Wildlife Management Member - Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
American Conservation Experience
Location: Montrose, Colorado
Type: Full Time
Area of Focus:
Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service is seeking ONE Wildlife Management Member to assist NPS Staff with natural resource management for 7 weeks at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Start Date: Flexible, between June 6th and June 20th of 2022
End Date: 7 weeks from the start date
*a 7-week minimum commitment is required*
Location: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Montrose, CO (duty location) and Curecanti National Recreation Area near Gunnison, CO
Living Allowance: 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 plus a $200 completion bonus.
Housing:NPS dorm-style housing provided at no cost to the Member. Housing is located in the NPS unit Curecanti National Recreation Area, near the town of Gunnison, CO. Gunnison hosts Western Colorado University and has many amenities of a small college town. Pets are strictly prohibited from the park housing.
It is highly advised to have a personal vehicle, as it is difficult to secure reliable rides for groceries or other activities that one might wish to engage in during time off.
Position Description: The ACE Wildlife Management Member will work collaboratively with the National Park Service staff as part of the resource management team, and duties will include:
Assisting with raptor nest monitoring
Bat acoustic sampling
Invasive plant control through mechanized and herbicide methods (backpack sprayer)
Habituated wildlife monitoring
Please note, PLC projects also include specific eligibility requirements such as age and citizenship. Please contact ACE staff with questions about PLC eligibility.
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.
English proficiency required
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.
Competitive applicants for the position either hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree and/or prior experience in environmental science, botany, ecosystem restoration, biological sciences, natural resource management, park management, landscape architecture, forestry, or a related discipline.
Effective communication skills with all ages and diverse audiences
Ability to identify plants and wildlife using identification guides
Knowledge and ability using GIS/GPS equipment in the field
Deep interest in ecology and respect for nature
A deep desire to gain a deeper understanding and relationship with the Southwest and understand what it takes to manage our country's most revered public places
American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities for youth, young adults, and emerging professionals of all backgrounds to explore and improve public lands while gaining practical professional experience.