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SUU Intergovernmental Internship cooperative – Outdoor engagement Center

 $13.68 / hr (GS 4)

Internship Description
The intern will assist the Farmington Field Office (FFO) Rangeland Management program in the administration, monitoring, inventory, and development of projects that benefit rangeland, wildlife, riparian, and vegetation resources. The FFO range program works closely with ranchers, interested public, and multiple resource staff in the planning and implementation of projects that range from vegetation treatments, fencing, rock and brush dams, silt traps, livestock ponds, water pipeline systems, noxious weed inventory and treatment and permit renewal workload. Many projects involve a unique aspect of the FFO where land status is “checkerboard” with intermingled BLM, State, and Tribal managed lands. The grazing permits for the operators in this area are recently expiring and part of the renewal process will involve some outreach and coordination with the Navajo Nation and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) at the local chapter level.

The project goals are to assist rangeland and resource staff in managing the workload pertaining to project development and implantation of vegetation treatments, fencing, rock and brush dams, silt traps, livestock ponds, water pipeline systems, noxious weed inventory and treatment, grazing permit renewal workload, and other duties as assigned. The proposed workload for the intern would not only allow for application of what is learned in school, but also allow for some on-the-job training that is not learned in school.

The intern will work with internal BLM staff, grazing permittees, other surface management agencies and private landowners. The intern will coordinate additional project activities and duties as assigned with internal staff, surface management agencies and private landowners. The intern would then facilitate the necessary work with the companies ensuring successful completion of job assignments.

• Demonstrated leadership skills, experience, and critical thinking abilities
• Presentation and oral communication skills
• Self-starter, can work independently
• Flexible and resourceful
• Ability to adapt new skills and ideas to the public sector
• Range or Natural Resource student working toward a degree that qualifies her or him for the Range Management Specialist 0454 series. A recent range management (or equivalent degree) graduate is preferred.

Please email a cover letter, resume, transcripts (unofficial), and the IIC Internship Application to Seth Ohms at the IIC: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with first consideration on April 15, 2015. The IIC Internship Application can be found on the IIC website: Click on the magnifying glass icon on the right hand side of the page.

(Posted:  4/1/15)

Closing Date:

City of Aztec

HOURS / WEEK:    40
DAYS OF WEEK:    Mon - Thu
 $17.75 / hr

Under general direction of the Projects Manager, the YCC Coordinator supervises programs for training and implementing construction projects to benefit the City of Aztec. The Coordinator supervises YCC crews and individual workers; and performs related work as required. Must have good communication skills and work well with City staff and the Citizens of Aztec. Projects scheduled for this year include:

Project 1. Florence Park Pavilion
• Assemble and installation picnic tables, trash cans, & grill.

Project 2. Florence Park Playground
• Remove old playground.
• Adjust irrigation system.
• Install new playground in new location.
• Install engineered mulch.

Project 3. Florence Park Post and Cable
• Remove old post and cable fence.
• Install new post and cable fence – 920 ft.

Project 4. Tennis Court Fence Screening
• Remove old tennis court fence screening.
• Install new tennis court fence screening.

Project 5. Art Mural under Bridge
• Clear a 10 ft area around pylon, modify grade and level.
• Clear graffiti on two panels approx 9 ft by 20 ft.
• Prime mural area.
• Design and paint artwork.
• Coat mural with anti-graffiti coating.
• Cobble around mural.

Project 6. Install Signage
• Install signage around park.

Alternate 1. Tree Mulching and Trails
• Mulch branches for trails.
• Clean trails of weeds/brush and lay new mulch

• This position will supervise 3 (three) YCC Crew Leaders and 17 (seventeen) Members. The YCC Coordinator will help Crew Leaders and Members develop skills, gain knowledge and experiences that will be beneficial now and in the future.

• The City of Aztec has identified the Florence Park Recreation improvements and the painting of an art mural along the Animas River Trail system. Members will participate in the multiple phases of the proposed projects, which will also incorporate accessibility, safety and public use.

• The Coordinator will help Crew Leaders and Members develop skills, discipline, and good work habits, while enforcing safety as the priority.

• This position will assist in the hiring of YCC employees for 2015. Will supervise daily operations in compliance with the Personnel Policy and Safety Manual. Must track attendance of each member. Required to stay within the budget as set forth by YCC Grant. This position will be responsible for monthly progress reports for the YCC program, final program report and end of program evaluations of all crew leaders and members. This position will coordinate purchasing of materials, supplies and equipment with the City Projects Manager and City Purchase Agent.

• Background in construction management, and operations and maintenance of a municipal parks and building operations preferred.

Supervision: Supervision of Youth Conservation Corp (YCC) workers.
Supervises more than one group performing similar functions. Has general responsibility for project completion.
Public Contact: Contacts with people and/or managers regarding routine administrative or technical matters.
Budget: Required to stay within budget as set forth by YCC grant
Other: Other responsibilities as directed

The duties/responsibilities listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

• Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen.
• Must have a valid driver’s license.
• May be subject to random drug/alcohol testing as per city policy.
Education: High School diploma or GED equivalent.
Experience: Three (3) years experience in ground maintenance (municipal experience preferred) and
One (1) year supervision required
Knowledge: Must be knowledgeable in the methods, materials and techniques used on construction projects.
Must possess strong communication skills.
Knowledge of budgets.
Certificates/Licenses: None
Recertification: None
Use of Tools and/or Equipment: Pick up, flat bed trucks, trailers, tractors, backhoe, mowers, hand tools, electric drills, power saws and sanders, jack hammer, compressors, trenchers, weed eaters, saws, vacuums, ladders and lift systems.

