Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service is seeking ONE Wildlife Management Member to assist NPS Staff with natural resource management for 7 weeks at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
For the full position description and to apply, please visit: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/796591.html
Start Date : Flexible, between June 6th and June 20th of 2022
End Date : 7 weeks from the start date
a 7-week minimum commitment is required
Location: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Montrose, CO (duty location) and Curecanti National Recreation Area near Gunnison, CO
Living Allowance: ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $500/week to offset the costs of food, and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly plus a $200 completion bonus.
Housing: NPS dorm-style housing provided at no cost to the Member. Housing is located in the NPS unit Curecanti National Recreation Area, near the town of Gunnison, CO. Gunnison hosts Western Colorado University and has many amenities of a small college town. Pets are strictly prohibited from the park housing.
It is highly advised to have a personal vehicle, as it is difficult to secure reliable rides for groceries or other activities that one might wish to engage in during time off.
Position Description: The ACE Wildlife Management Member will work collaboratively with the National Park Service staff as part of the resource management team, and duties will include:
The use of GPS units, computers, digital cameras, and government vehicles will be required to accomplish these projects. Projects may require long periods of time standing, bending over and hiking in developed, remote backcountry, and wilderness areas of the parks. The ACE Intern will be required to be physically able to hike one-to-ten miles (round-trip) in rough terrain carrying a 25 lb backpack.
This internship is primarily a field (outdoor) position. When in the field, weather conditions may vary and will include potential for fast-moving lightning storms and temperatures varying between 60 – 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. Projects will be performed at altitudes ranging from 5,000 to 8,600 ft. Projects will also include lifting and carrying three-gallon (25lbs.) backpack applicator, as well as bending and stooping for long periods of time. Indoor work may include sitting at a desk in the in-park resource offices.
The Member will also have the opportunity to work with and learn from the Vegetation Management Team, Watershed Science Team, and Archeology Team.
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.
Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a hiring authority upon completion of their term of service.
Please note, PLC projects also include specific eligibility requirements such as age and citizenship. Please contact ACE staff with questions about PLC eligibility.
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: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/796591.html.
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 ACE EPIC NPS Recruitment and Outreach Specialist, Shannon Borowy 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.
Montrose, CO, USA