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Ranching Resource Intern




Category

Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

Johnson City, Texas

Tracking Code

3575 - 984

Position Type

Temporary

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park

Length:

  • Term of position is 24 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk; 5 days/wk
  • Work schedule may include working weekends, holidays, and/or evenings depending on scheduling needs

Location:

Johnson City, TX

Living Allowance:

$640.00 /week

AmeriCorps Award:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $2,417 (pre-tax).

Start Date:

9/15/2022

Application Due Date:

Open until filled

Title of Position

Ranching and Resource Management Intern

 

Position Details:

Stewards Individual Placements (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 Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park are seeking an intern who will assist the Ranching/Resource Management staff in providing daily care and feeding of the park’s livestock along with performing other necessary work to supporting Resource Management programs within Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. As a result, the intern will assist with preserving the history, cultural landscapes, and natural resources associated with President Johnson’s legacy.

 

The intern will be provided with park orientation and necessary training to complete the various resource management tasks of their position. They will be trained on Lyndon B. Johnson NHP’s safety guidelines and regulations and must follow the procedures listed in the Ranching/RM Job Safety Analysis. Work is generally performed outdoors; Summer temperatures can reach into the 100s, though the average summer temperature is 92 degrees. The winter temperatures can be as low 15-20 degrees.  Dusty conditions deriving from hay and general ranch maintenance work are almost always present.

 

The intern will be supervised by a Supervisory Range Tech and be an integral member of the park’s Ranching/RM team by providing care for the livestock, assisting with the management of natural and cultural resources, and providing excellent customer service to the park’s visitors.

 

Position Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide daily feeding the park’s livestock
  • Prepare the Show Barn for daily tours.
  • Meet and greet visitors to the Show Barn.
  • Assist with moving livestock through pens and pastures.
  • Assist with maintenance of fences, corrals, and other features of the cultural landscape.
  • Assist with resource management projects such as tree care, invasive species removal, and rotational grazing.
  • Operate light trucks and trailers to safely transport self and cargo to work sites in Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. 
  • Operate riding lawn mowers, weed eaters, and UTVs (i.e. John Deere Gator).
  • Assist with interpretive demonstrations and/or events.

 

Physical Demands:     

  • Intern will be lifting 50-100 pounds regularly while loading feed and/or hay, restraining livestock, or hooking up equipment. Work may also include sitting, standing, bending, or walking for extended periods of time.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Be friendly, willing to learn, and patient.
  • Ability to work closely with a team and independently.
  • Have an interest in history, nature, and/or agriculture.
  • Be able to follow National Park Service environmental & historic preservation rules.
  • Enjoys working with the public.
  • Physical ability to lift 50 pounds and work in the out-of-doors.
  • Must possess a valid state’s driver’s license.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must be a US Citizen or legal permanent resident.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony or be a registered Sex Offender & must submit to a background screening.

 

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with livestock is preferred, but not necessary.

Benefits:

  • Gain further knowledge of National Park Service operations, learn of various jobs within the federal government, and have opportunities to participate in National Park Service trainings that will help build knowledge and skills.
  • Opportunity to shadow and/or work with other division within the park to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the park operations. The intern will be able to share the history of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park with visitors from all over the world and gain experience in customer service and historic preservation.
  • Park Housing will be provided if needed.
  • Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $2,417 (pre-tax).
  • Living Allowance: $640/week (pre-tax)
  • Upon completion of 640 hours (16 weeks) of service, the intern may be eligible for a special hiring advantage when applying for public land management positions with the BLM, Forest Service, National Park Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This is a two year non-competitive status that increases an applicants' hireability, and competitive rating when applying for permanent federal positions.

 

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.

 

If you have questions about this position please contact Taylor Ardis, twardis@conservationlegacy.org, 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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