Idaho Conservation Corps & Payette National Forest
Payette National Forest- McCall, ID
$3,125 living allowance, prorated on a pay period (monthly) basis, a $1,527.45 education award upon completion of the 450 hours of service. The incumbent will receive training in CPR/First Aid & defensive driving. Housing is provided in McCall, ID.
The Payette National Forest is recruiting one Forestry Technician (Rec) summer intern from May 29th through August 17th 2018. The incumbent will be paired with a permanent Forest Service Employee to complete developed and dispersed recreation related activities. This position will typically work four ten hour days per week (Monday through Thurs).
Duties and Responsibilities:
This position will primarily support recreation and dispersed recreation related activities to support the developed recreation use by visitors to the Payette National Forest. Primary duties include visitor contact work with forest visitors, maintaining developed campgrounds, working with and supporting campground hosts, and monitoring and maintaining trailheads and dispersed campsites. The position will also assist the recreation program in collecting National Visitor Use Monitoring Data during the 2018 operating season. Time will be spent: monitoring, maintaining, and improving developed and dispersed recreation sites (50%), making contacts with forest visitors to answer questions, conduct surveys, and relay forest information and regulations (30%), working with and supporting campground hosts (10%), assisting with other recreation program objectives, such as trail maintenance (10%).
• Willingness to work as part of a small team
• Current driver’s license.
• Good written and verbal communication skills.
• Positive attitude
• Ability to lift and carry up to 30lbs
• Ability to work outdoors in remote settings and inclement weather on uneven ground
• Intern may travel to other duty stations during the work week and remain over-night occasionally
• Experience reading maps
• Coursework in recreation or wildland management
• Strong interest in resource management.
To Apply: Applicant must apply through the Idaho Conservation Corps website: http://www.idaho-conservationcorps.org/ourprograms/ConservationInterns