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Visitor and Resource Protection Member - Capitol Reef National Park

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Torrey, UT


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Feb 3, 2022

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Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with Capital Reef National Park is seeking One Member to serve as a Visitor and Resource Protection Member and assist NPS Staff with a mixture of natural resource management and visitor protection duties focused on trail patrols, graffiti removal and other resource protection related projects.


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Start Date: April 23, 2022

End Date: October 21, 2022

*a 26-week minimum commitment is required *


Location: Capital Reef National Park, Torrey, UT


Located in south-central Utah in the heart of red rock country, Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) extending almost 100 miles.

For more information regarding Capitol Reef National Park, or the National Park Service, please visit:

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AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 900-hour ($3,097.50) AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of service term. Additional enrollment is required.


Living Allowance: ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $525/week to offset the costs of housing, food, and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.


Housing: The selected member will be provided housing by the park, at no additional cost.


Position Description:

This placement involves hiking several miles a day on consecutive days, driving long distances on unimproved roads, backpacking overnights carrying a heavy pack on patrols, all taking place in a desert environment which will include extreme heat, monsoons and flash floods, insects, and dusty conditions.


Visitor & Resource Protection duties include: patrolling backcountry roads, trails and off-trail routes; contacting park visitors in backcountry/wilderness settings; explaining park regulations and safety issues; monitoring trail, road, and spring conditions; conducting informal resource condition assessments; conducting minor maintenance to signs, primitive campsites, and trailheads; assisting with issuing backcountry permits; and assisting the V&RP staff with emergency responses such as emergency medical services, search & rescue, and flash flood response.


Resource Management duties include: participating in the park's graffiti removal and prevention program by mitigating damage to rock walls, contacting visitors about graffiti's impact on the park and installing signs; maintaining a presence on park trails and canyon routes to educate visitors about graffiti and other resource damage.




  • 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).
  • Willing to undergo and must pass required criminal history checks.
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Must be able to handle physically demanding field duties, hiking several miles a day, backpacking overnight, carrying a heavy pack on patrols; all taking place in a desert environment which will include extreme heat, insects, and dusty conditions.
  • ACE Members must verify that they are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 by the time they start their term or request a medical or religious exemption.


  • Competitive applicants for the position could hold or be pursuing a minimum of a bachelor's degree and/or have experience in interpretation, cultural resource management, environmental studies, history, ecology, biology, natural resource management, recreation management, park management, or a related discipline.
  • Skills such as technical canyoneering, rock climbing, and/or EMS training
  • Bilingual applicants are encouraged and welcome.


Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a hiring authority upon completion of their term of service.


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 Recruitment Specialist, Victoria Yee at


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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