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Austin Civilian Conservation Corps

Get paid to serve the community, restore the environment & build lifelong relationships.

Austin Civilian Conservation Corps (ACCC)

Austin, TX (residents only)

The Austin Civilian Conservation Corps (ACCC) is an initiative with the City of Austin and American YouthWorks, to provide on-the-job training opportunities with high priority for individuals impacted by COVID-19, while contributing to the health and sustainability of Austin’s natural environment. Working on a crew, participants will complete conservation projects like invasive species removal, habitat restoration, wildfire mitigation, and trail building all throughout the City.

Applicants must be a current City of Austin resident (year-long minimum preferred) and live within Austin city limits zip codes. Uniforms and Personal Protective Equipment will be provided. This is a full time position (40 hours/week, Monday-Friday). All skills levels are encouraged to apply!

Benefits & Qualifications

  • Crew Member Monthly Living Allowance
    • $2,400/month
  • Crew Leader Monthly Living Allowance
    • $2,720/month
  • $1,459.26-$6,895 | Segal AmeriCorps Education Award: money for qualified student loans, higher education and training programs. Learn more about AmeriCorps and this award.
  • Health insurance at no cost to participants
  • Non-private student loan deferment
  • First Aid certification
  • Technical and Fundamental skills training
  • Weekly Conservation Corps Yoga Club Class with certified Yoga Instructor (optional)
  • Support Service Funds (financial assistance with transportation, food, vital documents, bills, and other financial needs accordingly)
  • End-of-Service Service Completion Bonus
  • Opportunities to build connections with partnering agencies such as the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, City of Austin Watershed Department, Texas Parks and Wildlife, National Park Service, US Forest Service, and more!

Required and Preferred Qualifications
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Between the ages of 18-35
  • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
  • Must live within Austin city limits zip codes (1 year minimum preferred)
  • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
  • Ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in rugged terrain, often wearing a 45lb backpack and carrying tools
  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Willingness to work long hours in all weather conditions
  • Strong service ethic and commitment to completing an entire term of service with a desire to serve the community and the environment
  • Crew Member only (preferred): Interest in natural resources, sustainability, community impact and racial equity and 0- 5 years of experience with relevant, transferable skills, willing to work outdoors year round in a variety of conditions
  • Crew Leader only (preferred): same as above AND 1 full term of experience in the Austin Civilian Conservation Corps or Park Ranger Cadet Program or experience as team lead or comparable lead position. At least 3-5 months of previous hands-on conservation experience including but not limited to: chainsaws, habitat restoration, invasive species removal, trail work (no experience is necessary for crew members)
  • Crew Leader only (required): Clean 3-year Driving Record

Start the application process

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ACCC crews at project sites
ACCC crews at project sites