Realty Specialist RA – ONSITE – Region 1 + Region 4 State, Private, and Tribal Forestry (R1 Regional Office)

Start/End Dates: July 2024 – March, 2025

Compensation: $750 per week + $1000 monthly for housing

Medical Insurance provided upon request

Application Due: Apr 26, 2024

The Resource Assistants Program seeks to engage ethnically and racially diverse young professionals in natural resource careers. You must be:

  • a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
  • a college graduate.

* A personal vehicle is required for this position. 

Please Apply Here 

Position Description: 

The Reality Specialist Resource Assistant will provide administrative support and guidance for realty transactions conducted by State Lead Agencies to ensure compliance with Forest Legacy Program guidelines and criteria.  This role involves gaining a comprehensive understanding and practical application of realty concepts utilized in landownership  adjustments within the National Forest System and federally-funded programs managed by the Forest Service.


  • Learn and practice land ownership adjustment concepts applicable to federal and state acquisitions of lands, including fee interest and conservation easements.
  • Support senior realty staff in reviewing due diligence processes for active  Forest Legacy projects
  • Develop an understanding of federal realty concepts
  • Develop an understanding of Forest Service State, Private, and Tribal Cooperative Forestry programs



Major studies relevant to this position: Natural Resource Management, Administrative professionals, Pre-law or paralegal, Liberal Arts degrees

  • Interest in natural resource management and conservation
  • Experience in project management
  • Ability to manage multiple and evolving priorities
  • Comfortable working within a team that primarily operates remotely
  • Proactively communicate to obtain information and achieve project objectives

Direct Hire Authority (DHA)

All RAP interns receive Direct Hire Authority (DHA) at the successful conclusion of their internship. DHA status enables an agency to hire, after public notice is given, any qualified applicant. A DHA expedites hiring by eliminating competitive rating and ranking, veterans’ preference, and “rule of three” procedures. For more information, please click HERE.


EEO Statement

Environment for the Americas provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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