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Southwest Conservation Corps

Actively Recruiting:
No

Position title :
BLM Non-Renewable Resources Individual Placement

Deadline to apply :
06/01/2020

Town, City, Park, etc :
Canon City

State / Territory :
Colorado

Benefits :
AmeriCorps,Education Award,Student Loan Forbearance

Project/Program Focus :
Energy/Water Efficiency,Other,Young Adult Programs (18+)

Organization/Program Description :

It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment.

Position Description :

Start/End Date:  June 8th, 2020 – November 13, 2020

Stipend: $600/week  (+Education Award)

Term:23  weeks

Reports To: Bureau of Land Management – Royal Gorge Field Office

Location:  Canon City, CO 81212

Status:  900-hour  AmeriCorps  Service  Term

Benefits: AmeriCorps  Education  Award  $3,047.50 after  successful  completion

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages public lands to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations; including the management of access to and across federal land, as well as beneficial use of natural resources. The BLM Non-Renewable Resource section processes applications to use federal lands, whether on a one-time basis or for decades. Some of the projects nationwide include wind farms, solar arrays, pipelines for water, oil and gas, as well as energy infrastructure. The Royal Gorge Field Office has a varied realty program, which works with local governments, businesses, and individuals on a dail basis. This involves customer contact, research, and communication skills. The minerals program in the Royal Gorge Field Office is the largest and most varied in the state. Our current activities include mining (aggregates, metals, coal, and precious gems), as well as processing and monitoring fluid mineral applications. In addition, the renewable section adds to the mix, covering cultural resources, planning and NEPA, water, soil, air, fire, wild horse and burro, fisheries, wildlife, forestry, recreation, range management, GIS, cadastral survey, and engineering. The interns may work with any of the natural resource teams depending on the active projects at the time of the internship and the technical needs of the specialists.

Job Duties :

Essential functions and responsibilities include:

  • Lands, Realty, and Specialist Support:
    • Customer Service and Information Services
      • Provide direct contact customer service support, using a variety of software programs. This support entails receiving information and inquiries from both the general public as well as governmental and business entities in person, in person, by voicemail, by facsimile, and by e-mail
      • Research the issues and questions arising from customer contact.  This may include meeting with mentors and specialists, performing internet research, reviewing historical files and maps, as well as other sources
      • Draft responses at a level appropriate with the inquiry.  This may include correspondence by mail, e-mail, or facsimile, as well as talking with the requestor either in person or by telephone
  • Government Property and Data Support:
    • Audit both real and personal property in the field office, verifying records, entering the data into spreadsheets and programs
    • Assist senior specialists in the financial auditing area, including multiple levels of charge card reconciliation
    • Assist in the non-renewable program data retention system of hard copy and electronic preservation in collecting, organizing and maintaining program data and/or program records and metadata in an the most efficient and accurate manner
    • Assist with responses to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests
    • Trainings provided:
      • Direct training and mentorship with specialists and support staff, specific training through courses in DOI talent
  • Research and Inspections:
    • Research subjects in the office as needed by the non-renewable section, including using various software and databases to check on surface disturbance and potential trespasses on public land, address discrepancies and other data
    • Travel with specialists in the field periodically to inspect existing ROW’s and development on public land to assure compliance with BLM rules and regulations
    • Maintain databases, develop internal control reports and present findings
    • Trainings provided:
      • National Environmental Policy Act Modules 1 & 2, LR2000 public land database training, direct mentorship
Requirements :

General Qualifications:

The BLM is seeking an intern interested in learning activities and duties related to a career in public land management.  Specific interests can include lands and realty, specialist support, customer relations, GIS/information science, cadastral, solid and fluid mineral management, and will include practical experience in working with a multitude of public land management specialists. Customer service, good communication, and research skills are required.

The  successful  applicant  must  be  self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period. The applicant must be able to maneuver and operate in a mixture of office and field work. This can include long periods of standing or walking on rough, uneven ground, bending, crouching, and stooping. Prior to starting this position a government security background clearance will be required.

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • U.S. Citizenship
    • Permanent Resident Card, INS form I-551
    • Alien Registration Card, INS form I-551
    • A passport indicating that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
    • A departure record ( INS 194) indication that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
  • Driver’s License
Contact Information :

Contact Clara at [email protected] with any questions.

Additional Information :

To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application.