|Type of position
|Natural Resources Internship
|American Conservation Experience
|Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
|Description of Location
|Cumberland Gap National Historical Park – Middlesboro, KY
|$300/week + Americorps
|Americorps Education Award (Housing or housing stipend if housing is not available)
|Closing date of competition
|Date position available
|Description of duties
Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking TWO Natural Resource Members to assist with a variety of ongoing resource management projects alongside Cumberland Gap National Historical Park staff.
For more information on this position with ACE and to apply, please visit: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/906032.html
Start Date: March 6, 2023
End Date: October 2, 2023
*a 30-week minimum commitment is required*
Location: Cumberland Gap National Historical Park – Middlesboro, KY
This project is very physically demanding. In order to perform Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) control, the ACE member must be very comfortable navigating off trail in the backcountry using GPS. Backcountry camping in a team of two will be required. This treatment is performed off-trail and requires bushwhacking through rhododendron, mountain laurel, and greenbrier up-and-down steep slopes, crossing streams, carrying 2.5-gallon jugs of insecticide, measuring trees, applying chemical at the base of the tree, marking treated trees, and moving onto the next tree. The Member must be able to hike up to 8 miles a day carrying up to 40 lbs of gear in all weather conditions and in steep terrain.
Another duty would be exotic plant control. Exotic plant control at Cumberland Gap is almost always accomplished by spraying herbicides. There are two primary methods of exotic plant control performed:
Loan Forbearance: AmeriCorps members may also be eligible for federal loan forbearance. Additional enrollment steps are required.
Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a federal hiring authority upon completion of their term of service. PLC projects also include specific eligibility requirements such as age and citizenship. Please contact ACE staff with questions about eligibility, or view general information online https://www.usaconservation.org/epic/#eligibility-requirements“>here: https://www.usaconservation.org/epic/#eligibility-requirements“>https://www.usaconservation.org/epic/#eligibility-requirements
Housing: IF there is room in the NPS dormitory, it will be available at no cost to the ACE Member and an allowance equivalent to its rent will be provided. The Member may opt out of NPS housing in favor of their own rental location and a housing allowance of $700/month ($175/week) will be provided, making the total living allowance $475/week.
Additional Position Requirements:
|Contact for additional information
|If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact EPIC NPS National Recruitment Specialist, Shannon Borowy, at [email protected]
|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/906032.html
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 EPIC NPS National Recruitment Specialist, Shannon Borowy, at [email protected]
|For more information on this position with ACE and to apply, please visit: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/906032.html
|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.