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OSMRE - TIPS Specialist

Individual Placement/Internships

Lakewood, CO
ID: 2890-984

OSMRE – TIPS Specialist


Term of positions is 52 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk


Lakewood, CO

Living Allowance:

$465/week at 40 hours/week (pre-tax)

AmeriCorps Award:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $6,195.00 (pre-tax).

Start Date:

12/13/2021 (Preferred)

Application Due Date:

10/11/2021 (Preferred)

Title of Position

TIPS Training Intern



Position Details

Stewards Individual Placements (SIP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. SIP, in partnership with the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), seeks a Technical Innovation and Professional Services (TIPS) Training Intern to play an essential role in setting up and developing courses for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 while ensuring accessibility for participants.


The mission of OSMRE's National TIPS Training Program is to provide Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) participants the technical training on how to better utilize engineering and scientific software to carry out their Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) and/or Active Mining regulatory requirements to protect the environment and people, as well as ensure the restoration of abandoned coal mines. Every year, the TIPS Training Program educates hundreds of students in the use of state-of-the-art scientific and engineering tools.


The Intern will work collaboratively with the TIPS Training Lead and Instructional Designers to perform their role to set up and develop courses for FY 2022, while bringing all courses within Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act that requires Federal agencies’ electronic and information technology to be accessible to people with disabilities. Additionally, the Intern will conduct needs assessments, compiling and analyzing the data resulting from the interviews. Participating in these work activities, the TIPS Training Intern will develop their skills in supporting training development and understanding methods of delivery, while deepening their interest and expanding their knowledgebase in the course content.



Position Responsibilities will include:

  • Collating and analyzing data from needs assessment interviews
  • Setting up TIPS courses in FY2022 course catalog and BlackBoard LMS
  • Working with TIPS Training Lead and Instructional Designers to set up and develop courses
  • Ensuring courses are developed to meet Section 508 Compliance


 Minimum Requirements:

  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting


 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Skills in facilitation
  • Experience in developing training
  • Familiarity with Section 508 compliance
  • General computer skills
  • Background in education, adult learning theory, and curriculum development can be beneficial
  • Anyone interested is encouraged to apply!



  • Living Allowance: $465/week at 40hrs/week (pre-tax)
  • Successful completion of this term will award the AmeriCorps Segal Education Award of $6,195.00 (pre-tax)
  • Experience with a Federal agency
  • Place Federal student loans on Forbearance during time in service
  • Interest accrual payoff by AmeriCorps
  • Professional Development including: Job Shadowing, Site Visits, and Course Development Meetings        


How to Apply
Apply online at:  In addition to your resume, please submit a one-page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position. Please do not include your social security number, date of birth, or physical address on any documents submitted with your application, including your resume.


For More Information 

Contact JM Aurednik – Stewards Program Coordinator 


Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

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