Local Only Opportunities throughout CA, HI, & Southwest Region

While SCA offers opportunities all over the US, we also have opportunities in your backyard. So if you are looking to serve with SCA, but wishing to be able to stay near or in your home town, we have opportunities for which we only accept local candidates. Check out a few of these local only opportunities highlighted for you below:

 

ARIZONA

 GIS Database Intern- Tonto National Forest, Mesa Ranger District

Local Candidates Only – 2 Openings to be filled/ Terms as long as 26 wks
The GIS-Database Intern will  be responsible for the transfer of written and electronic timber related information into FS corporate databases. Attention to detail is a must for successful completion of this task. Knowledge of timber management terms and practices is recommended.

The intern will also develop corporate GIS layers using database information. Communication with FS GIS staff will be necessary to develop consistency with corporate layers. Basic GIS skills will be required.

One intern will work at the Payson Ranger District office  and the other intern will work at the Mesa Ranger District office.

Benefits:Living Allowance                       AmeriCorps Award up to $5000 (funds for college)                    Networking opportunities                        Commuting Allowance

 

Dates   Oct 1, 2012- April 1, 2013; 2 week flexibility with start and end dates

How to Apply- visit the following link: http://mysca.force.com/member/MemberPositionsScout and in the search field select  PO-00183064

 

 

Volunteer Program Assistant- Tonto National Forest, Mesa Ranger District

Local Candidates Only – 2 Openings to be filled/ Terms as long as 52 wks to as short as 39 wks

Position Description-

The SCA Internship Volunteer Program Assistant position duty station is the Tonto National Forest, Mesa Ranger District.   The Mesa Ranger District bounds a growing urban area of more than 4 million people and is responsible for managing 444,000 acres of natural resources in one of the busiest recreation Districts in the Forest Service.  Although the SCA intern position workload will be focused on the Mesa Ranger District Volunteer Program the intern may also support program activities on bounding districts including the Globe, Tonto Basin, Cave Creek, and Payson Ranger Districts.  Housing is not available.  Candidate must reside in the Phoenix Metropolitan or surrounding local area.
 
The volunteer program is important to the Tonto National Forest as it provides a workforce for completing resource management projects.  The program is in the development stages on all Tonto National Forest ranger districts.  Like most agencies of government, the U.S. Forest Service is operating at significantly reduced staffing levels.  The challenge is to create a program that is more self-sustaining through partnerships, volunteer leadership development, and/or other program measures.  The volunteer program currently includes trail maintenance, wilderness stewards, trash clean-ups, invasive weeds, boy scout projects, eagle scout revegetation projects, conservation education, off-highway vehicle education, facility maintenance, adopt-a-road, and other program areas. 

Required Skills- The Mesa Ranger District Volunteer Program Assistant position requires a high degree of management aptitude and should possess the following skills:

  • The ability to work well with people and foster good working relations
  • The ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally
  • Excellent computer/typing skills
  • The ability to prepare and present effective public presentations
  • Good management skills, including planning, organizing, staffing, and leading
  • The ability to efficiently coordinate many different people and work events at the same time
  • Ability to assess people and identify leaders
  • Ability to provide transportation to and from the Mesa Ranger District office.
  • Must have flexible schedule to attend volunteer meetings and events. Saturday is a required work day.
  • The Forest prefers an intern that currently resides in Arizona and has knowledge of the Sonoran desert.

Training Opportunities-Forest Service offered training. First Aid, Defensive Driving, Radio Communication, Orientation Ethics, Safety Training Required

Training will focus on enhancing leadership, organization, and coordination skills; resource management; education; U.S. Forest Service history; and experience for interns interested in pursuing future employment opportunities in resource management

Other Benefits- Living Allowance               AmeriCorps Award up to $5000 (funds for college)                    Networking opportunities

Dates   Oct 1, 2012- Sept 9, 2013; 2 week flexibility with start and end dates

 

How to Apply- visit the following link: http://mysca.force.com/member/MemberPositionsScout and in the search field select PO-00180068 and PO- 00181097

 

 

NEW MEXICO

Partnership Development Internship- Alburquerque, NM

USFS Southwestern Region 1 Opening/ Term last for 30 wks

Position Description-

The position will work to promote and support important partnership efforts in New Mexico with the Forest Service and other government and nongovernment organizations (NGOs).    The primary NGO organization this intern will be supporting will be the New Mexico Outdoors Coalition, and the New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors.  One key task will be the support of a major meeting in December to promote partnerships and collaboration between government agencies and NGOs and all aspects of the out-of-doors.  The supervision of this intern will be carried out by the Regional Partnership and Volunteer Coordinator and the Co-Chairs of the New Mexico Outdoors Coalition which includes the Forest Service Director of Recreation, Wilderness and Heritage. 

Tasks include; communication, outreach, meeting management, event planning, public speaking, helping draft Memorandums of Understanding, coordination, and web based social media management. 

Key skills include, strong communication ability both written and oral, organizational ability and social skills. Knowledge of natural resource issues and outdoor recreation is also desired.  A basic ability to communicate in Spanish, while not necessary, is desired.  Some driving may be needed in this position.  Most work will take place in an office environment.  The duty station is located near downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 Training Opportunities-Forest Service offered training. First Aid, Defensive Driving, Radio Communication, Orientation Ethics, Safety Training Required

Training will focus on enhancing leadership, organization, and coordination skills; resource management; education; U.S. Forest Service history; and experience for interns interested in pursuing future employment opportunities in resource management

Other Benefits- Living Allowance                     Networking opportunities

Dates   Aug 27, 2012- March 25, 2013; 3- 4 week flexibility with start and end dates

How to Apply- visit the following link: http://mysca.force.com/member/MemberPositionsScout and in the search field select PO-00186043

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