Fire Effects Monitor Dixie and Fish Lake National Forests

Position Type: Internship

Open until: 06-April-2018

Wage: $14.30 per hour

Location: Cedar City, UT

Description: This advertisement is for a fire effects monitor with the USDA Forest Service. The selected applicant will use GPS units, maps and aerial/satellite photos to navigate to and re-measure existing fire monitoring plots as well as establishing new plots. They will assess surface fuel loading using line intercept transects, measure aspen regeneration, determine % effective ground cover, measure tree metrics (diameter, species, height, etc…) and determine forest composition in order to assist the US Forest Service in assessing forest health and treatment effectiveness. Data will be recorded and archived using paper forms and Exams PC monitoring software. Activities include travel by foot (hiking up to 8 miles/day over Utah’s rugged terrain), truck and UTV to collect/record vegetation and landscape data; entering data; and presenting project information and results in organized formats. Camping in remote work sites for 4 to 8 days will be necessary. On occasion they may overnight in primitive Forest Service Bunk housing (no/limited cell phone coverage, no internet access). Incumbent will receive valuable experience and training which will make them more marketable for future employment with the U.S. Forest Service.

THIS INTERNSHIP IS BASED AT: USDA Forest Service Dixie National Forest


Qualifications: Some plant identification skills, some knowledge of GPS navigation, valid state driver’s license. Back country camping experience preferred.    

Application Instructions:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the IIC Application on the right hand side. This will download a word document of the IIC Internship Application.
  3. Fill in the application (this can be done on your computer).
  4. Save application and email it to Brian Van Winkle at in the subject line put IIC INTERNSHIP APPLICATION You can also print your application and bring it to Miranda Gubler at the IIC offices.

Submit IIC application, resume, transcripts, and statement of interest. Applications must be received by: 06-April-2018

Contact Information:

NAME: Brian Van Winkle


PHONE NUMBER: 1(435) 421-2045


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