U.S. Forest Service Rangeland Management Specialist Resource Assistant Intern - Spring 2021
MobilizeGreen Berkeley, CA
- Expired: December 10, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.
Join Us. Do work that matters:In partnership with Region 2 of the U.S. Forest Service, MobilizeGreen seeks a 26 week Rangeland Management Resource Assistant.
The RA will assist the District Staff Range Management Specialist in managing the district range and invasive programs, and receive on-the-job training in Forest Service programs, partnerships, and management practices.The Resource Assistants Program is a rigorous, immersive, paidexperience for individuals interested in Forest Service careers. Resource Assistants work under the mentorship and coaching of Forest Service staff to complete mission-critical work while developing leadership, critical thinking, and strategic communication skills. RAP is a vehicle for emerging professionals to launch their natural and cultural resources careers.Weare committed to creating a diverse conservation workforceand diverseapplicants with relevant education or experience are encouraged to apply.Work Environment: The RA may be required to travel and work in the backcountry and other remote locations on the forest, independently, and in teams.
Fieldwork and administrative work in an office required. Driving on and navigating forest roads and hiking may be required. Requires working throughout the day in high temperatures and exposed to the sun.Location: The Paonia Ranger District is primarily a recreation and range district with significant mineral potential within the Gunnison National Forest; it has a staff of 12 full time employees and 3-4 seasonal employees that provides management and services with an annual budget of approximately $600,000.
Vegetation and topography are typical of higher elevation Rocky Mountains. Elevations on the District range from 8,500 to 12,000 feet. Both the northern and southern portions of the District are dominated by large mesas with gently rolling topography.
It is a small, rural agricultural community, and one can obtain the "necessities of life" in the town itself. The climate is exceptional with warm summer temperatures in the 90s, accompanied by a cool breeze. Autumn is crowned with beautiful colors with winter temperatures averaging a low of 24 degrees.
The average annual rainfall is about 14 inches and snowfall is about 50 inches. For additional information we suggest contacting the Commerce at P.O. Box 366, Paonia, CO 81428, http://www.paoniachamber.com or (970) 527-3886 for further information regarding the area.Host Unit: Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National ForestsDuty Station: Paonia District Office, North Rio Grande Avenue, Paonia, CO 81428Term: 26-weeks starting April 12, 2021.
Full-time (40 hrs/week).Benefits:$500/week living allowance (stipend)Housing is providedRelocation support and travel allowanceHands on learning and job training experience2-year direct hiring certificate with the Forest Service (with successful completion and 960 hours completion)Health Insurance eligible.Mentorship for career and professional development.Duties and Responsibilities:RA will assist with inspections on grazing allotments on the district.RA will assist and conduct invasive species surveys and treatments on the district. Treatments include pesticide applications using backpack and utv sprayers.Conduct long term trend monitoring of rangelands on the district.Will assist with annual accomplishment reporting.RA will help maintain the district stock (horses and mules) as well as spray equipment.Experience and Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Range Management required. Degrees in related disciplines with at least 42 semester hours in a combination of the plant, animal, and soil sciences, and natural resources management, will be considered.Valid driver's license is required (driving record will be reviewed prior to placement).Previous experience with horses, pack stock, and ATV/UTV.Proficiency in plant identification.Experience with 4x4 trucks and pulling trailers.MobilizeGreen is an equal opportunity employer.
We are an organization committed to diversity. Women, people of color, indigenous people, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, military veterans, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are encouraged to apply.To Apply:ResumeCover letter explaining your interest in the position and why you would be a good match3 referencesMobilizeGreen is currently recruiting for 50+ positions. We strongly encourage our applicants to visit our job board and apply through our website: