American Conservation Experience - EPIC
  • US Forest Service
  • Swan Valley, ID, USA
  • Individual Placement
  • EPIC

ACE EPIC USFS (ID): Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Noxious Weed Treatment Crew Member

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, is seeking two Noxious Weed Treatment Crew Members.

The member will serve as an advanced trainee performing work designed to prepare the incumbent for professional work assignments related to the treatment, monitoring, assessment and maintenance aspects of noxious weed treatment. This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic professionals, with a deep interest in advancing their career goals in natural resource management and conservation.

Start Date: June 7, 2021

End Date: September 9, 2021

Location: Palisades Ranger District, Idaho Falls, ID

The Palisades Ranger District encompasses about 450,000 acres in southeastern Idaho and western Wyoming. The District stretches from the Big Hole Mountains at the north end, along the Idaho Wyoming state line on the east, to McCoy Creek on the south. The District has about 24 permanent employees and several seasonal employees. The world famous fly fishing stream, South Fork of the Snake River is located within the District, as well as very diverse wildlife populations, spectacular scenery, and a variety of resource programs and challenges.

Project Websites: For more information on ACE, please click here.

For more information about the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, please click here.

Living Allowance: The member should anticipate serving 40 hrs/wk, with potential to work holidays and weekends. The Member will receive a living allowance of $400/wk for food and incidentals, dispersed bi-weekly.

Housing: Housing may be provided by the USFS. Local candidates are encouraged to apply.

Project Objectives:

  • Identify noxious weed species present in the Palisades Ranger District
  • Treat noxious weeds on the Palisades District using integrated pest management techniques
  • Accurately measures and mix herbicides and adjuvants into spray tanks
  • Maintain accurate records of weed treatments
  • Operate various spray equipment
  • Utilize hand tools such as shovels, pulaskis, and hoes
  • Operate OHV's daily
  • Maintain spray equipment
  • Other duties to assist the Range/weed treatment program as assigned

Qualifications: Applicants should have experience with invasive species management, either in the field or through coursework. This is a highly demanding outdoor job that requires substantial physical fitness and mobility as well as a tolerance for extreme weather and demanding conditions.

Training Provided: The Forest Service will strive to provide the member with opportunities to shadow conservation professionals to learn about botanical disciplines.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience driving 4x4 and/or all-wheel drive vehicles safely in off-road conditions
  • Experience pulling trailers on Forest roads
  • Equipment maintenance experience to maintain sprayers and OHVs
  • Experience hiking over remote, steep, and rocky terrain in adverse weather conditions (cold/hot temps, light rain, etc.)
  • Ability to navigate in remote areas using GPS, mobile devices as well as map and compass
  • Basic understanding of noxious weed management practices

Required:

  • Personal reliable transportation is required as the duty station is considered remote.
  • Members must a high fitness level and an interest in vegetation treatments
  • Ability to work alone/in a small group with minimal supervision in remote settings.
  • Able and willing to work outdoors and be capable of lifting 50 lbs.
  • Able to take initiative, work independently, and participate in collaborative efforts.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals and the public
  • The applicant must be able to work in the outdoors using and transporting a variety of spraying equipment and hand tools.
  • The member must be willing to represent ACE and the USFS in a professional, positive and enthusiastic manner.
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Proven ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group
  • Proficient in English
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request)
  • Ability to pass a federal criminal background check

Required:

  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Proficient in English
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request)
  • Ability to pass a federal criminal background check
  • ACE is a drug free workplace and reserves the right to drug test at any time

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

To Apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located in the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website here: https://usaconservationepic.applicantpool.com/jobs/

Note:

Early consideration will be given as applications are received. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact ACE USFS Recruitment Specialist, Jack Hall at jhall@usaconservation.org or 385-290-5278

EEO:

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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