American Conservation Experience - CREW
  • ACE Mountain West Region
  • Hurricane, UT, USA
  • AmeriCorps Team Leader
  • CREW

American Conservation Experience
Position Opening Announcement:
Assistant Team Leader- MTW

American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit conservation corps with growing nationwide
operations, is seeking an Assistant Team Leader (ATL) for its Utah state operations located in Hurricane, Utah. As a federally recognized member of the 21st Century Conservation and Service Corps, ACE is a dynamic organization with a reputation for providing crews to safely and economically implement technically complex and physically demanding restoration project for the National Park Service, US Forest Service, BLM, USFWS, and numerous state and local land management partners.

As a member of an American Conservation Corps crew, Assistant Team Leaders (ATLs) assist crew leaders in the logistics and administration of teams of young adult Corpsmembers performing environmental conservation and restoration projects throughout the Southwest and Western United States. ATLs provide leadership to Corpsmembers, and help Crew Leaders with management of crews as appropriate. ATLs also may help to train corpsmembers in conservation work skills and outdoor living skills. Work projects are almost exclusively outdoors, involve strenuous physical labor in all weather conditions and climates, and may involve "spike" camping for several days at a time in remote wilderness locations. The work may involve working for other ACE offices/locations for temporary periods.

Schedule: Project schedules vary greatly, but members typically work 8 days on/ 6 days off or 4 days on/ 3 days off. For remote projects, ATLs spend off-days nearer to their project location. Remote projects often last multiple project schedule cycles.

Benefits: ATLs will receive a living allowance of $320/week, paid bi-weekly.

Corpsmembers and ATLs obtain an Education Award for the amount of $1,678.57 (for 12 weeks) or $3,172.50 (for 24 weeks) upon successful completion of service.

ACE provides members with food during all project days; members are responsible for providing their own food on off-days.

ACE provides members with free housing during their term of service. When working in or near Utah, members spend off days in our hostel-style housing in Hurricane. When working remotely, members will be provided housing in those remote locations. The member will provide their own blankets/pillow/sleeping bag/towels.

Gear: ACE provides each member their own tent. The member will provide their own sleeping bag, sleeping pad, rain gear, and hiking boots. Upon acceptance to the program, members will receive a more extensive packing list. Weather can be highly variable, so plan on bringing layers of warm clothing and adequate rain gear.

Travel: ACE provides transportation to and from worksites; personal vehicles are not necessary throughout the member's term of service. ACE does not provide relocation assistance.

Assistant Team Leaders must have the following:
Ability to help to lead and train a team.
Knowledge of environmental conservation skills, basic environmental education, and outdoor
living/camping skills.
Ability to perform a wide variety of heavy manual labor for extended periods of time, and often under adverse weather conditions and in various climates.
Ability to adapt to surrounding work environment and conditions that can change frequently.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with corpsmembers, crew leader, partner agency staff, and the general public.
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Ability to understand and follow ACE systems and processes including leader key responsibilities.

Assisting staff with management of crews performing conservation work projects, including:

Restoring forest health and reducing wildfire risk through tree thinning using powered
equipment; constructing and maintaining trails; constructing and maintaining fences and outdoor facilities; restoring wildlife habitats; maintaining public parks, campgrounds, and recreation areas; planting trees, conducting native plant revegetation, and eradicating exotic plant species; conducting ecological testing and monitoring; surveying, mapping and monitoring using GPS technology.

Assisting the crew leader in logistical details of transportation, tools, equipment, living
arrangements, field communication, and work project completion.

Assisting the crew leader in transporting crew to worksites, and camping with crew during

Maintaining and repairing hand and power tools and other equipment as necessary.

Hiking, backpacking, camping and cooking outdoors while at front country and wilderness spike camps.

Assisting in the completion of project paperwork where necessary, including weekly reports,
safety sheets, accident reports, end of week check lists, feedback forms and others as necessary.

Organizing and overseeing the efficient and orderly management of crew camp.

Overseeing aspects of the de-rig process and assure that all corps members are assigned and perform their de-rig responsibilities properly and completely.

The candidate must be completed with their AmeriCorps term and interested in beginning a
new AmeriCorps term in February 2022.
Must be self-motivated and able to work without direct supervision.
Must maintain timely, effective communication with crew and supervisors.
Must possess a valid driver's license
Must maintain a positive, constructive work environment.
Must be flexible and possess a high work ethic
Must help enforce the use of appropriate safety procedures in all tasks.
Must maintain optimal physical health, including a drug-free lifestyle.
Must submit to a criminal background check prior to hire. Persons convicted of a felony are
not eligible for appointment to this classification.
ACE reserves the right to require drug tests. Applicants must have a clean driving record and be willing to submit to a background check.

ACE reserves the right to require drug tests. Applicants must have a clean driving record and be willing to submit to a background 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.

Start Date: February 2022

Estimated End Dates:

12 weeks after start date (for 450 hour term)

24 weeks after start date (for 900 hour term)

Application Process: To apply for this position send a resume detailing your applicable past educational and work experience as well as a cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position.

Please Apply through the job posting on our website.

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