Recreation Technician, Inyo National Forest – American Conservation Experience

Bishop, California


American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with Inyo National Forest, is seeking TWO Recreation Technicians to work alongside Forest Service Staff.

For more information about ACE, please visit this page.

Start Date: May 2023
Estimated End Date: September 2023
*a 20-week minimum commitment is required *

Location Details/Description: Inyo National Forest

Mammoth Ranger District, CA [1 member]

Mt. Whitney Ranger District, CA [1 member]

The Inyo National Forest is a large, complex forest, encompassing about two million acres in California and Nevada.  It contains several natural features of national and international interest. There are nine wilderness areas and six research natural areas, as well as the Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area, the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, and Mt. Whitney – the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States.  Diverse geologic features, combined with the elevational extremes and attendant wide range of climatic conditions, results in tremendous floristic diversity on the Forest, with vegetation communities ranging from desert scrub, sagebrush scrub, and pinyon woodland, to Jeffrey pine, lodgepole pine, and alpine habitats. Mammoth Lakes and Bishop are both premier locations for outdoor recreation in California. These opportunities include backpacking, fishing, hunting, hang gliding, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, cycling, mountain biking, photography, rock climbing, trail running, off-highway vehicle exploration, and horseback riding.

For more information about the Inyo National Forest, please click here.

Position Overview:

  • Performs minor maintenance of developed and dispersed recreation area facilities, including campgrounds and trailheads (cleans restrooms, cleans campsites, maintains fire-safe areas, paints picnic tables and bulletin boards, repairs signs).
  • Provides excellent customer service by answering questions and assisting visitors.
  • Performs patrols of the campgrounds, trailheads, OHV areas and dispersed sites to ensure they are well maintained and fix or report problems as they occur.
  • Coordinate campground needs with hosts
  • Work on projects with volunteers groups or other cooperators
  • Collects fees and may assist in the management of group reservations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Perform backcountry work, implementing resource projects
  • Join wilderness rangers for overnight trips in the wilderness, gaining knowledge and interacting with public
  • Develop and submit reporting on ways to enhance the recreational experience of our visitors
  • Join other staff for career and educational experiences pertaining to your field of interest

This individual placement is meant to facilitate professional development and promotes exposure to land management agencies and networking with professionals. This could include gaining experience in different conservation fields and shadowing different work groups.

Click here for more information and to apply.

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