USFS Accessibility Survey Crew Member: Utah

Agency
Utah Conservation Corps
Location
Cedar City, UT; Dixie National Forest
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Website
http://www.utahconservationcorps.org
Salary
$1,100/month plus AmeriCorps Education Award
Start Date
05/22/2017
Last Date to Apply
04/15/2017
Description
JOIN IN THE EFFORT TO MAKE THE OUTDOORS MORE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL! This is a unique summer conservation corps job opportunity inclusive to individuals who have a physical disability and individuals who want to contribute to accessibility and diversity efforts on our public lands.

Position Dates: May 22 - Aug 16, 2017

The USFS Accessibility Survey Crew Member is an AmeriCorps position that works as part of a 4-person, mixed-ability crew that will complete conservation service work on Utah public lands. The crew is assigned projects that are inclusive and physically accessible and accommodating to individuals with a variety of physical disabilities. Project work includes conducting accessibility surveys at US Forest Service sites and facilities in the Dixie National Forest and entering the data collected into a national USFS database.

The UCC Accessibility Survey Crew consists of the Crew Leader and three Crew Members. The leader and members participate in two weeks of training prior to project work where they will complete accessibility surveys of trails, campgrounds and facilities in the Dixie National Forest. The crew will take measurements, photos, and document data such as picnic table dimensions and trail width/slope according to ABA (Architectural Barriers Act) standards and enter survey data into a U.S. Forest Service database for use by the agency and the public.

The crew will camp near their weekly survey site. They will return to Cedar City, Utah for data entry days and for off-time between project weeks.

**This is an excellent opportunity to work closely with USFS personnel on a new and developing effort within the Forest Service. It is also a great way to gain experience in in-field data collection and technological tools, as well as database management.**
Qualifications
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Ability to use various measurement tools to conduct on-site accessibility surveys of developed campgrounds, facilities, and trails within the National Forest
• Accurately enter survey data into the Forest Service database using IPADs and desktop computers
• Ability to work outdoors up to 10 hours per day in a variety of weather conditions
• Ability to function independently and provide personal care in outdoor and camp setting (using tents, living in campgrounds, camping for up to 5 nights in a row)
• Ability and willingness to travel 4-6 hours driving to weekly project sites
• Participate in group presentations to land managers and public officials on data collected

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:
• Transport equipment and tools to and from project site
• Conduct trail maintenance to make trails more accessible

PHYSICAL & MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Be 17 years or older
• Manage all personal care and mobility
• Work successfully as part of a diverse team
• Be outdoors for extended periods during the summer months
• Successfully use computers and technology
• Communicate clearly and consistently
• Record accurate information and pay attention to detail
• Travel in a UCC vehicle for up to 6 hours to/from job sites
• Camp overnight with crew for up to 5 consecutive nights

Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals to perform essential functions and requirements. Requests must be made to Utah Conservation Corps.

TO APPLY: complete the application found at www.utahconservationcorps.org. Choose "Accessibility Survey Crew Member" as the position you are applying for. In the first essay response, include why you want to work on this project.

Positions open until filled. APPLY TODAY!
Questions? Contact Lindsay at lindsay.thalacker@usu.edu or (435) 797-0964 x1.
Contact Person
Lindsay Thalacker
Contact Phone
(435) 797-0964 x1
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