Position Type: BLM Direct Hire (DHA) 11 week internship
Open until: February 28, 2018
Location: Las Vegas, NV – Field Office
Start Date: June 3, 2018
End Date: August 18, 2018
Related degrees: Geology, Mine Engineering, or any physical/earth science related degree
Position Description: The BLM Las Vegas Field Office (LVFO) currently has 13 mineral material community pits in a pending status. These community pits were established at various times between 1992 and 2006 but the work to authorize them was never completed. The LVFO has been asked, by the Nevada State Office (NSO) and the Washington Office, to take the necessary steps to either authorize or close these pending community pits.
The intern will serve as a member of the Minerals Division in the BLM LVFO. This job will require the intern to coordinate with other Minerals Division staff and NSO, Title and Land Status Support personnel. The intern will be expected to work independently to review the Case files associated with each of the pending community pits; visit each of the community pits to conduct a site inspection; compose reports summarizing the findings of their casefile reviews and site visits; make recommendations on whether the community pit should be left in a pending status, authorized or closed; and then take the necessary steps to close any community pits identified for closure.
For the community pits identified for closure, the intern will prepare the appropriate documentation for updating the Master Title Plats associated with the lands the community pits are found on, compose closure memorandum for the Assistant Field Manager’s (AFM) signature, ensure all documentation is in the casefile in chronological order, and update the LR2000 action codes to reflect the changes made.
A list of the 13 community pits has been prepared and the casefiles have been gathered. The Supervisory Geologist and Minerals Division staff will provide support, guidance and mentoring.
The intern will complete assigned duties designed to expose them to the principles of administrative geology, records maintenance, fieldwork, writing, editing, and performing the research necessary to make informed recommendations on administrative actions to interdisciplinary staff and managers.