American Conservation Experience

American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities that harness the idealism and energy of a volunteer labor force to help restore America’s public lands. ACE is grounded in the philosophy that cooperative labor on meaningful conservation projects fosters cross-cultural understanding and operates on the belief that challenging volunteer service unites people of all backgrounds in common cause.

American Conservation Experience Long Beach, CA, USA
Nov 07, 2019
ACE EPIC USFS & NFWF: Southern California Conservation Project Manager Summary:   American Conservation Experience (ACE), a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), the Los Angeles Conservation Corps (LACC), and the Conservation Corps of Long Beach (CCLB), is seeking a Southern California Conservation Project Manager for 36 weeks to assist all partners in ensuring that all projects are safely and professionally prepared, implemented, and completed to a high quality standard, as well as reported safely, effectively and efficiently.   This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic professionals with a background in program management, land management, environmental stewardship, botany, fire restoration or a closely related field, with a deep interest in jointly advancing their career goals and the stewardship of Southern California's natural resources through purposeful fieldwork and research. Start Date: February 3, 2020 End Date: October 10, 2020 Location: Long Beach, CA & Angeles National Forest (ANF) Project Websites: For more information on the participating partners, click below ACE: CCLB: USFS: NFWF: LACC:   Living Allowance:  The member should anticipate serving 40hrs/wk and will receive a living allowance of $600/wk for food and incidentals, dispersed bi-weekly. Housing:  It is the responsibility of the member and not provided by ACE or any collaborating partners.  Scheduling:  Typical work week will be 8-10 hours/day, 4-5 days/week. The member should expect to occasionally work evenings, weekends, and holidays. Position Description:  The Conservation Project Manager (CPM) will serve for 36 weeks as a liaison between the staff of the Angeles National Forest (ANF) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the crews of American Conservation Experience (ACE), Los Angeles Conservation Corps (LACC) and Conservation Corps of Long Beach (CCLB). The Conservation Project Manager will ensure that all projects are prepared, implemented, completed, and reported safely, effectively and efficiently.  The CPM will coordinate and communicate with ANF staff members from various departments (i.e. Restoration, Forestry and Trails, etc.). The CPM will have a balance between working in the office alongside administrative staff and in the field alongside staff and crews of three different Conservation Corps, ensuring the success of conservation projects. The primary roles of the CPM include (but are not limited to): Strongly communicate and coordinate with ANF and Corps staff to identify and confirm project plans, itineraries, logistics, and goals. Support and manage all three conservation crews simultaneously to ensure that all projects are completed safely, efficiently, and to a high quality.  Document and report the overall project's progression and success using ArcGIS Collector, PowerPoint, Excel and Word, while assisting to resolve any challenges that may arise during the project's timeframe. Assist staff in building long-term monitoring and assessment strategies. Training Provided:  Safety and project training will be provided, but the expectations of this position are for an ideal candidate to hit the ground running, bringing in a high level of communication, organization, project management and on-the-ground restoration experience.   Qualifications:  Applicants should have a degree in biology, forestry, ecology or a related field. Candidates with Master's Degrees and an interest in a career in public lands management are strongly encouraged to apply. Resumes and cover letters must show detailed project experiences.  Required: Project Management Experience Ability to multi-task and works well under pressure Leadership experience specifically advancing a culture of accountability Experience in on-the-ground invasive control projects Ability to work with minimal supervision Ability to work in small teams in close/remote settings A strong background in botany, fire restoration, land management, invasive species control, eradication and monitoring Experience and/or ability to learn the use of GPS unit. Database management and ArcGIS software experience Must have a high fitness level for field work in varying terrains/weather. Must be able to work outdoors and be capable of lifting 50 lbs Must be able to take initiative, work independently and participate in collaborative efforts Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation  Proficient in English Must be 18-35 years of age  U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request) Ability to drive an ACE vehicle is required for this position. ACE will conduct a driving record check upon on-boarding and Members must be cleared by ACE to drive.  Members must be at least 21 to apply for any ACE position that requires operation of ACE vehicles Willing to undergo and must pass a federal criminal background check  ACE is a drug free workplace and reserves the right to drug test at any time. Preferred: A qualified applicator license for the State of California or an ability to obtain California herbicide application's license ASAP A Master's Degree in a related field Over 2+ years of project leadership experience 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: 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 Recruitment Specialist, Caroline Canter, at 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.   Remember to say you found this opportunity at !
