Job Board

Audubon New Mexico summer opportunities

Audubon Position – (1) Full-Time, Seasonal

The summer camp educator will deliver week-long day camp programs conducted by Audubon New Mexico and the Randall Davey Audubon Center in Santa Fe. The position is full-time, seasonal, and paid at a rate of $12-15 per hour. Projected start date is May 28, 2019 and projected end date is August 2, 2019. Weekday, some evening, and some weekend work required.

Qualified individuals should have experience working with children ages 5-12 in outdoor, hands-on, and investigative learning environments.
To view the full job description and online application for our Summer Camp Educator position, please visit our online career portal.
Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter by March 24th for best consideration.

Audubon Position – (1) Part-time, Seasonal

The part-time summer educator will deliver summer camp programs conducted by Audubon New Mexico and the City of Santa Fe. The position is part-time (20-32 hours per week), seasonal, and paid at a rate of $11.40-15 per hour. Projected start date is June 10, 2019 and projected end date is July 19, 2019. The educator will deliver programming to campers enrolled at the City-sponsored program at Sweeney Elementary, weekday mornings from June 10-July 3 (17 hrs per week), including a weekly field trip to the Randall Davey Audubon Center. The educator will then assist with summer camp at the Randall Davey Audubon Center the weeks of July 8-12 and 15-19 (32 hrs per week). 

Qualified individuals should have experience leading groups of children ages 5-12 in outdoor, hands-on, and investigative learning environments. Spanish language ability required.
To view the full job description and online application for our Part-Time Summer Educator position, please visit our online career portal.
Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter by March 24th for best consideration.

Questions? Contact:
Katie Weeks
Director of Community Education
505.983.4609 x21
Pronouns: She, her, hers

Ancestral Lands Logistics Coordinator

Apply by April 1, 2019 Position Summary: The Logistics Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to logistically support crews and systems cross-program with equipment, tools, vehicles, and some project oversight and management. This position will support up to five programs based on the Navajo Nation, Hopi, Albuquerque, and Pueblos of Acoma and Zuni. Travel will be required to field-based operations and multiple offices. Evening, overnight and weekend work required on occasion. A flexible schedule is a must  

Minimum Qualifications:

 • Experience with SCC or other conservation corps, professional trail and/or fire crew, chainsaw, GIS, fencing, or conservation-based program required 
• Strong skill level in all or most of the following: trail construction & maintenance, chainsaw operation & maintenance, hand tool maintenance, GIS, fencing, pesticide use, running backcountry crews. 
• Excellent communication, leadership, mentoring, and facilitation skills required. 
• Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment. 
• Strong conflict resolution and team building skills preferred, solution-oriented a must! 
• Able to work independently and also to motivate others. 
• Current Wilderness First Responder and 1st Aid/CPR certifications; demonstrated good judgment and problem solving in emergency situations required. 
• Computer literate (MS Word, Excel, and Outlook proficient).
• Valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record. 
• Proficient in computer programs, databases, other technology. 
• Must be able to pass Conservation Legacy’s criminal history checks. 
• Excellent organizational, managerial and problem-solving skills 
• Desire to spend time in the company of youth and young adults; ability to instigate fun!

Preferred Qualifications: 
• Advanced experience in fleet management, small engine repair, and hand tool repair and maintenance 
• Current Herbicide Applicator certification for Arizona, New Mexico or Utah 
• Fluent speaker of Diné Bizaad 

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Chas Robles, Program Director:
Application deadline is April 1, 2019. Review of application materials will begin as soon as they are received.

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps and more conservation job opportunities

Spring 2019 Season + More
Summer 2019 Season Summer will be upon us sooner than we think! Positions are posted for AmeriCorps members, Assistant Crew Supervisors, and Crew Supervisors. We also have positions posted for American Sign Language inclusion crews, one that will be based in Albuquerque and another based in Santa Fe. To see these and all our other positions, click he e!

