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Forestry Internship Multiple States 10/20/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Green Diamond

Job Description:

PROGRAM DETAILS
The purpose of the Green Diamond Opportunity Internship Program is to expand and enrich Green Diamond by supporting outstanding students from various cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, with diverse talents, interests, and life experiences whose educational pursuits align with our business. The Opportunity Program is intended for students who are currently pursuing academic degrees in an accredited college of forestry or natural resources and to help them achieve their academic goals.

Diverse thinkers of all backgrounds will be considered. Examples of those diverse backgrounds include, but are not limited to the following: Ethnicity, first language, family composition, gender, first-generation college attendee, or geographic background. We will not illegally discriminate.

Internship
Priority will be given to applicants who have completed at least one school year at a university or college with a Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited forestry program prior to the commencement of the internship. Preferred fields of study include forestry, fisheries, wildlife biology, etc. Successful candidates will be selected for a paid internship lasting up to 12-weeks.

Scholarship
In order to qualify for the scholarship, interns must be enrolled in a Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited forestry program for the following school year. Interns will be required to submit a secondary application near the end of the internship to be considered for the scholarship. If awarded, the scholarship will be up to $3,000.

Location & Housing
This internship is located in Meridian, MS or Athens, GA. Housing or a stipend towards housing may be available for interns out of the area.

Timing
This posting is open until January 7, 2022. Applicants will be contacted mid-January regarding their status in the process.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION
POSITION PURPOSE:
To expose candidates to a wide variety of functions within the Company, to include timber cruising, forest engineering, sales, timberland services, forestry, and operations. Designed to provide an opportunity to gain an understanding of the processes and roles within Green Diamond.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Under the guidance of the department leader, the incumbent supports a wide variety of tasks. Duties may include:

  • Participate in forest management activities, including working with contractors who conduct harvest and silviculture activities across the area.
  • Help assess units, layout boundaries and conduct surveys.
  • Flagging boundaries, stream protection zones, property lines, wildlife retention areas, tree marking, and stream classification.
  • Assist with site prep program.
  • Conduct stocking surveys.
  • Use GIS and other data collection systems for harvest and inventory activities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must be able to take responsibility for the quality of his/hers work products as well as his/ hers own personal safe behaviors.
  • Ability to learn the use of forest engineering equipment.
  • Must be an active and contributing participant in the safety program.
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate with the aid of a map and compass.
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary.
  • Effective and professional relationships with co-workers within immediate work group, outside the immediate department, and with key contacts outside the company.
  • Effective and productive communications skills; speaks well, communicates ideas clearly. Writes well, clearly and concisely. Is approachable and open to discussion.
  • Conducts self in a professional manner at all times. Treats others with respect at all times. Does not tolerate discrimination based on race, gender, religion, ethnic background, or national origin. Shares knowledge with others and participates in mentoring.
  • Manages multiple priorities professionally with minimum disruption to others. Organized and proactively manages environment. Responds to unexpected challenges successfully without losing track of daily responsibilities. Prioritizes workload in order of importance. Reliably follows through with job assignments.
  • Ability to learn and administer GDRCo’s conservation program, operational guidelines, and State Forest Practice Rules.
  • Learns, applies and retains new methods and information. Creative in solving problems. Exhibits a “can do” attitude with a positive approach to challenges. Views obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • This position is located in Meridian, MS or Athens, GA.
  • Works primarily (90%+) of the time in the field under varying topography and climatic extremes.
  • Ability to orient, climb, and traverse steep rugged, densely vegetated terrain on a consistent basis in in sometimes harsh weather conditions for long periods of time.
  • Must have the ability to see distance and detail with accuracy.
  • Must have ability to work independently and without immediate supervision in remote areas.
  • Works in conditions that may expose employee wildlife encounters, poison oak and/or insect bites.
  • Mandatory travel to remote company locations.
  • Ability to tour logging operations, attend training and company functions.
  • Must maintain punctual and regular attendance and present appropriate professional appearance at all times.
  • Requires the use of standard safety equipment in regulation with GDRCo.
  • This position may be exposed to nettles, pollen, dust and pesticides.
  • This position is a Physical and Mental Requirement Classification 3.


