American Conservation Experience
USFS OHV Recreation Technicians
American Conservation Experience (ACE), a Non-Profit Conservation Corps based in
Flagstaff, Arizona, in partnership with the United States Forest Service (USFS) Eldorado
National Forest, is seeking Two OHV Recreation Technicians. The technicians will serve
as an advanced trainee performing work designed to prepare the incumbent for professional
work assignments related to the monitoring, assessment, planning and maintenance
aspects of recreation management.
This opportunity is intended for an enthusiastic young professional with a well-developed
working background in conservation, natural resources management, wilderness
management, recreation management, or a similar field. The OHV Recreation Technicians
should possess a passion for public land management and a professional interest in
advancing their career goals.
Start Date: May 13, 2019
End Date: November 8, 2019
Location: Eldorado National Forest – Placerville Ranger District
The Eldorado National Forest is located in the central Sierra Nevada region within California
and encompasses a total of 798,279 acres, which includes 193,027 acres of private
The Eldorado National Forest is bordered on the north by the Tahoe National Forest, on the
east by the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and the Humboldt-Toiyabe, and to the
south by the Stanislaus National Forest. The Eldorado is within 3 - 4 hours of the San
Francisco Bay Area and about 1 - 1 1/2 hours from Sacramento. It ranges in elevation from
1,000 feet in the foothills to more than 10,000 feet above sea level along the Sierra crest.
The mountainous topography is broken by the steep canyons of the Mokelumne, Cosumnes,
American, and Rubicon rivers. Plateaus of generally moderate relief are located between
these steep canyons.
The forest is also home to 297 lakes and reservoirs (including both public and private
acreage), which total 11,994 surface acres. 11 large reservoirs account for 9,000 acres. The
rest are mostly small, high mountain lakes. Both the rivers and lakes provide exceptional
fishing opportunities. The Eldorado National Forest provides diverse recreational
opportunities to the public. The Forest offers every visitor the chance to enjoy nature and be
outdoors. In addition to two popular wilderness areas (Desolation Wilderness and
Mokelumne Wilderness), the forest offers more than 70-day use and overnight developed
recreation facilities across the forest for the individual, families and groups.
Project Partner Websites:
For more information regarding Eldorado National Forest, please Visit:
For more information on ACE, please visit: usaconservation.org.
$650/week Living Allowance. Typical work week will be 8-10 hours/day, 4-5 days/week. The
Participant should expect to potentially work weekends and holidays.
Housing: Provided by the USFS.
Participants will receive government issued driver training. Also, the potential for additional
on the job opportunities in professional development may become available.
The US Forest Service, Eldorado National Forest, has need for the following critical work
activities to be completed by qualified on-site personnel. Work on this project requires a
recreation management background and expertise and experience with various skills unique
to a fieldwork setting.
Specific Tasks Include:
● Assists with the operation and maintenance of the OHV program on the Eldorado
● Performs minor maintenance of dispersed & developed recreation area facilities,
including campgrounds and trailheads (cleans restrooms, cleans campsites,
maintains fire-safe areas, paints picnic tables and bulletin boards, etc.).
● Assists in trail maintenance activities, including but not limited to brushing, tread
work and logging out.
● Monitors OHV use areas to ensure they are operated, used and maintained in
accordance with the recreation plan and other appropriate planning documents.
● Participates in the planning for recreation area maintenance, rehabilitation,
reconstruction, and construction projects in accordance with program management
● Works with volunteers to implement recreation program activities as outlined by the
District Recreation Officer.
● Ensures visitors comply with rules and regulations.
● Provides guidance to volunteer staff, interpreting and adapting guidelines to fit
specific volunteer roles.
● Performs other duties as assigned.
● May be required to operate a chainsaw.
Applicants for this position should be resourceful individuals with education and/or field
experience working in a Recreation Management capacity. This position requires the
balancing of critical analysis with technical field expertise, along with the ability to work
directly with the public in sometimes difficult scenarios.
● This opportunity is available to US Citizens and Green Card holders only.
● Must have a valid driver's license and a clean driving record (documentation to be
provided upon request). Must be willing to submit to a driving record check.
● Must be 21 years or older in order to drive an agency work vehicle.
● Must have both S212 Chainsaw and First Aid/CPR Certification.
● A personal vehicle is highly suggested for off-days during the placement.
● Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals.
● The selected candidate is required to pass a federal criminal background check prior
to beginning employment.
● Must have strong oral and written communication skills.
● Must be able to take initiative and work independently, as well as participate
effectively in collaborative efforts.
● Proficient in English.
● Must be comfortable in various indoor and outdoor work environments, and in
sometimes adverse weather conditions.
● Work required walking and climbing in steep, uneven terrain, performing physical
labor, bending, lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds or more.
● Public contacts are to educate visitors in recreation management and law
enforcement objectives and policies, to obtain compliance with laws/regulations, to
resolve problems, and to provide assistance to forest visitors. Contacts will include
dealing with some persons and/or groups that may be uncooperative, hostile and
who have different viewpoints.
The member must be willing to represent ACE and the USFS in a professional, positive and
**This position is subject to change/close at any time**
Please submit a resume, cover letter and 3 professional references using the APPLY
NOW section, located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our
website here: https://usaconservationepic.applicantpool.com/jobs/
Early consideration will be given as applications are received. If you have any questions
regarding this position, please feel free to contact the ACE EPIC USFS Recruitment Specialist
Celia Demers firstname.lastname@example.org.