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Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Team Member | Bullhead City, AZ | Closes 7/21/2018

Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Team Member

Agency: Great Basin Institute
Location: Bullhead City, AZ
Closes: 7/21/2018
Salary: AmeriCorps Living Stipend: $4,600
JOB TYPE: Internship



Working collaboratively with Lake Mead National Recreation Area (LMNRA), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting (2) Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Outreach Team Member Intern to learn about and participate in activities focused on preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species by recreational watercraft. This internship also provides the opportunity to work on multiple projects including resource management and education at the park. During the main boating season (May-September), the AIS outreach intern will educate the boating public about aquatic invasive species (AIS) and water safety, as well as gain skills and knowledge about the natural and cultural resources at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. This position is assigned to be a member on a small team operating at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Kathrine Landing. This position will be performing a variety of duties including (1) Working as part of a diverse outreach team providing exceptional education messages about aquatic invasive species to public audiences; (2) Facilitating visitor contacts to create understanding of park resources, aquatic invasive species, and boater safety and responsibility; (3) Supporting resource management activities (e.g., water sampling); and (4) Encouraging visitors to uphold the mission of the National Park Service.



• Dedication to the position and the AmeriCorps Service Contract; • Motivated, self-starter who is detail oriented; • Flexibility to handle competing and changing priorities; • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with a diverse public in a variety of forums; • Skilled in meeting and dealing with people. Ability to deal professional with a diverse range of people in a variety of situations, including maintaining a professional demeanor and using sound judgement when faced with stressful, controversial, unprecedented, and/or emergency situations that have the potential for reflecting negatively on the agency. Must know when to defer escalating situations to law enforcement, or next in line of chain of command. • Ability to speak English and Spanish conversationally, desirable but not required; • Willing to learn general knowledge of Lake Mead National Recreation Area operations, the National Park Service Mission, and the relationship of the park’s use and management program. • Willing to learn about aquatic species threats, biology, transport and abatement. • Some college education, desirable but not required; • Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments; • Possess clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license; • . • Willing to learn about aquatic species threats, biology, transport and abatement. • Willing to learn about the various laws, agency policies, rules, and regulations which apply to the protection of park resources and specific knowledge of the Federal, Park, and State laws pertaining to the transport of invasive species. • Willing to learn about the natural and cultural resources of the park, (e.g., vegetation, wildlife communities, water resources, historic structure and artifacts), and the minimum impact and safety requirements for each permitted activity. • Willing to learn about the types and extent of emergency operations which are carried out in the park and the skills and ability to apply, in a variety of emergency situations, the methods and techniques involved. • Ability to take direction, communicate, and work with others as a member of a team. • Ability to follow set procedures and systematic methods for a variety of tasks. • Knowledge on safety and risk management procedures applicable to the position.


Please follow this link to apply directly through our online portal:

Contact: Simone Maule (360) 440-3924;


Field Botanists | NM & AZ | Closes 7/20/2018

Field Botanists

Agency: Ecosystem Management
Location: NM & AZ
Closes: 7/20/2018
Salary: $1,360/10 days + $510 per diem/10 days
JOB TYPE: Temporary/Seasonal



Experienced field botanists needed for veg inventory crew in the Chuska Mountains, northern AZ and NM, from mid-July through at least August. Work involves estimating plant biomass using double sampling method, lots of hiking and driving in steep terrain, camping out, and back-country navigation, all on commercial forests on Navajo Nation. Knowledge of Southwestern montane flora a must.



Must have own camping gear sufficient for multiple days away from town. Must be in shape and willing to get in even better shape. Vehicles will be provided. All work will be via camping, as housing is limited and work areas remote. Crew will work in pairs and alone. Schedule is 10 days on 4 off. Please provide resume and references.


Contact: Matt Brooks @




USFS: Wildlife Biologist

US Forest Service: Wildlife Biologist

Location: Springerville, AZ
Closes: 7/18/2018
JOB TYPE: Full-time/Salary


Those who are interested in these opportunities must meet the federal
Office of Personnel Management classification requirements for the Wildlife Biologist GS-0486 job series.Qualifications are covered in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook. These standards are available on the Internet at


The incumbent will serve as a professional wildlife biologist in the administration of
wildlife habitat and related coordination with other resources. Incumbent provides guidance and assistance for the protection, management, and improvement of wildlife habitat within the framework of multiple-use management of forest and range lands. While the majority of work will occur on the district, the position
supports the Apache Forest zone (including Alpine RD) and the Forest-wide Wildlife, Fish, and Rare Plants (WFRP) Program. The incumbent will need field experience, excellent interpersonal skills, commitment to teamwork, knowledge of wildlife management, a willingness to collaborate and engage in partnerships, and strong written and oral communication skills. Other skills, such as GIS, GPS, and upward reporting into databases such as WIT and NRM are strongly desired.

Major Duties:

  • Gathering, compiling, and analyzing data, to make recommendations and decisions affecting wildlife species and their habitat;
  • Coordinating, completing, and reporting for scheduled Northern Goshawk, Southwestern Willow
  • Flycatcher, Mexican Spotted Owl, Chiricahua leopard frog, and New Mexico meadow jumping mouse surveys, including communicating with partners and contractors;
  • Inventorying and monitoring habitat;
  • Installing wildlife/range water developments;
  • Coordinating on a regular basis across all unit resources as well as with other biologists in the WFRP program;
  • Providing technical advice and leadership for the seasonal wildlife crew;
  • Working closely with state and federal agencies and various partners to accomplish objectives of the
  • Participate in a variety of NEPA planning projects that require wildlife input for the development, design, analysis, and determination of project consistency with FS policy and regulation;
  • Utilizing strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.

Outreach Announcement: Please include in your response to the outreach if you are eligible to be hired under any of the following authorities:
Veterans Readjustment
Disabled Veteran with 30% Compensable Disability
Verteran’s Employement Opportunities Act of 1998
Person with Disabilities
Former Peach Corps Volunteer
Pathways (former Student Career Experience)

Anyone interested in further information about the position, please contact Valerie Horncastle, District Wildlife Biologist, at (928) 333-6234 or via email at