Apply By:1/7/2022


Posted By: KBrasher

Engineering Internship Washington 10/20/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Green Diamond

Location:Shelton, Washington

Job Description:

PROGRAM DETAILS
The purpose of the Green Diamond Opportunity Internship Program is to expand and enrich Green Diamond by supporting outstanding students from various cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, with diverse talents, interests, and life experiences whose educational pursuits align with our business. The Opportunity Program is intended for students who are currently pursuing academic degrees in an accredited college of forestry or natural resources and to help them achieve their academic goals.

Diverse thinkers of all backgrounds will be considered. Examples of those diverse backgrounds include, but are not limited to the following: Ethnicity, first language, family composition, gender, first-generation college attendee, or geographic background. We will not illegally discriminate.

Internship
Priority will be given to applicants who have completed at least one school year at a university or college with a Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited forestry program prior to the commencement of the internship. Preferred fields of study include forestry, fisheries, wildlife biology, etc. Successful candidates will be selected for a paid internship lasting up to 12-weeks.

Scholarship
In order to qualify for the scholarship, interns must be enrolled in a Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited forestry program for the following school year. Interns will be required to submit a secondary application near the end of the internship to be considered for the scholarship. If awarded, the scholarship will be up to $3,000.

Location & Housing
This internship is located in Shelton, WA. Housing or a stipend towards housing may be available for interns out of the area.

Timing
This posting is open until January 7, 2022. Applicants will be contacted mid-January regarding their status in the process.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION
POSITION PURPOSE:
To expose candidates to a wide variety of functions within the Company, to include botany, wildlife, fisheries, timber cruising, forest engineering, sales, timberland services, forestry, and operations. Designed to provide an opportunity to gain an understanding of the processes and roles within Green Diamond.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Under the guidance of the department leader, the incumbent supports a wide variety of tasks. Duties may include:

Forest Engineering/Unit Layout:

  • Timber harvest and commercial thinning layout.
  • Assist in marking harvest unit boundaries, unstable slope and aquatic resource buffers according to GDRCo’s Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) prescriptions.
  • Enter data into company timber management information system (TMIS).
  • Create maps using GIS and GPS data.
  • Assist in field level stand assessments for commercial thinning candidate stands.
  • Road design and layout. • Assist in road layout and harvest unit design.
  • Aide in the reconnaissance of new larger stands of timber for the eventual future Mark road locations with flagging and paint.
  • Traverse proposed road locations and unit boundaries with a survey grade GPS unit.
  • Assess haul routes for ongoing maintenance and/or best management practices (BMP) upgrades associated with log and rock haul.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must be able to take responsibility for the quality of his/hers work products as well as his/ hers own personal safe behaviors.
  • Ability to learn the use of forest engineering equipment.
  • Must be an active and contributing participant in the safety program.
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate with the aid of a map and compass.
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary.
  • Effective and professional relationships with co-workers within immediate work group, outside the immediate department, and with key contacts outside the company.
  • Effective and productive communications skills; speaks well, communicates ideas clearly. Writes well, clearly and concisely. Is approachable and open to discussion.
  • Conducts self in a professional manner at all times. Treats others with respect at all times. Does not tolerate discrimination based on race, gender, religion, ethnic background, or national origin. Shares knowledge with others and participates in mentoring.
  • Manages multiple priorities professionally with minimum disruption to others. Organized and proactively manages environment. Responds to unexpected challenges successfully without losing track of daily responsibilities. Prioritizes workload in order of importance. Reliably follows through with job assignments.
  • Ability to learn and administer GDRCo’s conservation program, operational guidelines, and State Forest Practice Rules.
  • Learns, applies and retains new methods and information. Creative in solving problems. Exhibits a “can do” attitude with a positive approach to challenges. Views obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • This position is located in Shelton, WA.
  • Works primarily (90%+) of the time in the field under varying topography and climatic extremes.
  • Ability to orient, climb, and traverse steep rugged, densely vegetated terrain on a consistent basis in in sometimes harsh weather conditions for long periods of time.
  • Must have the ability to see distance and detail with accuracy.
  • Must have ability to work independently and without immediate supervision in remote areas.
  • Works in conditions that may expose employee wildlife encounters, poison oak and/or insect bites.
  • Mandatory travel to remote company locations.
  • Ability to tour logging operations, attend training and company functions.
  • Must maintain punctual and regular attendance and present appropriate professional appearance at all times.
  • Requires the use of standard safety equipment in regulation with GDRCo.
  • This position may be exposed to nettles, pollen, dust and pesticides.
  • This position is a Physical and Mental Requirement Classification 3.


