Summary: American Conservation Experience, a non-profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), is seeking one individual to serve as a part-time Natural Resource Member for 16 weeks contributing to various natural resource and biological monitoring projects alongside Natural Resource Management Staff at John Muir National Historic Park. For more information about ACE, please visit:www.usaconservation.org.
Start Date: March 15, 2021
End Date: July 3, 2021 *a 16-week minimum commitment is required
Location: John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, CA ACE EP duties may also be at neighboring National Park Service units of Rosie the Riveter / WWII Home Front National Historical Park and Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site. The John Muir National Historic Site, located in the East San Francisco Bay Area, preserves the home of John Muir – one of America’s most famous naturalists and conservationist – as well as over 325 acres of native oak woodlands, grasslands and other natural lands once owned and maintained by the Muir family, including Mount Wanda. For more information about the John Muir National Historic Site please visit the NPS website: http://www.nps.gov/jomu/index.htm.
Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute 20 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $280 / week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.
Housing: Housing is the responsibility of the member and not provided by ACE or the NPS. are strongly encouraged to apply.
AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 300-hour AmeriCorps Education Award ($1,311.11) upon successful completion of service hours. Additional enrollment and volunteer service is required.
Scheduling: The candidate selected for this position needs to be available during morning hours Mondays through Fridays.
Position Description: In support of the mission of the National Park Service, the fundamental work conducted by the ACE Member will include maintaining and enhancing the natural and cultural landscapes of the park units, conducting biological and ecological inventories, monitoring of resources, leading stewardship projects, and restoring native and cultural lands by removing invasive species and promoting native vegetation.
Specific duties will include:
● Assisting in planning and programming of natural resource management projects
● Helping to implement projects, including: biological inventory and monitoring, invasive plant monitoring and control, native plant restoration, and wildlife monitoring projects
● Collecting and maintaining field data, including GIS and field notes, using standard protocols
● Maintaining administrative documentation for resource management reporting
● Additionally, the ACE Member will assist with conducting youth and volunteer stewardship and resource education programs and activities
● Helping to develop and implement youth, volunteer and community engagement efforts related to natural resource management, such as providing logistical support towards stewardship activities
● Engaging and training local youth interested in conservation and environmental science; providing mentorship in career exploration and development
● Helping to coordinate the work and schedules of local community interns and volunteers
· Deep interest in ecology, history, and respect for nature is critical
· Ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, professional, contributing representative of ACE and the NPS
· Member must be able to provide own transportation to-and-from worksite base (John Muir NHS, Martinez)
· Ability to relate well with youth and volunteers in the field and serve as leader, mentor and role model
· Must have effective communication skills with diverse audiences · Ability to perform duties, hike, and navigate on uneven terrain and work outdoors, in varying weather conditions
· Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
· Must be between the ages of 18 to 30, Military Veterans up to 35 are encouraged to apply (This position’s age limitations are a requirement of the Public Land Corps Act. Additionally, members must be 21+ to apply for an ACE position that requires or anticipates operation of agency or ACE vehicles for duties)
· US Citizen or Permanent Resident
· A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request).
· Willing to undergo and must pass required criminal history checks.
· Relevant experience and/or a degree in environmental sciences, natural resource management, ecology, and other related field
· Experience with various field data collection methods using standard protocols
· Experience with outdoor education and youth leadership
· Strong desire to enter the public service field as a natural resource professional
· Bilingual applicants are encouraged and welcome. Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese are especially useful in this park
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: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/
jobs/530742.html 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 Recruitment Specialist 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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