Recreation and Lands Resource Assistant

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland

This position has been filled.

Start Date: June 6, 2022 – February 6, 2023 (Approximate)

Compensation: $500 per week + support for lodging and transportation

Application Due: March 28, 2022

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

Employees for these positions are required to be: 
US Citizens, Legal Residents, or otherwise eligible to work in the US 
Fully vaccinated for COVID-19*
*To the extent required by law, reasonable accommodation will be provided to those unable to be vaccinated.

Location: Laramie, WY

Position Description: The Recreation and Lands Resource Assistant will work with the recreation program for the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland in Laramie, Wyoming. Projects will include verifying and updating recreation related databases for Great America Outdoors Act projects and other forest projects, organizing and leading a partnership group in collecting GPS field data and creating GIS maps/data for a forest-wide dispersed campsite inventory project, and creating standardized map templates for developed recreation site kiosks. This position will also include involvement with the Recreation and Land Special Use Management Program for the forest.

Natural and physical work environment: This position is located in Laramie, WY. The majority of the work will be done in an office setting. However, this position will require some field work during the snow-free season with travel to remote areas of the forest. Summer highs in Laramie range between 70 and 80 degrees with lows between 35 and 45 degrees.

Abilities and Skills: The person who occupies this position will gain skills in organizing and entering project data into databases, project leadership and time management, collecting GPS data and creating GIS maps, and working and communicating with diverse groups of people.

Education and Qualifications: A degree in Natural Resource Management, Outdoor Recreation Management, or related field. Must have GIS skills and be able to pay attention to detail. Good communication and organizational skills are desired.

**Applicants should have personal transportation and must possess a valid U.S. Driver’s License.

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