Special Uses Resource Assistant Pagosa Ranger District Job Hispanic Access Foundation Springs

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Hispanic Access Foundation Careers 2020 - Hispanic Access Foundation invite a new worker to apply Special Uses Resource Assistant Pagosa Ranger District that will be placed in Pagosa Springs.

Hispanic Access Foundation Job Vacancies 2020

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Position: Special Uses Resource Assistant (RA) Duration: 6 Month Fellowship (26 weeks): Starting Sept 2020 - March 2021 (dates are dependent upon the start date) Location: San Juan National Forest, Pagosa Ranger District: 180 Pagosa Street, Pagosa Springs, Colorado Fellowship Description: This position would be responsible for assisting in the administration of the lands and recreation special uses program on the Pagosa Ranger District. This would include receiving and processing special use applications, working with applicants to refine their request, working with specialists to complete any National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) planning, processing bills, issuing permits, and conducting inspections. This would include a wide variety of lands and recreation special uses including utilities, communication sites, infrastructure, recreation residences, and outfitter-guides. Experience in visitor information services and office administration will also be provided. The position would represent the U.S. Forest Service in contacts with the public. The RA will have the opportunity to collaborate with FS staff and to travel to various project sites in the course of their work. A valid driver’s license is required for this position because there is limited public transportation, and the RA will travel to project sites across the San Juan National Forest. Fellows will work and communicate with a HAF Program Manager during their fellowship. Fellows will be expected to participate in scheduled conference calls, webinars, and meetings conducted throughout their term. Fellows will capture photos and/or videos for reporting purposes and submit 3 blog posts highlighting their experience and development. The Ideal Candidate:
  • Is interested in and has the ability to learn
  • Has the ability to communicate orally and in writing objectively and non-judgmentally with a diversity of internal and external customers
  • Provides suggestions for improved customer service and solutions to problems
  • Has a strong work ethic and ability to work independently
  • Proficient using computers and technology, ability to learn computer programs
  • Is comfortable working outside, in all weather conditions
  • Background or education in natural resources or environmental studies is beneficial.
  • Ability to interact with the public.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ages 17 and up
  • Available to work full-time (40 hours per week) for 26 weeks/6 months
    • Starting September 21, 2020
  • Driver’s license required
    • RA will be required to drive a government vehicle
  • Open to all undergraduate or graduate degrees, preference for natural resources or environmental studies degrees
    • Minimum: completed 2 years at accredited university or earned an Associate’s degree or higher
  • Environmental Studies or Natural Resource degree preferred, but open to a variety of Bachelors or Masters degrees and recent grads with strong writing skills
  • US citizenship or permanent residency. Interns must undergo a government background check if selected.
  • Participation in US Forest Service Orientation Training online
Stipend + Benefits:
  • $500 weekly pay stipend based on a 40-hour workweek*
  • Free government housing or monthly housing stipend available
  • $100 monthly commuting stipend
  • Option for health insurance coverage during full term
  • Up to $5,000 available for Forest Service work travel, orientation, trainings, professional development opportunities that align with RA role and goals
  • Direct Hire Authority Eligibility – after completing minimum of 960 hours, DHA status provides special non-competitive hiring status when applying for Forest Service positions.
  • This is a 1099 position. Persons paid on a 1099 basis are independent contractors and are self-employed. Independent contractors are required to pay all self-employment taxes (Social Security & Medicare) as well as income tax. Independent contractors generally do not receive any type of employment benefits from the client. For more information please refer to www.irs.gov or talk with a tax professional.
Application: HAF is managing the recruitment for these positions. All applications should be submitted through HAF’s MANO Project application page. A resume and two references will be required for submission. Your application or resume should include professional and educational experience, along with any awards, technical skills or volunteer activities. Application questions or issues may be directed to Marlene Manzo at [email protected] or Michelle Neuenschwander at [email protected] Applications for this position are due on Tuesday, July 6, 2020 at 11:59pm EST. Phone interviews and final decisions will be made by August. About Us: The US Forest Service mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. To advance our mission, we balance the short and long-term needs of people and nature by—
  • Working in collaboration with communities and our partners;
  • Providing access to resources and experiences that promote economic, ecological, and social vitality; and
  • Connecting people to the land and one another.
  • Delivering world-class science, technology and land management.
Our agency’s values reflect the proud heritage of the Forest Service, expressed in the language of today’s workforce. As employees of the Forest Service, we believe in—
  • Service. To each other. To the American people. To the planet.
  • Interdependence. Of all things. People and nature. Communities and colleagues. The past, present, and future.
  • Conservation. Protection when necessary. Preservation when appropriate. Restoration, when needed, and wise management for multiple use and enjoyment always.
  • Diversity. People and cultures. Perspectives and ideas. Experiences and ecosystems.
  • Safety. In every way: physical, psychological, and social.
US Forest Service Mission: To sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. Hispanic Access Foundation Mission: Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization that connects Latinos to partners and opportunities improving lives and creating an equitable society. HAF’s vision is that all Hispanics throughout the U.S. enjoy good physical health, a healthy natural environment, a quality education, economic success and civic engagement in their communities with the sum improving the future of America.

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  • Only qualified candidates that meet with the above requirements would be processed in this recruitment.
  • Only short-listed candidates will receive responses.

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