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 Toketee, OR, Diamond Lake Ranger District
Mar 18, 2020
Seasonal
ACE EPIC USFS (OR): Umpqua National Forest, Recreation Monitoring and Management Technician - AmeriCorps Summary:  American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Umpqua National Forest is seeking two Recreation Monitoring and Management Technicians.  This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic young professionals with a background in recreation management, ecology, natural resource, conservation, environmental education, or a closely related field, with an interest in advancing their career goals by further developing this dynamic program.  The Technician will primarily be monitoring visitor use and overall condition of recreational facilities associated with the PacifiCorps North Umpqua Hydroelectric Project located on the Diamond Lake Ranger District.  Start Date: May 18th End Date: September 21st (18 weeks after start date) Location: Toketee, OR, Diamond Lake Ranger District The Umpqua National Forest covers nearly one million acres along the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains in Southwest Oregon.  The Forest encompasses a diverse area of sparkling rivers and lakes, deep canyons, and rugged mountains up to 9,200 feet in elevation. The Umpqua produces a wealth of water resources, timber, wildlife, fish, minerals and outdoor recreation opportunities. Included within the Forest are the North Umpqua Wild and Scenic River, a portion of the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness, the Oregon Cascades Recreation Area, the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail and the North Umpqua hydropower project. Under the supervision of the Forest Service Recreation Planner, the individual will monitor visitor use as well as assist Forest Service employees with campground maintenance duties. Project Websites: For more information on the Umpqua National Forest, please click here .  For more information on ACE, please click here . Living Allowance: The member should anticipate serving 40 hrs/wk and will receive a living allowance of $200/wk for food and incidentals, dispersed bi-weekly.  AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 675 -hour AmeriCorps Education Award ( $2,321.90 ) upon successful completion of position and service hours. Additional enrollment is required.  Housing: Housing will be provided by the USFS in a typical bunkhouse setting. Project Objectives and Description: Gather visitor counts and recreation site facility information to enter data into database Use GPS/GIS to complete inventories for recreation sites Maintain recreation sites to standard using tools such as garbage pickers, toilet brushes, hand saws, shovels, pulaskis, mcLeods and other tools related to recreation site maintenance Provide excellent visitor service by answering the public's questions on campground regulations, LNT ethics and nearby recreational attractions Participate in the Field Ranger program, providing environmental education and interpretive programs to the recreating public at the Diamond Lake Amphitheatre for Saturday evening programs Potential to assist with other projects in programs, such as Botany and Wildlife Qualifications:   Applicants for this position should hold (or be pursuing) a bachelor's degree in a natural resource field. A combination of education and experience for this position is acceptable. Preferred Skills: Prior data collection, visitor monitoring, recreation maintenance experience is desirable Experience and/or ability to learn use of GPS unit Ability to take initiative, work independently and participate in collaborative efforts Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals Required: Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation Proficient in English Must be 18-30 years of age U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Personal reliable transportation is required, as the duty station is considered remote Member must possess a high fitness level and interest in camping, with potential for backcountry work trips. A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request) Ability to pass a basic written test and road test to obtain a US Government Motor Vehicle Operators Card Ability to pass a federal criminal background check ACE is a drug free workplace and reserves the right to drug test at any time 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, ccanter@usaconservation.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.
