American Conservation Experience - EPIC & CORPS
  • Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District
  • Keeler, CA, USA
  • Internship
  • EPIC

Summary:American Conservation Experience (ACE), a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (GBUAPCD), is seeking a Program Coordinator Intern for 52 weeks, or a possible 44-week term, to assist with the Keeler Dunes Dust Control Project.

This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic professionals with a background in environmental science, biology, ecology, or a closely related field, with a deep interest in jointly advancing their career goals and the restoration and mitigation of land associated with fugitive dust emissions.

Start Date:  July 1, 2019

End Date:  May-June 2020

Location: Keeler, California

The Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District is a California regional government agency that works to protect the people and the environment of Alpine, Mono and Inyo Counties from the harmful effects of air pollution.

Inyo, Mono and Alpine Counties joined together in 1974 in a joint powers agreement to form the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District, which covers the Great Basin Valleys - Air Basin in California.

GBUAPCD's purpose is to enforce federal, state and local air quality regulations and to ensure that the federal and state air quality standards are met in the District. These standards are set to protect the health of sensitive individuals by restricting how much pollution is allowed in the air.

To meet these standards GBUAPCD enforces those federal laws delegated to it, state laws on stationary sources of pollution, and pass and enforce its own regulations as they become necessary.

For more information on the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District, please visit:

https://www.gbuapcd.org/

You can also visit www.usaconservation.orgfor more information about ACE and the EPIC program.

Compensation:$480 to $600 per week living allowance (Stipend), depending on experience, to cover housing, food, and incidentals. Typical workweek will be 8-10 hours/day, 4-5 days/week. Housing is not provided.

Not Provided: Housing is not provided. Intern will be responsible for obtaining their own housing.

Position Description:

GBUAPCD is conducting a dust control project in the Keeler Dunes designed to re-establish a stable vegetated dune community in an area that directly impacts the air quality in the nearby community of Keeler. The internship position would primarily involve work for the Keeler Dunes Dust Control Project including assistance with field oversight of ACE crews during seasonal work events, general maintenance and operational work in the project, operation and data collection of sand motion and wind monitoring sites, and plant monitoring. Other duties may include working with GBUAPCD staff on monitoring sites and activities related to the Owens Lake Dust Control Mitigation Project being implemented on the bed of Owens Lake. GBUAPCD is looking for a motivated, enthusiastic person that can perform a wide variety of work tasks and is capable of learning quickly and problem solving in the field.

Training:Training will be provided on skills needed to perform expected work tasks. Training will also be provided on the operation and maintenance of scientific instruments at GBUAPCD-operated air, meteorological, and sand motion monitoring sites.

Qualifications:Applicants should have a bachelor's or Master's degree in environmental science, biology, ecology, or related fieldORdemonstrated experience to perform the required work duties. Resumes and cover letters must show detailed key project experiences.  

Required:

ACE Requirements

  • Ability and willingness to undergo a federal criminal background check is required
  • Must have a valid driver's license, clean driving record with ability to provide required documentation; (Driving record checks will be completed during on-boarding process. (Interns must be 21+ to drive ACE/Agency vehicles)
    • Ability to drive an [Agency or ACE] vehicle is required for this position. ACE will conduct a driving record check upon on-boarding and Intern must be cleared by ACE to drive.

GBUAPCD Requirements

  • Ability to work alone or in a small group with minimal supervision
  • Ability to organize and direct work crew in project activities
  • Self-motivation, enthusiasm and ability to work hard
  • Experience and/or ability to learn use of GPS unit
  • Database management and ArcGIS software experience
  • Experience in use of database, word processing and spreadsheet software
  • Experience with or the ability to learn operation and maintenance of scientific electronic instruments and equipment
  • Must be able and willing to work outdoors and be capable of lifting 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to take initiative, work independently, and participate in collaborative efforts
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with staff from GBUAPCD

 

Preferred Skills:

  • Problem solving/troubleshooting
  • Willingness to ask questions
  • Confident knowledge of limitations (both personal and situational) and when to ask for assistance
  • Ability to be flexible and juggle multiple tasks
  • Ability to learn new tasks quickly
  • Self-motivation and enthusiasm
  • Creativity

Selected candidates must be willing to represent ACE and the GBUAPCD in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.  ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.

**This position is subject to change/close at any time**

To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section, located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website here: https://usaconservationepic.applicantpool.com/jobs/

NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications are received. If you have any questions regarding this internship opportunity, please contact ACE EPIC Recruitment Specialist, Joshua Haussler at jhaussler@usaconservation.org.

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