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Los Alamos National Laboratory Forestry Post Bachelor's Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The selected candidate would work with Forest Stewardship staff from the Environmental Protection and Compliance Division and Wildland Fire Management staff in the Emergency Management Division to support watershed based planning and monitoring of wildland fire mitigation, forest thinning, and forest health projects across the Laboratory’s approximately 40 square miles. The position requires collaboration with biologists on compliance requirements for federally-listed threatened and endangered species, migratory birds, and other sensitive species.

Examples of potential projects include:

  • Forest inventory and fuels inventory and mapping

  • Pre-and post fire mitigation treatment or thinning treatment monitoring and mapping using standard forest inventory and vegetation monitoring methods, remote sensing, and photo monitoring

  • Fuel moisture monitoring in collaboration with the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division for instrumentation validation to support wildland fire modeling

  • GPS mapping of insect and pathogen affected trees, invasive species, old trees, and urban trees for management planning

  • Applied research activities including literature reviews, management plans, summary reports, and documentation of mitigation and restoration activities for adaptive management

  • Defensible space, utility corridor, or fire road inspection and management planning

  • Invasive species management planning

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Experience with general ecological/forestry field work and general laboratory practices

  • Working knowledge of GPS units, data management, and map skills

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written

Education/Experience at lower level : Bachelor’s degree in forestry, ecology, fire ecology, biology, environmental sciences, natural resources management or related field

Desired Qualifications:

  • Forest/Fire ecology, wildland fire, forest inventory and monitoring, invasive species management, or fuels inventory field experience

  • Natural inclination for collaboration and customer service

  • Ability to juggle multiple projects under limited direction and strong attention to detail

  • Familiarity with erosion control best management practices, such as sustainable roads and trails

Note to Applicants:

  • Eligibility is limited to students that have completed a bachelor's degree within the past 3 years, but not been accepted and enrolled in a graduate program

  • Cumulative 3.0/4.0 GPA

  • Appointments are up to 2 years maximum and the student may work casual, part-time or full-time

  • Along with your resume, please include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired qualifications, and your most recent transcripts.

This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM .

Vaccination Requirement :

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory students working on-site and students coming on-site for any reason unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law.

Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paid maternity and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

Additional Details

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.

For general program information refer to the StudentPrograms web page.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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Appointment Type



Vacancy Name: IRC90019
Organization Name EPC-ES/Environmental Stewardship
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Req ID: IRC90019
Category: Student - Post Bachelor