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Become part of the next generation of convervationists through environmental education, preservation and service.

If you’re interested in positively impacting the lives of young people and becoming a valued member of our community, we invite you to apply for our open positions!

These positions are for AYW Employees. To learn about our participant opportunities, visit one of our program pages (YouthBuild Austin, Texas Conservation Corps, Louisiana Conservation Corps).

Austin Civilian Conservation Corps Crew Leader

This position is currently closed. If you’d like to be considered for future openings, please fill out this form.

AUSTIN RESIDENTS ONLY, AGES 21-35
LOCATION

AYW Headquarters | Austin, TX

DEPARTMENT

Conservation Corps

POSITION REPORTS TO

Austin Civilian Conservation Corps Crew Leaders

CLASSIFICATION

Temporary, Trainee, Non-Exempt

POSITION PURPOSE

The Austin Civilian Conservation Corps (ACCC) Crew Leader will supervise crew members and participate in environmental conservation projects in parks, green spaces, and public lands locally and regionally.  The ACCC Crew Leader will maintain communication with project partners about project logistics, as well as participate in and provide leadership for community service projects and events.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and basic tasks.

Under the direct supervision from the Program Coordinator, the Austin Civilian Conservation Corps Crew Leader will perform the following functions:

  1. Participate in training and orientation sessions with the Human Resources Department and agency partners;
  2. Supervise and lead Crew Members in the field;
    • Support positive mental and emotional health of crew members;
    • Communicate in a timely and professional manner with members and project partners to maintain project quality, timeliness, and goals;
    • Provide guidance to crew members and participate in performance evaluations with the program coordinator;
    • Drive program vehicles;
    • Track tools using a program-specific database;
    • Track attendance of crew members by using a program-specific database.
  3. Construct and, or maintain trails and other park and, or recreation sites;
  4. Prevent soil erosion through the construction of a variety of barriers including retaining walls, log terraces, erosion control fabrics, check dams, and water bars;
  5. Restore habitat including:
    • Removing invasive and exotic plant species from parks and public lands;
    • Improving wildlife breeding areas;
    • Planting native plants;
    • Removing debris from former ranchlands and homeless encampments;
    • Participating in prescribed burns and wildfire mitigation with partner agencies.
  6. Function as part of a team and be a role model for other AmeriCorps members embracing and recognizing all members with a variety of experience levels, backgrounds, races, genders, political beliefs, and religions, etc.;
  7. Assist Program Coordinator with field metrics reporting;
    • Keep daily logs of work completed;
    • Assist with data entry;
    • Provide narratives from the field on project work and crew dynamics;
  8. Assist Program Coordinator with administrative duties;
    • Approving timesheets;
    • Supply feedback for member reviews;
    • Filing incident reports for disciplinary purposes.
  9. Wear required ACCC uniform, provided by the program;
  10. Lead community volunteers in select events;
  11. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Required

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION: High School Diploma or GED;

EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of previous experience with environmental, landscaping, construction, or conservation practices in the field.


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

KNOWLEDGE: General conservation principles, basic administrative and clerical procedures and systems, Microsoft Office and Google applications;

SKILLS: Lead teams and develop leaders; good problem solving and logistical skills; conflict resolution skills; basic computer skills; operate passenger van, truck with trailer and other heavy equipment. Operate in diverse community settings; able to provide mentorship under stressful conditions;

ABILITIES: Attention to detail and accuracy; well-organized; cooperative, patient and willing to assist others; open and honest personality; flexible under pressure; good decision maker; able to build consensus; flexible problem-solving in the field; presents a positive role model for Corps members that supports respect for the learner, for diversity, and for the mission of AYW.


PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

HEARING: Hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information;

TALKING: Speaking clearly so others can understand you and the information you are communicating; will be required to convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately; talking in front of groups and, or providing information to supervisors, co-workers, direct reports, and external partners via telephone, writing form, e-mail or in-person provide guidance and direction to direct reports with others, set and monitor performance standards;

VISION: The ability to see details at a distance and, or at close range, within a few feet of the observer; will be required to read papers, books and to operate audio-visual, office equipment and tools;

REPETITIVE MOTIONS: Walking; talking; frequent and regular movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers;

PHYSICAL STRENGTH: Exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, carry objects, or restrain individuals;

EXTENT FLEXIBILITY: Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs;

MANUAL DEXTERITY: Quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects such as hammers, picks, and chainsaws;

DYNAMIC/STATIC/TRUNK STRENGTH: The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue. Exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects; use of abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing; may also restrain potentially violent individuals;

VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT INTERACTION: Navigating and, or driving a personal vehicle or 15-passenger company vans; using computer and computer applications to enter data or process information; Photocopiers and scanners.


