The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with National Park Service (Zion National Park), is recruiting 2 Interpretive Media Technicians to participate in park Interpretation, Education, and Visitor Services, Natural Resources, and Maintenance staff with multiple projects. During this six-month appointment, the Interpretive Media Technicians will support Zion National Park by mapping and inventory of interpretive media, all wayside and bulletin boards (NPS and partners) located throughout the park and within the gateway communities. This data collection is necessary for the Facility Management Software System (FMSS) in order to maintain these resources. In collaboration with the park maintenance staff and visual information specialist provide maintenance for waysides and bulletin boards. The technicians will support the National Park Service in providing data to properly update FMMS and inventory and map all of the interpretive media at Zion National Park.
The FMSS serves as a tracking tool that provides accountability for the Asset management Program (AMP). The technicians will additionally understand the mission of the National Park Service, and the role facilities roads and trails, GIS, and visual information plan in maintaining the visitor experience. This project will provide the technicians with hands-on experience supporting facilities and interpretive media (IM) projects at Zion National Park.
The Great Basin Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing environmental research, education, and service throughout the West. GBI’s Research Associate Program provides multidisciplinary capacity for professional support of diverse partnerships across western states while presenting emerging professionals with career-enhancing opportunities in natural/cultural/recreation resource management, ecological conservation, environmental stewardship, and related fields. The Technicians will gain exposure to policies and approaches for managing interpretive media on public lands.
• 26-week appointment beginning March 1st, 2022, to August 31, 2022 (or upon availability)
• Full time (minimum 40 hours/week)
• Weekend hours may be required
Zion National Park is a unique geological, natural, and cultural treasure in southwestern Utah. Opportunities for sightseeing, hiking, and camping abound. Humans have occupied this area for approximately 10,000 years and archaeological sites occur throughout the park. Work will be based out of park offices in Springdale, UT.
Compensation and Benefits:
• Total Living Allowance: up to $15,075.00 (Approximately $1,159.62 biweekly before taxes)
• Segal AmeriCorps Education Award: $3,172.50 (Upon successful completion, the award may be used for past, present or future educational expenses, including payment of qualifying federal student loans and Title IV accredited college tuition.)
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance available at no cost
• Paid leave and holid
• Bachelor’s degree in geography, outdoor recreation, geology, education or other related coursework and commensurate field experience, desired but not required;
• At least 6 months experience using GPS equipment in the field without assistance;
• At least 6 months experience processing GPS data using GIS software;
• Motivated, self-starter who is detail oriented and capable of working with little direct supervision to execute a work plan that involves backcountry travel;
• Problem solving
• 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 MSA.
• Flexibility to handle competing and changing priorities;
• Ability to communicate effectively with the public. Self-motivated with ability to maintain a positive attitude while working in a diverse team environment;
• Ability to work a variable schedule (including weekends) that may change with little notice;
• Ability to stand, walk, bend, lift and move heavy materials on a routine basis;
• Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments; this includes high heat, elevation changes, and abilit
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