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Special Uses Resource Assistant


Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

Tucson, Arizona

Tracking Code


Position Type


Coronado National Forest – Supervisor’s Office


Term of positions is 52 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk


300 W. Congress St., Tucson, Arizona 85701


$ 18.75/hour (pre-tax), plus $1000 monthly housing allowance (pre-tax) ($250 per week)

Start Date:

September 3, 2024

Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by at least six weeks prior to start date.

Position Title

Special Uses Resource Assistant


Position Details

Stewards Individual Placement Program (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 Coronado National Forest is seeking a Resource Assistant who would serve as a special uses permit administrator on the forest and complete both recreation and land special uses. The special uses program on the Coronado National Forest is centralized and run out of the supervisor’s office in Tucson and is currently comprised of three full-time positions. Due to the nature of this position, we are seeking highly organized individuals who exhibit strong communication skills, both written and oral, and are comfortable with administrative tasks in an office setting. Field time in this position would vary based on need and time of year. The selected individual would be expected to be able to fluidly shift tasks and priorities and be comfortable working on multiple projects at any given time.


Position Responsibilities will include:

·       Obtaining necessary training in Special Uses including introductory trainings, Cost Recovery and the Special Uses Database System (SUDS). Becoming familiar with programs such as Survey123 and ArcPro as it relates to making simple maps.

·       Administers a variety of special use authorizations (permits, term permits, leases and/or easements) for various activities including outfitter guides, recreation events, recreation residences, research, and linear rights-of-way.

·       Keeps special uses authorization holders, applicants, and concerned public informed of Forest Service regulations, restrictions, timeframes, and resources management practices in the area.

·       Processes special use authorization renewals, transfer of ownerships, terminations, revocations or suspensions as appropriate.

·       Manages data appropriately within the SUDS database.

·       Creates land use billings and cost recovery agreements as appropriate.

·       Works collaboratively with resource specialists and NEPA coordinators to keep Authorized Officers informed.

·       Conducts field inspections to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of a special use authorization.


Minimum Requirements:

·       Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by Conservation Legacy (over 21 years old or drivers license for at least three years).

·       Must be 18 years or older.

·       Must have High School Diploma/GED

·       Must have or be able to obtain a post-secondary degree by end of service (Associate’s or Higher)

  • Strong Organizational Skills


Preferred Qualifications:

·       ArcPro – Certification or experience

  • Some exposure to public lands evaluations



·       $1,000.00/month living allowance. (pre-tax, $250 per week)

·       $50/monthly commuting allowance. (pre-tax)

·       $4,750.00 Professional Development and Travel fund.

·       On-the-job training related to position responsibilities.

·       Eligible for Health Benefits after 60 days of employment


*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.


Application Questions: Please contact Roddy Cobb Jr. at for any questions.


Conservation Legacy is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, political affiliation, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during application or recruiting process, please send a request to the hiring manager.


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