02 Mar Recreation Specialist – ONSITE – Ashley National Forest, Vernal, Utah
Start Date: February 5, 2024 – September 30, 2024
Compensation: $650 per week + $1000 monthly for housing
Medical Insurance provided on request
Application Due: October 31, 2023
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
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This position serves as a Recreation Specialist, in this role, you’ll work closely with the district recreation program manager in planning, implementing, and reporting on recreation projects. You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with District personnel on important restoration and maintenance activities at Cabins, Campgrounds, Trails, and OHV Travel Routes. This includes field work in remote settings, collecting and analyzing data, and providing leadership for priority activities.
As part of your role, you’ll help track projects funded by the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Additionally, you’ll assist the district recreation program manager in achieving key management objectives, such as OHV Trail Reroutes, the administration of the Ashley Karst National Recreation and Geologic Area, the District signage system, and restoration work at campgrounds and cabins.
This position is for someone looking to gain a diverse range of recreation management skills in planning and implementation.
Learn more about the opportunity to make a difference in the world of outdoor recreation at Ashley National Forest
- As an employee, you’ll receive specialized training designed to provide a full understanding of the laws and regulations that govern wilderness and recreation management, the procedures and practices used, and how to ensure compliance within these requirements..
- You’ll get to work alongside experienced specialists on various projects related to wilderness, recreation, trails, and special uses activities. Specific duties include assisting the district recreation program manager in planning, implementing, and reporting on recreation projects.
- In the field, you will work with District personnel on priority restoration and maintenance activities at Cabins, Campgrounds, Trails, and OHV Travel Routes. This includes working in remote settings, collecting and analyzing data, and taking on leadership roles for priority activities.
- The position assists with tracking projects funded by the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Additionally, you’ll assist the district recreation program manager in achieving key management objectives, such as OHV Trail Reroutes, the administration of the Ashley Karst National Recreation and Geologic Area, the District signage system, and restoration work at campgrounds and cabins These experiences will provide a diverse range of skills in recreation management, specifically in planning and implementation.
- Major studies relevant to this position Associate Degree or higher in basic understanding of wilderness and recreation management program principles, concepts, policies, and objectives.
- Basic knowledge of Forest Service policy, rules and regulations applicable to wilderness, trails, special uses and developed recreation programs.
- General knowledge of natural resource and land management operations.
- Sharp analytical skills, judgment, and discretion applicable to understanding the wilderness and recreation management program.
- Self-starter and willing to learn and engage with a variety of recreation program activities.
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