Public Lands Transportation Fellows Application

2019 Public Lands Transportation Fellows Application Process

NOW OPEN!!

The Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University-Bozeman would like to announce that the application process for the 2019 Public Lands Transportation Fellows program is NOW OPEN.

(Note that job offers will be made contingent on funding appropriations and applicant qualifications).

Background

The Public Lands Transportation Fellow program provides fellowships to outstanding graduates in a transportation-related field to spend eleven months working directly with staff of Federal Land Management Agencies on key visitor transportation issues. To find out more about the program in general, please click here.

2019 Locations

We are currently seeking applications for Fellows at:

For additional information, please review the individual position descriptions above.

Financial Package

  • Salary: $3,000/per month, total of $33,000;
  • Benefits: Eligible for benefits;
  • Housing: Please see individual position descriptions;
  • Relocation Expenses: Up to $750 to and from unit for a maximum total of up to $1,500; and
  • Federal Non-Competitive Eligibility Status: Fellows who complete their assignment will be eligible for federal non-competitive hiring status for two years following the completion of their fellowship. The Fellow, with the help of their supervisor, must demonstrate that specific minimum hours work requirements have been met.

Additional information is provided in the individual position descriptions above.

Fellow Requirements

The Fellows position spans from July 8, 2019 to June 5, 2020. July 8-12, 2019 is a mandatory orientation in a location to be determined. July 15, 2019–May 8, 2020 Fellows will be stationed on site and May 9–June 5, 2020 Fellows will work on their final reports and webinars in a location of their own choosing.

Applicants to the Fellows program must:

  • Be U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens of the U.S.;
  • Be 30 years of age or under by the start date; and
  • Have at least a Bachelor’s degree; however, the preference is for recent or soon-to-be Master’s degree graduates.

 *Selected Fellows must be available for the pre-project orientation the week of July 8-12, 2019*

2019 Application Process

To apply for this position(s), you must complete and submit the following documents:

  • Application cover sheet
  • Employment application
  • Resume
  • Candidate statement (more information can be found in application cover sheet above)
  • Writing and/or graphics communications sample (more information can be found in application cover sheet above)
  • Letter of recommendation (more information can be found in application cover sheet above)

Application Due Date

Applications are due to Jaime Sullivan (jaime.sullivan2@montana.edu) by Sunday, May 12, 2019 by 11:59 pm EST.

Hiring Schedule

Applicants selected for advancement to the interview round will be notified around May 24th. It is anticipated that job offers will be made around June 7, 2019; however, the job offer is contingent on funding appropriations and qualified applicants.

Questions

If you have questions, please contact Jaime Sullivan at (774) 571-3503 or jaime.sullivan2@montana.edu