Vegetation and Soils monitoring internship

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
Northwest Colorado
Job Category
Bachelor's Degree
$520/wk plus food allowance
Last Date to Apply
January 25, 2020
There are six positions available.

This is a full-time (40hrs/wk) position for up to 5 months. Tentative dates are April 27 - early October, 2020

Complete job description

Qualifications: Must be a U.S. citizen
Must have valid driver's license with a clean driving record
Must be 16-30 years old at the start of service
Must pass a federal background check

For duties of job:
  • College graduate with a degree in ecology, botany, range science, soil science, wildlife biology, environmental science, natural resource management, conservation biology, or a related field
  • Ability to attend AIM Core Methods Training on May 19th-22ndin Grand Junction, CO
  • Familiarity with one or more Esri products, such as ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcPad, Collector, Survey 123, and ArcGIS Online
  • Experience with plant identification and taxonomy with ability to understand and navigate dichotomous keys, which includes knowledge of plant morphological traits terminology
  • Ability to stay focused on data collection in adverse weather conditions including extreme heat, monsoonal rains, snow and hazardous wildlife (i.e. gnats, mosquitos, rattlesnakes, scorpions, etc.)
  • Skilled at communicating and staying calm during tedious tasks while working in challenging environments, that includes keeping a close working relationship with the crew
  • Comfortable with driving trucks on 4WD roads in unpredictable conditions
*Familiarity with AIM Core Methods, range science or botany, soils taxonomy, and familiarity of Rocky Mountain Flora is highly preferred!
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