American Conservation Experience Heber-Kamas Ranger District, Utah
Mar 18, 2020
Seasonal
ACE EPIC USFS (UT): Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Lead Range/Botany Technician  Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is seeking one Lead Range/ Botany Technician for 11 weeks. This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic professionals with a background in Rangeland/Botany Management or a related field, with a deep interest in jointly advancing their career goals and the stewardship of Utah's natural resources through purposeful fieldwork and research.  The member will assist the Forest Service at the Heber-Kamas Ranger District. This opportunity will allow the Range/Botany Technician to work under the supervision and guidance of professional range and natural resource specialists performing a variety of duties related to invasive species management including Identifying invasive non-native plants using various field guides or botanical keys, surveys for target plants, collects and assesses data on infestation location and status, and treats invasive plant infestations. Treatments primarily involve using herbicides, but may also be accomplished by hand-pulling, and/or using hand tools, power tools, mowers, and other standardized control methods.   Collects and records data related to infestation location and status. Responsible for ensuring that data related to invasive non-native plant treatments is recorded accurately and legibly, and according to specific protocols. Performs highly physical labor and daily hiking often to remote locations in rugged terrain under possible adverse weather conditions. Uses global positioning systems, aerial photographs, topographic maps, GIS and/or compass in navigation. A portion of time may be dedicated to data entry and other duties in an office setting.   Applies herbicides using backpack sprayers or other equipment on a regular basis according to specific guidelines. Performs basic mathematical calculations related to herbicide mixing and applications. Utilizes appropriate personal protective equipment supplied by the Forest Service at all times. May identify, collect, and release appropriate insects (biological control) to achieve desired objectives.   Occasionally assists with revegetation and ecological restoration projects related to wildlife, range, fisheries, and fuels.  Start Date: Mid June  End Date: 11 weeks after start date Location: Heber-Kamas Ranger District, Utah The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is one of the 12 National Forests in the Intermountain Region as well as one of the urban National Forests in the Forest Service System.  It covers an area that includes northern and north-central Utah, and southwestern Wyoming. This area also includes the largest population center within the State of Utah, which is known as the Wasatch Front.  The Forest is heavily influenced and impacted from over a million people living in close proximity. The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest has a net acreage of 2,169,596 acres.  It is divided into seven Ranger Districts: Salt Lake, Kamas/Heber, Ogden, Pleasant Grove, Spanish Fork, and Logan in Utah; adn Evanston/Mountain View in Wyoming.  Scenic beauty on the Forest offers unlimited recreational opportunities throughout the year. Whether you enjoy skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hiking, mountain biking, camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, swimming, horseback riding, etc., you can find the recreational experience you are seeking.  Because of the abundance of recreation opportunities and the large urban population along the Wasatch Front, the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is one of the most heavily visited in the entire National Forest System. Project Websites: For more information regarding the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, please click here . For more information regarding the ACE EPIC program, please click here .  Living Allowance: The members should anticipate serving 40 hours/wk and will receive a living allowance of $600/wk for food and incidentals, dispersed bi-weekly.  Housing: Housing is provided by the USFS at no cost to the member. Housing is near Strawberry Reservoir, approximately 25 miles from Heber City, UT. Training Provided: This is a leadership role, and members will be expected to train team members in a variety of capacities. That being said, Leads will still have the opportunity to be mentored by Forest Service permanent staff in a variety of disciplines related to this role. Members can expect training and mentorship in landscape level planning, botany, invasive mitigation planning and techniques, horseback riding, data collection and reporting, among other things.  Project Objectives:  Operate, maintain, and inventory weed management equipment.  Mix, maintain, and calibrate herbicides and pesticides for use in rangeland environments.  Inventory, monitor, and map existing weed populations utilizing agency data collection applications, commercial global positioning systems and topographic maps.  Conduct rangeland rehabilitation and restoration projects.  Work with permittees, partners and cooperators within the geographic area to ensure weed management efforts are successful.  Conducts surveys of project location to determine presence/absence of plant species.  Qualifications: Applicants should have a degree in Range, Resource Management, Botany 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.  Preferred Skills:  Plant identification Utah pesticide license preferred, but members will have the opportunity to take the exam in their first two weeks of service.  4x4 vehicle and ATV experience  Members should be capable of working alone, or with other people, during early morning hours, night, or during the day.  Members should be capable of working in remote locations for backcountry work trips over an extended period of time, primitive camping  Required:  Experience and/or ability to learn the use of GPS unit.  Database management and ArcGIS software experience.  Members must have a high a high fitness level, be able and willing to work outdoors and be capable of lifting 50 lbs  Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.  Proven ability to be both self-directed/work independently and be a positive, contributing member of a team.  Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals  Proficient in English  U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident  A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request)  Ability to pass a federal criminal background check  ACE is a drug free workplace and reserves the right to drug test at any time  Members must be at least 21 to apply for any ACE position that requires or anticipates operation of agency/ACE vehicles for duties.  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 ccanter@usaconservation.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. 