Apply By:1/7/2022


Posted By: KBrasher

Natural Resources Internship California 10/20/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Green Diamond

Location:Korbel, California

Job Description:

PROGRAM DETAILS
The purpose of the Green Diamond Opportunity Internship Program is to expand and enrich Green Diamond by supporting outstanding students from various cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, with diverse talents, interests, and life experiences whose educational pursuits align with our business. The Opportunity Program is intended for students who are currently pursuing academic degrees in an accredited college of forestry or natural resources and to help them achieve their academic goals.

Diverse thinkers of all backgrounds will be considered. Examples of those diverse backgrounds include, but are not limited to the following: Ethnicity, first language, family composition, gender, first-generation college attendee, or geographic background. We will not illegally discriminate.

Internship
Priority will be given to applicants who have completed at least one school year at a university or college with a Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited forestry program prior to the commencement of the internship. Preferred fields of study include forestry, fisheries, wildlife biology, etc. Successful candidates will be selected for a paid internship lasting up to 12-weeks.

Scholarship
In order to qualify for the scholarship, interns must be enrolled in a Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited forestry program for the following school year. Interns will be required to submit a secondary application near the end of the internship to be considered for the scholarship. If awarded, the scholarship will be up to $3,000.

Location & Housing
This internship is located in Korbel, CA. Housing or a stipend towards housing may be available for interns out of the area.

Timing
This posting is open until January 7, 2022. Applicants will be contacted mid-January regarding their status in the process.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

POSITION PURPOSE:
To expose candidates to a wide variety of functions within the Company, to include botany, wildlife, fisheries, timber cruising, forest engineering, sales, timberland services, forestry, and operations. Designed to provide an opportunity to gain an understanding of the processes and roles within Green Diamond.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Under the guidance of the department leader, the incumbent supports a wide variety of tasks. Duties may include:

Forest Management:

  • Pre-commercial thinning (PCT): help assess units, layout boundaries and conduct pre-PCT surveys.
  • Flagging boundaries, stream protection zones, property lines, wildlife retention areas, wildlife key habitat features (green trees, snags, ponds, seeps, etc.), tree marking, and stream classification.
  • Stem map permanent sample plots and refresh plots for fall measurement.
  • Flag stream crossings along roads before roadside spray season.
  • Assist in spot hand treatment brush control.
  • Aide with animal control program.
  • Be available for fire suppression.
  • Conduct stocking surveys.

Nursery:

  • Support the nursery department with hand weeding, removing insects and disease, soil mixing, and fertilizing of nursery stock.
  • Help ensure seedling stock is well maintained.
  • Planting seedling stock into nursery containers in the greenhouses.

Timber Cruising:

  • Use company data collector for field data entry and proprietary software program to create cruise reports.
  • Describe the cruise data and stand characteristics in a written report.
  • Complete inventory sample plots.
  • Navigate to assigned stands, locate plots using a compass and pacing or GPS.
  • Complete assigned graded inventory plots, primarily fixed radius. Sampling includes tree count, species, diameter, total heights, form-factor, crown heights, height, age log sort, log quality, length, and defect.
  • Complete inventory cruise maps.
  • Note any special features that could be relevant to future timber harvest including unstable slopes, root rot pockets or unmapped streams.

Forest Engineering/Unit Layout:

  • Timber harvest and commercial thinning layout.
  • Assist in marking harvest unit boundaries, unstable slope and aquatic resource buffers according to GDRCo’s Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) prescriptions.
  • Enter data into company timber management information system (TMIS).
  • Create maps using GIS and GPS data.
  • Assist in field level stand assessments for commercial thinning candidate stands.
  • Road design and layout.
  • Assist in road layout and harvest unit design.
  • Aide in the reconnaissance of new larger stands of timber for the eventual future Mark road locations with flagging and paint.
  • Traverse proposed road locations and unit boundaries with a survey grade GPS unit.
  • Assess haul routes for ongoing maintenance and/or best management practices (BMP) upgrades associated with log and rock haul.

GIS:

  • Assist with research and provide administrative support for real property records, deeds, easements, access permits, land use agreements, leases, and transaction related needs.
  • Gather data from a variety of sources, including but not limited to: State and County records, title reports, GIS layers, deeds and property right documents.
  • Assist with delineation and marking of harvest unit and riparian and sensitive area cutting boundaries.
  • Assist with harvest unit evaluation which may include: geomorphic classification of channels, identification of unstable slopes, identification of riparian forest function and stream interactions, capture and identification of native fish, amphibian, and wildlife species, and delineation of wetland types.
  • Assist in preparing maps for county road access, engineering, land/road use, easements, sales, property line agreements, leases, etc.

