Overview

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/906032.html

Tagged as: Conservation

Qualifications:

- US Citizen or Permanent Resident to comply with US government contracts
- Represent ACE and partner organization in a professional manner
- Be self-directed and a contributing member of a group
- Have a valid driver's license with an insurable driving record
- Willing to undergo a criminal history check
- Must be vaccinated for COVID-19 or be granted a religious or medical exemption

Required Skills:

- Must be able to hike 5-10 miles per day while carrying 40lbs
- Be willing to backcountry camp
- Be willing to serve in all weather conditions
- Be able to navigate off trail by maps and GPS units
- Must be willing to use herbicides and insecticides and pass the KY pesticide certification test

Preferred Skills:

- Holding or pursuing a bachelor's degree in natural resource management or a related field
- Knowledge of the interrelationships of various natural and cultural resources
- Ability to identify plants on sight or by using a 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

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/906032.html.