(DHA CA) Natural Resource and Outdoor Rec. Planner (BLM, CA State Office)

The Great Basin Institute

Sacramento, California

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $20/h
Deadline May 27, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Great Basin Institute/BLM California State Office

The Great Basin Institute, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, is hiring 1 Natural Resource and Outdoor Rec. Planner position under the BLM’s Direct Hire Authority Program (DHA)* with the California State Office in Sacramento, CA. Successful completion of 11-week term will result in the applicant being eligible for the DHA-RAI Certificate of Completion, program participants that meet Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for a BLM mission-critical/hard-to-fill occupation may be directly appointed without competition to a full time, permanent position vacancy.

This intern will have the chance to work with many program leads across the BLM California State Office. They will work directly with Kirstin Heins, BLM California National Conservation Lands Lead and Sendi Kalcic, Wilderness, Wild and Scenic Rivers, and Visual Resources Management Lead. Leigh Karp, Partnership, Youth, and Volunteer lead for BLM California will provide additional mentorship. This intern will support outreach, education, and coordination efforts in support of NLCS management. This includes the anniversary of many important designations where the intern could coordinate and support local events throughout California. This work is inherently interdisciplinary and the intern will gain a deep understanding of how different programs collaborate to support the BLM’s mission.

*The DHA program is intended for those currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, at an accredited college or university. Undergraduate is defined as an associate or bachelor's degree program. 

Contract Timeline:

• 11 week appointment beginning in June 2024, pending successful completion and passage of DOI Background Investigation
• June - August
• Full-time, 40-hrs wk


Sacramento, CA; California State BLM Office

Compensation and Benefits:

• Wage: $20/hr
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance available at no cost
• Housing is not provided but housing allowance may be available to non-local candidates (approval required)
• Relocation support may be provided to those who will need to relocate (approval required)

Job Qualifications:

• Must be currently enrolled or a recent graduate (<1 year from graduation) to be eligible for the DHA program; 
• Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism, Natural Resource Management, Biology, Sustainability, Public Affairs, Public Administration, Conflict Resolution, or related discipline, or a combination of relevant education and field experience;
• Basic understanding of public resource management;
• Enthusiasm about the position, with interest in and knowledge of botany and invasive species monitoring;
• High level of proficiency leading field work in dynamic field settings; 
• Excellent organizational skills;
• Experience with data entry and QA/QC procedures;
• Reliable, team-player with strong leadership and communication skills;
• Possession of a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license; and
• Successfully complete and pass a federal background check prior to starting position. 


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Category General / Stewardship , Outdoor Recreation
Tags Outreach , Environmental Planning