March 23 Tree Planting
On Saturday, March 23, The Nature Conservancy in partnership with Rocky Mountain Youth Corps and other organizations will be hosting a tree planting day! Folks who are interested in participating should contact Rachel Swanteson-Franz at for more information.
Opportunity Board
2019 Summer BioPark Teacher Positions
Aldo Leopold Education and Communication Fellowship 2019-2020
Aldo Leopold Land Stewardship Fellowship 2019-2020
Fish and Wildlife Biologist (San Antonio, NM)
Forest Stewards Youth Corps Summer and Fall Positions
Southwest Conservation Corps Ancestral Lands Positions
USDA Forest Service Education and Engagement Support Specialist
USDA Forest Service Intergovernmental Affairs Intern
Whitfield Master Naturalist Program (Valencia County)

Fish & Wildlife Biologist


Start now – this federal job will require extensive documentation, including official college transcripts as part of the application process – apply and view full details at


This position is part of the National Wildlife Refuge System’s Division of Biological Sciences. As a Fish and Wildlife Biologist you will perform a variety of duties in support of the Service’s Invasive Species program.

Pay scale & grade: GS 5
Salary: $33,394 to $43,414 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time
Work schedule: San Antonio, NM1 vacancy

Travel Required50% or less – You may be expected to travel for this position.

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o   Evaluate pesticide and integrated pest management impacts on Service resources

o   Assess field conditions and situations to determine appropriate chemical and non-chemical control methods on invasive species

o   Perform invasive species inventory and monitoring methods

o   Implement policies on the detection, prevention, control and eradication of invasive species and diseases

o   Plan and implement the use of herbicides to control invasive and noxious plants for habitat management

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Time-in-Grade requirements apply to status candidates
  • Must be a current career or career-conditional U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee, or Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) eligible.
  • Possess and maintain a valid State driver’s license
  • Must obtain a valid State pesticide applicator’s certificate if hired
  • Wear the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform as prescribed

You may qualify at the GS05 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:

A. Possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the Federal service. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: assisting others in the collection of vegetation data, chemical use data, applying plant control and revegetation techniques and field investigations, OR

B. Completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. At least 6 semester hours of courses must have been directly related to the position to be filled. (If you are using education to qualify, you must provide a copy of your official transcripts.), OR

C. Possess a combination of qualifying specialized experience and education.

Summer and Fall Forest Stewards Youth Corps Program – Crew Members, Crew Leaders, Crew Trainers

Do you like the outdoors and need a summer job? The FSYC, a program of the Forest Stewards Guild, provides employment and job training for youth interested in forestry and natural resource management careers. In 2019, FSYC will employed four crews based out of the Mt. Taylor, Las Vegas/Pecos, Española, and Mountainair U.S. Forest Service ranger districts. The program runs for 8 weeks from June 3rd until July 26th. Information about the Fall FSYC Fire & Fuels program is available at Visit this link for more information on all of the positions listed below!
Summer Crew Member Qualifications

  • Apply online by 3/17
  • 16-19 years old
  • New Mexico resident
  • No previous conservation experience is required

Also seeking Summer Crew Trainers
If you would like to apply for a Crew Trainer position please send a resumé, cover letter, and three professional references to Matt Piccarello: detailing your experience and reason for applying. Indicate in your cover letter which Ranger District and which season (summer and/or fall) you are applying for. Use the email subject: yourlastname_2019FSYC_trainer_app. The application deadline for summer Crew Trainers is 3/17/19.   

Fall Crew Member Qualifications  

  • 18-25 years old
  • New Mexico resident
  • No previous wildland fire fighting experience is required
  • Physically fit and able lift 75lbs, work long days in the field (14 hours) and walk with heavy loads on steep and uneven terrain.
  • Certification as a wildland firefighter within 1 week of the start of the program (training provided).

Fall Crew Leader Qualifications

  • 18-25 years old
  • New Mexico resident
  • Must possess a valid New Mexico driver’s license
  • Previous outdoor leadership experience.
  • Previous wildland firefighting experience preferred
  • See crew member fitness qualifications
  • Excellent organization, communication, and leadership skills

 To apply for a SUMMER Crew Member position, complete the online application at To apply for a FALL Crew Member position, complete the online application at More information about the Fall FSYC Fire & Fuels program is available at

Summer Teacher Jobs at the ABQ BioPark

The Albuquerque BioPark is now hiring teachers and facilitators for summer educator roles at the Albuquerque BioPark’s Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Garden. These positions are hired through RivenRock (a temporary staffing agency), and are funded through the NM BioPark Society. All hired
teachers must attend training on Saturday, May 11 and Wednesday, May 29 and be available for work from the week of June 3-August 5. Both full and part time positions are available.