American Conservation Experience Camptonville, CA and Nevada City, CA
Mar 11, 2020
Seasonal
ACE EPIC USFS (CA): Tahoe National Forest, Recreation Technician Summary:  American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Tahoe National Forest, is seeking seven Recreation Technicians.  These positions provide a variety of work in support of the recreation program. Contacts visitors to provide information about recreation regulations, opportunities, and current restrictions.  Provides information on resource management practices in the area. Ensures that recreation areas, campgrounds and trails are maintained in accordance with standards. Constructs and rehabilitates minor recreation areas, facilities and trails. Makes safety checks of public use areas and takes corrective action.  Maintenance of facilities may include tasks such cleaning of toilets or safe operation of power tools.  Start Date: Mid April/May End Date: Approximately 23-28 weeks after start date Location:  Yuba River Ranger District - Camptonville, CA and Nevada City, CA 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 checkerboard 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 Websites:   For more information on ACE: www.usaconservation.org For more information about Tahoe National Forest: https://www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe/ Living Allowance:  The member should anticipate serving 40 hrs/wk, with potential to work holidays and weekends. The Member will receive a living allowance of $693/wk for food and incidentals, dispersed bi-weekly.  Housing: Accommodations may be provided by the USFS at a discounted rate of $12/day; housing is in a typical Forest Service bunkhouse.  Project Objectives:  Performs minor maintenance of developed and dispersed recreation area facilities, including campgrounds and trailheads (cleans restrooms, cleans campsites, maintains fire-safe areas, paints picnic tables and bulletin boards, etc.). Provides excellent customer service by enthusiastically answering questions, greeting and assisting visitors. Performs patrols of the campgrounds, trailheads, OHV areas and dispersed sites to ensure it stays presentable and address/and or report discrepancies as they occur. Ensures visitors comply with rules and regulations. Assists in trail maintenance activities, including but not limited to brushing, tread work and logging out. Collects fees and may assist in the management of group reservations. Performs other duties as assigned. May require camping for up to two nights per week in a remote recreation area without on-site cell phone service. May be required to operate a chainsaw; training provided for members who start early enough in the season.  Qualifications: Applicants for this position should be resourceful individuals with education and/or field experience working in a Recreation Management capacity. This position requires the balancing of critical analysis with technical field expertise, along with the ability to work directly with the public in sometimes difficult scenarios. Preferred Skills: Have working knowledge of detailed recreation rules and regulations to assist Forest visitors, and to detect and report violations Have demonstrated skills and knowledge of basic procedures for cleaning and maintaining recreational areas, facilities and/or trails Experience and/or ability to learn the use of a GPS unit Required: Public outreach and making contacts with visitors is a key component of this role- contact is to educate visitors in recreation management and law enforcement objectives and policies, to obtain compliance with laws/regulations, to resolve problems, and to provide assistance to forest visitors. Contacts will include dealing with some persons and/or groups that may be uncooperative, hostile and who have different viewpointsMembers must have a high fitness level and be comfortable in various indoor and outdoor work environments, and at times adverse weather conditions Must have strong communication skills Must be able to work alone and in small groups with minimal supervision, and adhere to instructions, procedure and use initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently Must have cash handling experience Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation Proficient in English U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request) Ability to pass a federal criminal background check The member must be willing and able 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 in 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 ccanter@usaconservation.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.
American Conservation Experience Umpqua National Forest; Diamond Lake, North Umpqua, and Tiller Ranger Districts
Mar 11, 2020
Seasonal
ACE EPIC USFS (OR): Umpqua National Forest, Wilderness and Trails Technician - AmeriCorps Summary:  American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Umpqua National Forest is seeking 4 Wilderness and Trails Technicians. This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic professionals, with a deep interest in trail monitoring and management on National Forest land, including Wilderness areas. The Wilderness and Trails Technicians will assist  Forest Service personnel with the maintenance of FS-system trails, and will include trail repair, log out, occasional construction/reconstruction of infrastructure, the monitoring of designated Wilderness areas with a focus on inventorying user-created trails and recreation sites, and coordinating with various partner organizations during projects. Members will also help with educating the public about Wilderness awareness and regulation compliance, campsite impacts and Leave No Trace (LNT) principles. Start Date: May 18th End Date: September 17th (16 weeks after start date) Location:  Umpqua National Forest; Diamond Lake, North Umpqua, and Tiller Ranger Districts The Umpqua National Forest covers nearly one million acres along the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains in Southwest Oregon.  