American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with Crater Lake National Park is seeking TWO Member(s) to serve as Vegetation Members.
For more information about ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.
Start Date: May 21, 2023
Estimated End Date: October 6, 2023
a 20-week minimum commitment is required
Location Details/Description: Crater Lake National Park is in the Cascade Mountains of southern Oregon. It's known for its namesake Crater Lake, formed by the now-collapsed volcano, Mount Mazama. Wizard Island is a cinder cone near the western edge of the lake. The Rim Drive, a road surrounding the lake, offers views of the park's volcanic formations.
For more information about the park, please visit https://www.nps.gov/crla/index.htm .
Position Overview: The members will work with and assist the Crater Lake NP Vegetation Management team in all tasks associated with non-native plant control and revegetation in the park. The work can include surveys, restoration, seeding and seed collection, as well as specific directed control operations. Control will be done using both manual and chemical control techniques including the spraying of herbicide. Members will be working as part of a crew with a crew leader and an assistant crew leader providing daily oversight and instruction. The members should be capable of hiking up to 10 miles daily on and off trail and on rough terrain while carrying a pack weighing up to fifty pounds. This is a field-based position, and most days will be spent outdoors; occasional office work will involve data entry and management. Some work will be performed in a nursery setting or indoors cleaning and processing native seed. This is a great opportunity to learn plants of Oregon as well as brush up on plant identification skills using dichotomous keys. There will be some opportunities to join other resource management crews and gain experience in other tasks.
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.
Schedule: Work will occur Monday-Thursday from 0700-1730 PDT.
Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $462/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.
AmeriCorps Education Award Program: This position may be eligible for an 675-hour AmeriCorps Education Award while serving under the EAP 2022/23 grant year program, valued up to $2,474.27 upon successful completion o[a service term
Loan Forbearance: AmeriCorps members may also be eligible for federal loan forbearance. Additional enrollment steps are required.
Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a federal hiring authority upon completion of their term of service. PLC projects also include specific eligibility requirements such as age and citizenship. Please contact ACE staff with questions about eligibility, or view general information online https://www.usaconservation.org/epic/#eligibility-requirements.
Housing: ACE members will be accommodated in provided housing at no cost for the duration of the term.
Provided Training/Orientation: ACE members will receive position specific training and an orientation outlining ACE policies and procedures, clear guidance on prohibited activities, and networks for support. Specific training may include park and Botany program orientation; obtaining an Oregon state public pesticide applicator apprentice license; first aid/CPR training; and NPS Operational Leadership training.
Physical Demands, Work Environment and Working Conditions:
Environmental Conditions/Hazards: The ACE member(s) may encounter environmental conditions/hazards including extreme heat or cold, rocky and steep terrain, recently burned forested conditions, stream and wetland crossings, biting insects, and potentially dangerous wildlife. The member is expected to conduct duties in a safe and orderly manner so as not to endanger self, fellow staff/members or resources.
Vehicle and Equipment Use/Safety: If a vehicle is required for the accomplishment of the duties, one will be provided by the agency or ACE. Any tools required for the accomplishment of the duties will be provided by the NPS Use of personal protective equipment (PPE), typically provided by NPS, will be mandatory for any activity that requires it. Strict adherence to NPS and ACE equipment training, certification and safety protocols is required.
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/. 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 Member Support Specialist, Kyle Ellison 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.
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