Ft. Collins, CO
Tenure:6 months starting September 20, 2021, Full Time (40 hours/week)
This position serves as a basic trainee in the fields of forest hydrology and fish biology on a Forest Service unit. This 24-week program is a rigorous work and learning experience that provides exposure to the Forest Service, development and training opportunities, and the opportunity to make a lasting impression on generations to come. This position requires a detailed oriented and self-motivated individual.
Performs the following tasks under close supervision:
- Performs a variety of duties which are primarily designed to provide work and training experience that will prepare the incumbent for a more advanced professional position including; land management planning and implementation; hydrologic survey and evaluation techniques; preparing management prescriptions for protecting and/or enhancing water and fisheries resources; standard administrative procedures including programing and budgeting.
- Assists in conducting water resource inventories, assists in implementation of water resource improvement project plans, and evaluates impacts of Forest management on the aquatic resources. Collects field data on streams and lakes for preparation of survey reports.
- Duties include brief assignments to other functional areas to gain understanding of how other functions operate and how hydrologic information may be used by these related disciplines.
- Prepares reports that are required to record activities and inform supervisor of progress in the area of responsibility. Assists in the preparation of, or prepares, presentations related to work assignments.
- Responsible for the proper use and maintenance of all equipment and supplies required in the performance of duties.
- Work assignments provide the trainee opportunities to improve communication skills.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Professional knowledge of the basic principles, concepts, and methodology of fisheries biology or hydrology as would typically be acquired in a bachelor’s degree program to perform trainee level duties and to relate academic learning to the operational job.
- Ability to express thoughts both verbally and in writing to document and report on technical aspect of work.
- $500/week stipend for full-time work
- $1,000/month Housing Stipend
- Allowance available for Forest Service work travel, orientation, trainings, professional development opportunities that align with role and goals
- Direct Hire Authority Eligibility after completing minimum of 960 hours, DHA status provides special non-competitive hiring status when applying for Forest Service positions.
- Option for health insurance coverage during full-term
*This is a 1099 position. Persons paid on a 1099 basis are independent contractors and are self-employed. Independent contractors are required to pay all self-employment taxes (Social Security & Medicare) as well as income tax. Independent contractors generally do not receive any type of employment benefits from the client. For more information, please refer to www.irs.gov or talk with a tax professional.
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