|Americorp Regulatory Mining Program|
|Employer ||Southwest Conservation Corps|
|Location ||throughout US, OT|
|Description ||Program Basics
The Office of Surface Mining (OSM), Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) and AmeriCorps have partnered to support State Regulatory Agencies (SRA) to complete projects focused on protecting society and the environment from the adverse effects of surface mining activity. SCC places 20 OSM/AmeriCorps members with participating State Regulatory Agencies to opportunities qualified members to receive training and experience in this field. The OSM/AmeriCorps Regulatory Mining AmeriCorps Program is intended to develop an approach to introducing recent college graduates to state surface coal mining regulatory work in a carefully-mentored environment over a full year of training while completing important projects focused on environmental stewardship. AmeriCorps is a national service organization, connecting thousands of Americans of all ages and backgrounds with the opportunity to serve their communities.
Trainee Tasking Examples
Mine Site Inspections Permit Reviews
GIS Mapping & Geodatabase Development Water Quality Monitoring Projects
Writing Environmental Impact Statements Environmental Database Creation or Conversion
Outreach & Education Updating & Georeferencing Archived Data into GIS
Qualifications and benefits
•Requirements Must be at least 18 years old and an US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the United States Must possess or be working towards a B.A./B.S. degree in a physical or natural sciences field (Biology, Civil Engineering, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Engineering, Environmental Science/Studies, Forestry, Geology, Mechanical Engineering, Mining, Planning – Natural Resource emphasis, Political Science or related field)
•Strong oral and written communications skills
•Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite required
•Experience with GPS usage, database management, and GIS mapping are preferred
•Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively as part of a larger team Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
•Possession of a current valid driver’s license is required at the time of hire.
•This work may require the use of manual and automatic four-wheel-drive vehicles during all times of the year, driving and field work in varying weather conditions, and solitary travel to somewhat remote areas Considerable physical activity may be required at some sites
•Positions may require individuals capable of negotiating, and handling stressful situations in a diplomatic and non-adversarial manner Regulatory Trainees will be required to submit quarterly reports and a final report during their year of service
How to Apply
Please submit the OSM/AmeriCorps Regulatory Trainee application form, your résumé, a cover letter (2 pages maximum stating why you are interested in this position), and a writing sample. Only electronic copies will be accepted and incomplete applications will not be considered. Please contact Cora McCold (information below) for a copy of the application.
Diversity & Anti-Discrimination
In accordance with OSM’s Equal Opportunity, SCC’s Non-Discrimination & Anti-Harassment, and AmeriCorps’ Grant Program Civil Rights Policies, applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or handicap. Adhering to OSM’s effort to enhance opportunities for minority higher education institutions to participate and benefit from programs related to surface coal mining and reclamation activities, minorities and graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions and Tribal Colleges and Universities are encouraged to apply.
For More Informagion
Contact Cora McCold, Program Administrator
email@example.com or 970-403-0137