These seasonal positions are located within the Division of Science and Resource Management at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The incumbent assists other park staff with vegetation and wildlife stewardship activities, aquatic invasive species detection, and water quality monitoring. Wildlife related duties will include observing, monitoring, and recording a wide variety of basic data on habitat conditions, number, and distribution of wildlife species. Invasive plant management related duties will include mechanical, biological (monitoring), cultural, and chemical methods of control. Incumbent will apply approved herbicides using backpack sprayers, UTV-mounted sprayers, and/or truck-mounted sprayers. Native plant restoration duties will include collecting and processing native plant seeds, plant propagation, plant salvaging, potting, transplanting, preparing seedbeds, seeding, planting, mulching, and watering. Monitoring duties will include collection of qualitative and quantitative data related to wildlife, vegetation, and grazing management. Data management responsibilities include completing field data sheets, using computer programs such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access, operating global positioning system (GPS) equipment, and entering data into databases and/or park geographic information systems (GIS). Incumbents will operate manual transmission vehicles, portable pumps, line trimmers, tillers, chainsaws, hand tools, and may be required to tow and back 17'trailers. Incumbents must have a valid state driver's license. Employees may be required to obtain a Utah and/or Arizona pesticide applicators license within one month of entering into duty. Incumbents will be required to work weekends, overnight back-country camp, and travel to work on other resource management projects throughout the region. These positions are generally field based and involve performing labor intensive tasks for prolonged periods of time (10 or more hours daily) in front-country and back-country settings.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work requires physical exertion such as regular and recurring walking, hiking, or climbing over wet, rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; bending, crouching, stooping, lifting or reaching to observe, collect, or record field data. Heavy items (e.g. equipment and packs up to 50 pounds) must be lifted and carried on a routine basis.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is performed in an office and in the field. Field work involves regular and recurring exposure to extreme weather conditions and terrain, poisonous plants, biting insects and wild animals.
AREA INFORMATION: This Announcement may cover several locations within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
Page, Arizona (Wahweap) is located on the Arizona-Utah border, 135 miles north of Flagstaff, Arizona, the nearest larger community. Wahweap Sub-District is located seven miles from Page. Page looks out on beautiful Lake Powell which offers boating, associated water sports recreation and fishing. The surrounding land of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area offers beautiful red rock country for hiking and backcountry recreational activity. Page is centrally located to many other National Parks, such as the Grand Canyon, Zion, Arches and Canyonlands to name a few. Page offers normal community amenities such as shopping, medical and dental facilities, schools K-12 and college courses available through local Coconino Community College. The area enjoys typical high desert climate with temperatures ranging from 100 in summer to mid-teens in winter with low humidity and sunshine most days of the year. Elevation in Page is 4300 feet above sea level. http://www.pagelakepowelltourism.com/
Bullfrog, Utah is a small, remote, in-park community of approximately 300 residents during the summer and about 100 residents in the winter. Amenities include a marina, marina store and gas docks, seasonal lodge and restaurant, gas station/convenience store and garage, and urgent care clinic, and a K-12 school. Teacher/student ratio is 1 teacher per 2-5 students. Full service communities are in Blanding, Utah (90 miles) and Monticello, Utah (115 miles) which has a small hospital and dentists. Major services are available in Cortez, Durango, and Grand Junction, Colorado, or Page, Arizona, all 3 to 5 hours away via all-weather highways. The Bullfrog Sub-District encompasses beautiful red-rock canyon country. Bullfrog is the main access point to Lake Powell in the uplake District and visitation is heavy in the summer. Summer temperatures run to the low 100's and winter temperatures are in the 30's with sunshine most days of the year. Recreation runs the spectrum of outdoor activities with backpacking, canyoneering, skiing (water and snow), boating, whitewater sports, hunting and fishing all within a few hours' drive and some within walking distance of the housing area. This is an active outdoor community and social events are common. This position is required occupancy. For housing information contact Candace Poulson at 928-608-6342.
Hite, UT is a very small community in a scenic and remote area of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. It is part of the Halls Crossing District which is the largest district in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Hite is the area where the Colorado River meets Lake Powell. This is the take out point for river runners rafting Cataract Canyon. There are four year round residents in Hite, with a few seasonal employees during the summer months that work in law enforcement and for the concessionaire. There is a gas station and store, a launch ramp, a visitor center and fire cache, and a campground. K-12 grade school is in Hanksville, UT, 50 miles north on Highway 95. This position is a required occupancy position. The employee selected will live in very nice government housing with a fenced in backyard. The surrounding land of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area offers beautiful red rock country for hiking and backcountry recreational activity. Glen Canyon is centrally located to many other National Parks, such as the Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, and Mesa Verde to name a few. For housing information contact Candace Poulson at 928-608-6342.
Halls Crossing, Utah is a small, remote in-park community of 80 residents in the summer and about 30 in the winter. Amenities include a small convenience store, gas station, marina, housekeeping trailers and a ferry with connections to Bullfrog, 3 miles across the lake. Across the lake in Bullfrog there is a medical clinic, a seasonal lodge and restaurant and a K-12 school. Teacher/ student ratio is 1 teacher per 2-5 students. All school children are bussed/ boated across the bay to Bullfrog. Full service communities are in Blanding, Utah (90 miles) and Monticello, Utah (115 miles) which has a small hospital and dentist. Major services are available in Grand Junction, Cortez, Durango Colorado or Page Arizona; all are 3 to 5 hours away via all-weather highways. The Bullfrog district encompasses beautiful red-rock canyon country ranging in elevations from 4,000 to 8,000 and includes a large segment of Lake Powell and white water portions of the Colorado and San Juan Rivers. Summer temperatures run to the low 100s and winter temperatures are in the 30s with sunshine most days of the year. Recreation runs the spectrum of outdoor activities with backpacking, canyoneering, skiing (water and snow), boating, whitewater sports, hunting and fishing all within a few hours drive and some within walking distance if the housing area. This is an active outdoor community and social events are common. For housing information contact Candace Poulson at 928-608-6342.