The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, is recruiting a Recreation Technician to assist BLM Outdoor Recreation Planners with facility and trail planning and maintenance, coordinating with volunteers and private land owners, transportation planning, field studies, recreation-use inventories, and serving as camp host during summer months. The position may include compiling and interpreting information; researching reference materials; writing reports, and assisting a resource team in interpreting and deciphering types of uses and other resource concerns on roads and trails. Preferred candidates will have experience in operating government-owned 4WD and all-terrain vehicles, GIS mapping and use of a hand held GPS, use of heavy equipment, trail and facility maintenance, and trail development. Some work is performed in an outdoor environment that ranges from very cold and wet to very hot and dry. This work may require heavy physical exertion over steep, difficult terrain and uneven or rocky surfaces, and it may include bending, crouching, and stooping, stretching, reaching, and similar activities. Camping for consecutive nights in remote, primitive sites may be required. Work may be required on weekends. This position will provide experience working with a BLM professional on public lands and will aid in preparation for a career in public lands recreation management.
• 13-week appointment beginning in Spring 2018
• Generally 40 hours per week; work may be required on weekends
• Living Allowance: $6,635.00
• AmeriCorps Education Award*: $ 1,538.36
• ACA Compliant Health Benefits
*The AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future education experiences, including payment of qualifying federal student loans. Lone forbearance and accrued interest payment on qualifying student loans is also available.
The BLM Redding Field Office is located in the northern BLM Northern CA District in the vicinity of many outdoor recreation opportunities, including fishing, mountain biking, hiking/backpacking, and skiing/snowboarding. Redding is located between Shasta-Trinity and Lassen National Forests and is on the I-5 corridor, making points in Oregon and central/southern California easily accessible.
• Bachelor’s degree in recreation/wilderness management, natural resources, or equivalent coursework and field experience;
• Experience collecting field data and/or following established field collection protocols;
• Strong communication skills and experience in volunteer coordination and in providing visitor services, environmental education, outreach, and/or interpretation;
• Ability to read and navigate using topographic maps and compass;
• Experience with use of hand-held GPS units and with GIS mapping;
• Familiarity with trail development and experience in trail and facility maintenance;
• Motivated, self-starter, detail oriented, and possess good organizational skills;
• Ability to camp and work in remote locations;
• Willingness to work alone or in small groups to support the mission of BLM and GBI, and accomplish targeted goals and objectives;
• Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments and traverse uneven terrain;
• Clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with ability to safely operate 4WD and all-terrain vehicles on unimproved roads; and
• 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 equivalent of two full-time awards), and (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks.
The successful applicant must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI) or submit paperwork to BLM human resources indicating an active and fully adjudicated BI has already been completed prior to beginning position.
How to Apply:
Please visit our employment web page to apply directly through our online portal: http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/careers.aspx?rf=PD&req=2018-ACI-011
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