Resource Management Intern

Expected Dates
September 26, 2022 to April 23, 2023
Fort Leavenworth
Position ID
This position will assist the Fort Leavenworth Natural Resources Specialist in accomplishing goals set forth in the Fort’s Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan.  These goals will require work in most aspects of natural resources management on the 3,500 acres of unimproved lands on the Post. Over the course of the project the Resource Assistant (RA) will conduct environmental education programs for K-6 graders and middle schoolers.  There will also be opportunities to speak to adult audiences about the natural resources on the Post.  UTV’s and tractors with implements such as disks, seed drills, and mowers may also be operated.  Invasive species control will be undertaken using hand tools, chainsaws, and herbicides.  Prescribed fires may be conducted.  Various surveys will be conducted using live traps, seining nets, visual encounters.  Data compilation and analysis might also be done.  Trail maintenance, mowing, low skill carpentry projects, and equipment maintenance may all be required.
Living Allowance $300 per week
Relocation Travel $1,100 one time
Housing $1,250 per month       

Conditions of Employment
Required to demonstrate full vaccination status for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with a food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized or FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Fort Leavenworth Garrison is an Army community of about 10,000 people. Surrounding Leavenworth and Platte Counties combine for over 175,000 residents and are part of the Kansas City metro area. So the surrounding areas are urban, suburban and exurban.
  • On the job training will include training in pesticide application and possibly certification by the state of Kansas. There could also be training in handling UTV’s and Tractors. Most of the day to day work will be training in the duties of a Wildlife T
  • Within 25 miles of the Post four Universities have class offerings and sporting events. There are 10,000 acres of public lands, other lakes and rivers for outdoor recreation. Kansas City and communities provide unique shopping and dining opportunities.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Chain Saw Skills
some experience
Hand Tools
competent with supervision
Public Speaking
some experience
Trail Maintenance
some experience
All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
some experience