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Posted: 05/13/2014

Great Basin Institute
Nevada Conservation Corps

The Great Basin Institute is an interdisciplinary field studies organization that promotes environmental research, education, and conservation throughout the West. The Institute advances ecological literacy and habitat restoration through educational outreach and direct service programs.

AmeriCorps Wilderness Management Trails Technician
Internship Opportunity
Wells`, NV
Open Until
Until Filled


  • The Great Basin Institute is recruiting two AmeriCorps Wilderness Management Trails Technicians to support the implementation of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests Travel Management Plan for the Mountain City, Jarbidge and Ruby Mountains ranger districts. These positions will focus on the management of off-highway vehicle routes in national forests in northeastern Nevada. Project-specific tasks include the installation of trailhead kiosks, interpretive signs and trail markers, performing general maintenance on trails, and recording the location of signs, markers and maintenance needs to inform future maintenance. Some field camping will be required. These technicians will receive first aid/CPR, ATV/UTV and other training from the US Forest Service.



  • $10,000 Living Allowance
  • $2,775 AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Housing Provided
  • Health Insurance


Timeline & Location: 

o   May 27 November 7, 2014

o   Wells, NV



o   Coursework in recreation/wilderness management, natural resources, or equivalent field experience;

o   Ability to read and navigate using topographic maps and a compass;

o   Experience implementing field data collection protocols accurately and completely;

o   Experience working with hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and data collection;

o   Knowledge of GIS software highly desirable but not required;

o   High level of fitness and ability to safely and effectively utilize hand tools such as shovels, Pulaskis and sledge hammers;

o   Comfort in speaking with the public; being an ambassador for managed recreation, the Forest Service and GBI;

o   Ability to work productively as part of a team;

o   Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, traverse uneven terrain, carry up to 25 pounds for up to 10 hours/day, and hike cross-country for extended distances (8-10 miles);

o   Possess clean, valid, state-issued drivers license with knowledge of or ability to learn how to safely operate a 4WD pickup truck on- and off-road; and

o   Knowledge and experience in operating off highway vehicles, which includes Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV), and All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV), desirable.

o   Successful applicant(s) must complete a federal Background Investigation (BI) or submit paperwork indicating an active and fully adjudicated BI has already been completed prior to beginning position.


o   Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) must be at lea

How to apply
Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to Genevieve Parker, GBI HR Associate, at gparker@thegreatbasininstitute.org. Please include where you found this position posted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please. This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or religion. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Genevieve Parker

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