Conservation Planning:

  • Conduct seasonally appropriate floristic surveys in a variety of habitats, documenting all species encountered with the Botany crews.
  • Conduct routine stream amphibian surveys for tailed frogs and torrent salamanders to assess long-term population trends and species occurrences across the ownership with the Aquatics crews.
  • Conduct spotted owl and barred owl surveys using electronic calls and visual searches. Determines nesting status at spotted owl sites with the Wildlife crews.
  • Maintain detailed, legible and accurate records of work completed, e.g. survey forms, survey routes, location maps of sensitive plant and/or wildlife populations and unique habitat features observed.
  • Utilize maps, aerial photographs, GPS and GIS to navigate and record spatial information.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must be able to take responsibility for the quality of his/hers work products as well as his/ hers own personal safe behaviors.
  • Ability to learn the use of forest engineering equipment.
  • Must be an active and contributing participant in the safety program.
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate with the aid of a map and compass.
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary.
  • Effective and professional relationships with co-workers within immediate work group, outside the immediate department, and with key contacts outside the company.
  • Effective and productive communications skills; speaks well, communicates ideas clearly. Writes well, clearly and concisely. Is approachable and open to discussion.
  • Conducts self in a professional manner at all times. Treats others with respect at all times. Does not tolerate discrimination based on race, gender, religion, ethnic background, or national origin. Shares knowledge with others and participates in mentoring.
  • Manages multiple priorities professionally with minimum disruption to others. Organized and proactively manages environment. Responds to unexpected challenges successfully without losing track of daily responsibilities. Prioritizes workload in order of importance. Reliably follows through with job assignments.
  • Ability to learn and administer GDRCo’s conservation program, operational guidelines, and State Forest Practice Rules.
  • Learns, applies and retains new methods and information. Creative in solving problems. Exhibits a “can do” attitude with a positive approach to challenges. Views obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • This position is located in Korbel, CA.
  • Works primarily (90%+) of the time in the field under varying topography and climatic extremes.
  • Ability to orient, climb, and traverse steep rugged, densely vegetated terrain on a consistent basis in in sometimes harsh weather conditions for long periods of time.
  • Must have the ability to see distance and detail with accuracy.
  • Must have ability to work independently and without immediate supervision in remote areas.
  • Works in conditions that may expose employee wildlife encounters, poison oak and/or insect bites.
  • Mandatory travel to remote company locations.
  • Ability to tour logging operations, attend training and company functions.
  • Must maintain punctual and regular attendance and present appropriate professional appearance at all times.
  • Requires the use of standard safety equipment in regulation with GDRCo.
  • This position may be exposed to nettles, pollen, dust and pesticides.
  • This position is a Physical and Mental Requirement Classification 3.


Apply By:1/7/2022


Posted By: KBrasher

White-tailed Deer Capture Technicians (3) Mississippi 10/14/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:MSU Deer Lab

Job Description:

Title: White-tailed Deer Capture Technicians (3)

Classification: Temporary/Seasonal Positions

Agency: Mississippi State University

Website: http://msudeerlab.com/

Job Description: This is a 4- to 6-month position working for Mississippi State University. Capture technicians will assist a lead technician with capturing deer for research on population responses to habitat management. Capture methods include dart rifles, suspended net projectors, and corral traps. Position duties include but are not limited to: 1) monitoring trail cameras at capture sites 2) capturing deer from tree stands and ground blinds via above methods, and 3) interfacing with agency biologists and private landowners. Position start date is flexible between November 1-30, 2021.

Location: Southern Mississippi

Salary: $13-14/hour depending on experience and housing will be provided near research sites

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or upper level status in wildlife biology, ecology, or related discipline. Applicants MUST have a valid driver's license and be qualified to drive a state-owned vehicle. Preference will be given to candidates with ungulate capture and immobilization experience, a field research background, and archery hunting experience.

Candidates must be able to take detailed field notes and follow strict capture protocols. Applicants must able to carry 50 lbs. of equipment two hundred yards over rough ground. Candidates should be prepared to work at night, on weekends, irregular hours, and live in close quarters as part of a team. Excellent work ethic and communication skills are mandatory.

