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BLM Organ Mtns - Desert Peaks Ntl Monument Park Ranger Intern - Las Cruces, NM
Job Description: Title: Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks Ntl Monument Park Ranger Intern (2 openings)
Start/End Date: March 5, 2018 – June 29, 2018 (17 weeks) March 5, 2018 – Feb. 1, 2019 (48 weeks)
Stipend: $500/week (+Education Award)
Term: 17 weeks or 48 weeks
Reports To: Edna Flores (BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner)
Location: Bureau of Land Management – Las Cruces District (1800 Marquess St. Las Cruces, NM 88005)
Status: 675-hour AmeriCorps Service Term (1 opening); 1700-hour AmeriCorps Service Term (1 opening)
Benefits: *AmeriCorps Education Award $2,215.24 (675/hr) or $5,815 (1700/hr) with successful completion; AmeriCorps Public Lands Corps Certificate
Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC): Arizona Conservation Corps, a program of Conservation Legacy, aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930's. AZCC is focused on connecting youth, young adults, and recent era military veterans with conservation service work projects on public lands. AZCC operates programs across Arizona that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation. AZCC has program offices in Flagstaff and Tucson.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) New Mexico is providing an opportunity for two Park Ranger interns placed at Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks National Monument. The interns will assist the BLM in connecting with the public in an effort to carry out the mission of sustaining the health, diversity and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of future generations. The Park Ranger interns will participate in a variety of activities aimed at directly benefitting visitors and the community by offering a number of interpretation/educational opportunities for the public to learn more about the monument. The interns will also be assigned project time in which they will be encouraged to develop or improve current methods of visitor data collection and interpretation/education programs and materials. One intern will be brought on for 17 weeks as part of a 675 hour AmeriCorps service term. The other intern will be brought on for 48 weeks as part of a 1700 hour AmeriCorps service term. Housing options could be available on a case-by-case basis.
Essential Responsibilities and Functions: * Work with monument Park Rangers on recreation and visitor services projects such as; trail patrols, guiding hikes, trail and road inventory, cheat grass mapping, basic trail work, and recreation resource inventorying.
Develop and deliver interpretive/educational hikes or programs on the monument resources.
Work with monument interest groups and cooperators on any service events held in the monument. Events can include trail work, information tables, and basic trail construction training.
Work with the monument Paleontologist on interpretive and educational paleontology themed hikes and assist with organizing paleontology specimen collections.
Work with the monument Archeologist to survey and locate possible archeological sites throughout the monument units. Locate arch sites and record information with photographs, reports and GPS units.
Assist in the protection of monument resources by reporting and documenting any areas that have been vandalized or degraded. Required Skills
* Some college experience in an academic field related to conservation, parks & recreation management, environmental studies, archeology, or biology.
Ability to engage and interact with the recreating public and monument visitors in a professional manner.
Enthusiasm to learn more about the Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks and Prehistoric Trackways National Monuments.
Applicants must pass a DOI security background check, and be 21 years old with a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
* Bachelor’s degree in natural resources or parks & recreation management.
Skill or experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or InDesign.
Wilderness First Aid (WFA) or Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certified.
Knowledge of basic outdoor facilities and maintenance requirements such as, trails, visitor centers and campgrounds in order to ensure safe recreation opportunities for visitors.
* To successfully perform essential functions, the individual is required to sit, stand, walk, speak, hear, etc.. May be required to stoop, kneel, twist or bend for significant periods of time and be able to safely lift 50 pounds on a routine basis.
Work to be performed in arduous conditions in all types of weather, dust, and extreme summer temperatures. Willingness to hike in rough terrain.
Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Participation and Expedition Behavior: * Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful and difficult conditions. This may require problem solving on an interpersonal or group level as well as a willingness to accept differences.
Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harassment of others for any reason.
Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program including conservation projects, education, training, and national service.
Effectively communicate ideas and concerns as they arise directly to supervisors, colleagues, and organization staff.
Appropriately represent the program and AmeriCorps to the public and partners at all times.
Safety and Judgment:* Effectively communicate danger to others in the form of either a warning of danger others may be encountering or a notification of personal distress, injury or need for assistance. Must be able to do so at a distance of up to 50 meters and in conditions with limited visibility or loud background noise such as darkness or high winds.
Effectively perceive, understand, and follow direction by others so that you will be able to successfully execute techniques to manage hazards.
Stay alert and focused for several hours at a time while traveling and working in varied weather conditions.
Respond appropriately to stress or crises.
If taking prescriptions medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage by self-medicating without assistance from others.
Background Check: A DOI background clearance must be completed before the selected candidates may report to duty. The BLM will provide instructions for completion of the clearance after the assistants have been selected and will notify them when they have been cleared to start the position. Assistants will have access to government facilities and systems, and will be supplied with access to gov’t vehicles, equipment, and materials needed to work on the projects and activities as outlined above. Assistants must adhere to all government regulations and policies for operating equipment, vehicles, security awareness, and safety.
Substance Free: * In accordance to a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and program activities and while on organization property.
*To be eligible for a Public Lands Corps certificate, interns must be between the ages of 16-30, inclusive, at the time the individual begins the term of service. (
21 is the minimum age for this position)
To Apply:Please submit an updated resume and cover letter along with the online application. If you have questions, contact Tucker Herbert (email@example.com) or Preston Sands (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information about Arizona Conservation Corps, please visit www.azcorps.org. Arizona Conservation Corps is a program of Conservation Legacy. Tracking Code: 1015-984 Job Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
Position Type:* Full-Time/Regular
Salary:* 500.00 - 500.00 USD
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