American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities that harness the idealism and energy of a volunteer labor force to help restore America's public lands. ACE has a national reputation for providing exceptional training and support to enable crews to safely and economically implement technically complex and physically demanding conservation projects for the US Forest Service, BLM, National Park Service, USFWS and numerous state and local land management partners.
Location: Based in Flagstaff, AZ with regular regional travel
Job Title: Project Manager
Exemption Status: Exempt
The Project Manager oversees project crews by conducting logistical/project coordination, quality control, safety compliance, equipment maintenance for ACE crews, and other related work as assigned. The Project Manager will work directly with project partner staff; train crew leaders and assistant team leaders in conservation work skills, basic environmental education, and outdoor living skills; and engage crews in environmental work projects that address critical environmental needs. The Project Manager will focus efforts on preparing project logistics and assisting crew leaders in project logistics, providing support as needed to develop crew skill-sets and abilities for the safe execution of projects.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Project preparation, management and oversight which include:
Conducting pre-project site visits
Assisting project partner and ACE staff in planning, scheduling, developing, and coordinating field projects
Preparing project logistics including developing project itineraries and training of crew leaders for projects
Communicating with project partner and crew leader during ACE field projects
Upholding ACE/partner relationships with professionalism and courtesy
Overseeing maintenance and use of tools, vehicles, field-related equipment, including organization of ACE equipment and supplies that have been issued to specific projects
Purchasing project supplies, tools, etc. following the project budget
Maintaining accountability of tools such as chainsaws and herbicide equipment
Assisting in project rig-up and de-rig
Implementing field safety programs and inspections under the supervision of Field Operations Manager
Performing quality control field visits and provide technical and logistical assistance as needed
Collecting, approving, and submitting ACE project paperwork to ACE- Southwest, AZ office
Generating mid-season and end of season project reports
Making recommendations to Field Operations Manager concerning disciplinary measures and promotion of corps members and supervisors
Fostering a culture and environment that positions our members for success and ensures that ACE is a program of choice for members.
May be required to lead crews in the absence of a crew leader
Other duties as assigned.
Compensation: Full-time, salary starting at $38,480. We offer health, dental, vision and supplemental insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, designated holidays, and 401k retirement for qualified employees.
Start Date: February 3rd, 2020
To Apply: https://usaconservationstaff.applicantpool.com/jobs/ to fill out an application. You must include a resume, one-page cover letter and three professional references. Qualified applicants will be contacted by email to arrange an interview. Applicants must follow all application instructions in order to be considered for this opportunity.
Deadline: Open until filled.
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.
Experience managing or overseeing conservation projects.
Strong communication skills to professionally interact with project partners as well as ACE staff and crew leaders.
Organizational skills required to effectively manage conservation projects, leaders, and teams.
Ability to handle concurrent operations in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to encourage and enforce compliance with all elements of ACE's safety policies, and the skills to train and develop ACE's crew leaders and corps members.
Considerable knowledge of methods, materials, tools, and techniques used in conservation/environmental restoration operations
Considerable knowledge of safety procedures applied to field operations
Knowledge of principles of young adult development, team-building and motivational techniques
Ability to lead and train individuals and teams
Skilled in the use of hand and power tools, including chainsaws
Ability to adapt to surrounding work environment with conditions that can change frequently
Ability to perform a wide variety of heavy manual labor, for extended periods of time, often under adverse weather conditions and in various climates
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with corps members, 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 key responsibilities of crew leaders
Must maintain a positive, constructive work environment conducive to team dynamics.
Must maintain timely, effective communication with project partners, supervisors, and crew members.
Must enforce the use of appropriate safety procedures in all tasks.
Over 21 years of age
Proficient in English
Legally able to work in the US
A valid driver's license and insurable driving record
Willing to undergo and must pass a federal criminal background check
Willingness to abide by ACE Drug and Alcohol policy and Federal Drug Free Workplace laws