Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with Capital Reef National Park is seeking One Member to serve as a Visitor and Resource Protection Member and assist NPS Staff with a mixture of natural resource management and visitor protection duties focused on trail patrols, graffiti removal and other resource protection related projects.

For full position announcement and to apply visit: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/720748.html

Start Date: April 23, 2022
End Date: October 21, 2022
*a 26-week minimum commitment is required *

Location: Capital Reef National Park, Torrey, UT

AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 900-hour ($3,172.50) AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of service term. Additional enrollment is required.

Living Allowance: ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $525/week to offset the costs of housing, food, and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.

Housing: The selected member will be provided housing by the park, at no additional cost.

Position Description:
This placement involves hiking several miles a day on consecutive days, driving long distances on unimproved roads, backpacking overnights carrying a heavy pack on patrols, all taking place in a desert environment which will include extreme heat, monsoons and flash floods, insects, and dusty conditions.

Visitor & Resource Protection duties include: patrolling backcountry roads, trails and off-trail routes; contacting park visitors in backcountry/wilderness settings; explaining park regulations and safety issues; monitoring trail, road, and spring conditions; conducting informal resource condition assessments; conducting minor maintenance to signs, primitive campsites, and trailheads; assisting with issuing backcountry permits; and assisting the V&RP staff with emergency responses such as emergency medical services, search & rescue, and flash flood response.

Resource Management duties include: participating in the park’s graffiti removal and prevention program by mitigating damage to rock walls, contacting visitors about graffiti’s impact on the park and installing signs; maintaining a presence on park trails and canyon routes to educate visitors about graffiti and other resource damage.

For qualifications see the full position description at: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/720748.html

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Backcountry Skills, Climbing Skills, Conservation, Development, Medical, Teaching/Education

About American Conservation Experience

American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities for youth, young adults, and emerging professionals 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/720748.html. Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. If you have any questions please feel free to contact ACE EPIC Recruitment Specialist, Victoria Yee at [email protected]