U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

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U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Napa, CA, United States
Mar 27, 2017
This is a temporary student internship opportunity under the Pathways Program. The major objective of the Pathways Program is to employ students, giving them a chance to work in a Federal agency and resume or continue their education without interruption caused by financial pressure. Students appointed may work part-time while school is in session and full-time (depending upon the needs of the agency) when students are on a vacation period or whenever the school is officially closed. For more information about the Pathways Internship program, please visit https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/students-recent-graduates/ Reclamation is seeking a student trainee (Natural Resources Management) to provide natural resource protection, enhancement, and monitoring in support of resource management programs within the Lake Berryessa resource areas. This position is located with the Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Central California Area Office, Lake Berryessa Recreation Resources Branch in Napa, CA. You must be able to report to this location for duty no later than two weeks from from the date of tentative offer in order to be eligible for this job opportunity. For more information on Lake Berryessa area visit: http://napavalley.com/visitorsinfo/chambersofcommerce.html Housing – Shared room dorm-type housing may be available on a first come, first served basis. Additionally, apartments and other housing options are available at local rates in nearby cities; Winters, CA. is within a 45 minute drive from the lake. Davis, CA. Vacaville, CA. and Napa, CA are within a 1 hour drive. Any housing costs incurred outside of the Bureau of Reclamation facility are the responsibility of the selectee. Duties Assists Natural Resource Specialist with identification, removal, and treatment of invasive and non-native plant species within the resource area. Uses GPS unit for mapping and tools including but not limited to shovel, rake, lopper, mower, string trimmer, handsaw, axe, etc. for manual removal of vegetation. Uses backpack sprayer for application of herbicide for chemical treatment of vegetation. Plans and implements native plant rehabilitation and restoration work. Recruits and directs volunteers in support of project implementation. Performs watercraft inspections for invasive aquatic species within the resource area. Performs watercraft decontamination. Performs special projects for the development of plans, natural resource management and protection or similar activities as approved. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com