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SCA Virgin Islands Youth Conservation Crew Leader - ONET Job Title: (Forest and Conservation Workers)
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Job Title:   SCA Virgin Islands Youth Conservation Crew Leader
ONET Job Title:   Forest and Conservation Workers
Industry:   Nature Parks and Other Similar Institutions
Job Type:   Contract
Job Location:   St. John
Minimum Education:   High School Diploma
Career Level:   Entry Level
Minimum Experience:   1 Year
Apply By:   Mar 12, 2017
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Job Description:

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire local students for the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program at Virgin Islands National Park. Local applicants are preferred, however non-local applicants may be considered. Please Apply ASAP.

Program Dates:  June – August 2017

Primary Responsibilities:

Co-lead a group of 6 locally recruited high school students to complete conservation projects and environmental education at Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, USVI.  Leaders will work with students on conservation projects, during business hours Monday – Friday, with nights and weekends off.

YCC crews may:

  • Construct and maintain trail
  • Soil and water restoration work
  • Wildlife management activities
  • Recreation site maintenance work
  • Painting and facility improvement projects
  • Invasive species control

YCC Crew Leaders must have strong experience teaching or working with youth, be able to maintain a positive work environment and motivate students, and be willing to work in forest conditions and in the water along the shoreline.  Interested in working closely with a federal land management agency and the surrounding community? This YCC Crew Leader position may be for you!


Skills Required


  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Must have ability to legally work in the US
  • Must be able to attend paid mandatory Crew Leader training in May 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA (food, lodging, and travel allowance provided by SCA)
  • Experience working with youth or young adults (ages 14-18), teaching in an educational environment a plus
  • Experience with conservation work skills or related skills, preferred  i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, and/or gardening
  • Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements and must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
  • Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
  • Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
  • Must have personal housing arrangements 

Compensation:  $500/week salary; The Leaders will be provided CPR/First Aid certification once they start at the site, before the members arrive. 

To Apply:  Click Login or Sign Up. Create a profile; complete the basic, leader, and final application sections when prompted.  Once your application is complete please email with “Virgin Islands YCC Crew Leader” listed in the subject line so we may review your application. 

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SCA Is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.

For more information about SCA, visit us at

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Company Name: The Student Conservation Association
Company Description:
SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.
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