American Conservation Experience - EPIC
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • CA, USA
  • 800 per week
  • Individual Placement

ACE: Outreach & Education Member - California Desert District Office

The American Conservation Experience, a nationwide Non-Profit Conservation Corps based in Flagstaff, AZ and Salt Lake City, Utah in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), California Desert District Office is seeking One Outreach & Education Member to dedicate a 28-week term to assist the California Desert District Office (CDD) National Conservation Lands (NLCS) in partnership with the National Park Service Joshua Tree Cultural Center.

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Start Date: Fall 2022

End Date: 28 weeks after start date

*a 28-week minimum commitment is required*

Location: Remote / NPS Joshua Tree Cultural Center

Unique within the BLM, the California Desert District was created to protect the natural, historic, recreational and economic riches of the diverse and scenic California Desert. Designated as the California Desert Conservation Area by the U.S. Congress, the California Desert District is responsible for protecting and preserving nearly 11 million of its 25 million acres.

BLM California Desert District Office manages a complex variety of public lands: about 3.6 million acres. The PSSCFO stretches from the Pacific Ocean to the Colorado River and from the International border with Mexico to where the mountains meet the Mojave Desert: encompassing an area larger than the state of Maryland. The office manages fourteen Wilderness areas, fourteen Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs), all or part of four National Monuments (Sand to Snow, Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains, California Coastal, and Mojave Trails), and three National Scenic and Historic Trails (the world-famous Pacific Crest Trail, and the historic Juan Bautista de Anza and Old Spanish trails).

For more information about the BLM Califonia Desert District Office, please visit California Desert District Office.

Living Allowance: The member will receive a living allowance of $800/week to offset the cost of housing, food, and incidental expenses.

Housing: Member will receive a housing allowance of $200/week. Housing is NOT provided by the BLM. Members will be responsible for securing their own housing during the term.

Public Land Corps (PLC) Non-competitive Hiring Authority: Members serving on this project may be eligible to receive a Department of the Interior (DOI) PLC non-competitive hiring authority certificate upon completion of their term of service. Eligible members must meet the standard requirements of completing at least 640 hours (16 weeks at 40 hours/week) and utilize their certificate when applying for qualifying federal positions within 2 years of receipt. PLC projects also include specific eligibility requirements such as age and citizenship. Please contact ACE staff with questions about eligibility.

Position Description: The BLM California Desert District Office is seeking a member with media communication experience, to help design public outreach and education templates and products for California Desert District National Conservation lands. Supporting the Mojave Trials, Sand to Snow, and other conservation lands' public outreach efforts. This position is meant to facilitate personal growth and professional development and promotes exposure to land management agencies and networking with agency professionals.

The ACE Member will assist with interpretive external communication tools for the National Monuments, including website, brochures, and kiosk information and design. Focusing on drafting and updating public outreach and educational materials for the National Conservation Lands, this position will provide opportunities to enhance the appreciation of natural resources, cultural resources, and recreation facilities.

This project would provide opportunities to enhance basic career skills such as organization, writing, detail, and communication. Additional opportunities may include field skills including data collection using ESRI FieldMaps app.



  • Willing and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner
  • Ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group
  • 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


  • Interest public land management agencies
  • Strong desire to enter the public service field as a communications/natural resource professional
  • Ability to prepare outreach materials including maps, graphics, and figures for social media and both internal and external audiences
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and participate effectively in collaborative efforts

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:

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 EPIC Member Manager, Elyse Cogburn,

Vaccination Requirement: ACE Members must verify that they are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 or have requested and been granted a medical or religious exemption to vaccination by the time they start their term.

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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