The National Park Service is hiring a river ranger to work in a specialized position in their weeds management program on the Green River and Yampa River in Dinosaur National Monument. Click here to go the Park Ranger (Other) job announcement at USAJobs.gov. The application period closes January 20, 2012, which means this link won’t work after that date. This is a temporary, seasonal job not to exceed 1,039 hours of work in a year.
Duties of the position are primarily concerned with weed management on river corridors. These duties include working with the park botanist to identify priorities and implement the park’s weed management plan and coordinating with partner organizations to schedule and supervise volunteer weed management projects.
The sections of the Green River and Yampa River administered by Dinosaur National Monument are wilderness whitewater rivers with up to Class IV rapids. The river ranger aspects of the job include:
- Rigging, operating, and maintaining rafts and rafting equipment,
- Assisting with river rescues and emergency medical aid, and,
- Assisting Resource Management and Boating Program staff with research, projects, river campsite maintenance, and river logistics work as needed.