American Conservation Experience - CREW
  • ACE Southwest Arizona
  • Flagstaff, AZ, USA
  • Other
  • Corps Member
  • CREW

American Conservation Experience is a national non-profit conservation corps dedicated to providing career development and outdoor experiential learning opportunities to young adults interested in careers related to environmental conservation. The ACE AmeriCorps Member program engages and motivates participants seeking to broaden their horizons and expand professional knowledge in the field of conservation.

Conservation Crew Member: ACE AmeriCorps; 450 hour (approximately 3-months) - Prescott, Arizona

Start date:

May 24th 2021 We have hard start dates because of an orientation schedule. If this start date does not work for you check out our ACE Opportunities page as we regularly announce new start dates throughout the year!

Location:

This specific project is located in Prescott, Arizona.

Summary:

American Conservation Experience (ACE) is seeking Corps Members committed to working 12 weeks (450 hours) on outdoor conservation projects on the Prescott National Forest or in the surrounding location.. During your term, you may have the opportunity to extend to a 900 hour term. However, this specific project is scheduled for 450 hours therefore, the second half of your term would be served based out of one of our other SWA locations in Flagstaff, AZ; Tucson, AZ; or southern Colorado/northern New Mexico.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Members receive a $280 bi-weekly living stipend
  • 3 meals per day while on project (approximately 16 days/month)
  • Free housing accommodation in Prescott and use of a tent throughout your term
  • Transportation to and from worksites
  • Upon successful completion of a full term, AmeriCorps Members receive an Education Award of $1,678.57 (for 450 hours/12 weeks), or for those who extend to a 900 hour term:$3,172.50 (for 900 hours/24 weeks).

Position Description:

Corps 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. Members are provided opportunities to learn and train under the guidance of professional mentors within ACE, while gaining invaluable career perspectives working alongside staff from the US Forest Service, and many other stewards of our nation's public and tribal lands. ACE Members will become proficient in environmental stewardship practices, general worksite safety, Leave No Trace principles, herbicide application, and resume building.

ACE projects for the Prescott National Forest typically include:

  • Trail construction and maintenance
  • Backcountry work in several wilderness areas
  • Habitation restoration
  • Fence installation/repair
  • Dry and wet stone masonry
  • Forest management

Schedule:

Corps Members typically work 10 hours per day for 4 or 8 consecutive days while camping with 3 or 6 days off in Prescott respectively. It is also possible that members may return to the house each night if project work is quite local.

Responsibilities and Expectations:

Corps Members can expect to work long days, and must successfully adapt to various climates and working conditions. Proper safety procedures must be observed in all tasks, including the repair and use of hand and power tools used on projects.

All ACE Corps Members practice environmental ethics, and are expected to work in diverse team settings in taxing situations or circumstances. Members are expected to be flexible and complete all functions of the job, including tough physical labor and hiking several miles to remote locations under adverse weather conditions.

Qualifications:

  • US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Between the ages of 18 and 35
  • Willing to represent ACE and AmeriCorps in a professional, responsible, and enthusiastic manner
  • Have or be willing to obtain personal medical insurance for the duration of time with ACE
  • ACE provides tents and camp kitchen equipment, but members will be required to bring all other camping items such as sturdy boots, sleeping bags, backpacks, and rain gear.
  • ACE maintains a zero-tolerance policy for illegal drugs and underage drinking. Alcohol use is prohibited on ACE projects, on ACE property, and at ACE rentals including: Air BnBs and hotels. Any evidence of drug use or violating ACE's alcohol policy will result in immediate release from the program. ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website here: https://usaconservationcrew.applicantpool.com/jobs/543794.html

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ACE Southwest Member Support Coordinators:

Courtney Neumeyer - cneumeyer@usaconservation.org

Sol Carpenter - scarpenter@usaconservation.org

Mary Aland - maland@usaconservation.org

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.

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