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OSMRE/Environmental Steward Wildlife Conservation Internship

Job Type: volunteer position

Location: Colorado

Posting Date: 20 Jun 14

Closing Date: 19 Sep 14

OSMRE/Environmental Stewards – Wildlife Conservation Support
Length: 1 year position
Location: Denver, CO
Living Allowance: $300 a week, health insurance provided if desired
AmeriCorps Award: Environmental Stewards are eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of the education award is $5,550.
Ages: 18 - 25
Start Date: 8/4/2014
Specific training: In-person training for all trainees, hands-on work experience
Application Due Date: Applications taken through - 7/11/2014

Project Description:
Conservation Legacy (CL) has a variety of Environmental Stewardship individual placement programs throughout the country. These programs engage and place individuals into positions with federal, state and local management agencies and environmentally focused non-profits. Stewards complete one or more projects focused on natural resource management, inventory, assessment, restoration, and/or protection. Stewards are responsible for their own housing unless otherwise indicated by a specific project partner.

Wildlife Conservation Support
Addressing migratory bird conservation and wildlife habitat concerns are an important part of the Environmental Stewardship goals of OSMRE and of concern to the American public. The AmeriCorps Member will assist in the review of mining permit applications, including but not limited to wildlife habitat restoration plans and migratory bird conservation measures. Member will also assist in reviewing environmental compliance information, summarizing environmental monitoring data presented in annual reclamation reports, and developing formats that present this data in a way that can be easily accessed and understood by the public. The development of this information will enable OSMRE to better provide the American public with accurate information and will later be used in the evaluation of reclamation liability bond release applications submitted by the mine permittees.

Denver, CO

General Qualifications
• BS in Wildlife and/or Plant Ecology, Environmental Biology, Rangeland Ecology, or related area of study
• Commitment – Stewards must make a strong commitment to complete all aspects of the program including environmental service projects, professional development, education training and other community activities that may arise.
• Safety -You will be expected to take a serious attitude toward safety all day and every day. Additional safety training will be necessary to allow visits to active mine sites.
• Substance Free – In accordance to a drug free workplace, alcohol, tobacco and drugs are prohibited while participating in any CL or CL partner activities.
• Fitness – Stewards may be expected to complete projects that involve extensive hiking on often difficult terrain.
• Citizenship – Stewards must be a United States Citizen or Permanent Resident
• Criminal History – Stewards must pass a criminal history check as prescribed by the Serve America Act. Projects rarely involve providing education or other human services to the public and are designed not to have recurring access to vulnerable populations, but if they do additional criminal history checks may be necessary.

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