Develop your crew leadership and trailwork skills leading a group of motivated young adults on trail projects along the Pacific Crest Trail! Projects range in location throughout California and Southern Oregon.
As the primary front-line staff of the ACE PW Operations Team, Crew Leaders (CLs) lead diverse teams of young adults in completion of conservation and restoration projects. CLs train and lead crew members in conservation work skills, basic environmental education, and outdoor living skills, and engage their crews in environmental work projects that address critical land management and conservation needs. Work is almost exclusively outdoors, involves strenuous physical labor in all weather conditions and climates, and typically involves “spike” camping for several days at a time, often in remote wilderness locations. The position requires extensive travel to public lands across the Pacific West and may involve working for other ACE offices/locations for temporary periods.
Lead, train, and supervise a conservation corps team during conservation work projects, which may include: constructing and maintaining trails, constructing and maintaining fences and outdoor facilities, restoring wildlife habitat, maintaining public parks, campgrounds, and recreation areas, planting trees, conducting native plant revegetation, eradicating exotic/invasive plant species, surveying, conducting ecological testing and monitoring, mapping and monitoring using GPS technology
1-2 years of experience working in field conservation positions, preferably within a Conservation Corps and with a record of advancement to assistant leadership or leadership positions.
Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate. BA/BS degree from an accredited college/university preferred.
Experience in field work performing environmental restoration, trail construction and maintenance, and other conservation tasks.
About American Conservation Experience
ACE is a rapidly growing, dynamic, national non-profit organization with the reputation for providing professionally supervised crews and career-minded AmeriCorps members to undertake critical natural resource management projects for federal, state, and local agencies. ACE’s national headquarters is located in Flagstaff, AZ and operates corps member branches in California, Utah, Texas, and North Carolina