Start Date: April
End Date: October
*See end of document for approximate dates and application instructions.
Location: Salt Lake City Field Office
Compensation: See table below.
Become a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Team Member and provide direct services to our community through our Rangeland Resources Program. The Ecological Site Inventory (ESI) Team Crew Leader position is offered through Utah Conservation Corp (UCC). This is early leadership level position and is a great opportunity to learn about managing rangeland vegetation and how to monitor rangelands while serving your community as an AmeriCorps service member. The successful candidate will work out of the BLM Salt Lake Field Office in Salt Lake City, Utah. The project will be coordinated by Range Management Specialists. Field work will be done in a remote backcountry setting and requires strenuous exertion. Weather and terrain conditions may be extreme (e.g., heat, cold, thunderstorms, steep terrain). Frequent overnight stays in BLM field stations or camping will be required. Develop a data tracking plan and collect and report AmeriCorps impact data timely and accurately.
The successful candidates will:
Perform work outdoors in the field involving monitoring rangeland vegetation, soils, and ecosystems using established protocols and standardized equipment
Assists in coordination of work schedules and field work for 2 interns
Leads interns in data collection using GPS and other field data records. The lead will be responsible for QA/QD of all data and work
Office duties will largely consist of vegetative data entry and report writing. In addition, some specialized skills using GIS and remote sensing software in the development of geospatial data layers
Training/Professional Development provided:
Training on vegetation monitoring protocols used in ESI monitoring--ecosystem specific plant identification, range trend, utilization, and interpreting indicators of rangeland health
Basic GIS and GPS skills Data collection and reporting training
This is an AmeriCorps position that comes with these benefits:
AmeriCorps total living allowance of $12,150.00 (divided evenly throughout term) + $2,474.27 Education Award (available upon completion of service)
**For full position description visit https://www.usu.edu/ucc/files/2023_BLM_ESI_teamleader_PD.pdf**
How to Apply Interested? Please send a cover letter, resume, and 2 references to email@example.com. Application review will start February 13, 2023
The following are the minimum qualifications. Research shows that candidates from underrepresented populations often don’t apply for positions if they don’t meet all the position qualifications and skill sets. The BLM and UCC strongly encourages you to apply if you are interested!
Be a United States citizen, U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
Be at least 18 years of age
Have a high school diploma or GED or work towards obtaining one while in the program (It is a requirement to obtain a high school diploma or GED before one is eligible to use the Education Award.)
Must be clear of any record on the National Sex Offender Public Registry
Must have a criminal record clear of any conviction(s) for murder
Must be eligible to enroll in an AmeriCorps term of service
A positive and professional manner and willingness to engage with diverse populations
Must be willing to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
Members must have a high fitness level and an interest in frequent camping in BLM field stations or in a backcountry setting
Ability to coordinate multiple projects with multiple interns and provide progress reports to BLM staff
Ability and willingness to work alone/ in a small group with minimal supervision
Must be willing and able to take initiative, work independently, and participate in collaborative efforts
Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals.
Previous field experience
Experience in data collection, management, and report composition
Experience in various uses of GPS
Experience and to use a plant key
Familiarity with scientific names and pant terminology
Physical ability to lift 50 lbs
A valid driver's license