The minimum education and experience requirements are a bachelor’s degree with major coursework in science, education, or a related field, plus one-year full time teaching experience, formal or informal, preferably in the sciences. Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year-for-year basis. All applicants must pass a background check.
Pay rate for both positions: $14 per hour; hours per week varies with assignment.

To apply: Send resume to Cheri Vogel, BioPark Education Curator, at or 903 Tenth Street
SW, 87102.

Application deadline: Friday, March 22, 5:00 p.m.
For more information, please call 505-848-7183.

The individuals selected as the Camp BioPark Teachers will:
 Conduct one or more of 15 different week-long day camps for grades K-1, 2-3, 4-6 or 7-9. See for a complete list of classes.
 Develop and implement daily lesson plans and activities for the assigned class
 Promote conservation through experiential learning utilizing the BioPark’s exhibits and grounds
 Maintain a safe learning environment
 Engage each child in an active, inquiry based, child-centered atmosphere
 Supervise volunteers assigned to assist with each Camp BioPark classes
 Communicate effectively with BioPark staff, campers and parents/guardians of campers
 Perform general administrative tasks associated with Camp BioPark
Teacher Work schedule: Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for full-day camps or 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or
12:00-4:30 p.m. for half-day camps. Not all camps are offered every week. Camp BioPark runs from June 3-
July 26 with clean up time provided the following week. Paid training and prep time is available May 11-June 7.

The individuals selected as the Nature Guide Facilitators will:
 Oversee the BioPark Nature Guides, which are a group of teens (ages 14 -18) along with adult captains who volunteer at learning centers, called Nature Stations.
 Develop and conduct Nature Guide training classes
 Facilitate the daily teaching done by the Nature Guides
 Keep Nature Guides engaged and challenged
 Conduct on-the-job training for new Nature Guides
 Develop and implement new Nature Stations
 Rotate work site weekly between the Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Garden
 Communicate effectively with BioPark Education staff, volunteers and parent/guardians
 Provide end of summer certificates and letters of appreciation for the closing ceremonies
 Perform general administrative tasks associated with the BioPark Nature Guide Program

Facilitator Work schedule: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m; up to 40 hours per week. The Nature Guide program runs from June 3 – Aug 6. Paid training and prep time is available May 11 – June 7.

Environmental Education Coordinator Contractor


Environmental Education Coordinator Contractor:
~$12-15/hr – based on experience
Hours: 15-20 per week – August through May, some Summer hours.
Starting February / March 2019

Cien Aguas International School (CAIS) is a kindergarten through 8th grade bilingual charter school with a focus on inquiry and environmental sustainability. Cien Aguas seeks to develop students who can ask and investigate important questions about the world around them, are committed to a sustainable society and are working toward cross-cultural competence, bilingualism and biliteracy in Spanish and English. Position Summary The Environmental Education Coordinator (EEC) assists Cien Aguas in meeting its mission of environmental sustainability. This is done by serving as a resource for the CAIS community and supporting teachers with environmental themes in the classroom. The EEC also runs various programs that educate students directly on environmental sustainability, increase awareness of “green” topics in the school and shrink the environmental footprint of CAIS.


● Maintain current environmental programs (Energystar recycling, after-school club, lunchroom and classroom composting)
● Work with teachers to infuse Environmental Education into all subject areas. Add depth, hands-on activities and extra opportunities to appropriate units.
● Compile and maintain a directory of community resources (people and places) available to add breadth, and pertinence to CAIS’s environmental education curriculum.
● Develop displays of relevant environmental data to share with the school community
● Seek out resources, both in-kind and financial, to maintain and grow environmental education efforts.
● Use school-wide events (assemblies, fairs, etc.) to promote sustainability and involve all students with “green” efforts.
● Build relationships with staff, teachers, parents and the student body to further the mission of environmental education and learning at Cien Aguas.
● Serve on a committee, working with other staff and teachers to uphold CAIS’s commitment to environmental education.
● Write grants to secure funding for environmental education and school-wide projects
● Stay abreast of current local environmental problems, issues, programs, and activities.