American Conservation Experience Tahoe National Forest, Nevada City, CA, USA
Sep 23, 2019
Internship- Paid
American Conservation Experience USFS Archaeology Technician Summary:   American Conservation Experience (ACE), a Non-Profit Conservation Corps based in Flagstaff, Arizona, in partnership with the United States Forest Service (USFS) Tahoe National Forest, is seeking one Archaeology Technician.  This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic young professionals with a deep interest in advancing their career goals in natural resource management and conservation.  Start Date: ASAP,  2019 End Date:   End of November or December, dependent on weather. *Funding is in place for another position next season, high performing members will be given preference for these positions, if desired. Location:  Tahoe National Forest, Yuba River Ranger District  The Tahoe National Forest is located in the northern Sierra Nevada (east of Sacramento) and extends from the foothills across the Sierra crest to the California state line. It includes over 850,000 acres of public land interspersed with 350,000 acres of private land in a checker board ownership pattern.   Rivers, snow-capped peaks and dense forests offer outstanding recreation year-round. A complex set of ecosystems are found as the terrain ascends from 1,500 feet along the western boundary to over 9,000 feet along the crest. The forest provides a variety of resources and opportunities and is managed by the Forest Service. Project Partner Websites:   For more information regarding Tahoe National Forest, please visit: For more information on ACE, please visit: Compensation:  The technician should anticipate serving 40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of  $692/wk.,  for food and incidentals, dispersed bi-weekly. Housing:  Housing may be provided by the USFS for approx. $250/mo Position Description:     The Tahoe National Forest is looking to fill a total of one Archaeology Technician positions for the 2019 field season. Members will support Forest Service initiatives by providing technical support to the heritage resource staff. Members will have a variety of tasks, including analyzing data, making recommendations, adapting ground search strategies, preparing reports, conducting inventories, and completing additional tasks as determined by Forest Service staff. The purpose of the work is to serve as a technician on archeological surveys and ensure the work is accomplished within established rules and methods. The work directly affects the design and execution of surveys and the adequacy of long range work plans. Specific Tasks Include: Analyzes archeological data in preparing reports. Compiles and reports information about the nature and extent of known cultural resources. Adapts ground search strategies as determined by specific project requirements i.e., terrain, vegetation cover, and time frames. Applies scientific methods to survey parcels of land to identify and record cultural resource sites, features and artifacts. Prepares Cultural Resource Inventory reports and site forms. Enters site and inventory information into databases, especially the NRM cultural resource database, and onto GIS maps. Monitors cultural resource sites to ensure approved standard protection measures are implemented and effective. Conducts inventories of Forest cultural resources in areas of proposed Forest Service projects. Researchers reference materials such as State and National Register files, historic documents, archeological reports, maps and aerial photos, and interviews source individuals concerning project areas. Ensures that archeology work assignments are carried out in safe, timely manner according to established standards and procedures. Reviews work in progress to see that standards for pre-field research, survey design, site recording, graphics, and final report are being met Advises other members or FS staff on methods of cultural resource inventory. Training Provided:   The Forest Service will strive to provide the technician opportunities to shadow conservation professionals to learn about the archeological discipline, but a strong foundational knowledge of archaeology technician work is required for these positions. Project Environment:    The work may include strenuous outdoor activity, such as walking, climbing, riding (ATV), backpacking and overnight camping, often in steep, rough terrain in isolated areas in a forest environment Qualifications:  Qualified applicants will hold a bachelor's degree (or above) in archaeology, or a similar natural resource field, and have specific archaeological field work experience.  This is a highly demanding outdoor job that requires substantial physical fitness and mobility, participate in the field and a tolerance for extreme weather and demanding conditions.  Required: U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.  Must be 21 years or older in order to drive an agency work vehicle. Practical knowledge of the basic theories and practices of archeology in order to compile technical reports and make recommendations to the archeologist . Advanced knowledge of the techniques of archeological reconnaissance in order to adapt ground search strategies to access a large variety of artifacts and features . Ability to perform library and archival research and oral interviewing to locate and obtain information . Knowledge of technical report writing to prepare reports. Skill using compass, aerial photos, topographic maps and GPS units to locate sites and survey areas. A valid driver's license and a clean driving record are required (documentation to be provided upon request). Must be willing and able to perform the above fieldwork in a variety of weather conditions. Must be physically fit and able to hike off trail in the backcountry. English proficiency required. Ability to undergo a federal criminal background check is required. The ACE members must be willing and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. To Apply:  Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website here: 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 the ACE EPIC USFS Recruitment Specialist, Caroline Canter at