Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking Two Biology Members to contribute to a diverse array of projects alongside Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge staff. The selected individual will work on a wide range of tasks including biological monitoring and data collection, among other primary tasks.
This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic young professionals with a background in wildlife biology, natural resource management, or a related field, and a deep interest in advancing their career in conservation and land stewardship. The selected individual will work directly with the FWS staff in support of various conservation-based goals throughout the refuge.
Knowledge and experience working in biological sciences.
Ability to effectively communicate with supervisor and coworkers.
Strong communication and organizational skills.
Enthusiasm for interacting with people and learning how to assist visitors to enjoy refuge resources responsibly.
Commitment to data accuracy, completing detail-oriented tasks thoroughly and on time.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office software.
Ability and willingness to undergo a Federal criminal background check.
Willing and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.
Ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a team.
This position is funded through a federal grant program specifically for youth and young adults.
Must be 21-30 years of age to apply
Military Veterans up to 35 are encouraged to apply.
U.S. Citizens or Permanent Resident
Must have a valid driver's license, be 21 years of age, provide documentation of a clean driving record, and have a personal vehicle (required)
Must take all measures possible to ensure the safety of yourself and others and understand all safety precautions involved
Effective communication skills with all ages and diverse audiences
Able and willing to perform duties outdoors in varying weather conditions and capable of participating in sustained physical labor
Ability to operate independently and in remote areas
Competitive applicants for this position can hold or be pursuing a bachelor's degree in wildlife biology, botany, natural resource management, or other related discipline appropriate to this position.
Experience conducting biological surveys;
Experience in wildlife monitoring;
Workplace experience participating on teams in field-based data collection;
Experience with data collection applications such as Survey123 and Arc Collector;
Experience utilizing databases;
Experience using ArcGIS for data analysis and map creation.