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🔗ACE Conservation Corps AmeriCorps Member, Asheville (NC)

  • Full Time
  • Asheville, NC
  • Member compensation and benefits include a package valued at $1,700/mo. Corpsmembers obtain an Education Award for the amount of $1,678.57 (for 13 weeks) or $3,172.50 (for 26 weeks) upon successful completion of service. USD / Week
  • Applications have closed
  • Job Summary: Members serve in professionally supervised teams as they explore future outdoor careers, learn practical field skills, and develop confidence as emerging leaders in the field of conservation.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Applicants must be capable of performing physically demanding labor on environmental and conservation projects for 10 hours a day. Applicants should expect to hike extended distances on rough terrain carrying up to 40 lbs, and be prepared to spend 8 consecutive days in the field on each project. Members will work in a variety of weather conditions such as temperatures ranging from below freezing to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, high winds, intense sunshine, rain, and snow. Members should be prepared to live in communal housing with other members of the program. Members should expect to have roommates, and must inform staff of any housing preferences or required accommodations.

    COVID-19: All 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 start of their term.

    Required:

    U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
    Able and willing to work in a group
    Able and willing to work outdoors in varying weather conditions and capable of hiking moderate distances in somewhat rough terrain during inclement weather conditions
    Ability and willingness to undergo a Federal criminal history check
    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.

  • How to Apply:

    To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website: https://usaconservationcrew.applicantpool.com/jobs/725381.html

    NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications are received. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the Outreach & Member Support Coordinator, Emily Oostveen, eoostveen@usaconservation.org.

  • Job benefits: ACE provides corps members with food during all project days; corps members are responsible for providing their own food on off-days. ACE provides corps members with free housing during their term of service. When working in or near the Asheville, NC, corps members spend off days in our hostel-style housing. When working remotely, corps members will be provided housing in those remote locations. Housing may come in the form of campgrounds, bunkhouses, airbnbs, and more. The member will provide their own blankets/pillow/sleeping bag/towels.
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Preferred:Experience in hiking and navigation in steep terrain Strong desire to enter the conservation field as a natural resource professional Experience or interest in volunteering in local communities
  • Application URL: https://usaconservationcrew.applicantpool.com/jobs/725381.html

Website American Conservation Experience

American Conservation Experience, a non-profit conservation corps with a regional base in Asheville, NC, is looking for members to come join our team of young adults working on meaningful conservation projects throughout the Eastern US. This opportunity is intended for those looking to learn valuable skills for their career while immersed in a community of like-minded young professionals from around the country. Members work for 2 to 6 months on projects including ecological restoration, habitat improvement, and trail maintenance and construction, all while completing a term of AmeriCorps service. While serving, members typically have 2-3 days off between each project to enjoy the Eastern US's abundant beauty and recreational opportunities with their friends and colleagues.

Members are afforded opportunities to learn and train under the guidance of professional mentors within ACE, while gaining invaluable career perspectives working alongside staff from the National Park Service, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and many other stewards of our nation’s public lands.

Field work and other duties might include but are not limited to:

Habitat restoration
Trail construction and maintenance
Dry and wet stone masonry
Reforestation
Forest thinning
Plant identification
Fencing
Invasive species removal
Swamping
Historic Preservation
Corps Members get experience working with or in conjunction with the following tools and equipment, depending on their level of training:

Trail Maintenance: Pick mattocks, Pulaskis, shovels, single/double jacks, McLeods, single bit axes, rock bars, chisels, crosscut saws, and grip hoists

Restoration Equipment: Herbicide backpack sprayers, spray bottles, GPS units, and measuring tools

Power Tools and Gas Powered Equipment: Chainsaws, brush-cutters, drills, saws, and compressors

Preservation Techniques: Adobe, Roofing, Carpentry



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