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Data Management Specialist

Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands

Length: Term of positions is 52 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk

Location: 2113 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87113


$15/hour (pre-tax), plus $1000 monthly housing allowance (pre-tax) ($250 per week)

Start Date: August 5, 2024

Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by at least six weeks prior to start date.

Position Title Data Management Specialist Resource Assistant


Position Details

Stewards Individual Placement Program (Stewards) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. 


Stewards in partnership with Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands seeks a Data Support Services Specialist. The incumbent assists with a variety of duties associated with the day to day operation of the data services specialist program.  Under close supervision, the incumbent may perform any of the following duties:  provides guidance and support to the forests with the management of natural resources software, programs and applications for corporate databases and gains technical ability to write database queries. Provides input on development and deployment efforts for corporate and Geographic Information System (GIS) applications and assists with training to forest and district personnel. 


Position Responsibilities will include:

  • Uses digital data to create and maintain tabular natural resources data. 
  • Produces and communicates information to identify changes, to ensure that a correct and complete tabular database is existing for corporate systems. 
  • Provides for the organization, maintenance, and consistency of data in the.  
  • Resolves errors and ensures accuracy of data. Utilizes computer software programs to process and manipulate data to final output specifications.   
  • Assists in project planning, developing timelines and milestones, data analysis assessments, and estimates of resources, which are required to be able to accomplish projects. 
  • Uses standard approaches to perform duties related to special projects involving administrative or program issues.
  • Excerpts and assembles information, conducts analysis, and develops reports or presentations.


Minimum Requirements:

  • The position requires skill in applying analytical and evaluative techniques to the identification, consideration, and resolution of issues or problems of a procedural or factual nature; knowledge of the theory and principles of management and organization; ability to use qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques; and communication skills to obtain information and discuss issues and operations with supervisors and employees. 
  • Basic knowledge of relational database principles and the ability to learn new database technologies. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by Conservation Legacy (over 21 years old or drivers license for at least three years).
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • US Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident
  • Must be able to obtain a post-secondary degree by completion of program (Associate’s or higher)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of basic natural resource management practices and the Forest Service policy. 



  • $1000.00/month living allowance. (pre-tax, $250 per week)
  • $50/monthly commuting allowance. (pre-tax)
  • $4750.00 Professional Development and Travel fund. 
  • On-the-job training related to position responsibilities. 
  • Eligible for Health Benefits after 60 days of employment


*The USFS Resource Assistant Program (RAP) is a rigorous, immersive, paid internship providing developmental and training opportunities for individuals interested in learning more about Forest Service careers. After completing a minimum of 960 hours of satisfactory work and an associate degree, RA’s may acquire a two-year certificate of noncompetitive hiring eligibility. The certificate enables participants to apply to internal merit announcements for qualifying permanent General Schedule FS positions as well as a Direct Hire Authority for FS Career positions.


How to Apply
Apply on-line at:  In addition to your resume, please submit a one page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.


Application Questions: Please contact Roddy Cobb Jr. at for any questions. 


Conservation Legacy is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, political affiliation, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during application or recruiting process, please send a request to the hiring manager.