Great Basin Institute seeks two OHV Recreation Management Technicians


June 23, 2009

The Great Basin Institute is recruiting two (2) Recreation Management Technicians to
assist with implementation of up to six (6) off-highway vehicle (OHV) management
projects in support of the Bureau of Land Management Challis and Owyhee Field
Offices’ Travel Management Plans. The Technicians, working in either Challis or Boise,
ID, will work independently and in collaboration with BLM Outdoor Recreation Program
staff to develop and implement various elements of the Plans. Project specific tasks
include, but are not limited to, developing and implementing signing plans, establishing
photo-points for reoccurring monitoring, creating informational and directional signs and
kiosk panels, as well as coordinating conservations crews implementing approved OHV
trail construction, closure and re-routing projects and establishing OHV parking/staging
areas.

Knowledge of issue pertaining to OHV management and recreation in the west is
important; knowledge of the project area(s) is desirable. This position will require some
travel between Boise or Challis, Idaho and Reno or Ely, Nevada, and may include
project work in Nevada.


Compensation:
o Rate of Pay: $16.00 per hour
o Health and dental benefits provided
o Personal Leave accrual


Timeline:
o August (or upon availability) – November
2009 –potential for extension pending
funding and positive performance review
o Full time, 40 hours per week


Location:
Boise and Challis, ID

OHV Riding Outside of Challis, ID
(image courtesy of BLM)

Technical Qualifications:
o Bachelor’s degree or related coursework in Natural Resources with an emphasis
in Recreation Management, or commensurate field experience;
o Experience with motorized trail design, evaluation and construction;
o Experience collecting field data and/or following established field collection
protocols;
o Knowledge of or ability to learn how to use Trimble GPS units;
o Experience creating maps and manipulating data using ArcGIS;
o Experience developing educational signs/kiosks for public display, desireable;
o Experience writing project reports and/or presenting technical data in an
organized and understandable manner; and
o Knowledge of local project areas highly desirable.

Additional Qualifications:
o Motivated, self-starter who is detail oriented and possess good organizational
skills;
o Experience supervising and directing field or work crews, desirable;
o Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, traverse uneven
terrain and hike cross-country for extended distances (8-10 miles)
o Ability to read and navigate using topographic maps and a compass; and
o Possess clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with knowledge of or ability to
learn how to safely operate an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) or motorcycle, as well as
a 4WD pickup truck on- and off-road.


How to Apply:
Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a
list of three professional references to Bridget Walden, at
bwalden@thegreatbasininstitute.org.

This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability,
age, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or religion. Persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.

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