If you are a US military veteran interested in a career in natural resources or public lands management, VetsWork has this new exciting job opportunity. VetsWork is a career development program for transitioning veterans. We place veterans in 11-month internships with public lands/natural resource agencies. We support your transition from your military career to the civilian job market. Here is just one example of the amazing opportunities that our partners have for you. This position within the National Parks system starts in January, 2014. Take a look!
The Oregon Caves National Monument seeks an enthusiastic intern. A veteran dedicated to sharing the fascinating earth science story of the cave and surrounding Siskiyou Mountains with the public. The duties of the intern will be defined by the Chief of Interpretation. S/he will collaborate with and report to the operations supervisor. In addition, the intern will work as a multimedia specialist to develop educational posters and other media about White Nose Syndrome. (click here for information about White Nose Syndrome) The intern will also lead cave tours on a regular basis. Additional duties include working with the Oregon Caves Chateau to create a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder recreational therapy program for military veterans and their families.
Here are some of the activities the job includes:
1. Recruitment of volunteers
2. Train all staff and volunteers about White Nose Station operations
3. Schedule the staff on a week by week and basis
4. Coordinate Whitenose station operations on a daily basis.
5. Lead Cave tours for up to 90 minutes up and down 500 steps.
The Oregon Caves National Monument lies within the Illinois River Valley in the Siskiyou Mountains of Southwestern Oregon. They describe their corner of Oregon this way:
The average temperature in January is 33F and in July 90F. Rainfall amounts to about 61 inches a year. The sun shines 196 days and it rains 108 days on average. The Illinois Valley is frequently referred to as the “banana belt” of Oregon. It is fast becoming a favorite year-round vacation land. Here you can enjoy the spectacular beauty of the many rivers, streams, and public forest lands. Enjoy hiking, backpacking, fishing and hunting. This picturesque valley lies halfway between Grants Pass and Crescent City, making it a pleasant hour drive to the famous Rogue River or the rugged Oregon Coast. The central location makes it an ideal place to live and a naturally peaceful place to visit.
When you combine this fascinating internship with a natural wonder like the Illinois River Valley, you have something special. Let this be more than just a job or an internship. Let us support you in making this the first step to your new career in the natural resources field. The Mt. Adams Institute and VetsWork, together with AmeriCorps have developed this program to ensure you have the support, services and experience you need to make a fluid transition from the military to the civilian work force. Log on to our website at www.mtadamsinstitute.com/jobs and click on the Oregon Caves National Monument link to learn more about the requirements, benefits and application process. We want to be a part of supporting your success.