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While SCA offers opportunities all over the US, we also have opportunities in your backyard. So if you are looking to serve with SCA, but wishing to be able to stay near or in your home town, we have opportunities for which we only accept local candidates, as housing is not available. Check out a few of these local only opportunities highlighted for you below:
Current positions listed are in CA, HI
Dates- 10/7 - 4/16; start & end dates flexible by 1- 2wks
The Wilderness Act of 1964 is a landmark of conservation history. It created the National Wilderness Preservation System which now encompasses more than 100 million acres. The 50th anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act will be celebrated in many local and national events across the country.
In 2014, the Pacific Southwest Region of the Forest Service, along with an array of partners, will help recognize the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. “Visions of the Wild” will be the San Francisco Bay Area’s contribution to this year-long celebration. It will consist of a one day conference and related events. The goal of the conference will be to engage, inform, and entertain those who are able to attend, and reach a larger audience through traditional and social media outlets. With sponsorship by the Forest Service and others, the conference will be a signature event for the Wilderness 50 celebration and a significant contribution to the world-wide conversation about our remaining wild places. Conference attendance will be based on an RSVP reservation system. The other events (such as art shows, lectures or guided hikes) would be free and open to anyone without reservations.
“Visions of the Wild” will bring together influential writers, artists and scholars to explore both the concept and reality of wilderness as it continues to evolve. The focus will be on the cultural dimensions of wilderness, rather than on backcountry recreation or wilderness area management. The conference and related events will place a strong emphasis on diversity and many aspects will be designed for young people.
The main conference will be held in Vallejo, California, which has been identified as the most diverse city in the United States. Connecting the large urban and suburban populations of northern California with wilderness values is a high priority for the U.S. Forest Service and many agency partners.
The Student Conservation Association and the Pacific Southwest Regional Office of the U.S. Forest Service will work together to plan events for the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act in 2014. The SCA will recruit, interview, and hire an intern for six months, and the Regional Office will provide a day-to-day supervisor for the intern. A steering committee made up of Regional Office and SCA staff will guide the intern’s work and planning. The SCA intern will be the key coordinator for planning the conference in Vallejo, CA, and other smaller events. The conference is tentatively scheduled for March 2014. The internship will run from October 2013 through March or April 2014.
The major duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Arranging meetings with steering committee and partners.
- Coordinating with local community organizations about venues and logistics
- Contacting speakers and other conference participants
- Arranging travel and local accommodations
- Implementing the registration/RSVP system
- Working with graphic artist & web manager on marketing materials & programs
- Working with press officer on media releases and public
Benefits: Living Allowance, Americorps Education Awards, invaluable networking opportunities
Location- Bay Area
Dates- November- May
In conjunction with other staff, the crew leaders are responsible for the safety, productivity, and welfare of
20-40 high school age students who take part in monthly weekend camping and environmental service
trips, and evening leadership meetings. The crew leaders also serve as mentors for the members of their
crew. Crew leaders prepare and lead educational and teambuilding activities before each meeting or trip,
support the staff with organizing logistics (food, gear, and tools), drive the youth in SCA vans/vehicles to
activity sites, write monthly reports, and meet with staff for program planning and evaluation. They must
also participate in mandatory leader training.
On average, one weekend per month November 2013 –May 2014
1-2 evening activities/meetings with students each month; 1 crew leader meeting each month; extra
hours for communicating with students and logistical preparation each month; and
up to 3 days of leader training
Oversee students’ emotional & physical safety on projects, campouts, and program meetings
Supervise the students and manage the timely completion of assigned projects
Help prepare vehicles, equipment, tools, & food before each project/meeting
Help develop and implement the educational curriculum to meet the stated objectives of the program
Stay in contact with the students to ensure attendance/engagement and to serve as an effective mentor
Attend all required meetings and trainings, including training days prior to the start of the crew
Uphold all SCA standards as stated in the Employee Handbook and Field Operations Handbook
Complete all paperwork involved in the program, including writing one or more reports
Experience working with diverse urban youth; strong interest in working with and mentoring youth
Be at least 21 years old and have a valid driver’s license for 3 years or more and clean driving record
Previous outdoor living and travel skills
Experience and/or aptitude with conservation work skills and teaching their use
Proven ability to manage complex logistics in an organized fashion
Possess current First Aid and CPR certifications, Wilderness First Aid preferred
Pass a criminal background check that meets SCA Standards
Physical Demands and Work Environment: Applicant must be able to: carry heavy loads up to 40
pounds; use a variety of hand tools; hike, camp, and work in a variety of weather conditions; and drive a
passenger mini-van and/or SUV in a variety of weather conditions.
Login or Sign-up @ www.thesca.org Select Crew/Project Leader when prompted. Please be sure to upload
your cover letter, resume & 3 references. After completing online application, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org with Bay Area Crew Leader in the subject line to alert us to your completed
HOUSING IS NOT AVAILABLE. LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY.
The intern position is located in the Environmental Planning Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Work primarily consists of performing Japanese to English translations, and to a lesser degree, general clerical/administrative assignments to edit and produce reports with the Cultural Resources Branch.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Intern shall assist the Historical Architect in translating Japanese text to English (75%)
The following (25%) may also apply:
a. Accurately enter newly collected data into database spreadsheets.
b. Uses the office automation system to prepare written cultural resources reports. Edits, reformats, revises, and combines electronic drafts to accomplish tasking into final form.
c. Uses graphics software such as Adobe Photoshop to produce electronic graphics, charts, and graphs for written reports and/or PowerPoint presentations.
d. The position requires physical exertions, such as, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching and similar activities.
e. Temporary Active Duty (TAD) may be required if performing fieldwork or site visits.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
a. Applicant is required to be able to read Kanji along with the modern Japanese writing system such as hiragana and katakana to ultimately translate Japanese text book material into English. Content of book to be translated is on the history of Japan (Meiji era), development of the area and types of buildings constructed. Translation of portions of this Japanese textbook will be referenced and included into an english report. Translator should be proficient in writing in English for readers up to a high school reading level.
b. Knowledge to perform the full range of standard administrative and clerical assignments and to resolve recurring problems.
c. Skill and knowledge to operate a computer as well as knowledge in the application of various computer software (Microsoft Office) products.
d. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
The work may require some physical exertion, such as long periods of standing, walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; or recurring lifting of moderately heavy items such as record boxes or equipment.
The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, commercial vehicles, use of safe work practices in working at different fieldwork sites.
To apply: email resume to email@example.com with subject title Japanese Translator