American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management Utah State Office, is seeking:
10 TEAM LEAD Assessment, Inventory, Monitoring (AIM) Interns and
28 Team Member Assessment, Inventory, Monitoring (AIM) Interns
for 16-26 weeks to assist BLM field offices in completing this year's Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) objectives. This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic professionals with a background in rangeland management, botany, biology, conservation, ecology, natural resource management, or a closely related field, with a deep interest in jointly advancing their career goals and the stewardship of Utah's natural resources through purposeful fieldwork and research. The Team Lead positions are available to those individuals who have a relevant education and/or direct AIM program experience. Team Lead will be responsible for managing teams of 2-3 individuals during their term of service.
Location: Various Locations throughout Utah and Colorado (Please specify preferred locations on your Resume/Cover Letter)
Salt Lake City, UT - Richfield, UT - Fillmore, UT - Moab, UT - Cedar City, UT - Vernal, UT
Price, UT - Monticello, UT - Monte Vista, CO - Canon City. CO
Project Background and Objectives: Under the direction and supervision of the BLM staff, the AIM teams will monitor areas within various public lands managed by various UT based Field Offices. Range and public land allotments across the assigned areas will be inventoried and/or monitored, focusing on Sage-Grouse populations, as well as overall condition of landscape and resources. The AIM Crew will manage all aspects of landscape monitoring using the Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring methodology.
Within all plots landscape and vegetation will be identified to species, line-point intercept will be used to gather species cover and composition data, shrub density will be measured, and soil descriptions will be required. All point data will be gathered using a GPS unit and stored in an ArcGIS geo-database. Once fieldwork is completed, the data will be entered into a DIMA (Database for Inventory, Monitoring, and Assessment) database, analyzed, and synthesized into a report for future land management planning.
For more information on AIM methods, please visit: http://wiki.landscapetoolbox.org/doku.php/protocols:blm_aim_strategy_assessment_inventory_and_monitoring
For more information on Sage-Grouse Monitoring, please visit: https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/projects/lup/21152/48421/52584/GRSG-FINAL-Monitoring_Framework_20140530.pdf
Site Information and History:
You can also visit www.usaconservation.org for more information about ACE and the EPIC program.
* All interns must be available to attend training in early May. Exact dates still to be determined*
Compensation: weekly stipend
Applicants should have degree (or be working towards a degree) in natural resource management, ecology, botany, range science, wildlife biology, biology, conservation biology, or related field. Candidates with Master's Degrees and an interest in a career in public lands management are strongly encouraged to apply. Resumes and cover letters must show detailed key project experiences.
The applicant must have experience identifying plants to species and experience with a taxonomic key is essential to the position to identify flora to species. A familiarity with Utah/Colorado flora is beneficial.
For our Team leader applicants, demonstrated leadership experience in field data-collection or another relevant team management setting will be essential.
AIM/ACE Members must be willing to represent ACE and the BLM in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.
**This position is subject to change/close at any time**
To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section, located on the upper right-hand corner of the position listing on our website here: https://usaconservationepic.applicantpool.com/jobs/
NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications are received. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the BLM AIM Program Coordinator, Katelyn Jordan, at email@example.com or 385-377-4116.
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