Winter Recreation Technician: NEVADA

The Great Basin Institute
Reno, NV
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Rate of Pay: $17.25/hour
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Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the US Forest Service Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Ruby Mountains, Santa Rosa, and Ely Ranger Districts, is recruiting three Winter Recreation Technicians to enhance winter OHV recreational opportunities and the safety of winter OHV enthusiasts. The technicians will conduct snowmobile patrols in specific winter recreation areas throughout the identified ranger districts, including Lamoille Canyon, Secret Pass, Harrison Pass, Ward Mtn, Success Summit, USFS lands surrounding Cave Lake State Park, Hinkey Summit, and Granite Peak. The day-to-day activities will include backcountry snowmobile patrol, avalanche safety education & response, wilderness boundary signing, and maintenance of existing facilities including grooming trails, clearing snow from parking areas, and cleaning restroom facilities. In addition, the teams will capture geospatial information for each winter recreation area required to publish maps and collaborate with the Nevada Mapping Collaborative to publish winter recreation maps
• Bachelor’s degree in recreation/wilderness management, natural resources, or equivalent coursework and field experience preferred; • Experience with the proper and safe use of snowmobiles and trailers preferred; • Experience following established implementation procedures and protocols for field projects; • Knowledge of and experience in best practices for maintaining field safety in remote settings; Early January - Late February (Dates TBA) 10 week position. Full time, 40 hours per week. • Ability to safely work in harsh and rapidly changing environments and traverse uneven, steep terrain; • Ability to use hand-held GPS units; • Strong communication skills, oral and written, with an ability to communicate effectively with agency staff, field and office colleagues, and the general public; • Possess self-starting motivation, detail orientation, strong organizational skills, and abilities to effectively work independently and as a team member; • Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license, and an ability to safely operate 4WD vehicle on unimproved roads; and
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Catherine Wooster
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