Developed Recreation Resource Assistant – ONSITE – Boise National Forest, Lowman Ranger District

Start/End Dates: July 2024 – March 2025

Compensation: $650 per week + $1000 monthly for housing

Medical Insurance provided upon request

Application Due: April 26, 2024

The Resource Assistants Program seeks to engage ethnically and racially diverse young professionals in natural resource careers.

You must be:

  • a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
  • a college graduate.

* A personal vehicle is required for this position. 


Please Apply Here

Position Description: 

Public information and preventing resource damage from dispersed camping and recreation involve several important aspects of land management and conservation. This entails educating the public, setting guidelines, and actively implementing strategies to minimize the negative impacts of dispersed camping and recreational activities on natural resources.


Engaging in various tasks related to cleaning recreational areas, making public contacts, vegetation management, and providing signage and public information contributes significantly to the overall management and maintenance of public spaces. Each of these tasks plays a unique role in enhancing the visitor experience and preserving the natural environment. Here’s an expanded perspective on each of these responsibilities:

  • Providing information to visitors about the importance of responsible recreation practices, including guidelines for dispersed camping, Leave No Trace principles, and regulations specific to the area.
  • Actively implementing strategies to minimize the negative impacts of dispersed camping and recreational activities on natural resources, such as enforcing regulations, monitoring visitor behavior, and implementing corrective measures as needed.
  • Conducting regular cleanup activities to maintain the cleanliness and aesthetic appeal of recreational areas, including removing litter, debris, and other waste left by visitors.
  •  Interacting with visitors to assist, answer questions, and address concerns related to dispersed camping and recreational activities. Building positive relationships with visitors and fostering a sense of stewardship for public lands.


Major studies relevant to this position: Recreation, biology, forestry, public administration

  • Having some experience in a natural resources profession or having completed an internship is highly valuable when considering a role that involves managing recreational areas, particularly those located near waterways. Such experience provides several key advantages and insights that can greatly benefit the management and conservation efforts in these specific environments.
  • Willing to get their hands dirty, good communicators and level-headed, qualified to operate gov vehicle

Direct Hire Authority (DHA)

All RAP interns receive Direct Hire Authority (DHA) at the successful conclusion of their internship. DHA status enables an agency to hire, after public notice is given, any qualified applicant. A DHA expedites hiring by eliminating competitive rating and ranking, veterans’ preference, and “rule of three” procedures. For more information, please click HERE.

EEO Statement

Environment for the Americas provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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