Campground Field Ranger

Expected Dates
September 7, 2020 to March 21, 2021
Site
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forest
Position ID
PO-00730698

The Developed Recreation Crew Member (1) 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 member 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 position requires a self-motivated and outgoing individual that is 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.
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This position is 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 crew’s service, this includes first aid, CPR and AED training, Forest Service training such as defensive driving and other technical training, as well as geology, ecology, cultural history, valuing people and place, and interpretation.
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 Colorado University, so educational goals are attainable locally.

Compensation amounts:

  • $650 - one time RT travel allowance
  • $160 - weekly living allowance
  • AmeriCorps eligible ($1,612 education award)
  • Housing 

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

*This position is dependent on confirmation of federal funds and the execution of an agreement

  • This position islocated 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 training 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 Colorado University.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Visitor Services and Site Operations
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Construction
some experience
Customer Service
some experience
Hand Tools
competent with supervision
Community Engagement
some experience
Volunteer Coordination
some experience