Job Type: Paid Internship
Salary Details: $600/week
Start Date: November 2023
Estimated End Date: 26-weeks after the start date
*a 26-week minimum commitment is required *
Location Details/Description: Anchorage, Alaska
The BLM Alaska State Office is located in Anchorage, Alaska. BLM Alaska manages over 70 million surface acres and 220 million subsurface acres (Federal mineral estate) in a state with a landmass equivalent to about one-fifth of the entire contiguous United States. BLM Alaska’s recreation program is diverse, home to six Wild and Scenic Rivers, Iditarod National Historic Trail, White Mountains National Recreation Area and 12 public use cabins, Steese National Conservation Area, hundreds of miles of trails, 16 campgrounds, over 20 public use cabins, and numerous wayside locations. For more information about the Bureau of Land Management Alaska State Office, please visit https://www.blm.gov/office/alaska-state-office.
American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, is seeking ONE Recreation and Outreach Development Member to contribute to BLM Alaska’s recreation and visitor services project alongside the Bureau of Land Management Staff. For more information about ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.
Position Overview: The ACE member will directly review and analyze content related to the BLM Alaska web-based recreation content, assist the BLM with compiling information for up to one business plan for recreation fee site management and modifications, and participate in the review of the Recreation Management Information System (RMIS). In addition, the ACE member will assist the BLM Alaska recreation program lead in the preparation, compilation, and organization of the Congressionally directed AK Long Trail feasibility study. This study will evaluate the proposal of the AK Long Trail as a unit to be possibly included into the National Trails System as a National Scenic Trail.
The ACE member will review and edit web pages, review new recreation fee site business plans, provide development assistance with new recreation brochures, perform RMIS data site review, and review GIS maps, help schedule meetings, and engage with multiple partners, other Federal and state agencies, and learn NEPA planning requirements. Opportunities to support local BLM recreation field work, including trail maintenance and construction, youth outreach and education, partnership development, and commercial recreation permitting experience may occur. This is not a remote position though there maybe opportunities to telework at times.
This individual placement is meant to facilitate professional development and promotes exposure to land management agencies and networking with professionals. This could include gaining experience in different conservation fields and shadowing different work groups.
Schedule: Monday through Friday, flexible schedule adjustable for the applicant between the hours of 7:00 am and 5:00 pm.
- Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~35 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $600/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly. The living allowance is a fixed rate determined by the Bureau of Land Management and ACE and is not flexible.
- Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a federal hiring authority upon completion of their term of service. PLC projects also include specific eligibility requirements such as age and citizenship. Please contact ACE staff with questions about eligibility, or view general information online https://www.usaconservation.org/epic/#eligibility-requirements.
- Housing: Housing is the responsibility of the member and not provided by ACE or the Bureau of Land Management.
- Housing Assistance: ACE Members will be eligible for reimbursable housing assistance up to $365 per week. The ACE Member will only be reimbursed for approved and demonstrated housing expenses.
- Provided Training/Orientation: ACE members will receive position specific training and an orientation outlining ACE policies and procedures, clear guidance on prohibited activities, and networks for support. Specific training may include standard BLM trainings and DOI Talent courses (time permitting).
- Members must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident, as required by U.S. government contracts
- Willing and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.
- Ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group.
- A current and valid form of ID (will be required to provide copies of ID’s upon hiring)
- Willing to undergo and must pass the required two-part criminal history check.
- Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
- ACE Members will need to complete bi-weekly timesheets, beginning of term feedback forms, end of term evaluations and for longer terms, a mid-term evaluation.
- Member may not participate in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.
- To learn more about eligibility requirements, please visit our website https://www.usaconservation.org/epic/#eligibility-requirements.
- Ability to pass a Federal background investigation
- Competitive applicants for this position can hold or be pursuing a bachelor’s degree and/or have relevant experience in subject areas such as technical writing, working in diverse team environments, and natural resource management.
- Applicant should be able to utilize all Microsoft Office products, including Word and Excel.
- Knowledge of general recreation and public land management.
- Ability and willingness to collaborate with a variety of specialists, organize and verify program data, and provide status updates on project timelines.
Please submit your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and experience, and contact information for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/. Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact Recruitment & Division Support Coordinator, Anna-Louise Calliham at email@example.com.