appointee will be a biologist assigned to duties involving threatened species
conservation, general wildlife, supervision of seasonal employees, volunteers,
and interns, budget, compliance, and general collateral duties. Work will be
conducted independently and will require the appointee to be self-directed and
motivated. Employee will be expected to work in a team atmosphere, be
responsible for creating a safe personal environment, and communicate with
staff in this and possibly other parks and agencies. Supervision of interns,
volunteers, and seasonal employees will be required.
- Oversight of threatened and endangered species and other
species of management concern.
- Preparation of project proposals for internal and external
- Serving as a technical specialist on park-wide planning
- Developing projects to protect wildlife and their habitat
in a complex resource environment throughout the park.
- Overseeing the following park programs and planning
initiatives: Utah prairie dog stewardship plan, the parks annual Utah prairie
dog day, the Bryce Canyon circle for the annual Audubon Christmas bird count,
and other environmental education and outreach opportunities.
- Working closely with staff from adjacent land management
agencies on projects of joint concern.
- Supervising term, seasonal, intern and volunteer staff.
Evaluations and Assessments and other wildlife-related input to projects to
assess the effects of projects on a variety of species, including threatened
and endangered, sensitive, management indicator species, and other species of
Applicants must possess skills in NEPA compliance, program
management, and administration of budgets, agreements/contracts, and personnel.
For additional job
and/or duty location information, please call Daniel Fagergren (435) 834-4760. For questions on the application process,
please call Lorraine Atencio-Curry at 303-969-2629.
Area Information: Bryce
Canyon is a national park in southwestern Utah. Named after the Mormon
Pioneer Ebenezer Bryce, Bryce Canyon became a national park in 1928. Bryce is
famous for its worldly unique geology, consisting of a series of
horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters carved from the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt
Plateau in southern Utah. In addition to
Bryce Canyon's hiking, camping, photography, horseback riding, and star-gazing,
recreation opportunities abound outside the park. Dixie National Forest and Grand Staircase
Escalante National Monument offer hiking, camping, mountain biking, and fishing
opportunities. In addition, six
National Park Service sites and three state parks are less than three hours
away from Bryce Canyon!
of the high altitude (7,000 - 9,000 foot elevations) summers are relatively
mild with daytime temperatures rarely surpassing 90 degrees. Nighttime temperatures are cool (upper 40's
to low 50's F). Afternoon thunderstorms
are common in July and August.
grocery stores, restaurants, service stations, a church and K-12 schools are
located in Tropic (10 miles away). The
nearest medical facilities are in Panguitch (28 miles). Cedar City (80 miles) has movie theaters,
clothing stores, full-service grocery stores, and department and home
Physical Demands: The position may require strenuous physical
activity including periods of standing, walking, climbing, long-distance hiking
and some backcountry camping may be required.
Some lifiting of heavy equipment may be required. Some activities will occur in physically
dangerous areas or settings and adherence to specific safety procedures for
backcountry hiking/travel/camping as well as other safety protocols is
required. Documentary research and
report writing work is sedentary, which entails the ability to concentrate and
write for long periods of time.
Work Environment: Duties require extended periods of outdoor
work and exposure to conditions including temperatures below freezing to in
excess of 90ºF. Assignments may be performed in potentially hazardous areas
including steep slopes and rocky terrain.
Housing: Park Housing may be available through a