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09-11-2006, 07:29 AM
From Gene King-
Perry? Little light on pay, but a fun job.

An internet search of 4-wheel drive clubs led me to your association. As a group dedicated to "Restoration. Conservation. Utilization." I hoped you might be able to help me spread the word about an excellent job opportunity working on what should become one of Nevada's premier OHV trail systems. The available job opening is in Ely, NV working with the BLM. A full position description has been cut and pasted into the body of this e-mail, as well as attached as a PDF. Thanks for your assistance.


Silver State OHV Trail Interpretation & Monitoring Specialist
BLM, Ely Field Office

The SST Interpretation & Monitoring Specialist will work with BLM Ely Outdoor Recreation Planners and the Silver State OHV Trail Project Lead to carry out assignments which involve motorized recreation on BLM lands, specifically by fostering proper use of public lands through outdoor education. Specific tasks of the position include:

creating a public education and interpretive plan for proper OHV use in Lincoln County, Nevada, which will include a regional sign plan and actions to minimize motorized recreation in the sensitive Clover Creek drainage;
teach Tread Lightly workshops in the Lincoln County school system; and
work in a team environment with internal and external partners to develop a volunteer based Trail Ranger Project for the Silver State Trail System for public information and long term monitoring of the projects.

Successful applicants will receive the following compensation:

Salary: $35,166 (GS 07 equivalent) annually
Health benefits

o October 2006 – June 2009

o Full time, 40 hours per week


Ely, NV


Bachelor’s degree in recreation planning, environmental studies, restoration ecology, environmental education or outreach, or related field;
minimum of 1 year field experience related to public outreach, recreation planning and/or wilderness interpretation with an interest in motorized recreation specifically.
Knowledge, skills and abilities in the principles of interpretation and public education are required to allow them to assist experienced BLM staff in developing proposed land management actions;
appreciation and understanding of motorized recreation opportunities;
ability to communicate effectively with a diverse public and to write effectively;
understanding of Outdoor Education principles and techniques, experience in teaching or educational programming; and
performing program research and design.

How to Apply:

Applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and three references to Chris Warner, Great Basin Institute Research Associate Coordinator at warnerc@unr.nevada.edu.

Chris Warner
Research Associate Coordinator
Great Basin Institute
University of Nevada, Reno
Mail Stop 099
Reno, NV 89557
Phone: 775-327-5121
Fax: 775-327-2307
E-mail: warnerc@unr.nevada.edu
Web: www.greatbasininstitute.org