The CDD has a DRECP Implementation Coordinator on staff will that will support the Intern in providing experiences for their career and educational benefit. This will be accomplished by Intern's opportunities to gain experience, learn about public lands, further their understanding and appreciation of natural and cultural resources, and pique their interest in land use planning and BLM careers. From this, Intern will gain an increased appreciation and understanding of our public lands and of the value of public service, and are likely to become life-long advocates for those values. This opportunity will be providing support to the CDD DRECP implementation coordinator across the entire plan area.
The successful intern will assist the DRECP implementation coordinator with the CDD's implementation of the DRECP, which covers approximately 22.5 million areas of public land in seven southern California counties.
General GIS Duties (more information provided at later date)
GIS Reconciliation - Assist GIS staff compiling GIS data
Create maps - Use data from the field to create relevant project maps
Populate Data Layers in ArcGIS - Create shape files of the encumbrances using the most accurate methodology available.
The participant will interact with field- to senior-level staff and managers on a routine basis and will gain briefing skills. Occasionally the participant may interact with executives. Depending on the participant's interest and skills, experience in geographical information systems could be gained. Job duties subject to change.
Project Website: For more information about the BLM, please visit www.blm.gov
For more information regarding the DRECP, please visit http://www.drecp.org/ ; http://drecp.org/faqs/DRECP_FAQs.pdf ; or https://www.blm.gov/programs/planning-and-nepa/plans-in-development/california/desert-renewable-energy-conservation-plan.
For more information regarding American Conservation Experience: www.usaconservation.org
Intern will earn a $500/wk. Living Stipend/Allowance for all food/incidentals. Housing is not provided by ACE or the BLM.
Applicants must have a minimum of or in progress of an undergraduate degree in GIS, Land Use Planning/Policy, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, or other GIS related discipline appropriate to the position. A combination of relevant education and appropriate experience is also acceptable. Resumes must contain enough information to show that the applicant meets the experience as defined in the position description. We are looking for determined, confident individuals with the desire to further develop and expand on their skill sets and who are looking for experience working with land management agencies.
The Intern will be duty-stationed in the California Desert District and will be mentored by the DRECP implementation coordinator who is a California Desert District Office (CDD) employee.
This opportunity will require time outdoors and field work that is often under somewhat rigorous physical conditions. Applicants must also meet the following criteria: 1). Pass a DOI security background check 2). Valid Driver's License 3). Pass Defensive Driving Course.
Internship is available to US Citizens.
Intern must be 18-35 years of age at time of hire.
A valid driver's license and a clean driving record are required (documentation to be provided upon request). Driving of agency rig may be required during internship.
A personal vehicle is not required, but highly encouraged for personal time.
Ability to undergo a federal criminal background check is required.
Must be willing and able to perform the above fieldwork and project duties as listed above
Applicants are expected to be HIGHLY motivated and on occasion, be able to perform assigned duties with little direct supervision
Strong communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals on often technical legal or resource topics
Ability to take initiative, work independently, and participate effectively in collaborative efforts
Detail orientated with an interest in federal land management actions along with a respect for nature.
The Interns must be willing to represent ACE and the BLM in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.
To Apply: Please submit a COVER LETTER, RESUME, and THREE PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES.
**Position may change or close at anytime**
NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications are received. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the ACE EPIC Recruitment Specialist, Erin Mounce at 385-266-7483 or firstname.lastname@example.org