See full posting at gsenm.org/jobs. Apply by emailing your resume and a cover letter addressed to Jonathan Paklaian to [email protected]
Dates: full-time/seasonal, running approximately from April 1, 2021 – November 30, 2021.
Compensation: $15–16 per hour

-Conduct retreatment and revegetation on public and private lands.
-Oversee and guide conservation corps crews in nonnative tree treatment, herbicide application, and techniques for safe backcountry living and working.
-Communicate with corps, agency, NGO, contactors, volunteer, and other staff involved in ERWP activities about conservation work, horsepacking, supply needs, schedules, communication expectations, and emergency response plans.
-Help with horsepacking operations by working directly with Field Supervisor on horsepack schedule, packing supplies, and other needs.
-Work with Field Supervisor to become familiar with annual work plan goals for retreatment, revegetation and monitoring. Be familiar with access routes, estimated time and supplies necessary to complete sections, and other project needs.
-Keep project equipment and supply storage sheds organized and clean while also ensuring supplies are stocked and available for use.
-Assist Field Supervisor with keeping project database up-to-date and accurate, and ensure mapping and data entry are complete.
-Ability to identify native trees and shrubs from non-native woody species and train staff and conservation corps members to also identify these species to avoid damaging non-target species while completing treatments using herbicide near waterways.
-Assist Field Supervisor in conducting Rapid Monitoring assessments including native and nonnative plant assessments, photo point documentation, and evaluation of restoration goals as outlined in the ERWP Monitoring & Maintenance Plan.
-Adhere to GSEP Vehicle Policies, drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle over rough and variable terrain, provide vehicle logs & monthly maintenance checks, service vehicles as needed, and respond to vehicle issues in timely manner.
-Communicate with Conservation Programs Manager and other GSEP staff about difficulties and accomplishments.
-Help foster a positive, helpful, open environment in the workplace including both office and backcountry settings.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Full Time


Willingness to work cooperatively in a mission-driven environment
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills
Experience backpacking, hiking, and navigating in remote wilderness areas
Ability to lift over 50 lbs. and carry a heavy pack over rough terrain for up to 10 miles
Have Wilderness First Aid training (or above), or ability to obtain this certification
-And more, see full list at gsenm.org/jobs

About Grand Staircase Escalante Partners

Grand Staircase Escalante Partners (GSEP) is the nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. This 1.88 million-acre national monument in Southern Utah is home to incredible biodiversity, important cultural and historical resources, and countless opportunities for scientific research. Due to the geographic remoteness and rugged character of this landscape, this region was the last area to be mapped in the contiguous United States and remains a frontier for exploration and discovery. The mission of Grand Staircase Escalante Partners is to honor the past and safeguard the future of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument through science, conservation, and education. We advocate for the strongest possible conservation management of the Monument.

GSEP is a core partner in the Escalante River Watershed Partnership (ERWP), which was formed in 2009 to help organize and complete watershed-wide restoration and other activities.

Application Instructions

Please email your resume and a cover letter addressed to Jonathan Paklaian to [email protected]

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