American Conservation Experience - EPIC
  • National Park Service
  • Moab, UT, USA
  • Individual Placement

ACE: Cultural Resource Management Position - Southeast Utah National Parks

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking TWO Cultural Resource Management Fellows to contribute at least 26 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.

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Start Date: July 2021
End Date: 26 weeks from start date
* a minimum 26-week commitment is required *

Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Parks with potential work in Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments (duty station: Moab, Utah).

To learn more about these parks, please visit and For more information about the monuments where job duties may additionally be conducted, please visit and

Living Allowance:
The ACE Fellows are expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $835/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.

Housing: The ACE Fellows will be eligible for a reimbursable housing allowance of $500/month for 6 months.

Scheduling: The ACE Fellows are expected to work ~40 hours/week over variable shifts depending on remoteness of field work locations. When fieldwork requires overnight camping in the back-country or long drive times to remote work sites, work shifts will consist of four 10 hour days, usually Monday - Thursday, but sometimes strung together for an 8-day-on-6-day-off field hitch (from Wednesday to Wednesday of the following week). When working in the office, Fellows are expected to work five 8 hour days, Monday - Friday.

Position Description:
The ACE Fellows will participate in archeological field surveys and condition assessments of cultural resources at Canyonlands and Arches National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments alongside NPS archeologists and other cultural resource specialists. They will perform a variety of duties related to cultural resource management including: searching for archeological features and artifacts, preparing site records, classifying cultural material remains, and evaluating standing architectural remains for integrity and preservation needs. The ACE Fellows will use knowledge of Federal preservation laws, policy and practices to prepare compliance and other documents and may also perform a variety of preservation treatments to improve the condition of archeological sites, including but not limited to; mixing of un-amended earthen mortars, repointing eroded mortar joints, replacing masonry stone, removing modern graffiti from stone, backfilling, and installing water diversion features. The ACE Fellows are responsible for processing field documentation by entering data into automated systems and databases. They will assist in the development of a variety of documents by gathering data from files and reports, conducting research, evaluating available information, and preparing draft documents. In addition to project related work, they may also be asked to provide general technical archeological assistance in a variety of areas related to Federal preservation laws and policy.

The majority of time will be spent in the field working in desert, shrubland environments characterized by exposure to extreme heat, sometimes over 100 degrees in summer months, and cold in the winter months. Necessary safety equipment will be provided. Camping with other staff for up to 8 days in the remote backcountry (without access to motorized vehicles, stock support or cell phone service) may be required. Some duties also require strenuous physical activity such as climbing, lifting, carrying, hiking long distances (5-10 miles per day) in rugged, precipitous, and sometimes unstable terrain in temperatures extreme heat or cold, sometimes with biting insects and in the vicinity of snakes, scorpions, black bears, and mountain lions.



  • Willing and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner
  • Proven ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group
  • Must be able and willing to serve outdoors in varying weather conditions and participate in often strenuous physical labor
  • Must be at least 21 years of age (Fellows must be 21+ to apply for an ACE position that requires or anticipates operation of agency or ACE vehicles for duties)
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request)
  • Willing to undergo and must pass required criminal history checks
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Successful completion of at least 4 years above high school leading to a Bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation
  • At least one full year of specialized experience with activities such as: archeological survey, excavation, laboratory analysis, and preparation of written materials (this must be reflected in your resume, including hours worked per week)


  • Ability to conduct cultural resource surveys and analysis on the Colorado Plateau
  • Knowledge of accepted documentation and condition assessment procedures for prehistoric masonry architecture
  • University-level coursework and professional experience with GNSS and GIS applications for archaeology
  • Experience with archaeological remote sensing data collection, processing, and dissemination as well as photogrammetry applications
  • Ability to use computer programs to conduct research, input data, curate photos, produce geo-referenced maps, and write reports
  • Knowledge of / ability to use Federal preservation laws, policy, and practices to prepare compliance (and other) documents

Please note: Marijuana and other controlled substances are not allowed at any time during the performance of duties or while on federal property, regardless of State law or qualified medical marijuana card status.

To Apply: 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: 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 Recruitment Specialist, Madison Ficca at

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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