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Vegetation Member - Crater Lake National Park

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with Crater Lake National Park is seeking TWO Member(s) to serve as Vegetation Members.

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Start Date: May 23, 2022

End Date: October 14, 2022 *a 20-week minimum commitment is required *

Location: Crater Lake National Park. For more information about the park, please visit Crater Lake National Park is in the Cascade Mountains of southern Oregon. It's known for its namesake Crater Lake, formed by the now-collapsed volcano, Mount Mazama. Wizard Island is a cinder cone near the western edge of the lake. The Rim Drive, a road surrounding the lake, offers views of the park's volcanic formations.

AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 675-hour AmeriCorps Education Award ($2,417.14) upon successful completion of service hours.

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

Living Allowance: ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $555/week to offset the costs of housing, food, and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.

Housing: Housing will be provided by the park.

Position Description:

The members will work with and assist the Crater Lake NP Vegetation Management team in all tasks associated with non-native plant control and revegetation in the park. The work can include surveys, restoration, seeding and seed collection, as well as specific directed control operations. Control will be done using both manual and chemical control techniques including the spraying of herbicide. The members should be capable of hiking up to 10 miles daily on and off trail and on rough terrain while carrying a pack weighing up to fifty pounds. This is a great opportunity to learn plants of Oregon as well as brush up on plant identification skills using dichotomous keys. There will be some opportunities to join other resource management crews and gain experience in other tasks.

Qualifications: Applicants should have an interest and educational background in ecology, biology, botany, or natural resource management. The ideal candidates will have botanical experience or coursework, as well as an interest in weed science or ecological restoration.


  • 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.
  • Experience using dichotomous keys when identifying plants;
  • Willingness to apply herbicide;
  • English proficiency is necessary;
  • ACE Members must verify that they are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 by the time they start their term or request a medical or religious exemption.


  • Excellent physical conditioning is recommended due to the arduous physical demands of the position duties;
  • Ability to contribute to a positive team dynamic in challenging environmental conditions (hot/cold temperatures, steep slopes/challenging terrain, biting/stinging insects);
  • Commitment to personal and team safety by maintaining situational awareness, wearing and using personal protective equipment, and communicating hazards and concerns;
  • Strong work ethic and ability to show up on time, prepared, eager, and willing to conduct vegetation management work;
  • Ability to work and live in a remote environment.

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 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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