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Dispersed Recreation Technician

Lake Tahoe, CA 

The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the US Forest Service’s Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) is recruiting two Dispersed Recreation Technicians to support the recreation program by contacting and providing information to the public while performing maintenance duties at numerous recreation sites around Lake Tahoe. 

Salary Details Living Allowance: up to $9,660 (Approx. $1,010 biweekly). Education Award: $2,360.

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Provides detailed information about recreation opportunities to Forest visitors. Informs the public about resource management practices, regulations and current conditions.
  • Assures recreation sites and areas are operated and maintained in accordance with operation and maintenance plans.  Schedules daily activities, establishes sanitation schedules, and inspects cleanup operations based on recreation operation and maintenance plans. Reports on conditions and use of sites and areas.
  • 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.
  • Patrols wilderness to ensure areas are operated, used and maintained in accordance with Wilderness Management Plan. Cleans both roadside and/or backcountry dispersed sites. aturalizes sites where necessary in order 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.  
  • Performs safety hazard analyses of public recreation use areas and takes or recommends corrective action.




Technical requirements:


  • Knowledge of and/or interest in forest recreation area operation, maintenance and use regulations (applicants with prior experience working with the USFS and/or LTBMU encouraged to apply);
  • Ability to think creatively about and implement solutions to matters related to maintenance of facilities and infrastructure;
  • Ability to work and coordinate with other resource professionals, program managers, and the general public;
  • Ability to self-motivate and maintain a positive attitude;
  • Ability to walk long distances in challenging terrain and harsh and rapidly changing mountainous conditions, and otherwise be in good physical condition;
  • Ability to operate a 4WD vehicle on or off paved roads; and
  • Ability to work on a variety of different projects with changing priorities.


Additional requirements: 


  • Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record; and
  • Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards), (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.




Posted April 6, 2021

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