Noxious Weed Technician – BLM – Cedar City

Position Type: Internship

Open until: March 2, 2018

Wage: 11.95 – 15.00 (DOE)

Location: Cedar City Field Office Bureau of Land Management

Description:  

THIS INTERNSHIP IS BASED AT THE CEDAR CITY FIELD OFFICE – BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

The BLM Cedar City Field Office is responsible for the management of 2.1 million acres in Southwest Utah.  The renewable resources division of the field office is responsible for the administration of the Wildlife, wildlife and fisheries, soil, water and air, forestry, sensitive plants, and wild horse and burro programs.  The diversity of resources and issues surrounding them provide many opportunities for interdisciplinary and inter-agency projects.  Recent projects stretch across many disciplines, including development of grazing management systems, fuels treatments, Wildlife Improvement Projects, Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation and invasive species control.  

Noxious Weed Technician Recruitment Information:

The BLM Cedar City Field Office (CCFO) has one Noxious Weed Technician Internship position available that will be hired for the 2018 summer (May – September) field season.  The selected technician will work within the noxious weed program to eradicate undesirable weeds from the public lands.  The noxious weed technician will utilize a variety of spraying techniques (backpack sprayer or UTV sprayer).

In addition, dependent upon time the technician may participate as an interdisciplinary team member in the overall fieldwork and monitoring program for the wildlife, riparian, threatened and endangered species.  A person working in this position can expect to apply their education in various settings, learning on-the-ground field applications, BLM inventory and monitoring procedures, and uses of the data.  

Qualifications:

  1. Good communication and interpersonal skills
  2. Experience working in an outdoor setting
  3. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite
  4. Ability to utilize a GPS
  5. Ability to operate a UTV
  6. Ability to obtain a Pesticide Applicator License
  7. Ability to mix and apply herbicide
  8. Ability to lift 30-80 pounds throughout the day

 

Applicants who possess these skills and who are pursuing a degree in fields related to Wildlife Biology or Natural Resource will be given the greatest consideration.

ALL IIC INTERNSHIPS ARE REQUIRED TO BE TIED TO THE EARNING OF AN ACADEMIC CREDIT. Credits can be EDGE projects, departmental internships, cooperative education, practicums, assignments, research, etc.

Application Instructions:

  1. Go to iicinternships.com
  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 Dan Fletcher at dfletche@blm.gov  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 March 2, 2018

Contact Information:

Dan Fletcher * dfletche@blm.gov * 435-865-3049

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