The Great Basin Institute AmeriCorps Program, in cooperation with the USFS Sequoia National Forest, is recruiting a Recreation Technician who will serve independently under the direction of the USFS to develop presentations and media based on recent science regarding ecological processes, natural and cultural effects of the drought on the local landscape, and the efforts to maintain and restore the ecology and processes on Sequoia National Forest. Tasks include:
1. Present interpretive or conservation education programs or activities regarding ecological restoration topics at campgrounds, organization camps and resorts on forest; and at local schools or community organizations and events.
2. Developing social media for uploading on the Forest’s public-facing website, facebook and instagram accounts.
3. Use U.S. Forest Service computer to access and update GIS layers, the Naturewatch, Interpretation and Conservation Education (NICE) database, and share and file documents in the project record and with public services staff.
Service schedules generally consist of 5 days per week (8 hours/day). However, there is potential for an abbreviated service schedule consisting of 4 days per week (10 hours/day). This position will require a typical schedule of Thursday or Friday – Monday and service on holidays to accommodate high visitation periods.
- Complete or partial-completion of a higher education degree in environmental science, natural resources, K-12 education, community outreach, recreation, or other related field
- 2 years of experience working with children (formal or informal)
- OR combination of relevant education and experience
- Solid foundational knowledge of environmental science topics (plants, animals, geology, ecosystems, etc.) and interest in learning about Sierra Nevada and Great Basin Ecosystems
- Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and public speaking skills
- Previous work experience at a day or residential camp is highly desirable
- Campfire skills (song leading, playing of musical instrument, storytelling, games, riddles, etc.)
- Enthusiastic, patient, and adaptable disposition
- Passionate about field of environmental education and human dimensions;
- Ability to operate outdoors on a daily basis, in all types of weather;
- Ability to hike between 2 and 5 miles daily and lift up to 25 pounds;
- Applicants fluent in both Spanish and English are highly encouraged to apply
Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements:
- U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status
- Must be at least 17 years of age
- Received a high school diploma or GED (or be willing to achieve this before using education award)
- Eligible to receive and AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or equivalent of 2 full-time awards)
- Pass state and federal criminal background checks
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