● Available during school hours.
● Ability to work with a high level of independence.
● Must pass an APS background check.
● Experience working with youth and/or teaching adults.
● Familiarity with the Spanish language – some ability preferred
● Background in environmental education and/or environmental sciences
● Commitment to advancing environmental sustainability and literacy.
● Demonstrated capability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
● Ability to work well with a diverse group of individuals.
● Comfortable in a dynamic and unconventional work environment.
● Able to creatively problem solve and maintain a professional demeanor under stress.
● Ability to work in an unstructured environment with numerous interruptions throughout the day.

Opportunity Board

Aldo Leopold Education and Communication Fellowship 2019-2020
Aldo Leopold Land Stewardship Fellowship 2019-2020
Arizona Conservation Corps Recruitment and Member Support Coordinator
Fenton Ranch Environmental Educator
Forest Stewards Youth Corps Summer and Fall Positions
NM Wild Wilderness Ranger
NM Wild Wilderness Stewardship and Outreach Manager
Southwest Conservation Corps Ancestral Lands Positions
Southwest Conservation Corps Field Supervisor

RMYC Spring Positions Still Open

Spring 2019 Positions at MRG
Happy Wednesday from Rocky Mountain Youth Corps! Our Spring season is approaching and the Middle Rio Grande office is still accepting applications for both staff and AmeriCorps positions. Check out the position descriptions below and please share with any folks who may be interested.
Members of the fantastic Crew 10 from Spring 2018.
RMYC Staff Positions
Crew Supervisor — Crew Supervisors manage a diverse crew of young adults, ages 18 to 25, in the safe and efficient completion of conservation projects in the outdoors, while also providing structured opportunities for personal and professional development both on and off the work site.
Hybrid Crew Supervisor – Urban Conservation Corps, Middle Rio GrandeDay Crew Supervisor – Urban Conservation Corps, Middle Rio Grande
AmeriCorps Member Positions
Assistant Crew Supervisor — Assistant Crew Supervisors (ACSs) play a pivotal role in building successful crews and meaningful programming. They are leaders, facilitators, and communicators, tasked with inspiring fellow corpsmembers to achieve personal and professional growth. As both a member of the crew and a part of the leadership team the ACS occupies a unique and demanding position.
Assistant Crew Supervisor Urban Conservation Corps Hybrid CrewAssistant Crew Supervisor Urban Conservation Corps Day Crew .
AmeriCorps Conservation Service Member — Join an AmeriCorps crew working on conservation projects throughout the Middle Rio Grande region of New Mexico. Crews will work to safely complete trail maintenance, scientific monitoring, and prescribed burn fire projects on public lands. Additional projects may include historic preservation, disaster relief, watershed restoration or other community improvement work. All corpsmembers will receive both personal and professional development training in topics such as First Aid/CPR, financial management, and public speaking skills.
Crew Member (Hybrid), Urban Conservation Corps, Middle Rio GrandeCrew Member (Day), Urban Conservation Corps, Middle Rio Grande

Water Resources Protection Specialist

P.O. BOX 1270, ISLETA, NM 87022

PHONE: (505) 869-7584
FAX: (505) 869-7579

OPENING DATE: 01/25/2019
CLOSING DATE: 02/25/2019

POSITION: Water Resources Protection Specialist
PAY GRADE: E7 ($21.92/ph to $26.85/ph)
FUNDING SOURCE: POI and Grant Funded
DEPARTMENT: Water Resources
REPORTS TO: Water Resources Director

JOB PURPOSE: Assists with water resources protection by participating in regional water resources management activities, monitoring and requesting irrigation water deliveries, and water resource-related project implementation and management. Keeps informed of water quality monitoring on Isleta Pueblo (including groundwater, surface water, public water supply, and wastewater). Documents and evaluates off-pueblo threats to the Pueblo’s water resources. This position description may not include all of the listed duties, nor do all of the listed examples include all tasks which may be found or assigned to this position.


