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Wildlife Management Member – Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park with American Conservation Experience in Gunnison, CO

Type of position Internship
Employer American Conservation Experience
Location Gunnison, CO
Salary 500/week
Closing date of competition 6/20/2022
Date position available June 2022
Description of duties

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. 

For the full position description and to apply, please visit: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/796591.html“>https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/796591.html

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 

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
Qualifications sought



  • 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
  • Highly Recommended: A personal vehicle
Contact for additional information Shannon Borowy at [email protected]
Application procedure  
Submit what Resume, Cover Letter, Contact information for 3 professional references
Submit to 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/796591.html.