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Ecological Monitoring Network Intern   

JOB TITLE:

Ecological Monitoring Network Intern

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Duluth Minnesota United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Working Title: Ecological Monitoring Network Intern

Job Class: Intern

Agency: MN Department of Natural Resources

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 1/2/2024
  • Closing Date: 2/12/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Natural Resources
  • Division/Unit: Ecological & Water Resources
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: Yes
  • Salary Range: $19.
    00/hour
  • Classified Status: Non-Status
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 223 - Non-Employee/Unrepresented
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: No
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: No

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.


The work youll do is more than just a job.
Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.


The DNR is seeking an energized and motivated individual to assist with Ecological Monitoring Network (EMN), a statewide vegetation monitoring program.
Interns will assist Minnesota Biological Survey (MBS) plant ecologists and botanists with field data collection to establish long term monitoring plots.
The work will include permanently marking transect endpoints, navigating with a GPS and/or compass, recording data, traveling long distances into sites over rough terrain, identifying tree species, and moving survey equipment to and from monitoring plots.
This position requires a positive attitude and mental toughness to tolerate various types of environmental hazards including biting insects (ticks, black flies, deer flies, and mosquitoes), poison ivy, extreme heat, cold, rain, intense sunlight, and steep slopes.
Working in marshes, fens, swamps, and other wetland systems in deep water is also required.


Housing for this internship is not provided.
Frequent overnight travel will be required.
When traveling, lodging and transportation are provided and the cost of meals will be reimbursed consistent with collective bargaining agreements.


This position is anticipated to begin in mid-May and run through early September.
Daily schedule will vary depending on season, field work and weather conditions.


Minimum Qualifications

To be eligible for an Internship, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a student at an accredited educational institution.
  • Your advisor must certify that you will either receive academic credit or fulfill an academic requirement.
    The signature of a sponsoring academic instructor is required prior to beginning an Internship.


AND

  • Majoring in one of the following: biology, botany, natural resources, ecology, environmental science, forestry, or closely related field.
  • Possess an interest in plant ecology and botany.
  • Possess moderate proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets and database programs sufficient to enter and edit data using department applications.
  • Organizational skills and ability to accurately record, transcribe, and transfer data electronically.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a small team.
  • Ability and willingness to work in remote locations for extended periods of time.
  • Human relation and communication skills, sufficient to represent the position and Division in a professional, efficient, and clear manner.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Coursework in plant taxonomy and experience using botanical keys.
  • Ability to identify most trees in MN by sight.
  • Experience with ESRI GIS software (ArcMap, ArcCollector, Survey123, and ArcOnline).
  • Experience navigating with GPS.
  • Experience conducting natural resource related monitoring assessments that require following a standardized protocol.
  • Experience conducting plant surveys that require identifying plants to the species level.


Additional Requirements

Applicants must have the ability to meet the physical requirements and work in the environmental conditions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations.


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
It is policy of the Department of Natural Resources that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment.
The background check may consist of the following components:

  • Conflict of Interest Review
  • Criminal History Check
  • Education Verification
  • Employment Reference / Records Check
  • License / Certification Verification

How To Apply

Select Apply for Job at the top of this page.
If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.
mn.
us.
For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.
mn.
gov/careers.


If you have questions about the position, contact Holly Bernardo at holly.
bernardo@state.
mn.
us or 651-259-5043.


Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve.
The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.


A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agencys mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony.
As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers.
The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.


We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities.
If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.
mn.
us and indicate what assistance is needed.

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

19 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707248948-a4f8a6270ff3d9a7aec5606f1e5ac7da

LOCATION:

Minnesota United States

CITY:

Duluth

Job Origin:

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Working Title: Ecological Monitoring Network Intern

Job Class: Intern

Agency: MN Department of Natural Resources

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 1/2/2024
  • Closing Date: 2/12/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Natural Resources
  • Division/Unit: Ecological & Water Resources
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: Yes
  • Salary Range: $19.00/hour
  • Classified Status: Non-Status
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 223 - Non-Employee/Unrepresented
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: No
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: No

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work youll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

The DNR is seeking an energized and motivated individual to assist with Ecological Monitoring Network (EMN), a statewide vegetation monitoring program. Interns will assist Minnesota Biological Survey (MBS) plant ecologists and botanists with field data collection to establish long term monitoring plots. The work will include permanently marking transect endpoints, navigating with a GPS and/or compass, recording data, traveling long distances into sites over rough terrain, identifying tree species, and moving survey equipment to and from monitoring plots. This position requires a positive attitude and mental toughness to tolerate various types of environmental hazards including biting insects (ticks, black flies, deer flies, and mosquitoes), poison ivy, extreme heat, cold, rain, intense sunlight, and steep slopes. Working in marshes, fens, swamps, and other wetland systems in deep water is also required.

Housing for this internship is not provided. Frequent overnight travel will be required. When traveling, lodging and transportation are provided and the cost of meals will be reimbursed consistent with collective bargaining agreements.

This position is anticipated to begin in mid-May and run through early September. Daily schedule will vary depending on season, field work and weather conditions.

Minimum Qualifications

To be eligible for an Internship, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a student at an accredited educational institution.
  • Your advisor must certify that you will either receive academic credit or fulfill an academic requirement. The signature of a sponsoring academic instructor is required prior to beginning an Internship.

AND

  • Majoring in one of the following: biology, botany, natural resources, ecology, environmental science, forestry, or closely related field.
  • Possess an interest in plant ecology and botany.
  • Possess moderate proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets and database programs sufficient to enter and edit data using department applications.
  • Organizational skills and ability to accurately record, transcribe, and transfer data electronically.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a small team.
  • Ability and willingness to work in remote locations for extended periods of time.
  • Human relation and communication skills, sufficient to represent the position and Division in a professional, efficient, and clear manner.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Coursework in plant taxonomy and experience using botanical keys.
  • Ability to identify most trees in MN by sight.
  • Experience with ESRI GIS software (ArcMap, ArcCollector, Survey123, and ArcOnline).
  • Experience navigating with GPS.
  • Experience conducting natural resource related monitoring assessments that require following a standardized protocol.
  • Experience conducting plant surveys that require identifying plants to the species level.

Additional Requirements

Applicants must have the ability to meet the physical requirements and work in the environmental conditions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. It is policy of the Department of Natural Resources that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:

  • Conflict of Interest Review
  • Criminal History Check
  • Education Verification
  • Employment Reference / Records Check
  • License / Certification Verification

How To Apply

Select Apply for Job at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

If you have questions about the position, contact Holly Bernardo at holly.bernardo@state.mn.us or 651-259-5043.

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agencys mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us and indicate what assistance is needed.


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