NVUM and Recreation Placement (PO-00733970)

The National Visitor Use Monitoring (NVUM) program has two concurrent goals. First, to produce estimates of the volume of recreation visitation to National Forests and Grasslands. Second, to produce descriptive information about that visitation, including activity participation, demographics, visit duration, measures of satisfaction, and trip spending connected to the visit. Interns will travel to various parts of the district to conduct these surveys. Safe driving and strong organizational skills are essential. On the work days that no surveys are scheduled the interns will do basic trail and campground maintenance, which may involve living and working out of backcountry camps for up to 10 days in inclement weather.

This position is located in the Seward Ranger District of the Chugach National Forest, based in Moose Pass, AK.

Compensation Amounts:

  • $1,115 – one time RT travel allowance
  • $600 – weekly living allowance ($15 per hour equivalent at 40 hours per week)
  • $325 – monthly housing allowance to pay for USFS bunkhouse costs ($1,625 total – you are expected to use this to budget for your USFS housing which you will pay the USFS for)

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes
*Please note this position is NOT eligible for an AmeriCorps education award

*For SCA's COVID-19 guidance, please refer to www.thesca.org/covid  

Position ID: PO-00733970

Expected Dates: May 15, 2023 - October 8, 2023

33599 Ranger Station Spur
Seward, AK 99664

Training Provided: Chainsaw operation; ATV operation; snowmobile operation; vehicle safe operation; boat passenger; bear behavior; bear spray; first aid/CPR/AED

Professional Development Opportunities:

These positions will be immersed with SRD staff and will receive training in Bear behavior/ safety and the use of bear spray; Aviation User Training, Defensive Driving, Chainsaw training and others.

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Backcountry/Trail work

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible

Driving Logistics: Not needed

Housing or Stipend Provided?
C.Partner will pay the SCA to provide housing allowance for the member.

Housing in the form of a bunkhouse will be available.  All rooms are double occupancy.  While dormitories may be co-ed, we generally put same sex roommates together.  Dorms include use of the kitchen, living room, bathroom and laundry facilities.

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association