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: Range Technician Noxious Weeds #32207

Outdoor Pathways

On-Campus

Details:

Category: On-Campus

Position Type: Internship

Open until Thu, April 1, 2021 expired

Work Hours: 40

Wage: 13.45

Location: Cedar City, UT

Description:

Schedule: Monday-Thursday 07:00-5:30

Dates: 06-01-2021 - 08-13-2021; Start and end dates are somewhat flexible.

Agency: United States Forest Service

Location: Fillmore, UT

Overview:

The renewable resources division of the field office is responsible for the administration of the range, wildlife and fisheries, soil, water and air, forestry, sensitive plants, and wild horse and burro programs. The diversity of resources and issues surrounding them provide many opportunities for interdisciplinary and inter-agency projects. Recent projects stretch across many disciplines, including the development of grazing management systems, fuel treatments, Range Improvement Projects, Emergency Stabilization, and Rehabilitation and invasive species control.

Position Responsibilities:

The focus will be directed primarily towards the eradication of noxious weeds throughout the Field Office (Summer 2021 – (June - August). The extensive experience will be gained in noxious weed identification, mapping and eradication. The following are included:

  • Noxious Weeds
  • Noxious Weed Identification
  • Noxious Weed Mapping (GPS Unit)
  • Noxious Weed Eradication (Chemical and Hand Tools)
  • Noxious Weed Chemical Calibration
  • Required to have a Pesticide Applicators License
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs (i.e. backpack sprayer).

Work Load

Field Work – 95% Office Work – 5%

Qualifications:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working in an outdoor setting
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite

Applicants who possess these skills and who are pursuing a degree in fields related to Range, Natural Resources, Agriculture or Wildlife Biology will be given the greatest consideration. ALL IIC INTERNSHIPS ARE REQUIRED TO BE TIED TO THE EARNING OF AN ACADEMIC CREDIT. Credits can be departmental internships, cooperative education, practicums, assignments, research, certificate program, etc.


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