National Wildlife Refuge Trail Inventory Data Collection Team Member
Posted: November 25, 2019
Time Commitment: 39 weeks from the start date
The 2018-2021 USFWS Trails Inventory Program is part of an ongoing, nationwide effort to compile a comprehensive and accurate trail and trail asset database for all trails and trail assets located on Service lands so that the agency can make informed management and maintenance decisions regarding trail systems in the future. This is required by Title USC 23, which requires the Service and other Federal Land Management Agencies to inventory all public use transportation assets under their purview. Trails are considered part of those transportation assets.
Data Collection Intern will be part of an interdisciplinary team charged with the generation of on the ground data collected across diverse USFWS lands. Data collection will be done according to standard and concise protocol.
This opportunity is intended for committed young professionals with GIS, trails inventory, or spatial data management background/experience. Those with trail maintenance or construction experience are encouraged to apply.
Trail Inventory Data Collection Interns will travel to an estimated 175 stations per year. This position is highly mobile and will require extended and frequent travel and the ability to be adaptive to ever changing locations, situations, and environmental conditions.
The intern must be willing to represent ACE and the USFWS in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.
Interns will contribute 40 hours/week and receive a living allowance of $400/week paid out biweekly for food and incidental living expenses. Lodging and transportation will be provided during travel. AmeriCorps: Interns MAY be eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award for up to $2,960 upon the successful completion of service.
To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and transcript (required) along with 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our webpage found here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/.