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Houston Environmental Action Team Leader

Texas Conservation Corps of American YouthWorks
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Help Keep Houston Beautiful on the Houston Environmental Action Team (HEAT) Crew!

All experiences needed. We want to learn from you as you learn with us.

Texas Conservation Corps' Houston Environmental Action Team (HEAT) is an
AmeriCorps opportunity for young adults focused on community engagement
through inclusive urban conservation in the Houston area.

The Texas Conservation Corps’ Houston Environmental Action Team (HEAT) is a full-time AmeriCorps opportunity for young adults local to the Houston area that focuses on local urban conservation and restoration projects. This crew works locally on a regular schedule, Monday-Friday. 

We highly encourage you to apply if you are LGBTQ+, experiencing homelessness, or are involved with the criminal justice system.

Service Activities

-Help guide crew through day-to-day activities in the field
-Assist in crew member orientation and training
-Track crew progress in the field through paper logs & reports
-Transport crew & equipment in 12 passenger van
-Urban landscaping
-Public land improvement
-Maintain vehicles, tools, and equipment
-Communicate with staff & project partners

Community Need Addressed

Texas Conservation Corps' Houston Environmental Action Team (HEAT) is an
AmeriCorps opportunity for young adults focused on community engagement
through inclusive urban conservation in the Houston area.

Position Outcomes

Improve the safety and quality of public lands

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

-Federal student loan deferment -First Aid & CPR certification -Personal & Professional Development  -Build connections with partnering agencies

Education Benefits

• First Aid & CPR certification

Skills you will gain

Teamwork, Leadership, Habitat Restoration, Community Engagement, Conflict Resolution, Personal and Professional Development

Competencies You Will Develop

Communication
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Teamwork
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Decisions
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Tools
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Planning
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Set goals
Service
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Environment
  • Length of Service 11 Months
  • Education Requirements GED
  • Placement Team Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Park
  • Weekly Training Hours 1

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