Recreation Technician

Park Ranger (River Patrol)

*Paid or Volunteer Positions Available 

 Work duties:

  • Perform maintenance of recreation sites and facilities (campsites, toilets, water system, trash, etc.) including cleanup, repairs and small project construction.
  • Perform trail maintenance and reconstruction.
  • Conduct weekly raft trips to maintain isolated river sites.
  • Perform informational and educational visitor contacts with the public.
  • Ensure compliance with Special Recreation Permit stipulations for commercial river rafting and fishing companies.
  • Perform maintenance and installation of signs and gates.
  • Perform monitoring and maintenance of off-highway vehicle use areas.
  • Conduct or assist in visitor studies to monitor use levels, preferences and conflicts.
  • Conduct patrols of wilderness study areas for monitoring use levels and compliance with management guidelines and objectives.
  • Perform emergency wildland firefighting on BLM lands.

Skills and Abilities: We are looking for individuals who are self-motivated and interested in natural resource recreation. Do you have (or are you willing to obtain) the following skills and abilities?

  • Experience in use of rafts, kayaks or canoes, preferably in whitewater conditions. Rapids in the area are rated Class I and II (easy to moderate) in normal water years and some Class III (more difficult) in high water conditions. (Training may be available.)
  • Ability to work in remote locations under a wide variety of weather conditions.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical exertion including, but not limited to, hiking, lifting, carrying, bending, digging, biking, walking and standing.
  • Good swimming skills preferred. (May need to swim in swiftwater conditions.)
  • Ability to schedule and conduct routine maintenance and repairs of recreation sites and facilities. Experience with the proper and safe use of hand and power tools and some basic knowledge of simple carpentry and construction. (Training is available.)
  • Ability to operate 4-wheel drive vehicle with standard transmission. Trailer towing experience preferred. (Training is available.)
  • Certification in basic First Aid and CPR. (Training is available.)
  • Good oral and written communication skills for contacts with the public and commercial outfitters to provide information concerning regulations and recreation opportunities, and to prepare reports and summaries.

Job Dates: From late May through late August (Eight week minimum required). Positions may be extended through September, if funding is available. This job will normally require 40 hours per week and days off will probably be Monday-Tuesday.

Work Environment:   Recreation Technicians will be working outside at high altitudes (7500 ft. elevation) and be exposed to a variety of weather conditions (temperatures 50 - 85 degrees)

Living Conditions: A personal vehicle is required due to distance from town and for personal trips. Living quarters are available. Living quarters will be located either at the Pumphouse Recreation Area campground  or in Kremmling.  Pumphouse  would consist of a 24' camp trailer with running water, hot water heater, shower, refrigerator, stove, and some misc. utensils. Toilets are available in the campground.  Living quarters located in Kremmling, CO are in new seasonal housing. 

Applications accepted between December 15 and March 1 on www.usajobs.gov

 For additional information on these jobs contact hschechter@blm.gov 

    Hannah Schechter                                                                                                 

    BLM - Kremmling Field Office
    P.O. Box 68
    Kremmling, CO 80459
    Phone: (970) 724-3039

 

For students working toward Recreational degrees this is an excellent opportunity to learn about recreation on BLM Public Lands.


Recreation Aid/Recreation Technician- Uplands

*Paid or Volunteer Positions Available 

 Work duties:

  • Perform monitoring, contacing visitors, providing information on the area and recreation opportunities, monitoring and documenting visitor use, documenting resource/facility damage and new route creation.
  • Perform maintenance of recreation sites and facilities (campsites, toilets, fences, tree removal, etc.) including cleanup, repairs and small project construction.
  • Perform trail maintenance and reconstruction. 
  • Perform informational and educational visitor contacts with the public.
  • Work with volunteers and other groups to complete tasks
  • Ensure compliance with Special Recreation Permit stipulations for commercial hunting outfitters
  • Perform maintenance and installation of signs, gates, and fences using power and hand tools.
  • Perform monitoring and maintenance of off-highway vehicle use areas (accessing BLM administered lands will include driving full size vehicles, towing trailers, riding All Terrain Vehicles and/or motorcycles and hiking) 
  • Conduct or assist in visitor studies to monitor use levels, preferences and conflicts.
  • Conduct patrols of wilderness study areas for monitoring use levels and compliance with management guidelines and objectives.
  • Use Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Perform emergency wildland firefighting on BLM lands.
  • All uplands Recreation Technicians will be required to work at the North Sand Hills Special Recreation Management Area during holiday weekends

Skills and Abilities: We are looking for individuals who are self-motivated and interested in natural resource recreation. Do you have (or are you willing to obtain) the following skills and abilities?

