Recreation Technician Intern USFS #32286
Position Type: Internship
Open until Fri, April 16, 2021 expired
Work Hours: 40
Location: Cedar City, UT
Schedule: Monday through Thursday 7:00 am to 5:30 pm. Intern may be requested to flex their schedule to cover busy holiday weekends.
Dates: 05-10-2021 - 08-13-2021
Agency: United States Forest Service
Location: Fillmore Ranger District - Fillmore Utah
The Recreation Intern will assist the agency with a full range of recreation management activities within the Agency's jurisdictional boundaries. The intern will be provided opportunities to implement a designated program of work for a federal land management agency. They will gain experience in working with the public, providing valuable services, and maintaining facilities for public use and enjoyment. Mentor will provide evaluations and discuss work performance at regular intervals.
This position requires the following duties and may consist of some or a combination of Monitors and maintains recreation facilities, and collects visitor use data. Maintains and constructs mountain bike trails and monitors Wilderness Study Areas. Processes Special Recreation Permits. Collects and manages GIS and GPS data. Assists with backcountry patrols, trail maintenance, and visitor services. Work will focus on projects including hiking and vehicle patrols, campground and trailhead maintenance, visitor services, trail work, site clean-up, public outreach events, and other duties as assigned. Position may require working on holidays and weekends. Contacts visitors to provide information and education about recreational opportunities. Provides the public information on good resource management practices for the area, such as putting out your campfire, do not litter, no driving off roads, Leave No Trace, etc. Assists in developed recreation by picking up trash, cleaning restrooms, and minor repairs of recreation facilities. Assists with administering campground fee programs and visitor use surveys. Assists with walking patrols of campground and hiking nearby trails. Monitors and documents visitor use, documents and reports resource /facility damage, water collection, and testing. Provides visitor assistance and/or contacts visitors in the field, providing information on the area and recreation opportunities. Assists in the maintenance and installation of signs, gates, fences, and other facilities as assigned using power and hand tools. Uses Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (Training provided). Conducts vehicle and fleet monitoring and maintenance. Works with volunteers and other groups to complete tasks. Additional duties may be assigned as needed and could include work related to Range Management, Timber Management, Wildland Fire, Wildlife, Visitor Assistance, Outdoor Education, and so on. Duties may include hiking, ATV/UTV use, and using hand tools.
Work will deal with maintaining recreation facilities and infrastructure. Trails work will be required including, pruning back vegetation, reconstructing trail tread, and installing grade control and water drainage structures. The internship will give a good background to hands-on natural resources management as it relates to recreation.
Applicants who are seeking a degree in outdoor recreation, hospitality, or tourism given the greatest consideration. All are encouraged to apply. Work Environment: Recreation Interns will be working outside and exposed to a variety of weather conditions (temperatures 45 - 105+ degrees). Must provide own living quarters.