American Conservation Experience

Actively Recruiting:
Yes

Position title :
NPS Academy - Rocky Mountain National Park

Deadline to apply :
Applications accepted on rolling basis

Type of Position :
Corpsmember / Intern

Town, City, Park, etc :
Rocky Mountain National Park

State / Territory :
Colorado

Benefits :
AmeriCorps, Education Award, Housing – Primarily Non-Camping, Industry-Recognized Certifications, Public Land Corps Hiring Authority, Student Loan Forbearance

Project/Program Focus :
Visitor Services

Position Description :

The National Park Service (NPS) Academy is an innovative and immersive program designed to introduce a diversity of participants, ages 18 to 30 (or Military Veterans up to 35) from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the National Parks, to career opportunities with the NPS. Participants come away equipped with knowledge about the NPS mission and the NPS Universal Competencies that are considered the foundation of all careers in the NPS and are critical to all park service employees. The NPS Academy maximizes career opportunities with NPS through training and hands-on experiences.

Interpretation: assisting with visitor orientation and information at the Kawuneeche Visitor Center and on trails. Assist with informal interpretation and short interpretive programs and pop-ups at the Holzwarth Historic Site and within the first mile of popular trails and scenic overlooks. May have the opportunity to craft a social media post for the Rocky Mountain National Park social media accounts.

Visitor and Resource protection: Provides Preventive Search and Rescue (PSAR) to visitors at park trailheads, accurately relaying hazards on the trail and environment. Assist Law Enforcement park rangers with managing congested visitor and traffic areas, including animal jams and Visitor Center parking areas. Assist with backcountry roves.

Facilities management: doing road, janitorial, and/or facility maintenance projects such as painting and carpentry.