The Forest encompasses a diverse area of sparkling rivers and lakes, deep canyons, and rugged mountains up to 9,200 feet in elevation. The Umpqua produces a wealth of water resources, timber, wildlife, fish, minerals and outdoor recreation opportunities. Included within the Forest are the North Umpqua Wild and Scenic River, a portion of the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness, the Oregon Cascades Recreation Area and the North Umpqua hydropower project. Also within the Umpqua is the Diamond Lake Recreation Composite, one of the largest developed recreational facilities within the Forest Service, offering three large campgrounds with approximately 400 campsites. The Tiller Ranger District, on the Umpqua National Forest is on the west side of the Cascade Mountains in SW Oregon. The forest is characterized by deeply incised canyons, moderate mountain elevations (less than 7,000 foot elevation), and includes the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness. The summers are generally hot and dry, although cool, rainy weather is possible at any time of year.  Project Websites: For more information on the Umpqua National Forest, please click here .  For more information on ACE, please click here . Living Allowance: The member should anticipate serving 40 hrs/wk and will receive a living allowance of $200/wk for food and incidentals, dispersed bi-weekly.  AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 450-hour AmeriCorps Education Award ( $1,612.43 ) upon successful completion of position and service hours. Additional enrollment is required.  Housing: Housing will be provided by the USFS in a typical bunkhouse setting. For the Tiller Ranger District, there is no wifi or cell reception. Members will have access to a government computer account, and may occasionally use the office phones for personal calls. Project Objectives and Description: Use GPS/GIS to complete map and collect data on trails and conditions, and complete inventories of recreation sites and user-created trails within Wilderness Maintain Forest Service system trails to standard using tools such as crosscut saws on frequently large-diameter logs, hand saws, shovels, pulaskis, McLeods, grip hoists, rock bars and other tools related to trails maintenance Provide excellent visitor service by answering the public's questions on Wilderness regulations, LNT ethics and nearby recreational attractions Potential to assist with other projects in programs, such as Botany and Wildlife Qualifications:   Ideal applicants will hold (or be pursuing) a bachelor's degree in a natural resource field, though relevant experience and a passion for public lands may be substituted. A background in trails is preferred. This is a highly demanding outdoor position that requires substantial physical fitness and mobility, and a tolerance for extreme weather and demanding conditions, snow, sun, heat, mosquitoes and long-hours. Training Provided: Members will be trained in a variety of trail maintenance skills and techniques, and may have the opportunity to complete more specialized training in crosscut, chainsaw or rock-work/rigging operations.  Preferred Skills: Experience and/or ability to learn the use of a GPS unit. Experience with GIS software is preferential.  Prior backpacking and trails experience is preferred Ability to take initiative, work independently and participate in collaborative efforts Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals Ability to work outdoors while using and transporting a variety of hand tools including crosscut saws, shovels, rakes, loppers, power tools, rigging, etc. Required: Ability to work in small teams in close/remote setting with minimal supervision Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation Proficient in English Must be 18-30 years of age U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Personal reliable transportation is required, as the duty station is considered remote Members must possess a high fitness level and interest in camping, with potential for backcountry work trips in inclement weather. A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request) Ability to pass a basic written test and road test to obtain a US Government Motor Vehicle Operators Card Ability to pass a federal criminal background check ACE is a drug free workplace and reserves the right to drug test at any time 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, ccanter@usaconservation.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.
American Conservation Experience Camptonville CA, Yuba River Ranger District or Foresthill CA, American River Ranger District
Mar 11, 2020
Seasonal
ACE EPIC USFS (CA):  Tahoe National Forest, Forestry Technician Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Tahoe National Forest is seeking 7-9   Forestry Technicians. This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic professionals, with a deep interest in advancing their career goals in natural resource management and conservation. The member will be part of a small marking crew performing a variety of timber sale preparation (TSP) duties that include'but are not limited to'timber marking, timber cruising, and sale layout as part of the forest health partnership. Start Date: May End Date: 30+ weeks after start date * A minimum 20 -week commitment is required * Location: Camptonville CA, Yuba River Ranger District or Foresthill CA, American 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 checkerboard 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 Websites: For more information regarding Tahoe National Forest, please click here . For more information regarding the ACE EPIC program, please click here . Living Allowance: The members should anticipate serving 40 hours/wk and will receive a living allowance of $692/wk for food and incidentals, dispersed bi-weekly.  Housing: Housing may be available in Forest Service bunk-houses at a rate of $8-$15/day.  Training Provided: Although some forestry related experience is desired,   training in timber cruising and layout will be provided on the job. Other Allowances: Boot allowance available.  Project Objectives : Either independently or with guidance, applies silvicultural prescriptions and marking guides to designate harvest timber. Brings to the attention of responsible individuals, situations on the ground that are inconsistent with guidelines. Either as a certified timber cruiser or under the supervision of a certified timber cruiser, applies the instructions issued in a cruise plan. Takes and records tree measurements, assesses quality, and determines defect. Prepares cruise data for processing. Observes and reports areas of possible archeological significance, and sightings of sensitive, threatened or endangered wildlife species. GPS's harvest unit boundaries and determines site area. Planning, decisions, and judgments made in this position affect long term timber management activities, other resources, and the forest health agreement/contract. Accuracy of the work affects the quality of residual resource values such as timber stands, visual quality, water quality, and all resources related to timber harvest. Qualifications:  This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic professionals, with a deep interest in advancing their career goals in natural resource management and conservation. Applicants with a degree (M.S. or B.S) in Forestry or Environmental Science 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.   