Peninsula Climate Resiliency Crew Summer 2024

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ProgramDates:7/1/24-8/2/24

Aboutus:ConservationBeginsHere®
TheStudentConservationAssociation(SCA)isthelargestproviderofhands-onenvironmentalconservationprogramsforyouthandadults.Programparticipantsprotectandrestorenationalparks,nationalforests,wildliferefuges,marinesanctuaries,culturallandmarks,communitygreenspaces,andmuchmoreacrossthecountry.

ProgramDescription:
ProjectLocation:SanMateoandSantaClaraCounty

ThePeninsulaClimateResilienceCorpswillworktoimplementprojectsandengagethecommunity,assessingtheirneedsandtheirknowledgeofclimateresiliency.

ProjectscouldincludeSanMateoCountyParks(trailmaintenanceandinvasiveremoval),MidPeninsulaOpenSpace(habitatrestoration),SantaClaraOpenSpaceAuthority(fuelsreduction),andotherlocalparks.

TheteamwillhaveFridayrecreationandeducationopportunititesandthesecondtolastweekofworkwillbeacampingtripwiththeopportunitytolearnfromlocalrangersandcontinueworkprojects.Allgearandfoodwillbeprovidedonthecampingtrip;memberswilllearnhowtosetuptents,andcookandliveoutdoorssafely,underguidancefromcrewleaders.

SCAleaderswillpickupanddropoffmembersatcentrallocation.Membersareexpectedtobepreparedfortheworkday:ontime,withtheirlunchandwaterpacked.

Participantsshouldwearallleatherbootstoworkeachday.SCAhasalimitednumberofbootstoloanmemberswhodon'thavetheirown(memberscanmessagestafftorequestboots).

Workingenvironmentmightbecoolinthemorningandpossiblyhotduringtheday;crewmembersshoulddressinlayerstobeprepared.SCAwillprovidegloves,helmet,eyeprotection,andtraininginthesafeuseofhandtools.

Acceptanceofthispositionmeansthemembersunderstandsitisafulltimecommitmentduringthedatesoftheprogram,andwillcommunicatetotheircrewleadersifthereisanypotentialconflict.

Theteamwillconsistof8membersand2leaders.

MemberBenefits:

  • $17/hour,35hours/week,bi-weeklypay
  • Earnastipendorwageforyourwork
  • Exploregreenjobsandcareeropportunities
  • CompleteimportantconservationprojectsinthePeninsulacommunity
  • Participateinprofessionaldevelopmentandskillbuildingasateam
  • Alumnibenefitsaftersuccessfulcompletionofprogram
  • SCAgearpackage

MemberQualifications:

  • LocalresidentintheSouthBay/PeninsulaArea
  • Experienceorinterestwithconservationworkskillsorrelatedskillspreferred–i.e.,trailmaintenance,trailconstruction,habitatrestoration,chainsaw,carpentry,landscaping,andgardening
  • Abilitytoperformmanual,physicallaborforupto8hoursperday,exposedtotheelements,andmustoccasionallyliftand/ormove40poundsormore
  • Mustbeahigh-schoolstudent,recentgraduatesOK.
  • MusthavetheabilitytolegallyworkintheUS

AdditionalInformation:
Schedule:Monday-Thursday8:30am-4:30pm
Fridays8:30am-12:30pm

Trainingmayinclude:

  • Projecttooluseandsafety
  • Basicfirstaid
  • Fieldtooluse
  • PlantID
  • Trailbuildingandmaintenanceskills
  • Safetyandriskmanagement

ToApply:

  • VisittheSCACareerWebsite.
  • SearchClimateResiliencyorBayAreatofindposition.
  • CreateaprofileandcompleteyourapplicationintheADPwebsite.
  • Youwillbeaskedtouploadyourresume,providereferences,workexperience,andcontactinformation.
  • IMPORTANT!Onceyourapplicationiscomplete,pleaseemailapalomo@thesca.orgwiththepositionofinterestlistedinthesubjectline.

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