Overview

Position Overview
Become a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Team Member and provide direct services to our community through our Rangeland Resources Program. The Ecological Site Inventory (ESI) Team Crew Leader position is offered through Utah Conservation Corp (UCC). This is early leadership level position and is a great opportunity to learn about managing rangeland vegetation and how to monitor rangelands while serving your community as an AmeriCorps service member. The successful candidate will work out of the BLM Salt Lake Field Office in Salt Lake City, Utah. The project will be coordinated by Range Management Specialists. Field work will be done in a remote backcountry setting and requires strenuous exertion. Weather and terrain conditions may be extreme (e.g., heat, cold, thunderstorms, steep terrain). Frequent overnight stays in BLM field stations or camping will be required. Develop a data tracking plan and collect and report AmeriCorps impact data timely and accurately.

The following are the minimum qualifications. Research shows that candidates from underrepresented populations often don’t apply for positions if they don’t meet all the position qualifications and skill sets. The BLM and UCC strongly encourages you to apply if you are interested!

• Be a United States citizen, U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
• Be at least 18 years of age
• Have a high school diploma or GED or work towards obtaining one while in the program (It is a requirement to obtain a high school diploma or GED before one is eligible to use the Education Award.)
• Must be clear of any record on the National Sex Offender Public Registry
• Must have a criminal record clear of any conviction(s) for murder
• Must be eligible to enroll in an AmeriCorps term of service
• A positive and professional manner and willingness to engage with diverse populations
• Must be willing to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
• Members must have a high fitness level and an interest in frequent camping in BLM field stations or in a backcountry setting

This is an AmeriCorps Position that comes with these benefits:
>Available Position Dates- May through August
>AmeriCorps Terms Length- 675 hours
>Living Allowance- $12,150.00
>Ed Award- $2,474.27

Specific dates will be worked out between BLM and candidate with respect to minimum hour requirements.

Living allowance stipend is taxable and is disbursed on a bimonthy basis through Utah State University. The amount presented is the gross amount and is equivalent to $18.00 per hour. Forbearance on Forbearance on qualifying student loans may also be an option while in service.

Education awards—individual must complete term of service dates AND minimum hours of service to be eligible to receive the education award. Find out how you can use your education award at https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/segal-americorps-education-award

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Instruction and Guiding, Research/Science and Technical

Qualifications:

For the full position description and qualification, please visit: https://www.usu.edu/ucc/files/2023_BLM_ESI_teamleader_PD.pdf

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: Please send a cover letter, resume, and 2 references to [email protected] Application review will start February 13, 2023