16 Nov Rangeland Management Specialist
Kaibab National Forest
Start Date: February 6, 2023 (1-year internship)
Compensation: $750 per week + $1000 monthly support for housing
Medical Insurance Included
Application Due: November 15, 2022
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.
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Work is performed in an office (30%) and field environment (70%). The work requires regular physical exertion in hiking or riding in trucks including ATVs and UTVs sometimes over rough, uneven terrain.
Major duties and work emphasis of this position: Conducts short and long-term monitoring of plant community change, trends, grazing impacts; precipitation; soil erosion hazards; and correlates other rangeland resource activities and uses. Gathers and assembles data concerning rangeland health, trends, ecological status of vegetation communities, site potential, and desired plant community. Prepares assigned portions of environmental assessments as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Coordinates range and wildlife ecological management with other functional activities in harmony with the concept of multiple-use management. Makes recommendations for improved rangeland and livestock administration and provides input into the development of subsequent rangeland and livestock management decisions. Participates by monitoring, gathering, analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating data to determine if land management, economic, and social goals and objectives identified for the land involved are being achieved. Communicates effectively with the permittee and the public
Important skills required for the job include knowledge of range improvements, knowledge of vegetation survey and monitoring techniques, hiking, all-terrain vehicle use, and trailering of equipment. Communication and coordination skills are critical for success in this position.
Education Requirements: Degree in Rangeland Management or a related discipline that included at least 42 semester hours in a combination of the plant, animal, and soil sciences, and natural resources management as follows: Range Management: At least 18 semester hours of coursework in range management, including courses in such areas as basic principles or range management, range plants, range ecology, range inventories and studies, range improvements, and ranch or rangeland planning. Directly Related Plant, Animal, and Soil Sciences: At least 15 semester hours of directly related courses in the plant, animal, and soil sciences, including at least one course in each of these three scientific areas, ie. plant, animal, and soil sciences. Courses in such areas as plant taxonomy, plant physiology, plant ecology, animal nutrition, livestock production, and soil morphology or soil classification are acceptable. Related Resource Management Studies: At least 9 semester hours of coursework in related resource management subjects, including courses in such areas as wildlife management, watershed management, natural resource or agricultural economics, forestry, agronomy, forages, and outdoor recreation management.
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