Overview:This position provides assistance in botanical surveys, vegetation monitoring and regeneration using specialized techniques. In addition, the intern will assist in data management within the specific agency’s database system. The position may also assist with noxious weed treatments. Position may also work with archaeologists and recreation staff to identify emerging plants within recent burn areas. Job will require use of GPS units to collect data. Field work may require some hiking on uneven terrain and some strenuous physical activities. Training is provided. In some locations, positions may require overnight camping and limited weekend work.
This position requires the ability to work independently or in a team environment while taking direction and training from a supervisor. The ability to manage and input data into a federal database system.
This position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a team setting while also being capable of working independently on assignments with minimal supervision. It requires basic computer skills, the willingness to work outdoors in a variety of locations, and being capable of hiking across uneven terrain in a variety of weather conditions carrying a field pack, water, and personal supplies. Candidate must have a current state issued driver license and be able to demonstrate safe driving skills to obtain federal driver license, and requires experience and/or the ability to safely operate 4x4 vehicles in rough or mountainous terrain. Position requires the ability to identify plant species common to southern Utah/northern Arizona (on-the-job training will be provided), and a willingness to assist weed technician with chemical and mechanical treatment of weeds. Some knowledge of Utah plant identification is desired but not required to apply.