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Individual Placements

Texas Conservation Corps (TXCC) works with our partners to provide Individual Placements, AmeriCorps members who serve the duration of their term at the partner site.

In order to facilitate a rewarding experience, TXCC works with the site to define measurable outcomes that the Individual Placement is able to fulfill. TXCC assists the partner with tools and resources to complete their project objectives, as well as manages members’ timesheets and project reporting.

Listed below are the positions we are currently recruiting for, or we recruit for annually. Benefits & qualifications vary by position. For more information on a specific position, please contact [email protected]

Forestry Recreation Technician Individual Placement

Agency: US Forest Service | Location: Sam Houston National Forest | Positions: 2

In partnership with the US Forest Service (USFS), TXCC will be placing two Forestry Recreation Technician AmeriCorps members at Sam Houston National Forest near New Waverly, Texas. This position will work alongside USFS Recreation Program staff to work in several recreation areas throughout the forest. This position will interact with public visitors to the forest and help manage trails, campgrounds, recreation areas, facilities, and the budget for the recreation program.

The ideal candidate for this position would be from the Huntsville/New Waverly area and would have experience working on trail or outdoor recreation crews. Bi-lingual Spanish/English speaker strongly preferred. Age requirement: 21-28.

$2,400/month stipend + Education Award

Schedule: Thursday-Monday 8:00 AM – 4:30PM

Report location: 394 FM 1375 West. New Waverly TX 77358

 

Cultural Landscape Individual Placement

Agencies: National Park Service and National Park Foundation | Location: San Antonio Missions | Positions: 3

In partnership with the National Park Service and National Park Foundation, this position is part of a national effort to help ensure that the more than 400 national parks across the country preserve, reflect, and engage with diverse stories of Hispanic and Latine communities throughout U.S. history and for future generations. Members will receive job training and complete work including grounds preservation maintenance, irrigation system management, landscape bed rehabilitation, and other associated tasks within the park’s multiple historic cultural landscapes.

This program is specifically designed to engage Hispanic and Latine young adults, ages 18–28, who are local to the San Antonio Missions Community and interested in natural and cultural resource management careers.

$2,400/month stipend + Education Award

 

Masonry Apprentice Individual Placement

Agency: National Park Service | Location: San Antonio Missions | Positions: 1

This position is an exciting opportunity to partake in the historic preservation of the Historic San Antonio Missions. In the Masonry Apprentice position, the Individual Placement member will preserve and restore the surfaces of the Missions by completing masonry projects, including re-pointing of mortar joints and stonework. The apprentice will also receive direct mentorship by working closely with an experienced National Park Service staff masonry team.

The ideal candidate for this position would be located in the San Antonio area and interested in a future career with masonry or historic preservation. No previous masonry experience is required. Age requirement: 21-28.

$2,400/month stipend + Education Award

 

Indigenous/Native Partnerships Outreach Individual Placement

Agency: National Park Service | Location: see description | Positions Available: 1

The Individual Placement member will research and engage with local organizations, community groups, and key stakeholders in Indigenous communities in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Colorado to identify recreation and conservation needs/goals, as well as the necessary support to meet the identified conservation/recreation goals. With support from Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) staff, the member will conduct direct interviews, site visits (as appropriate), and focus groups with the identified communities. In addition, this Individual Placement member will document and present information about successes and opportunities with the collaboration between RTCA and Indigenous communities.

The ideal candidate for this opportunity would have strong communications, community organizing, and outreach skills and have experience engaging with Indigenous communities. Individuals who identify as Indigenous/Native American are encouraged to apply. Age requirement: 16-30.

If travel and gathering restrictions policies allow, the selected member is expected to work at the Austin office or visit Austin for in-person orientation. This position can be completed remotely or work-from-home if the candidate has access to reliable internet and phone service. The dates and hours can be adjusted to accommodate the selected candidate’s fall school schedule.

 

Historic Structures & Landscapes Technician Individual Placement

Agency: National Park Service | Location: Cane River Creole National Historic Park | Positions Available: 1

This opportunity will partner with the National Park Service (NPS) to provide hands-on experience with the management of historic structures and landscapes at the Cane River Creole National Historic Park. During this term members will help with vegetation management, minor building repairs, and general custodial tasks at the park.

The ideal candidate for this position would be from the Natchitoches, LA area with an interest in launching their career with NPS. Age requirement: 21-28.

 

Youth Paddling Program Assistant Individual Placement

Agency: US Forest Service | Location: Big Thicket National Preserve | Positions Available: 1

This individual placement will help promote the National Park Service’s (NPS) mission by leading youth through canoeing and kayaking adventures in Big Thicket National Preserve. The program strives to invite a larger audience into public lands by eliminating traditional barriers of inclusion in a safe and supportive environment.

The ideal candidate for this opportunity will be familiar with the waterways of east Texas and will be expected to engage with members of the community while helping to foster a positive experience with the outdoors and NPS staff. They will need to be able to swim and tread water and work at least one weekend day each week. Age requirement: 21-28.

On-site housing provided by NPS.

 

Ecological Research Technician Individual Placement

Agency: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service | Location: Austin, TX | Positions Available: 1

In partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Austin Ecological Services Field Office (ESFO), this position is part of an effort to research and restore the native habitats of Central Texas. This is an exciting opportunity to deliver the ESFO conservation mission through on-the-ground research and monitoring, education and outreach, writing technical reports, and GIS mapping. This member will receive training in the monitoring of habitat restoration and research techniques. Both full- and part-time schedules can be accommodated.

Age requirement: 21-28

 

Ranch & Resource Management Individual Placement

Agency: National Park Service | Location: Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park | Positions Available: 1

The Ranch & Resource Management program is based at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park near Johnson City, TX. This is an exciting opportunity to help the park meet resource management goals like reducing the impact of invasive plants at the LBJ Ranch and meeting deferred maintenance goals throughout the ranch. In addition, the member will learn first-hand what goes into the management of a historic working ranch as part of an overall cultural landscape with significant natural resources.

Age requirement: 21-28

 

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