Internship - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Stream Restoration Technician ( 2 positions available)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Internship Announcement

Closing Date: March 16, 2018

Position Title and Grade: Stream Restoration Technician [At least two positions available]

Salary: $13.50-$15.00/hr (dependent on qualifications, ranking factors, and experience)

Job Location: Pennsylvania Field Office, 110 Radnor Road, Suite 101, State College, Pa and the State of Pennsylvania

Job Description: The intern will serve as assistant to biologists, hydrologists, and engineers in the habitat restoration program. Duties to be performed may include: (1) assisting staff biologists, hydrologists, and engineers in performing stream surveys, data reduction, and stream assessments; (2) assist in constructing stream and habitat restoration projects that may include installation of in-stream structures, stream bank fencing, or wetland restoration; (3) working with CAD, geographic information systems, and Microsoft Office providing support for project planning and permitting; (4) responding to informational requests from private landowners, local, state, and federal representatives, conservation, agricultural, and other interests; as part of the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program.

Qualifications Required: The successful completion of at least the first year of a four-year course of study leading to a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited college or university with major study in agricultural/biological engineering, biological sciences, civil engineering, natural resource management or related disciplines; or work experience which provides relevant knowledge.

Ranking Factors: (1) Experience working around and knowledge of the operating capabilities of standard construction equipment; (2) Ability and willingness to perform manual labor associated with the construction of log structures in streams; (3) Ability to interact and communicate orally and in writing effectively with private landowners, co-workers, and other agency personnel; (3) Knowledge of topographic survey techniques (or willingness to learn) and CAD experience; (4) Ability to plan and organize work, and set priorities;

Special Considerations: (1) Interns will be expected to work in streams while wearing waders; (2) extensive overnight travel will be required for some projects; (3) the intern will be working with private landowners and will be expected to utilize tact and proper interpersonal skills as the situation requires; (4) the intern may be expected to perform extensive and strenuous physical activity in the course of field activities; (5) a valid driver's license will be required.

Area of Consideration: All applicants will be considered.

Send an up-to-date resume and cover letter to:
Dr. Larry Brannaka
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
110 Radnor Road, Suite 101
State College, PA 16801
Telephone 814-876-0055

Method of Evaluating and Ranking Candidates: Resumes will be evaluated starting on February 12, 2018. Qualifying candidates will be invited to schedule an interview at the USFWS office.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.