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19 Jan 2023

Internship BLM/Ecological Site Inventory Team Leader

UCC Recruiter – Posted by UCC Recruiter Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Job Description

Contract period:

Start Date: April

End Date: October

Location: Salt Lake City Field Office

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.

Primary Duties

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 The lead will be responsible for QA/QD of all data and work
  • Office duties will largely consist of vegetative data entry and report 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

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
  • 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


This is an AmeriCorps position that comes with these benefits:


Available Position Dates1

AmeriCorps Term Length1 


Living allowance2



Ed Award3

May through August675 hours$12,150.00$2,474.27

1Specific dates will be worked out between BLM and candidate with respect to minimum hour requirements.

2Living allowance stipend is taxable and is disbursed on a bimonthy basis through Utah State University. The amount presented is the gross amount and is equivalent to $18.00 per hour. Forbearance on qualifying student loans may also be an option while in service.

3Education awards—individual must complete term of service dates AND minimum hours of service to be eligible to receive the education award. Find out how you can use your education award HERE


How to Apply

Interested? Please send a cover letter, resume, and 2 references to Application review will start February 13, 2023

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Internship. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

Job expires in 75 days.

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