The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the US Forest Service Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Nevada State Office, is recruiting two Travel Management Technicians (TMT) to support signage, maintenance, and monitoring data collection efforts for motorized trails located on the Bridgeport, Tonopah, and Ely Ranger districts. Specifically, the TMTs will support the USFS recreation program by making improvements to off-highway vehicle trail signs and will aid USFS recreation program staff in collecting and processing data supporting the district's Travel Management Plan. The TMTs will work on the daily direction of the team Crew Leader and US Forest Service and Great Basin Institute program staff.
• Install directional signs and route markers that improve trail users’ experience;
• Install QR Code stickers on new or existing directional signs and route markers that will allow trail users’ to access USFS Humboldt-Toiyabe Avenza PDF Motorized Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) from their mobile device;
• Install QR Code stickers on new or existing directional signs and route markers that will allow trail users’ to access Tread Lightly responsible recreation tip resources from their mobile device;
• Provide trail maintenance and improvements to existing trails deemed unsafe or ecologically unsound; and
• Collect GPS and other monitoring data for the Forest Service’s road condition program that will promote ability to maintain trails for the long-term.
These activities will result in improved experience for trail users, enhanced community awareness, a stronger culture of stewardship, as well as fewer conflicts between recreationists and other national forest users (e.g., grazing).
This position will be appropriate for an individual with education and experience in recreation/resource management and will provide opportunities to enhance basic career skills such as team leadership, organization and communication, as well as field skills including use of GPS and maps, field note methods, and processing of GPS data to generate maps. USFS Recreation staff will provide training, direction and other support. Field work will be conducted in a remote backcountry setting and may require strenuous exertion. Weather and terrain conditions may be extreme (e.g., heat, cold, thunderstorms, steep terrain). The work schedule is anticipated to be Monday-Monday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to accommodate remote locations, but may be adjusted to Monday-Thursday, generally 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to accommodate project locations close to the Reno area.
College Credit, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
-When in the field members will receive a daily per diem of $15.00 to purchase food.
-Education Award: $1,566.14 for 3 month (450 hour) Americorps service term
-Skills & Education:
You will be certified in First Aid and CPR.
Optional Training & Education may include:
• Defensive Driving Certification
• Off-Road Driving Class
• USFS ATV/UTV Certification
• Resume Building Workshop
• Interview Skills Workshop
• Native Plant Identification
• Invasive Plant Identification
• GPS Unit Training
• Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
• Maintaining a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service
• Showing respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members
• Participate in Service Day events outside of regular work schedule
• Clean driving record (must qualify to drive GBI Vehicles)
• Current driver’s license
• Ability to work for 10.5 hours a day and to contribute to post-work day tasks and chores
• Ability to carry 25 pounds continuously and 50 pounds occasionally
• Ability to camp up to seven consecutive nights in primitive locations without access to running water and restrooms, all while in an all possible weather conditions. Assisting in food preparation, planning, and clean up
• Ability to effectively operate machinery and tools while following production and quality standards set by the Nevada Conservation Corps
• Follow strict safety protocol and maintain personal safety of self and others
• Ability to commit to an entire term of service with AmeriCorps
• Be at least 17 years of age
• Be a U.S Citizen or Legal Resident Alien
• All position offers are conditional upon successful completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Any criminal convictions must be disclosed during the interview process
• Be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (Limit of four unique terms in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards)
• Possess High school diploma or GED (or provide proof of intent to complete before using education award)
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check