Become a Pinyon Jay monitoring assistant and work with the Bureau of Land Management in collaboration with the Utah Conservation Corps. Survey pinyon jay occupancy and behavior in plots within the BLM-VFO boundaries in accordance with VFO protocol. These protocols will provide information to assess population densities and locate breeding habitat. This information will help inform habitat treatments as well as USFWS listing considerations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Additionally, this position will assist with Rangeland Health monitoring in each of the following allotments: Island Park, Ruple Cabin and McCoy Flats.
Inventory for special status plant species in support of the John Wesley Powell National Conservation Area. Additionally, individuals will assist with other monitoring efforts including but not limited to sage-grouse and white-tailed prairie dogs. The selected individuals will also assist with habitat improvement projects as needed.

To view the full Position Description and Compensation/AmeriCorps Benefits, please go to this link: https://www.usu.edu/ucc/2023-VernalBLM-WildlifePinyonJay-Assistant-PD.pdf

Tagged as: Research/Science and Technical


• Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
• At least age 18 by the start of service term.
• Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
• Must undergo and pass a National Criminal History Check.
• Eligible to serve in an AmeriCorps State/National term.
• Commitment to completing their Term of Service (start date-end date).
• Willingness to work long days in remote areas.
• A valid driver's license.

Preferred Skills:

Desired Skills:
• Familiar with bird and plant ID.
• Field experience collecting scientific data.
• Ability to navigate using maps and GPS.
• Completed at least one avian ecology course.
• Be comfortable driving a 4-wheel drive vehicle on dirt roads or two-tracks.

About Utah Conservation Corps

Utah Conservation Corps is an AmeriCorps program made up of members, staff, and partners dedicated to service to our community and environment. We engage in projects throughout the state of Utah that address goals relating to environmental conservation, leadership, education, and sustainability.

UCC AmeriCorps members have committed to a term of service for their country that may range from 3 months to a year. Our members are individuals seeking opportunities to give back, to improve the environment and explore the beauty of Utah's public lands. Many of our members are current students or recent graduates looking to gain experience in the fields of natural resource conservation, education, or social services.

Utah Conservation Corps is a program of Utah State University's Center for Community Engagement.

Application Instructions

To Apply: The BLM and UCC strongly encourage you to apply if you are interested. • Email resume, cover letter, and 2-3 professional references to Jordan McMahon at jmcmahon@blm.gov. • Please include Pinyon Jay Assistant in the subject.