American Conservation Experience
USFS Visitor Center & Recreation Manager
Resource Assistants Program
United States Forest Service Resource Assistants Program (RAP) is a rigorous and immersive, paid placement for individuals interested in Forest Service careers. Resource Assistants work under the supervision of Forest Service staff to complete mission-critical work that demonstrates leadership, critical thinking, and strategic communication. Through collaboration, training, and mentorship, resource assistants gain the tools to launch their natural and cultural resource careers.
RAP seeks to engage highly motivated candidates through these program objectives:
American Conservation Experience (ACE), a Non-Profit Conservation Corps based in Flagstaff, Arizona, in partnership with the United States Forest Service (USFS) Eldorado National Forest, is seeking a Visitor Center & Recreation Manager. This opportunity is intended for an enthusiastic professional with a well-developed working background in conservation, natural resources management, wilderness management, recreation management, or a similar field. The Visitor Center & Recreation Manager should possess a passion for public land management and a professional interest in advancing their career towards natural resource management, policy, natural resources management and/or wilderness.
Start Date: July, 2019
End Date: December, 2019 (or 26 weeks after start)
Location: Eldorado National Forest Pacific Ranger District
The Eldorado National Forest is located in the central Sierra Nevada region within California and encompasses a total of 798,279 acres, which includes 193,027 acres of private ownership.
The Eldorado National Forest is bordered on the north by the Tahoe National Forest, on the east by the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and the Humboldt-Toiyabe, and to the south by the Stanislaus National Forest. The Eldorado is within 3 - 4 hours of the San Francisco Bay Area and about 1 - 1 1/2 hours from Sacramento. It ranges in elevation from 1,000 feet in the foothills to more than 10,000 feet above sea level along the Sierra crest. The mountainous topography is broken by the steep canyons of the Mokelumne, Cosumnes, American, and Rubicon rivers. Plateaus of generally moderate relief are located between these steep canyons.
The forest is also home to 297 lakes and reservoirs (including both public and private acreage), which total 11,994 surface acres. 11 large reservoirs account for 9,000 acres. The rest are mostly small, high mountain lakes. Both the rivers and lakes provide exceptional fishing opportunities. The Eldorado National Forest provides diverse recreational opportunities to the public. The Forest offers every visitor the chance to enjoy nature and be outdoors. In addition to two popular wilderness areas (Desolation Wilderness and Mokelumne Wilderness), the forest offers more than 70-day use and overnight developed recreation facilities across the forest for the individual, families and groups.
Project Partner Websites:
For more information regarding Eldorado National Forest, please Visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/eldorado/.
For more information on ACE, please visit: usaconservation.org.
Housing: Provided by the USFS.
The US Forest Service, Eldorado National Forest, has need for the following critical work activities to be completed by qualified on-site personnel. Work on this project requires a balance between the soft skills required to manage people, the organizational skills to run a visitor center, and the field skills to support the rec program. This is a great opportunity for an established or emerging professional to take the next step in their career, or for a more seasoned professional to make a career transition.
Specific Tasks Include:
Applicants for this position should be resourceful individuals with education and/or field experience working in a visitor center and some field experience capacity. This position requires the balancing of critical analysis with some technical field expertise, along with the ability to work directly with the public in sometimes difficult scenarios.
The member must be willing to represent ACE and the USFS in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.
**This position is subject to change/close at any time**
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/ .
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Early consideration will be given as applications are received. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the ACE USFS Recruitment Specialist Celia Demers at email@example.com.