RANGE CONSERVATIONIST INTERN

Website Kaibab National Forest

Start Date: June 5, 2023  (1-year internship)

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

Medical Insurance Included

Application Due: November 30, 2022 (EXTENDED)

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

Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

All interns must be fully vaccinated for covid-19 prior to the start of their internship.

Please Apply HERE

Project Description:

This position will assist District Range staff with all components of the rangeland management & grazing permit program in the North Kaibab Ranger District. Specific components include the following: Grazing permit administration Long and short-term allotment monitoring Invasive plant identification and chemical & mechanical treatments Structural improvement monitoring and maintenance Assist in the development of Annual Operating Instructions and compliance monitoring. Work with permittees and Forest users to answer questions and address concerns Assist with the use and care of Forest Service pack/saddle stock.

The work area is located in North-West Arizona on the North Kaibab Ranger District which borders the north rim of Grand Canyon National Park. This area is a moderately dry desert with summer temperatures near or over 100 degrees. Winters can be cold with about 4′ of snow typical at higher elevations. Elevations range from 6,000 to 9,000 feet. Although little overnight camping is anticipated, the individual must be comfortable working alone in a remote forest environment.

Education Requirements:

The individual must possess a bachelor’s degree in Range Science or a closely related degree that includes courses in plant biology, animal science, range science, soil science, organic chemistry, and natural resource management.

**The individual must obtain an Arizona Commercial Applicators Certification with Forest and Right-of-way endorsements.

Abilities and Skills:

Individuals will be required to safely operate Forest Service vehicles up to 12,500#s on rough, rocky forest roads. Driving will include pulling horse and flatbed trailers up to 20′ in length. Thirty percent or more of this position will require driving a spray truck along forest and highway roadsides. Duties will require walking/hiking while performing forage monitoring, allotment inspections, and assisting with the construction of structural range improvements and herbicide treatments of invasive weeds.

Individuals must have a clean driving record and possess a valid state driver’s license. Note: This position does not require a CDL

To apply for this job email your details to internships@environmentamericas.org

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