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National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey Field Team Members - Traveling Nationally

American Conservation Experience
Job Field:
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Job Description:

National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey Field Team Members - Traveling Nationally

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a non-profit conservation corps, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS, the Service), is seeking eight (8) National Visitor Survey team members to help implement a multi-year nationwide survey of visitors to national wildlife refuges. This position involves traveling to different national wildlife refuge units approximately every two weeks to recruit visitors for participation in a post-trip survey about their refuge visit. Individuals and teams are both encouraged to apply, as ACE members will travel and work as a pair.

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Members must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident, as required by U.S. government contracts

Willing and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.

Ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group.

A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request). No personal vehicle is necessary as all travel between refuges and on site will be in the ACE project vehicle.

Willing to undergo and must pass required three-part criminal history check.

Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

ACE Members will need to complete bi-weekly timesheets, beginning of term feedback forms, end of term evaluations and for longer terms, a mid-term evaluation.

Member may not participate in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement or as defined by AmeriCorps.

Ability and adaptability to spend significant and continuous time traveling without a home base

Flexibility to work independently in the context of a full time travel position without direct on site supervision

Ability to work closely with, spend significant time with, live with, and communicate effectively with another ACE member while traveling for the duration of the term

Ability to communicate orally in a courteous, professional manner to a variety of individuals (e.g., USFWS professionals, visitors, the public) from diverse backgrounds.

Proper wearing of ACE uniform components, including AmeriCorps logo.

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Competitive applicants for this position can hold or be pursuing a minimum of an associate's degree and/or have relevant experience in subject areas such as natural resources, social sciences, biology, ecology or a related subject.

Demonstrated ability to communicate both verbally and in writing in a way that is clear, concise, and grammatically correct.

Demonstrated ability to organize and coordinate work within schedule constraints and handle emergent requirements in a timely manner.

Experience and/or knowledge in the mission of the USFWS.

Experience identifying and addressing challenges on a project before they become issues.

Experience interacting with the public or in a customer service setting

Bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish.

Strong desire to enter public service as a natural/cultural/social resource professional.


Physical Demands, Work Environment and Working Conditions:


Physical Demands: This position requires physical exertion such as walking long distances over wet and rough surfaces while carrying up to 40 lbs.; bending, crouching, stooping, lifting or reaching. Hand and finger dexterity and physical coordination may involve fine and precise procedures, delicate adjustments or exact measurements.

Vision Requirements: Requires close, distance, peripheral and depth perception vision as well as the ability to focus.

Weight Lifted or Force Exerted: Frequently moves up to 15 lbs., ability to move up to 40 pounds.


Environmental: The National Visitor Survey Team Members may encounter environmental conditions/hazards including heat or cold, rocky terrain, swamp or wetland conditions, biting insects, and potentially dangerous wildlife. The member is expected to conduct duties in a safe and orderly manner so as not to endanger self, fellow staff/members or resources.


Vehicle and Equipment Use/Safety: A vehicle will be provided by the FWS or ACE. Any tools required for the accomplishment of the duties will be provided by the FWS. Use of personal protective equipment (PPE), typically provided by the FWS, will be mandatory for any activity that requires it. Strict adherence to FWS and ACE equipment training, certification and safety protocols is required.

How to Apply:

To Apply: Please submit your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and experience, and contact information for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here: Your cover letter should include why you are interested in a full-time traveling role and any background that may speak to your potential to succeed in this type of position. Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact ACE EPIC Member Manager, Andrew Garcia, at or 928-419-7035.


EEO: 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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