  •  
  • Ability to work in remote locations under a wide variety of weather conditions.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical exertion including, but not limited to, hiking, lifting, carrying, bending, digging, biking, walking and standing.
  • Ability to schedule and conduct routine maintenance and repairs of recreation sites and facilities. Experience with the proper and safe use of hand and power tools and some basic knowledge of simple carpentry and construction. (Training is available.)
  • Ability to operate 4-wheel drive vehicle and All Terrain Vehicles. Trailer towing experience preferred. (Training is available.)
  • Certification in basic First Aid and CPR. (Training is available.)
  • Good oral and written communication skills for contacts with the public and commercial outfitters to provide information concerning regulations and recreation opportunities, and to prepare reports and summaries.

Job Dates: From late April through late October (Eight week minimum required). This job will normally require 40 hours per week and days off will probably be Tuesday-Wednesday.

Work Environment:   Recreation Technicians will be working outside at high altitudes (9500 ft. elevation) and be exposed to a variety of weather conditions (temperatures 45 - 90+ degrees).

Living Conditions: A personal vehicle is required due to distance from town and for personal trips. Living quarters are available. Living quarters will be located in Kremmling, CO in new seasonal housing. 

Applications accepted between December 15 and March 1 on www.usajobs.gov

For additional information on these jobs contact Kremmling Web Mail (e-mail).

    Outdoor Recreation Planner
    BLM - Kremmling Field Office

    P.O. Box 68
    Kremmling, CO 80459
    Phone: (970) 724-3039

 

For students working toward Recreational degrees this is an excellent opportunity to learn about recreation on BLM Public Lands.


Recreation Aid/Recreation Technician (OHV)

*Paid or Volunteer Positions Available 

OHV Crew:

Work will be primarily within the North Sand Hills SRMA and North Park area.  Drive and hiking times can be lengthy depending on the area being worked in.  This position has a high level of visitor contacts by providing free OHV sound tests, providing information on the North Sand Hills and North Park area through and information booth, building protective fencing, installing signage and promoting responsible use.  A housing trailer can be provided to allow for overnight stays during the weekend, with an additional per diem funding provided to each employee for food and additional expenses for those days 

Work duties:

  • Perform monitoring, contacing visitors, providing infomration on the area and recreation opportunities, monitoring and documenting visitor use, documenting resource/facility damage and new route creation.
  • Perform maintenance of recreation sites and facilities (campsites, toilets, fences, tree removal, etc.) including cleanup, repairs and small project construction.
  • Perform trail maintenance and reconstruction. 
  • Perform informational and educational visitor contacts with the public.
  • Work with volunteers and other groups to complete tasks
  • Ensure compliance with Special Recreation Permit stipulations for commercial hunting outfitters
  • Perform maintenance and installation of signs, gates, and fences using power and hand tools.
  • Perform monitoring and maintenance of off-highway vehicle use areas (accessing BLM administered lands will include driving full size vehicles, towing trailers, riding All Terrain Vehicles and/or motorcycles and hiking) 
  • Conduct or assist in visitor studies to monitor use levels, preferences and conflicts.
  • Conduct patrols of wilderness study areas for monitoring use levels and compliance with management guidelines and objectives.
  • Use Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Perform emergency wildland firefighting on BLM lands.
  • All uplands Recreation Technicians will be required to work at the North Sand Hills Special Recreation Management Area during holiday weekends

Skills and Abilities: We are looking for individuals who are self-motivated and interested in natural resource recreation. Do you have (or are you willing to obtain) the following skills and abilities?

  •  
  • Ability to work in remote locations under a wide variety of weather conditions.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical exertion including, but not limited to, hiking, lifting, carrying, bending, digging, biking, walking and standing.
  • Ability to schedule and conduct routine maintenance and repairs of recreation sites and facilities. Experience with the proper and safe use of hand and power tools(including chainsaws) and some basic knowledge of simple carpentry and construction. (Training is available.)
  • Ability to operate 4-wheel drive vehicle and All Terrain Vehicles. Trailer towing experience preferred. (Training is available.)
  • Certification in basic First Aid and CPR. (Training is available.)
  • Good oral and written communication skills for contacts with the public and commercial outfitters to provide information concerning regulations and recreation opportunities, and to prepare reports and summaries.

Job Dates: From late April through late October (Eight week minimum required). This job will normally require 40 hours per week and days off will probably be Tuesday-Wednesday.

Work Environment:   Recreation Technicians will be working outside at high altitudes (9500 ft. elevation) and be exposed to a variety of weather conditions (temperatures 45 - 90+ degrees).

Living Conditions: A personal vehicle is required due to distance from town and for personal trips. Living quarters are available. Living quarters will be located in Kremmling, CO in new seasonal housing. 

Applications accepted between December 15 and March 1 on www.usajobs.gov

For additional information on these jobs contact Kremmling Web Mail (e-mail).

    Outdoor Recreation Planner
    BLM - Kremmling Field Office

    P.O. Box 68
    Kremmling, CO 80459
    Phone: (970) 724-3039

 

For students working toward Recreational degrees this is an excellent opportunity to learn about recreation on BLM Public Lands.