Recreation Technician (Canyoneering) – St George, UT

Position Type: Internship

Open until: 5/15/2017

Wage: $13.84 per hour

Location: St George, UT



The recreation program on the Pine Valley Ranger District has a demanding and high-paced workload. This position will involve working with Forest Service personnel and SUU faculty to inventory rock climbing and canyoneering activities on the district. The primary duties of this position will be collecting data on canyoneering and rock climbing resources; locate and catalog information on local canyoneering and rock climbing opportunities; and assist with developing outreach focused on canyoneering and rock climbing activities. Pleasant attitude and people skills are necessary for effective communication with the public. Incumbent must wear required proper protective safety equipment and participate in district safety and training meetings.

Additionally, other duties may be assigned as required by the recreation program.

The individual should also adjust physically, as the position will require hiking in strenuous conditions and negotiating steep, narrow canyon terrain. The incumbent will hold a valid driver’s license and be able to receive Forest Service training.

The work is physically demanding, primarily performed in forest and desert environments with temperatures reaching near 100 degrees and reaching elevations above 11,000 feet. Risks include snake or insect bites and stings, [add risks associated with canyoneering] interaction with the public and managing conflict. Operational shifts often consist of, but are not limited to, 10-hour days. [Weekend and holiday expectations] The duration of commitment for this position is from [starting date] to [opening date].

This position will require hard work, devotion, and a good attitude that will be rewarded with spectacular views, great recreation and valuable work experience.

Position Description

Recreation Technician (Climbing and Canyoneering)

The position is located on a Forest Service unit. Incumbent performs a variety of technical work to support the unit’s climbing and canyoneering recreation program.

Major Duties

  • Conducts resource assessment of canyoneering routes
  • Collects resource assessment data of canyoneering routes
  • Conducts assessment of rock climbing areas
  • Collects assessment data of rock climbing routes
  • Conducts information inventory for rock climbing and canyoneering activities on the Pine Valley Ranger District
  • Compiles information into database for Forest Service use.

Other Duties

  • Interacts with visitors participating in recreation activities on the Pine Valley Ranger District
  • Contacts visitors to provide information about recreation regulations, opportunities, and current restrictions
  • Provides information on area resource management practices.

Work Schedule

Flexible hours. 40 hours per week



Required Skills and Experience

  • Must have good organizational and time management skills
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Possess valid driver’s license
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office programs, data management, information gathering)
  • Must participate in required trainings
  • Prior canyoneering experience preferred
  • Risk management skills
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Prior rock climbing experience a plus
  • Prior experience with GPS data collection

Application Instructions:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the IIC Application on the right hand side. This will download a word document of the IIC Internship Application.
  3. Fill in the application (this can be done on your computer).
  4. Save application and email it to Nick Walendziak a in the subject line put IIC INTERNSHIP APPLICATION You can also print your application and bring it to Miranda Gubler at the IIC offices.

Submit IIC application, resume, transcripts, and statement of interest. Applications must be received by April 28, 2017

Contact Information:

  • Nick Walendziak
  • 435-668-3122
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