Recreation Technician Federal Employment
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
Vacancy Announcement: BLM/ID-00-000
· Seasoned outdoor enthusiast with vast experience in outdoor recreation planning.
· Trained in Administration of the South Fork of Snake River Pilot Fee Demo Project.
· Proficient at Operation fo Watercraft, i.e., Drift Boats, Rafts, Jet Boats, and Canoes.
· Environmental Interpretation and Education Specialization.
· Excellent public relations skills.
· Outstanding communication skills—written and verbal.
· Knowledge of river safety, rescue techniques, and environmental awareness.
· Accustomed to working in all weather conditions.
· Specialize in environmental education and interpretation.
· Good working knowledge of Word, Excel, Internet, and Email.
· Work well independently and as a team member.
· Self-motivated, ambitious, dependable, hard working, and enjoy educating the public.
University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho. Master of Science Degree in Resource Recreation and Tourism. Graduated 1993. GPA: 3.6. Master’s Project Title: A Business Feasibility Study for an Outdoor Environmental Education Center in Southeastern Idaho.
Utah State University, Logan, Utah. Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Social Work. Graduated 1982. Graduated Cum Laude. GPA: 3.7.
Northwest College of Veterinary Technology, Seattle, Washington. Certificate of Veterinary Technology. 1978.
· Microsoft Excel, Beginning, Microserv Technologies, Idaho Falls, Idaho. December 2003.
· Special Recreation Use Permit Training, Boise, Idaho. December 2003.
· Motorboat Operators Certification Course, Orofino, Department of the Interior. July 2003.
· Partners-In-Education Workshop, Norfolk, Virginia. August 1997.
· Interpretive Programs and Canoe Safety Training, Twin Lakes State Park, Virginia; May 1997.
· Project WET Facilitator’s Workshop, Charlottesville, Virginia. February 1997.
· River Safety and Rescue Training, McCall, Idaho. May 1994.
· Earth Education Facilitator’s Workshop, Missoula, Montana. April 1992.
· Project WILD Workshop, Moscow, Idaho. March 1992.
Bureau of Land Management, 14 Holli Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho
2003 to Present
Recreation Technician, GS-6
Supervisor: Monte Zane, 208.000.0000. May contact.
Salary: $15.72/hour. 40 hours.
· Administered the pilot fee demo project which includes collecting fees, visitor education and provision of a BLM presence at the South Fork of the Snake River boat ramps.
· Educated visitors about the pilot fee project, designated camp areas, overnight camping permits, porta-pottie and bald eagle zone regulations.
· Developed working relationships with other agency personnel and the Outfitters and Guides, promotion and coordination of visitor education and regulation compliance.
· Provided public contact and visitor education including providing a BLM presence at the South Fork boat ramps.
· Participated in river patrol program to help educate river users.
· Monitored boat launch areas ensuring compliance with permit stipulations and river regulations; documented vehicle and boat license numbers of suspected illegal guides.
· Prepared end-of-season reports identifying suspected illegal guides.
· Assisted maintenance crews and hosts with Conant, Byington, and Kelly Island operations as well as with other undeveloped river sites.
· Assisted hosts as necessary with supplies and information.
· Collected fees from the ten Pilot Fee Project Sites located on the South Fork Snake River and from Kelly Island Campground as per established methods and schedules.
· Assisted the ORP with campsite monitoring, WSA surveillance, and reports.
Comprehensive Advocacy, Inc., 44 Diamond, Idaho Falls, Idaho
2002 to 2003
Supervisor: Sammy Wolf, 208.000.0000. May contact.
Salary: $25,775/year. 40 hours.
· Advocate on behalf of people with disabilities to protect and secure their human and civil rights.
· Read and interpreted laws, rules and regulations pertaining to people with disabilities.
· Conducted outreach and education to other agencies which serve people with disabilities.
· Performed investigations into abuse and neglect charges as well as death investigations at facilities.
· Helped identify problems, informed, referred and educated clients with disabilities.
Family Resource Center, 230 East 25th Street, Idaho Falls, Idaho
2002 to 2002
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist
Supervisor: Jose Martinez, 208.000.0000. May contact.
Salary: $18/hour. 40 hours.
· Assisted children with emotional and behavioral disorders and their families in regaining stability and balance.
· Assisted children in reducing stress caused by emotional difficulties and family dysfunction.
· Identified problems and issues then helped to solve these issues.
· Assisted children with their daily living skills.
Drifter’s of the South Fork, Swan Valley, Idaho
Supervisor: Don Cliffe, 208.000.0000. May contact.
Salary: $10,000. 40 hours.
