Utah State University

Hydrology Crew/Technician Corpsmember UCC/USFS

City Vernal
Posted Date 5 months ago(4/29/2020 4:49 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Full-Time
Job Classification
Student Affairs
Cntr for Civic Engagemnt & Svc-Lrn
Advertised Salary
$14.95 per hour


The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) in partnership with the Ashley National Forest is advertising for a Hydrology Crew/Technician Corpsmember. This position offers approximately 3 months (10 to 14 weeks) of full-time work experience beginning in early June 2020, dates negotiable. The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) is Utah's award-winning, and nationally-recognized statewide Conservation Corps headquartered in Logan, Utah at Utah State University's main campus. The UCC has been Utah's largest environmental AmeriCorps program since 2001, completing service work on public lands, in communities, and with various organizations throughout the state. UCC will recruit and hire the selected candidate providing personnel and Human Resources (HR) needs during the placement. https://ucc.usu.edu/ Up to 2 positions -The position(s)will be located out of Vernal, Utah.


Program Benefits:
$14.95/hour along with health care coverage (if needed), workers compensation, and FICA/Medicare.


A Hydrology Technician Corpsmember performs developmental assignments in support of the Soil, Air, and Water program on the Ashley National Forest.


Corpsmembers will gain experience assisting in spring/wetland inventory, stream/riparian surveys, soil inventory, water quality sampling, servicing air quality stations (NADP and ozone), collecting channel profiles using transit/survey equipment, road and trail inventory. A portion of time will be spent in support of ongoing stream and meadow restoration projects including installation of water bars, hardened stream crossings, willow plantings, and fencing. Performs other watershed duties as assigned.


This is a field-going position with a majority of time spent in a forest setting under a variety of weather conditions, sometimes traversing steep uneven terrain. Work will require wading in streams and wetland areas to collect field data. Field work will typically be conducted with a crew of two. Limited time working alone may be required. Access to work sites will be by four-wheel drive truck and backpacking. Some survey locations may involve a limited amount overnight camping. 




  • Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple projects.
  • Ability to adapt to changing conditions or work assignments.
  • Excellent interpersonal abilities.
  • Cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a diverse workforce in multicultural settings.
  • Team player who excels at building trusting relationships with customers and co-workers.
  • Productive worker with solid work ethic who exerts effort in successfully completing tasks.
  • Dependable, responsible contributor committed to excellence and success.
  • Self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision.
  • Willingness to learn new skills or techniques.

Position Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license and good driving record in order to drive government vehicle as required for position.
  • Must successfully pass a fingerprint criminal history background check.
  • Authorized to work in the United States. 
  • Regular and reliable attendance and dependability.
  • Strongly prefer experience in working outdoors.
  • Prefer experience in the field of watershed science (e.g. stream/lake/wetland surveys, soil inventory, water quality sampling, macroinvertebrate sampling). 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and computer skills (prefer experience in data entry, use of GIS ArcMap software and familiarity with Garmin and Trimble GPS equipment). 
  • An independent, self-motivated, creative, and resourceful individual able to work with diverse groups of people.
  • A cooperative manner and the ability to serve as part of a team, but the ability to work independently.
  • Work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to commit to a 10-week minimum term of service.
  • The ability to navigate by a map and operate a GPS device is essential.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:


1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$14.95 per hour


Outdoors, incumbents may not be protected from weather conditions and may be exposed to extreme heat and extreme cold. Additionally, indoor or outdoor work environments may include being confined or in narrow spaces for periods of time. The incumbent may also be exposed to loud noises or vibrations from equipment, and conditions that may affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation. Bending, crawling, and crouching may be required. Incumbents may be required to lift, push, and/or pull objects up to 30 pounds and be required to walk and/or stand for long periods of time. Must be able to hike up to 10 miles per day in rugged terrain carrying a 30 lb. backpack. 

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement. USU is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any of its programs and activities based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law (https://equity.usu.edu/non-discrimination).

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding USU’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266; Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, hilary.renshaw@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information on the notice of non-discrimination, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov.

Learn more at: https://equity.usu.edu/.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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