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Natural Resource Intern




Category

Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

Grand Junction, Colorado

Tracking Code

3376-984

Position Type

Temporary

US Bureau of Reclamation - Natural Resource Intern

 

Length:

Term of positions is 11 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk

Location:

Grand Junction, CO

Living Allowance:

$600 per week

AmeriCorps Award:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,342.86 (pre-tax).

Start Date:

Late May

Application Due Date:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Preference given to applicants that submit application by 05/6/2022

Title of Position:

Natural Resource Intern

  

Position Details

Stewards Individual Placement Program (Stewards) 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. Stewards, in partnership with the Bureau of Reclamation, are seeking an intern who will be able to, after guidance and instructions, be able to work mostly independently to collect, analyze and summarize data.  The Intern will work within the Lands & Recreation Group on a variety of indoor and outdoor projects, including property management and building inspections; collecting field data using GPS to map and track buildings inspected as well as noxious weeds on our recreation and wildlife mitigation properties; and records management, scanning and combining both paper and microfiche into electronic files. The intern will work with management specialists to identify and summarize basic maintenance needs for our buildings and transferred works to our Irrigation Districts; and to create and compare new noxious weed maps to existing noxious weed maps to determine the success of our Integrated Weed Management Program. The information gathered will be used to determine noxious weed control for these areas.

 

Position Responsibilities will include:

  • Property management and building inspections;
  • Collecting field data using GPS to map and track buildings inspected;
  • Collecting field data using GPS to map noxious weeds on our recreation and wildlife mitigation properties; and
  • Records management, scanning and combining both paper and microfiche into electronic files.
  • Shadowing Natural Resource Specialists on our state park managed recreation areas; and

 

Minimum Requirements: The knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for this position includes:

  • Knowledge of environmental science, natural and cultural resources, native plants, resource protection and general outdoor experience
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; to exercise initiative and work independently; and to take direction and instruction
  • Knowledge of conservation education practices/ activities and associated curriculums.
  • Abilities that are highly desirable, but not required, for the Intern positions that will collect data include knowledge and skills using GIS/GPS.
  • Must have an insurable driving record.
  • Must be US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident

 

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with GIS/GPS.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience
  • Strategic thinking abilities
  • Presentation and oral data collection skills
  • Good writing skills.
  • Self-starter/independent worker
  • Flexible/resourceful
  • Ability to adapt new skills and ideas to the public sector
  • Interns must be able to be able to walk for long days in the field under hot conditions and varying weather. Field work may involve climbing some mildly steep terrain.
  • Ability to organize records.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Working on a B.S. degree in Biology, Natural Resources, Recreation Management, Engineering, Surveying, Landscape Architecture

 

Benefits: Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,342.86 (pre-tax).

  • Living Allowance: $600 per week.
  • Housing is provided at no-cost to the intern
  • If an intern chooses to use BOR-housing, some additional support for utilities may be available.
  • Training and experience in building inspection and identifying maintenance needs; GIS, GPS mapping, safety, noxious weed identification, recreation management oversight, property management and records management.

 

How to Apply
Apply on-line at: https://stewardslegacy.org/open-positions.  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.

 

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.

This position is located in Grand Junction, CO. View the Google Map in full screen.



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