The American Conservation Experience, a nationwide Non-Profit Conservation Corps based in Flagstaff, AZ and Salt Lake City, Utah in partnership with the United States Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) is seeking Two Program Education Support Team Members to dedicate 11 weeks assisting and working with the Reclamation Human Resources Policy Office on Assessment and Retention projects to assist with deliverables on human resources policy initiatives.
This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic young professionals with a deep interest in advancing their career goals in Human Resources Management service areas.
Start Date: June/July
End Date: *11 week commitment is required from official start *
Location: (Remote Work) Denver, CO
For more information about the United States Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), please visit https://www.usbr.gov
For more information regarding the ACE EPIC Program, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.
The member should anticipate serving 40 hrs/wk and will receive a living allowance of $600 /wk for food and incidentals, dispersed bi-weekly.
Housing: Member responsible to find their own housing
The ACE Member(s) will primarily work with the Reclamation Human Resources Policy Office (HRPO) Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on Assessment and Retention projects to forecast bureau human capital framework needs in order to meet Departmental initiatives. This includes tasks such as analyzing current Reclamation resources related to employee assessment, development, and retention; meeting with HRPO Staff and other internal/external contacts to gather data relevant to occupation-specific factors such as compensation, competency models, training requirements, etc.; research alternative methods to apply assessment and retention tools for federal human resources activities; identify areas of improvement for usage and availability of employee retention; provide appropriate recommendations to improve and/or standardize employee learning and development as supported by data; and applying approved recommendations to real organizational challenges and Departmental initiatives.
Project Background and Objectives:
This project will provide students an opportunity to apply human resources management principles and workforce development concepts, in addition to developing interpersonal communication and teamwork collaboration skills.
Objective(s): Apply human resources concepts and principles to actual business practices and business needs. Enhance understanding of human resources philosophies and how they benefit an organization. Utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills in real-world workplace scenarios. Fulfill programmatic needs directly related to Reclamation mission contribution.
Deliverable(s): A formal presentation of Project findings to key decision-makers; an assessment of the differences between the “current state” between Week 1 and Week 11, outlining business enhancements throughout the duration of the Individual Placement; and recommendations for “future state.”
Stakeholder Exposure: ACE Members will participate in weekly training meetings with internal stakeholders to actively discuss the Project and provide recommendations. They will also meet regularly with Reclamation HR practitioners (HR Specialists, Learning Officers, Program Managers, etc.), as needed. These meetings provide an excellent opportunity to develop communication skills and a better understanding of Reclamation, DOI and their mission contribution. As appropriate, ACE Members will be provided the opportunity to attend meetings of Department of Interior and Bureau HR functional area communities to gain a broader understanding of the multiple levels and organizations that collaborate on and influence Reclamation’s Talent Acquisition and Talent Management portfolio. Opportunities will be provided for the ACE Members to present Project status and updates to appropriate Stakeholder audiences.
Critical Thinking: ACE Members will use and enhance critical thinking and problem-solving skills every day. ACE Members will use their technical skills independently because a high degree of autonomy leads to faster learning and willingness to take responsibility. As they work with HRPO SMEs and other HR community contacts, they will improve their ability to apply technical knowledge as well as develop communication, presentation, project management, and teamwork skills.
ACE Members will be provided the opportunity to attend meetings with the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Reclamation HR communities to gain a broader understanding of the multiple levels and organizations that collaborate on and influence all facets of employee engagement.
- Members must be US Citizen or Permanent Resident, as required to comply with U.S. government contracts.
- Members must be 18-30. Applicants between 31 and 35 may be considered based on veteran status.
- ACE is a drug free workplace and reserves the right to drug test at any time.
- Ability and willingness to undergo a federal criminal background check is required.
- Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record with ability to provide required documentation; driving record checks will be completed during the on-boarding process. Members must be 21+ to drive ACE/Agency vehicles.
- Ability to drive an Agency vehicle is required for this position. ACE will conduct a driving record check upon on-boarding and the member must be cleared by ACE to drive.
Required for Position:
- Willing and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner
- Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
- Proven ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group
- Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals
- ACE is a drug free workplace and reserves the right to drug test at any time
- Knowledge/experience of business practices in a human resources organization or learning and development environment
- Applicants for the position must hold or be pursuing a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and/or have relevant experience in subject areas such as Human Resources Management; Business Administration; Humanities; Organizational Management; Adult Education and Training; Instructional Design; Workforce Development; Organizational Behavior; Industrial/Organizational Psychology; Human Services.
- Knowledge of professional business principles, philosophies, and techniques applicable to employee training, development, assessment, selection, retention, and/or compensation.
- Ability and willingness to independently research, gather data, and adapt to interfering priorities and demands.
- Deep interest in workforce management and development.
The member must be willing to represent ACE and Reclamation in a professional, positive and enthusiastic manner.
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. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the Member Manager, Celia Demers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 385-226-1260.
American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EO) 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.