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Condor Monitoring Member- Pinnacles National Park

Condor Monitoring Member

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with Pinnacles National Park, is seeking One Member to contribute to condor monitoring projects alongside park Staff.

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Start Date: October 17, 2022

End Date: April 15, 2023 *a 26 minimum commitment is required *

Location: Pinnacles National Park, CA

Pinnacles National Park is located in California's Central Coast region of the Gabilan Mountain Range east of the Salinas Valley. The surrounding landscape is largely chaparral with areas of oak savannah and grasslands. The position is located at the east-side park headquarters in Paicines, CA. Nearest communities for shopping, doctors, hospitals, and other amenities are Hollister (40 miles, population 34,400), King City (40 miles, population 11,000), Gilroy (65 miles, population 41,400), Salinas (70 miles, population 151,000), and Monterey (90 miles, population 30,000).

Pinnacles National Park is fairly remote. Applicants must have a personal vehicle, as the nearest services are a one-hour drive in any direction. Additionally, there is no cell-phone service in the park. For more information, please visit the following link:

Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $500/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.

AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 900-hour AmeriCorps Education Award $3172.50 upon successful completion of service hours. Additional enrollment steps are required.

Position Description: The primary duties of the California Condor Monitoring Member will be:

  • Tracking, monitoring and recording condor movements, behaviors, and interactions
  • Observing and recording feeding behaviors
  • Speaking with the public and local community members about a high-profile endangered species which is reliant on public / private lands and hunting / ranching operations for its recovery
  • Monitoring breeding behavior and nests
  • Handling animal carcasses used for bait stations
  • Maintenance of equipment and facilities
  • Other duties as assigned to gain experience with other work groups, such as habitat restoration and public education / outreach

This individual placement is meant to facilitate professional development and promotes exposure to land management agencies and networking with professionals. This could include gaining experience in different conservation fields and shadowing different work groups.

Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a hiring authority upon completion of their term of service.



  • Members must be US citizen or Permanent Resident, as required to comply with U.S. government contracts
  • 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.
  • If driving is required: A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record
  • Willing to undergo and must pass required criminal history checks.
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • 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.

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 Western Programs Manager, Deanna Stark at 719-822-8178 or

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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