Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking FOUR Shorebird Protection and Management Members to contribute to shorebird monitoring efforts alongside Cape Cod National Seashore staff. The main duties will include managing and protecting state and federally protected shorebird species, specifically the piping plover, least tern, and American oystercatcher.
For more information about ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.
This position is being reposted for a greater pool of applicants. Current applicants need not reapply.
Start Date: April 2022
End Date: August 2022 (or 18 weeks from the start date)
_an_ 18-week* _minimum commitment is required *
_ Location: Cape Cod National Seashore - Wellfleet, MA
Cape Cod is a large peninsula extending 60 miles into the Atlantic Ocean from the coast of Massachusetts. Located on the outer portion of the Cape, Cape Cod National Seashore's 44,600 acres encompass a rich mosaic of marine, estuarine, fresh water, and terrestrial ecosystems. These systems and their associated habitats reflect the Cape's glacial origin, dynamic natural processes, and at least 9,000 years of human activity. Many of these habitats are globally uncommon and the species that occupy them are correspondingly rare.
For more information regarding the Cape Cod National Seashore, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/index.htm.
Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $280/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.
Housing: ACE members will be accommodated in provided park housing at no cost for the duration of the term.
AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 675-hour AmeriCorps Education Award ($2,417.14) upon successful completion of service hours. Additional enrollment steps are required.
Schedule: A typical schedule will be 5 days/week, 8 hours per day. All members will likely work at least one day over the weekend unless a holiday falls on their regular day off.
Position Description: The main objective of the position is to manage and protect state and federally protected shorebird species, specifically the piping plover, least tern, and American oystercatcher at Cape Cod National Seashore. Duties and responsibilities of this position are as follows:
This individual placement is meant to facilitate professional development and promotes exposure to land management agencies and networking with professionals. This could include gaining experience in different conservation fields and shadowing different work groups.
Your health is important to us! Please note that duties may shift in order to prevent and reduce transmission of COVID-19. Visit the CDC website for further resources: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a hiring authority upon completion of their term of service.
To Apply:** Please submit your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and experience, and contact information for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here. Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact National Recruitment Specialist, Madison Ficca, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Cape Cod National Seashore, Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, MA, USA