Recreation Technician

Expected Dates
June 12, 2017 to September 11, 2017
Site
Shoshone National Forest
Position ID
PO-00723524

The Greybull District Recreation Technician Intern will serve on America’s first national forest, the Shoshone National Forest. The Shoshone National Forest was established in 1891 as a part of the Yellowstone Timberland Reserve. The forest is an integral part of the Greater Yellowstone Area which is centered in Yellowstone National Park. The Shoshone consists of 2.4 million acres of varied terrain ranging from sagebrush flats to rugged mountain peaks. Over half of the forest is designated wilderness. With Yellowstone National Park on its western border, the Shoshone encompasses an area from the Montana state line south to Lander, Wyoming, and includes portions of the Absaroka, Wind River, and Beartooth mountain ranges. The western boundary of the forest to south of Yellowstone is the crest of the Continental Divide. Elevations on the Shoshone range from 4,600 feet at the mouth of the spectacular Clarks Fork Canyon, to 13,804 feet on Gannett Peak, Wyoming’s highest point. Because of its location in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and the landscape the Forest is set on, Shoshone employees have a hand in managing phenomenal natural, cultural and recreational resources. The Shoshone is a National Forest where staff are able to see a herd of elk, a grizzly with cubs, petroglyphs, bighorn sheep, cold mountain streams with Yellowstone cutthroat trout, and breath-taking views of tens of thousands of acres from 10,000 feet and consider it all within a day’s work.
There are five Ranger Districts on the Shoshone National Forest over two zones: the Clarks Fork, Wapiti and Greybull Ranger Districts are consolidated into the North Zone which is headquartered in Cody, Wyoming, and the South Zone which has both the Wind River and Washakie Districts with offices located in both in Dubois and Lander, Wyoming.

This position will be located at the Timber Creek Ranger Station, which is situated on the Greybull District.  The Timber Creek Ranger Station is located about 28 miles west of Meeteetse, WY and 50 miles south of Cody, WY. The intern will contact visitors providing information about recreation regulations, opportunities, and current restrictions while providing information on resource management practices on the Shoshone National Forest. The intern will assure developed recreation areas are maintained in accordance with standards while constructing and rehabilitating the facilities as needed.
 Hundreds of people come through the Shoshone each day.  The intern will be expected to deliver general information on the local area, maps, campgrounds, etc.  The intern will work 5 days a weeks, with off days during mid-week. The intern may also be asked to work on various other projects with wildlife or recreation staff, as time and projects permit.

There are endless options for recreation.  Cody, WY, about 50 miles away, hosts the Cody Nite Rodeo during the summer, is home to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, has numerous restuarants, and the famous Cody Stampede and 4th of July Festival.  The surrounding mountains and wilderness provide exceptional opportunities for hiking, fly-fishing, horseback riding, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, and exploring all right out your back door, or within a short drive.
  • Timber Creek Ranger Station, located in the Greybull District, approximately 28 miles from Meeteetse, WY and 50 miles from Cody, WY.
  • Bear Safety and Orientation, First Aid/ CPR, Employee Orientation, On-the-job interpretation training, and more as the season progresses.
  • Recreation opportunities abound in this area. Hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking, horse back riding, rock climbing, etc. are all immediately accessible. Cody hosts the Cody Nite Rodeo, Buffalo Bill Musuem of the West, and many other opportunities.
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Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Camping
competent with supervision
Hand Tools
competent with supervision
Community Engagement
competent without supervision
Orienteering compass skills
some experience