Student Trainees (Rangeland Management) - multiple locations in Colorado & Wyoming

  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Colorado, United States
  • Mar 23, 2017
Flexible - Several Options Biology/Ecology GIS Natural Resources

Job Description


As a Student Trainee (Rangeland Management), you will be performing the following duties under direct supervision; Assignments will be developmental in nature and will assist the employee gain the competencies necessary for a career:

  • Receives intensive and specialized training in all phases of rangeland management data collection and the protocols related the Natural Resources Inventory.
  • Uses maps and GIS/GPS to navigate to remote locations to perform the data collection.
  • Makes contact with various field and office personnel and landowners to secure access permissions to enter land far data collection.
  • Assists occasionally with a variety of rangeland management duties such as resource inventories, developing resource and conservation plan maps, and development of basic grazing management systems.


  • 1 vacancy - Fort Morgan, CO
  • 1 vacancy - Greeley, CO
  • 1 vacancy - Pagosa Springs, CO
  • 1 vacancy - Trinidad, CO
  • 1 vacancy - Walden, CO
  • 1 vacancy - Walsenburg, CO
  • 1 vacancy - Afton, WY
  • 1 vacancy - Gillette, WY


All applicants must meet the eligibility, education and qualification requirements listed below by the closing date of the announcement.

To be eligible for a Pathways Internship, applicants must:
• Be at least 16 years of age at the time of appointment;
• Be enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) in an accredited educational institution;
• Be enrolled at least half-time as defined by your educational institution; and
• Be in good academic standing, as defined by the your academic institution.

Below is the education requirements to be qualified at the following grade levels: 
        GS-3 - Completion of 1 full academic year of post-high school study.

One full academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours or the equivalent as defined by the accredited college or university.

Degree programs in environmental, natural resources and related sciences preferred.

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation via this link.   All education claimed by applicants will be verified accordingly.  Important:  If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.  Click on this link for more information.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • As required to perform the duties of the position and complete the requirements of the Pathways Program.

Closes Monday 4/3/2017

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Job Level

Entry-level, Intern (Paid)


Government- Federal


$12.53 to $17.65 / Per Hour Series & Grade GS-0499-0