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24 Apr 2020

Other Outdoor Recreation Technician

Great Basin Institute – Posted by Recrutiment Monticello, Utah, United States

Job Description

The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the BLM Monticello, UT Field Office (MFO), is recruiting a Recreation Technician to help with the inventory, collection and documentation of signs, OHV intrusions, and dispersed campground locations on Cedar Mesa and other locations within the field office boundary including Wilderness Study Areas. Specifically, the Technician will collect data for linear WSA intrusions, such as woodcutting routes. A priority outcome for BLM recreation staff includes greater understanding of dispersed camp site usage and trends on Cedar Mesa, as well as the associated resource impacts resulting from such visitor activity. A secondary outcome is an updated inventory and condition assessment of signs maintained by the BLM within the Field Office boundary. As time permits, the Technician may also assist with monitoring, collection, inventory and documentation of GIS data of campsites, signs and trails along the San Juan River Corridor.

The Recreation Technician will utilize Collector for ArcGIS, Survey 123 and other GIS-based systems for data collection in the field, and will have autonomy in working on solutions and with stakeholders. Anticipated outputs associated with the Recreation Technician’s field efforts include: (1) field and monitoring reports; (2) data recorded and compiled by ArcGIS to be used by MFO planners to track visitor use and resource impacts on Cedar Mesa; and (3) data and field observations presented to outdoor recreation planners and recreation staff to inform field office decision making.

This position is appropriate for an individual with education, experience, and/or interested in recreation/resource management, and will provide opportunities to enhance basic career skills such as organization and communication, as well as field skills including use of GPS and maps, field note-taking, electronic data capture and collection. BLM Recreation staff will provide training, direction and other support. Field work will be conducted in a remote backcountry setting and will require strenuous exertion. Weather and terrain conditions may be extreme (e.g., heat, cold, thunderstorms, steep terrain). The work schedule is anticipated to be Monday-Friday, generally 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekends may occasionally be required.

o Rate of Pay: $16.00/hour
o Benefits: Paid holiday leave and personal leave accumulation
o Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, completely paid for at no cost to you
o Occasional field per diem for camping
o BLM Barracks provided (a weekly housing stipend is offered to help off-set this expense)

o 10-week appointment beginning approximately Monday June 01, 2020, or upon availability and completion of a DOI Background Investigation. Please note, due to circumstances related to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the position start date may be postponed to a later date.

The position will be based at the BLM Monticello Field Office in southeastern Utah, within the Colorado Plateau region. The Monticello FO is home to the recently-designated Bears Ears National Monument, for which it has joint management jurisdiction with the USDA Forest Service. Moab, which is just south of Arches National Park, is an hour north, and Canyonlands National Park is an hour northwest of Monticello. The area is rich in natural, cultural and recreation resources.

o Bachelor’s degree, relevant coursework towards and degree in recreation/wilderness management, natural resources, archaeology, geography, GIS or other related fields or equivalent field experience;
o Experience collecting field data and/or following established field collection protocols;
o Experience using a GPS unit to navigate and collect spatial data;
o Prior experience utilizing ArcGIS software, desirable but not required;
o Ability to read and navigate using USGS topographic maps and a compass;
o Experience writing project reports and/or presenting technical data in an organized and understandable manner;
o Familiarity with the MS Office suite of software;
o Motivated, self-starter, detail oriented, and possess good organizational skills;
o Demonstrated ability to work alone or with a small team in a remote location, and willingness to occasionally camp in remote locations;
o Ability o to communicate effectively orally and in writing to a diverse audience including the general public, BLM colleague and supervisor, and GBI program staff;
o Willingness to work to accomplish the goals and mission of the BLM and GBI;
o Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, traverse uneven terrain (up to 10 miles/day) and withstand strenuous exertion; and
o Clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with ability to safely operate a 4WD pickup on paved and unpaved roads.

How to Apply

Please follow the link to 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.

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Other Outdoor.

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