Multiple positions are available to work with Utah State University Wildland Resources faculty in collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management Vernal Field Office (VFO) to conduct field work in the Uintah Basin of Northeastern Utah to:
Botany Crew Interns will support the management mandate of the VFO to monitor Threatened & Endangered plant populations. Known populations will be visited and known specimens will be monitored. Additional unmapped specimens within known populations will be marked with UTMs. Work proposed here will generate spatial data of plant localities and provide a comparison to assess whether populations have changed since previous surveys.
Positions are funded for no more than 29 hrs/wk for 14 weeks each, May 9th-June 30th or August 12th. Preference will be given to qualified Utah State University students. Preference will also be given to applicants that can be present during the entire field season. Crew member compensation will be $15/hr. and Crew lead compensation will be $17.00/hr. No housing is provided with this position. The duty station for these positions is Vernal, Utah.
Interns will make field observations of wildlife or vegetation according to protocol, collect data, and enter data. They will collaborate with teammates and the crew lead to collect and assemble a high quality data set in an efficient manner. Work may be conducted in a team setting or independently. Review of applicants will begin 1 April 2022 and continue until all positions are filled.
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This position requires considerable physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including moderate lifting, strenuous hiking, walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, and squatting. This position requires nearly continuous standing and repetitive hand motions. Employees work outdoors and may be exposed to unusual elements including extreme temperatures, adverse weather conditions, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. Employees may need to work irregular hours in order to fulfill position responsibilities.
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