Homer Soil and Water Conservation District


Current Employment Opportunities


Homer Soil and Water Conservation District is recruiting a student intern as a Range Technician.  This position will provide an undergraduate student Alaskan rangeland conservation experience. Learning opportunities include comprehensive monitoring of range resources including assessments of utilization, apparent trend, and similarity index.  Intern will become familiar with ecological sites, rangeland ecology and management, and other areas of natural resource management. The intern will assist the NRCS Rangeland Specialist with a variety of projects, which may include rangeland grazing assessments, mapping (using GPS/GIS), monitoring, photo point establishment, and invasive plant management.  

Requirements include current enrollment at an accredited college or university, preferably majoring in rangeland ecology or a closely related study area. The successful completion of two years (90 quarter or 60 semester hours) of study above high school that includes 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as botany or plant identification, ecology, range management or conservation, wildlife management, soil science, natural resources sciences, rangeland ecology, or closely related study area.

Successful applicant must be able to hike steep and rocky terrain in cold, windy, rainy, or foggy conditions for hours at a time, squat/kneel for extended periods of time, have plant identification skills, and be proficient with Microsoft programs.  Experience utilizing computer programs to enter and analyze data and with ArcGIS software desired but not required. Some travel to remote locations will be required.  Applicants must be willing to work in inclement weather and hike for 8+ hours daily with a positive attitude.  

Start date will be May 27, 2014.  Rate of pay $13.18/hour.  This position will run 10 -12 weeks.  Employer of record is the Alaska Association of Conservation Districts, a 501(c).

Closing Date: May 2, 2014

Please email cover letter, resume, and college transcripts to info@homerswcd.org.  Please put Range Technician in the subject line.  Alternatively mail to Homer SWCD, 4014 Lake St Ste.201A, Homer, AK 99603.









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