To apply, please send a resume and contact information for 3 references as a single PDF file to Luke Resop at lr1177@msstate.edu with “Capture Technician Application” in the subject line. For questions, call Luke at 717-339-9167.

Position will be open until suitable candidates are found

Start date: Flexible between November 1-30, 2021

Application deadline: October 31, 2021


Apply By:10/31/2021


Posted By: KBrasher

Lead White-tailed Deer Capture Technician Mississippi 10/14/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:MSU Deer Lab

Job Description:

Title: Lead White-tailed Deer Capture Technician

Classification: Temporary/Seasonal Positions

Agency: Mississippi State University

Website: http://msudeerlab.com/

Job Description: This is a 4- to 6-month position working for Mississippi State University. Lead technician will coordinate and supervise capturing deer for research on population responses to habitat management. Capture methods include dart rifles, suspended net projectors, and corral traps. Position duties include but are not limited to: 1) working closely with Mississippi State University personnel and private landowners to coordinate capture efforts and 2) overseeing technician scheduling and daily responsibilities. Start date is flexible between November 1-30, 2021. Applicants should have experience with deer hunting (especially archery) and/or previous experience with wildlife capture and chemical immobilization.

Location: Southern Mississippi

Salary: $16-17/hour depending on experience and housing will be provided near research sites

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or upper level status in wildlife biology, ecology, or related discipline. Applicants MUST have a valid driver's license and be qualified to drive a state-owned vehicle. Preference will be given to candidates with ungulate capture and immobilization experience, a field research background, and archery hunting experience.

Candidates must have strong leadership abilities verifiable through listed references. Candidates must be able to take detailed field notes and follow strict capture protocols. Applicants must be able to carry 50 lbs. of equipment two hundred yards over rough ground. Candidates should be prepared to work at night, on weekends, irregular hours, and live in close quarters as part of a team. Excellent work ethic and communication skills are mandatory.

To apply, please send a resume and contact information for 3 references as a single PDF file to Luke Resop at lr1177@msstate.edu with “Lead Capture Technician Application” in the subject line. For questions, call Luke at 717-339-9167.

Position will be open until a suitable candidate is found

Start date: Flexible November 1-30, 2021

Application deadline: October 31, 2021


Apply By:10/31/2021


Posted By: KBrasher

Forestry Technician North Carolina 10/1/2021 +
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Organization:Roseburg Forest Products

Location:Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

Job Description:

Founded in 1936, Roseburg Forest Products is a privately owned company and one of North America's leading producers of particleboard, medium density fiberboard and thermally fused laminates. Roseburg also manufactures softwood and hardwood plywood, lumber, LVL and I-joists. The company owns and sustainably manages more than 600,000 acres of timberland in Oregon, North Carolina and Virginia, as well as an export wood chip terminal facility in Coos Bay, Ore. Roseburg products are shipped throughout North America and the Pacific Rim. To learn more about the company please visit www.Roseburg.com

Required Education:

Forest Management, Forest Operations Management, Forest Engineering, or Natural Resources Major, has not graduated and returning to school.

Skills:

Ability to read a topographic map and basic orienteering skills

A valid driver’s license and good driving history

Ability to work outside in harsh terrain and extreme environmental conditions

Working knowledge of GIS, word processing and spreadsheet computer programs

Candidate must be a self-starter and able to work independently or with a crew in a forest environment

Salary:

This is an hourly position with a wage commensurate with experience.  This is a temporary position and does not qualify for benefits.


Apply By:6/1/2022

Phone:541-658-6183

Email:internships@rfpco.com

Mailing:

3660 Gateway St, Springfield, OR 97477


Posted By: Madison White

Student Trainee Multiple States 8/26/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Corps of Engineers

Job Description:

Time Frame: The opening date of this announcement is from February 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.

Title and Salary for Student Trainee (Natural Resources): If selected as a GS-0499-03/04/05, Student Trainee (Natural Resources), or GS-0099-03, Student Trainee (Park Rangers), the position will have promotion potential to the GS-0025-05/07, Park Ranger. Salary range will be $28,078.00 - $45,847.00.

Locations: The position maybe located in either Arkabutla,MS, Sardis, MS, Lake Village, AR, Little Rock, AR, Royal, AR, Arkadelphia, AR, Mufreesboro, AR, Monterrery, LA, Monroe, LA, Shreveport, LA or Columbia, LA or Bellevue, LA and placed within any organization within the Vicksburg District, Operations Division.

