Overview

Start/End Date: February 6, 2023– October 27, 2023 (anticipated)

Stipend: $580/week

Term: 38 weeks

Location: Bureau of Land Management – Roswell Field Office (2909 West Second St. Roswell, NM 88201)

Status: 1200-hour AmeriCorps Service Term (1 opening)

Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award $4,546.50 with successful completion; health insurance eligible, Public Lands Corps Certificate*

The Roswell Field Office has a robust resources management staff, including rangeland management. These opportunities provide fresh energy for the sponsoring staff (Range in this case) and practical experience for the intern. Becoming part of a team, whether at the resource level or office level, would provide a better understanding of how each team member is important to the overall success of the office and our mission. The Range staff is in need of a motivated intern to help accomplish its workload in the field and the office while gaining experience in the professional workplace.

This internship would focus on fieldwork during the monitoring season, with the option of office work during periods of poor weather. Fieldwork would include locating range monitoring sites on the ground, using paper map descriptions, and then GPS locating the points for future use and analysis in the office GIS database i.e., collecting vegetation data, plant id, point intercept. Desk work may include input and analysis of previously collected monitoring data. Intern would also be able to learn how to collect monitoring data.

Tagged as: Research/Science and Technical

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

Some college experience in an academic field related to range management, natural resources, botany, biology, ecology etc.
Ability to work cooperatively in a team, communicate effectively, and remain flexible/adaptable to changing situations in the field.
Enthusiasm to learn more about the local Field Office BLM lands and all state BLM lands.
Applicants must pass a DOI security background check

Preferred Skills:

Pursuing or holding an undergraduate degree in range science, ranch management, or related natural resources field.
A working knowledge of GIS and GPS data collection techniques.
Using maps/GPS to find monitoring or project locations.
Ability to drive 4-wheel vehicle comfortably in remote areas.
Organizational skills, attention to detail on data sheets, & time management on assignments.
Native plant identification (or ability to learn quickly).
Ability to follow monitoring protocols.

About Conservation Corps New Mexico

Conservation Corps New Mexico, a program of Conservation Legacy, aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930's. CCNM is focused on connecting youth, young adults, and recent era military veterans with conservation service work projects on public lands. CCNM operates programs across southern New Mexico and western Texas that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation. The CCNM Las Cruces office manages the Individual Placement Program.

Application Instructions

Apply at: https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3864