Resource Assistant – Forest Inventory Intern – ONSITE – La Grande, OR.

Start Date: June 12, 2023  – February 12, 2024

Compensation: $500 per week + $1000 monthly for housing

Medical Insurance Included

Application Due: April 15, 2023 

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.
  • fully vaccinated for covid-19 prior to the start of their internship.
  • a college graduate.
  • personal vehicle required.

Please Apply Here

Project Description:

  • Collect forest measurements including tree species, height, diameter at breast height (DBH), crown and canopy characteristics, age, disease and mortality information, etc.
  • Identify ground cover and canopy cover percentages based on determined boundaries.
  • Service and maintain field equipment and electronics including Loggers and transect tapes, increment borer, laser range finder, high precision GPS, etc.
  • Assist with post-processing of collected field data including plot access descriptions, travel directions, site characteristics, data anomalies, ownership information, etc.
  • Assist with travel and logistics planning, corresponding with landowners and obtaining permission to access the owner’s property.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct arduous field work as part of a team in a forest setting: standing, crouching, bending, kneeling for sustained periods of time, in high heat for extended periods of time.
  • Basic experience corresponding with members of the public, including landowners and stakeholders, in a professional manner, via email, phone, or in person, and using proper speech, grammar, and etiquette.
  • Background or education in natural resource management, urban forestry, or ecological sciences is preferred but not required.
  • Ability to learn on the job the use of standard forestry hardware and technological equipment including data recorders, GPS units, laser range finders
  • Background experience using Microsoft Office programs is preferred.

    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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