American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking TWO Natural Resource Members to assist with a variety of ongoing resource management projects alongside Cumberland Gap National Historical Park staff.

The ACE member will assist the Cumberland Gap’s Resource Management staff in accomplishing a variety of tasks. The member will spend the majority of their time in the field performing physically demanding tasks as assigned. Approximately 75 – 80% of the fieldwork will be Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) control; duties will also include exotic plant management and other invasive species work.

To see the full position description, visit: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/751452.html

Tagged as: Conservation, Research/Science and Technical


- Must be US Citizen or Permanent Resident to comply with government contracts
- Able to represent ACE and partner organization in a professional manner
- Have valid driver's license and insurable driving record
- Must pass criminal history checks
- Able to hike 5-10 miles per day
- Must be able to serve in all weather conditions
- Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or receive medical or religious exemption

Required Skills:

- Be self-directed and a contributing member of a group
- Able to perform essential duties with or without reasonable accommodation
- Able to communicate clearly
- Must be able to do backcountry camping
- Comfortable navigating off-trail by maps and GPS units
- Willing to use herbicides and insecticides and pass KY pesticide certification test
- Able to serve in small group setting
- Able to serve independently in remote areas

Preferred Skills:

- Have relevant experience in natural resource management or other related disciplines
- Knowledge of interrelationships between natural and cultural resources
- Ability to identify plants on sight or using dichotomous key
- Interest in the National Park Service

About American Conservation Experience

American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities for youth of all backgrounds to explore and improve public lands while gaining practical professional experience.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to the online application page here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/751452.html