Field Leader- Historic Fire Island Lighthouse Crew

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Position Summary

This project is largely comprised of boardwalk rehabilitation. The crew will address key infrastructure issues that impact access to the Historic Fire Island Lighthouse, Keeper’s Quarters, Fresnel Lens Building and outbuildings. With the detrimental effects of coastal flooding from climate change related storms these boardwalks have degraded significantly. The crew will remove rotting boards, repair the substructure and replace it with sustainable decking materials. With over 150,000 annual visitors this project is a critical priority for Fire Island National Seashore. The goal of this project is aligned with Reducing Climate Change Impact through the reconstruction of up to 800 linear feet of boardwalk. These improvements to the boardwalks will ensure sustainable walking surfaces that not only keep visitors safe but protect the ecological integrity of the wetlands and sensitive plant life residing on the sandy shores of Fire Island National Seashore.


August 19, 2024 - November 15, 2024

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Facilitation of the boardwalk reconstruction;
Planning and coordinating with NPS Staff;
Leading crew members in stewardship projects;
Creating a safe crew experience and working environment

Marginal Duties

Tracking Service Deliveries and logging outputs in a web based platform;
Managing a program budget while tracking expenses and coding transactions in a web based platform/app. ;
Completing a final report for the program

Required Qualifications

Valid Drivers License

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in carpentry, historic preservation or construction;
Knowledge of general building principles;
Understanding/familiarity with power and hand tools.


40 per week

Living Accommodations

This is a commuting crew, no housing is provided.



All allowances are subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes.

Additional Benefits

Wilderness First Aid Training

Equal Opportunity Statement

SCA strives to cultivate a work environment that encourages fairness, teamwork, and respect among all staff members. SCA is committed to maintaining a work atmosphere in which people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally. The Student Conservation Association, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Physical requirements and working conditions specific to the position are available in the full job description.