ACE EPIC USFS (WY): Bridger-Teton National Forest, Range Technician - AmeriCorps
Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Bridger-Teton National Forest is seeking two Range Technicians for 12 weeks. This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic professionals with a background in Rangeland Management or a related field, with a deep interest in jointly advancing their career goals and the stewardship of Wyoming's natural resources through purposeful fieldwork and research.
The member will assist the Forest Service at the Blackrock Ranger District. This opportunity will allow the Range Technician to work under the supervision and guidance of professional range and natural resource specialists performing a variety of duties related to rangeland management including allotment inspections, monitoring and implementation of on the ground noxious weeds and invasive plant control. Less frequently, the participant may conduct monitoring of sensitive plant species populations.
Start Date: May 25th
End Date: August 21st (12 weeks after start date)
Location: Bridger-Teton North Zone: Blackrock & Jackson Ranger Districts
The Blackrock Ranger District is comprised mostly of the Teton Wilderness. The district borders Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. It is home to the headwaters of the Yellowstone River and the Continental Divide. The Bridger- Teton National Forest offers more than 3.4 million acres of public land for your outdoor recreation enjoyment. With its pristine watersheds, abundant wildlife and immense wildlands, the Bridger-Teton National Forest comprises a large part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest intact ecosystem in the lower 48 United States. Offering nearly 1.2 million acres of designated Wilderness, over 3,000 miles of road and trail and thousands of miles of unspoiled rivers and streams.
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Living Allowance: The members should anticipate serving 40 hours/wk and will receive a living allowance of $400/wk for food and incidentals, dispersed bi-weekly. There is possibility for camping in remote locations for backcountry work trips over an extended period of time. Per diem will be provided for camping and training.
Housing: Housing may be available by the USFS at approximately $3-8/day.
AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 450hr AmeriCorps Education Award, valued at $1,612, respectively, upon successful completion of position and service hours. Additional enrollment is required.
Training Provided: Members will have the opportunity to be mentored by Forest Service permanent staff in a variety of disciplines related to this role. Members can expect training and mentorship in landscape level planning, botany, invasive mitigation planning and techniques, horseback riding, data collection and reporting, among other things.
Project Objectives :
Qualifications: Applicants should have a degree in Range/Resource Management or relevant professional experiences in closely related fields. Candidates with Masters Degrees and an interest in a career in public lands management are strongly encouraged to apply. Resumes and cover letters must show detailed key project experiences.
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 Recruitment Specialist, Caroline Canter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 385-249-4740
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.
Blackrock & Jackson Ranger Districts