Preferred Skills: Working knowledge of forest practices and techniques, including application of silvicultural prescriptions, aerial photographs, maps, environmental analysis reports, and like guides in order to independently select harvest timber in a variety of stand conditions Working knowledge of measuring tree diameters and heights, map reading, compass use, tree species identification, obvious defect recognition and determination, GPSing, and the use of tools associated with timber cruising Knowledge of regularly used timber cruise computer programs including data collection and processing  Knowledge of other resource areas, such as wildlife management or archaeology, in order to recognize situations which require specific protection measures The work is performed primarily in a field environment.  Field work often requires moderate to strenuous physical exertion, including walking, bending, and climbing under adverse conditions for long periods of time Work in the forest environment involves considerable risk of falls due to uneven terrain, risk of insect bites, contact with poisonous plants, etc.  Work is conducted during conditions such as rain, snow, wind, dust, extreme heat and cold - hardhat, boots, gloves, and possibly other safety equipment are required Required: Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation  Proven ability to be both self-directed/work independently and be a positive, contributing member of a team Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals Proficient in English U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request) Ability to pass a federal criminal background check ACE is a drug free workplace and reserves the right to drug test at any time Members must be at least 21 to apply for any ACE position that requires or anticipates operation of agency or ACE vehicles for duties. 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 Recruiter, Celia Demers at cdemers@usaconservation.org or 385-226-1260 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.
American Conservation Experience Heber-Kamas Ranger District, Utah
Mar 11, 2020
Seasonal
ACE EPIC USFS (UT): Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Range/Botany Technician - AmeriCorps  Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is seeking two Range/Botany Technicians for 10 weeks. This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic professionals with a background in Rangeland/Botany Management or a related field, with a deep interest in jointly advancing their career goals and the stewardship of Utah's natural resources through purposeful fieldwork and research.  The member will assist the Forest Service at the Heber-Kamas Ranger District. This opportunity will allow the Range/Botany Technician to work under the supervision and guidance of professional range and natural resource specialists performing a variety of duties related to rangeland and invasive species management including monitoring and implementation of on the ground noxious weeds and invasive plant control. Assist in the full range of standardized technical assignments consisting of routine invasive non-native plant treatment, management, inventory, and monitoring of invasive non-native plants.  Assists in identifying invasive non-native plants using various field guides, surveying for target plants, collecting data on infestation location and status, and treating invasive plant infestations. Treatments primarily involve using herbicides, but may also be accomplished by hand-pulling, and/or using hand tools, power tools, mowers, and other standardized control methods. Accurately and legibly records data related to invasive non-native plant treatments according to specific protocols. Performs highly physical labor and daily hiking often to remote locations in rugged terrain under possible adverse weather conditions. Uses global positioning systems, aerial photographs, topographic maps, and/or compass in navigation. A portion of time may be dedicated to data entry and other duties in a laboratory/office setting. Applies herbicides using backpack sprayers or other equipment on a regular basis according to specific guidelines. Performs basic mathematical calculations related to herbicide mixing and applications. Utilizes appropriate personal protective equipment supplied by the Forest Service at all times. May identify, collect, and release appropriate insects (biological control) to achieve desired objectives.   Occasionally assists with revegetation and ecological restoration projects including wildlife, range, fisheries and fuels. Start Date: Mid June  End Date: 10 weeks after start date Location: Heber-Kamas Ranger District, Utah The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is one of the 12 National Forests in the Intermountain Region as well as one of the urban National Forests in the Forest Service System.  It covers an area that includes northern and north-central Utah, and southwestern Wyoming. This area also includes the largest population center within the State of Utah, which is known as the Wasatch Front.  The Forest is heavily influenced and impacted from over a million people living in close proximity. The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest has a net acreage of 2,169,596 acres.  It is divided into seven Ranger Districts: Salt Lake, Kamas/Heber, Ogden, Pleasant Grove, Spanish Fork, and Logan in Utah; adn Evanston/Mountain View in Wyoming.  Scenic beauty on the Forest offers unlimited recreational opportunities throughout the year. Whether you enjoy skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hiking, mountain biking, camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, swimming, horseback riding, etc., you can find the recreational experience you are seeking.  