For Release: Jan. 31, 2008
Contact: Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332
BLM Announces Openings for Summer ‘Weed Warrior’ Jobs
The Bureau of Land Management is recruiting “weed warriors,” seasonal employees who will work this summer to combat the spread of invasive and noxious weeds on public land in northeast California and far northwest Nevada.
The BLM’s Alturas and Eagle Lake (Susanville) field offices plan to fill six positions for a season that begins in mid May and runs for up to six months. The agency expects to fill four jobs in Susanville and two each in Alturas.
“This is a great opportunity for a summer job that pays well and gives workers a real chance to make a difference in the health of our public lands,” said Dayne Barron, manager of the BLM’s Eagle Lake Field Office. “Seasonal jobs are also a good first step toward a career in natural resource management.”
Applications must be filed via the internet by Sunday, March 2.
Job descriptions and application information are available at www.usajobs.gov. Jobs are listed under the title Range Aid/Technician (Weeds), under the announcement number NHRMC-2008-0016.
Weed warriors work in rugged back country locations to locate, map and apply treatments to weeds that threaten wildlife habitat and productivity of the land. Crews work four 10-hour days per week. Workers must be able to operate manual-transmission four-wheel-drive pickup trucks. They should have strong communication and map reading skills. Experience with global positioning systems equipment is helpful. Because work is performed in hot weather and in rugged terrain, crew members must be in good physical condition.
For more information contact Mike Dolan in the Alturas Field Office, or Josh Gibbs in the Eagle Lake Field Office, (530) 252-5318
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