AmeriCorps Crew Membership – Sierra/Tahoe
Summary: American Conservation Experience, a non-profit conservation corps, is currently seeking energetic, ambitious individuals to engage in national service as AmeriCorps crew members in a 14-week professional, outdoor skills-training opportunity. ACE intends to provide a meaningful service to regional communities and public lands by taking direct action through conservation of our valuable natural resources. Our mission is to introduce and prepare our AmeriCorps members for careers in resource management with ACE, within the conservation corps industry, or with public agencies such as the US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife, National Park Service, California State Parks, as well as other non-profit land steward organizations in the vicinity of our headquarters.
AVAILABLE OPENINGS: 10 (Listing will expire when filled)
ACE is currently seeking crew members for an AmeriCorps 450-HOUR term in 2020, in our Northern Regional Headquarters of the ACE Pacific West branch...
Start Date: June 1, 2020* End Date: September 5, 2020
*A 450-hour (14-week) commitment is required once enrolled. An arrival 5/30 is expected to move into ACE housing, and be prepared for your first full day of orientation. There may be opportunities available to continue with ACE after the term is complete for the best performing crew members, depending on available projects in the field and seasonal constraints.
Position Description: AmeriCorps Members in our Crew program will spend several months learning techniques of conservation and land management while training on trail construction, wildfire fuels reduction, forestry, and environmental restoration projects under the guidance of ACE’s most highly skilled staff members. The goal of the position is to accomplish meaningful project work for a variety of public land management agencies while becoming proficient in advanced field techniques.
This position entails the following:
Hiking extended distances on steep and rough terrain with a 40-pound backpack
Professionally serving on at least one volunteer event in the local community
All transport to and from field projects is included
Members can earn service hours for preferential hiring status with the Department of the Interior. Corps Members can expect their 450 hours on qualifying land management projects can count toward a minimum goal of 640 which qualifies for Public Land Corps non-competitive hiring status.
AmeriCorps members serving on ACE field crews should have an established interest in service and conservation issues and should take joy in tackling challenging situations with a positive mindset. Applicants must be willing to undertake arduous physical work in all types of weather and terrain, and to participate as a team member dedicated to ACE's mission. The ACE Conservation Corps Crew program is an excellent way to start or further your professional development and invest in your future. It is also a stepping stone to environmental careers and as a gateway to potential advancement within ACE, not only as an interesting and rewarding way to spend several weeks working in beautiful locations.
DIRECT LINK TO APPLY ONLINE:
To Apply: Fill in your basic information and click " APPLY FOR THIS POSITION" located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing above or find on our website here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/
INCLUDE WITH ALL APPLICATIONS:
Upload all requested documents including your motivation statement, resume, and 3 professional references. Rather than a traditional cover letter, please include a motivation statement which sincerely describes your interests, skills, professional goals, and any other relevant information in regards to this opportunity. This is your opportunity to stand out and express why you are a great fit for our program, in your own words.
NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications are received. This position may close at any time, and is open until filled. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the Pacific West Central Outreach Coordinator, Marcel Coppolino at 928-814-3191 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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