· Shuttled guide’s vehicles and trailers to and from take-out and put-in points.
Natural Heritage Center at Idaho State University, 1651 Alvin Ricken Drive, Pocatello, Idaho
2000 to 2001
Exhibit Interpreter/Delivery Coordinator
Supervisor: Alan Barnes, 208.000.0000. May contact.
Salary: $12.75/hour. 20 hours (part time).
· Coordinated and scheduled the delivery of three traveling exhibits on natural science topics to venues throughout Idaho.
· Interpreted the message of the exhibits to guests of museums.
· Designed instructional guides for educators to use in classrooms.
· Assisted with the evaluation of the traveling exhibits.
Teton Basin Ranger District, 525 South Main Street, Driggs, Idaho
1999 to 2000
Grand Targhee Resort Naturalist, GS-05
Supervisor: Jackie Smith, 208.000.0000. May contact.
Salary: $11.44/hour. 40 hours.
· Led guided nature hikes and winter snowshoe tours for resort visitor groups.
· Planned and conducted presentations on natural history topics.
· Educated visitors regarding wilderness values.
· Performed wilderness patrol duties.
· Served as a cooperative agent in coordinating and planning activities with the forest service recreation officer and the Grand Targhee Resort Manager.
Teton Basin Ranger District, 525 South Main Street, Driggs, Idaho
Wilderness Ranger, GS-03
Supervisor: Mark Boge, 208.000.0000. May contact.
Salary: $9/hour. 20 hours (part time).
· Patrolled the Jedediah Smith Wilderness via solo day trips on foot.
· Initiated contact with the public to disperse information on wilderness rules.
· Informed wilderness users regarding minimum impact, wildlife safety guidelines, and protection of wilderness resources.
· Maintained trailhead signs, cleaned up dispersed campsites, gave written and verbal warnings, and informed visitors of the conditions of trails.
Family Safety Network, PO Box 302, Driggs, Idaho
Supervisor: Carol Martin, Board President, 208.000.0000. May contact.
Salary: $14/hour. 20 hours (part time).
· Wrote grants, organized fundraisers, and provided overall guidance for financial goals.
· Managed budgets; prepared quarterly and annual financial reports.
· Educated the community about domestic violence.
· Supervised and trained volunteer crisis advocates.
· Worked with local police, county commissioners, county officials, and other domestic violence crisis centers.
The Virginia Chapter of the Nature Conservancy & Division of Natural Heritage, 21 Governor Street, Richmond, Virginia
1996 to 1997
Senior Conservation Intern
Supervisor: Korene Roberts, 508.000.0000. May contact.
Salary: $12.05/hour. 40 hours.
· Recruited, supervised, and managed volunteers for a monitoring program.
· Created an environmental education activity guide for school teachers.
· Organized and led interpretive tours on the North Landing River Preserve.
· Generated interpretive brochures and signs for sections of the preserve.
· Recruited public school teachers to conduct pilot tests of the activity guide.
Joshua D. Smith & Associates, Arco, Idaho
1995 to 1996
Mental Health Social Worker
Supervisor: Arlene Pope, 208.000.0000. May contact.
Salary: $9/hour. 40 hours.
· Conducted psychotherapy sessions for chronically mentally ill clients in a day treatment center.
· Worked with the clients on a daily basis in social skill building, group therapy, and living skills development.
· Kept detailed records on client behavior; daily interaction between clients and staff.
· All clients were on Medicaid, necessitating detailed recordkeeping.
Teton Soil Conservation District & Idaho State Division of Environmental Quality, PO Box 87, Driggs, Idaho
Information and Education Specialist
Supervisor: Steve Jones. 208.000.0000. May contact.
Salary: $9/hour. 40 hours.
· Informed landowners about state water quality conservation incentive programs.
· Collected scientific data for an ongoing water quality research project.
· Served as a Student Proctor for the 1995 National Envirothon competition.
· Wrote and submitted articles for the local newspaper on water quality.
· Sampled water in rivers, creeks, and streams for a state-wide agricultural water quality research study on “streams-of-concern.”
· Used high tech water quality sample instruments to collect data.
Camp McDowell, Route 1, Box 330, Nauvoo, Alabama
Environmental Education Instructor
Supervisor: Mike Pillau, 205.000.0000. May contact.
Salary: $7.25/hour. 40 hours.
· Taught environmental education classes to fifth through eighth grade students in the outdoors, assisting with program support roles, and leading outdoor evening programs.
· Led guided night hikes, developed lesson plans, and organized and coordinated events and activities with staff.
· Conducted low and high ropes courses with students.