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Visitor Services Technician with the US Fish & Wildlife Service


  • The Great Basin Institute
  • 09/12/22
  • Gerlach, NV
  • 89412
  • Total Living Allowance: up to $7,820.00 (Approxima / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Description:
The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex), is recruiting 1 Visitor Services Technician to participate in supporting visitor services, education and outreach efforts at the refuge complex. The AmeriCorps member will create public education and outreach videos to highlight conservation work, natural and cultural resources, visitor opportunities, and the overall importance of the Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Primary Responsibilities:
Interviewing Refuge staff to learn about programs and resources;
Developing and editing short outreach videos, and posting these videos on the Refuge website;
Assisting Refuge staff with miscellaneous projects to gain a better understanding of Refuge programs;
Additional Responsibilities:
Developing longer educational videos for specific groups or target audiences;
Developing in-person education programs for local schools or other groups as COVID 19 safety guidance allows.

Timeline:
13 - week appointment beginning May 25th, 2022
Full time (40 hours/week)

Location:
The Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex includes Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge and Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge. Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge protects over 900 square miles of wildlife habitat in the northwestern corner of Nevada. It is home to large herds of pronghorn antelope, scattered bands of bighorn sheep and a rich assortment of other wildlife. Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge is an oasis in the desert located in Southeastern OR. The refuge was established in 1936 to provide range for remnant pronghorn herds. Refuge management has since been broadened to include conservation of all wildlife and native plant species characteristic of this high-desert habitat. This position will be based at Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge.

Compensation and Benefits:
Total Living Allowance: up to $7,820.00 (Approximately $1,203.08 biweekly before taxes)
Segal AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,678.57 (Upon successful completion, the award may be used for past, present or future educational expenses, including payment of qualifying federal student loans and Title IV accredited college tuition.)
Onsite housing provided at no cost
Medical, dental, and vision insurance available at no cost

Qualifications:
Technical requirements:
A bachelors degree or completed courses related to visitor services, recreation, environmental education or a related field;
Experience with video equipment;
Experience with video editing software programs;
Practical experience in environmental education, interpretation or outreach;
An interest and familiarity with conservation efforts, visitor services, cultural and natural resources management.
Additional requirements:
Strong oral and written communication skills;
Ability to effectively work with other team members such as refuge staff;
Comfortable living in shared housing;
Possess a valid, state-issued drivers license and clean driving record; and
Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards), (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.

As part of Great Basin Institutes Covid-19 Vaccination Policy, all employees are required to receive and provide proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccine prior to the first day of employment, unless a medical or religious exemption is submitted and approved. All employees covered by this policy are required to be fully vaccinated as a term and condition of employment at Great Basin Institute. Employees are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after completing primary vaccination with a COVID-19 vaccine, with, if applicable, at least the minimum recommended interval between doses.

To review a copy of GBIs COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, please visit our Field Updates page for more details. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please do not hesitate to contact one of our staff members.

How to Apply:
Please visit our employment web page to apply directly through our online portal:

https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/careers.aspx?rf=GESJPD&req=2022-ACI-015

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.


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