Open Space Park Attendant

Open Space Park Attendant at Elena Gallegos

The City of Albuquerque’s Open Space Division is seeking individuals interested in working as a Park Attendant at Elena Gallegos in the Sandia Foothills. Primarily duties include assisting with special projects including trail work and annual clean-up days; monitoring trails; opening and closing the park; managing reservations; litter and graffiti control; and greeting visitors. For more information about this position, call Bill Pentler at 452-5222.

Environmental Education Assistant

The Open Space Visitor Center (OSVC) has opportunities for Environmental Education Assistants

The OSVC is seeking individuals with an interest in Environmental Education and Natural Resources to help with programs and activities. Experience in education or environmental work is preferred. Primary duties include assisting staff with the Summer Explorer Camp for youth, gardening and craft activities, weekend programs and projects such as the Pollination Celebration, Moonrise Concert Series, and more. This position’s hours are at least 20 hours per week. The schedule is flexible will require working some weekends. Applicants should be aware that much of the activities are held outdoors at the Open Space Visitor Center and other nearby Open Space managed properties such as the Petroglyph National Monument and the Rio Grande bosque. For more information about this position, call Kent Swanson 897-8865.

Ancestral Lands El Malpais National Conservation Are Internship opportunity

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. 

Program Description: 

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

General Qualifications:  

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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

Apply Now! 

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

Position closes April 7, 2019.

Contact Clara at with any questions.

Job Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Salary: 528.00 – 528.00 USD

Apply: Click here

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.