The Great Basin Institute, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service’s Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU), is recruiting two (2) Forestry Technicians (Recreation) to enroll in GBI’s AmeriCorps program and support a variety of recreation resource projects. The Technician will work in support of LTBMU’s recreation program including contacting and providing information to the public while performing maintenance duties at numerous recreation sites around Lake Tahoe. Primary duties will include:
• Providing information about recreation opportunities and resource management practices, regulations and current conditions to Forest visitors;
• Assuring recreation sites and areas are operated and maintained in accordance with operation and maintenance plans and schedules for inspection, maintenance and cleanup;
• Maintaining and cleaning developed sites, roadside and/or backcountry dispersed sites including toilets, road closure gates, water systems, picnic tables, fire rings, barriers, dumpsters and other miscellaneous structures;
• Repairing damaged facilities, or closing areas of facilities when hazards cannot be promptly eliminated;
• Performing safety hazard analyses of public recreation use areas and taking or recommending corrective action; and
• Explaining Forest Service rules and regulations to Forest visitors and coordinating enforcement activities with local Forest Service law enforcement personnel to protect life and property.
Timeline & Compensation:
• 27-week appointment beginning May 11, 2018 (or upon earliest availability)
• Living allowance: $13,153.20
• AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,907.50
• $15 camping per diem
• 13-week appointment beginning June 11, 2018 (or upon earliest availability)
• Living allowance: $6,508.80
• AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,538.36
• $15 camping per diem
The Technician will be based in South Lake Tahoe, CA and will report to the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Supervisor’s Office.
o Flexibility and intellectual curiosity related to the management of forestry and Forest Service recreation resources and activities – applicants with prior experience working with the USFS and/or LTBMU encouraged to apply;
o Knowledge of and/or interest in learning about recreation operation and maintenance plans to schedule daily activities, establish maintenance schedules and inspect cleanup operations;
o Ability to think creatively about and implement solutions to matters related to maintenance of facilities and infrastructure;
o Ability to work on a variety of different projects with changing priorities;
o Ability to work and coordinate with other resource professionals, program managers, and the general public;
o Self-motivated with ability to maintain a positive attitude while working in a diverse team environment;
o Ability to walk long distances in challenging terrain and harsh and rapidly changing mountainous conditions, and otherwise be in good physical condition;
o Possess a valid, clean, state-issued driver’s license with the ability to operate a 4WD vehicle on or off paved roads; and
o Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards), (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.
How to Apply:
Qualified and interested applicants can apply directly through our online portal
We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.
This AmeriCorps position is made possible by a generous grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service.