Recreation Resource Assistant

This position has been filled.

Start Date: June 6, 2022 – February 10, 2023 (Approximate)

Compensation: $650 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: Potosi, MO

Position Description: The Recreation Resource Assistant will assist with the operation and maintenance of the unit’s recreation program. This assistance will include implementation of both annual and long-term work plans for recreation sites (campgrounds, day use sites, trailheads, recreation residences, etc.), both developed and dispersed.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with administration of the District Special Use Database System (SUDS) program, submitting periodic reports and updating the system.
  • Process recreation special use permits, making certain the use to be made of the land is compatible with Forest Service programs and objectives and that each permit fully protects the public interest.
  • Assist with preparation of the special use permit in final form for supervisor’s review.
  • Inspect recreation areas, areas of concentrated public use, and special use permits for compliance with the permit and management plans, public health regulations, and safety plans.
  • Serve as a Collection Officer for recreation sites, collects fees, counts, reconciles money collected, and ensures deposits are made appropriately.
  • Participate in recruitment and management of volunteer groups and other partnerships including establishing agreements, terms of service, and reimbursement of expenses when applicable.
  • Maintain developed sites such as campgrounds and trailheads.
  • Make repairs, remove or replace facilities, or close areas of facilities when hazards cannot be promptly eliminated.
  • Maintain district recreation facilities such as toilets, road closure gates, hand pumps, water systems, picnic tables, fire rings, barriers, dumpsters and other miscellaneous structures.
  • Naturalize sites where necessary in order to control use and prevent resource damage.

Natural and Physical Work Environment: This work requires physical activity in the outdoors during harsh environmental factors at times such as high temperatures and high humidity.

Education: Education and/or experience related to outdoor recreation

Abilities and Skills:

  • Good communication both written and oral
  • Proficient with common computer software such as Windows and Excel
  • Initiative to problem solve independently
  • Ability to operate hand tools both motorized and non-motorized

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

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