Position Type: BLM Direct Hire (DHA) 11 week internship, 2 Positions
Open until: February 28, 2018
Location: Nevada State BLM Office, Reno, NV
Start Date: June 3, 2018
End Date: August 18, 2018
Related Degrees: BS or MS – GIS, Geology, Natural Sciences, Physical Science
Position Description: The incumbent will be working with the Locatable & Saleable Minerals Program Leads with notice and plan of operation level inventory and enforcement issues. Nevada leads the west with the number of mining plans and notices; the challenge is to track and insure compliance with these operations by coordinating with the Districts and field staff. The Nevada BLM Solid minerals program has multiple components; these include locatable, saleable and leasable minerals. Coordination with other Federal and State agencies is essential for scheduling and attending meetings, then conveying this information to the Districts to insure that we are all implementing the regulations and policy in a uniform manner, and tracking Districts’ progress on notice and plan level projects, and related NEPA in LR2000. Developing a clear understanding of the regulations that apply to Mining and how and when to apply them in decision-making and enforcement actions. Budgetary duties, tracking expenses and labor for the programs to insure a balanced outcome. Developing an understanding of how Reclamation Cost Estimates are calculated using the Nevada Standardized Reclamation Cost Estimator (SRCE) software.
The goal of the project is to expose the incumbent to Solid Minerals Program. The incumbent will assist staff in disseminating information, policy and coordinating with districts to ensure that information and policy is applied uniformly. To gain a practical experience in applying regulations and policy as they pertain to the solid minerals program, gain a working knowledge of LR2000, SRCE and the minerals budget. Assist staff with daily tasks as assigned.