CRDIP Archaeology Member – Channel Islands National Park

Website American Conservation Experience

Location: Ventura, CA
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Title: CRDIP Archaeology Member – Channel Islands National Park

American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service
(NPS) and through the Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program, is seeking an Archeology Member to take
part in archeological site updates and condition assessments within Channel Islands National Park.
For more information about ACE, please visit:
Start Date: Mid – Late May 2023
Estimated End Date: 12 weeks after start date
*a 12-week minimum commitment is required *
The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program (CRDIP) is a professional development internship that
introduces students and recent graduates, from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the National Parks,
to career opportunities within Cultural Resource Management in the NPS. CRDIP participants will have the
opportunity to attend several professional development webinars as well as write blogs or create videos about
their projects throughout their term. To learn more:

Location: Channel Islands National Park- Ventura, CA
Channel Islands National Park encompasses five remarkable islands and their ocean environment, preserving and
protecting a wealth of natural and cultural resources. Isolation over thousands of years has created unique
animals, plants, and archeological resources found nowhere else on Earth and helped preserve a place where
visitors can experience coastal southern California as it once was. For more information about the park, please

Position Overview: The Archeology Member will undertake archeological site updates and condition assessments
within Channel Islands National Park. Fieldwork will include updating site record forms, GIS mapping, creating
hand-drawn maps, and taking photographs. Locations chosen for site updates will be those that are regularly
accessed by park visitors on Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, and San Miguel Island (this includes remote, backcountry
locations). Office work will entail entering all data into the NPS Cultural Resources Inventory System (CRIS),
synthesizing and presenting results and recommendations to Park management and Tribal partners. A key part of
this project is developing future monitoring recommendations that will be folded into the ongoing Channel Islands
National Park Backcountry Wilderness Management Plan.
This individual placement is meant to facilitate professional development and promotes exposure to land
management agencies and networking with professionals. This could include gaining experience in different
conservation fields and shadowing different work groups.
Schedule: This position will be half remote and half backcountry fieldwork. The remote portions will be Monday-
Friday; 8:30am-5:00pm. Travel to the park and islands will be required for 4-5 separate trips (see below for
available travel assistance). Each trip will be approximately 8 days in the field.

Position Benefits
Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of
$580/week to offset the costs of food, housing, and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.


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 here.

Housing: There is a cost associated with the housing for the on-site fieldwork portion of this position, but that cost
will be fully reimbursed to the ACE Member. Park housing consists of shared rooms (typically 2 people) and access
to a communal bathroom and kitchen facilities. Housing is the responsibility of the ACE member and is not
provided by ACE or NPS on the mainland during the remote portion.

Travel Allowance: Reimbursements not to exceed $4,500 will be provided to help offset the cost of travel between
the ACE member's residence and the park for the fieldwork trips and cover other travel expenses like boat tickets,
reimbursing NPS housing costs, per diem, etc.
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 archeological field methods (survey, mapping, site recording) and data entry.

 Possess a degree, have experience, and/or demonstrated interest in archeology, anthropology, or a
related discipline
 Must have completed an archeological field school or a rigorous field methods class
 Comfortable working independently in rugged field conditions
 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)
 Willing to undergo and must pass the required two-part criminal history check
 Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
 ACE Members must verify that they are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 or have requested and been granted
a medical or religious exemption to vaccination by the time they start their term
 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
 To learn more about eligibility requirements, please visit our website here
Physical Demands, Work Environment and Working Conditions:
 Physical Demands: Requires frequent sitting, standing, walking, hiking, carrying, using hands to handle or
feel, reaching with hands and arms, talking and hearing. Manual dexterity required for use of various
tools, computer keyboard/mouse and other office equipment. Required to stoop, kneel, climb stairs,
and/or crouch. Ability to hike 10 miles and work in rough terrain (i.e. rugged backcountry environments).
 Weight Lifted or Force Exerted: Frequently moves up to 45 pounds, ability to move up to 60 pounds.
 Environmental: Outdoor and indoor conditions. Work environment conditions can change frequently;
working under adverse weather conditions and in various climates. There will be safety precautions taken
during each field visit to prevent and avoid potential dangers in the field. Cell service on the islands is
extremely limited, although most park housing has (limited) Wi-Fi. Office environment conditions; indoor
air quality is good and temperature is controlled.
 Travel: This position requires travel to and from field sites. Reaching the islands requires a 1-4 hour boat
ride in often rough sea conditions.

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 Specialist, Shannon Borowy, at gro.noitavresnocasunull@yworobs.
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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