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Recreation Technician Resource Assistant


Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

Roosevelt, Arizona

Tracking Code

3616 - 984

Position Type


Tonto National Forest-Tonto Basin Ranger District Recreation


Term of position is 26 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk


Roosevelt AZ


$12.50/hour plus $1000/month living allowance

(Equivalent to $18.26/hour over a 40-hour work week)

Start Date:


Due Date:

Preference given to applications received by 9/16/2022

Title of Position

Recreation Technician Resource Assistant


Position Details

Stewards Individual Placements (Stewards) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health.


Stewards in partnership with Tonto Basin Ranger District of the Tonto National Forest will integrate with the current district recreation staffing to help improve the overall recreation experience of the public. The Resource Assistant will help to decrease the amount of deferred maintenance in some of these developed areas, as well as improve and increase the communication at some of the key recreation sites during the busy winter/spring season-promoting responsible recreation messaging.


Position Responsibilities will include:

  • Assist in general upkeep of Several Developed Recreation sites
    • Work with field supervisor and other Recreation Technicians to learn to regular responsibilities and areas to focus and patrol.
    • Drive to designated recreation sites on a regular basis and start learning the regular operations needed.
    • Identify ways to improve sites - document before, during and after photos.
  • Assist in annual and seasonal inspections of developed recreation sites
    • Work with field supervisor and other Recreation Technicians to learn the regular process of making seasonal inspections of developed recreation sites.
    • Assist another Rec tech in completing a few inspections.
    • Work independently to complete assigned inspections- document issues or concerns.
  • Assist in fee compliance and educating the public about FS rules and regulations
    • Work with field supervisor and other Recreation Technicians to learn the regular process of making public contacts in developed recreation sites.
    • Assist another Rec tech in making public contacts.
    • Work independently to make public contacts as knowledge of the area increases.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Enthusiasm for working in the outdoors and sharing with others.
  • Ability to get along well with others.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • Driver’s License and ability to pass MVR through Conservation Legacy (must be over 21 years old or have had license for 3 years)


 Preferred Qualifications:

  • People skills and an appreciation of outdoor recreation.
  • Past experience with recreation maintenance



  • Compensation Package:
    • $12.50/hour (pre-tax)
    • $1000/month housing allowance, paid out weekly at $230.77/week (pre-tax)
  • Other Benefits:
    • $50/monthly commuting reimbursement, requires documentation. (pre-tax)
    • $2750.00 Professional Development and Training fund.
    • Eligible for health care after 60 days.
    • USFS Direct Hire Authority after successful completion of 960 hours of RA service*
  • Training:
    • FS Recreation focused policy and directives regarding Management of Forest Service Recreation Sites
    • First Aid/CPR (applies to all work plan activities)
    • Orientation to local hazards (weather, terrain, bugs and plants) (applies to all work plan activities)
    • Developed Recreation site- How to build a good operation and maintenance plan
    • How to take your Operation and Maintenance Plan to the field
    • Restroom Cleaning operations
    • Recreation site cleaning operations
    • Hand tool usage


*The USFS Resource Assistant Program (RAP) is a rigorous, immersive, paid internship providing developmental and training opportunities for individuals interested in learning more about Forest Service careers. After completing a minimum of 960 hours of satisfactory work and an associate degree, RA’s may acquire a two-year certificate of noncompetitive hiring eligibility. The certificate enables participants to apply to internal merit announcements for qualifying permanent General Schedule FS positions as well as a Direct Hire Authority for FS Career positions.


How to Apply
Apply on-line at:  In addition to your resume, please submit a one page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.


For any questions, please contact Roddy Cobb at


Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

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