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Recreation Technician (Carson City, NV)

Company: The Great Basin Institute
Location: Reno
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department is recruiting one (1) highly motivated individual to support Carson City Open Space staff with a variety of recreation and natural resource related projects. Primary Responsibilities: The Recreation Technician will assist in facility and trail planning and maintenance, coordinating with volunteers and private land owners, transportation planning, field studies, and recreation-use inventories. The Technician will communicate with the public at the Prison Hill Recreation Area in Carson City, Nevada and provide information on off-highway vehicle (OHV) use. The position may include compiling and interpreting information, researching reference materials, writing reports, and assisting a resource team in interpreting and deciphering types of uses and other resource concerns on roads and trails. Responsibilities will also include assisting park ranger staff with installing trail signage, fence repair, and other general maintenance projects. The Recreation Technician may participate in other duties as assigned such as treating noxious weeds, participating in restoration projects, and assisting in interpretation and education events. Projects will involve long periods of time spent independently in an outdoor environment and may require physical exertion over rough, uneven terrain. Candidates with prior experience operating UTVs or other recreational off-highway vehicles are encouraged to apply. This position will aid in preparation for a career in public lands recreation management. Physical Demands: Field work involves hiking on designated trails, potentially 2-6 miles in a day. Weather conditions will vary from cold winds or rain in the early spring to temperatures over 100F in the summer. The use of handheld GPS units, computers, digital cameras, and operation of 4WD vehicles (including driving on dirt roads) will be required in this position. Incumbents must also be willing to spend days at a time working at a computer performing data entry tasks. Lift up to 50 pounds of material or equipment Bend, lift, pull, and push Crouch, stoop, kneel, stand, or bend for long periods of time Walk for long periods of time on uneven surfaces carrying equipment Be outside in extreme heat or cold (depending upon the season) Work up to 10 hour days Qualifications: Coursework and/or relevant experience in natural resources or a related field; Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, traverse uneven terrain and withstand strenuous exertion; Strong communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse public; Experience operating 4WD trucks on and off road, preferred; Knowledge and experience in operating off-highway vehicles such as Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTVs) preferred; Experience with towing and backing-up a trailer, preferred; Clean, valid, state-issued drivers license; and Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of two in a lifetime, regardless of award amount), and (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks. HOW TO APPLY: To learn more and apply, please follow the link below: https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/careers.aspx?rf=GESJ&req=2020-ACI-027

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