The Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism is hiring four research assistants to assist with several visitor use monitoring and management projects throughout southeastern Utah. Specific duties include conducting on-site surveys with outdoor recreationists at various outdoor recreation access points (trailheads, forest roads, lakes/reservoirs, boat ramps, etc.) throughout the Manti-LaSal National Forest as well as at state parks and state lands on the Colorado River. The data collected through the survey efforts will be used by the USDA National Forest Service, Utah State Parks, and the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands to track visitation patterns and trends, estimate visitors' economic impact, evaluate the condition of outdoor recreation settings and outdoor recreation infrastructure.
Specific duties include but are not limitied to: conducting on-site surveys with outdoor recreationists at various outdoor recreation access points (trailheads, forest roads, lakes/reservoirs, boat ramps, etc.) throughout the Manti-LaSal National Forest as well as at state parks and state lands on the Colorado River.
The bulk of work required is interacting with outdoor recreationists and conducting face-to-face interviews, sometimes as many as forty per day. These positions may require the research assistants to spend large amounts of time alone, sometimes in very remote areas in varying weather conditions. These positions may also require the research assistant to camp alone in remote areas for multiple days. Because of these factors, it is imperative that the research assistants be able to navigate through remote, unfamiliar, and sometimes rough areas, and be comfortable camping alone and spending multiple days in the field.
Applicants must be
2. very organized
4. great problem solvers
5. safety conscious
6. enjoy talking and interacting with people whom they are unfamiliar
Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Resumeto 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.**
This position requires moderate physical activity, including the handling of average weight objects up to 25 pounds and/or standing or walking more than four hours per day. Employees are exposed to unusual elements such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. The work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
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