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AmeriCorps Assistant Team Leader - ACE Southwest

Position Opening Announcement: AmeriCorps Assistant Team Leader - Southwest, Arizona

American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit conservation corps with growing nationwide operations, is seeking an AmeriCorps Assistant Team Leader (ATL) for its Southwest branch located in Flagstaff, AZ. As a federally recognized member of the 21st Century Conservation and Service Corps, ACE is a dynamic organization with a reputation for providing crews to safely and economically implement technically complex and physically demanding restoration projects for the National Park Service, US Forest Service, BLM, USFWS, and numerous state and local land management partners.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: As a member of American Conservation Experience Corps crew, Assistant Team Leaders (ATL's) assist crew leaders in the logistics and administration of teams of young adult Corps members performing environmental conservation and restoration projects throughout the Southwest and Western United States. ATL's provide leadership to Corps members, training in technical skills and lead partial teams of Corps members.  ATL's also may train Corps members in conservation work skills and outdoor living skills. Work projects are almost exclusively outdoors, involve strenuous physical labor in all weather conditions and climates, and may involve "spike" camping for several days at a time in remote wilderness locations. The work may involve working for other ACE offices/locations for temporary periods.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES: Assistant Team Leaders must have the following: 

  • Ability to lead and train a team.
  • Knowledge of environmental conservation skills, basic environmental education, and outdoor living/camping skills.
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of heavy manual labor for extended periods of time, and often under adverse weather conditions and in various climates.
  • Ability to adapt to surrounding work environment and conditions that can change frequently.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Corps members, Crew Leader, partner agency staff, and the general public.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to understand and follow ACE systems and processes 


  • Leading partial crews or temporarily leading a work crew performing conservation work projects, including: Restoring forest health and reducing wildfire risk through tree thinning using powered equipment; constructing and maintaining trails; constructing and maintaining fences and outdoor facilities; restoring wildlife habitats; maintaining public parks, campgrounds, and recreation areas; planting trees, conducting native plant revegetation, and eradicating exotic plant species; conducting ecological testing and monitoring; surveying, mapping and monitoring using GPS technology
  • Assisting the Crew Leader in logistical details of transportation, tools, equipment, living arrangements, field communication, and work project completion.
  • Assisting the Crew Leader in transporting crew to worksites, and camping with crew during projects.
  • Maintaining and repairing hand and power tools and other equipment as necessary.
  • Hiking, backpacking, camping and cooking outdoors while at front country and wilderness spike camps.
  • Assisting in the completion of project paperwork where necessary, including weekly reports, safety sheets, accident reports, end of week check lists, feedback forms and others as necessary.
  • Organizing and overseeing the efficient and orderly management of crew camp.
  • Overseeing all aspects of the de-rig process and assure that all corps members are assigned and perform their de-rig responsibilities properly and completely.


  • The candidate must be completed with any current AmeriCorps term before beginning this new AmeriCorps Term.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work without direct supervision.
  • Must maintain timely, effective communication with crew, supervisors
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and insurable driving record
  • Must maintain a positive, constructive work environment.
  • Must be flexible and possess a high work ethic
  • Must help enforce the use of appropriate safety procedures in all tasks.
  • Must submit to a criminal background check prior to hire. 

Persons convicted of a felony are not eligible for appointment to this classification. ACE reserves the right to require drug tests. Applicants must be willing to submit to a background check.

Start Date: January 20, 2020 or as filled.

Hours: 40 hrs/week

Compensation: This is an AmeriCorps, stipend position at $300.00/week. ACE Staff benefits are not available for this position.

Application Process: To apply for this position send a resume detailing your applicable past educational and work experience as well as a cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position. 

Please apply through the link on our webpage at

Deadline: Open until filled.  Please note that ACE will schedule interviews and may make a selection prior to the application deadline. Please submit your application materials as you prepare them.


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