Washington, DC: ACE Disaster Fellowship – State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants, American Conservation Experience

Job Opening Title: ACE: Disaster Fellowship – State, Tribal, Local, Plans and Grants (STLPG)

Employer Name: American Conservation Experience

Job Location: Washington D.C.

Application Deadline:

Link to job posting: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/414941.html

Years of experience required:

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service is seeking one Disaster Fellow to primarily assist in providing technical support for the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund and Cultural Resources disaster grant programs. These grant programs currently operate in the Caribbean and Gulf States, but can be expanded to other locations at any time by Congress.

This opportunity is intended for an enthusiastic individual with a deep interest in advancing their career goals in cultural resource management from the NPS State, Tribal, Local Plans and Grants Division Office in Washington, DC.

Start Date: May/June 2020

End Date: 52 weeks from start date

* A 52-week commitment is required for this position*

Location: Washington, DC.

Project Website: To learn more about the State, Tribal, Local Plans and Grants Division, please visit: www.nps.gov/stlpg.

To learn more about ACE EPIC Program, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.

Living Allowance: The ACE Fellow is anticipated to complete 40 hours/week and receive a living allowance of $800/week to cover the costs of food, housing, and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.

Housing: Housing is the responsibility of the fellow and not provided by ACE or NPS. A housing allowance is available to partially offset housing costs.

Position Description:

The fellow’s responsibilities:

Assists team lead and program staff with integrating project information and other documentation related to disaster recovery grant-assisted work into data sets and case studies. Projects include undertakings by State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs) and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices (THPOs) for Hurricanes Sandy, Harvey, Irma, and Maria, Florence, Michael, and Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts with subgrants made to private property owners, local governments, and nonprofit organizations. Reviews and catalogs products from grantees to develop case studies for best practices related to disaster recovery, resilience, and preparedness as it relates to historic preservation that involves private property owners, local, tribal and state governments, as well as cross-jurisdictional partnerships.
Develops working relationships with preservation partners at the State, Tribal and local levels. Duties will involve exposure to historic preservation grants management, disaster recovery, planning, and publication development, and understanding of the Federal Preservation Program.
Projects will typically entail a variety of assigned activities, such as information compilation, retrieval and organization, data entry, and maintenance of information management systems.
Assist staff to implement and maintain existing and future information management systems to support the mission of the Division.
Assist staff to update databases and spreadsheets, as directed, to provide detailed information for easier compiling, summarizing, analysis or reports; disseminates information to the appropriate personnel; and performs duties in compliance with applicable guidelines and standard operating procedures.
The fellow will have the opportunity to gain knowledge of cultural resource regulations, laws, and requirements sufficient to be able to address the issues of Federal grant programs, the Federal disaster response framework, and the opportunity to develop the ability to work with a variety of professional and nonprofessional persons to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management officials and grant recipients. The fellow may propose novel ways of analyzing and gathering existing data to create visual representations of the division’s grant programs and other work suitable for use on the web or print collateral materials.

Training: The fellow’s direct supervisor, the NPS Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) STLPG Grants manager and Certified Local Government coordinator, will provide educational opportunities for the fellow so that they understand the state and local impacts of HPF grants.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a degree (or be pursuing a degree) in historic preservation, architecture and design, disaster management, planning, natural or cultural resource management or other related disciplines appropriate to the position. A combination of relevant education and appropriate experience is also acceptable. Resumes must contain enough information to show that the applicant meets the experience as defined in the announcement.


U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Must be 18-35 years of age (This position’s age limitations are a requirement of the Public Land Corps Act. Additionally, members must be 21+ to apply for an ACE position that requires or anticipates operation of agency or ACE vehicles for duties.)
Military Veterans up to 35 are encouraged to apply
When driving is required valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record are necessary.
documentation to be provided upon request.
Willing to undergo and must pass a federal criminal background check
Willing and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.
Knowledge of the Federal disaster response framework and the role of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)


Experience and/or knowledge in the mission of the NPS and other federal land management agencies
Experience in design fields including: graphic design and the use of Adobe InDesign, industrial design, architecture, or landscape architecture
Spanish language skills, particularly knowledge of technical architectural terms in Spanish as it is spoken in Puerto Rico
Familiarity with the languages, peoples, and cultures of the Northern Marianas

To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with 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/

Resumes must contain enough information to show that the applicant meets the experience as defined in the announcement.

NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications 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 Madison Douthitt at (828) 329-4793 or mdouthitt@usaconservation.org

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.