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Southeast Conservation Corps

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Open Positions

COVID-19 Update: Dear Applicants and Potential Participants,

Beginning January 1, 2023 Conservation Legacy will no longer require COVID-19 vaccination for members, staff or volunteers.

COVID-19 vaccinations are still highly recommended and encouraged by the organization, and we will closely monitor the national picture as well as our own trends and protocols as we continue to navigate the pandemic.

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Conservation Legacy and Program Staff

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Crew


More Southeast Conservation Corps positions are posted below!

Current Openings for Crew Members

Please see the table below for open Crew positions with Southeast Conservation Corps. Click the 'Apply Here' link for more information and instructions to apply. For more information about position that will open in the future, please see individual program pages. Good luck!

See all Conservation Legacy program position openings here.



Position TitleLocationDatesApplicationStatus
Crew Member • Veteran's Fire Crew - United States Forest ServiceVillanow, GA1/16/2023- 10/6/2023 Apply Here4 positions available
Crew Member • Crew Leader Development ProgramChattanooga, TN02/06/2023- 5/12/2023 Apply Here
Crew Member • Kentucky Disaster and Fire CrewLondon Ranger District, KY02/06/2023- 08/04/2023Apply Here

Current Openings for Crew Leaders

Challenging and rewarding! Leadership positions with Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC) give leaders a chance to grow, while inspiring and mentoring their crew.

Southeast Conservation Corps’ Crew Leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate resourcefulness, effective communication skills, excellent judgement, maturity, initiative, professionalism, and the desire to devote themselves to a crew experience where the needs of others are placed above oneself. The Crew Leader position requires, mentorship, patience, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. Crew Leaders are ultimately responsible for the success of the crew. SECC offers opportunities to lead adult, youth and Veterans Fire Corps crews.

Please see the table below for open leadership positions with Southeast Conservation Corps. Click the 'Apply Here' link for more information and instructions to apply. For more information about position that will open in the future, please see individual program pages. Good luck!

See all Conservation Legacy program position openings here.

Position TitleLocationDatesApplicationStatus
Crew Leader • Veterans Fire Crew
(US Forest Service)
Villanow, GACurrent - 10/06/2023Apply Here1 Position Available
Crew Leader • Summer 2023Chattanooga, TNMay 2023 - August 2023Apply Here4 Positions Available
Assistant Crew Leader • Summer 2023Chattanooga, TNMay 2023 - August 2023Apply Here4 Positions Available

Current Openings for Individual Placement Interns

SECC places college-aged young people and recent graduates 18–35 with both public and private resource managers, including federal agencies and local non-profit organizations. Typically eight to twenty-four weeks in duration, interns will serve at locations throughout Southeast region. Each internship offers a unique opportunity for immersive training, career development, and positive impact—for both the intern and the communities where we serve.

If you are interested in joining the applicant pool and being considered for one of these positions, please see below for current position listings and check back often as we add new internship opportunities often

For more information about position that will open in the future, please see individual program pages. Good luck!

See all Conservation Legacy program position openings here.

Position TitleLocationDatesApplicationStatus
Vegetation Monitoring Intern - SECC & Great Smoky Mountains National ParkGatlinburg, TN05/22/2023 - 11/02/2023Apply Here3 positions Available
Vegetation Management Intern - SECC & Great Smoky Mountains National ParkGatlinburg, TN05/29/2023 - 08/25/2023Apply Here1 Positions Available
Fishery Management Intern: Summer - SECC & Great Smoky Mountains National ParkGatlinburg, TN05/22/2023 - 08/11/2023Apply Here2 Positions Available
Fishery Management Intern: Fall - SECC & Great Smoky Mountains National ParkGatlinburg, TN06/26/2023 - 09/15/2023Apply Here1 Position Available

Applicants

Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC) seeks applicants who are interested in fully committing to the program, who are willing to overcome any challenges and those who will take advantage of the opportunities, skills and trainings that are offered throughout their term of service. SECC seeks those who will benefit from and contribute the most to the program; previous experience is not required for most positions.

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WHO WE SERVE

Southeast Conservation Corps emphasizes the recruitment and engagement of diverse teams and individuals who learn from each other and their projects in a supportive environment. In selecting participants, Southeast Conservation Corps encourages all types of diversity including, but not limited to; race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, social-economic, and disability.

Southeast Conservation Corps also emphasizes the engagement of local individuals who represent the communities in which they serve. Southeast Conservation Corps intentionally searches for funding sources and program options to support the goal of offering experiences to a wide range of participants.