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🔗Vegetation Management Member – Bryce Canyon National Park

  • Full Time
  • Internship
  • Temporary
  • Bryce, UT, USA
  • Salary ($): Less than 20,000 (annually)
  • How to Apply:

    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/760956.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 National Recruitment Specialist – Shannon Borowy – at sborowy@usaconservation.org.
     
    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.

  • Application URL: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/760956.html

Website American Conservation Experience

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking ONE Vegetation Management member to contribute to natural resource projects alongside Bryce Canyon National Park staff.

For full position description and to apply, please visit: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/760956.html

Start Date: May 30, 2022

End Date: November 11, 2022

*a 24-week minimum commitment is required *

Location: Bryce Canyon National Park – Bryce, UT

Bryce Canyon National Park is home to a variety of natural and cultural resources. The limestone breaks which give rise to the famous hoodoo formations that attract millions of visitors each year also provide habitat for unique plant and animal species, today and in the past. Those species also provided for human development in the Bryce Canyon area. Today the park has a rich diversity of both prehistoric Native American and Euro-American histories. Bryce Canyon is home to many plant communities common to the Colorado Plateau, as well as plant communities associated with the unique geology of Southern Utah.

For more information about Bryce Canyon, please visit https://www.nps.gov/brca/index.htm.

For more information about ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.

Position Description:

The ACE Member will work with and assist the Bryce Canyon National Park Vegetation Management team in all tasks associated with non-native plant control and re-vegetation in the park. The work can include surveys, restoration, seeding and seed collection, as well as specific directed control operations. Control will be done using both manual and chemical control techniques including the spraying of herbicide. The ACE Member should be familiar with traveling to and working in remote areas, with exposure to changing environmental conditions. This is a great opportunity to learn and practice natural resource management techniques and the laws, policies, and regulations that guide them, all within the setting of a heavily-visited, iconic national park. There will be some opportunities to join other resource management crews and gain experience in other tasks.

Major duties will include:

1) Participates in planning, coordinating, and implementing invasive plant species control throughout the park. Performs various control techniques, including mechanical, chemical, and cultural strategies. Records treatment information using Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

2) Completes revegetation work to help the recovery of areas that have been impacted by visitor use and park construction projects. Tasks include social trail obliteration, seed collection and replanting, native plant salvage, soil improvements, erosion mitigation, and the construction of barriers to protect sites from impacts.

3) Completes restoration tasks to improve forest and meadow habitat of the park. Tasks include mechanical thinning of trees and shrubs, removal of invasive species, and planting of native species.

4) Collects vegetation field data on various media. Conducts surveys and evaluations related to treatment efficacy, species populations, forest health, and other related topics. Maintains related databases, forms, maps, and files. Enters natural resource data and information into park databases. Summarizes restoration work in written reports.

5) Follows BRCA and NPS guidelines, written project specifications, and all best management practices when completing natural resource management tasks. Ensures safety is accounted for during all aspects of work. Reports accidents immediately to BRCA and ACE contacts.

6) Leads conservation corps crews and volunteer groups in vegetation management tasks. Communicates important information to peers and project leaders regarding project status.

Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $660/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.

Housing: The ACE Member will be accommodated in park housing at an additional cost for the duration of the term, based on availability.

Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a hiring authority upon completion of their term of service.

Qualifications

Required:

Members must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents, 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 self-directed when working alone, as well as a positive and 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
Previous experience / training in the use of chainsaws for vegetation management
Physical requirements include the ability to work in mountainous terrain, hike for long distances, carry a backpack / gear, complete repetitive tasks, and lift up to 50 lbs
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

**Highly Preferred:**

Formal training and experience using hand tools and power tools commonly used in restoration work – including chainsaws, brush cutters, shovels, mattocks, and handsaws
S212 Chainsaw Certification
Preferred:

Competitive applicants for this position can hold or be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management, Ecology, Environmental Science, Conservation, Botany, or related field – and / or – have relevant experience in subject areas such as vegetation and habitat restoration projects
Knowledge of invasive species management and use of chemical treatments
Familiarity with plant species of the Colorado Plateau

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply

    Eligibility

    To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program or recently graduated (within the past 12 months) and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $15.00 or $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

    The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at manager@preservenet.org.

    Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.

    How to Apply

    You may review NCPE's internship opportunities during the Summer and Winter application rounds without registering. Use the search function to find listings by location, keyword, or area of interest/category. Once you identify one or more positions of interest, there is a 3-step application process.

    Step 1: Click on the Apply for Job button, then select Universal Application. Click on Register to create a User Account, which requires a username and email. A link will be sent to you from manager@preservenet.org to create a password. We suggest that you add this email to your safe senders list so you don't miss receiving this important link. You will be instructed to Log In to Preservenet using your user name or email and password, which will take you back to the Universal Application.

    Step 2: The Universal Application is required to apply for all NCPE internships. You fill out this form only once. In addition to contact information, educational status, work history, and experience, it requires two attachments: (1) the 2 most recent years of academic transcripts. These may be unofficial transcripts if official versions are unavailable. PDF only. (2) a resume or CV (curriculum vitae). Please limit to a maximum of 4 pages; 2 pages preferred. May be .doc, .docx or PDF. This form may be saved as a draft and completed later. Use the link provided to return to the form.

    Step 3: Once you submit the Universal Application, you may browse and apply for NCPE internships using the link provided. Complete the application process by clicking on the Apply for job button found at each internship listing and upload the required Essay. Use the essay to explain why you are applying for an internship, including how your interest areas will benefit the National Park Service (NPS) and how the internship will further your studies and career goals. Be as specific as possible; there is a 400-word maximum length. Submit the essay to finish the application for that position. You may apply for a maximum of 6 internships during this application round. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!

    Once the deadline for submission has passed, NPS supervisors will review the applications and may contact candidates for a phone interview. Candidates who are not selected will be notified. Please allow about 4 weeks after the deadline before inquiring about the status of your application.

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