Range Technician Noxious Weeds
Southern Utah University
Cedar City, UT
Schedule: M-TH 7-5:30
Housing: No Housing Available
Dates: 05-01-2023 – 08-31-2023
Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Location: Kanab Field Office
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, and sensitive plant 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 developing grazing management systems, fuel treatments, Range Improvement Projects, Emergency Stabilization, and Rehabilitation and invasive species control.
Responsibilities:Internship positions are available for the 2023 summer field season. The focus will be directed primarily towards the eradication of noxious weeds throughout the Kanab Field Office. Extensive experience will be gained in noxious weed identification, mapping and eradication using the following vegetative management methods:
- Noxious Weeds (May 1st – August 31st)
- 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).
In addition to working with the noxious weed programs Interns will also gain experience and have opportunity to collect rangeland monitoring data used to inform managers of long term range trend across the Kanab Field Office Area.
Anticipated Work Load for this position = Field Work – 95% , Office Work – 5%.
- 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 most significant 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.