DNR seasonal jobs
Do you want a natural resources job that lasts for just a few months?
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Division of Parks & Recreation
Park ranger aide
The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation, has a seasonal position available at Kodachrome State Park in Cannonville, Utah. This position is seasonal, lasting up to seven months, and does not include benefits. This position will require working rotating shifts, weekends and holidays. There is no cell phone coverage at the park.
Examples of duties: The park ranger aide will assist in the operation of Kodachrome State Park. Duties will involve: staffing entrance stations; fee collections; retail sales; general buildings and grounds maintenance; customer service. This position will require both indoor and outdoor work, providing interpretive information on the state park and the surrounding area. Other duties and tasks as assigned.
Qualifications: Must be 18 years of age and have a valid Utah driver’s license at time of employment. Preference will be given to those with customer service experience or a background in retail sales. A background in natural resource management, parks and recreation management, or a related field is preferred, but not required. Applicant should be able to work assigned shifts on weekends, holidays and nights, as well as possess the ability to work in an outdoor environment with minimal direct supervision. Should be a self-starter, and have the ability to competently operate a computer and internet-based programs. Applicants selected for an interview will be required to pass a criminal background check and must provide a copy of their driving record.
Applications: Interested applicants may apply by submitting a seasonal employment application and list of references to:
The Department of Natural Resources is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation during the selection/interview process should contact the DNR Human Resource office and at 801-538-7210. TDD # 801-538-7458.
Crew Leader, Wildlife Tech II
Responsibilities: Serve as a field crew leader for the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) program and supervise a crew of 12 AIS Technicians. Assist AIS biologist with program; field work, data collection, trouble shooting of equipment, AIS information and outreach to recreational boaters and fisherman. Conduct boat inspection and decontamination when needed. Assist AIS biologist in other AIS projects: lake/reservoir plankton sampling for quagga/zebra mussel veligers, stream surveys, presence/absence surveys, SCUBA diving surveys at major waterbodies and Lake Powell, fish hatchery inspections. Assist other areas of the aquatics section with field projects: gillnetting, boat electrofishing, backpack stream electrofishing, fish spawning and egg take, creel surveys, fish transfers, fish removal.
Qualifications: Prior supervisory experience is recommended. Preference will be given to applicants with bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences, fisheries or closely related fields. Must be able to work a flexible schedule and work weekends/holidays. Individual must have excellent communication skills. Knowledge of boats, trailers, motors and their maintenance is a plus. PADI SCUBA certified is also a plus.
Wildlife Technician, Aquatic Invasive Species
Responsibilities: Public outreach and education pertaining to stopping the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS), specifically quagga/zebra mussels, decontaminating boats and equipment, conduct boat inspections, assisting AIS biologist and AIS crew leader in other AIS projects: lake/reservoir plankton sampling for quagga/zebra mussel veligers, stream surveys, presence/absence surveys, fish hatchery inspections, SCUBA diving surveys at major waterbodies. Assist other areas of the aquatics section with field projects: gillnetting, boat electrofishing, backpack stream electrofishing, creel surveys, water quality sampling, fish transfers, fish removal, fish spawning and egg take.
Qualifications: Must be able to work a flexible schedule and work weekends/holidays. Must be 18 years of age or older and possess a valid driver’s license. Preference will be given to applicants with or currently working towards completion of a degree in biological sciences, fisheries or closely related fields.