Utah State University

Forest Service Summer Internship 2024

City Price Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/26/2024 4:58 PM)
Requisition ID
2024-7579
# of Openings
2
Job Locations
US-UT-Price
Category (Portal Searching)
Other
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Non-Benefited
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
29 Hours per week
College
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Department
Technology Design & Technical Educ
Advertised Salary
$13-$15 per Hour
Telework Eligible
No

Overview

Range Aid Job Description

  • Ferron Ranger District
  • This job would be supporting the range and ecological resource areas in the monitoring of vegetation and soils conditions on the Manti-La Sal National Forest. This job would also support in up keep of rangeland improvements on the forest as well.

 

Biological Aid Job Description

  • Ferron Ranger District
  • This job would be supporting the Wildlife Staff in the monitoring of Northern Goshawk, Sage Grouse and vegetation on the Manti-La Sal National Forest. This job would also support other forest disciplines with improvements on the forest as well.

Responsibilities

As a Range Aid your duties may include the following:

  • Monitoring of shrubs and herbaceous vegetation.
  • Driving 4x4 trucks and ATV's in adverse conditions.
  • Monitoring effects of livestock grazing.
  • Using GPS equipment to log weed locations.
  • Weed removal using chemical and hand tools.
  • Carrying Backpack weed sprayers (50 lbs) over rugged terrain.
  • Obtain a pesticide applicator permit.
  • Hiking long distances while carrying heavy packs.
  • Building fence, fixing water troughs and pipelines.
  • Recording data onto paper forms and hand held devices.
  • Reading maps and orienteering to find remote job sites.
  • Follow instructions with little or no oversight.
  • Communicate frequently with supervisors to keep them informed.
  • Keep safety in mind on all tasks.

 

As a Biological Aid your duties may include the following:

  • Monitoring of shrubs and herbaceous vegetation.
  • Northern Goshawk Monitoring/ Surveys
  • Sage Grouse Summer Brood Rearing Surveys
  • Boreal Toad Spring Improvement project
  • Special Needs Fishing Day
  • Using GPS equipment to find known goshawk nests locations.
  • Hiking 10-12 miles daily in steep terrain with downfall logs.
  • Hiking long distances while carrying heavy packs.
  • Building fence, fixing water troughs and pipelines.
  • Recording data onto paper forms and hand held devices.
  • Reading maps and orienteering to find remote job sites.
  • Follow instructions with little or no oversight.
  • Communicate frequently with supervisors to keep them informed.
  • Keep safety in mind on all tasks.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled at USU and be 18 years of age.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV” 

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$13-$15 per Hour

ADA

Outdoors, incumbents may not be protected from weather conditions and may be exposed to extreme heat and extreme cold. Additionally, indoor or outdoor work environments may include being confined or in narrow spaces for periods of time. The incumbent may also be exposed to loud noises or vibrations from equipment, and conditions that may affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation. Bending, crawling, and crouching may be required. Incumbents may be required to lift, push, and/or pull objects up to 50 pounds and be required to walk and/or stand for long periods of time.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.

 

Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 

 

The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 

 

About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 

 

*updated 04/2024

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023

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