Physical Demands: Effort is exerted occasionally for short periods of time. Strain periodic but not prolonged. Moderate to heavy lifting (50 to 80 pounds), pushing, pulling, bending. More than normal visual and hearing acuity for precision work. Normally performs in abnormal sitting or standing positions. Moderate Manual dexterity required.
Hazards: Recurring conditions which involve change of injury. Traveling in automobile will be a regular part of the job.
Exposures: Prolonged and frequent exposure to dust, dirt and extreme temperature or severe outdoor weather conditions. Herbicide, fertilizer, fungicides, insecticides, gravel, water, dirt, grass, plants, top soil, sand, paint, gasoline, oil, diesel and other job related products.

Apply at
Come visit us at 201 W. Chaco St in Aztec, NM

(Posted:  3/31/15)

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ENMRD – State Parks

HOURS / WEEK:    40
 $8.00 - $11.50

Performs manual labor necessary to perform a variety of maintenance activities to maintain campgrounds, restroom facilities and buildings, maintaining and operating vehicles and landscaping equipment. This position will assist park visitors and collect fees. This position is located at Navajo Lake State Park.
Minimum Qualifications: Eighth grade education.
Great summer job for college students

Apply on line at:
Search for job posting listed under Farmington (EMNRD #38800+)
Call 505-632-8645 if questions

(Posted:  03/26/15)

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Northwest Youth Corps

HOURS / WEEK:    40+
 $76-99 / day DOE

Staff and participants of NYC's Youth Corps programs live and work outdoors in some of the most beautiful and rugged natural areas in the Pacific Northwest. Youth Corps crews work throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Northern California. As a Crew Leader, you will co-lead a teen-age trail crew in one of our many conservation projects. You will grow, learn and laugh along with your crew; build solid muscles and lasting friendships.

Northwest Youth Corps Staff Members perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. They understand that being a leader is much more than being a boss. They have the drive, commitment, and mental toughness to carry them through the unexpected challenges that arise at the most inopportune of times; a remote location with bad weather, in the middle of trying to complete a mile of new trail, finish a bridge, or eradicate an invasive species. The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful Field Staff demonstrate high standards, good sense, excellent judgment, and the desire to devote themselves to the crew and program alike. The Field Staff positions require physical aptitude, mental fortitude, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors.

Required Qualifications:
• At Least 21 years old
• Leadership experience with youth or young adults
• Clean driving record for the past two years (Driver’s License Background Check required)
• Experience in the outdoors, familiarity with minimum impact camping techniques
• Excellent organizing skills
• One year college education in related field, or one year field experience, preferably working with youth in a field setting
• Current WFA or higher and CPR certification

To apply please submit your online application at with your cover letter, resume, and four references.

(Posted:  2/17/15)

Closing Date:

CORPS MEMBER (10 summer interns)
Southwest Conservation Corps

HOURS / WEEK:    40
 $275/wk and $1,195 AmeriCorps Education Award

The Southwest Conservation Corps engages motivated young adults, ages 18 -25, to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout Colorado, New Mexico. Projects may include, trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction, re-vegetation and local environmental service projects. Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs, including disaster relief if the opportunity arises.

Each crew consists of 6 members and 2 leaders. Crews work and camp for 9 days at a time in front country and back country locations in all types of weather conditions. Schedules may vary but generally are 9 days on and 5 days off. Crews camp the entirety of the days on and throughout the entire season. Housing is not provided by SCC for the time off. SCC crews work in a variety of national forests, national parks, and other areas throughout the Southwest. Crews prepare all their own meals and work together as a group to complete all the necessary chores.

Our programs focus on place based learning, life skills development, conservation service work, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility,and career development. SCC also provides an opportunity for Corps members learn about the local environment, environmental issues, and get introductions to recreation and resource management careers.

Please apply online at
Send any questions to Mandy Beatty at

(Posted:  2/5/15)

  Summer Job

 Northern Region of the Forest Service
  Job Closes:     Job Opened:  Jan 2015
  Hours / Week:    
  Salary Range:  $

Temporary Jobs for North Idaho, Montana, and North Dakota will be opening January 2015.
SEE LISTING BELOW for current job openings.

The job announcements for temporary hiring will be advertised in phases.  The advertisements will be only open for 7-8 calendar days on USAjobs, so it is important to get prepared for these timeframes.  The following are the phases and timeframes for the various positions that we have in Region 1.   

Individuals interested in these positions are encouraged to create an applicant profile and build their resume in USAJOBS as soon as practical in advance of the opening date and open period.  The website for USAJobs is:

  • Phase 1 January 14 – 20, 2015:  Includes all fire fighter and fire management positions 
  • Phase 2February 3 – 9, 2015:   Engineering and surveying technicians, forestry technicians, hydrologic technicians, biological science technicians, archaeological technicians, equipment operators, motor vehicle operators, laborers, and maintenance workers, RECREATIONeation, wilderness, trails technicians, and animal packer positions
  • Phase 3 March 3 – 9, 2015: Visitor information/guides, office services,  Youth Conservation Corps aids/leaders, and other new 1039 hour positions not filled in Phases 1 and 2

You can see the pre-announcements for these positions as they are being uploaded into our outreach website at:

  How To Apply
Please visit our website for more information: