BLM: Ecological Site Inventory Team Member
Deadline to Apply:
Monday, March 13, 2023, 5:00pm
Americorps or Service Opportunity
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 an 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. Fieldwork 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.
- Start Date: April
- End Date: October
Location: Salt Lake City Field Office
The successful candidates will:
- Perform work outdoors in the field involving monitoring rangeland vegetation, soils, and ecosystems using established protocols and standardized equipment
- Office duties will largely consist of vegetative data entry and report writing. In addition, some specialized skills using GIS and remote sensing software in the development of geospatial data layers
Training/Professional Development provided:
- Training on vegetation monitoring protocols used in ESI monitoring—ecosystem-specific plant identification, range trend, utilization, and interpreting indicators of rangeland health
- Basic GIS and GPS skills Data collection and reporting training
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
- Ability to coordinate multiple projects with multiple interns and provide progress reports to BLM staff
- Ability and willingness to work alone/ in a small group with minimal supervision
- Must be willing and able to take initiative, work independently, and participate in collaborative efforts
- Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals.
- Previous field experience
- Experience in data collection, management, and report composition
- Experience in various uses of GPS
- Experience and to use a plant key
- Familiarity with scientific names and pant terminology
- Physical ability to lift 50 lbs
- A valid driver's license
This is an AmeriCorps position that comes with these benefits:
AmeriCorps living allowance of $7,650 dispersed on a bimonthly basis + $1,718.25 Education Award (available upon completion of service)
**For full position description visit https://www.usu.edu/ucc/files/2023_BLM_ESI_teammember_PD.pdf**
How to Apply:
Interested? Please send a cover letter, resume, and 2 references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application review will start March 13, 2023.