WORKING CONDITIONS

INDOORS: Environmentally controlled conditions, working in an office or shared office setting, working with others in a group or team; contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise), No hazardous conditions. May be required to work in hot, wet, cold, or other significantly unpleasant conditions;

OUTDOORS: Independent, isolated settings, may be required to work in hot, wet, cold, or other significantly unpleasant conditions, including disaster areas;

ATTENDANCE: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; with one-hour unpaid lunch break; and off-site Disaster and Conservation Hitches. Occasionally some weekends to meet deadlines/special projects;

TRAVEL: Partner cultivation and project planning purposes, AmeriCorps service sites, transporting corps members as needed, workshops, and training.


AYW is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and fostering an environment of respect and inclusiveness amongst all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. EOE

Austin Civilian Conservation Corps Crew Member

This position is currently closed. If you’d like to be considered for future openings, please fill out this form.

AUSTIN RESIDENTS ONLY, AGES 18-35
LOCATION

AYW Headquarters | Austin, TX

DEPARTMENT

Conservation Corps

POSITION REPORTS TO

Austin Civilian Conservation Corps Crew Leaders

CLASSIFICATION

Temporary, Trainee, Non-Exempt

POSITION PURPOSE

Austin Civilian Conservation Corps (ACCC) Crew Members will participate in environmental conservation projects in parks, green spaces, and public lands locally and regionally.  Crew Members will participate in and lead community service projects.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and basic tasks.

Under the direct supervision from the Program Coordinator, the Austin Civilian Conservation Corps Crew Member will perform the following functions:

  1. Participate in training and orientation sessions with the Human Resources Department and agency partners;
  2. Construct and, or maintain trails and other park and, or recreation sites;
  3. Prevent soil erosion through the construction of a variety of barriers including retaining walls, log terraces, erosion control fabrics, check dams, and water bars;
  4. Restore habitat including:
    • Removing invasive and exotic plant species from parks and public lands;
    • Improving wildlife breeding areas;
    • Planting native plants;
    • Removing debris from former ranchlands and homeless encampments;
    • Participating in prescribed burns and wildfire mitigation with partner agencies.
  5. Function as part of a team and be a role model for other AmeriCorps members embracing and recognizing all members with a variety of experience levels, backgrounds, races, genders, political beliefs, and religions, etc.;
  6. Wear required ACCC uniform, provided by the program;
  7. Lead community volunteers in select events;
  8. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Required

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION: High School Diploma or GED;

EXPERIENCE: No experience necessary.


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

KNOWLEDGE: General conservation principles and a basic work ethic;

SKILLS: Good problem solving and logistical skills; conflict resolution skills; basic computer skills. Operate in diverse community settings;

ABILITIES: Attention to detail and accuracy; well organized; cooperative, patient and willing to assist others; open and honest personality; flexible under pressure; good decision maker; able to build consensus; flexible problem-solving in the field; Maintain professional working relationships with peers, staff, and the public.


PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

HEARING: Hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information;

TALKING: Speaking clearly so others can understand you and the information you are communicating; will be required to convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately; talking in front of groups and, or providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and external partners via telephone, writing form, e-mail or in-person provide guidance and direction to others;

VISION: The ability to see details at a distance and, or at close range, within a few feet of the observer; will be required to read papers, books and to operate audio-visual, office equipment and tools;

REPETITIVE MOTIONS: Walking; talking; frequent and regular movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers;

PHYSICAL STRENGTH: Exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, and carry objects;

EXTENT FLEXIBILITY: Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs;

MANUAL DEXTERITY: Quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects such as hammers, picks, and chainsaws;

DYNAMIC/STATIC/TRUNK STRENGTH: The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue. Exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects; use of abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing;

EQUIPMENT INTERACTION: Required PPE and program tools, including but not limited to brush cutters, hand saws, loppers, chainsaws, and herbicide applicators.


WORKING CONDITIONS

INDOORS: Environmentally controlled conditions, working with others in a group or team; contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise), No hazardous conditions. May be required to work in hot, wet, cold, or other significantly unpleasant conditions;

OUTDOORS: Mostly outdoors, independent, isolated settings, may be required to work in hot, wet, cold, or other significantly unpleasant conditions, including disaster areas;

ATTENDANCE: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; with one-hour unpaid lunch break; Disaster and Conservation Hitches, and weekends to meet deadlines and, or special projects;

TRAVEL: Partner cultivation and project planning purposes, AmeriCorps service sites.


AYW is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and fostering an environment of respect and inclusiveness amongst all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. EOE