The Recreation and Heritage Programs Resource Assistant will support both the recreation and heritage
programs on the Payette National Forest. The hired individual will be assigned, about half of their time, to projects that support and/or enhance public recreation and half of their time to projects that support the heritage program. Projects may include: condition surveys for recreation infrastructure; field survey, data collection, and writing draft design narratives for projects proposed for Great American Outdoors Act funding; database input and management; documenting accomplishments funded by REA funds; assisting District recreation and trails crews with maintenance and/or survey; assisting the Heritage staff with field work and documentation; updating and managing hard copy and electronic files.
Assignments for this intern during their entire experience include:
Database management, including:
o Using SUDS to maintain information on recreation special use permits.
o Entering Trail Condition and Assessment Survey (TRACS) data into NRM.
o Heritage NRM database training and management.
Review files to update GIS of permit areas for outfitter and guides.
Knowledge of recreation management preferred. Archaeology/historic architecture interest or
Basic GIS skills required.
NYC will provide RA a total stipend of $12,000, prorated monthly, along with health care coverage,
workers' compensation and FICA.
Travel and training funds of $5000 are available to the hired RA.
Upon verification of 960 hours of service, RA will be issued a Noncompetitive Hiring Authority and
Direct Hire Authority, which can be used to apply for vacancies.
Housing may be available.
About the Payette National Forest
The Payette National Forest contains some of Idaho’s most beautiful and diverse country. Located north of Boise in west-central Idaho, the 2.3-million-acre forest extends 100 miles west to east, from Hells Canyon to the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. The forest stretches 70 miles between the Main Salmon River to the north and the Weiser River to the south. There are five Ranger Districts, approximately 200 permanent employees, and over 150 temporary seasonal employees during the summer field season.
McCall, ID, USA