Texas A&M Forest Service
Mitigation & Prevention Department
Proposed Minimum Salary
This position will close on March 1, 2020 at 8:00 AM. This internship will be a ten week position, tentatively from June 1, 2021 – August 10, 2021.
The Student Intern position will be based in Decatur, Texas and will be engaged in supporting the Mitigation and Prevention Department’s CWPP program. They will provide field and office support, assist with reviewing and updating multiple documents, assist in the creation of new documents and utilize technology to update and obtain data.
-Engaged in supporting the Mitigation and Prevention Department’s Community Wildfire Protection Planning (CWPP) programs. Assists in the review and update of multiple user guides as well as the creation of renewal guides. Helps to evaluate and prioritize existing CWPPs, complete on-the-ground assessments and develops updated draft plans.
-Assists in the creation of a CWPP training webinar for future use.
-Update and clean geodatabase.
-Utilize technology (ArcGIS) to update and obtain data
-Other duties as assigned.
Working Conditions: 50% office work, 50% field work/traveling. Typical hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. However, there may be early starts and late evenings for meetings or occasional travel. This is a mixed office type environment with field work and occasional travel. May require exposure to weather, operating and lifting equipment during field work, walking, standing, twisting and bending for extended periods of time and lifting heavy objects.
Education and Experience:
Required Education: At the time of the application, student must be enrolled at an accredited college/university with at least 30 hours towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, Range Science, Natural Resource Management or closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a GPA over 3.0 and having taken coursework in ArcGIS.
Preferred Education: At the time of the application, student must be enrolled at an accredited college/university with at least 80 hours towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, Range Science, Natural Resource Management or closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a GPA over 3.0 and having taken coursework in ArcGIS and Natural Resource Management.
Required Experience: Three months working experience in any field.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Preferred Knowledge: Working knowledge of ArcGIS, data bases, fuel mitigation practices, CWPPs and wildland fire service terminology.
Required Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills working with a variety of people.
Required Abilities: Operate ArcGIS applications and technology used in the Texas A&M Forest Service. Work independently and be self-directed. Develop and maintain relationships with various cooperators and stakeholders. Ability to learn the risk assessment process, criteria for a CWPP and building a sustainable mitigation program. Multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Registrations, Certifications and Licenses:
Required: Valid Texas Drivers license.
Resume references and current transcript are REQUIRED to be uploaded to application. Certifications are preferred to be uploaded to the application. Documents/certifications can be uploaded in the "My Experience" page in the "Resume/CV section. More than one document can be uploaded; just click the "Upload" button for each document. Documents can only be loaded at this time and cannot be uploaded once the application is submitted. If there are any issues uploading documents, please contact 979-458-6690. Please check your spam folder in case more information is sent in regards to this position.
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Fulfilling the service component of a land-grant university system, Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) is a proud member of The Texas A&M University System. Celebrating 100 years of service, this state agency was created in 1915 by the 34th Texas Legislature.Each state in the nation has a state forestry agency, but Texas was the first to establish its state forestry agency as part of a land-grant college.TFS is recognized as the leader in defining forestry for the future of Texas and the nation. Applied programs include forest and tree development; wildfire prevention, mitigation, and protection; urban and community forestry; and a host of innovative forest sustainability programs. TFS works to ensure the state’s forests, trees, and related natural resources are conserved and continue to provide a sustainable flow of environmental and economic benefits.
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Benefits – Besides getting to work for a highly-acclaimed state forestry agency with top-notch staff, there are many tangible benefits that go along with working with TFS. Exceptional health insurance is a huge economic benefit for employees. In addition to medical and life insurance, there are also options of dental, vision, long-term disability, and more. Paid vacation and sick leave and strong retirement plans round out a great benefit package.
Texas A&M Forest Service is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.
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