The Mt. Adams Institute is proud to continue our strong relationship with the US Forest service with our latest VetsWork job posting. The Natural Resource Intern with the Umatilla National Forest is a unique career development opportunity for military veterans seeking to shape their future career in public lands and natural resource management.
This position is located on the Umatilla National Forest in Pendleton, Oregon and the North Fork John Day Ranger District in Ukiah, Oregon. The intern will assist in three major program areas across the forest. The first is with the Conservation Education & Volunteer Program. You will assist in management of the Education & Volunteer program, coordinate with partners, and support grant writing and program development. The second focus will be with the Recreation division. Here you’ll be building sign boards, creating campsites, installing fire rings, picnic tables and fee tubes. Skills you’ll need and use daily include use of hand tools & power tools (e.g., sander, drill, table saw, and chainsaw). You will work with the OHV trail crews on maintenance & bridge building, removing logs from the trail (chainsaw or crosscut saw work), and drainage improvement (using a shovel and hoe/Pulaski to dig with). The final component of this position will be with Fisheries & Wildlife assisting with surveys of fish and other wildlife species and assistance with enforcement of hunting and other game regulations.
And what will you do with your down time after work…? Read what the city of Ukiah has to say about their astounding location and recreational opportunities:
Come visit a tiny town that time seems to have been forgotten, 50 miles from anywhere and surrounded by vast stretches of forest and rangeland in Eastern Oregon’s Blue Mountains.
Recreation in Ukiah means the great outdoors, with hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, picnicking, four-wheeling, rafting, bicycling, motorcycling, scenic drives, snowmobiling and horseback riding. Explore the canyons, play in the rivers and lakes, keep an eye out for elk and deer and maybe even spot a bear or a cougar.
Sound like a job opportunity too good to pass up? Log on to our website at www.mtadamsinstitute.com/jobs and click on the Natural Resource Intern link to learn more about the requirements, benefits and application process. Let the Mt. Adams Institute be a part of your job search. Let us support the transition from your military service to your new career. That’s what VetsWork is about; helping our returning service men and women find jobs that matter to them and to this country.