Campground Field Ranger

Expected Dates
May 13, 2019 to August 31, 2019
Site
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forest
Position ID
PO-00727869

The Developed Recreation Field Ranger will participate in a variety of activities in the Crested Butte/Gunnison area, which lies within the GMUG National Forests. The following are duties and activities that the intern will participate in:

  • Maintaining and cleaning developed campgrounds, toilets, trailheads and other recreation facilities
  • Making contact with the visiting public in busy areas and provide information.
  • Sharing conservation messages with our local communities at community events
  • Conveying information about recreation opportunities to our visitors
  • Leading participation in our volunteer programs and partner activities
  • Conducting educational patrols in dispersed recreation areas on motorized and non-motorized routes.
  • This positions require a self-motivated and outgoing individuals that are able to identify opportunities and build and maintain relationships.
  • Implementing the Gunnison Travel Management Plan by restoring non-system routes, installing and maintaining gates / signs, and educating visitors about travel restrictions.

Location Description: These positions are located in Gunnison, CO, and the duties encompass the entire Gunnison Ranger District, which encompasses over 1.3 million acres of the Central Rockies.

Training Provided: We have two weeks of in depth training at the beginning of the intern’s tour, this includes first aid, CPR and AED training, Forest Service trainings such as defensive driving and other technical training, as well as geology, ecology, cultural history, valuing people and place, and interpretation.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: The Gunnison/Crested Butte area offers an abundance of opportunities to recreate, including motorized and non-motorized opportunities, dryland and over-snow, running and still water. Gunnison is also home of Western State Colorado University, so educational goals are attainable locally.

  • These positions are located in Gunnison, CO, and the duties encompass the entire Gunnison Ranger District,
    which encompasses over 1.3 million acres of the Central Rockies.
  • We have two weeks of in depth training at the beginning of the intern’s tour, this includes first aid, CPR and
    AED training, Forest Service trainings such as defensive driving and other technical training, as well as
    interpretive training.
  • The Gunnison/Crested Butte area offers an abundance of opportunities to recreate, including motorized and
    non-motorized opportunities, dryland and over-snow, running and still water. Gunnison is also home of
    Western State Colorado University.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Visitor Services and Site Operations
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Education
some coursework or experience
Forestry
some coursework or experience
Earth Sciences
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Camping
some experience
Customer Service
some experience
Hand Tools
some experience
Volunteer Coordination
some experience
All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
some experience