Air Resources Technician Summer 2017

 In HBCUI
Position Title Air Resources Technician
NPS Unit Name Grand Canyon, AZ
Position Dates May 29 August 4, 2017
Position Description The intern will be assisting physical science staff with routine air quality monitoring at 2 sites on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon as well as other routine data collection and analysis duties.

This internship will provide exposure to the National Park Service and the Physical Science Program at Grand Canyon National Park. Internship will be focused primarily on air quality duties that is conducted within the park. Other opportunities will also exist to support ongoing hydrology and other physical sciences projects.

Major Duties will include, but not limited to:
-Perform weekly technician duties in maintaining and collecting data from Grand Canyon’s air quality and meteorology stations.
-Assist Air Quality Technician in developing and implementing smoke monitoring program for prescribed and natural fires.
-Aid in field work and data collection for upcoming air quality projects.
-Aid in field work and data collection for other current hydrology projects.

Qualifications The intern will be assisting physical science staff with routine air quality monitoring at 2 sites on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon as well as other routine data collection and analysis duties.

-Interest in Air Quality
-Preferable familiarity to national air quality programs such as the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP), Interagency Monitoring of Protected Visual Environments (IMPROVE), Clean Air Status and Trends Network (CASTNET), and Gaseous Pollutant Monitoring Network (GPMN).
(For more information see link: http://www.nature.nps.gov/air/monitoring/index.cfm)
-Preferable technician skills in troubleshooting hardware and electronics (specific skills on air quality equipment not required)
-Excellent physical condition and the ability to handle exposure to very warm temperatures and potential extreme weather.

Additional qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited HBCU institution
  • Must be between 16 and 25 years of age
  • Must be U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident or U.S. national
  • Must be able to pass a federal background check
Work Environment The internship is approximately half field based in an environment that is quite unforgiving. The temperature during the day may exceed 100 degrees and at night may be below freezing. Access to work sites may require long hikes at high elevation and exposure to long drops. Office work is generally sedentary and involves data entry.
Vehicle/License Requirement A vehicle license is required.
Compensation and Benefits
  • Compensation is at a rate of $400 per week
  • Housing is shared with basic furnishing.
  • Attend the all-expense paid Leadership & Careers Workshop in Washington, D.C. in August
  • Qualify for federal non-compete hiring after meeting service requirements
  • Make a difference in your local community and beyond
Application Instructions Interested students should apply directly to this position via the SERVE job portal at: www.serve.gyfoundation.org

For more information about HBCUI visit www.hbcui.gyfoundation.org.
QUESTIONS? Contact us at hbcui@gyfoundation.org.

Greening Youth Foundation (GYF, www.gyfoundation.org) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to nurture environmental stewardship among diverse youth and young adults, while exposing them to conservation careers.
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