Crews depending on experience & crew length. Paid Crew Leader Training & Work Skills (travel, food & lodging provided).

SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.
For more information about SCA, visit us at

How to apply

To Apply: Click Login or Sign Up. Create a profile, complete the basic application and then select the Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume & 3 references. Once your application is complete, please email with the position of interest listed in the subject line so we may review your application. Contact scaSeattle@thesca.orgor (206)-496-1286 with any programmatic questions.

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