American Conservation Experience

Actively Recruiting:
Yes

Position title :
NPS Academy Backcountry Trails Member

Deadline to apply :
Applications accepted on rolling basis

Type of Position :
Corpsmember / Intern

Town, City, Park, etc :
Glacier National Park

State / Territory :
Montana

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

Project/Program Focus :
Trails

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.

This position involves trail tread restoration, installation and maintenance of erosion control devices, trail structure repair and maintenance such as rock wall ,turnpike, boardwalk, footbridge, and backcountry campground repair and maintenance, as well as clearing the trail corridors of winter downfall and removing woody brush to increase sight distances and decrease surprise wildlife encounters. This position is 95% outdoors and work is performed at various elevations, in all types of weather and in wooded and /or exposed terrain.