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Crew Member-Aquatic Monitoring (AIM) Posted Jan 04
Southwest Conservation Corps , Las Cruces, NM
DeadlineMar 01, 2019
Job TypeSeasonal / temporary

Crew Member’s Responsibilities

Assists and collaborates with the crew lead when planning fieldwork and managing equipment for the team. Interested in learning from the crew lead and BLM project lead throughout the field season. The crew member should be passionate about monitoring aquatic resources, sound science principles and be an advocate for the AIM program in the field office.

Public Land Corps (All Leads recieve at the end of their term):

The Public Land Corps (PLC) program provides the opportunity for young people between the ages of 16 and 30 (civilian) or 35 (veteran) years to work on conservation projects on public lands. Participants must successfully complete 640 hours that include at least 120 hours on federal lands through the PLC. PLC members are not federal government employees, but those who successfully complete the PLC requirements are then eligible to use, for two years, a noncompetitive hiring status for consideration when applying to competitive service positions.

Program Overview:

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the National Aquatic Monitoring Center have developed the National Aquatic Monitoring Framework to fulfill the aquatic Assessment, Inventory, Monitoring (AIM) initiative. The National Aquatic Monitoring Framework (NAMF) uses the most common indicators within the land health standards (and to functioning stream systems). The NAMF promotes integrated data collection throughout the BLM by providing guidance for selection of sample reaches, electronic data capture and storage, tools for consistent data analysis and interpretation to inform management questions. The NAMF is a standardized approach for how the BLM can meet multiple monitoring requirements in a consistent, quantitative and credible manner.

Leads and technicians will work together to sample streams and rivers on BLM land using the National Aquatic Monitoring Framework. Collecting water quality data, stream habitat data, and benthic macroinvertebrate samples, entering all appropriate data directly into SARAH (Stream and Rivers Assessment Hub), a tablet based data-recording database, while on site. All data will be georeferenced using a GPS unit and stored in an ArcGIS geodatabase. Work will be completed in remote areas on BLM lands. Crews will be required to drive to several different areas of the sample area throughout a four- to eight-day work week (“hitch”), camp overnight, hike several miles a day, and return to the office for equipment and data management. The crew may also have the opportunity to assist with other public land management projects involving fisheries, wildlife, range, forestry and others.

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