The Mojave Desert Land Trust is looking for conservation minded people to help fulfill their mission – to protect the Mojave Desert ecosystem and its scenic and cultural resource values. Apply today to be a part of our team and help us protect our desert for generations to come.
SCA is seeking qualified Conservation Work Skills Apprentices!
Apprenticeships are an important part of the SCA Conservation Work Skills history. Serving as an apprentice allows SCA staff to become more familiar with whom you are, and the specific skill sets you can bring to the SCA Conservation Work Skills program. Interested individuals can read over the description of the Apprentice tracks and review the Apprentice track schedule. Once a person has the confidence and competence to teach any of those subjects they may apply to become an apprentice.
To apply for an Apprentice Instructor position for 2017, you will need to submit the following:
- A resume and cover letter
- At least 2 professional references (may include SCA staff)
- Indicate your connection & involvement with SCA
A minimum of Basic First Aid/ CPR Certification is required (Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder preferred for some sites). In addition, you will need to pass a criminal background check & a Motor Vehicle Report review. Qualified applicants must attend the entire track to be considered for a position in following trainings.
Please submit your application materials to:
Feel free to email [email protected] with any questions you might have about the application process.
Over 50 Central region Community Crew Leaders completed their week-long orientation at Chicago State University in South Chicago. Thank you to all of our CL’s for your excitement and enthusiasm!
Last week at National Crew Leader training our returning leaders had the opportunity to present and lead modules. Pictured below are Brice Smith and Scott Milliman teaching crosscut saw techniques. We want to send a great big THANK YOU to all of our returning leaders for helping out!
Want to get psyched for this years trail season? Check out this “Story Map” created by 2014 National Crew alum Signe Lynch.
Training doesn’t end when we head into the field each spring. It’s up to every one of us to continue our own professional development and to learn new skills that can be applied to being a successful outdoor leader. With help from the ETE (Education, Training, and Evaluation) department, we will continue to post informative articles and technical tips that will provide ways to expand your skills and knowledge. Find an archive of Tech Tips to come on our “Professional and Skills Development” tab in “The Sump” drop down menu.
Tech Tips #1: Here’s a great resource for trail construction and maintenance techniques from the Pacific Crest Trail Association’s Trail Skills College. John Schubert, one of our senior Conservation Work Skills instructors authored much of the content. It’s available for use by anyone as long as credit is given to PCTA for the content. Here’s a link
Please feel free to send your own Tech Tips submissions to Josiah Downey and we can get them posted for all to see!
ConservationCorpsJobs.com is a one stop shop for Corps job postings for conservation corps from across the country. Use the interactive job map to pin point jobs you want to apply for. Everything form member positions all the way up to CEO. Check it out and like it on Facebook for job posting notifications.
As we move into 2014, we here at SCA are already working towards the quickly approaching field season. With the New Year, comes a new application. With the new application comes a mandatory update, please login to MySCA and get your “Basic Application Information” updated. Here’s a short workflow to help you through the process.
When you login, select “Update” for your Leader application. Once inside you’ll notice all the tabs are red.
Go through the red tabs and enter your information, the red denotes that it’s a required field. After completing each section, be sure to hit the “Save” and then “Done” buttons. This should then turn the tab from red to blue.
Once you’ve updated your Basic Application Information, select the Leader tab to update your Leader Application. Remember to save and then submit your application when finished.
Hooray! You did it! When finished, make sure your Status Overview shows your Basic Application as well as your Leader Application as “Complete.”
If you have any questions or encounter trouble during this process, send us an email at [email protected] or just give us a call. We’re here to help.
Thanks for your continued patience!
The Field Leaders Department
We all know the USAJOBS website can be frustrating at times. So we put together a little list of helpful tips from former Leaders that have secured a federal job through the site.
Let us know if you have any tips you think should be added!
Hello wonderful Field Leaders,
This morning we launched a new design for www.thesca.org. Needless to say this will throw off your normal routine navigating the site. We are here to help you figure it out! Here are a couple quick links that will help you get to the Leader program specific pages:
Field Leader Home Page
Field Leader Position Types
Current Field Leader Openings
As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions about this at all: [email protected] or [email protected]
Thanks for your patience!