ACE Stebbins Cold Canyon Project Manager
Company: American Conservation Experience - Staff
Posted on: May 3, 2021
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.
Job Title: Project Manager
Location: Stebbins Cold Canyon, CA (25 miles west of Davis,
Status: Temporary (Non-Exempt)
Schedule/Hours: Flexible schedule (Monday-Friday); some evening
and weekend hours may be occasionally required.
Reports To: Associate Director
Travel: Moderate regional travel to project site and nearby
Start Date/End Date: May 3, 2021 through September 2021
(Position is expected for four months including training, project
weeks and project closeout/reporting).
Compensation: Full-Time, 40 hours/week within a flexible
$17.30 - $21.39 an hour ($40,000-$52,000.00 annualized salary
range) based on experience.
Onsite housing accommodations may be available for this position
for the duration of the project in the form of tent-cabin
accommodations with access to onsite shower/bath/kitchen facilities
as well as internet access/office space in the Stebbins Cold Canyon
Reserve, Quail Ridge site.
Please note that it will not required for the Project Manager to
stay/live onsite during the four month project, however, the
Project Manager must be able to be on the project site during the
work week as necessary and required.
This ACE Project Manager is a field-based position responsible
for supporting ACE field crews with safely and efficiently
accomplishing conservation projects. This temporary position will
coordinate and manage project implementation and directly support
and train crew leaders to successfully complete a large scale post
fire trail remediation and restoration project at Stebbins Cold
Canyon located within the Blue Ridge Natural Area, in the Inner
California Coast Range. While primarily a field-based position
working and supporting ACE crews in the field, the Project Manager
will also be responsible for preparing pre-project logistics and
post-project reporting while working closely with the ACE Associate
Director and project partners to ensure the safe execution of field
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
- Conduct pre-project site visits with project partners
- Train and mentor ACE Crew Leaders and members on field projects
and during trainings
- Assist with planning, scheduling, developing, and coordinating
the Stebbins Cold Canyon field projects with ACE staff and project
- Training ACE staff and members for safe and professional trail
projects including: trail maintenance, dry stone maintenance,
rigging, correct body mechanics as well as the use and maintenance
of hand tools such as picks, shovels, rock bars as well as rigging
- Assist with preparing project logistics including developing
project itineraries and training of crew leaders for project
- Perform field visits regularly and provide support to ensure
safety and quality control while holding ACE field staff and
Corpsmembers to ACE's high standards at all times
- Oversee proper maintenance and use of tools, vehicles,
field-related equipment, including organization of ACE equipment
and supplies that have been issued to specific projects
- Train Crew Leaders and members in the proper maintenance and
upkeep of all necessary tools.
- Communicate with project partners, ACE crew leaders and ACE
staff during ACE field projects
- Uphold ACE/partner relationships with professionalism and
- Assist with project rig-up and de-rig, before and after field
- Implement field safety programs and inspections under the
supervision of the Associate Director
- Perform quality control field visits and provide technical and
logistical assistance as needed
- Lead crews in the absence of a Crew Leader.
- Assure accurate, timely compliance with Division project
tracking records, including weekly reports, accomplishment reports,
incident reports, safety sheets, end of project checklists, OSHA
injury reports, etc..
- Generate and submit ACE Project Reports prior to established
- Guide Crew Leaders in reporting including tool logs, herbicide,
and GPS data.
- Arrange post-project meetings with project partners and solicit
- Mentor and evaluate Crew Leaders and members as required and
- Other duties as assigned.
Required Experience and Qualifications:
- Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate. BA/BS degree
from an accredited college/university preferred.
- 2-3 years of experience working in field conservation
positions, with 1-2 years serving in a leadership role, preferably
within a Conservation Corps.
- 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 prepare and maintain records and reports.
- 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
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with members, partner agency staff, and the general
- Ability to adapt to dynamic work environments and conditions
that can change frequently.
- Ability to maintain a positive, constructive work environment
conducive to team performance.
- Ability to analyze and resolve complex safety issues
- Ability to handle concurrent operations in a fast-paced
- Willingness to travel and camp out for extended periods of
- Must be flexible and possess a high work ethic.
- Ability to understand and carry out oral and written
- Considerable experience and demonstrable knowledge of methods,
materials, tools, and techniques used in a wide variety of
conservation field work including environmental restoration, trail
construction and maintenance, and other conservation tasks.
- Current Wilderness First Aid (WFR preferred and in some cases
may be required), CPR, and BBP certification.
- Ability to prevent, analyze and resolve safety issues; possess
knowledge of safety procedures as applied to field operations and
experience in encouraging and enforcing compliance with safety
- Possess and maintain equipment operator skills and techniques
used in conservation/environmental operations.
- Strong organizational and communication skills and experience
leading, training and motivating diverse groups of young adults in
a safe, organized and professional manner.
- Working knowledge of young adult development, team-building and
- Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
- Valid driver's license and an insurable driving record
- Proficient in English
- Ability to pass a federal criminal background check
- Willing to abide by ACE Policy and Federal Drug Free workplace
policies and laws. ACE reserves the right to drug test at any
Physical Demands, Work Environment and Working Conditions
- Physical Demands: Requires frequent sitting, standing, walking,
hiking, carrying, using hands to handle or feel, reaching with
hands and arms, talks and hears. Manual dexterity required for use
of hand and power tools, computer keyboard/mouse and other office
equipment. Required to stoop, kneel, climb stairs, and/or crouch.
Ability to hike over rough terrain, and camp overnight under field
- Vision Requirements: Requires close, distance, peripheral and
depth perception vision as well as the ability to focus
- Weight Lifted or Force Exerted: Frequently lifts up to 25 lbs.,
ability to lift up to 60 pounds
- Environmental: Outdoor and indoor conditions. Work environment
conditions can change frequently; working under adverse weather
conditions and in various climates
- Noise Environment: Moderate to high noise such gas-powered
chainsaws and other hand and power tools
- Travel: This position requires domestic travel
To Apply: Navigate to the ACE website: 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.
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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