Archival/Library Sciences Intern (PO-00735871)

Archival Intern working in the Document Management section of the Willamette Valley Project (WVP) for the Army Corps of Engineers.  WVP is a major water resource project responsible for operating 13 dams and managing natural resources and recreation in the lakes and surrounding lands. We manage nearly 50,000 acres in the Willamette, McKenzie, and Santiam watersheds.  The Natural Resource section is known for their community partnerships to enhance recreation opportunities and preserve and restore natural resources.

Primary archival and cultural resources duties include cataloging, organizing, archiving, and scanning historic dam construction photos and related documents, archaeological reports, and historical recreation documents.  This may include compiling information on prior land ownership, relocated towns, roads, and railroads, using GIS mapping to document changes over time, and updating photo point reference documents.  Additional tasks may include field support of other natural resource programs: botany, wildlife biology, cultural resources monitoring, boundary surveys and park operations.

Compensation amounts:
– $375 weekly living allowance
– $40 weekly commuting allowance
-* One time (Not to Exceed) $650 Reimbursable to/from travel for selected members outside of the Lowell, OR area.
– $950 – monthly housing allowance (12 months of housing)
– $3,000 (Reimbursable) Duty-Related Travel and Member Expense Funding
– Monthly Health insurance (optional)

** AmeriCorps eligible ($6895 education award)

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

*Internship positions with the US Army Corps of Engineers will receive the travel allowance as a reimbursable amount, reflecting the actual costs based upon distance (mileage) travelled and current federal per diem rates. Interns are required to submit an expense report to SCA with documented round-trip travel costs for reimbursement. The requested reimbursement amount is capped at $650. 

**It is SCA’s policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared results prior to the position’s start; this includes being fingerprinted for the FBI check. Otherwise, the AmeriCorps award will be removed or the position’s start date will be delayed due to non-compliance.

Position ID: PO-00735871

Expected Dates: January 8, 2024 - January 5, 2025

40386 W Boundary Rd
Lowell, OR 97452

Training Provided: Intern may take online ESRI ArcGIS training at no charge; may attend relevant workshops and training. First Aid and CPR training can be provided. Additional on-the-job training in natural and cultural resource field monitoring.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: There are numerous recreational opportunities in the area including hiking, camping, bicycling, boating, fishing and rafting. Just over a 1 hour drive to either the Cascade Mountains or the Pacific Coast.

Professional Development Opportunities: USACE will provide training on GIS data collection and use of related software and
equipment, library cataloging and archive techniques, defensive driving, and First Aid,
CPR, and AED training

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Geographic Info Systems (GIS, includes GPS)

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

Distance to office is too far to reach daily by bicycle and is not serviced by public transportation. Intern will likely not drive government vehicle, but will be a passenger, or can be reimbursed for driving personal vehicle between work sites.

Housing or Stipend Provided?
C.Partner will pay the SCA to provide housing allowance for the member.

Indoor/Outdoor: Inside

US Citizenship: Yes

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