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Bureau of Land Management - Biological Technicians (2)

Location: Buckskin Joe, CO
Company: Conservation Legacy
Hours: Full time
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Title: Bureau of Land Management - Biological Technician Individual Placement

Start/End Date: 5/10/2021 – 8/27/2021

Stipend: $472.00/week (+Education Award)

Term: 16 weeks

Reports To: Bureau of Land Management - Royal Gorge Field Office

Location: Canon City, CO 81212

Status: 450-hour AmeriCorps Service Term

Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award $1,638.89 after successful completion

Southwest Conservation Corps’ Mission

It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment.

Program Overview:

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages public lands to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The range program mission is to manage rangeland habitat in a sustainable manner while also facilitating the multiple use mission of the BLM.

The intern will assist the range program specialists in monitoring grazing allotments on public lands for public benefit. The intern will assist with rangeland health assessments and additional new monitoring protocol to monitor short- and long-term vegetative trends. The information this work generates is vital in viewing impacts in the quantitative manner to better manage these public resources. This data collection provides direct benefits at the local and state level, as well as being used by the BLM to determine trends across the nation.

The intern will prepare for 2021 health assessments in addition to assisting with getting the new 5-year monitoring plan set up. The intern also will have the opportunity to work among the whole BLM interdisciplinary team (IDT) throughout their internship. They can shadow and network among the IDT members and find out what the various resource management jobs entail. They can get some additional training such as riparian monitoring (PFC - proper functioning condition).

Essential functions and responsibilities include:

  • Land Health Assessments/Monitoring, which includes coordinating with field office staff to plan 2021 Land health Assessments/Monitoring.
  • Creating maps in GIS and gather other data for each site visit.
  • Creating reports for each site based on staff input and present those results to staff
  • Land Health/Monitoring site visits which includes coordinating with field office staff and grazing permittees
  • Leading site visit discussion with other field office staff.
  • Create supporting documents for permit renewals and transfers.
  • Contact permittees and preferred applicants to ensure that they complete all necessary documents.
  • Input date into the range database.
  • Track permitting process in Excel spread sheets and shepherd documents for field office staff to permittees and other interested parties.

General Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of BLM AIM protocol and land Health assessment procedures
  • Knowledge of Colorado rangeland plant species and plant identification skills.
  • The individual must be physically able to perform fieldwork in extreme conditions (eg. heat, cold, steep rocky terrain, etc.
  • The individual must be physically able to perform work in an office setting.
  • Experience with ArcMap applications.
  • Must have oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to learn and perform detailed and complex data base queries.
  • Per grant funding, candidate must be 18-30 years of age

The successful applicant must be self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period. The applicant must be able to maneuver and operate in a mixture of office and field work. This can include long periods of standing or walking on rough, uneven ground, bending, crouching, and stooping. Prior to starting this position, a government security background clearance will be required.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • S. Citizenship
    • Permanent Resident Card, INS form I-551
    • Alien Registration Card, INS form I-551
    • A passport indicating that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
    • A departure record ( INS 194) indication that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
  • Driver's License

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To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application.

Contact Cait at with any questions.

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