Because of the abundance of recreation opportunities and the large urban population along the Wasatch Front, the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is one of the most heavily visited in the entire National Forest System. Project Websites: For more information regarding the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, please click here . For more information regarding the ACE EPIC program, please click here .  Living Allowance: The members should anticipate serving 40 hours/wk and will receive a living allowance of $320/wk for food and incidentals, dispersed bi-weekly.  Housing: Housing is provided by the USFS at no cost to the member. Housing is near Strawberry Reservoir, approximately 25 miles from Heber City, UT. AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for an up to 300hr AmeriCorps Education Award, valued at $1,289.00 , upon successful completion of position and service hours. Additional enrollment is required.  Training Provided: Members will have the opportunity to be mentored by Forest Service permanent staff in a variety of disciplines related to this role. Members can expect training and mentorship in landscape level planning, botany, invasive mitigation planning and techniques, data collection and reporting, among other things.  Project Objectives:  Operate, maintain, and inventory weed management equipment.  Mix, maintain, and calibrate herbicides and pesticides for use in rangeland environments.  Inventory, monitor, and map existing weed populations utilizing agency data  collection applications, commercial global positioning systems and topographic maps.  Conduct rangeland rehabilitation and restoration projects.  Work with permittees, partners and cooperators within the geographic area to ensure weed management efforts are successful.  Surveys known plant populations to determine trends.  Conducts surveys of project location to determine presence/absence of plant species.  Qualifications: Applicants should have a degree in Range, Resource Management, Botany 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.  Preferred Skills:  Plant identification  Utah pesticide license preferred, but members may work under licensed supervisor (members will have the opportunity to take the exam in their first two weeks of service if desired.) 4x4 vehicle and ATV experience  Members should be capable of working alone, or with other people, during early morning hours, night, or during the day.  Members should be capable of working in remote locations for backcountry work trips over an extended period of time, primitive camping  Required:  Experience and/or ability to learn the use of GPS unit.  Database management and ArcGIS software experience.  Members must have a high a high fitness level, be able and willing to work outdoors and be capable of lifting 50 lbs  Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.  Proven ability to be both self-directed/work independently and be a positive, contributing member of a team.  Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals  Proficient in English  U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident  A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request)  Ability to pass a federal criminal background check  ACE is a drug free workplace and reserves the right to drug test at any time  Members must be at least 21 to apply for any ACE position that requires or anticipates operation of agency/ACE vehicles for duties.  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 ccanter@usaconservation.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. 
American Conservation Experience Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista Ranger District
Mar 11, 2020
Seasonal
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 . For more information regarding the ACE EPIC program, please click here . 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 : Operate, maintain, and inventory weed management equipment. Mix, maintain, and calibrate herbicides and pesticides for use in rangeland environments. Inventory, monitor, and map existing weed populations utilizing agency data collection applications, commercial global positioning systems and topographic maps. Conduct rangeland rehabilitation and restoration projects. Work with permittees, partners and cooperators within the geographic area to ensure weed management efforts are successful. Checks range allotments to assess appropriate time to graze, compliance with management plans and operating instructions, number of livestock, herding procedures, salting, range improvement, and maintenance. Inspects allotments before and after grazing for trespass stock and if found, gathers necessary brands, numbers, dates, and locations. Reports non-compliance or other management needs to the supervisor. Estimates the utilization of available forage by all grazing animals and determines as closely as possible the percent of use by each class of animal. Using accepted indicator plants determines range readiness and advises supervisor. Surveys known plant populations to determine trends. Conducts surveys of project location to determine presence/absence of plant species. May operate 4x4 vehicles and ATVs. May perform duties using livestock. 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. Preferred Skills: QAL license preferred, but not required. Direct experience in range monitoring and/or invasive weeds mitigation. Members should be capable of working alone, or with other people, during early morning hours, night, or during the day. Members should be capable of working in remote locations for backcountry work trips over an extended period of time, primitive camping Required: Experience and/or ability to learn use of GPS unit. Database management and ArcGIS software experience. Members must have a high a high fitness level, be able and willing to work outdoors and be capable of lifting 50 lbs Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.  Proven ability to be both self-directed/work independently and be a positive, contributing member of a team. Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals Proficient in English U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request) Ability to pass a federal criminal background check ACE is a drug free workplace and reserves the right to drug test at any time Members must be at least 21 to apply for any ACE position that requires or anticipates operation of agency or ACE vehicles for duties. 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 ccanter@usaconservation.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.
