Job Details
13-0131 Intern
13-131 NATURAL RESOURCES INTERN, NATURAL RESOURCES DIV, PUBLIC WORKS & NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT. HIRING RANGE: $10.00/HR. WORK BEGINS MAY 20, 2013, ENDS AFTER COMPLETION OF 400 HOURS OF WORK. M-F 7:30 AM-4:30 PM.
DEFINITION: The Natural Resources Intern will contribute meaningful work while gaining diverse and useful real world experience with a local government natural resources division. The Intern will be responsible to create a baseline inventory report for property management plans, manage vegetation and wildlife, and assist with environmental education and volunteer coordination.  

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Conduct a baseline inventory for assigned City properties and write corresponding report(s).  Includes researching legal documents, inventorying assets, infrastructure, and natural, historical and cultural resource values utilizing GPS units and GIS software, aerial and topographic maps, historical documents, and other documents as necessary.  Perform raptor nest monitoring including visual observations of activity, keeping accurate records of observation, compiling data, and writing a report of observations. Perform other wildlife management activities including conducting prairie dog population counts, fixing and installing prairie dog barriers, mapping prairie dog colonies utilizing GPS units and GIS software, removing fencing that obstructs wildlife corridors, and installing wildlife friendly fencing. Perform noxious and other invasive weed control utilizing integrated pest management methods including mapping utilizing GPS units and GIS software, monitoring, mowing, clipping, and pulling.  Assist with developing education programs, presenting education programs, and developing interpretative signage and brochures. Assist with volunteer work events such as Pulling for Colorado and the United Way Day of Caring. Also assist with coordinating ongoing volunteer activities such as volunteer raptor nest monitors and weed pullers. Work with the Boulder County Youth Corps team at Button Rock Reservoir conducting forest fire mitigation. Job shadow various other City staff members which may include Union Reservoir Rangers, Button Rock Rangers, Parks Grounds Maintenance Technicians, Forestry Technicians, Land Program Administrator, Natural Resources Manager, and others as appropriate.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work is generally performed in a standard office environment. Frequent use of technical office equipment including personal computer, document preparation equipment, telephone, and fax machines. Office work portions of the position may involve the ability to move 15-20 pounds, mobility through diverse work environments, and frequent exposure to stress associated with varied, complex tasks. Exposure to frequent interruptions. Portions of the job may also include working outside under varying and extreme weather conditions with exposure to noise, sun, fumes, dust, pollen, gases and oils, solvents and chemicals. Work may require considerable physical effort including lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, bending, stooping, kneeling, climbing, pulling, pushing, walking, and standing for extended periods of time. Coordination of eyes, hands, legs, and body is needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: Two years of college level coursework in Parks, Natural Resources, Protected Areas Management, Land Management or related field and possession of a valid Colorado Driver's License. A Bachelor’s Degree in Parks, Natural Resources, Protected Areas Management, Land Management or related field is preferred. Selection process will include interviews, background check, and pre-employment substance screen.

DEADLINE: CITY APPLICATION is required. Position Open Until Filled.  All applications must be received by the Human Resources Dept., 350 Kimbark St, Longmont, CO 80501.  For more information please call (303) 651-8609.