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

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), Eagle Lake Field Office is seeking One (1) Range and Restoration Team Member to dedicate a 52-week term to assist the Eagle Lake Field Office (ELFO).

For more information about ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org

Start Date: November 2022

End Date: 52 weeks after start date

*a 52-week minimum commitment is required*

Location: Susanville, CA / Eagle Lake Field Office

Public lands managed by the Eagle Lake Field Office cover over one million acres in northeastern California and northwestern Nevada. The area offers an amazing diversity including forests, peaceful lake shorelines, scenic river canyons and expansive high deserts. These areas provide myriad recreational opportunities, and other uses including timber harvesting and livestock grazing that help meet the food and fiber needs of our nation.

For more information about the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, please visit: Eagle Lake Field Office.

Living Allowance: The member will receive a living allowance of $700/week to offset the cost of food and incidental expenses.

Housing Allowance: The member will receive a housing allowance of $600/month to offset housing costs.

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 Eagle Lake Field Office is seeking one member with an interest in rangeland management, land management, and environmental sciences. The member will be assisting Field and Range Managers in digitizing Range files, range improvement projects, water rights reporting, and participating in NEPA meetings. Other duties will be assigned as needed with opportunities for fieldwork in the Spring. Field work will consist of field surveys and mapping for projects. Fieldwork may also include minor fence, wildlife guzzler, spring improvement repairs, assisting the Interdisciplinary Team in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental analyses and participating in associated field surveys and field trips.

Qualifications:

Required

  • 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

Preferred

  • Interest public land management agencies
  • Strong desire to enter the public service field as a natural resource management professional
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals. Ability to take initiative, work independently, and participate effectively in collaborative efforts
  • Degree/Education in Rangeland Management, Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, Wildlife Biology, Geography, Geographic Information Systems, or related fields.
  • Ability to use GPS devices and knowledge of ArcGIS software.

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: https://usaconservation.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 EPIC Member Manager, Elyse Cogburn, ecogburn@usaconservation.org.

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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