Utah State University

Field Research Assistant-Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism

City Garfield County
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/20/2021 5:35 PM)
Requisition ID
2021-3275
# of Openings
3
Job Locations
US-UT-Panguitch
Category (Portal Searching)
Research (non-Faculty)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Non-Benefited
College
Quinney College of Natural Resourcs
Department
Environment & Society
Advertised Salary
$15.00 per hour

Overview

This temporary position (less than 3 months) will assist in collecting social science data for the National Park Service in the Escalante District of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

 

The Field Research Assistant-temporary research position will work for several weeks in late April through mid-May 2021. Field Research Assistants will spend most of the position duration camping in remote backcountry settings and on days off, will have opportunity to return to Escalante, UT where WiFi access and services are available.

 

Multiple positions available.

Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Conducting on-site
  • Face-to-face surveys of visitors at different access points into canyons. This data will be used to help managers of the area make decisions about visitor use.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must be motivated, organized, self-sufficient, safety-conscious, and enjoy interacting with the public. The bulk of the work is interacting and conducting face-to-face intercept surveys with visitors to the area, sometimes as many as forty per day.
  • This position requires the person to be in a wilderness setting. The person will likely spend large amounts of time alone in remote areas with varying weather conditions. Several days may go by without opportunity for resupply of water or food. The person must be comfortable camping alone and spending multiple days in the field.
  • Prior experience in wilderness-settings and backcountry travel 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

$15.00 per hour

ADA

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 50 pounds and be required to walk and/or stand for long periods of time.

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 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 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 114 undergraduate majors, 132 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.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or 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, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of EducationOffice of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

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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