ACE EPIC BLM UT: Recreation Facility Maintenance Interns

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps based in Flagstaff, AZ, in partnership with the Bureau of land management's, Price field office in Utah is seeking Two Recreation Facility Maintenance Interns with an environmental/maintenance/public outreach background to dedicate 21-25 weeks to supporting the mission of the BLM; "...to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations."
This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic young professionals with a background in outdoor recreation, ecology, biology, conservation, natural resource management, facility maintenance, or a closely related field, with a deep interest in advancing their career goals in the public sector outdoor recreation profession, as well as working in one of the most spectacular landscapes in the nation.
Start Date: June 2018 (Start date is flexible for the right candidate)
End Date: Oct/Nov 2018
A 21-25 -week commitment is required
Location: The Bureau of Land Management, Price Field Office is located two hours south of Salt Lake City. The BLM PFO administers approximately 2.5 million acres located in Carbon and Emery Counties. The PFO resource area covers a dramatic range of climates and ecosystems, from alpine forests to the twisted slot canyons of the San Rafael. This is multiple use office, activities include: recreation, oil and gas development, grazing, coal, Wilderness management, and the management of world renowned archaeological resources. Archaeological resources in this area span millennia's. Most notable is the Fremont, a mysterious culture group that is distinctly different from the people of the south or the north. Popular site types include prehistoric petroglyph and pictograph sites, habitations features, lithic scatters and traditional landscapes.
Project Partner Website: For more information regarding BLM Price Field Office please visit us on the web at: http://www.blm.gov For more information regarding ACE EPIC, please visit; www.usaconservation.org
Compensation: Interns will work 40 hours per week and receive a $150/wk. Living Stipend, paid bi-weekly, for food and incidentals. Housing will be provided by ACE in Price, UT. Housing is shared with other ACE interns serving in Price and surrounding BLM areas. More details will be provided in the interview process.
AmeriCorps: This internship position may eligible for an AmeriCorps Education award upon successful completion of internship service hours. This education award can be used for student loans and current and future education. Additional enrollment is required for AmeriCorps participation after intern is hired for the position.
PLC Competitive Hiring Authority: This position is authorized by the Public Land Corps (PLC) Act of 1993 and expanded by the Public Lands Service Corps Act of 2013. Interns who meet basic requirements during their term of service may be eligible to receive their Noncompetitive Hiring Eligibility Certificate to be used when applying to future federal jobs. Requirements are: (1) Intern must be between the ages of 18 to 30 and (2) Intern must complete at least 640 hours on a federally approved PLC Project. More information can be provided upon request.
Position Description: This work primarily consists of maintaining fire rings, grills, CXTs, signs, kiosks, and fences. This work will require basic knowledge of hand and power tools, pressure washers, and trucks. Some trail maintenance, motorized and non-motorized be also be done. Although there is a lot of driving from one recreation site to the next, while on site, the work may require a moderate to high level of physical exertion in very hot weather. During inclement weather, the interns will assist the recreation staff in organizing and cleaning our recreation supplies and tools in the shop and yard.
In addition to maintenance functions, interns will perform some general field monitoring of recreation activity and monitoring of Wilderness Study Areas. This work may require some occasional hiking and consists of taking pictures, writing notes, and filling out monitoring forms.
These positions are field-going positions, requiring the interns to spend most days exposed to varying weather and typically very hot summers. Interns must feel comfortable working independently or as a small team in very isolated areas..
Personal Vehicle is highly suggested. It is possible to get around Price without a car, but extremes in weather may make pedestrian or bike transport difficult.
Qualifications: Applicants with knowledge and skills in recreation management, facilities management, and the natural sciences. Most importantly, candidates should have demonstrated interest in pursuing a career within the scope of this internship. Applicants must be interested in working alongside the BLM and should demonstrate a passion for management of our public lands. The ACE intern 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 and abhors the presence of drug users in our program.
Required Skills:
US Citizen or Permanent Resident;
Between the age of 21 and 35;
A valid driver's license, clean driving record, and ability to provide such documentation; Driving Record check will be completed during on-boarding process. (Interns must be 21+ to drive agency vehicles);
Ability and willingness to undergo a Federal criminal background check;
Comfortable in remote settings, often with poor cell service;
Demonstrated experience using hand tools/construction and maintenance equipment;
4WD experience a must (please ensure this is demonstrated in your cover letter/resume);
Fencing or other construction experience
Basic knowledge of natural resources and public lands management;
Attention to detail;
Comfortable engaging with the public
Ability to work outdoors for extended lengths of time and perform physical labor outdoors in extreme temperatures;
Knowledge and experience using GPS/GIS software;
The intern must be willing to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.
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. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this internship opportunity, please contact ACE EPIC Recruitment Specialist, Erin Mounce at 385-266-7483 or emounce@usaconservation.org

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