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Habitat Restoration Member – Pinnacles National Park with American Conservation Experience in Paicines, CA

Type of position Field Technician
Employer American Conservation Experience
Location Paicines, CA
Description of Location Pinnacles National Park is a tucked away beauty in the Southern California Coast.
Salary 600/week
Benefits AmeriCorps Eligible
Closing date of competition When filled
Date position available 01/03/23
Description of duties

Position Overview:  The ACE Members will directly serve within the Division of Research and Resource Management at Pinnacles National Park. Safety protocols related to COVID-19 will be observed. The members will serve as part of a crew conducting invasive plant treatment and habitat restoration efforts (80%). Additional duties (< 20 %) may include projects on other resource-related projects such as:

  • Seed collection
  • Planting
  • Rare plant surveys
  • Vegetation monitoring
  • Aquatic resources
  • Wildlife monitoring
  • Physical resources monitoring
  • Interpretation-related projects
  • GPS mapping
  • May use computer software applications (e.g., Access, Excel, Word, ArcGIS etc.) to enter, process, assemble, and summarize data
  • Create reports and recommendations from natural resources projects.

Environment: Approximately 90% of this position is made up of physically demanding and mentally taxing projects in the outdoors.

Qualifications sought



  • Members must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident, as required by 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 the required three-part criminal history check.
  • 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 or have requested and been granted a medical or religious exemption to vaccination by the time they start their term.
  • ACE Members will need to complete bi-weekly timesheets, beginning of term feedback forms, end of term evaluations and for longer terms, a mid-term evaluation. 
  • Member may not participate in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement 
  • To learn more about eligibility requirements, please visit our website https://www.usaconservation.org/epic/#eligibility-requirements“>here
  • Ability to serve outdoors in arduous field conditions
  • Must be able to hike up to ten miles per day carrying gear and equipment weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Must be willing to mix, load, and apply herbicides with the direct supervision of a licensed applicator for the purposes of vegetation control as a major part of work duties.
  • Must be willing and able to observe all safety protocols.
  • Possess a degree, experience, and/or demonstrated interest in biology, ecology, vegetation management, botany, environmental studies, natural resource management, park management, or a related discipline.


  • Practical knowledge of a wide range of field restoration skills and invasive plant control techniques.
  • Residents of San Benito, Monterey, and southern Santa Clara counties are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Bilingual applicants are encouraged and welcome.

Contact for additional information Victoria Yee, [email protected]
Application procedure  
Submit what Resume, Cover Letter, 3 professional reference contacts
Submit to Please apply through this link provided: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/906799.html