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Youth Rangers Service Project Member - Golden Gate National Recreation Area

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

American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with Golden Gate National Recreation Area, is seeking ONE Youth Ranger Service Project Member to support volunteer service projects and environmental education programs for the YMCA Y-Rangers summer camp program in 2024.

This excellent opportunity is ideal for an enthusiastic young professional who is deeply committed to stewardship and preservation of our national parks and engaging youth in their stewardship.

For more information about ACE, please visit:

Start Date: January 17, 2024

Estimated End Date: September 25, 2024

*a 36-week minimum commitment is required*

Location Details/Description: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA

Member would lead service projects and environmental education programs in various sites within Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) for YMCA campers. The GGNRA is located in the San Francisco Bay Area (CA) and the noncontiguous parklands are spread throughout 3 counties: San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo. The members primary duty station would be located in San Francisco. The member would be required to travel by government vehicle (or carpool with other staff) to various work sites.Golden Gate National Recreation Area encompasses multiple highly visited park sites including Muir Woods, Alcatraz Island, Marin Headlands, Fort Point National Historic Site, and Presidio of San Francisco. The parklands hosts 19 distinct ecosystems, 2000 plant and animal species, and offers a diverse cultural history for visitors to learn


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

A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request).

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

For the full list of requirements please see the official position announcement.

To learn more about eligibility requirements, please visit our website




Competitive applicants for this position can hold a Bachelor's degree and/or have relevant experience in subject areas such as ocean stewardship, plant and vegetation ecology, K-12 education, environmental science, etc.

Experience with working with you and/or Knowledge of environmental education, child development, service learning and issues related to management of public lands.

Ability and willingness to be trained by and take direction from various work leaders, develop education curriculum, follow safety protocols, speak in front of groups, work with children, wear a uniform,

Deep interest in national parks and public lands, environmental science, and working with youth.

Experience working with children or leading groups.

Interest in working with your hands to preserve and clean our parks while inspiring the campers to care for the park and work hard.


Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $600/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.


AmeriCorps Education Award Program: This position may be eligible for a 675-hour AmeriCorps Education Award while serving under the EAP 2022/23 grant year program, valued up to $2,417.14 upon successful completion of a complete service term and 675 hrs.


Loan Forbearance: AmeriCorps members may also be eligible for federal loan forbearance. Additional enrollment steps are required.


Qualifying Child Care Coverage: AmeriCorps members may also be eligible for qualifying child care coverage. Additional enrollment steps are required.


Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a federal hiring authority upon completion of their term of service. PLC projects also include specific eligibility requirements such as age and citizenship. Please contact ACE staff with questions about eligibility, or view general information online


Housing:ACE members will be accommodated in shared, dorm-style housing, which is provided at no cost for the duration of the term.


Housing is located in a remote area, in Fort Cronkhite in the Marin Headlands (Sausalito, CA.) The closest grocery store is located about 5 miles away in Mill Valley, CA. Driving on windy roads is required.


Toll Reimbursement: The member may be responsible for their own private transportation and commuting expenses to their duty station, however the member will be given a $50 weekly toll stipend for the Golden Gate Bridge. Once at their duty station, a government vehicle or carpool will be available for their use. For more information on bridge tolls, visit:

Provided Training/Orientation: ACE members will receive position specific training and an orientation outlining ACE policies and procedures, clear guidance on prohibited activities, and networks for support. Specific training may include volunteer policies and procedures, interpretive training, park history, training in leading volunteer conservation projects.


How 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:

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 NPS Recruitment and Outreach Manager, Victoria Yee, at

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