February 24, 2021

Landforce Crew Applications Open

Are you interested in becoming employed to restore Pittsburgh’s environment? Applications are now being accepted for 2021 Landforce Crew Members! Paid training will be included.



Landforce Crew Members receive training and support to overcome barriers to a permanent job that provides family-sustaining wages. This training will include professional development opportunities that will further participant’s knowledge about environmental stewardship, community development, and workforce skills. Crew Members will also work with Landforce staff to:

    • identify long-term career goals,
    • establish a plan for employment,
    • develop an effective resume,
    • build appropriate job search and interview skills, and
    • identify employment opportunities to apply for.

Crew Members in training will earn $10 per hour for 35 hours per week. Employed Crew Members can earn up to $15 per hour for 35 hours per week. View the full job description.

What To Expect

Landforce Crew Members will assist Landforce with land stewardship contracts on a seasonal basis. Projects may include constructing trails, restoring habitats, installing gardens, managing vacant lots, maintaining green infrastructure, planting and caring for trees, and other land stewardship projects.

Mandatory seven-week training for this position will start on April 12, 2021. Individuals who successfully complete the training will be hired in early June as Landforce Crew Members. Please note that this is a seasonal temporary position with significant workforce development benefits.


    • February 7, 2021 – Application Opens
    • March 11, 2021 – Application Closes
    • March 8 – 23, 2021 – Interviews
    • March 24 – April 1, 2021 – Working Interviews
    • April 12, 2021 – Training Starts

Submit An Application

To apply, complete the online application. All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Candidates will be reviewed and interviewed as their applications are received. Applications with incomplete answers will be penalized.

Selected individuals will also need to complete an online or in-person interview process. Hiring decisions will be made by the week of April 5, 2021. To learn more, visit the application webpage.

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