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In partnership with the El Dorado National Forest of the U.S. Forest Service, MobilizeGreen seeks a 26 week Assistant Resource Officer Resource Assistant (RA) Intern to support the Forest's Recreation and Special Uses Programs. The RA will have the opportunity to work on a variety of assignments related to the monitoring, assessment, planning, and maintenance aspects of recreation management. This internship is intended for an enthusiastic young professional with an interest in conservation, natural resource management, wilderness management, and recreation management. The RA will work in a fast-paced, complex recreation program with a focus on special uses. We are committed to creating a diverse conservation workforce and diverse applicants with relevant education or experience are encouraged to apply.
Location: San Fernando, CA
$500 per week living allowance (stipend)
Housing stipend of $1000 per month
Hands on learning and job training experience
Site travel stipend eligible
2-year direct hiring certificate with the Forest Service (with successful completion and 960 hours completion)
Health insurance eligible
Mentorship for career and professional development
Duties and Responsibilities:
Evaluates recreation/non-recreation special use needs in planning, organizing, advising on, and administering recreation and non-recreation special use activities and programs which promote the physical, creative, social, and environmental development of participants. Conducts surveys and evaluates existing permitted special use recreation and/or non-recreation facilities and their present use and demand.
Prepares special use permits and reviews operating plans for recreation/non-recreation special uses, applying knowledge of laws, rules, regulations and policies required to initiate action for permit renewals and reissuance. Monitors and reviews applications and proposed amendments for compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations, existing laws, regulations, procedures, and fee computations. Prepares all correspondence to permittees, including delinquency and termination notices. Prepares letters in response to inquiries concerning special uses and related policies.
Inspects permitted special uses for compliance with terms of the use permit. Confers with permittees or operators and attempts to gain compliance. Recommends appropriate enforcement action on routine permit violations, prepares technical background reports which include the nature and extent of non-compliance; feasibility of alternative action or solution; and time schedule for taking corrective action.
Calculates fees and issues billing related to special use permits. Works with auditors to correct identified fee discrepancies. Works with appraisers to update fees and prepare associated paperwork. Reviews insurance policies for mandatory requirements, ensures appropriate insurance coverage and Certificates of Insurance are current.
Establishes and maintains files relating to special use activities including: recreation residences, organization camps, resorts, concessions, rights-of-ways, power lines, pipelines, and communication sites. Responsible for compiling NEPA documents and implementing approved projects.
Evaluates recreation needs in planning, organizing, advising on, and administering recreation activities and programs which promote the physical, creative, social, and environmental development of participants. Conducts surveys and studies of existing dispersed and developed recreation facilities and their present use and demand.
Provides detailed information about recreation opportunities to Forest visitors and explains the Forest Service rules and regulations. Provides information on resource management practices, regulations and current conditions.
Experience and Qualifications:
Natural Resource related degree preferred but not required.
2-3 years work experience required.
Ability to communicate well in writing and verbally.
Ability to work both independently and with others collaboratively on projects.
Deep interest in environment/natural resource management and the US Forest Service.
Work Environment: The majority of work will be performed in an office. There will be some time in the field. Field work hazards include risk of injury from falls, strains, striking against brush and over hanging branches. Work includes occasional exposure to inclement weather such as rain, cold and heat.
Cover letter explaining your interest in the position and why you would be a good match
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