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6 Dec 2019

Other Outdoor Off-Highway Vehicle Program Supervisor

Great Basin Institute/Nevada Conservation Corps – Posted by Recrutiment Carson City, Nevada, United States

Job Description

Great Basin Institute (GBI), in partnership with Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Off-Highway Vehicles Program (DCNR-OHV) and Nevada State Parks Recreational Trails Program (NSPRTP), is seeking a highly motivated and proven leader to lead a two-person team focused on providing Nevada’s communities and public land managers off-highway vehicle (OHV) education, mapping and outreach support. Project goals will include collecting, editing and publishing statewide-authorized OHV trail system map data, using field GPS and ESRI ArcGIS software, to create an online, comprehensive OHV trail map for the state of NV. Position is also responsible for supporting the logistics and operations for Nevada OHV events, including annual Nevada OHV Summit.

The OHV Program Supervisor will work closely with the State Recreation Mapping Coordinator to plan and implement assignments. The supervisor will coordinate any required field data collection, data imports, GIS data creation, editing, and production of final maps under supervision of the State Mapping Coordinator. This position will be responsible for supervising and mentoring one Technician by assigning projects, providing guidance for project tasks, and managing field safety protocols and equipment. It is anticipated that 25% of work time will be spent capturing GPS data in the field, with 75% of total time performing office and GIS duties.

Principal duties:
• Reference currently available OHV trail data and identify site-specific needs for additional field mapping;
• Create and implement Standard Operating Procedures for Field Crew Travel;
• Work in collaboration with program technician to manage timelines, deliverables, and data quality;
• Coordinate and plan monthly field assignments with the State Recreation Mapping Coordinator;
• Lead two-person team on monthly off-highway field assignments, utilizing GPS data collection hardware and software;
• Coordinate with Public Lands Managers to share information about OHV Riding areas and their Visitation;
• Verify OHV authorized trail map data where known or suspected discrepancies exist through the collection of GPS data;
• Use Esri ArcGIS software to import and edit field data;
• Support map production for the OHV Program website;
• Collect attribute data for the program’s mapping project, including Points of Interest, Staging areas, campgrounds, and other amenities;
• Assist Nevada OHV Program Staff with logistics and operations for Nevada OHV events;
• Maintain vehicle, field equipment, and service records;
• Contribute to writing descriptions about trails systems around Nevada;
• Collect and provide media content for the website and social media outlets, including pictures; and
• Prepare and present program information to a variety of audiences, outdoor recreation events and technical sessions. Ability to communicate effectively with multiple user groups, public speaking and presentation skills are preferred.

When required, fieldwork will be conducted in a remote backcountry setting and may require strenuous exertion. Weather and terrain conditions may be extreme (e.g., heat, cold, thunderstorms, steep terrain). The field work schedule is anticipated to be Wednesday to Wedensday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to accommodate remote locations, but may be adjusted to Monday-Thursday, generally 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to accommodate project locations close to the Carson City area.
As an employee of Great Basin Institute, the employee is expected to satisfactorily complete the following tasks:
• Adhere to daily/weekly work schedules that are subject to change in response to project needs;
• Ability to work long hours or alternative work schedules.
• Participation in GBI and/or other training opportunities;
• Other duties as assigned by GBI staff.

Contract Timeline:
January 6, 2020 – July 3, 2020 with potential to extend for six months of service.

This position will be based at the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources office located at 901 S. Stewart Street, Carson City, NV 89701. Nestled 30 minutes between Reno and Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Nevada boasts an array of unique restaurants, challenging golf courses, historical attractions, museums, gaming opportunities and a plethora of year-round, outdoor experiences. Residents enjoy plenty of open space and fresh mountain air.

Compensation and Benefits:
• Hourly Rate: $17.00 – $19.00/hr Depending on Experience
• 40hr work weeks
• Paid Health, Dental and Vision benefits covered 100% by Great Basin Institute
• Per Diem: $15.00 per field day

Job Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in natural resource management or closely related field;
• Experience with leading field teams required;
• Experience and training in GIS, and the Esri ArcGIS suite of mapping software;
• Ability to utilize the Esri ArcGIS software in order to perform data creation, quality control and editing of spatial data;
• Proven leadership, decision making, interpersonal, and organizational skills;
• Focus/interest in data creation, research and data quality;
• Positive attitude, ability to self-motivate and motivate others;
• Familiarity and interest in off-highway vehicle recreational opportunities;
• Ability to work in both a rural and remote field or office environment;
• Physically fit to work outdoors and withstand the rigors of fieldwork; and
• Willingness to travel on a 8-day on, 6-day off work schedule, when required
• Ability to pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks;
• Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with ability to safely operate and maintain a 4WD vehicle and off-highway vehicle on and off paved roads

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Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Other Outdoor.

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