American Conservation Experience - EPIC & CORPS
  • US Forest Service
  • Afton, WY, USA
  • Internship
  • EPIC

American Conservation Experience
USFS Wild & Scenic River Hydrology Technician Crew



American Conservation Experience, a nationwide Non-Profit Conservation Corps based in Flagstaff, AZ and Salt Lake City, Utah, in partnership with the Bridger Teton National Forest Supervisor's Office is seeking Two Hydrology Technicians to dedicate 8 weeks to the data collection and monitoring of stream flows for the Snake River Wild and Scenic Instream Flow Quantification data collection effort. This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic young professionals with a deep interest in advancing their career goals in hydrology and water resources management.


Start Date: Aug 19th, 2019


End Date: 8 weeks after start date


Location: Afton, Wyoming.


Project Partner Website: 

For more information about the Bridger Teton National Forest, please visit their website at:

For more information and the ACE Placement Program, please visit:  


Compensation:  Members will receive a Living Allowance Stipend of $650/week, paid bi-weekly.


Housing: Provided by the USFS Greys River Ranger District located in Afton, Wyoming.


Position Description: 

The Hydrology Technicians will work beside a Forest Service Hydrology Technician, collecting field data using standardized protocols for the Snake River Wild and Scenic Instream Flow Quantification effort.  Daily duties will include setting up and maintaining stream gages, collecting stream channel geometry data including cross-sections, pebble counts, and center-line profiles, collecting stage discharge measurements, and processing the data collected over the field season. 

Technicians should be proficient in operating a 4-wheel drive vehicle on rugged roads and able to navigate using topo maps, compass and GPS. Applicants should be willing and able to camp in remote locations, and to work independently. The selected individual must be fit enough to hike in rugged terrain over long distances in various weather while carrying equipment and should expect to hike and/or wade 10 miles or more per day in mountain streams.

Position responsibilities may consist of the following job duties:

  • Collect stream monitoring data using standardized protocols across the Forest.
  • Set up and maintain gaging stations
  • Collection of stage discharge measurements
  • Collection of stream channel geometry
  • This includes installation of permanent channel cross-sections, center-line stream profiles, and wohlman pebble counts
  • Participate in weekly tailgate safety sessions
  • Data entry


Applicants must have an interest in Hydrology, Fisheries, natural resource management or other related disciplines appropriate to the position. A combination of relevant education and appropriate experience is also acceptable. Resumes must contain enough information to show that the applicant meets the experience as defined in the technician announcement.  We are looking for determined, strong and developing natural resource managers who are looking for experience working with the Forest Service.


  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • A valid driver's license, clean driving record, and ability to provide documentation
  • Ability and willingness to undergo a Federal criminal background check 
  • Effective communication skills with resource specialists, colleagues, and the public
  • Able and willing to work alone and in a group
  • Able and willing to work outdoors in varying weather conditions and capable of hiking moderate distances in somewhat rough terrain during inclement weather conditions
  • Familiar with GPS, Map and Compass use, and reading Topo maps


  • Knowledge of natural resource management
  • Knowledge and experience conducting stream surveys
  • Knowledge and experience conducting aquatic field work
  • Experience in various field data collection methods using standard protocols
  • Experience in hiking and navigation in steep terrain
  • Strong desire to enter the conservation field as a natural resource professional

The technician must be willing to represent ACE and the Forest Service in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.  

**Position may change or close at any time**

To Apply: 

Please submit a resume, cover letter and 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section, located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website here:


Early consideration will be given as applications are received. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the ACE USFS Recruitment Specialist Celia Demers


American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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