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Condor Monitoring Member- Pinnacles National Park



California 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 with the California Condor Recovery Program alongside NPS Staff.

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

Start Date: October 3, 2022

End Date: April 3, 2023 *26 week minimum commitment is required*

Location: 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 cell-phone service in the park. For more information, please visit the following link: http://nps.gov/pinn/

Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $360/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.

Housing:

  • Housing is provided in park by NPS

AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 900-hour AmeriCorps Education Award $3427.50 upon successful completion of service hours. Additional enrollment steps are required.

Scheduling: Interns will work 40-hour weeks, including at least one weekend day with some evening work


Position Description We are seeking one full-time intern to assist with monitoring captive and wild California condors based at Pinnacles National Park. The primary duties of the intern will be:


  • track, monitor and record condor movements, behaviors and interactions in captivity and the wild;
  • observe and document condors on video recordings and photos from cameras at high-use areas;
  • speak with the public and local community members about a high-profile endangered species which is reliant on public and private lands and hunting and ranching operations for its recovery;
  • monitor breeding behavior and nests;
  • handle animal carcasses used for bait stations;
  • maintain equipment and facilities;
  • follow safety protocols and practices; and
  • other duties as assigned to gain experience with other work groups such as habitat restoration and public education and outreach.

Internship will require: great attention to detail and safe work practices; the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently; an interest in talking with the public; the ability to hike up to 10 miles on steep and rugged terrain carrying 40+ pounds of equipment; a tolerance for summer temperatures that exceed 100 degrees; and a sense of humor and patience. Interns may have opportunities to work with partners, other federal agencies, and other natural resource management projects as needed.

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. PLC projects also include specific eligibility requirements such as age and citizenship. Please contact ACE staff with questions about eligibility.

Qualifications:

Required

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 learn more about eligibility requirements, please visit our website here.

Preferred Skills:

  • Competitive applicants for this position should have relevant experience in subject areas such as wildlife management, animal observation, and outdoor education.
  • Knowledge of outdoor skills including hiking/backpacking.
  • Ability and willingness to hike up to 10 miles per day carrying 40 pounds of equipment, handle animal carcasses, and regularly interface with the public.
  • Deep interest in wildlife conservation and endangered species management.

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/. 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 Alacia Welch, Condor Program Manager at Pinnacles National Park, alacia_welch@nps.gov.

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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