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River Ranger, Bridger-Teton National Forest, Moran, WY

American Conservation Experience

USFS River Ranger, Bridger-Teton National Forest

Summary:

American Conservation Experience, a nation-wide Non-Profit Conservation Corps based in Flagstaff, AZ and Salt Lake City, Utah in partnership with the Bridger-Teton National Forest is seeking 3 Forestry Technicians (River Rangers) for 12 weeks. The participants will assist the Forest Service at the Jackson Ranger District. This opportunity will allow the River Rangers to work under the supervision and guidance of professional recreation and natural resource specialists performing a variety of duties related to recreation management including patrolling district waterways, trails, and/or roads, monitoring and implementation of on the ground recreation management plans and Wild and Scenic River Management plans. This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic professionals with a background in Recreation Management or a closely related field, with a deep interest in jointly advancing their career goals and the stewardship of Wyoming's natural resources through purposeful fieldwork and teamwork toward common goals.

Start Date: May 23rd (Room for some flexibility)

End Date: 18 weeks from start date.

Location: Bridger-Teton National Forest: Blackrock & Jackson Ranger Districts, Moran, WY

The Bridger-Teton National Forest offers more than 3.4 million acres of public land or your outdoor recreation enjoyment. With its pristine watersheds, abundant wildlife and immense wildlands, the Bridger-Teton National Forest comprises a large part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest intact ecosystem in the lower 48 United States. Offering nearly 1.2 million acres of designated Wilderness, over 3,000 miles of road and trail and thousands of miles of unspoiled rivers and streams.

Housing: Provided by US Forest Service at a rate of $5.46/day

Living Allowance: $600/week

Typical work week will be 8-10 hours/day, 4-5 days/week.

Position Description:

This opportunity will allow the River Rangers to work under the supervision and guidance of professional recreation and natural resource specialists performing a variety of duties related to recreation management including patrolling district waterways, trails, and/or roads, monitoring and implementation of on the ground recreation management plans and Wild and Scenic River Management plans.

Training Provided:

Seasonal employee orientation and Forest Service training will take place May 31-June 2 at Jackson Ranger District office. Additional training on Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, Swiftwater rescue/river running skills, Search and Rescue, Incident Command System, Radio Communications with Teton Dispatch, , and Verbal Judo, will also be provided throughout the season.

Project Environment:

Work is performed outdoors where there is exposure to extremes of weather and temperature. Work area varies from established recreation areas to remote river and wilderness environments. The work requires the use of safety equipment such as river shoes, boots, gloves, goggles, helmets, life vests, and river rescue kits.

Qualifications:

Applicants should have a degree in Recreation or Resource Management or relevant professional experiences in closely related fields. Candidates with Master's Degrees and an interest in a career in public lands management are strongly encouraged to apply. Resumes and cover letter must show detailed key project experiences.

Duties May Include:

  • Operates an oar/paddle raft, kayak, or comparable watercraft on class III rapids and/or 4X4 vehicle and patrols river corridors and roads to ensure areas are operated, used, and maintained in accordance with Forest, Wilderness and/or River Management Plans.
  • Inspects recreation areas, areas of concentrated public use, and special use permits for compliance with the permit and the management plans, public health, and safety of forest visitors.
  • Cleans both roadside and/or backcountry dispersed sites. Naturalizes sites where necessary to control use and prevent resource damage.
  • Installs and maintains information boards, travel signs, regulatory signs and other signs associated with recreation sites, travel management and safety.
  • Provides detailed information about recreation opportunities to Forest visitors and explains the Forest Service rules and regulations.
  • Participates in record-keeping and collects, compiles, and summarizes information for recreation data management systems. Provides input for programming and planning.
  • Oversees the construction and maintenance of trails. Monitors the condition and use of trails.
  • Responds to river and land-based emergencies; assists law enforcement personnel to patrol unit roads, trails, or waterways.
  • Incumbent is required to wear FS uniform and drive government vehicles including trailers.

Required:

  • Members must be US citizen or possess green card.
  • Must be 21-30 years of age (up to 35 for veterans).
  • Since this position requires driving, members must be 21+.
  • Ability and willingness to undergo a federal criminal background check is required.
  • Must have a valid driver's license, clean driving record.
  • Ability to drive an agency vehicle is required for this position. ACE will conduct a driving record check upon on-boarding and Members must be cleared by ACE to drive.
  • Members should be capable or working alone, or with other people, during early morning hours, night, or during the day.
  • Ability to work alone/in a small group with minimal supervision.
  • Members must have a high fitness level, be able and willing to work outdoors and be capable of lifting 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to take initiative, work independently, and participate in collaborative efforts.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals.

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of river recreation and skills required to be a certified Swift Water Rescue Technician and river hydraulics/skills in white water boating to safely negotiate Class I-III rapids in rafts or kayaks.
  • Knowledge of maintenance or river facilities both developed and undeveloped.

The member must be willing to represent ACE and the Forest Service in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter and 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section, located on the upper right-hand corner of the position listing on our website here: https://usaconservationepic.applicantpool.com/jobs/

Note:

Early consideration will be given as applications are received. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the ACE USFS Recruitment Specialist Jack Hall at jhall@usaconservation.org

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