  • Coordinate with federal, state, local and Isleta personnel on matters related to the water resource protection for the Pueblo of Isleta.
  • Assist the Water Resources Director with implementation of the Isleta Diversion Dam Settlement Agreement.
  • Assist the Water Resources Director with implementation of water resources projects under the Pueblo of Isleta Settlement and Natural Resources Restoration Act (Mismanagement) of 2006.
  • Assist with the Pueblo’s water resource protection efforts related to water rights, calls for water, protests, water rights management, and water planning.
  • Assist with water resource conservation projects on the Pueblo and educational outreach among the Pueblo community.
  • Research Isleta’s historical water uses and prepare reports for use by Isleta Water Commission, Tribal Council, legal counsel, and pertinent federal agencies in water rights determinations.
  • Coordinates efforts to ensure that Isleta’s agricultural lands receive adequate irrigation water throughout the season.
  • Assists in the preparation and deployment of Global Positioning System equipment, Geographic Information System mapping, and Ortho-photographic documentation of existing Pueblo wells, hydrographic surveys, and irrigation infrastructure.
  • Prepares work plans and/or scopes of work in coordination with appropriate Department Managers for well-drilling services.
  • Meet at appropriate times (quarterly, on- and off-season, annually, as needed) with each majordomo to define tasks and establish priorities for irrigation O&M and betterment (not just List A facilities). Assist Department Director in overseeing contracted and MRGCD irrigation infrastructure work.
  • Monitors flows in Rio Grande and MRGCD system both visually and via available gauges, compiles data as needed, and notifies Department Director and/or MRGCD if water delivery adjustments are needed.
  • Works with Six MRG Pueblo the Bureau of Indian Affairs, its Designated Engineer, and the Coalition of Six Middle Rio Grande Basin Pueblos on the Operation Maintenance & Betterment contract, irrigation deliveries, and other matters brought before the Coalition.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge of Isleta Pueblo and regional water issues.
  • Attends meetings of the MRGESCP (Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Collaborative program), MRGCD Board, and others as directed.
  • May assist Environment Division staff with the collection and preparation of water and other environmental samples according to the Pueblo’s approved Quality Assurance Project Plan.
  • Collects and analyzes hydrologic and water chemistry data and information.
  • May assist Environment or Utilities Division staff with performing standardized field tests such as pH, fluoride, chlorine residual, hardness, dissolved oxygen, ambient air temperature and water temperature.
  • May assist Department Director and other staff in the preparation of technical exhibits for presentation to Tribal Administration, Tribal Council and court proceedings or hearings.
  • Assists the Department Director in identifying and securing additional funding and grant monies for continuation and expansion of the Water Resources Department.
  • Maintains confidential information and is always respectful of Isleta tradition and customs
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geology or related field.
  • Five (5) years’ work experience in water resources, water development, or hydrology.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of water conservation policy, practice, methodology and technology.
  • Valid New Mexico driver’s license with ability to meet Pueblo of Isleta liability insurance requirements and maintain eligibility for insurance.
  • Must be able to pass background check, with NO prior convictions of any felonies.
  • Must be able to comply with the Pueblo of Isleta Drug Free Workplace policies.


  • Knowledge of and ability to understand Federal, State, Tribal and local laws, rules, regulations, policy, doctrines, and practices that pertain to tribal water resources management.
  • Knowledge of the techniques, methods and devices used to obtain environmental samples for analyses.
  • Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations.
  • Skill in operating word-processing, spreadsheets, Piezometer, GIS software and database software programs.
  • Skill in preparing, reviewing, and analyzing operational and technical reports.
  • Ability to interact, establish, and maintain good working relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to understand hydrologic modeling
  • Ability to work with GPS and water sampling equipment.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in order to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to create and present effective presentations.
  • Ability to make sound decisions and exercise independent judgment.


  • Talk, hear sit, stand; use hands to handle objects, equipment, controls and reach with arms and hands.
  • Standing and walking may be on uneven surfaces or unstable ground.
  • Position requires ability to lift 50 lbs.


  • Work is occasionally performed outdoors.
  • Exposure to natural weather conditions and various dusts and mists may occur while performing outdoor duties.
  • Situations where safety-toe shoes, gloves, protective face shield, or personal flotation device are needed may occur.
  • Travel within the Pueblo area is required and working in sensitive and/or hazardous areas is common.

PREFERENCE: Tribal preference and Native American Indian preference shall apply to all positions at Pueblo of Isleta.