Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking ONE GIS Member interested in contributing 52 weeks to a collaborative GIS project (in and out of the field) alongside regional GIS specialist and Cumberland Gap National Historical Park staff.
For more information about ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.
Start Date: October 18, 2021
End Date: October 16, 2022 (or 52 weeks from start date)
*a 52-week minimum commitment is required*
Location: Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (CUGA) near Middlesboro, KY.
The Park is located at the corners of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. Carved by wind and water, Cumberland Gap forms a major break in the Appalachian Mountain chain. Stretching for 26 miles along Cumberland Mountain and ranging from one to four miles in width, the park contains 24,000 acres of which 14,000 acres is proposed wilderness. The natural beauty of Appalachian mountain country, lush with vegetation, supports diverse flora and fauna.
For more information regarding Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, or the National Park Service, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/cuga/index.htm.
Living Allowance: The ACE member is expected to serve ~40 hours/week and receive a living allowance of $260/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly. The member will be provided with a one-time equipment allowance of $200 for the purchase of field boots.
Housing: IF there is room in the NPS dormitory, it will be available to the ACE Member and an allowance equivalent to its rent will be provided. The member may opt out of NPS housing in favor of their own rental location and a housing allowance of $700/month ($175/week) will be provided, making the total living allowance $435/week.
NOTE: it can be rather difficult to secure rental accommodations in the Middlesboro area.
AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for two 900-hour ($3,047.50 x2) or one 1700-hour AmeriCorps Education Award ($6,095) upon successful completion of service hours. Additional enrollment and volunteer service are required.
Position Description: The ACE member will assist Park staff in accomplishing a variety of tasks. 80% of the work performed by the member will be GIS focused and involves data collection, database management, and creating maps. The GIS member is the only individual in the park with GIS duties and supports the GIS needs of the entire park team. The member will spend the remaining 20% of their time in the field performing tasks as assigned. The fieldwork, which is physically demanding, will be focused on the control of either exotic plants or hemlock woolly adelgids.
Please note: Marijuana and other controlled substances are not allowed at any time during the performance of duties or while on federal property, regardless of State law or qualified medical marijuana card status.
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. Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. This position may close at any time.
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.