American Conservation Experience

Actively Recruiting:
Yes

Position title :
NPS Academy Fire Effects Member - Grand Teton National Park

Deadline to apply :
Applications accepted on rolling basis

Type of Position :
Corpsmember / Intern

Town, City, Park, etc :
Grand Teton National Park

State / Territory :
Wyoming

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

Project/Program Focus :
Wildfire Mngmt

Position Description :

The Fire Effects crew is responsible for collecting fuels and vegetation plots to measure the success of prescribed burns and forest thinning for fuels reduction. The crew works mostly outdoors, and navigates to plots in a variety of forest and shrub vegetation types in Grand Teton National Park (GRTE) and the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Western Wyoming. Hiking to the plot locations using GPS, maps, and compasses is required. Plant ID, tree measurement, and data entry in the field is the bulk of outdoor duties.

In the office, the Crew Member will assist with organization of field data for quality assurance. Other duties include data input and analysis, hazard fuel removal, fuel sampling, wildfire assignments, equipment organization, and physical fitness activities. Field work may take place in remote backcountry areas, on steep terrain, and in many types of weather. Field work sometimes involves travel and camping for multiple days. The Fire Effects Crew Member must be able to hike several miles each day carrying moderate loads in the mountains. They may also be exposed to stinging insects and other hazards found in the field. The Crew Member will be encouraged to secure and maintain a red-card firefighter certification (This training will be provided at no cost).