NVUM and Recreation Placement (PO-00734242)

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 conduct these surveys – often with another intern but occasionally alone. 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 Cordova Ranger District of the Chugach National Forest, based in Cordova, 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-00734242

Expected Dates: May 1, 2023 - September 24, 2023

612 2nd Stret
Cordova, AK 99574

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

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.

The USFS will work to identify suitable off-site housing for SCA members and will provide a housing allowance in addition to the weekly living allowance to subsidize these costs. .

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

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