Wild Horse Technician Internship – BLM Cedar City

Position Type: Internship

Open until: March 2, 2018

Wage: 11.00 – 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 wild horse, range, wildlife and fisheries, soil, water and air, forestry and sensitive plant 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 wild horse improvement projects, grazing management systems, fuels treatments, Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation and invasive species control.  

Wild Horse Technician Recruitment Information:

The BLM Cedar City Field Office (CCFO) has 1-2 Wild Horse Technician Internship positions available for the 2018 summer (May – September) field season.  The selected technician will participate as an interdisciplinary team member responsible for supporting the Field Office’s fieldwork and vegetative monitoring program for the wild horse and rangeland management programs.  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.  The technician should expect to learn about a broad range of responsibilities, duties and issues associated with the wild horse and range management programs.  

The candidate will conduct monitoring within wild horse habitat.  Monitoring will include water source condition (quality, quantity and condition of range improvements), vegetation utilization and vegetative trend.  Other duties may include range improvement maintenance and construction, hauling water to wild horses using gooseneck trailers and trucks (standard transmission), maintenance of wild horse corrals, assisting with wild horse trapping and feeding wild horses in corrals. The other duties will require the physical ability to lift 30-80 pounds throughout the day.

Work Load

  • Field Work – 90%
  • Office Work – 10%

Qualifications:

  1. Good communication and interpersonal skills
  2. Experience working in an outdoor setting
  3. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite

 

Applicants who possess these skills and who are pursuing a degree in fields related to Range, Natural Resources, Agricultural and Wildlife Biology 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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