Idaho Falls, ID
Job Title: Planned conversion to: Hydrologist, Botanist, Soil Scientist
Location: Idaho Falls, ID
Overview: The Caribou-Targhee National Forest/Curlew National Grassland (CT-CNG) is seeking six Pathways Student Trainee Interns; 2 Soil Scientists; 2 Hydrologists; and 2 Botanists at the GS-3 or 4 pay scale depending on how far along candidates are in their pursuit of a bachelor’s or higher degree with course work meeting the Soil Science (0470), Hydrologist (1315), or Botanist (0430) series requirements. Upon completion of the Pathways program requirements and graduation from college with a degree satisfying the course requirements, the individuals would likely be placed as permanent full-time with the US Forest Service. Locations will be determined at that time as needs present themselves but will most likely be in FS Region 4 (southern ID, UT, NV, western WY).
These positions will be located out of the CT–CNG Supervisor’s Office in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Students would be mentored by professional Soil Scientists, Hydrologists and Botanists with extensive opportunities to work with other specialists, such as Fish Biologists, Engineers, Range Specialists and Foresters. Exposure to Forest Service policy, management objectives, monitoring, promotion of respect & inclusivity, commitment to safety, etc. will also be provided. The intent of these positions is to provide opportunities for individuals that will move on to another National Forest and be a functional Forest Service employee in one of these positions.
Work duties would primarily include extensive hiking in rough terrain conducting soil, water or plant surveys and inventory. Work will often include carrying a backpack & shovel, operating 4wd vehicles and ATVs and working in inclement weather or conditions. Students would be expected to perform data collection and data entry. Skills and abilities need to include being reliable, able to manage data and a good communicator.
The positions will likely require staying overnight in a Forest Service bunkhouse or camping out, different from the normal residence, up to 3 nights per week a few times throughout the summer. Work hours would primarily be from 0700 to 1730, Monday thru Thursday, but depending on the location and work duties some workdays will start earlier and/or end later to include working Fridays occasionally.
Application Dates: February 18-28
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