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🔗Conservation Corps- Roving Corps Member – MI/MN

  • Full Time
  • Temporary
  • Monroe, MI
  • 300 USD / Week
  • Job Summary: Dates: June 3 - September 8, 2024 (2 weeks training, 12 weeks field work) If you're someone who loves being a part of a team, is seeking a new challenge, is flexible, and has a passion for travel, we invite you to apply for this team! Join this rovi
  • Job Qualifications:

    Strong candidates will have the following knowledge, skills, experience:

    Experience working in an outdoor setting;
    Coursework or degree in environmental science, or similar natural resource field;
    Experience operating various types of forestry equipment in a safe and efficient manner (hand tools, backpack sprayers, two-way radio, etc.);
    Ability to complete tasks independently with respect to timeline(s);
    Positive communication skills and ability to work with a team.
    Minimum Qualifications:

    Valid driver’s license and motor vehicle record (MVR) that meets SCA standards required;
    Interest in serving alongside and supporting others on a team;
    Be a minimum of 18 years of age;
    Have ability to legally work in the US;
    Meet SCA’s criminal background check standards;
    Ability to lift 40 pounds and independently travel 2 miles over varied terrain while carrying a 40-pound pack without assistance;
    Ability to perform manual, physical labor in a variety of outdoor conditions for up to 8-10 hours per day;
    Willingness to camp for minimum 14 consecutive nights;
    Willingness to complete some project paperwork including project reports, output logs, and inventories;
    With training, ability to use hand tools and power tools to complete assigned work projects.
    Team Member Benefits:

    $300/week living allowance (paid bi-weekly)*
    One-time travel allowance ($650)*
    Field-based meals
    Housing (camping at campgrounds and rented housing/hotels)
    SCA member orientation, wilderness medicine and trail work skills trainings
    Eligibility for $1,824 AmeriCorps Education Award*
    *All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes.

    For SCA’s COVID guidance, please refer to

  • How to Apply:

    Submit Application HERE

  • Job benefits: $300/week living allowance (paid bi-weekly)* One-time travel allowance ($650)* Field-based meals Housing (camping at campgrounds and rented housing/hotels) SCA member orientation, wilderness medicine and trail work skills trainings Eligibility for $1,824 AmeriCorps Education Award* *All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes.
  • Contact Name: Lauren Kissel
  • Application Email:
  • Application URL:

The Student Conservation Association

Program Summary:

This team’s main tasks will vary as they travel from site to site. Team members should expect to be flexible and mobile as they will travel to a new site every 2-4 weeks. Projects may include, but are not limited to, installing or repairing split rail fence, performing trail work, and preserving historic bridges and structures.

SCA will provide all necessary support services, crew leadership, transportation, personal safety equipment, and other standard materials/supplies necessary to perform the work.

Program starts with SCA Orientation, first aid training, and basic skills training (trails, tools, camping). Training may take place at a separate location alongside other SCA teams. During the season, teams typically work 8-10 hour days (40 hours a week) with weekends off. Teams are encouraged to seek out personal and professional development opportunities during the course of their season.

SCA will provide a team vehicle throughout the season for the team to travel from site to site and to worksites each day. Members may bring their personal vehicles for use during off-time and weekends. Please note that personal vehicles, and their transport from site to site, are the responsibility of the team member.


The team will stay at campsites and in housing rented by SCA. Team members may share rooms and common spaces (kitchen, bathrooms) in housing. SCA will provide tents and camp kitchen for team members while they are camping.

Primary Responsibilities:

Engage as a crew member to promote healthy group dynamics, and promote effective and productive teamwork;
Work variable hours (long days and/or weekend), at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, in varying weather conditions, and under physically demanding circumstances;
Use technical equipment such as hand or power tools

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