ACE EPIC USFS (ID): Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Recreation and Trails Technician
Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Caribou-Targhee National Forest is seeking one Recreation and Trails Technician.The technicians will serve as an advanced trainee performing work designed to prepare the incumbent for professional work assignments related to the monitoring, assessment, planning and maintenance aspects of recreation and trail management.
Start Date: May-June, flexible start date
End Date: 20 weeks after start date
Location: Teton Basin Ranger District, Driggs, ID
The Teton Basin Ranger District office is located in Driggs, Idaho. The area administered by the District covers approximately 265,000 acres. The District has a variety of landscapes ranging from broad, gentle slopes, steep canyons and mountains, to high elevation glacially scoured ridges and basins perched above U-shaped canyons and troughs. The District includes portions of the Big Hole Mountains, Palisades and Teton Ranges. Most of the 123,451-acre Jedediah Smith Wilderness is on this District. The eastern portion of the wilderness is adjacent to Grand Teton National Park and the Bridger-Teton National Forests.
Vegetation type varies from sagebrush-grass to juniper and mountain mahogany to stands of aspen, lodgepole pine, Douglas fir, and patches of sub-alpine and limber pine. Several streams and a few high mountain lakes are found in the District. The area is rich in wildlife ranging from deer, elk, moose, bear - both black and grizzly, bighorn sheep, wolverine, small game, and non-game species.
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Living Allowance: The member should anticipate serving 40 hrs/wk and will receive a living allowance of $535/wk for food and incidentals, dispersed bi- weekly.
AmeriCorps: Members may be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education valued at $1,612.43 - $2,321.9 upon successfully completing the hours and placement requirements. This money can be used for higher education, alternative education or paying off student debt.
Housing: Accommodations will be provided by the USFS at no cost to the member; housing is in a typical Forest Service bunkhouse.
Qualifications: Applicants should have experience with trails and recreation management in the field. This is a highly demanding outdoor job that requires substantial physical fitness and mobility as well as a tolerance for extreme weather and demanding conditions.
Training Provided: The Forest Service will strive to provide the member with opportunities to shadow conservation professionals to learn about natural resource management.
Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
Proven ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group
The member must be willing to represent ACE and the Forest Service in a professional, positive and enthusiastic manner.
To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website here: https://usaconservationepic.applicantpool.com/jobs/
Note: Early consideration will be given as applications are received. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact ACE USFS Member Coordinator, Amanda McGarry, email@example.com
EEO: American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non- discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
$535 per week
Teton Basin Ranger District, Driggs, ID