American Conservation Experience - EPIC & CORPS
  • National Park Service
  • Moab, UT, USA
  • Internship
  • EPIC

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps based in Flagstaff, AZ, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking ONE Vegetation Management Intern to dedicate 10 weeks in support of the Southeast Utah Group (SEUG) which serves Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Hovenweep National Monument, and Natural Bridges National Monument. The purpose of the Vegetation Management Intern is to provide support to partner parks in the management, control and eradication of invasive, exotic plants and forest pathogens, and assist in restoration efforts in high visitor-use areas and selected backcountry sites. This is an internship that will expand the resume of anyone starting a natural resource career.  Internship will provide many career exploratory and networking opportunities, as well as working alongside an international volunteer.

These opportunities are intended for conscientious, enthusiastic, individuals with a background in any aspect of natural resource management, but who are committed to the physical requirements of field work and vegetation management opportunities within the desert, shrubland, and riparian environments of Utah's ecosystems.

 

Start Date: March, 2019*exact date to be determined*. Start date may be dependent on government status.  If the government is shutdown, start dates can be pushed back, however internship opportunities are not cancelled.  Willingness to be flexible for variable start dates may be rquested.

End Date: May or June, 2019 *exact date to be decided upon, depending on start date*

* A minimum 10-week commitment is required *

 

Location: Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Utah.

 

Project Website: Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park are both located in southeastern Utah.  To learn more about the parks please visit https://www.nps.gov/arch/index.htmand https://www.nps.gov/cany/index.htm.  For more information about the monuments where job duties will additionally be conducted, please visit https://www.nps.gov/hove/index.htmand https://www.nps.gov/nabr/index.htm.

For more information regarding the ACE Internship Program, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.

 

Compensation: ACE Intern is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $200-$250/weekto cover the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.  The exact intern stipend will be determined during interview process.

 

Housing:  ACE interns will be accommodated in park housing at no cost for the duration of the internship. 

 

AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 300-hour AmeriCorps Education Award ($1,252.91) upon successful completion of internship service hours. Additional

 

Position Description: After habitat loss, invasive species are considered the greatest threat to global diversity. Exotic-plant management, including use of mechanical, manual and chemical control and site restoration, is a high priority in our National Parks. The Resource Science and Stewardship Division of the Southeast Utah Group is tasked with aiding in controlling invasive plants for 4 National Park units in Utah. In this intensive field volunteer position, ACE volunteers will be exposed to a variety of terrain to implement and document invasive plant management control methods including manual, mechanical, and chemical techniques.  Additionally, interns will also be responsible for using GPS and GIS to locate and document sites and invasive plant populations. Transport of equipment typically includes an open trailer and experience pulling, hitching and backing a trailer is considered a plus.

 

Qualifications: Applicants for the position must hold or be pursuing a minimum of a bachelor's degree and/or have relevant experience in subject areas such as environmental science, environmental studies, botany, ecology, biology, wildlife, natural resource management or related discipline.

Required:

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Must be 18-35 years of age (Interns must be 21-35 to apply for any ACE position that requires or anticipates operation of agency or ACE vehicles for duties.)
  • Must be able and willing to serve outdoors in varying weather conditions and participate in often strenuous physical labor.
  • Must be physically fit and have the ability to carry up to 40-lbs up to 5 miles over steep terrain for up to 10 hours/day.
  • Have strong back, knees, and ankles (if you have preexisting injuries this job will exacerbate them, and endanger you).
  • A valid driver's license and a clean driving record are required (documentation to be provided upon request).
  • Ability to work alone and in a group.
  • Interested in working in conjunction with an international volunteer.
  • Proficient in English.
  • Ability to undergo a federal criminal background check is required.

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of Southern Utah's Exotic and Invasive species

ACE Interns must be willing to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.  Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.

 

To Apply: Please submit your resume, thoughtful cover letter, and contact for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/

 

NOTE: 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 NPS Division Recruitment Specialist, Tori Klotz at 385.522.3171 or tklotz@usaconservation.org.

 

 

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