Wildlife 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.  

Wildlife Technician Recruitment Information:

The BLM Cedar City Field Office (CCFO) has 2 – 4 Wildlife Technician Internship positions available that will be hired for the 2018 summer (May – September) field season.  The selected technicians will 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.  The technician should expect to learn about a broad range of responsibilities, duties and issues associated with the wildlife and threatened and endangered species management programs.  

 

The candidate will conduct wildlife baseline inventories to thoroughly document wildlife and wildlife habitat presence, diversity, relative abundance and distribution.  Information collected will allow for the following:

  • Assessment of seasonal migratory bird use of habitat improvements for long term effects monitoring (i.e. bird point counts, raptor nest monitoring)
  • Determinations of existing wildlife diversity, densities, and habitat utilization
  • Assessments of impacts upon wildlife and wildlife habitat as a result of a treatment
  • Assessments of the need to further mitigate impacts of a treatment for any species or class of wildlife on or near the project area
  • Evaluations of the effectiveness of mitigation as it pertains to wildlife
  • Comparisons of habitat quality in potentially affected habitats before and after treatment activities

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 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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