Basic Requirements for Student Trainee (Natural Resources)
NOTE: This occupation has specific educational requirements for entry and applicants must show evidence that their planned academic program will meet those requirements (i.e. transcript reflecting enrollment in applicable programs). Students who graduate without meeting those requirements may not be converted to the target position and could be separated from federal service.

  • Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR
  • Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Qualifications requirements for Student Trainee (Natural Resources)
To qualify, you must meet the education requirements described below. Your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

Who May Apply: Students who are eligible for participation in the Department of the Army Internship Program Positions are open to current students pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution on at least a half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled). Short-term training programs (e.g., several two-week programs completed) are not considered an academic course of study.

This internship is for current students in good standing at an accredited education. The intern must be able to work full time when not attending classes and be able to work evenings and weekends during the summer season

For this internship, you must be a current student majoring in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

This position is designed to prepare a student trainee for employment after graduation as a Park Ranger GS-0025-05/07 or Natural Resource Specialist GS-0401-05/07 with a target of 09. Interns will be assigned tasks designed to increase familiarity with the target occupation in a real-world work environment.

This opportunity follows a standard promotional path:

  • Internship selection will be made at the GS-03, GS-04, GS-05 level. These grade levels are what typical college students in their first, second or third year may qualify.
  • Within 120 days after completion of Internship requirements, you may be eligible for conversion to the entry-level for the target occupation. Entry level for these positions are typically at the GS-05 level. The actual grade level at the time of conversion depends on academic achievement and other factors
  • The full performance level of this position is GS-0025-07 as a Park Ranger or a Natural Resources Specialist GS-0401-09. However, at the time of conversion, student may be assigned as a GS-0025-05 Park Ranger with full promotion potential to the GS-7 OR assigned as a GS-0401-05/07 as a Natural Resources Specialist with full promotion potential to the GS-09 grade dependent upon funding and manning requirements.
  • Progression from the entry-level to the full performance level for this occupation will depend on successful completion of all requirements for promotion. Promotions may be considered after a year at each grade level but are not guaranteed to occur on a specific time schedule.

To qualify for a Student Internship as a GS-03, students must have completed one full academic year of post-high school study.

To qualify for a Student Internship as a GS-04, students must have completed two full academic years of post-high school study or have an associate's degree. To qualify for a Student Internship as a GS-05, students must have completed 4 academic years of posthigh school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree. NOTE: Students that are graduating and are not subsequently enrolled in another program might not meet the work-hour requirements prior to graduation and will be at risk for not being able to convert to a career or career-conditional appointment!

For qualification purposes, an academic year is computed as follows:

  • At the undergraduate level, successfully completed education that has not led to possession of a degree is credited based on its relationship to 120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours. For example, 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours is comparable to 1 year of undergraduate education. Four years of progressive study or 120 semester hours meets the degree requirements. Additional credit cannot be given for duplicate course work.
  • For study at a business or technical school, 36 weeks of study (20+ classroom hours per week) is comparable to 1 academic year above high school.
  • An academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 academic year of full-time study. This determination is made based on normal course loads for a full year of study in the graduate program. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of fulltime study at the school attended.
  • When academic credit is expressed in contract months, units, or other terms that differ from conventional semester or quarter hours, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide an interpretation of such credits from the appropriate institution in order to equate them to the semester or quarter hours specified in the standard.

NOTE: If your college, vocational, trade, technical or high schools' definition of "academic year" differs from above, you must submit proof of this difference (e.g., copy of course catalog that defines an academic year). Absent this documentation, you will be screened for academic qualifications based on the academic hours as defined in the bullets above.

Conditions of employment:

  • Ability to work nights, weekends and/or holidays depending on the needs of the project. 
  • Required to wear prescribed uniform
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
  • Possession or ability to acquire Corps of Engineers boat operator's license within 2 years.
  • Must complete Park Ranger training requirements (including Visitor Assistance Training, CPR, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, and Unarmed Self Defense) within one year.
  • Must possess or be able to acquire Title 36 Citation Authority within three years.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and transcripts to Jonathan D. Harrell at Jonathan.D.Harrell@usace.army.mil by close of application.


Apply By:12/31/2021


Posted By: KBrasher