Environment Off-Highway Vehicle Program Technician
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 an individual to join our program 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 Program Technician will work closely with the State Program Coordinator and Field Crew Supervisor to implement assigned projects and maintain strong lines of communication to ensure project progress is monitored and reported routinely throughout project implementation. It is anticipated that 25% of work time will be spent capturing GPS data in the field, with 75% of total time performing GIS mapping and analysis duties.
• Implement monthly OHV field assignments under the direction and supervision of the OHV Program State Coordinator and Program Supervisor;
• Assist Program Supervisor with collecting and verifying OHV authorized trail map data through the collection of GPS data;
• Assist State Coordinator and Program Supervisor with data editing and map creation using Esri ArcGIS software;
• Assist State Coordinator and Program Supervisor coordinating and implementing Nevada OHV events, including Regional OHV Summit; and
• Take leadership of 1 or more programmatic activities necessary for the program – e.g.: Safety/Equipment Checks, Mileage Logs, Data Synchronizations.
This position will be appropriate for an individual with education in recreation/resource management or GIS. The position will provide opportunities to enhance basic career skills such as field work, use of GPS, experience with GIS and mapping, project organization and communication, and training/public speaking. Monthly OHV field tours will be conducted in a remote backcountry setting and may require strenuous exertion and primitive camping. Weather and terrain conditions may be extreme (e.g., heat, cold, thunderstorms, steep terrain). The monthly field work schedule is anticipated to be Wednesday to Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to accommodate remote locations. Office work schedule is anticipated to be Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, but may be adjusted as needed.
July 5, 2021 – January 31, 2022 (26 weeks total) with potential to extend for second term of service.
This position will be located 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 ski and snowboarding resorts, historical attractions, museums, gaming opportunities and a plethora of year-round, outdoor experiences. Residents enjoy plenty of open space and fresh mountain air. Local trail centers include: Spooner Summit, Pine Nut Mountains, and Peavine Mountain for both motorized an non motorized recreation.
Compensation and Benefits:
This is an AmeriCorps position; candidates will receive a living stipend dependent on their length of service. The living stipend is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. The stipend is paid to members in bi-weekly installments throughout their term of service. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service members shall receive an additional education award also dependent on the length of service that can be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.
• $10,000 living stipend (approximately $769 every two weeks before taxes)
• Education Award: $3,097.50
• Field per diem
Skills & Education:
You will be certified in First Aid and CPR.
You will be certified in UTV Operation and Trailer Use.
Optional Training & Education we will provide include:
• Defensive Driving Certification
• Off-Road Driving Class
• Health Insurance
• Loan Forbearance offered through AmeriCorps
• Interest Accrual Repayment offered through AmeriCorps
• Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Eligibility
• Educational Affiliation Agreements (College Credit)
• Positive attitude and ability to self-motivate;
• Focus/interest in GIS and mapping technologies;
• Familiarity and interest in off-highway vehicle recreational opportunities;
• Focus/interest in field safety and troubleshooting field gear;
• Ability to work in both a rural and remote field or office environment;
• Willingness to camp in inclement weather with limited service;
• Physically fit to work outdoors and withstand the rigors of fieldwork;
• 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
How to ApplyFor more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/careers.aspx?rf=ADVENTUREJOBS&req=2021-NCC-020
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