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Hydrology Fellow

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with Grand Canyon National Park is seeking One Member(s) to serve as a Hydrology Fellow and assist NPS Staff with Hydrology survey, data collection, and analysis.

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Start Date: January 3, 2022

End Date: June 24, 2022 *a 6 month minimum commitment is required with possibility of extension*

Location: Grand Canyon National Park. For more information about the park, please visit

Living Allowance: ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $800/week to offset the costs of housing, food, and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly. A travel reimbursement at a Not-to-exceed amount of $600 is available to the member in aid of accrued travel expenses to the site.

Housing: Housing is the responsibility of the member and not provided by ACE or NPS. The Living Allowance stipend provided will help offset the cost of housing.

Position Description:

Primary Responsibilities:

ACE, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking ONE Hydrology Fellow. The member will report to the Physical Science Program of the Science and Resource Management Division of Grand Canyon National Park in Flagstaff, Arizona. The member will be responsible for assisting with the planning and preparation of overnight backcountry trips into the canyon. This will include creating field itineraries, completing necessary forms & permits for backcountry work, and maintenance of survey equipment. In the field the member will assist with instrumentation of backcountry cave, spring, and stream gage sites; perform hydrology data collection of water samples, discharge, water quality measurements, and downloads of logger data in accordance with protocols; and backcountry hiking, camping, and caving. In preparation for field work, the member will assist with research of previous trip reports, research of existing gage setups, and types of instrumentation. The member will also be responsible for the data management of field samples to include data mining, compilation, organization, and archiving into Park systems.



  • Completed or pursuing an undergraduate degree Geosciences or a related field with coursework in hydrology, geomorphology, and geologic field methods, or similar subjects.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • A current driver's license and good driving record are required.
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required.
  • Ability to carry 30-50lb packs on multi-day backcountry trips. Ability to hike in steep and rugged terrain during extreme weather conditions (heat, cold, wet, dry).
  • Comfortable caving and working in dark, sometimes narrow passages.
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Willing to undergo and must pass required criminal history checks.
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.


  • Experience measuring water quality and flow in the field.
  • Knowledge of hydrology data loggers, installation, and data transfer.
  • Knowledge of ArcGIS and basic statistics.
  • Knowledge of basic scientific research protocols.
  • Data management experience with ArcGIS.
  • Technical rope skills for descending and ascending.

To Apply: Once the application is live interested candidates will need to submit their 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: To communicate your interest in this position please email your application documents to 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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