Bakersfield Field Office
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Start Date: June 3, 2018
End Date: August 18, 2018
Related Degrees: Vocational degree with working knowledge of woodworking techniques and basic shop mathematics.
Position Description: The Bakersfield Field Office proposes to hire a Resource Assistance Intern to assist the Resources Division with maintenance activities during the summer of 2018. Should the intern’s performance prove satisfactory, the office would convert the intern to a permanent WG-4749-07/09 Maintenance Mechanic with job duties associated with weed abatement, campground maintenance, recreation site maintenance and public contacts, range improvement installation and maintenance, equipment operation, water testing, condition assessments, electrical, painting, plumbing, fence repair, basic construction work, welding, masonry and cement work.
The goal of this project is to reduce the backlog of routine maintenance within the Bakersfield Field Office. Specifically, the intern will work with the current Maintenance Mechanic to maintain campgrounds (including potable drinking water systems, trash bins and clean bathrooms) and day use areas, install signs, maintain roads and trails and other BLM infrastructure. The intern would also coordinate closely with the Field Office’s Civil Engineer and be taught how to conduct annual condition assessments as prescribed by the Facility Asset Management database. The intern would learn start-up and shutdown procedures for water supply systems. The intern would also serve as a field going contact representative, providing day-to-day public contact with many recreational users on public lands. The intern could be asked to lead visiting youth crews in completion of larger maintenance projects, for example trailwork, planting native species of trees or other plants, and general construction work