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Vegetation Member- Southeast Utah Group


Vegetation Management Member

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps based in Flagstaff, AZ, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking an individual interested in a Vegetation Management Position to dedicate at least 16 weeks in support of the Southeast Utah Group (SEUG), which serves Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Hovenweep National Monument, and Natural Bridges National Monument. For more information about ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.

This opportunity is intended for a conscientious, hard-working, individual with a background in any aspect of natural resource management, but with strong interest in vegetation work and commitment to the physical requirements of field work and working with an enthusiastic team of resource professionals who are passionate about ecological restoration in southeast Utah national parks.

Start Date: February 28, 2022

End Date: April 30, 2022 *a 9-week minimum commitment is required *

Location: Location: Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Parks with potential work in Natural Bridges and Hovenweep national monuments (Moab, Utah duty station).

Living Allowance: ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $700/week to offset the costs of housing, food, and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.

Housing: Housing will be provided by the park.

Position Description:

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.

After habitat loss, invasive species are considered the greatest threat to global diversity. Exotic-plant management, including use of mechanical, manual and chemical control and site restoration, is a high priority in our national parks. The Resource Stewardship and Science Division of the Southeast Utah Group is tasked with controlling priority invasive plant species for 4 national park units in Utah. In this intensive field position, The ACE Member will be trained in a variety of techniques to manage invasive plants. Additionally, the ACE Member will also be responsible for using GPS and GIS to locate and document invasive plant treatments and populations, as well assisting with data summary and reporting. ACE member may also assist in other restoration activities such as seed collection, seeding, plant and biocrust salvaging, and vegetation monitoring. Arches National Park is beginning installation of native plant seed increase fields this spring; ACE Member will likely assist with this as well.

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

Qualifications:

Required

  • 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.
  • 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.

Preferred:

  • Experience identifying plants
  • Experience in vegetation management such as exotic plant control
  • Knowledge of Southern Utah's Exotic and Invasive species

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 ACE EPIC Title, Western Programs Manager at 719-822-8178 or dstark@usaconservation.org.

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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