Carlsbad Field Office – Resource Field Technician

Environment for the Americas
February 5, 2019
Job Type


This is a Direct Hiring Authority (DHA) position. If already graduated applicants can not have a graduation date later than Dec. 1st, 2018.

Job Description:This project is to find an intern candidate to help with the daily work load within the Carlsbad Field Office as a Range Management Specialist (RMS). The Carlsbad Field Office is currently one of the busiest BLM offices in the Nation for approving oil and gas permits and realty applications, as well as a strong grazing management program. Nearly all the ranches are family ranches and we have a good working relationship with the ranchers. We are looking for an individual who has a good understanding of biological, range management and natural resources that would be good in working in a team environment. The intern would work alongside a seasoned employee to teach them the roles and functions of a RMS. This would provide the intern the access to one of the busiest offices in the country and a wealth of knowledge.

The intern would be taught the beginning processes of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and how to properly write Environmental Assessments (EA’s), Decisions of NEPA Adequacy (DNA’s) and or Categorical exclusions (CX’s). They would also learn about working within an interdisciplinary team environment, consisting of other Range Management Specialists, Natural Resource Specialists, Biologists, Archaeologists, Hydrologists, Cave and Karst Specialists, and NEPA Planners. This interdisciplinary team would help to teach the intern about natural resources and the need for protecting resources for future generations.

The intern would participate in various field work to assist in the grazing management and watershed improvement on 260 grazing allotments within the Carlsbad Field Office area. The intern would also coordinate with members of the interdisciplinary team for clearances and other professional stipulations, and make logical and appropriate recommendations to the decision maker.

Start/End Date: This an 11 week internship running from the beginning of June to mid August.

Housing: To be determined.

Living conditions: Working in an office in the city of Carlsbad New Mexico. Will be some field work in hot conditions.

Vehicle: A vehicle and license are required.

Stipend: $500/perweek.

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