American Conservation Experience Blackrock & Jackson Ranger Districts
Mar 11, 2020
Seasonal
ACE EPIC USFS (WY): Bridger-Teton National Forest, Range Technician - AmeriCorps Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Bridger-Teton National Forest is seeking two Range Technicians for 12 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 and the stewardship of Wyoming's natural resources through purposeful fieldwork and research. The member will assist the Forest Service at the Blackrock Ranger District. This opportunity will allow the Range Technician to 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. Start Date: May 25th End Date: August 21st (12 weeks after start date) Location: Bridger-Teton North Zone: Blackrock & Jackson Ranger Districts The Blackrock Ranger District is comprised mostly of the Teton Wilderness. The district borders Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. It is home to the headwaters of the Yellowstone River and the Continental Divide. The Bridger-Teton National Forest offers more than 3.4 million acres of public land for your outdoor recreation enjoyment. With its pristine watersheds, abundant wildlife and immense wildlands, the Bridger-Teton National Forest comprises a large part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest intact ecosystem in the lower 48 United States. Offering nearly 1.2 million acres of designated Wilderness, over 3,000 miles of road and trail and thousands of miles of unspoiled rivers and streams. Project Websites: For more information regarding Bridger-Teton National Forest, please click here . For more information regarding the ACE EPIC program, please click here . Living Allowance: The members should anticipate serving 40 hours/wk and will receive a living allowance of $400/wk for food and incidentals, dispersed bi-weekly. There is possibility for camping in remote locations for backcountry work trips over an extended period of time. Per diem will be provided for camping and training. Housing:  Housing may be available by the USFS at approximately $3-8/day.  AmeriCorps:  This position may be eligible for a 450hr AmeriCorps Education Award, valued at $1,612, respectively, upon successful completion of position and service hours. Additional enrollment is required. Training Provided: Members will have the opportunity to be mentored by Forest Service permanent staff in a variety of disciplines related to this role. Members can expect training and mentorship in landscape level planning, botany, invasive mitigation planning and techniques, horseback riding, data collection and reporting, among other things.  Project Objectives : Operate, maintain, and inventory weed management equipment. Mix, maintain, and calibrate herbicides and pesticides for use in rangeland environments. Inventory, monitor, and map existing weed populations utilizing agency data collection applications, commercial global positioning systems and topographic maps. Conduct rangeland rehabilitation and restoration projects. Work with permittees, partners and cooperators within the geographic area to ensure weed management efforts are successful. Checks range allotments to assess appropriate time to graze, compliance with management plans and operating instructions, number of livestock, herding procedures, salting, range improvement, and maintenance. Inspects allotments before and after grazing for trespass stock and if found, gathers necessary brands, numbers, dates, and locations. Reports non-compliance or other management needs to the supervisor. Estimates the utilization of available forage by all grazing animals and determines as closely as possible the percent of use by each class of animal. Using accepted indicator plants determines range readiness and advises supervisor. Surveys known plant populations to determine trends. Conducts surveys of project location to determine presence/absence of plant species. 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. Preferred Skills: Horse experience Wyoming QAL license preferred, but members will have the opportunity to take the exam in their first two weeks of service. 4x4 vehicle and ATV experience Members should be capable of working alone, or with other people, during early morning hours, night, or during the day. Members should be capable of working in remote locations for backcountry work trips over an extended period of time, primitive camping Required: Experience and/or ability to learn the use of GPS unit. Database management and ArcGIS software experience. Members must have a high a high fitness level, be able and willing to work outdoors and be capable of lifting 50 lbs Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.  Proven ability to be both self-directed/work independently and be a positive, contributing member of a team. Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals Proficient in English U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request) Ability to pass a federal criminal background check ACE is a drug free workplace and reserves the right to drug test at any time Members must be at least 21 to apply for any ACE position that requires or anticipates operation of agency/ACE vehicles for duties. 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 ccanter@usaconservation.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.