El Malpais National Conservation Area Individual PlacementTracking Code1556-984Job Description
Title: El Malpais National Conservation Area Individual Placement
Start/End Date: May 6th, 2019 – May 1st, 2020
Stipend: $528/week (+Education Award)
Term: 52 weeks
Reports To: Bureau of Land Management
Location: Albuquerque, NM 87109
Status: 1700-hour AmeriCorps Service Term
Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award $5,920.00 after successful completion
Southwest Conservation Corps’ Mission
It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment.
Join the Southwest Conservation Corps’ individual placement team and help the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) carry out it’s mission to “sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations”!
The BLM manages public lands for a variety of uses such as energy development, livestock grazing, and recreation while ensuring natural, cultural, and historic resources are maintained.
The El Malpais National Conservation Area (NCA) was established in 1987 to protect nationally significant geological, archaeological, ecological, cultural, scenic, scientific, and wilderness resources surrounding the Grants Lava Flows. The individual placement will assist with recreation enhancement and complete visitor service project within El Malpais NCA. Specific tasks include:
- Create and complete on Junior Ranger booklet for the El Malpais NCA
- Must be self-driven to find resources in order to research the geological, archaeological, ecological, cultural, scenic, scientific, and wilderness resources within the El Malpais NCA
- Research resources in order to make knowledgeable suggestions for Junior Ranger booklet activities and textual content
- Create draft text and activity design for Junior Ranger booklet – approval and assistance through lead Recreation Planner for El Malpais NCA
- Work directly with the Visual Information Specialist to process pages for the Junior Ranger booklet
- Should have completed project of Junior Ranger booklet by the end of the year long term
- Assist with the creation of interpretation panels for two El Malpais NCA kiosks
- Seek out resources and research the geological, archaeological, ecological, cultural, scenic, and wilderness resources within the El Malpais NCA
- Create interpretation content for kiosk panels
- Create draft text for kiosk panels seeking out approval and assistance from lead Recreation Planner
- Work directly with the Visual Information Specialist to process panels for kiosks
- By the end of the year-long term, intern should have two complete kiosk panels
- Complete on Wilderness Monitoring Report for Cebolla wilderness
- Utilize GPS in the field in order to determine location and take GPS coordinates
- Use GIS data to populate a Wilderness Monitoring Report for Cebolla Wilderness
- Complete one Wilderness Monitoring Report for Cebolla Wilderness by the end of the term
- Assist with fencing repairs at El Malpais NCA recreation and parking areas
- Knowledge of how to use a computer for research, emails, and Microsoft Word
- Must possess good written and oral skills
- Must have a general idea of how to write text and create activities for the age group of 5-13
- Must be self-driven and capable of researching and comprehending NCA resource significance
- Must have the capacity of using acquired research of resource significance to draft relevant activities and texts
- Ability to use ArcMap
- Must have general knowledge or experience using a GPS unit to locate and take GIS coordinates
- Must be capable of and comfortable with hiking outdoors in New Mexico weather for extended periods of time
- Ability to work with a variety of organizations/individuals
- Self-starter, takes initiative, creative thinker, interest in learning new things and overall high performer
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. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Prior to starting this position a government security background clearance will be required.
- College Graduate Preferred
- Social Security Card
- Birth Certificate or Passport
- 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
To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application.
Position closes April 7, 2019.
Contact Clara at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Job Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Salary: 528.00 – 528.00 USD