American Conservation Experience (ACE)

Boulder Creek, Santa Cruz Mountains, California

Job Type Paid permanent
Salary Details $14.00 to $18.00 per hour + shared housing option available. Benefit eligible

American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities that harness the idealism and energy of a volunteer labor force to help restore America's public lands.  ACE has a national reputation for providing exceptional training and support to enable crews to safely and economically implement technically complex and physically demanding conservation projects for the US Forest Service, BLM, National Park Service, USFWS and numerous state and local land management partners.

ACE's Pacific West leadership team is seeking a Logistics Coordinator to work under the direction of the Pacific West Senior Director to assist in providing supplies and support for Corps member teams and program operations in central California.

Location:  Boulder Creek, Santa Cruz Mountains, California

Job Title: ACE Logistics Coordinator

Exemption Status:  Non-Exempt

Position Description:

As the primary maintenance and logistics position for the ACE Central California division, the position involves maintaining ACE facilities, vehicles & tools to ensure a safe living and working environment for ACE corps members and staff. The position is under the direct supervision of the Pacific West Senior Director.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Purchase and organize project food for field crews based out of Central California
  • Procure high quality provisions, equipment, and supplies for ACE corps crews while maintaining budget
  • Maintain and replenish first aid and personal protective equipment supply stocks
  • Inventory and maintain vehicles, trailers, tools, and equipment
  • Ensure ACE Central California division maintains OSHA compliance in warehouse facilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

Management of Food Provisions:

  • Purchase quality food in bulk or smaller quantities within budget perimeters.
  • Assist with preparing recipe and ingredient lists for each conservation crew departing for project.
  • Plan menus for crews on projects, taking into account dietary concerns and allergies
  • Develop and manage safe, OSHA compatible storage protocols of non-perishable food and cook set items in a clean and organized manner.
  • Oversee operation of sorting excess food as it returns from project, ensuring that non-perishables are restocked and coolers are clean, hygienic, and maintained.
  • Track food purchase costs, waste, and member satisfaction with meals, broken down by crew, duration, and crew size.
  • Maintain project cook set supplies and stoves and purchase replacement items as necessary.
  • Repair and maintain sufficient food coolers and dry boxes.
  • Other duties as required.

Facilities and Equipment Maintenance

  • Guarantee all maintenance and repairs are conducted in a timely manner for the facilities on the ACE Pacific West Central property in Boulder Creek, CA.
  • Maintain hand tools including sharpening, fixing and replacing broken tools.
  • Acquire new tools as needed after consulting ACE Pacific West Central Project Managers.
  • Keep tools and storage sheds organized and clean.
  • Maintain OSHA compliance in ACE Central California facilities and housing.

Project and Safety Supplies:

  • Maintain stocks of personal protective equipment, which includes gloves, hardhats, glasses and earplugs.
  • Create and maintain a storage and stocking system for first aid supplies for use on project, in housing, and for vehicles.
  • Fill camp propane tanks on a bi-weekly basis for ACE field projects.
  • Develop and implement protocols to manage inventory and repair of ACE Pacific West Central equipment, tools, and tents.

Vehicles and Trailers Maintenance

  • Oversee all maintenance needs of fleet (vehicles & trailers).
  • Inspect vehicle and trailer inspection forms from Crew Leaders and solicit information from Crew Leaders regarding any maintenance that may be needed or items that need replacing.
  • Ensure Crew Leaders are inspecting vehicles and trailers, turning in accurate, timely reporting forms, and conducting daily spot inspections of vehicles. Logistics Coordinator is to be present when crews return from the field and also the day before crews depart for project to ensure vehicles and trailers are in good repair and have required documentation and safety equipment.
  • Ensure fleet repairs and routine maintenance is conducted in a timely manner, to a professional standard, and keep maintenance logs up to date.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local repair shops to ensure that work is accomplished with quality and cost effectiveness as priorities.
  • Maintain stocks of cleaning supplies for Pacific West Central fleet.


  • Respond to emergencies in a timely manner. These include but are not limited to vehicles, housing, and project sites.

Financial Responsibility

  • Ensure that ACE receives the best value for money, which does not necessarily mean the cheapest, but the best value.
  • Develop relationships with local suppliers.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • General knowledge of fleet (vehicle & trailer) maintenance and repair.
  • Knowledge of facility maintenance and repair.
  • Ability to shop for and create healthy, cost effective recipes for field crews.
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of heavy manual labor for extended periods of time, and often under adverse weather conditions and in various climates; Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to adapt to surrounding work environment and conditions that can change frequently.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with corps members, volunteers, field Crew Leaders, and administrative staff.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to understand and follow ACE systems and processes.
  • Must maintain a positive, constructive work environment conducive to team dynamics.
  • Must be flexible and possess a high work ethic
  • Must maintain timely, effective communication with supervisors, and crew members.
  • Must enforce the use of appropriate safety procedures in all tasks.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Must secure First aid/CPR certification within 30 days of employment and maintain certification.
  • Must submit to a criminal background check and meet drug testing requirements prior to hire. Persons convicted of a felony are not eligible for appointment to this classification. This position is a covered position that may entail recurring access to vulnerable populations such as youth and the elderly. Selection for the position is contingent upon a review of all criminal history results.

Drug users, including recreational smokers of marijuana, should not consider applying as ACE reserves the right to require drug tests. Applicants must have an insurable driving record and be willing to submit to a background check.

Compensation: Full-time, starting at $14.00 to $18.00 per hour + shared housing option available. Extremely flexible and dynamic full-time work schedule in a casual, yet professional, fast-paced, and non-partisan work environment with a shared outdoor & conservation ethic. Benefit package offers health, dental, vision and supplemental insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, 401k retirement plan, and designated paid holidays.

Hours: 40 hours/week with a flexible schedule.

Start Date: August 5, 2019. Applications reviewed and interviews scheduled as received. Apply now.

American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ex, 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.


To Apply: Navigate to the website: to fill out an application.  You must include a detailed resume, an introduction letter expressing how your qualifications and experiences align with the above job description and the mission of the American Conservation Experience, and three professional references.  Qualified applicants will be contacted by email to arrange an interview.  Applicants must follow all application instructions in order to be considered for this opportunity.

Deadline: Open until filled. Please note that ACE will schedule interviews and may make a selection as applications are submitted. Please submit your application materials as you prepare them. Apply now!

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