Overview

Contract period: Start Date: Mid to late June.
End Date: Flexible

Location: Vernal, UT and surrounding area.
Become a Wildlife Intern and work with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in collaboration with the Utah Conservation Corps (UCC). We are seeking a crew lead to assist in delegation of tasks and coordination daily. In addition, this position will survey, search, and conduct wildlife activities on approximately 10,000 acres within the John Wesley Powell National Conservation Area and the McCoy Flats Recreation Areas to include white-tailed prairie dog colonies, new raptor nests, herpetofauna and bats and their spring and water habitat, any signs of greater sage-grouse, pinyon jay habitat and any big game observations. Research shows that candidates from underrepresented populations often don’t apply for positions if they don’t meet all the position qualifications and skillsets. The BLM and UCC strongly encourage you to apply if you are interested.

Primary Duties:
• Assist in coordination of work schedules and field work for 3-4 interns for multiple projects.
• Conducting raptor nest and migratory bird nest surveys and recording pertinent biological data.
• Survey for and delineate new white-tailed prairie dog colonies.
• Survey and record data for herpetofauna, bats and their habitats.
• Search for new greater sage-grouse leks and sign, conduct lek counts, and help radio-mark greater sage-grouse.
• Conduct pinyon jay breeding surveys.
• Survey and record big game observation and habitat use.
• Assist with pollinator, riparian, botanical, and rangeland monitoring.

Training/Professional Development you will receive:
• Data collection techniques and reporting training.
• Data collection, review, and management.
• Experience, development, and training in leadership skills.
• Project and personnel management tactics and skills.
• Spatial data collection and management.

Tagged as: Conservation, Development, Research/Science and Technical

Required Skills:

• 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
• A valid driver's license.
• 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)
• Excellent communication skills, strong work ethic, and willingness to learn.
• A positive and professional manner with diverse populations

Preferred Skills:

• Field experience collecting scientific data.
• Experienced using GPS.
• Ability to navigate using maps and GPS.
• Ability to coordinate multiple projects with multiple interns and provide progress reports to BLM staff

About Utah Conservation Corps

UCC is an AmeriCorps program made up of members, staff, and partners dedicated to service to our community and environment. Our mission is to "Develop the conservation leaders of tomorrow." 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

The BLM and UCC strongly encourages you to apply if you are interested. Email resume, cover letter, and 2-3 professional references to Jordan McMahon at [email protected] Please include Wildlife Crew Lead Intern in the subject.