Water Resources Monitoring - Conducts water monitoring at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, including monitoring as part the Lake Powell Beach Monitoring Program. Work involves collecting water samples and conducting bacterial analysis, operating standard laboratory equipment, using computers to manage data and to produce reports, managing laboratory records, and collecting water quality parameters in the field using portable equipment. Routine operation of motorboats is required following successful completion of the DOI Motorboat Operator Certification Course.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Duties may require strenuous outdoor work where incumbent may be subject to heat and inclement weather. Activities such as hiking, climbing, boating, and carrying equipment may be required. Incumbent must be in adequate health and physical condition for such activities. Other tasks may be sedentary.
WORK ENVIROMENT: Work is performed outdoors and indoors. Indoor work will generally be in an office or laboratory. Travel in watercraft and fixed-wind aircraft will be necessary on occasion.
AREA INFORMATION/HOUSING INFORMATION:
One position will be duty stationed in Page, AZ and one position will be duty stationed in Bullfrog, UT.
Page, AZ has a population of approximately 8000 year-round residents and 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 NP, Zion NP, Bryce NP, Arches NP, and Canyonlands NP, to name several. Page offers normal community amenities such as shopping, medical, and dental facilities, public library, schools K-12 and college courses available through the local Coconino Community College. The area enjoys typical high desert climate with temperatures ranging from 100+ during the summer, to mid-teens in the winter with low humidity and sunshine most days of the year. Elevation in Page is 4300 feet above sea level. Government housing is limited, but may be available. If you have an RV, spots may be available. Contact the Housing Officer, Candy Poulson at 928-608-6342 for additional housing information.
Bullfrog 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, urgent care clinic, and a K-12 school. Teacher/student ratio is one teacher per 2-5 students. Full service communities are in Blanding, Utah (90 miles) and Monticello, Utah (115 miles) which has dentists and a small hospital. 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. Bullfrog is an active outdoor community and social events are common. Government housing is limited, but may be available. Contact Housing Officer, Candy Poulson at 928-608-6342 for further information. If you have an RV, spots may be available. Depending on your service provider cell phone and internet service may be available, but due to the remote nature of this duty location it is likely that service would be spotty and should not be considered a guarantee.