Wildlife Management Member - Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park



Montrose, CO
United States

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American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service is seeking ONE Wildlife Management Member to assist NPS Staff with natural resource management for 7 weeks at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. 

For the full position description and to apply, please visit: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/796591.html

Start Date:  Flexible, between June 6th and June 20th of 2022
End Date:   7 weeks from the start date

 *a 7-week minimum commitment is required*

Location: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Montrose, Colorado (duty location) and Curecanti National Recreation Area near Gunnison, Colorado

Living Allowance: ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $500/week to offset the costs of food, and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly plus a $200 completion bonus.

Housing: NPS dorm-style housing provided at no cost to the Member. Housing is located in the NPS unit Curecanti National Recreation Area, near the town of Gunnison, Colorado.  Gunnison hosts Western Colorado University and has many amenities of a small college town. Pets are strictly prohibited from the park housing.

It is highly advised to have a personal vehicle, as it is difficult to secure reliable rides for groceries or other activities that one might wish to engage in during time off.

Position Description: The ACE Wildlife Management Member will work collaboratively with the National Park Service staff as part of the resource management team, and duties will include:

  • Assisting with raptor nest monitoring
  • Bat acoustic sampling
  • Invasive plant control through mechanized and herbicide methods (backpack sprayer)
  • Habituated wildlife monitoring
  • Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a hiring authority upon completion of their term of service. 
  • Please note, PLC projects also include specific eligibility requirements such as age and citizenship. Please contact ACE staff with questions about PLC eligibility.

See link to full position description for qualifications.

How 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:



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  NPS Recruitment and Outreach Specialist, Shannon Borowy at sborowy@usaconservation.org.