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Seasonal Technician (Bear Lake/Logan area)

Seasonal Technician

Opening date: March 1, 2021
Closing date:  Open until filled
Salary: $14 to $16 per hour, DOE
Location: Logan / Bear Lake
Timeframe: May to September (flexible dates with possible extension).
Housing: Travel trailer & site at Bear Lake, assigned vehicle, and other equipment as needed

The Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands (FFSL) has a seasonal position available working with state-owned sovereign lands in the Bear River Area (primarily at Bear Lake, but also Bear River and the Great Salt Lake). This is a 40-hour per week position that will generally last from the beginning of May to early September (flexible) but may be extended later into the fall on a part-time basis.

Examples of Duties:
This position is responsible for a wide variety of duties related to the management of sovereign land resources at Bear Lake, Bear River, and the Great Salt Lake.  Examples include:

  • Collecting data regarding recreational use, vegetation, structures, and other attributes.
  • Assisting in the management of various noxious and invasive weed species.
  • Educating visitors about sovereign land resources and related rules/regulations.
  • Potential to assist with various projects – such as new parking areas, recreational access points, informational signage, outreach materials, or others – depending on skills/abilities.
  • Assistance in permitting process and documentation of activities or structures.
  • Additional duties may include collaboration with agency partners such as the Division of Wildlife, State Parks and Recreation, Rich County, etc.
  • Assisting with other FFSL program areas (Forestry, Fire, and Wildland Urban Interface).

Job Requirements/Desired Skills:

  • Driver’s license and availability to work most weekends and holidays during summer.
  • Ability to perform physical work in widely varying terrain and weather conditions (walking, sitting, standing, lifting, paddling, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently in a tourism/natural resources environment with limited direct supervision. Good people skills and the ability to listen to, inform, and work with the public in a non-confrontational manner are absolute necessity.
  • The ability to operate ATVs, UTVs, motorboats, and small watercraft are highly desirable – some training will be provided as needed.

Applications:
Interested applicants may apply by submitting a resume and/or cover letter to mattcoombs@utah.gov, or mailed to the following address:

Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands
Attn:  Matt Coombs
1780 N Research Park Way #104
North Logan, UT 84341