|Type of position
|American Conservation Experience
|Closing date of competition
|Date position available
|Description of duties
Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with Saguaro National Park is seeking Two Members to contribute to Trails Projects alongside NPS Staff. One member will be focused in the high country on a backcountry crew and one member will be focused on a front-country crew project.
For more information about ACE, please visit:http://www.usaconservation.org“> www.usaconservation.org.
Start Date: January 28, 2024
Location Details/Description: Saguaro National Park, Tucson, AZ
The Maintenance Headquarters are on the East side of the park, Rincon Mountain District (3693 S Old Spanish Trail) but potential to work on the West Side (Tucson Mountain District) of the park depending on the work projects.
Saguaro National Park is located outside of the city of Tucson, AZ. The park is host to camping, hiking, and backpacking trails for every level of adventurer. The park protects its namesake, our nation’s largest species of cacti, the giant saguaro. Summers in the Sonoran Desert can be extremely hot with temperatures exceeding 110 degrees and evening lows averaging 72 degrees. Winters present comfortable daytime temperatures in the 60s with cooler nighttime temperatures averaging 40 degrees. Access to all major amenities can be found in the town of Tucson which is a quick 20-minute drive from the park.
The ACE Member will serve their season working on trails either in the high country or front country of the desert southwest. The service requires very strenuous effort in moving heavy materials to and around the job site. The Member must be able to hike steep trails in all weather conditions transporting tools and personal gear and work in difficult terrain. Members routinely move items over 50 pounds.
The ACE Member will assist with rehabilitating and maintaining the following trail related structures: log cribbing and steps, water bars and culverts, stone retaining walls, and stone steps and other tread structures. Tread improvement, out sloping, berm busting and rock removal will be common. Team members will likely assist in cutting and shaping stone. Tools will include a wide variety of hand and power tools such as various hammers, shovels, stone tools, rock bars, digging tools, and power shop tools such as cut-off saws, grinders, and drill presses. May use powered tracked material haulers. Consistently moves heavy materials to and around the job site. Serves under the supervision of a Trail Work Leader or higher graded trail employee.
There is a variety of trail maintenance projects in the Cactus Forest of the Rincon Mountain District, brushing, installing timber check steps, re-naturalizing parts of the trail. Other potential project work is helping with mine closures, bench installation project and trail maintenance throughout the park. These projects have the same requirements of hiking, hauling heavy things and trail maintenance tasks.
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.
The front country crew member schedule will run Monday to Thursday with 4 days on, and 3 days off.
The backcountry crew member schedule will run from Wednesday to Wednesday and consist of 8-day hitches, and 6 days off, where team members will be camping in a backcountry or front country setting.
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 onlinehttps://www.usaconservation.org/epic/#eligibility-requirements“> https://www.usaconservation.org/epic/#eligibility-requirements.
Housing: Housing is the responsibility of the member and not provided by ACE or NPS.
Provided Training/Orientation: ACE members will receive position-specific training and an orientation outlining ACE policies and procedures, clear guidance on prohibited activities, and networks for support.
Backcountry Travel Allowance: The backcountry crew member role will receive a travel per diem of $40/day (when camping overnight) of up to $1600 total for the 10 weeks.
Physical Demands, Work Environment and Working Conditions:
Environmental Conditions/Hazards: The ACE member(s) may encounter environmental conditions/hazards including extreme heat or cold, rocky terrain, swamp or wetland conditions, biting insects, and potentially dangerous wildlife. The member is expected to conduct duties in a safe and orderly manner so as not to endanger self, fellow staff/members or resources.
Please specify in your cover letter which role(s) you would like to be considered for: backcountry crew, front country crew, or BOTH.
*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 Recruitment and Outreach Specialist, Shannon Borowy at [email protected].
|Cover letter, resume and 3 references. Please specify in your cover letter which role(s) you would like to be considered for: backcountry crew, front country crew, or BOTH.
|Please apply through the ACE website: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/1035877
|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.