Friday, May 6, 2016

Coastal Restoration and Disaster Response - apply by 5/27

Texas Conservation Corps

Houston/Galveston area

Position Summary: A crew member position with Texas Conservation Corps is an exciting National Service opportunity for members, ages 18-25. The Coastal Restoration and Disaster Response Crew member position is a full-time, 900 hour term of service, in which members work mostly in Texas and are a state resource for disaster and mitigation services. Projects include but are not limited to invasive species management, habitat restoration, felling of hazardous trees, installation of erosion control barriers, fire fuels mitigation, clearing and restoration of trails, and post-disaster volunteer and donations management. At Texas Conservation Corps in Houston, TX, young people from across the country and various walks of life share one common goal: bettering themselves and their community. Our trail-building and habitat restoration projects require members to do physically demanding service in all types of weather.

Position Type: Seasonal, full-time. This position is a 5-month commitment. This position consists of camping, spikes, and local work.

Salary/Benefits: $611 per pay period (twice a month), education award of $2,865.00 upon successful completion of the program. Health insurance, training, and uniforms provided. Housing is not provided.

Time Commitment: June 6 -November 18
Location: Houston/Galveston area, Texas

Major Responsibilities: Serving with the Texas Conservation Corps' Coastal Restoration and Disaster Response Crew, members will perform strenuous physical tasks outdoors in all types of weather. Members serve 5-months, work full time on conservation projects, and can be asked to deploy on disaster projects unexpectedly for extended periods of time. Members will be trained in using tools like chainsaws, small machinery, picks, pruning saws, loppers, rock bars, etc. No experience or skills required, just a positive attitude and a willingness to work hard within a diverse crew environment. Training, tools, and safety gear are provided. When not responding to disasters members will be participating in habitat restoration and trail maintenance projects all over the state of Texas.

Minimum Qualifications:  High school diploma or GED.  This is an entry level position, no experience is required.

Contact: Please contact Corynn Benoit at with questions.