Natural Resource Specialist – BLM Direct – Yuma, AZ

Position Type: BLM Direct Hire (DHA) 11 week internship

Open until: February 28, 2018

Wage: 13.50

Location: Yuma, AZ

Start Date:  June 3, 2018

End Date:  August 18, 2018

Related degrees:  Natural Resource Sciences, Recreation


Position Description:  Fortuna Pond is identified as a Coordinated Management Area (CMA) in the Yuma Resource Management Plan and is managed cooperatively by the BLM Yuma Field Office, Arizona Game and Fish Department, and Bureau of Reclamation-Yuma Area Office. A draft plan for the CMA currently provides management guidance. The plan needs to be updated and finalized to allow for fee collection in the CMA to cover costs for trash collection, installation of vault toilets, signage, and volunteer support. The DHA Project is to update the current draft plan so it will be ready to finalize.

The intern would have an opportunity to work in a team environment to interact with BLM and partner staff to gather and clarify information. Independent work will be needed to compile information and maps to update the draft and make it ready for review. There will be feedback from the project supervisor and BLM/partner specialists throughout the entire project as needed. permittees, and members of the Bishop Field Office public site stewardship program.



  1. Be at least 18 years old at the start of the project.
  2. Be a U.S. citizen (by birth or naturalization) or a U.S. legal permanent resident (a “green card” holder).
  3. Be enrolled in a related post-secondary educational program at an accredited institution of higher education, OR, have completed a post-secondary educational program at an accredited institution of higher education less than two years prior to the anticipated date by which the DHA would be used for obtaining federal employment. [Ideally, a candidate who has already completed their higher education studies would use the DHA to obtain federal employment immediately or shortly after the completion of the 11-week internship.]
  4. Meet the related skills/experience if listed for the specific opportunity to which one is applying.
  5. Be available for 11 weeks of continuous service.
  6. Be willing to fulfill all reporting requirements (bi-weekly reporting, final reporting, and follow-up reporting in the months after completing the program).
  7. Be willing to submit to a government security background clearance process.
  8. Have a strong interest in a career with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).


Application Instructions:

  1. Submit a cover letter, resume, transcript(s) (unofficial are acceptable), and a letter of reference from a professional or educator to the contact below. Applications must be received by February 28, 2018. In your cover letter, please succinctly address why you are interested in the position, what skills and experience you have to offer, and your future career goals.\
  2. The IIC Internship Application can be found on the IIC website: underneath the apply today tab. Click on the PDF application and download the application file to your computer. DO NOT open it in your browser to edit. Open in Adobe Acrobat to edit.
  3. Email cover letter, resume, transcripts (unofficial), and the IIC Internship Application to the IIC Direct Hire Review Team at:
  4. Applications accepted until February 28.



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