Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is a local district college with 11 campus locations spanning 12,000 square miles of the picturesque central Rockies. CMC offers five bachelor’s degrees, 54 associate degrees, and 77 certificate programs as well as on-line degree programs, a wide range of non-credit and life-long learning courses, and extensive dual enrollment opportunities through close partnerships with dozens of school districts. CMC prepares Colorado’s workforce through apprenticeships, internships, experiential, and outdoor learning in beautiful mountain settings.
Colorado Mountain College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The college has been offering classes since 1967. To find out more about the history of the college, its programs, locations, students, faculty, and offerings, go to: www.coloradomtn.edu.
Leadville is the county seat of, and the only municipality in Lake County, Colorado. This rural mountain community of 2,581 (Colorado state demographer, 2012) is situated at an elevation of 10,152 feet, and is the highest incorporated city and the second highest incorporated municipality in the United States. A former silver mining town that lies near the headwaters of the Arkansas River in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the city includes the Leadville Historic District, which preserves many historic structures and sites from Leadville’s dynamic mining era.
The Natural Resource Management Program (NRM) provides students with hands-on curriculum and experience in environmental issues, research, remediation and restoration. The NRM Field Institute provides unique field technician opportunities to degree-seeking students who work in partnership with environmental professionals. Partners include the EPA, BLM, US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife, US Geological Survey, and more.
The NRM Student Field Technicians are responsible for data collection and other field, office, and laboratory activities for the NRM Field Institute as directed by the NRM Project Manager and NRM Assistant Project Manager. Must be willing to comply with NRM safety regulations, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Quality Assurance / Quality Control (QA/QC) requirements, and adhere to NRM protocols at all times. Enters data into NRM databases as required. Responsible for following all project specific protocols, sampling methods, emergency management principles, OSHA, and CMC health and safety practices at all times. This is a full-time, benefited, term position from mid-May through mid-August.
Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working in a culturally competent environment and the ability to effectively work with students, employees, and community members having diverse backgrounds.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) or conversational language abilities preferred.
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Education: Must be a current diploma/certificate/degree-seeking student in Natural Resource Management or similar program, with a minimum of one semester post-high school study completed. Applicant must be in good academic standing, as defined by the academic institution.
Experience: No previous work experience required, but preference for students who have completed two or more semesters of freshman- and sophomore-level courses in Natural Resource Management, Physical Sciences, Geology, or related course work.
Special Skills or abilities related to position: Must complete 24-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification upon hiring. Must be able to use environmental and biological testing instruments and equipment in the field and lab; use computers to access, enter, and retrieve data; use spreadsheet, word processing and desktop publishing software; apply library or online Internet research techniques; concentrate and pay close attention to detail in assisting with technical data entry for preparation of NRM project reports.
To Apply: Please submit the required letter of interest, resume, list of three professional references and transcripts. To be considered, transcripts must be included with application material. Please do not send official transcripts at this time; please use copies for application purposes. CMC is an EOE committed to diversifying its workforce.
Review of application material will begin on March 15, 2019.