Botany Support Specialist Intern

Botany Support Specialist Intern

Program: Botany Support Specialist Intern
Entity: Conservation Corps New Mexico
Location: New Mexico, US
Stipend: $580/week
Term: August 5, 2024 – February 14, 2025

“The Bureau of Land Management in partnership with Conservation Corps New Mexico seeks to fill a need for two Botany Specialist Interns out of the Carlsbad BLM Field Office. The successful applicants will provide support to the Botany Program including, but not limited to support field-going Botany crews, assist with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) actions, & monitor/manage for Special Status Plant Species (SSPS).”

-Assist CFO Botany Department with various aspects of the Botany Program on an as-needed basis.
-Assist CFO Botany Department with designing & implementing monitoring projects for Threatened & Endangered plant species.
-Provide SSPS identification training to project leads, interns, & third-party contractors.
-Provide support (logistics, plant ID, field support) to field-going Botany crews, including Seeds of Success (SOS), Assessment, Inventory, & Monitoring (AIM), & SSPS Survey crews.
-Work with project leads, third-party contractors, operators, & seasonal staff to identify & communicate need for SSPS surveys; among others.

-Per federal grant requirements, this internship is for young adults between the ages of 18-30 (35 for veterans), inclusive, at the time the individual begins term of service.
-Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree in biology, ecology, or a related field OR have equivalent experience in a related job field.
-Experience with plant identification & using technical keys.
-Minimum of one field season experience with preference given for Seeds of Success, Assessment, Inventory, & Monitoring and/or rare plant monitoring programs.
-Experience with ArcGIS Pro & various ESRI data collection applications (Survey123, Field Maps, Collector).
-Field navigation skills & experience using GPS software; among others.

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