Conservation Begins Here

The Conservation Jobs Corps is a six-week employment opportunity for local youth and young adults that provides opportunities for skills training, empowerment, and employment while working to restore natural and recreational resources in Maryland State Parks and public lands.

Crew Leaders work to guide and inspire a team of youth or young adults through conservation projects in Maryland State Parks such as invasive species removal, habitat restoration, landscaping, light construction projects, and trail work. Each Leader is based out of a specific State Park for the duration of the program and utilizes a rental vehicle provided by SCA to transport Members to and from project sites. Specifically, the Crew Leader will:

  • Act as a Crew Supervisor, by facilitating teamwork, monitoring attendance, managing field-based tasks, and guiding crew dynamics
  • Serve as an Advisor, by training members in technical conservation work skills, mentoring personal and professional development, and teaching environmental stewardship
  • Act as a Project Manager, by communicating with agency park partners, ensuring successful and timely completion of work projects, and upholding a positive representation of SCA

Perform tasks as a Program Administrator, by organizing logistics, completing documentation, managing a budget, and communicating with SCA staff

Eligibility Requirements

21+ years of age; Valid driver’s license for 3+ years and MVR that meets SCA standards; Able to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards; Current First Aid and CPR certification; Required to demonstrate full vaccination status for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized or FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine; OR Receive from SCA a reasonable accommodation granting an exemption from vaccine requirements based on a medical disability or because of a sincerely held religious belief.


Program Dates

Program Dates: June 2022 – August 2022, dates TBA. This includes mandatory Crew Leader training and park visits.



Each leader is based out of a specific State Park for the duration of the program. State Parks in the past have included Assateague State Park, Patapsco Valley State Park, Southern Maryland Recreational Complex, Susquehanna State Park, Gunpowder Falls State Park, and Seneca Creek State Park.


$720 per week. Leaders will be paid for training and compensated for travel to and from mandatory training and park visits.


Apply Today!

For more information or to apply, please contact Anthony Peters at


The Student Conservation Association, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.