Topic ID #35103 - posted 2/26/2015 1:26 AM

Historic Trails Youth Intern - NV

Jennifer Palmer

Historic Trails Youth Intern

In cooperation with the BLM Winnemucca District, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting to hire a Historic Trails Youth Intern to serve as a GBI-sponsored AmeriCorps program. In addition to being part of a larger national service movement, the successful applicant should possess interest in maintaining and improving recreation and stewardship of public lands, with a specific focus on stewardship of National Historic Trails in the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA). The Youth Intern will assist with land management and visitor service needs in the NCA, including: cultural resource monitoring and recording, and site protection; visitor services (staff support for visitor centers and information kiosks); and environmental education, outreach, and interpretive talks to the general public.
The historic trails youth intern will also enhance relationships with key partners in the management of historic trails and increase capacity to more effectively manage and protect historic trail resources. The Intern will be mentored by a BLM archaeologist and will assist with inventory and protection projects. The information, education and outreach role of the intern would involve interpretation of trail resources through activities and efforts such as trail tours, research and cooperative interpretation with partners.
This opportunity is available to youth between the ages of 18 and 25 at the time in which the project commences.
Compensation & Timeline:
Living Allowance: $8,250
Housing Stipend: $75.00/week
AmeriCorps Education Award*: $2,150
18-week appointment (May 18, 2015 – September 18, 2015)
Full time (40 hours per week); working on weekends, holidays or at special events may be required
* AmeriCorps Education award may be used for past, present or future educational experiences including, but not limited to, paying off/down federal student loan debt and is valid for up to seven (7) years after completion of a term of service.
Location: The BLM Winnemucca District Office (WDO) lies roughly in the northwest part of Nevada, nested in the basin and range province of the western U.S. The WDO is approximately 2.5 hours east of Reno, NV and 2 hours west of Elko, NV on I-80, and 5.5 hours south of Boise, ID on State Highway 95. Elevations range from approximately 4,000 feet to close to 10,000 feet. The District encompasses roughly 11 million acres, of which 7.38 million acres are public lands managed by the BLM.
Either an undergraduate degree or coursework in Anthropology, Archaeology, History, or a closely related field;
Experience conducting archaeological field work – experience in the west, desirable;
Experience utilizing hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and data collection;
Knowledge of ArcGIS software in order to update maps, highly desirable;
Experience conducting technical writing and/or written project reports;
Possess a valid, state-issued drivers license, clean driving record and ability to safely operate a 4WD truck on and off paved roads;
Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals;
Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse public including agency personnel, stakeholders, and the general public (youth and adult);
Possess good organizational skills and be self-motivated;
Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition;
Willingness to camp, sometimes in remote areas, up to three night per week; and
Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards), (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) Adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) Will not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.
Successful applicant(s) must:
Complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI) or submit paperwork to BLM human resources indicating an active and fully adjudicated BI has already been completed prior to beginning position; and
Be between the age of 18 and 25 on or after start date.

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