ACE EPIC USFS (AZ): Coronado National Forest, Range Technician
Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Coronado National Forest is seeking one Range Technicians for 10 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 through purposeful fieldwork and research.
The Range Technician will 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. This position will primarily be conducting duties related to noxious weed and invasive plant control and monitoring.
Start Date: Early July, flexible for the right candidate
End Date: 10 weeks after start date
Location: Hereford, AZ - Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista Ranger District
Recreation activities on the Coronado National Forest are nearly as diverse as the people who come to visit. The most popular ones are hiking, camping, birding, horseback riding, picnicking, sightseeing, and visiting historic areas. Fishing and boating are available but limited in this arid land, while opportunities for the fast-growing sport of mountain biking are growing. Winter sports are possible in the higher elevations; Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley in the Santa Catalina Mountains is the most southern ski area in the United States.
Project Websites: For more information on the Coronado National Forest, please click here.
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Living Allowance: The members should anticipate serving 40 hours/wk and will receive a living allowance of $680/wk for food and incidentals, dispersed bi-weekly.
Housing: Member is responsible for finding their own housing in the surrounding area.
Training Provided: Potential training available to help members acquire the needed background information to obtain their Qualified Applicator License (QAL). This training could be paid for by the US Forest Service. Obtaining a QAL will not be required for this position. Member may be trained in ArcCollector and basic plant identification for field-based work. Defensive Driver training will be provided.
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.
Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista Ranger District