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19 Jan 2018

Volunteering Volunteer Park Ranger

Bureau of Land Management – Posted by kleitzinger Silt, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Park Ranger Volunteers will….
-Work with both Recreation and Wilderness programs;
-Perform visitor patrols and make public contacts to inform visitors of regulations and answer questions;
-Monitor outfitters/ guides, and events; and assist with permit administration for the Special Recreation Program;
-Inspect and clean facilities/recreation sites and check for compliance with regulations pertaining to fees, parking, campfires, sanitation, safety and camping;
-Perform Wilderness Study Area monitoring and report-writing;
-Use tablets for GIS and data collection in the field; and
-Lead clean-up projects relating to illegal dump sites on BLM.

Education: Volunteer must possess a high school diploma or higher.

Experience: Volunteer must have good communication skills and be able to work effectively with a wide range of people and personalities, as well as work and drive unsupervised.

Work varies from sedentary office phases to field work requiring ability to operate a 4×4 vehicle (training will be provided).

Field work also involves hiking in remote areas for extended periods, carrying equipment such as a tablet, GPS units, cameras, etc, in a variety of weather conditions.

Begin by or before May 15, 2018. If still in school, may start after school ends.

Hours are flexible; work 10-40 hours/wk. Must work Monday – Friday (6 am – 6 pm).

Minimum commitment: 450 hours.

Volunteers will benefit from federal work experience, as well as a series of Department of the Interior trainings, such as 4×4 driving and permit administration.

Volunteers will receive additional training in Wilderness Study Area monitoring, use of GIS/GPS systems, Access database, and more!
No stipend or housing available.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to:

Kimberly Leitzinger,
Outdoor Recreation Planner
BLM-Colorado River Valley Field Office
2300 River Frontage Road
Silt, CO, 81652

kleitzinger@blm.gov

(970)-876-9075

Job Categories: Natural Resources. Job Types: Volunteering. Job Tags: sustainability. Salaries: Unpaid.

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